Mnangagwa Govt Blocks Ministers, Chiefs Blowing Up $219 million On Expensive Cars & Furniture

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has blocked the blowing up of over $219 million on expensive cars by ministers, chiefs and MPs.

This was announced yesterday by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Chinamasa said that Government also turned down a request for furniture by Government Ministries and Departments which would have amounted to over $50 million, part of the total $219 million.

“As the country strives to mobilise funding for critical projects and programmes, it is imperative that we deploy the resources to priority areas that address the needs of the country in a cost effective manner,” said Chinamasa.

He continued saying, “Treasury is in receipt of requests for procurement of utility and conditions of service vehicles amounting to $169 million broken down as follows: Parliamentary vehicles, $21 million; chiefs’ vehicles, $14 million, Independent Commissions, $9 million; Civil service members, including Ministers, $93 million; and utility vehicles, $32 million.

“Furthermore, requests for procurement of furniture for Government Ministries and Departments amount to over $50 million. Clearly, the fiscus cannot sustain the above demands, if we are to achieve the objectives towards a ‘New Economic Order’. Hence, the 2018 Budget took account of value for money and affordability as guiding principles in the allocation of resources, and is unable to provide for the above vehicle requests.” – state media

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  • Grace Marufu

    Tangai neku hospital please

  • TJINGABABILI

    POSH CARS NATURALLY EXCITE THE AFRICAN LEADERS!!! ED, SHOW THEM YOU MEAN SERIOUS BUSINESS! THAT OLD MAN HAD A BIG EGO DRIVEN BY A VERY GREEDY BUSHY GIRL!

  • Copsolja

    Very good those expensive cars are destroying country

  • gweja

    He visited parerenyatwa unannounced a week or so ago. Mukadzi wacho did the same on Monday, so vari minzira

  • wilbert

    The more Chinamasa cuts into the patronage system the more the national economy will recover but he must know that these are the men and women who have help the regime rig elections to stay in power.

    Interesting that President Mnangagwa is cutting the benefits of civil servants which are nothing compared to the billions a select few are looting in Marange!

  • muverengi wenhau

    before we celebrate we need to know what furniture and utility vehicles are being declined here, pamwe ma ambulances and critical furniture in some departments

  • Muhard

    Seriously, Only in Africa. In the USA if a senator, or congressman wants to drive a benz they need to use their earnings to make it happen, they dont get to have tax payers fund a lifestyle.