Britain has suspended aid payments to Zambia over concerns of alleged fraud and corruption by the government of President Edgar Lungu who has faced graft allegations from within his own party.
Britain’s High Commissioner to Lusaka Fergus Cochrane-Dyet confirmed the suspension of funding in a tweet posted late on Monday.
“Correct that UK frozen all bilateral funding to Zambian government in light of potential concerns until audit results known,” Cochrane–Dyet wrote in a tweet. “UK Aid takes zero-tolerance approach to fraud and corruption.”
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