Auditor general’s report for 2009 out, shows plunder

The Auditor General’s report for the year 2009 has revealed glaring irregularities in various parastatals.

Irregularities that have been cited include unretired imprest amounting to 1 point 4 Billion Kwacha, 14 Billion Kwacha in unsupported payments and irregular payments totalling 4 Billion Kwacha.

Parastal bodies that have been found wanting include ZESCO, the Road Transport and Safety Agency -RTSA- and the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission -CEEC.

Others in the report include ZSIC, Judiciary headquarters, the State Lotteries Board and NATSAVE.

Other irregularities pertain to fuel amounting to 2 billion Kwacha.

The report also sites 1 Billion Kwacha which is unaccounted for and 10- Billion Kwacha of irregular procurements.

This is according to a statement released to ZNBC news on Thursday by Ellen Chikale the spokesperson in the office of the Auditor General.

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