Minister confirms theft of K19m from education ministry

Minister confirms theft of K19m from education ministry

About K19.5 million meant for various educational programmes has been embezzled at the Ministry of General Education, Parlianent has heard.

Acting Minister of General Education Vincent Mwale has also confirmed that the Department for International Development has suspended funding to the Ministry to pave way for investigations and clean up of the system before funding can resume.

Mwale also confirmed that 80 officers involved in the embezzlement of the funds have been suspended. The Watchdog reported this two weeks ago.

Responding to a question from Chinsali Member of Parliament Kalalwe Mukosa during the question and answer session, Mwale said the misuse of funds has had a negative impact on the provision of education in the country.

“The misuse of funds Mr. Speaker has affected the provision of education in the country but i cant exactly point out for now which areas have been impacted”. He added.

Mwale said among those suspended are internal auditors and government will ensure that the embezzled money is recovered.

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    What has this got to do with the Presidency?

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    sipinya sa ng'aka 7 days ago

    Kapoko all over again same formula. But I hear the funds were not embezzled but just misapplied. Recover? I wish them luck.

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    tasman 7 days ago

    Do we have a president in this country?

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    muntungwa 7 days ago

    This government has no capacity to recover the money. They have failed in the past, so what has changed now???