CSPR reports the Bursaries Committee to ACC over K94 million

The Bursaries Committee has been reported to the Anti-Corruption Commission ACC by CSPR, the Civil Society for Poverty Reduction.
This follows revelations from the 2014 Auditor General’s report that huge sums of money meant for the payment of students, who are on government bursary has been misappropriated.
CSPR Advocacy and Communications Progromme Officer, Maxson Nkhoma, says that upon studying the report, his organization is of the view that the Law enforcement agencies move in and probe the committee.
He says this will help ascertain if there was any wrong doing by the committee or any of its members in relation to the issues raised in the auditor general’s report.
Mr. Nkhoma says that it is saddening that the bursaries committee has been failing to account for huge sums of money meant for students Bursaries at a time when the country has been faced with challenges of increasing access to higher education for most vulnerable citizens due to lack of financial support.
He says CSPR is confident that ACC will investigate the allegations within the shortest possible period of time and inform members of the general public on the outcomes of the investigations.
In the letter to ACC by CSPR executive director Patrick Nshindano, which has also been available to Breeze FM, the bursaries committee is said to have failed to avail to auditors details of students purported to have received the funds amounting to over 94 million Kwacha.

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