About five cases of financial irregularities in Eastern Province cited in the 2015 Auditor General’s report have been listed for investigations by ACC, the Anti-Corruption Commission.
ACC Regional Manager, Raymond Banda has confirmed this to Breeze News.
Mr. Banda says that his office is now just waiting for a go ahead to launch the investigations.
Meanwhile the Civil Society for Poverty Reduction, CSPR, has written to the ACC and DEC, the Drug Enforcement Commission asking the two wings to investigate some reports cited in the 2015 Auditor General’s report.
The letters have been delivered by CSPR Advocacy and Communication Programme Officer, Maxson Nkhoma.
In the letter, Mr. Nkhoma cites the Auditor General’s report on the procurement of computers and ICT facilities by the DEBs offices of Nyimba and Petauke districts and the unretired accountable Imprest by Lundazi DCMO as some of the matters that need to be investigated.
Mr. Nkhoma notes that it is sad that such reports are appearing in the 2015 Auditor General’s report, against the background of an existing Memoranda of Understanding signed between the ACC, DEC and the Office of the Auditor General.
He says the 2015 report reveals serious gross financial irregularities from various departments and that such funds could have been used on other poverty reducing developmental projects.