The latest Auditor General’s report has revealed that about K28 billion was misapplied on unrelated activities such as fuel, stationery, workshops and seminars, and payment of housing allowances.
The report further reveals that another K5.4 billion meant for repatriation of health workers was unaccounted for in that, although the amount was reflected in financial statement, there were no expenditure records provided for audit scrutiny.
According to the Auditor General’s report for the Financial year ended December 31, 2006 which is due to be presented to Parliament and obtained by ZANIS in Lusaka today, imprest totalling K4, 411, 793, 224 involving 150 transactions issued to 82 officers during the period March to December, 2006 had not been retired as of October, 2007, contrary to Financial Regulation No. 96(1).
The report further reveals that K1, 838,731,252 meant for drugs was unaccounted for from March to December, 2006 as there were no receipts and disposal details in respect of drugs purchased.
Over-payment amounting to K142, 968,000 was made in an unexplained circumstances