Government has recalled some diplomats following revelations of financial irregularities in the 2015 Auditor General’s report.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harry Kalaba says his Ministry has also cautioned mission staff against flouting financial regulations saying government will not hesitate to instill discipline.
Mr. Kalaba says the ministry will adhere to the directive by President Edgar Lungu to ensure austerity measures are implemented to cut down on government expenditure and curb financial irregularities.
He told ZNBC News in Lusaka that the ministry has also recalled 38 accountants from various missions for failing to adhere to the financial rules and regulations for missions abroad.
And Mr. Kalaba says Government will soon embark on constructing and rehabilitating infrastructure for missions in order to save money spent on rentals.
He says two teams have already been sent abroad to carry out feasibility studies on the project.