The Young African Leaders Intiative YALI says there is need to bring to an end the indiscriminate abuse of public resources.
Commenting on the use of government receipts issued to toilet and car park users at UTH YALI governance advisor Isaac Mwanza said using a receipt that costs far more to people paying K1 and K2 was nothing less than abuse of public resources.
Mr Mwanza said the Ministry of Finance spends a lot of money to print the receipt books hence using these receipts books for toilet fee of K1 and car park at K2 is abusing government resources.
“The UTH and many public places are not helping our government to use the resources wisely. Government prints these receipt books at very huge cost. These receipt books are issued by the Ministry of Finance and National Planning to institutions and given to institutions for free but to find a place like UTH using these receipts books for toilet fee of K1 and car Park at K2 is abusing govt resources.
“Where is the office of the Auditor General to advise institutions against such use of these receipt books? Where is the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee?”He said.
He noted the need to find a cheaper way of collecting revenue such as toilet fees.
“Government should either reduce the size of this receipt book or allow UTH to print own smaller receipt books for certain type of revenue collection such as car park or toilet fees. I doubt the revenue they collect using these receipts go to control 99.”
Mr Mwanza has since said he will meet with relevant authorities so as to seek an explanation on the matter he has raised.
“I will be seeking audience with Minister Mutati or the Public Accounts Commmitee if no plausible explanation is given. You know abuse of resources start with these things we may think are small but I challenge the media to find out from Ministry of Finance how much these receipt books costs and the net turnover from them,” he said.