President Edgar Lungu arrive at Solwezi airport greets the Crowd that welcomed him
President Edgar Lungu arrive at Solwezi airport greets the Crowd that welcomed him

President Edgar Lungu says persons responsible for financial irregularities cited in the latest Auditor General’s report should be taken to task.

The President says he expects investigative agencies such as the Anti-Corruption to do their job in relation to the findings in the Auditor General Report on accounts for 2016.

President Lungu says those found wanting should be investigated and brought to book.

And President Lungu said he has sent the Auditor General’s report to Parliament.

He was speaking to journalists at City Airport in Lusaka shortly before departure for North Western Province on a two-day working visit.

The Auditor General’s Report on accounts for 2016 shows that misapplication of funds has increased from about 28-Million Kwacha in 2015 to about 1-hundred and 62- Million kwacha in 2016.

The report has further revealed that unaccounted for Revenue has increased from about 5-hundred Thousand Kwacha in 2015 to about 3 point 7-Million Kwacha in 2016.

The Auditor General’s report has also shown that unaccounted for funds has increased from about 1-hundred and 90 Thousand Kwacha in 2015 to about 3-hundred and 80 Thousand in 2016.

According to a statement issued to ZNBC News by Head Public Relations in the Office of the Auditor General, Ellen Chikale, unretired accountable imprest also increased from about 12- Million Kwacha in 2015 to over 17-Million Kwacha in 2016.

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34 COMMENTS

    • How we all want to be presidents, and yet we cannot preside! We want to lead, and yet we can’t be leaders.

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    • I sometimes feel for my friend Jonathan /Jameson lungu, being a president is too much….
      He used to be a happy person before he became president…… as a president he is restricted, he misses me, he misses those days we freely went drinking, now he is confused, frustrated,,, he is surrounded by people allover, he feels like he is in jail,, and worse UPND are threatening him with hardtalk… It’s not easy,.. I miss you too Eddie before you became Jonathan Jameson

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    • Increased bcz the culprits know we have a weak president who is a friend to corruption and hence believe nothing will happen to them

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    • That is why the whole system is broken, institutions like ACC and Police all waiting until instructed to act by ECL, and obviously, results will be conformed to what meets his needs. D.A.M.N !!!

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  1. SINCE WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN? You saying this YET YOU EXPECT THE ACC TO GET PERMISSION FROM YOU BEFORE THEY CAN INTERROGATE CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS!!

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  2. Lungu doesn’t expect action against fraudulent fire truck tenders because he’s getting a cut?

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  3. ERB- there are individuals that have remained as board members since Rupiah Banda’s regime and these individuals are known to have connived with suppliers and other players in the supply chain to fix fuel prices!
    FRA- We all know there is something wrong with the maize and soya floor price which was a complete distortion of the supply and demand situation on the ground! The corresponding drop in mealiemeal prices does not correlate with the drop in the price of maize to that of last year. Why is that and why are millers also exporting unprocessed maize?
    Contracts- The fire tenders, road works and other govt infrastructure programs continue to be hijacked by known crooks. Why are these thieves scott free?
    To cap it all off also the unjustified huge salaries, allowance and luxury SUVs…

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    • Third hungriest country??? A country that grow 3 times its annual demand for its staple food is hungry??? A country that can export chicken, beef, goats is hungry??? A country that doesn’t import vegetables, soya, wheat, sweet potato; Fruits like pineapple, watermelon, guava, is now growing bananas, a country that has just increased its fish production is hungry?? SO THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE THE THIRD HUNGRIEST???

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    • Sorry, 10th, not 3rd. Zambia:
      47.4% of the population are under nourished
      Numerous challenges burden the country, including high rates of malnutrition, poverty, food insecurity, HIV and AIDS and malaria. While Zambia has reduced the rate of extreme poverty from 58 percent (1991) to 42.7 percent (2010), extreme poverty continues to be much higher in rural areas (57 percent) compared to urban areas (13 percent ). Zambia’s food security challenges are worsened by a high dependence on rain-fed agriculture and the absence of market incentives to encourage a fundamental shift from subsistence farming.

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    • @Imute wa Kalilo,
      No need to even correct your stats, Zambia is 3rd (sometimes quoted 5th), and this is nothing to be proud of. Check out the typical PF Cadre, who only talks about PF…PF, and anything outside is to him Imperialism. Focused on conspiracy theories, but missing out on crucial matters and on how the World views our country. Let him count how many beef, goats, quavas, whatever, but that is NOT the perception of the world on Zambia. These are reports available from international organizations, and if the PF government felt it was not being rated fairly, WHY do they not refute those numbers. WAKE UP to REALITY bane.
      Indeed very sad.

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  4. I sometimes feel for my friend Jonathan /Jameson lungu, being a president is too much….
    He used to be a happy person before he became president…… as a president he is restricted, he misses me, he misses those days we freely went drinking, now he is confused, frustrated,,, he is surrounded by people allover, he feels like he is in jail,, and worse UPND are threatening him with hardtalk… It’s not easy,.. I miss you too Eddie before you became Jonathan Jameson

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    • Ndobo please be courteous to elders and leaders especially HE ECL. How do you win us in 6.5 provinces to your UPEND if you make fun of our great leader.

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  5. Lungu reminds me of Trump who wants immigrants admitted on merit when he himself lacks merit to be in the White House.

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  6. This is very good. We are anxiously waiting for the ACC to start making arrests and prosecutions now that the Commander-in-chief has issued orders

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  7. Under5s as usual they don’t understand how the system operates. The president is not the arresting officer otherwise he would be a good example of a dictator

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    • Oval, it is sad mwandi. These upnd fanatics don’t even realise the power they yield with their numbers in parliament!! When you have an opposition that spends all it’s time raising false accusatory matters they can’t prove, how do you expect democracy to improve???

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  8. Your excellence ECL, Auditor General is infuriated with UPEND cadres who want to discredit your hard working and accountable government for the sake of political expediency. Please appoint an independent audit firm to vouch the AG report findings to ensure quality assurance. Don’t succumb to the pressure from UPEND to take action on those findings. Even ACC will clear everyone cited in the report. Maybe a few coins may not have been retired. We all misplace or lose receipts. Elo bushe ni ndalama za nyinawawo?

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  9. From comments coming from most postings on this topic its clear that most of those insulting the president just hate him purely because their preferred candidate did not win the elections. To educate ourselves , please let us understand that a country is developed by people. Not even HH can manage to be in all government ministries to control fraud. I thought those who want HH to be president feel theres no much fight against corruption. Now its surprising that instead of supporting a good effort its insults they’re responding with. A sincere person will say; Thats good Mr President but extend the same to fire trucks, fertilisers, road contracts procurement. Thats what is called being objective and patriotic. Truthfully speaking this is a right step by ECL.

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  10. Unless A.C.C, starts with you Chakolwa, it should be disbanded asap, for being a useless Cash Cow for the Corrupt few, & Cadres.

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  11. The ACC has never impressed me all along. Starting from the Chiluba Government to date. They have tried to show their mighty when it comes to deal with CHAMBA guys in Chibolya but not the big time guys who steal large sums of Kwacha. Look at how much time to invest the money was given to one ministry official who stole so much only to be given a teaspoon full of punishment. No wonder the white collar crimes are done with impunity knowingly the case is bailable and shall take many years to be concluded and at the end be “pardoned” by getting light sentence.

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  12. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Our Chichakolwa president knows he lives in a glass house and must, therefore, not throw stones. Let that be the job of the ACC, not himself.

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  13. People implicated in maizegate, fire tenders and dodgey award of road contracts should not go scot free either! WE can not afford to be selective in the fight against mismanagement of government resources and corruption. No sacred cows bwana president!

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  14. 42 FOR 42 MINISTRY IS THE ONE LEADING ON UN REPORTED IMPREST, THEN STATEHOUSE PARTIES , POLICE BRIBES , EISH

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  15. Please publish the names of the culprits and the amount we dont trust ACCA we want to know who stole and take action mob Justice

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  16. Some of the references are baseless ,so any change of govmnt we shud also change all managers in grz instns it does not work that way lets differentiate civil servants and politicians though this same civil servants are the most corrupt creatures ,now in zambia with our ignorance minds wen we hear of corruption all we think is the current political part in grz ,lets change and understand issues from kk till today this has been happening and we dont have to stop talking about it more the responsible ministries shud do its work as the president put it right no debate thats wat they are payed for.

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