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.