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People cited the Auditor general’s report would be made to pay back the Funds-Chasaya

Economy People cited the Auditor general's report would be made to pay...

Public Service Commission Chairperson Mr. Dickson Chasaya
Public Service Commission Chairperson Mr. Dickson Chasaya
Government says officers cited in the 2016 Auditor general’s report for misappropriation of funds would be made to pay back the Funds.

Public Service Commission Chairperson Mr. Dickson Chasaya says the funds will be recovered through deductions from personal emoluments of erring officers.
Mr Chasaya says deductions of emoluments was the workable solution due to legal challenges.

He has disclosed that government was keen to amend the law and regulations to ensure that culprits were made to pay back and were also immediately prosecuted.
He said public officers cited in the Auditors Generals report for misappropriation of public funds will be made to pay back.

Mr Chasaya however said the majority of cases highlighted in the report were as a result of negligence and procedural impropriety and were not cases of theft as was perceived.
He said government would deal with matters administratively by deducting funds from cited officers to recover such public funds.

He also said certain political commentators had taken advantage of the Auditor General’s report to embarrass government.

Mr. Chasaya said this when he addressed Diplomatic Staff at the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria.

Mr. Chasaya was in South Africa were he was attending a meeting with the Public Service Commission of South Africa organised by that country.

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19 COMMENTS

    • Chasaya should not be this excited over matters he little understands. the AG’S report is generated by pure amateurs excited with there newly acquired basic accounting and audit knowledge. His Execellency the President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu professionally advised that this report be subjected to further scruntiny which must be done.

      Most of the issue in the report are for 2013,2014,2015,2016 and they call it current report. The opposition shudnt get so excited over this report full of matters raised and rested long time ago. let a committee which shud include myself look at these issues matter by matter, coma by coma

  1. Some public officials just load alcohol on presidential jets and take pictures to send to Mr.Chasaya, who declare as negligence by State House.

    • Just imagine! Kaizer drinking on duty, taking a selfie with a married woman and sending the selfie to lungu,,,,zambian army should take serious note of this

  2. I definatly buy into your claims that certain political commentators are taking advantage of the Auditor general’s report to embarrass the gvt. If the report is true then the gvt should be embarrassed without doubt, because it is lacking terribly in this area. Now the gvt should salvage its reputation by in turn hold to embarrassment those that have brought its image into questionable integrity standing. This rampart corruption is expected only in countries with non functional gvts like Somali. Its shameful to read this about Zambia! Get down to work Ladies and Gentlemen , this is no laughing matter!!!!

  3. A Nigerian prophet has said hh will die before 2021 if he doesn’t repent and return to christ. He also said that even if he repented he stands no chance of winning 2021 elections .
    Don’t argue with me I also don’t believe in it but I know hh is a shetanist,

  4. They cant pay back. If the court which ruled that the ministers who stayed in office illegally should pay back the money, and the ministers have shown open defiance to the court, you expect other people to pay. How?

  5. “Mr Chasaya says deductions of emoluments was the workable solution due to legal challenges”
    You might as well legalise stealing of public funds…why does he seem to be addressing junior officers?

  6. I think Ba Chasaya needs his head examined.

    These are the people we have been saying are below par in the country… Zambia will never prosper with such inferior calibre.

  7. So long the ministers who stayed in office illegally pay back the money, I don’t see anyone pay back anything. Academic exercise indeed. Or maybe just to seen saying something as a Public Service Commission Chairperson. But sometimes just staying quiet makes more sense than saying something that is neither here nor there. How about November Civil Servant salaries – where are they?
    I think this man is a comedian! Trying to divert attention from real issues of salaries.
    Disaster

    • This is what happens when you have no serious leadership or absolute jokers for policy makers….as I am typing Lazy Lungu has pressing issues to attend to like packing suits, shirts, shoes and Rolex watches wondering which one he will wear on which day in the next 5 days he is away again!!

  8. So long the ministers who stayed in office illegally pay back the money, I don’t see anyone pay back anything. Academic exercise indeed. Or maybe just to be seen saying something as a Public Service Commission Chairperson. But sometimes just staying quiet makes more sense than saying something that is neither here nor there. How about November Civil Servant salaries – where are they?
    I think this man is a comedian! Trying to divert attention from real issues of salaries.
    Disaster

  9. Bad failure to account for public funds is tantamount to theft.

    They ought to be suspended, prosecuted in as much as we talk about recovery. Abuse of office should be handled as a case. Replace them, Zambia has more graduates able to abide to code of ethics.

  10. The Zambian intelligence / OP is the biggest culprit in wasteful, extravagant, reckless and unregulated expenditure of public funds.
    The OP must be brought to book.

  11. Why just deduct from their salaries? What is ambiguous about misappropriation? It’s one of two things. Either it is stealing, in which case prosecution is required, or, if as the man says it’s not theft, then it is incompetence, in which case retaining the same workers means the same could happen again. Why defend inefficiency?

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