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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

There is need to restore sanity in the utilization of public resources-President Lungu

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President Lungu during the swearing in ceremony of Deputy Auditor General in the office of the Auditor General, Francis Mbewe and Public Policy Specialist –Policy Analysis and Co-ordination Division at State House
President Lungu during the swearing in ceremony of Deputy Auditor General in the office of the Auditor General, Francis Mbewe and Public Policy Specialist –Policy Analysis and Co-ordination Division at State House

President Edgar Lungu says there is a need to restore sanity in the utilization of public resources in the country.

The Head of State expressed concern at the huge financial resources that are either being misapplied or misappropriated in the public sector.

The President said this during the swearing-in ceremony of Deputy Auditor General in the office of the Auditor General, Francis Mbewe and Public Policy Specialist –Policy Analysis and Co-ordination Division at State House yesterday.

President Lungu urged newly appointed Deputy Auditor-General Francis Mbewe to apply his audit skills and resolve the numerous audit queries that constantly appear in the Auditor General’s report.

“I am concerned that huge financial resources are either being misapplied or misappropriated in the public sector. We need to restore sanity in the utilization of public resources and your office is key in finding a lasting solution to the matter.

He explained that the Mr Mbewe’s appointment is on merit, and expressed confidence that his promotion will effectively contribute to the financial and public supervision of the public service.

And the Head of State urged Public Policy Specialist Kambaila Munkoni to understand the global trends happening in this competitive world, in order to ensure that the best practices are adapted at local level for the benefit of the Zambian people.

President Lungu however, called on both newly appointed officers to take their work seriously and deliver according to the expectations of the Zambian people.

And speaking to journalists after the ceremony, Deputy Auditor General Francis Mbewe pledged his support to the Auditor General, promising to work as a team, in order to reduce on audit queries.

Mr Mbewe also explained that his office will warrant the enforcement of the Public Finance of 2018, to ensure a reduction in the audit queries.

He also stated that his office will further strive to improve the audit coverage of local authorities from the current 40 percent to a 100 percent coverage of councils as they offer service delivery to the people.

He added that there will be a heightened audit of money as well as performance audit to ensure that government programs impact citizens.

“We will also continue collaborating with other oversight institutions such as the Anti-Corruption Commission, Drug Enforcement Commission among others to ensure discipline in the expenditure of the public service.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. The man has reduced himself to a joke,is it not recently he was saying “mfwiti,mfwiti”.Just prepare to leave State House for serious people and pray you wont spend the rest of your life regretting….

  2. Sanity has to start with himself then his corrupt minions from PF. What a joke of a president or leader. He should be jailed after 2021

    • You have forgotten that you are the champion of the looters. You stated that “ Unomba mwibala alya Mwibala”

      Now you want to look like you are in charge when all you have presided over has pillage and looting of the country’s resources.

  3. Easterner,northerners kwapwa
    We are in trouble
    And some fool is walking from lusaka to Livingstone saying the opposition is dividing the country on tribal lines.

  4. Easterner,northerners kwapwa
    We are in trouble
    And some fcuk is walking from lusaka to Livingstone as a protest saying the opposition is dividing the country on tribal lines.

  5. This is embarrassing to say the least, someone wrote thst gibberish for him. It sounds strange to him that he can make such a statement. Trying do hard to sound relevant with the mukula scandal hovering around his head, yaba.

  6. Please first sanitize the issue surrounding illegal stay in office by your ministers! That gobbled lots of public funds.

  7. is this really coming from H.E? there should be mistake somewhere. did he really say that?
    ” do what i say but don’t do what i do”

  8. This Gonzo J0na talks through his back2!de.
    Says the Gonzo who sent his wife @ a cost of over U$D 1million, to go to a U.S scrapyard, & bring back scrap metal worth U$D 2.000.00c
    Everyday NEW SCANDAL, SAME USELESS J0N4 CHAK0K’Z.
    Everyday flying aimlessly with his @rs0nist “advisor” & drug peddlers like V.al.d.e.n, misusing resources.
    How many Government vehicles has Chief @rs0nist [email protected]!zer written off, while you [email protected] is ndwii??
    I now agree with blogger Jonny, J0na is officially THE WORST PRESIDENT ON THIS PLANET!

  9. Th!s G0nzo [email protected] [email protected] talks through his [email protected]!de!
    Says the G0nzo who sent his w!fe @ a cost of over U$D 1 Million, to visit a U.S [email protected], & bring back [email protected] metal costing 2 grand U$D.
    Ev3ryday N3W [email protected], [email protected] US3LESS [email protected]
    Ev3ryday flying aiml3ssly, with his @rs0n!st @dvis0r K4izar & Narc0 peddlers [email protected] in tow misusing meagre taxpayers resources.
    How many State vehicles has [email protected]!zar written off, whilst drunk3n J0n4 is ndwii??
    I now agree with bl0gg3r J0nny, J0N4 CH4K0KZ IS THE W0RST PR3SIDENT ON THE PLANET.

  10. Thank you for admitting that there is NO sanity in your administration.
    1. FIC report mfwiti mfwiti mfwiti
    2. $42m for 42 fire tenders, Ndwiiii
    3. Auditor generals report, No reaction.
    4. Mukula, No reaction 5. Ambulances, No reaction.
    6. Ministers illegal stay in office and salaries and now Zambia’s Economy is in shambles.
    You don’t mean what you say, Be serious for once.

  11. FIC gives you visibility on issues and you are busy on airport tarmacs saying mfwiti mfwiti, so what do you want?

  12. Just good at reading speeches please go and read Auditor General Reports for the past 6 years and see how figures have quadrupled

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