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Minister Raphael Nakacinda dissolves Western Water Board Company due to irregularities

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Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Minister Raphael Nakacinda has dissolved the Western Water and Sanitation Company Board.

The dissolution of the Board is with immediate effect following a number of irregularities noted by the regulator National Water Supply and Sanitation Council (NWASCO).

Mr Nakacinda said inspections of Western Water and Sanitation Company have revealed a collapse in the governance systems and poor performance by management, resulting in deterioration in service delivery.

He explained that among the findings of the inspections were non-adherence to procurement and stores procedures, weak financial controls and compromised internal audit function among others.

“Among the findings of the inspections were non-adherence to procurement and stores procedures, weak financial controls and compromised Internal audit function among others, high Board expenses mainly attributed to travel, Board Interference in management operations and poor adherence to company systems and procedures,” he charged.

Mr Nakacinda has since directed the shareholders to hold an Annual General Meeting to nominate new members to sit on the Board.

And the Minister directed NWASCO to expedite their intervention in order to prevent any further deterioration in the performance of the utility.

Mr Nakacinda further pointed out that the stories circulating on social media implicating the Board Chairperson and his Vice of being corrupt are false and unsubstantiated according to the investigations.

This is contained in the statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today by the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Head of Media Relations Stanslous Ngosa.

5 COMMENTS

  1. So you want to leave your mark in the few months that you will be minister. You will be forgotten after August, after you don’t even have a constituency.

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  2. Good journalism would have investigated the names of the people on the board or even just the chairman and the deputy. Who are the shareholders?

  3. A new minister is appointed he dissolves boards due to stealing but then nothing is ever done after they are fired because they are cadres ..minister appoints his yes men cadres ….its a whole myopic cycle of incompetence.

  4. THIS MINISTER IS TOO OVERZEALOUS, U DONT DISSOLVE A BOARD JUST FEW DAYS U ARE A MINISTER , NEXT MONTH PARLIAMENT IS DISSOLVED UZAYENDA KUTI? U ARE LOZI AND YOU CHASE UR RELATIVES JOBS AY VERY STRANGE ATASE

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