18 February 2013

Zambia: ACC Identifies Plunderers in Audit Report

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has identified culprit that misappropriated money from the latest Auditor General's reports and will commence legal actions soon.

ACC director general Rosewin Wandi has said all cases that fall within its mandate shall be followed up and thoroughly investigated.

Wandi said the ACC has thoroughly studied the latest Auditor General's report and that there was huge misuse of public resources by the PF government last year.

She said the Memorandum of Understanding between ACC and the Auditor General's office has made it possible to start prosecuting the culprits even before the official report is out.

The latest Auditor General's report has revealed serious abuse of public resources by the PF government including an incident where fuel worth K67 million was drawn for a vehicle which was a non runner.

Civil Society organisations such as Action Aid Zambia and Civil Society for Poverty Reduction have since called for the prosecution of the culprits.

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