TIZ calls for action on Auditor General’s reports

TRANSPARENCY International Zambia says findings of financial irregularities in the Auditor General’s reports have become a ritual because there is no follow up action.

And CSPR says the government should formulate a law that will empower the Auditor General’s office to summon, question and prosecute controlling officers who authorise misuse of public funds.

Meanwhile, ActionAid Zambia country representative Pamela Chisanga says it is possible for the country to fund its national budget by 90 per cent, going by the revenue collections indicated in the 2011 Auditor General’s report.

Giving an analysis on the 2011 Auditor General’s Report which has also revealed continued financial irregularities, TIZ executive director Goodwell Lungu advised the government to enforce punitive action on culprits.