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Monday, 8 June 2009

Corruption Watch (ZAWA)

The Ministry of Finance and National Planning has reported Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) Director General Dr Lewis Saiwana and his management to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) for investigations over the alleged irregular awarding of a road construction contract in Mfuwe to Tomorrow Investments. Zambia Police are now investigating the case. The Ministry's action follows the Norwegian government's forensic audit report on its funded road projects that revealed several irregularities allegedly committed by Dr Saiwana and his management in the awarding of a contract to Tomorrow Investments to construct the Chisengu-Mfuwe and Mfuwe-Chilongozi roads in Mfuwe [Mambwe district], Eastern Province. More detail via this Post article.

3 comments:

  1. Cho,
    From Simon Miti now to Lewis Saiwana - what is happening? This is reminiscent of what took place under Chiluba's regime. Now like then, university dons and PhD holders put their hands in the till. What is this symptomatic of? The buck must stop at Plot1. RB must take steps to stop this otherwise developement will grind to a halt. Poor Zambians!!

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  2. TRULY ZAMBIAN..........



    The financial irregularities being unearthed by the Auditor General’s office through the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is testimony to this fact. It is clear that billions of our taxpayers funds are stolen by the civil servants who have been entrusted with the responsibility to administer such funds. Undoubtedly, there is no accountability and transparency in the manner that our public funds are being managed by those charged with the responsibility, going by what has so far come out of the PAC. We are yet to be informed of a permanent secretary who has appeared before the PAC with no irregularities to clear with the Auditor General’s office.

    On April 5, 2007 we reported that Auditor General Anna Chifungula had differed the previous day with Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr Simon Miti over accountability in the ministry when the two appeared before the PAC. The difference occurred when Dr Miti disputed most of observations of financial irregularities in the Auditor General’s report and tried to defend the alleged financial misappropriations in his ministry.

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  3. Mmegi Online has a new editorial regarding recent allegations of elections fraud by an official handling ballot boxes across the border in Botswana. http://www.mmegi.bw/index.php?sid=9&aid=13&dir=2009/June/Wednesday10

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