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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Corruption Watch (ZRA), 2nd Edition

Another update on the alleged quiet ZRA corruption scandal (previously discussed here) :

Government is investigating allegations of misappropriation of funds at the Zambia Revenue Authority(ZRA) Finance and National Planning Minister, Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane has since described the abuse of resources at the authority as a crime.
He says government's silence over the matter is aimed at not alarming the suspects.
Dr Musokotwane was responding to questions from Journalists during the Fifth National Development Plan(FNDP)midterm review briefing in Lusaka on Thursday.About 76 Billion Kwacha is alleged to have gone unaccounted for at the country's revenue collection authority. Recently a former ZRA employee gave MUVI TV NEWS documents alleging that colossal sums of money were paid to different companies and individuals for various services which were not provided to the Authority.

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