Articles tagged 'auditor general'

Govt must act on reports of graft 29 November 2018 HARARE - Government will never tame corruption in ministries and parastatals unless it acts on the annual audits reports by Auditor-General Mildred Chiri. While every year Chiri points out at corrupt tendencies within government, her findings have been ignored. Tender processes and procurement...
$17m unaccounted for in Zhuwao-led Youth ministry 18 November 2018 HARARE - At least $17 million was unaccounted for by the Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment ministry, Auditor General Mildred Chiri has said. In her 2017 report, the AG said the ministry failed to appropriately account for $17 520 015 which was processed under the salary bill witho...
AG pours scorn on ministries 18 November 2018 HARARE - Ministries under President Robert Mugabe's regime blatantly violated tender procedures mostly in the purchase of motor vehicles, fuel and equipment, Auditor-General Mildred Chiri has said. This emerged in audit reports for 2017 presented in Parliament by Auditor-General Mildred Chiri....
Finance ministry must oversee Zimra collections: AG 17 November 2018 HARARE - Revenue collection systems for the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) and the Finance ministry must be interfaced to enhance accountability and transparency, Auditor-General Mildred Chiri has said. In a report to Parliament, Chiri revealed that Zimbabwe's revenue collection systems re...
Assets, public funds unaccounted for in post-coup ministry mergers 17 November 2018 HARARE - The merger or demerger of government ministries after recent changes of government has made it difficult to account for assets and public funds, Auditor General Mildred Chiri has said. Merging and de-merging of some line ministries was done to remove functional duplications as well as...
Chiri exposes AirZim rot 14 November 2018 HARARE - An audit report on the operations of the Air Zimbabwe (Private) Limited has unearthed massive unaccounted leakages of funds that could have prejudiced the parastatal of millions of dollars. According to Auditor-General Mildred Chiri's report, millions of dollars lost could not be trac...
Government books in total shambles: Auditor-General 13 November 2018 HARARE - State-owned enterprises and parastatals continue to incur shocking financial losses, with high chances of ceasing operations, Auditor-General Mildred Chiri has warned. State-owned enterprises and parastatals are losing millions of dollars, according to Chiri's latest 2017 report, with...
Parastatals incur huge losses 13 November 2018 HARARE - There is material breakdown in government's internal control financial systems and procedures, inadequate accounting processes, and significant weaknesses and misstatements of financial reports, Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has said. In a report presented to Parliament, Chiri re...
Irregularities hamper road projects - AG 9 November 2018 HARARE - The Auditor-General (AG) has expressed grave concern over the handling of road construction funds by the ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development and the Infrastructural Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ). In her latest report tabled in the National Assembly on October 31...
'TBs records in shambles' 8 November 2018 HARARE - Government's issuance register for Treasury Bills (TBs) and bonds is in shambles, which makes it difficult to detect missing or unrecorded commercial paper. This observation was made by the Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri in her 2017 audited report tabled in the National Assembly l...
GMB, ZimParks face uncertain future 8 November 2018 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) and the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) face an uncertain future due to heavy losses, the Daily News can report. An audit of State-owned enterprises by the Auditor-General (AG) revealed that the State granary risks bankruptcy...
Auditor-General Chiri sacrifices family for her job 7 October 2018 HARARE - Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has made sacrifices at home for the sake of her demanding job of auditing all government ministries, parastatals, public enterprises and local authorities and reporting to Parliament.  She has been forced to postpone or forgo quality family time beca...
Politics must not be enmity 1 August 2017 HARARE - Last week, there was furore in the National Assembly after Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa pulled a shocker — highly esteemed auditor-general (AG) Mildred Chiri was stepping down. The Treasury chief, to the dismay of legislators across the political divide, went on to announce that...
Parly shoots down Ndudzo appointment 28 July 2017 HARARE - Legislators across the political divide yesterday forced Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa to rescind the appointment of Mike Ndudzo as the new Auditor-General. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) chief executive had been earmarked to replace the illustrious Mildred Chiri, w...
Marondera, Chipinge face severe water shortages 11 July 2017 HARARE - Marondera and Chipinge residents are living in areas with severely limited water resources, putting them at risk of contracting deadly diseases like cholera and diarrhoea, the Auditor General Mildred Chiri said. In her 2017 report on local authorities, Chiri said the two areas had lim...
Rot at public hospitals exposed 28 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General has unravelled shocking levels of official corruption at government hospitals where public funds are not being properly accounted for at a time when patients are failing to access basic drugs due to resource constraints. In a report tabled in the National Assembly ...
MMCZ paid $25 000 to non-existent board 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) paid over $25 000 in fees to a non-existent board, the Auditor-General Mildred Chiri has said. Chiri reported this as a malpractice in her audit report on State enterprises and parastatals for the financial year ended 2016. “The...
Govt depts bail out troubled Air Zim 27 June 2017 HARARE - Various government departments loaned insolvent Air Zimbabwe over $8 million to bankroll its operational expenses in the 2016 financial year. The Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri revealed this in a forensic report of government departments' revenue statements and fund accounts for t...
It's time govt acts on AG expose's 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has once again shaken the birdcage, as she unveiled yet more reports exposing the rot in President Robert Mugabe's government  and State-run institutions. According to the 2016 reports, financial indiscipline — gross misappropriation and abuse of...
New machines lying idle at State hospitals 26 June 2017 HARARE - Expensive medical equipment acquired by government for its struggling hospitals has been gathering dust for four years — forcing hundreds of patients to seek private services — because there are no technicians to install them. This was revealed by the Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chir...
'Govt stocking expired veterinary drugs' 26 June 2017 HARARE - State veterinarians are stocking expired drugs, posing a potential risk to animal health, an audit tabled in the National Assembly has revealed. The government internal audit stated that there was a risk that some of the nation's veterinarians could feed animals the expired antibiotic...
Health ministry faces legal action over debt 24 June 2017 HARARE - The Health and Child Care ministry is facing legal action over $70 million it owes to creditors, ramping up pressure on the indebted ministry whose finances are coming under intense scrutiny. Auditor-General Mildred Chiri urged government to rescue the stuttering ministry but the meas...
Red flag over missing $2m Defence cash 24 June 2017 HARARE - The Defence ministry has failed to account for $2 million in the year ended December 2016, the Auditor-General (AG) has said. AG Mildred Chiri carried out the probe of the ministry in line with her fiduciary mandate to investigate all ministries' appropriation and finance accounts, re...
Defence ministry books in shambles: AG 28 March 2017 HARARE - The Defence ministry's books are in shambles, with revenue returns and payments accounts improperly filed while an asset register has not been maintained, a report by Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has revealed. According to Chiri's damning forensic audit report tabled in the Nati...
Red flag over airport project cost 23 March 2017 HARARE - The auditor-general (AG) has called for an investigation into the multi-million dollar Harare International Airport (HIA) rehabilitation tender awarded to a Chinese contractor, saying its cost was grossly inflated. The cost of the project — overseen by the Civil Aviation Authority of ...