Articles tagged 'mildred chiri'

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...
Parastatals reduced to Zanu PF soup kitchens 14 March 2018 HARARE - The acting general manager (GM) at the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) revealed on Monday that the parastatal was pressured to dish out money to the ruling party, in what constitutes fresh evidence of the conflation between Zanu PF and the State. Giving oral evidence...
Zanu PF 'looted' part of $2,7m missing at MMCZ 13 March 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF got part of $2,7 million from the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) that was earmarked for the construction of laboratories and weighbridges, Parliament heard yesterday. MMCZ, which is 100 percent owned by the government falls under the ambit of the ...
Parly approves Chiri re-appointment 10 January 2018 HARARE - The National Assembly yesterday approved the re-appointment of Mildred Chiri as the auditor-general. Chiri was unceremoniously dismissed from her job in July last year. National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced that “this House resolves and approves that  ...Chiri be appoin...
Govt moves to reinstate auditor-general 20 December 2017 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday moved a motion in the National Assembly to reappoint Mildred Chiri as the auditor-general after she was unceremoniously dismissed from her job in July, triggering cheers from legislators. Former president Robert Mugabe was forced to concede...
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...
12 Zim embassies sued over salary arrears 14 July 2017 HARARE - At least 12 of Zimbabwe's 40-plus diplomatic missions have been sued over salary arrears for staff and some have been put under legal notice for eviction over unpaid rentals. Auditor-General Mildred Chiri said the situation was now grave. The embassies recruit citizens of the host ...
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...
The circus goes on, but who cares! 2 July 2017 AUDITOR General (AG), Mildred Chiri, has tabled reports in the National Assembly that make for sad reading. A perusal of the voluminous documents produced by the AG, who must be commended for her courage in telling it like it is, confirms what we had long feared; that there is a complete break...
ZimStats fails to account for $28m: AG 29 June 2017 HARARE - A report by Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has exposed serious loopholes at the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) which failed to account for $28 million used during the 2012 national census — amid concerns over veracity of suppliers' invoices and suspicious registers of ...
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 ...
'15 parastatals face collapse' 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General Midred Chiri (pictured)has warned about the ability of 15 State-owned enterprises to continue as a going concern. In her State Enterprises and Parastatals Report of 2016, the government auditor named Zesa Holdings (Zesa) and its subsidiaries; TelOne, Grain Marketin...
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...