Articles tagged 'mildred chiri'

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...
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...
Council fails to account for $208m: AG 5 April 2017 HARARE - Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has found that Harare City Council (HCC) did not account for $208 million of public funds in the 2012 financial year. In her 2015 local authorities report tabled in the National Assembly recently, Chiri reported that the majority of councils' audited...
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 ...
Mugabe's office fails to account for $12k 22 March 2017 HARARE - The Office of the President and Cabinet has failed to account for over $12 000 in funds it had allocated to an unnamed official for travel to India. The financial improprieties in President Robert Mugabe's office Appropriation Account has been revealed by an auditor-general (AG) inves...
Govt to act on auditor-general reports 8 February 2017 HARARE - Government claims it has started a process to take action over damning expose's of blatant theft of millions by ministers and other government bureaucrats made in comptroller and auditor-general Mildred Chiri's reports. This comes as Chiri has routinely issued adverse reports on abuse...
Energy ministry raiding parastatals 27 June 2016 HARARE - The Energy ministry has been raiding parastatals under its control to sustain its expenditure as Treasury fails to cater for the Samuel Undenge-led ministry, it has emerged. Auditor and Comptroller General (AG) Mildred Chiri, in notes accompanying her appropriation accounts for the mi...
Act on Chiri's findings 27 June 2016 HARARE - Last week, Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri, once again exposed the sickening rot and malpractices in most public institutions and authorities. She presented shocking reports that divulged corruption and gross misgovernance in State-run institutions and local authorities. In her repo...