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Controlling officers fail to provide audit documents on Cashgate case

Namalomba: We have given them a month
Parliament has ordered the Ministry of Justice to reprimand officers that failed to provide relevant documents to the auditors on Cashgate cases.
This follows a meeting between the Ministry’s controlling officers and parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Lilongwe, yesterday.
It has been established that some officers failed to provide  stores ledgers and payment vouchers on the payment of K5.3 million .
The money was paid to a legal firm that offered legal services in prosecuting Cashgate cases on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
A scrutiny on audit queries for the year ended 30 June 2019 also uncovered a fraudulent expenditure of K86.8 million on procurement of two vehicles.
Other officers, who exercised laxity in attending to audit issues, also face disciplinary action.
PAC Chairperson Shadreck Namalomba has disclosed that the Committee has since ordered controlling officers in the Ministry of Justice to report back to the parliamentary committee within a month.
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