In this audio, Finance Minister Felix Mutati says it is regrettable that there are some clever Zambians in government whose DNA is to waste public resources meant for the poor. And Mutati says it is embarrassing to note that 50 per cent of the financial mismanagement cited in the 2016 Auditor General’s report involves officers from the Ministry of General Education. Speaking during the launch of the Public Expenditure and Assessment report in Lusaka today, Mutati observed that public officers had continued to squander donor funds. “Even as we read the Auditor General’s report for 2016, the narrative is constant. The narrative of misuse, misappropriation, wastage of expenditure. Whilst we are trying to do the reforms in order to deliver…...

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