ACTIONAID Zambia says authorities should be tough when dealing with corrupt public officials by ensuring that they are not only charged but fired too. Secretary to Cabinet Patrick Kangwa recently warned that Cabinet office, working with the treasury, would not hesitate to invoke punitive actions against erring controlling officers and their officers. In an interview, ActionAid interim Country Director Musonda Kabinga described Kangwa’s warning as timely. “The warning by Secretary to the Cabinet is timely. There has been recorded mismanagement of public resources as evidenced in the Auditor General’s report over the years. The biggest challenge is failure to adhere to relevant guidelines pertaining to public finance management. In some situations, this is willful failure implying that officials deliberately choose…...

To continue reading this premium content, login to your account or Subscribe to our ePaper using the buttons below.
Log In Subscribe