IN yesterday’s edition, we expressed our concern over the move taken by the Office of the Auditor General which has launched a toll free number in order to encourage more people to report cases of financial mismanagement in various government departments. While congratulating the Auditor General for his efficiency and fearlessness, we observed that this intervention did not seem to be addressing the problem that Zambia is currently faced with. When we talk about issues of public finance management, one of the things that stand out in our country is that people don’t want to be accountable for their actions. When spending public funds, they want to be involved, but when time to account comes, they start pointing fingers. This…...

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