Audit report reveals financial irregularities at Mongu council

Local News

AN audit and inspection report of books of accounts at Mongu Municipal Council for the period September 2009 to March 2010 has exposed glaring financial irregularities and fraudulent activities at the MMD-dominated local authority.

The audit that was undertaken by Western Province senior local government auditor a Mr M. D. Sikaale and obtained by The Post, has revealed, among other things, that there was gross negligence in the utilisation of the Land Development Fund.

The report stated that during the period under review, Mongu Municipal Council received a total of K500 million as Land Development Fund.

“During the period under audit the account became inactive as the funds were all utilized by the month of July 2009,” the report stated. “The Council paid the office of the Surveyor General kwacha three hundred and eighty million (K380, 000, 000) only for surveying of 1000 plots at K380, 000 for each plot. So far only 170 plots have been surveyed.

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