Rural Electrification Authority under probe

Local News

INVESTIGATIVE agencies have moved into the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) to probe alleged financial irregularities involving billions of kwacha.

And Auditor General, Anna Chifungula, says her officers have completed a 30-day audit of alleged irregularities at REA.

But REA chief executive officer Wilfred Serenje says the allegations against him are completely false and that he had not been given an opportunity to put up a coherent answer to them.

Some concerned REA employees in a confidential dossier sent to President Michael Sata catalogued several allegations, among which was theft by public servant, nepotism, victimisation and appeasement against Serenje.

According to the documentation obtained by The Post, Serenje is as per contract paid K1 million for his domestic worker but that he instructed the director of human resource Maxwell Phiri to include his domestic worker, Edward Mulenga, on the REA payroll.

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