The Auditor General Stephenson Kamphasa has rejected a report in The Daily Times that he told the joint meeting of the Public Accounts and Budget on 24 May during the ongoing parliamentary cluster meetings that State House is blocking head count.
“I wish to put on record that, what has been reported in the media particularly the Daily Times on 25 May that State House is dodging or blocking head count, is a gross misinterpretation of facts and does not in any way reflect what I said before the honorable committee,” Kamphasa said.
He further said the shared concern during the meeting bordered around the length of the time State House is taking to get back to his office.
“Like any other institution, an agreement between the office of the Auditors General and State House on the head count exercise should be preceded by development of rules of engagement,” said the Auditor General in the statement.
Kamphasa also said that both institutions decided that clear modalities should be developed first to ensure that the exercise does not compromise security in the State Residences.
“Once the modalities are finalized to the satisfaction of both entities, the exercise will take place. Therefore, we understand why sometimes such delays may occur,” stipulates Kamphasa in the statement.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :