PAC tackles Labour Ministry officials on allowances

Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has demanded that the Ministry of Labour and Manpower Development should recover the money amounting to K5 million from the officer who had an international trip, but did not travel.

Chunga: Labour Ministry PS ordered to recover allowances from his staff

PAC Chairpersons, Shadrek Namalomba, emphasized that it was an anomaly for the controlling officers to allow such financial mismanagement in their places.

“Controlling officers should desist from entertaining issues of money in such a manner,” he said, adding that the money should be recovered and be channelled to their intended purposes.

Earlier, the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Labour and Manpower Development, Dickson Chunga told the Committee that a Mr Mazaza was supposed to travel to Algiers alongside two officers, Brenda Sulamoyo and Maureen Phiri, a trip he failed because his allowances were cleared very late by the banks.

“He failed to source the money on his own as others did for his accommodation and meals,” he said.

It was also observed during the meeting that another officer, Director of Sports, Jamieson Ndalama was overpaid by K769, 024 as an external travel allowance to Botswana.

He said the auditors found out that the accounts paid external travel allowances using a higher rate of $280 instead of a recommended rate of $200 per day as a director.

“This was indeed an error by our accounts personnel who used the rate for those travelling outside Africa rather than within Africa,” he said.

As a solution to recover the money, the ministry has written the secretary for sports to effect recoveries through their monthly salaries.

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nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
2 months ago

ndimaona ngati cinthu cikanenedwa kamodzi and nationally’ aliyese wava and action is needed. osatiso kuyambaso kuendera khomo ndi khomo emphasising the already said ndime. nde kuba kumanenedwako.
no wonder timangoona viwanthu vi ma punch balls pikinyapikinya and when they sat in those chairs kwao ndikimangoodzera tilill Amen azinyamuka kimabwetera.
NEW ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT HAKAINDE WANGOLAMULA KUTI EMWE ANABA NDALAMA ZA BOMA ABWEZE.
MWAIONA.
ZAMBIA MOTOOOOO

Marumbo
2 months ago

These are very minor issues. Simple to correct.

Susan
Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

Zoona

The Observer
2 months ago

O Chunga just retire now. You are already due for retirement. You need your peace.

Banda
Banda
2 months ago

Shame

Maybe all out travel cease as the past president of Tanzania did to save money and direct to.needful development for all. If the parties cannot pay back best course of action is claw back from salary or put liens on assets. One country 19.5 million funding should not benefit the few.

ERUTU
ERUTU
2 months ago

BOMA ILO 💪🏿🇲🇼

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