Government has made a stinging attack on principal secretaries and other controlling officers for grossly slacking in the submission of monthly financial reports.
Secretary to Treasury, Ronald Mangani said only 74 percent have complied with the order this quarter of the year compared to 95 per cent same time last year.
“Out of the 47 government ministries and departments, only 36 per cent have complied whilst 33 per cent complied on bank reconciliation,” he said.
The controlling officers are supposed, among other things, make expenditure returns., payroll returns. These were introduced as a measure to prevent and control another cashgate following the plunder of K30 billion at Capital Hill by civil servants in colloboration with some people outside the goverrnment. The principal secretary said all those who have not submitted the returns will not get monthly government funding.