80 axed over K19.5 million

NANCY SIAME, Parliament
OVER 80 officers in the Ministry of General Education, among them internal auditors, have been suspended for allegedly embezzling K19.5 million, Parliament heard yesterday.
Acting Minister of General Education Vincent Mwale told the House that the officers were suspended last month after a forensic audit by the Office of the Auditor-General.
“Over 80 officers have been suspended for financial irregularities. They will remain suspended until further notice,” he said.
Mr Mwale was responding to Chinsali Member of Parliament (MP) Kalalwe Mukosa (PF) during the question for oral answer session.

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