Friday, January 16, 2009

Petauke council to discuss misappropriation of funds

Petauke council to discuss misappropriation of funds
Written by Christopher Miti in Chipata
Friday, January 16, 2009 4:35:02 AM

EASTERN Province local government officer Alex Bwalya has said Petauke district council will soon meet to discuss the alleged misappropriation of funds at the council.

And Bwalya said all councils in the province were putting in place measures to ensure that there is good sanitation in their areas.

In an interview, Bwalya said the council was expected to come up with a resolution on the matter.

"Once they meet, they will make resolutions, if they see that there are some anomalies, they can communicate to the ministry so that it could appoint some auditors to audit the books," Bwalya said.

He said public offices like the council must always be transparent to the general public.

Petauke district council secretary Osman Ahmed Moosa locked the key offices at the council due to alleged misappropriation of funds.

Moosa said the offices would remain closed until the provincial local government office sent some inspectors to check the financial records at the council.

And Bwalya said it was good that none of the districts in the province had recorded cholera cases.

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