K531bn revenue not accounted for – Auditor-General

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THE Auditor-General’s report for 2011 has revealed that unaccounted for revenue increased from K1.8 billion in 2010 to K531 billion the following year.
There were also irregularities of undelivered materials amounting to K2.1 billion and non-recovery of salary advances and loans of K3.5 billion.

This is according to a press statement released yesterday by the Auditor-General’s public relations officer Ellen Chikale.
Ms Chikale said the report also reveals that there was misapplication of funds amounting to K23.7 billion and misappropriation of funds up to K1.1 billion among others.
“These issues arise as a result of failure to adhere to regulations, weaknesses in internal control systems, wastage in the use of resources and abuse of imprest among others,” Ms Chikale said.
The report also reveals that unretired imprest that has dogged many government institutions also reduced from K77 billion in 2010 to K33 billion in 2011.
Ms Chikale said there was a sharp decline in over-payments from over K131 million in 2010 to only K6 million in 2011.
She said the findings of the report will be followed up until they are resolved convincingly.
“This process of interacting with our clients is vital as it allows for remedial action to be taken during the audit process rather than wait for the Public Accounts Committee hearings,” Ms Chikale said.
The Auditor-General’s report was tabled before Parliament on Monday and is now a public document.