The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has asked National Audit Office to immediately audit the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA) on how it used the 6.2 billion Kwacha Covid-19 funds.
The demands by DPP follows report circulating on the social media claiming that the money was misappropriated by some top officials at DODMA.
In a statement released on Monday signed by DPP spokesperson Brown Mpinganhira, the party said there is need for an immediate audit on how Dodma utilized the money.
ËOnce the audit report is finalised, we demand that it be submitted within seven days to Parliament through the Public Accounts Committee and Committee on Health,Ë said Mpinganjira.
Mpinganjira added, ËIt is reported that (DoDMA) officials only submitted an expenditure report of 595 million Kwacha instead of 6.2 billion Kwacha as demanded by the Presidential Task-force on Covid-19.Ë
DoDMA is yet to comment but President Chakwera has given DoDMA officials 48 hours to hand in their well detailed financial report.
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