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Defense Audit Debate Academy – Daily Nation

by NATION REPORTER Defense Secretary Ambrose Lufuma says the ongoing controversy over the government’s decision to hire Grant Thornton and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is an academic exercise. Mr Luvuma said the government had already made its decision and the Minister for Finance and National Planning, Dr Situmbiko Mosukutwani, had made its position clear and nothing would […]

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Defense Audit is Illegal – LAZ – Daily Nation

by NATION REPORTER The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) said that only the Auditor General with the express written approval of the President has the authority to contract with external or private audit firms to conduct audits of Zambia’s defense and security wards. Lungisani Zulu, President of LAZ, said the provisions of Section 24(3) of […]

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Former PS defense pleads not guilty to corruption – Moipantu

Nine police officers were attacked and seriously injured in Katete by an angry mob after a murder suspect was released due to insufficient evidence. It is believed that on November 14 this year, the mob arrested two suspects and handed them over to the police, but the suspects were later released due to lack of […]

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Defense Review null and void – Daily Nation

by NATION REPORTER The Ministry of Finance and National Planning does not have the power to enter into a defence-specific audit contract, and neither the Ministry nor the President in fact have the power to order the Auditor General to do so, and thus, contracting with Grant Thornton and Price Water House Coopers (PWC) is […]

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Withdrawing from Audit Defense Wings, Accounting Firms PF WARNS – Daily Nation

By GIDEON NYENDWA National Front MPs asked Grant Thornton, Pricewaterhouse and Coopers to withdraw from contracts to audit the country’s defense wings because the contracts were illegal. Speaking at a media briefing, Parliament’s Leader of the Opposition, Brian Mondobell, said audit firms must withdraw from contracts or risk legal challenges in the courts. He said, […]

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Defense Checking Explained, LUBINDA HH Challenges – Daily Nation

by NATION REPORTER That the audit scandal of the defense and security wings has blown up in the face of the government, President Hakinde Hichilema must clarify where he gave written consent to the Office of the Auditor General to allow and approve the appointment of Grant Thornton and PricewaterhouseCoopers to do the audit, says […]

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“Scrutinizing the Defense Forces means bringing light corruption” ~

Ministry of Information and Information Ministry spokesperson Thabo Kwana said the verification process being conducted by special auditors in the defense force aims to shed light on corruption practices. Mr. Kwana says no law has been overturned by the Auditor General’s office’s decision to allow a private firm to audit the defense force. He said […]

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Opposition MPs withdraw from negotiations over the government’s decision to involve private companies to audit the Ministry of Defense and National Security Services – Moibanto

Objection MPs walked out this morning from the National Assembly during a question-and-answer session accusing Vice President Motali Nalumango of failing to give an answer regarding the decision to involve private companies to audit the accounts of the Ministry of Defense and the National Security Agencies. This was after the Leader of the Opposition, Brian […]

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The Secretary of Defense says all audits are best done by the Auditor General

Defense Secretary Ambrose Lufuma says all audits are best done by the Auditor General’s office, and questioned whether the Auditor General might have good reasons to subcontract to a private firm the audit of security suites. Prosecutor Mulilo Kabisha says the auditor general has the right to subcontract, and he wondered if foreigners were involved […]

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“Special Audit of Defense Forces Focused on Services Provided” ~

Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbiko Muskokotwani said the audit exercises being conducted by private companies on the Defense Forces focus on the provision of services by individuals and companies. Dr. Mosukutwani said this when he delivered a ministerial statement in Parliament. Dr Mosukutwani was responding to several MPs who had expressed concern about the […]

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Two Defense Ministry officers were sentenced to 16 months in prison after being found guilty of corrupt practices involving 3,000 kwacha.

Two Associate Investigation Officers of the Anti-Narcotics Commission were convicted and sentenced to one year in prison with hard labor for corrupt practices involving 3,000 quotas in Choma. Lawrence Chikuli of New Cabanana and Mwebo Mukasa of Namwala Road were charged with corrupt practices and found guilty, while the third Kennedy Mwipo was charged with […]

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Times of Zambia | Army officer placed in defense of Habib’s murder

By Judith Namotoy –The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) said that the feasibility study for the Batoka Hydropower Plant has been reviewed.ZRA CEO Munyaradze Monodov said in an interview yesterday that the review of the pilot structure, power house and energy production of the project has been completed.Mr. Mandefa said that the authority is currently awaiting […]

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