Finance Ministry's Measures to Curb Abuse of Public Funds - Parl Answer 24 Feb 2016

In the Senate Thursday 24th February 2016
During Question Time

ANSWER BY MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TO QUESTION ON HIS MINISTRY’S MEASURES TO
CURB ABUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS

 

MEASURES TO CURB ABUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS

HON. SEN. CHIMHINI asked the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House –

a) What measures the Ministry is putting in place to effectively curb the abuse of scarce public funds, particularly in Government Ministries and parastatals as qualified in the Auditor-General’s reports;

b) Which Ministries and parastatals if any, have been sanctioned for such improprieties for and to state the nature of penalties applied if any as a way of showing Government seriousness to stop the rot.

THE MINISTER OF POLICY CO-ORDINATION AND PROMOTION OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC VENTURES IN THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE (HON. SEN. S.K. MOYO) on behalf of THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (HON. CHINAMASA):

Thank you Mr. President. First, I want to convey the apologies of my colleague, Hon. Minister Chinamasa who is not able to be here because of circumstances beyond his control and I want to, on his behalf, thank Hon. Sen. Chimhini for the question which he has asked me to read to this august House. The response reads as follows; 

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