The Office of the Auditor General will conduct an examination of the use of general election resources in 2021.

According to the Auditor General’s office, a specific audit on the use of resources for the elections would be conducted.

The decision, according to Auditor General Dick Sichembe, is consistent with his office’s mandate, as outlined in Article 250 of the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Act No. 2 of 2016, the Public Audit Act No. 13 of 1994, and the Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 2018.

Dr Sichembe has further noted that his office will soon be engaging institutions such as the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Electoral Commission of Zambia, and Local Authorities among others for the commencement of the audit.

“As the nation maybe aware, in order to ensure that the 2021 General Elections were conducted successfully, the Government of the Republic of Zambia and other stakeholders supported the preparations and conducting of the elections with financial and non-financial resources,” he said.

The General Auditor has to assure all stakeholders that his office will continue to ensure that all public resources are being utilised for the intended purpose and that there is value for money in public spending.

This is contained in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by the Auditor General’s Office, Head Public Relations, Ellen Chikale.

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