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Auditor General Dick Chellah Sichembe says his office is committed to ensuring that mismanagement of public resources is not entertained.

Dr. Sichembe said this in a speech read on his behalf by Deputy Auditor General in charge of Corporate services Division Clare Mazimba welcomed a delegation from Uganda who paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Lusaka today.

He said his office would continue to expose all mismanagement of public resources so as to enhance accountability and transparency of public resources in the country.

Dr. Sichembe further said his office was delighted to learn from Uganda on how it was handling the mismanagement of public resources.

He said the two countries could learn from each other on how public resources could be protected and other best practices for betterment of their peoples.

The Auditor General further said no country globally had ever developed with weak accountability and transparency levels.

He said his office would continue to partner with law enforcement agencies like DEC, ACC and many others to enhance accountability of public resources.

Speaking at the same event, Uganda’s
delegation leader Jane Pacuto, the Chairperson of Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development said her team was eager to learn from Zambia on how it had managed to deal with the misstatement of public resources.

Mrs. Pacuto said it was the mandate of the Office of the Auditor General to ensure that public resources were protected hence the more reason the two countries needed to learn from each other.

The Ugandan delegation which is on a study visit comprises seven members of parliament and four members of staff from the Office of the Auditor General of that country.

During their visit they will interact with the Speaker, the Secretary to Treasury and Law Enforcement Agencies.

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