The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) disconnected water supplies to most buildings across the country which house the Ministry of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. The ministry is headed by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. According to the report by the parliamentary portfolio committee on Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, the ministry owes the water authority thousands of dollars dating back to 2013. The committee noted
More than $5m is owed to ZINWA, local authorities and ZESA due to inadequate funding for the past four years
The report also detailed that the ministry is spending a lot of money in travelling allowances for top officials instead of paying for essential services. Part of the report reads:
Travel and subsistence is also consuming a lot of resources and some of the money extended as advance payments has not been recovered as reported by the Public Accounts Committee from the Auditor General’s Report.
We therefore recommend that expenditure allocation be increased under administration and general and that a stringent debt recovery strategy be put in place so as to resolve the matter.
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