Auditor General’s report shows parastatals ignored tender procedures in deals worth millions

Auditor General Mildred Chiri identified that four parastatals namely; CMED ($1 million), Tobacco Industry Marketing Board ($7 million), Grain Marketing Board ($1,5 million), and the National Railways of Zimbabwe ($1,4 million), ignored tender procedures.

Part of the auditor general’s report reads:

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There were issues noted that ranged from lack of due diligence in procurement to noncompliance with procurement regulations, which include that the CMED procured $1 million worth of fuel without going to tender, TIMB incurred excess escalation costs amounting to $7 million not sanctioned by the State Procurement Board (SPB). NRZ procured goods worth $1,4 million that were not delivered, some of these date back as far as 2011.

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The Grain Marketing BoardMildred Chiri

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) is a state owned commodity trading enterprise that deals in cereals and oil seeds, the provision of logistic services to the agricultural industry as well as processing of products. The board's main objective is to ensure national food security through... Read More About The Grain Marketing Board

Mildred Chiri is Zimbabwe's Auditor General. Read More About Mildred Chiri

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