Auditor General takes swipe at CPU

The Department of Civil Protection (CPU) was poorly prepared to deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, allowed food and other gifts to spoil by storing them too long in wet conditions, had poor record keeping of donations, delayed approving urgent payments from donated money, hired vehicles without contracts and did not properly control fuel use, Auditor General Mrs Mildred Chiri reports

“I concluded that the CPU is not adequately prepared to manage disasters and has not been efficient in the distribution of some of the relief items and in rehabilitation of the infrastructure that was destroyed.


“On the other hand, the systems that are in place are not effective in terms of accounting for relief items,” said Mrs Chiri in her conclusion.

Her report hits the department hard over what she saw as poor administrative practices and she wants more training in stores management and matching donations to needs quickly in any future similar event.



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