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Tanzania CAG under attack!

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by n00b, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. n00b

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    By Tom Mosoba and Edward Qorro

    Mr Utouh: His 2007/8 audit report has ruffled some parastatals feathers

    Some senior official of parastatals are reportedly unhappy with the his report over corruption allegation Some senior Government officials are protesting against the recent audit report by the Controller and Auditor-General (CAG).

    According to reliable sources, disquiet is brewing in the Government over CAG Ludovick Utouh's report, which he tabled in Parliament in March.

    The report exposed serious shortcomings in the financial management of several state-run organisations.

    Among the parastatals said to be planning a protest over the report are the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura), National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco).

    Some senior officials and board members of the public utilities are reportedly unhappy with the CAG over corruption allegations and are contemplating to lodge official complaints, The Citizen has learnt.

    Highly placed sources in the three parastatals said there was a protest against Mr Utouh over the negative picture he had portrayed of the parastals and their management styles.

    "They are particularly are angered by their portrayal in the CAG's 2007/08 report as bad leaders and masterminds of the financial impropriety that cost the taxpayers billions of shillings," said one source, preferring anonymity for fear of reprisals.

    Some senior Bank of Tanzania (BoT) officials are also said to be fuming over queries the audit report raised in the $20 million (Sh26 billion) insurance contract for the controversial Twin Towers project.

    But last week, assistant Auditor-General Francis Mwakapalila defended the National Audit Office (NAO), saying it had conducted the audit professionally.

    Mr Mwakapalila said the audit's findings were based on transactions executed by the public authorities.

    He said NAO auditors had worked with 'competent contact personnel' provided by the Government agencies.

    "We are usually assisted by the institutions' contact personnel during the auditing exercise, therefore, I do not see where these doubts are coming from," he said when contacted for comment.

    However, some leaders of the state-owned organisations are reportedly arguing that they were 'unfairly condemned' without being given a chance to defend themselves against corruption allegations.

    "This puts to test the credibility of the CAG reports. Our organisations were tarnished and labelled corrupt without a chance to respond," said a senior NSSF manager.

    He said the NSSF board was "working on the matter before taking the appropriate response".

    Mr Mwakapalila denied claims officials of the parastatals were not given time to respond, saying the audit went through various stages, including a planning conference.

    "So there is always room for the institutions to air out their queries, but so far we have not heard any from them," he said.

    However, Ewura board chairman Simon Sayore earlier told the Parastatals Accounts and Organisations Committee that the agency was never accorded "the opportunity for an exit meeting with the CAG".

    Mr Sayore said Ewura had been "shocked" by media reports, which quoted the CAG report implicating the agency in questionable allowances to board members and employees, running into hundreds of millions of shillings.

    During the meeting, held before the current budget session and chaired by Kigoma North MP Zitto Kabwe, a NAO representative is said to have told MPs the allowance scam involved EWURA's board director.

    At the BoT, some officials said a statement would be issued after the completion of an internal investigation into the queries raised by the CAG.

    But the Alliance Insurance Corporation Limited, a private firm that acted as a front for the controversial insurance indemnity has come out to defend its role, which the CAG had questioned in his report.

    The company's management said while it had offered frontal services for a South Africa company to insure the central bank for the indemnity, it was not involved in any contract negotiations or execution.

    Mr Utouh said he had asked the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau to investigate the BoT insurance contracts involving several other foreign firms.

    He said there was need to find out how payments, of about Sh3 billion by the foreign firms, were raised to some Sh7.3 billion in the cover transactions.

    On their part, some Tanesco officials are reportedly unhappy over the audit reports touching on the multi-billion shillings emergency power supply contracts.

    They are arguing that they should not be blamed for the controversial contracts since they played no role in the negotiations.

    The CAG report faults the power utility company for failing to collect an over Sh4 billion penalty from Dowans after it failed to supply power as agreed in the contract it inherited from the Richmond company.

    NSSF has been accused of granting questionable loans of over Sh65 billion that it has since failed to recover as beneficiaries continue to abuse terms in agreements dating to as far as 1990.

    It was also said to be holding billions of shillings in abeyance accounts without knowing whose benefits they were.

    In addition, the fund was blamed for allowing some members to withdraw Sh70 billion in savings against regulations last year.


    Wakuu mnakumbuka hapa GT aliwahi kumshambulia kwa report yake juu ya NSSF? Topic iko wapi mods?
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    we bwana weee acha tuuu
  3. n00b

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    GT nimeitafuta topic yako ulianzisha a few months ago lakini nimetoka kapa, nipe heading basi niitafute upya mkuu. Zile allegations zote naona kama zimekuwa reflected katika hii habari
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    hata! mie huambiwa naleta umbeya mara ohhh sijui sina mpya...sasa kiko wapi?

    kama umeitafuta hujaipata basi wewe move on sasa hivi uwanja ni wao...na kila kitu kitakwenda on the record

    ila kama kweli wewe mtafutaji basi tafuta ile notice aliyopewa CAG kwenye gazeti na advocate Senare...ukilipata lile tangazo lileta kisha nitakupa instructions zaidi
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    Hawa wanaolalamika wa ajabu sana. Kwa jinsi ninavyoelewa wakati audit inafanyika huwa hakuna siri kwenye Management. Kila swali linaloulizwa na Auditor huwa linapelekwa kwanza kwenye management lipate ufumbuzi, likishindikana ndio linaandikwa na Wakaguzi kama kasoro (audit query). Nitatoa mfano, kama kalamu za kuandikia zilinunuliwa kwa shilingi 5,000/= moja, Auditor atataka kujua ni kalamu za aina gani mpaka ziwe na bei kubwa kiasi hicho. Kama Management itashindwa kumpa maelezo ya kutosha auditor ataandika kuwa kulikuwa na ununuzi wa kalamu hizo kwa bei kubwa inayotia shaka. Au, kama kulikuwa na ununuzi wa samani za ofisi, Auditor atataka kuona kama samani hizo zilipokelewa kwa kuonyeshwa Goods Received Note (GRN). Kama haipo na Management imeshindwa kuionyesha kabisa atatilia mashaka ununuzi huo.
    La msingi hapa ni kuwa hao wanataka kujitetea. Wameguswa pabaya. CAG hakurukupuki kutoa Audit query.
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    CAG amefanya kazi yake ambayo anaamini kuwa ni nzuri. Ambapo yeye anafanya kazi based on data ambazo zinaprovidiwa na hao wahusika. Sasa malalamiko ya nini? Kama kuna kitu ambacho wao wanafikiri hakufanya vizuri wafile claim zao kuwa alisema uongo. Sidhani kama CAG ana kazi ya kuanza kuuliza kwanini mkopo huu haujalipwa ni kazi yako wew mhusika kufuatilia hilo, pia kutoa docs kwanini hujafanikiwa kukusanya vinginevyo mizigo mingine si kazi yake.
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    Ngoja nikachukue popcorn na cocacola
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    Pamoja na mapungufu ya vijana wa CAG, haswa kwenye exit conference, ukweli mchungu unabaki pale pale kuwa ulaji umekithiri serikalini, hii ripoti inayoleta maneno its just The Audit Report, ikimaani wanaangalia paper work, kuna taasisi zimepata ripoti safi za ukaguzi kwa sasababu paper work imekaa vizuri huku ni ulaji safi makini, na kuna taasisi zinapata adverse report kwwa sababu tuu ya makaratasi lakini hakuna ulaji. Ofisi hii ya CAG itakapoimarika kuweza kufanya proper value for money audit, kutafumuka madudu ya ajabu na ndipo mtakavyoshuhudia jinsi Tanzania inavyojengwa na wenye moyo na kuliwa na wenye meno!.
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    Kwa uzoefu wangu kama Mhasibu wa zamani za enzi tulizokuwa tunakaguliwa na TAC (Tanzania Audit corporation)(ambaye sijui kama bado yu hai maskini), hayo uliyosema ndiyo yaliyokuwa yakifanyika.
    Mara zote baada ya audit na ma auditor wanapokuwa wanamaliza ukaa na management na kueleza findings zao na kusikia utetezi zaidi wa management ikiongozwa managers wa mashirika na wahasibu au wakurugenzi wa fedha.
    Tena wahasibu walikuwa wakishirikishwa kwenye ile riport ya mwisho iliyokuwa inaandaliwa kwa ajili ya kupelekwa kwenye board za mashirika hayo ili wasije kusema hatukujua haya yote. Walisainishwa kabisa.
    Sasa hawa vilaza wa siku hizi wanajifanya kumuijia juu Utoh kwa lipi? Au ndio sababu mashirika na makampuni yetu yanakufa kila kukicha maana wakurugenzi ni vilaza?
    Hii wasijivue. Lazima wawajibishwe kwa kila kitu la sivyo wao waje na utetezi wao tofauti na hizi lawama dhidi ya Utoh. Amefanya alichotakiwa kufanya.
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    Hii ni "issue ya who is policing the police" same way CAG audit institutions but who audit CAG???
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    The problem is the fact that accountancy is not an exact science, but heck, even science is not an exact science.
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    Unakunywa soda gani mkuu?

    Proper audit haijawahi kufanywa na CAG, hasa siku hizi anatuma armatures wanaokwenda kwa majina ya BIG FOUR (pwc, delloitte, kpmg, pricewatercopers)

    itakapofanyika audit ya ukweli, hata JK ataingia mitaani kuandamana
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    Kweli kabisa. Siku real and proper audit ikifanyika, hata RA na EL wataandamana maana wataonekana kuwa kumbe wao ni dagaa tu. Kwenye mashirika ya umma wizi ni mkubwa kuliko hata ufisadi wa RA na EL.

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    Bwana Ludovick utoh ni mchapa kazi wa ukweli, nadhan mafisadi wamemvamia!