Mildred Chiri

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Mildred Chiri said : “The audits will be carried out simultaneously as donations pour in. We will be making an audit to ensure that there is effective and efficient utilisation of the donations in line with corporate governance as envisaged by the Public Finance and Management Act,” “The idea is to minimise leakages by pointing out potential and actual weaknesses before they arise. It is a real time audit. The objective is to strengthen systems” External link

zimeye Friday, May 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “We are under lockdown as a country and we have a skeletal staff as most of our auditors are working from home. It would have been easier if the donations were uploaded on a website and we take information from that platform. We will have to sit down with relevant authorities to establish how to do it. The point is we will carry out the audit mindful of the need to achieve intended objectives as well as protect auditors,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The authority was owed $217 582 312 by employers as at the end of the year 2015. While the authority could establish what it is owed through a year-end debtor’s ascertainment procedure, it was not able to identify which particular individual employers were not paid up,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Zim-Paris mission was sued for unfair labour practices and was expected to pay damages estimated at €20 000 and wages for 10 months,” “At Zim-Lilongwe, local staff reported the mission to the Office of the President and Cabinet and ministry of Foreign Affairs of host country for failing to pay arrear salaries and outstanding bonuses for 2015” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “This was in violation of paragraph 3,5 of the Accounting Officer’s Instructions which states that repayments should be done timeously,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri warned : “The Dakar mission rented both residential properties and the Chancery. At the time of audit on November 9, 2016, all of the property rentals were in arrears to the tune of $66 467 and a notice of termination of contract for the ambassador’s official residence had been issued by the landlord,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I was therefore unable to verify whether the properties belonged to the government of Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The direct costs of corruption manifest in… loss of public funds through misallocations or higher expenses as well as lower quality of goods, services and works. Suppliers pay bribes in order to secure contracts but recover these through inflated prices, billing for work which was not performed,” “They deliver work which is substandard by reducing quality of work or using inferior materials. As a result, the costs are exaggerated and quality of work is compromised. Such haemorrhage retards economic growth and development” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 28, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “This is very commendable. Professionalising this discipline will go a long way in redressing some of the governance issues, that is, controls and monitoring that have been lacking in the procurement systems,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 28, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “My office has not yet audited the application of the new guiding principles of the Act. It will embark on this during the 2019 financial year audit,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 28, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The direct costs of corruption manifest in... loss of public funds through misallocations or higher expenses as well as lower quality of goods, services and works. Suppliers pay bribes in order to secure contracts but recover these through inflated prices, billing for work which was not performed," "They deliver work which is substandard by reducing quality of work or using inferior materials. As a result, the costs are exaggerated and quality of work is compromised. Such haemorrhage retards economic growth and development" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "This is very commendable. Professionalising this discipline will go a long way in redressing some of the governance issues, that is, controls and monitoring that have been lacking in the procurement systems," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "My office has not yet audited the application of the new guiding principles of the Act. It will embark on this during the 2019 financial year audit," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The financial statements do not present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Railways as at December 31, 2018 and of its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs)," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Review of Mutare Provincial Hospital 2016 annual report noted that of the 18 women who succumbed to maternal deaths, they had all been transferred to the hospital when they were already critical. From the interviews, it was revealed that most of the women who succumbed to maternal deaths would have been referred when their condition was deplorable. In some instances, the women died on the same day of admission at the hospital,” External link

newsday Monday, September 23, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Matabeleland South ) : "From my review of annual reports for 2015 to 2017, I noted that there were 3 726 dip-tanks in the country, and 2 637 of those (70,77%) needed repairs for them to function properly," "Manicaland province was the most affected, with 89,52% of its dip-tanks needing rehabilitation, followed by Matabeleland North, Midlands, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland East, Matabeleland South, Masvingo and Mashonaland Central provinces, respectively," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "In other districts visited, furthest dip-tanks were approximately 10km away from villages. Of the 30 dip-tanks that I inspected, I gathered that 27 of them were in a deplorable state and needed rehabilitation. These dip-tanks did not have standard requirements like roofs to prevent the dip chemical from unwanted dilutions and evaporations," "They did not have races to guide cattle where they are supposed to be, and head-clamps that keep the cattle in position to allow for ease of vaccination and other treatments" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The statistics presented by the ministry were, therefore, being understated as deaths that took place in private health facilities were not included,” “According to 2014 and 2015 maternal death annual reports and 2015 Reproductive Health annual report, the Ministry of Health was facing challenges with Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) in the provision of timely, reliable and accessible health information, including maternal mortality data,” External link

newsday Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Gweru City Council employees have accumulated excess leave days, which effectively implies that some of them have not been on leave for at least 17 years and others 24 years,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Gweru City Council could not reconcile rates and water accounts amounts of $12 738 875 and $7 312 445 to bank statements balances of $303 942 and $70 582, respectively,” “Gweru was also unable to provide layout plans for the stands sold during the year,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : "Among the essential skills required in the Finance and Audit Committee are accounting/financial expertise. I noted that there was no representation of this discipline on the committee. This expertise will assist in ensuring effective oversight role on the internal control environment and integrity of financial reporting," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “Among the essential skills required in the Finance and Audit Committee are accounting/financial expertise. I noted that there was no representation of this discipline on the committee. This expertise will assist in ensuring effective oversight role on the internal control environment and integrity of financial reporting,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Ministry of Justice, on behalf of ZPCS, went on to obtain a duty-free certificate for the waiver of duty of $2 460 000, and it also entered into an arrangement with National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) for the storage of the fuel,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “However, records for the same period provided by Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED), who are the official transporters of the diesel, indicate that the transporter had withdrawn a total of 672 500 litres from the facility storage at the NOIC depot,” “Audit was not furnished with details of how 642 490 litres of the diesel withdrawn from the NOIC depot was used and accounted for. This was in violation of section 69 (i) and (ii) of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The ministry should obtain all the relevant documentation and reconciliations of the deliveries made to date and the remaining balance of the facility. There should be proper accounting of the fuel receipt; issuance and running balance collaborated with adequate documentation and physical checks,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Ministry of Justice, on behalf of ZPCS, went on to obtain a duty-free certificate for the waiver of duty of $2 460 000, and it also entered into an arrangement with National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) for the storage of the fuel,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “However, records for the same period provided by Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED), who are the official transporters of the diesel, indicate that the transporter had withdrawn a total of 672 500 litres from the facility storage at the NOIC depot,” “Audit was not furnished with details of how 642 490 litres of the diesel withdrawn from the NOIC depot was used and accounted for. This was in violation of section 69 (i) and (ii) of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The ministry should obtain all the relevant documentation and reconciliations of the deliveries made to date and the remaining balance of the facility. There should be proper accounting of the fuel receipt; issuance and running balance collaborated with adequate documentation and physical checks,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The Ministry of Justice, on behalf of ZPCS, went on to obtain a duty-free certificate for the waiver of duty of $2 460 000, and it also entered into an arrangement with National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) for the storage of the fuel," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "However, records for the same period provided by Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED), who are the official transporters of the diesel, indicate that the transporter had withdrawn a total of 672 500 litres from the facility storage at the NOIC depot," "Audit was not furnished with details of how 642 490 litres of the diesel withdrawn from the NOIC depot was used and accounted for. This was in violation of section 69 (i) and (ii) of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The ministry should obtain all the relevant documentation and reconciliations of the deliveries made to date and the remaining balance of the facility. There should be proper accounting of the fuel receipt; issuance and running balance collaborated with adequate documentation and physical checks," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I noted that the status of the Ziftessa has remained unclear as to whether it is a public entity or a department under the Ministry of Information, as there was no evidence provided to suggest that Ziftessa had assumed a public entity status by way of an Act of Parliament,” “I am concerned that the Ministry of Information did not cause the Ziftessa to have its activities subjected to audit by producing financial statements in terms of Section 49(1) of the Public Finance Management Act [Chapter 22:19], if the school is a public entity, or in terms of Section 35(6) of the same Act, if the school is a department within the Ministry of Information” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Investment Programme ) : "I observed that the RG incurred questionable expenditure on PSIP (Public Sector Investment Programme) projects that took long to be completed as remedial works and security costs were incurred on various projects," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri observed : "The risks are that the country could be having many undocumented and illegal foreigners who could be staying in the country without being pursued by relevant authorities," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Investment Programme ) : “I observed that the RG incurred questionable expenditure on PSIP (Public Sector Investment Programme) projects that took long to be completed as remedial works and security costs were incurred on various projects,” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri observed : “The risks are that the country could be having many undocumented and illegal foreigners who could be staying in the country without being pursued by relevant authorities,” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “It is of great concern that governance issues, over the years, have continued to dominate my findings. Although there was an improvement from 2015 to 2016 (reduction from 68% to 49%), there has been a notable surge from 49% to 67% in the governance issues in 2017 and 2018, respectively,” “The audit findings warrant the attention of management and those charged with governance. The audit revealed that most weaknesses related to governance, service delivery, revenue collection and debt management” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The ministry provided funding assistance to Air Zimbabwe, Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe and the Central Mechanical Engineering Department of US$52 156 505, US$2 600 000 and US$12 963 861 respectively. The amounts differed with what was confirmed to have been received by the three entities. CMED received US$11 293 400 and AirZim and Caaz only received funding amounting to US$1 284 597 and US$2 000 000 respectively,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The difference of US$52 142 369 was not accounted for,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri reported : “Air Zimbabwe, CMED, and Caaz disputed receiving the money except for the balances as per my finding. There is need for the ministry to engage the respective entities to clear the issues,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Loss of confidence in the service of the Police Force often results in the citizens taking the law into their own hands. Lives may continue to be lost if accidents are not curbed and the reputation of police force may be compromised," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “For Mozambican boundary the other cause for slow reaffirmation was partly because most parts of the boundary are landmine infested,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Life might be lost along the Mozambican boundary which is land mine infested, if the land mines are not removed in time. The Surveyor-General Department should ensure that the boundaries are reaffirmed in time, for the country to meet the AUBP deadline of 2023. Co-operation of the department and the Ministry of Defence should also be considered in order to expedite the removal of land mines,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "There was poor accountability for goods donated to the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) held at Northcort Training Institute. Items donated were inconsistently being recorded either as bales, sacks, bags by quantities or by weight instead of maintaining a standard unit of measurement of classification of the goods," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Failure to consistently record donated items compromises the accountability of same and without physical verification, it would be difficult to ascertain whether the received donations were properly recorded and accounted for," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The Ministry should ensure that bales, sacks and bags of donated goods are kept sealed at all times. Stores register should capture all important details such as full description of items (specifications), quantities received, quantities issued, balance (in stock) and signature of the recipient on issuances" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “There was poor accountability for goods donated to the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) held at Northcort Training Institute. Items donated were inconsistently being recorded either as bales, sacks, bags by quantities or by weight instead of maintaining a standard unit of measurement of classification of the goods,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Failure to consistently record donated items compromises the accountability of same and without physical verification, it would be difficult to ascertain whether the received donations were properly recorded and accounted for,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Ministry should ensure that bales, sacks and bags of donated goods are kept sealed at all times. Stores register should capture all important details such as full description of items (specifications), quantities received, quantities issued, balance (in stock) and signature of the recipient on issuances” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “There was poor accountability for goods donated to the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) held at Northcort Training Institute. Items donated were inconsistently being recorded either as bales, sacks, bags by quantities or by weight instead of maintaining a standard unit of measurement of classification of the goods,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Failure to consistently record donated items compromises the accountability of same and without physical verification, it would be difficult to ascertain whether the received donations were properly recorded and accounted for,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Ministry should ensure that bales, sacks and bags of donated goods are kept sealed at all times. Stores register should capture all important details such as full description of items (specifications), quantities received, quantities issued, balance (in stock) and signature of the recipient on issuances” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Management should ensure that all documentation is appropriately filed in labelled or coded files to ensure safeguarding and accountability of records," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Management should ensure that all documentation is appropriately filed in labelled or coded files to ensure safeguarding and accountability of records,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “In 2017 Treasury released a grant amounting to $100 000 for the development and promotion of the welfare and protection of older persons. The fund administrators disbursed only $38 586 (39 percent) to Old People’s Homes to cater for the welfare of older persons and used the remainder towards administration expenses such as institutional provisions, hospitality and travelling and subsistence allowances,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The number of reported service delivery issues have risen over the years, which is a sign of weakening service provision by various local authorities. It’s of great concern that governance issues over the years have continued to dominate my findings. Although there was an improvement from 2015 to 2016 (reduction from 68 percent to 49 percent), there has been a notable surge from 49 percent to 67 percent in the governance issues in 2017 and 2018 respectively,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Gweru City Council could not reconcile rates and water accounts amounting to $12 738 875 and $7 312 445 to bank statement balances of $303 942 and $70 582 respectively. Its employees have accumulated excess leave days which effectively implies that some of them have not been on leave for at least 17 years and others 24 years. Gweru was also unable to provide layout plans for the stands sold during the year,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “These funds were utilised by the council without any supporting documents availed to audit for my inspection. On enquiry with management about the nature of the arrangement and the reasons why the monies had been transferred out, the explanation proffered was that the transactions had been done on the instruction of the then Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "I draw your attention to the fact that the company's current liabilities exceed its current assets by US$92 118 178, this indicates that a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the company's ability to continue operating as a going concern," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 1, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I draw your attention to the fact that the company’s current liabilities exceed its current assets by US$92 118 178, this indicates that a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the company’s ability to continue operating as a going concern,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The same contractor was paid in advance an amount of US$561 935 by the Zimbabwe Power Company in 2016 and has not delivered,” “In addition, ZPC paid R196 064 in 2016 to York International for gas that has not been received” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri added : “Service delivery might be compromised if council borrows for recurrent expenses such as salaries of employees,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The company could not provide supporting documentation for operating expenses amounting to $13 million and petty cash expenditure amounting to $654 587,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “NSSA invested in Treasury Bills (TBs) amounting to $20 million with Metbank during the year despite the fact that the Authority’s risk and management department had recommended against this investment,” “The bank had a nil trading limit due to the fact that its risk of default was high and was deemed to be financially weak” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I noted that the printing press was installed in 2018 after a part payment of US$3 million, leaving a balance of US$1,3 million,” “Due to the outstanding balance, the council (Zimsec) could not commission the printing press. As a result, the council had to outsource the printing of O Level June and November 2017 examination papers at a cost of $251 367 and $1 million, respectively” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The asphalt plant which mixes tar was not functional. It required $159 969 to bring it back into service. The council in turn sought services from private companies for tar mixing and in the process incurred $222 950. However, I could not comprehend the economic rationale of the council’s decision,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The same contractor was also paid in advance an amount of US$561 935 by the Zimbabwe Power Company in 2016 and has not delivered," "In addition, ZPC also paid 196 064 rand in 2016 to York International for gas that has not been received" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "I noted that the printing press was installed in 2018 after a part payment of US$3 million, leaving a balance of US$1,3 million," "Due to the outstanding balance, the council (Zimsec) could not commission the printing press. As a result, the council had to outsource the printing of O-level June and November 2017 examination papers at a cost of $251 367 and $1 million, respectively" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The company could not provide supporting documentation for operating expenses amounting to $13 million and petty cash expenditure amounting to $654 587," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Nssa invested Treasury Bills (TBs) amounting to $20 million with Metbank during the year despite the fact that the Authority's risk and management department had recommended against this investment," "The bank had a nil trading limit due to the fact that its risk of default was high and was deemed to be financially weak" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The absence of policy manuals as well as non compliance with statutory regulations, of note is the failure to pay statutory obligations and others with Kariba, Redcliff and Karoi town councils not paying pensions, taxes, among others,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The excess expenditure was still to be regularised in terms of section 307 of the Constitution," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Ministries processed payments amounting to $7 280 598 and. $232 187 526 that were not adequately supported with receipts, invoices goods received notes and competitive quotations and this made it difficult for me to ascertain if these funds were used for the intended purposes," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Despite acquiring a printing press in 2016, Zimsec was still outsourcing printing services for examination papers and in 2017, the council incurred a total cost of $2 million for the printing of June and November examination papers," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The excess expenditure was still to be regularised in terms of section 307 of the Constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Ministries processed payments amounting to $7 280 598 and $232 187 526 that were not adequately supported with receipts, invoices goods received notes and competitive quotations and this made it difficult for me to ascertain if these funds were used for the intended purposes," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Despite acquiring a printing press in 2016, Zimsec was still outsourcing printing services for examination papers and in 2017, the council incurred a total cost of $2 million for the printing of June and November examination papers," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The absence of policy manuals as well as non compliance with statutory regulations, of note is the failure to pay statutory obligations and others with Kariba, Redcliff and Karoi town councils not paying pensions, taxes, among others,” External link

zbc Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The excess expenditure was still to be regularised in terms of section 307 of the Constitution,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Ministries processed payments amounting to $7 280 598 and $232 187 526 that were not adequately supported with receipts, invoices goods received notes and competitive quotations and this made it difficult for me to ascertain if these funds. were used for the intended purposes,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Despite acquiring a printing press in 2016, Zimsec was still outsourcing printing services for examination papers and in 2017, the council incurred a total cost of $2 million for the printing of June and November examination papers,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “There was no evidence that the ministries had followed up deliveries of the outstanding goods,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The excess expenditure was still to be regularised in terms of section 307 of the Constitution,” External link

newsday Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Ministries processed payments amounting to $7 280 598 and. $232 187 526 that were not adequately supported with receipts, invoices goods received notes and competitive quotations and this made it difficult for me to ascertain if these funds were used for the intended purposes,” External link

newsday Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Despite acquiring a printing press in 2016, Zimsec was still outsourcing printing services for examination papers and in 2017, the council incurred a total cost of $2 million for the printing of June and November examination papers,” External link

newsday Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “There was no evidence that the ministries had followed up deliveries of the outstanding goods,” External link

herald Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Regarding Honourable Berita Chikwama’s question regarding confirmation from service providers, yes we do that. Like with the 2018 report you will find that it is there where we have confirmed. Some of the service providers confirmed receiving payment, but what is missing in most cases is the breakdown of what the money was for,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri observed : “Documentary review of submitted responses from finance department as at September 19, 2015 indicated that ZETDC had paid a total of US$99 782 743 towards the prepayment activities, a figure which varied with the final submitted prepayment project payments by the same department as at May 20, 2016,” External link

theindependent Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “Tenders should be awarded by ZETDC based on merit rather than direct appointments to ensure better quality service and thereby achievement of the intended results” External link

theindependent Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri observed : "Documentary review of submitted responses from finance department as at September 19, 2015 indicated that ZETDC had paid a total of US$99 782 743 towards the prepayment activities, a figure which varied with the final submitted prepayment project payments by the same department as at May 20, 2016," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 7, 2018 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : "Tenders should be awarded by ZETDC based on merit rather than direct appointments to ensure better quality service and thereby achievement of the intended results" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 7, 2018 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Yes I am back at work, but I can’t comment at the moment because we are still talking,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, September 8, 2017 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Governments and organisations the world over face increasing internal and external pressures to demonstrate accountability, transparency and results. The Government of Zimbabwe has since independence embarked on various reform programmes in an effort to improve the level of service delivery and accountability and all public entities have been encouraged to come up with documented strategies," "The nation looks up to SAI (Supreme Audit Institution) to give them the assurance on the accountability and transparency of the public sector entities in the utilisation of resources allocated to them and provision of services for the betterment of the lives of Zimbabweans," External link

allafrica Monday, November 21, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "I think there is need to moderate this area taking into account the state of the economy. Most of them (State-owned companies) said the fees were too high and they were struggling to pay. We have also noticed the disparity in the level of fees proposed when tenders are opened," "It does not mean that we are encouraging you to charge fees which are too low because once you quote a fee and to change it is difficult because it has to go through the State Procurement Board. So you charge a fee which will enable you to make a reasonable profit. You are not going to cut corners because the fee is low or you charged just to secure the audit" External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Some estimates had significant variances which averaged 105 cubic litres per household. Some of the estimated units charged were for non-functional meters where no actual meter reading could be obtained,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The authority was owed $217 582 312 by employers as at the end of the year 2015. While the authority could establish what it is owed through a year-end debtor’s ascertainment procedure, it was not able to identify which particular individual employers were not paid up,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : "This amount was owed to ZIMRA by its clients who were facing financial difficulties due to the harsh economic environment," External link

allafrica Friday, July 8, 2016 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Income Tax ) : "A number of entities were paying board fees, management salaries and benefits which were not authorised or which were not subjected to tax," "Allowances were paid outside the payroll and were not being taxed, contrary to the Income Tax Act, resulting in penalties for non compliance," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The Harare City Council did not reconcile its cashbook overdrawn balance of US$208 430 777 as per financial statements to the bank overdraft balances of US$7 590 828 giving a significant variance of US$200 839 949," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Some vehicles passing through tollgates and roads access collection points were reflecting as heavy vehicles on the tollgate system while they had discs confirming that they were light vehicles. Toll operators deleted computer records to force the systems to accept manual capturing of the right weights," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Income Tax ) : "The authority's management received during the year ended December 31, 2013, monthly fuel allowances which were processed outside the pay roll system and were not subjected to PAYE in violation of the Income Tax Act. All benefits and allowances should be processed through the payroll and subjected to PAYE in line with the Income Tax Act," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The authority is deprived of funds for its daily operations and investment opportunities,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The authority is deprived of funds for its daily operations and investment opportunities,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The authority is deprived of funds for its daily operations and investment opportunities,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The authority is deprived of funds for its daily operations and investment opportunities,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:35:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The audit established that a total of 2 888 teachers were being paid by Government while working at Trust and private schools, drawing a salary of $1 650 048 per month, which translates to $19 800 576 per annum," "Trust schools levy relatively higher tuition fees than Government and mission schools and are therefore capable of paying salaries of teachers currently employed by Government" External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:38:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The commission established that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education deployed two heads per school at 32 schools and two deputy heads per school at 63 schools drawing about $1, 3 million per annum," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:38:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "With the above ratios, the total number of teachers required should stand at 96 973 excluding student teachers and relief teachers totaling 24 925. The overall over-staffing situation at the time of the audit for the teachers was 5 588," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:38:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The audit established that a total of 2 888 teachers were being paid by Government while working at Trust and private schools, drawing a salary of $1 650 048 per month, which translates to $19 800 576 per annum,” “Trust schools levy relatively higher tuition fees than Government and mission schools and are therefore capable of paying salaries of teachers currently employed by Government” External link

herald Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The commission established that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education deployed two heads per school at 32 schools and two deputy heads per school at 63 schools drawing about $1, 3 million per annum,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “With the above ratios, the total number of teachers required should stand at 96 973 excluding student teachers and relief teachers totaling 24 925. The overall over-staffing situation at the time of the audit for the teachers was 5 588,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The goods were requested and received without Treasury authority contrary to my previous year’s advice that this practice compromises the ministry’s oversight role of monitoring performance of parastatals,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 27, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The 10 percent that the ministry is basing this expenditure on appears remote from the administration of BEAM," External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri wrote : "Two registered nurses also neglected a patient who was critically ill who later died under the care of a nurse aid. This was in violation of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (no 20) Act 2013 read in conjunction with the Health services Regulation 2006," External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri wrote : "Equipment purchased under the targeted approach at a cost of $295 553, more than three years ago was lying idle at Ngomahuru Institute for the mentally challenged. The equipment has not been installed and commissioned. " External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The speedy finalisation of the Statutory Instrument for Human Resource Directors cannot be overemphasised," External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The head of Ministry for Primary and Secondary Education should put in place measures to ensure that the human resource supervisory mechanisms are effectively functional," External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Included in the Outstanding Revenue Return is $3 587 606 which relates to taxes transferred by clients into the Authority’s bank accounts but not transferred to the commissioner general’s account for onward transfer to Exchequer Account prior to liquidation or judicial management (of banks). The recoverability of the full amount is doubtful,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I was not availed with documentary evidence to show that the State Procurement Board had approved the contract price variation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The speedy finalisation of the Statutory Instrument for Human Resource Directors cannot be overemphasised," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The head of Ministry for Primary and Secondary Education should put in place measures to ensure that the human resource supervisory mechanisms are effectively functional," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The audit exercise established that in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, school heads, deputy heads and teachers were away from their stations without official leave," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The audit exercise established that in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, school heads, deputy heads and teachers were away from their stations without official leave," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The speedy finalisation of the Statutory Instrument for Human Resource Directors cannot be overemphasised," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The head of Ministry for Primary and Secondary Education should put in place measures to ensure that the human resource supervisory mechanisms are effectively functional," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The audit exercise established that in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, school heads, deputy heads and teachers were away from their stations without official leave,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Commission ) : “The commission (Public Service Commission) shall raise a disallowance against all members who were absent without official leave on the day of the head count according to levels of responsibility with effect from May 1, 2015,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The speedy finalisation of the Statutory Instrument for Human Resource Directors cannot be overemphasised,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The head of Ministry for Primary and Secondary Education should put in place measures to ensure that the human resource supervisory mechanisms are effectively functional,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The audit revealed that most of the weaknesses emanated from governance issues, revenue collection and debt recovery, employment cost and procurement of goods and services,” External link

herald Friday, June 24, 2016 7:52:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “We are still collecting bids and we will get to know which companies have submitted their bids when we close,” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:31:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "If individuals appointed to a board do not possess varied skills mix, the Board's oversight role might not be effective as the company might not get appropriate guidance to accomplish its mandate," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Contrary to Treasury instruction 0206, seven ZRP stations visited destroyed government financial records before audit,” External link

thezimbabwean Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:08:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "I was unable to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence about the sales figures for number plates amounting to $16,5 million, commission of $890 051 and accounts receivable of $722 818 as there were no sales ledger, sales commission ledger and sales control ledger accounts," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 8, 2015 1:14:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I was unable to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence about the sales figures for number plates amounting to $16,5 million, commission of $890 051 and accounts receivable of $722 818 as there were no sales ledger, sales commission ledger and sales control ledger accounts,” External link

herald Friday, February 6, 2015 2:28:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
general96.49%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
general of zimbabwe1.75%EN09/13/201613/09/2016
committee chairperson1.75%EN07/01/201601/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Mildred ChiriEN100.00%


 
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Brian Nichols said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : "Corruption has clouded Zimbabwe's reputation. Transparency International estimates corruption costs Zimbabwe's economy $1 billion per year, undermining business confidence, Auditor General Mildred Chiri discovery that Zesa and (its subsidiary) Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company has not taken ownership of US$4.9 million worth of transformers despite making payments of them many years ago. There are many other examples I could give but transparency and taking steps in dealing with corruption are what's needed," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Innocent Gonese said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “We must have due process in terms of allowing Parliament, in this instance the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to be consulted because we have a situation where the proposal of Ndudzo has had reactions and insinuations that Chiri has been fired,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Patrick Chinamasa said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “Let me put the record straight and say that Chiri has not been fired. She was appointed to her current position as AG in 2004 and her 12-year term expired in February last year. I sought legal advice on whether or not she was eligible for another term and was advised by lawyers that she was eligible,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Innocent Gonese said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “We must have due process in terms of allowing Parliament, in this instance the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to be consulted because we have a situation where the proposal of Ndudzo has had reactions and insinuations that Chiri has been fired,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:04:00 AM EAT

Patrick Chinamasa said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “Let me put the record straight and say that Chiri has not been fired. She was appointed to her current position as AG in 2004 and her 12-year term expired in February last year. I sought legal advice on whether or not she was eligible for another term and was advised by lawyers that she was eligible,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:04:00 AM EAT

Innocent Gonese said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “We must have due process in terms of allowing Parliament, in this instance the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to be consulted because we have a situation where the proposal of Ndudzo has had reactions and insinuations that Chiri has been fired,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 28, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Patrick Chinamasa said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “Let me put the record straight and say that Chiri has not been fired. She was appointed to her current position as AG in 2004 and her 12-year term expired in February last year. I sought legal advice on whether or not she was eligible for another term and was advised by lawyers that she was eligible,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 28, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “One of the last things I did before leaving government was to renew Chiri’s contract. She is entitled to the full term of her contract,” External link

financialgazette Friday, July 28, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “It’s a political decision. Chiri has been causing pain in government,” External link

financialgazette Friday, July 28, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Walter Chidakwa said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : "We did say a forensic audit was going on and the Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri, pointed out that she was auditing a number of companies and the audit has not been completed. When the audit is finished, we will do a report and bring it before Parliament. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 2, 2017 9:38:00 AM EAT

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Mildred Chiri said : “The audits will be carried out simultaneously as donations pour in. We will be making an audit to ensure that there is effective and efficient utilisation of the donations in line with corporate governance as envisaged by the Public Finance and Management Act,” “The idea is to minimise leakages by pointing out potential and actual weaknesses before they arise. It is a real time audit. The objective is to strengthen systems” External link

zimeye Friday, May 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “We are under lockdown as a country and we have a skeletal staff as most of our auditors are working from home. It would have been easier if the donations were uploaded on a website and we take information from that platform. We will have to sit down with relevant authorities to establish how to do it. The point is we will carry out the audit mindful of the need to achieve intended objectives as well as protect auditors,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The authority was owed $217 582 312 by employers as at the end of the year 2015. While the authority could establish what it is owed through a year-end debtor’s ascertainment procedure, it was not able to identify which particular individual employers were not paid up,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Zim-Paris mission was sued for unfair labour practices and was expected to pay damages estimated at €20 000 and wages for 10 months,” “At Zim-Lilongwe, local staff reported the mission to the Office of the President and Cabinet and ministry of Foreign Affairs of host country for failing to pay arrear salaries and outstanding bonuses for 2015” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “This was in violation of paragraph 3,5 of the Accounting Officer’s Instructions which states that repayments should be done timeously,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri warned : “The Dakar mission rented both residential properties and the Chancery. At the time of audit on November 9, 2016, all of the property rentals were in arrears to the tune of $66 467 and a notice of termination of contract for the ambassador’s official residence had been issued by the landlord,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I was therefore unable to verify whether the properties belonged to the government of Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The direct costs of corruption manifest in… loss of public funds through misallocations or higher expenses as well as lower quality of goods, services and works. Suppliers pay bribes in order to secure contracts but recover these through inflated prices, billing for work which was not performed,” “They deliver work which is substandard by reducing quality of work or using inferior materials. As a result, the costs are exaggerated and quality of work is compromised. Such haemorrhage retards economic growth and development” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 28, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “This is very commendable. Professionalising this discipline will go a long way in redressing some of the governance issues, that is, controls and monitoring that have been lacking in the procurement systems,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 28, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “My office has not yet audited the application of the new guiding principles of the Act. It will embark on this during the 2019 financial year audit,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 28, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The direct costs of corruption manifest in... loss of public funds through misallocations or higher expenses as well as lower quality of goods, services and works. Suppliers pay bribes in order to secure contracts but recover these through inflated prices, billing for work which was not performed," "They deliver work which is substandard by reducing quality of work or using inferior materials. As a result, the costs are exaggerated and quality of work is compromised. Such haemorrhage retards economic growth and development" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "This is very commendable. Professionalising this discipline will go a long way in redressing some of the governance issues, that is, controls and monitoring that have been lacking in the procurement systems," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "My office has not yet audited the application of the new guiding principles of the Act. It will embark on this during the 2019 financial year audit," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The financial statements do not present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Railways as at December 31, 2018 and of its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs)," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Review of Mutare Provincial Hospital 2016 annual report noted that of the 18 women who succumbed to maternal deaths, they had all been transferred to the hospital when they were already critical. From the interviews, it was revealed that most of the women who succumbed to maternal deaths would have been referred when their condition was deplorable. In some instances, the women died on the same day of admission at the hospital,” External link

newsday Monday, September 23, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Matabeleland South ) : "From my review of annual reports for 2015 to 2017, I noted that there were 3 726 dip-tanks in the country, and 2 637 of those (70,77%) needed repairs for them to function properly," "Manicaland province was the most affected, with 89,52% of its dip-tanks needing rehabilitation, followed by Matabeleland North, Midlands, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland East, Matabeleland South, Masvingo and Mashonaland Central provinces, respectively," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "In other districts visited, furthest dip-tanks were approximately 10km away from villages. Of the 30 dip-tanks that I inspected, I gathered that 27 of them were in a deplorable state and needed rehabilitation. These dip-tanks did not have standard requirements like roofs to prevent the dip chemical from unwanted dilutions and evaporations," "They did not have races to guide cattle where they are supposed to be, and head-clamps that keep the cattle in position to allow for ease of vaccination and other treatments" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The statistics presented by the ministry were, therefore, being understated as deaths that took place in private health facilities were not included,” “According to 2014 and 2015 maternal death annual reports and 2015 Reproductive Health annual report, the Ministry of Health was facing challenges with Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) in the provision of timely, reliable and accessible health information, including maternal mortality data,” External link

newsday Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Gweru City Council employees have accumulated excess leave days, which effectively implies that some of them have not been on leave for at least 17 years and others 24 years,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Gweru City Council could not reconcile rates and water accounts amounts of $12 738 875 and $7 312 445 to bank statements balances of $303 942 and $70 582, respectively,” “Gweru was also unable to provide layout plans for the stands sold during the year,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : "Among the essential skills required in the Finance and Audit Committee are accounting/financial expertise. I noted that there was no representation of this discipline on the committee. This expertise will assist in ensuring effective oversight role on the internal control environment and integrity of financial reporting," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “Among the essential skills required in the Finance and Audit Committee are accounting/financial expertise. I noted that there was no representation of this discipline on the committee. This expertise will assist in ensuring effective oversight role on the internal control environment and integrity of financial reporting,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Ministry of Justice, on behalf of ZPCS, went on to obtain a duty-free certificate for the waiver of duty of $2 460 000, and it also entered into an arrangement with National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) for the storage of the fuel,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “However, records for the same period provided by Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED), who are the official transporters of the diesel, indicate that the transporter had withdrawn a total of 672 500 litres from the facility storage at the NOIC depot,” “Audit was not furnished with details of how 642 490 litres of the diesel withdrawn from the NOIC depot was used and accounted for. This was in violation of section 69 (i) and (ii) of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The ministry should obtain all the relevant documentation and reconciliations of the deliveries made to date and the remaining balance of the facility. There should be proper accounting of the fuel receipt; issuance and running balance collaborated with adequate documentation and physical checks,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Ministry of Justice, on behalf of ZPCS, went on to obtain a duty-free certificate for the waiver of duty of $2 460 000, and it also entered into an arrangement with National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) for the storage of the fuel,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “However, records for the same period provided by Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED), who are the official transporters of the diesel, indicate that the transporter had withdrawn a total of 672 500 litres from the facility storage at the NOIC depot,” “Audit was not furnished with details of how 642 490 litres of the diesel withdrawn from the NOIC depot was used and accounted for. This was in violation of section 69 (i) and (ii) of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The ministry should obtain all the relevant documentation and reconciliations of the deliveries made to date and the remaining balance of the facility. There should be proper accounting of the fuel receipt; issuance and running balance collaborated with adequate documentation and physical checks,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 15, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The Ministry of Justice, on behalf of ZPCS, went on to obtain a duty-free certificate for the waiver of duty of $2 460 000, and it also entered into an arrangement with National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) for the storage of the fuel," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "However, records for the same period provided by Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED), who are the official transporters of the diesel, indicate that the transporter had withdrawn a total of 672 500 litres from the facility storage at the NOIC depot," "Audit was not furnished with details of how 642 490 litres of the diesel withdrawn from the NOIC depot was used and accounted for. This was in violation of section 69 (i) and (ii) of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The ministry should obtain all the relevant documentation and reconciliations of the deliveries made to date and the remaining balance of the facility. There should be proper accounting of the fuel receipt; issuance and running balance collaborated with adequate documentation and physical checks," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I noted that the status of the Ziftessa has remained unclear as to whether it is a public entity or a department under the Ministry of Information, as there was no evidence provided to suggest that Ziftessa had assumed a public entity status by way of an Act of Parliament,” “I am concerned that the Ministry of Information did not cause the Ziftessa to have its activities subjected to audit by producing financial statements in terms of Section 49(1) of the Public Finance Management Act [Chapter 22:19], if the school is a public entity, or in terms of Section 35(6) of the same Act, if the school is a department within the Ministry of Information” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Investment Programme ) : "I observed that the RG incurred questionable expenditure on PSIP (Public Sector Investment Programme) projects that took long to be completed as remedial works and security costs were incurred on various projects," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri observed : "The risks are that the country could be having many undocumented and illegal foreigners who could be staying in the country without being pursued by relevant authorities," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Investment Programme ) : “I observed that the RG incurred questionable expenditure on PSIP (Public Sector Investment Programme) projects that took long to be completed as remedial works and security costs were incurred on various projects,” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri observed : “The risks are that the country could be having many undocumented and illegal foreigners who could be staying in the country without being pursued by relevant authorities,” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “It is of great concern that governance issues, over the years, have continued to dominate my findings. Although there was an improvement from 2015 to 2016 (reduction from 68% to 49%), there has been a notable surge from 49% to 67% in the governance issues in 2017 and 2018, respectively,” “The audit findings warrant the attention of management and those charged with governance. The audit revealed that most weaknesses related to governance, service delivery, revenue collection and debt management” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The ministry provided funding assistance to Air Zimbabwe, Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe and the Central Mechanical Engineering Department of US$52 156 505, US$2 600 000 and US$12 963 861 respectively. The amounts differed with what was confirmed to have been received by the three entities. CMED received US$11 293 400 and AirZim and Caaz only received funding amounting to US$1 284 597 and US$2 000 000 respectively,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The difference of US$52 142 369 was not accounted for,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri reported : “Air Zimbabwe, CMED, and Caaz disputed receiving the money except for the balances as per my finding. There is need for the ministry to engage the respective entities to clear the issues,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Loss of confidence in the service of the Police Force often results in the citizens taking the law into their own hands. Lives may continue to be lost if accidents are not curbed and the reputation of police force may be compromised," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “For Mozambican boundary the other cause for slow reaffirmation was partly because most parts of the boundary are landmine infested,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Life might be lost along the Mozambican boundary which is land mine infested, if the land mines are not removed in time. The Surveyor-General Department should ensure that the boundaries are reaffirmed in time, for the country to meet the AUBP deadline of 2023. Co-operation of the department and the Ministry of Defence should also be considered in order to expedite the removal of land mines,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "There was poor accountability for goods donated to the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) held at Northcort Training Institute. Items donated were inconsistently being recorded either as bales, sacks, bags by quantities or by weight instead of maintaining a standard unit of measurement of classification of the goods," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Failure to consistently record donated items compromises the accountability of same and without physical verification, it would be difficult to ascertain whether the received donations were properly recorded and accounted for," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The Ministry should ensure that bales, sacks and bags of donated goods are kept sealed at all times. Stores register should capture all important details such as full description of items (specifications), quantities received, quantities issued, balance (in stock) and signature of the recipient on issuances" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “There was poor accountability for goods donated to the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) held at Northcort Training Institute. Items donated were inconsistently being recorded either as bales, sacks, bags by quantities or by weight instead of maintaining a standard unit of measurement of classification of the goods,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Failure to consistently record donated items compromises the accountability of same and without physical verification, it would be difficult to ascertain whether the received donations were properly recorded and accounted for,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Ministry should ensure that bales, sacks and bags of donated goods are kept sealed at all times. Stores register should capture all important details such as full description of items (specifications), quantities received, quantities issued, balance (in stock) and signature of the recipient on issuances” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “There was poor accountability for goods donated to the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) held at Northcort Training Institute. Items donated were inconsistently being recorded either as bales, sacks, bags by quantities or by weight instead of maintaining a standard unit of measurement of classification of the goods,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Failure to consistently record donated items compromises the accountability of same and without physical verification, it would be difficult to ascertain whether the received donations were properly recorded and accounted for,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The Ministry should ensure that bales, sacks and bags of donated goods are kept sealed at all times. Stores register should capture all important details such as full description of items (specifications), quantities received, quantities issued, balance (in stock) and signature of the recipient on issuances” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Management should ensure that all documentation is appropriately filed in labelled or coded files to ensure safeguarding and accountability of records," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Management should ensure that all documentation is appropriately filed in labelled or coded files to ensure safeguarding and accountability of records,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “In 2017 Treasury released a grant amounting to $100 000 for the development and promotion of the welfare and protection of older persons. The fund administrators disbursed only $38 586 (39 percent) to Old People’s Homes to cater for the welfare of older persons and used the remainder towards administration expenses such as institutional provisions, hospitality and travelling and subsistence allowances,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The number of reported service delivery issues have risen over the years, which is a sign of weakening service provision by various local authorities. It’s of great concern that governance issues over the years have continued to dominate my findings. Although there was an improvement from 2015 to 2016 (reduction from 68 percent to 49 percent), there has been a notable surge from 49 percent to 67 percent in the governance issues in 2017 and 2018 respectively,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Gweru City Council could not reconcile rates and water accounts amounting to $12 738 875 and $7 312 445 to bank statement balances of $303 942 and $70 582 respectively. Its employees have accumulated excess leave days which effectively implies that some of them have not been on leave for at least 17 years and others 24 years. Gweru was also unable to provide layout plans for the stands sold during the year,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “These funds were utilised by the council without any supporting documents availed to audit for my inspection. On enquiry with management about the nature of the arrangement and the reasons why the monies had been transferred out, the explanation proffered was that the transactions had been done on the instruction of the then Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "I draw your attention to the fact that the company's current liabilities exceed its current assets by US$92 118 178, this indicates that a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the company's ability to continue operating as a going concern," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 1, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I draw your attention to the fact that the company’s current liabilities exceed its current assets by US$92 118 178, this indicates that a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the company’s ability to continue operating as a going concern,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The same contractor was paid in advance an amount of US$561 935 by the Zimbabwe Power Company in 2016 and has not delivered,” “In addition, ZPC paid R196 064 in 2016 to York International for gas that has not been received” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri added : “Service delivery might be compromised if council borrows for recurrent expenses such as salaries of employees,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The company could not provide supporting documentation for operating expenses amounting to $13 million and petty cash expenditure amounting to $654 587,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “NSSA invested in Treasury Bills (TBs) amounting to $20 million with Metbank during the year despite the fact that the Authority’s risk and management department had recommended against this investment,” “The bank had a nil trading limit due to the fact that its risk of default was high and was deemed to be financially weak” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I noted that the printing press was installed in 2018 after a part payment of US$3 million, leaving a balance of US$1,3 million,” “Due to the outstanding balance, the council (Zimsec) could not commission the printing press. As a result, the council had to outsource the printing of O Level June and November 2017 examination papers at a cost of $251 367 and $1 million, respectively” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The asphalt plant which mixes tar was not functional. It required $159 969 to bring it back into service. The council in turn sought services from private companies for tar mixing and in the process incurred $222 950. However, I could not comprehend the economic rationale of the council’s decision,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The same contractor was also paid in advance an amount of US$561 935 by the Zimbabwe Power Company in 2016 and has not delivered," "In addition, ZPC also paid 196 064 rand in 2016 to York International for gas that has not been received" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "I noted that the printing press was installed in 2018 after a part payment of US$3 million, leaving a balance of US$1,3 million," "Due to the outstanding balance, the council (Zimsec) could not commission the printing press. As a result, the council had to outsource the printing of O-level June and November 2017 examination papers at a cost of $251 367 and $1 million, respectively" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The company could not provide supporting documentation for operating expenses amounting to $13 million and petty cash expenditure amounting to $654 587," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Nssa invested Treasury Bills (TBs) amounting to $20 million with Metbank during the year despite the fact that the Authority's risk and management department had recommended against this investment," "The bank had a nil trading limit due to the fact that its risk of default was high and was deemed to be financially weak" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The absence of policy manuals as well as non compliance with statutory regulations, of note is the failure to pay statutory obligations and others with Kariba, Redcliff and Karoi town councils not paying pensions, taxes, among others,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The excess expenditure was still to be regularised in terms of section 307 of the Constitution," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Ministries processed payments amounting to $7 280 598 and. $232 187 526 that were not adequately supported with receipts, invoices goods received notes and competitive quotations and this made it difficult for me to ascertain if these funds were used for the intended purposes," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Despite acquiring a printing press in 2016, Zimsec was still outsourcing printing services for examination papers and in 2017, the council incurred a total cost of $2 million for the printing of June and November examination papers," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The excess expenditure was still to be regularised in terms of section 307 of the Constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Ministries processed payments amounting to $7 280 598 and $232 187 526 that were not adequately supported with receipts, invoices goods received notes and competitive quotations and this made it difficult for me to ascertain if these funds were used for the intended purposes," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Despite acquiring a printing press in 2016, Zimsec was still outsourcing printing services for examination papers and in 2017, the council incurred a total cost of $2 million for the printing of June and November examination papers," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The absence of policy manuals as well as non compliance with statutory regulations, of note is the failure to pay statutory obligations and others with Kariba, Redcliff and Karoi town councils not paying pensions, taxes, among others,” External link

zbc Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The excess expenditure was still to be regularised in terms of section 307 of the Constitution,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Ministries processed payments amounting to $7 280 598 and $232 187 526 that were not adequately supported with receipts, invoices goods received notes and competitive quotations and this made it difficult for me to ascertain if these funds. were used for the intended purposes,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Despite acquiring a printing press in 2016, Zimsec was still outsourcing printing services for examination papers and in 2017, the council incurred a total cost of $2 million for the printing of June and November examination papers,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “There was no evidence that the ministries had followed up deliveries of the outstanding goods,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The excess expenditure was still to be regularised in terms of section 307 of the Constitution,” External link

newsday Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Ministries processed payments amounting to $7 280 598 and. $232 187 526 that were not adequately supported with receipts, invoices goods received notes and competitive quotations and this made it difficult for me to ascertain if these funds were used for the intended purposes,” External link

newsday Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Despite acquiring a printing press in 2016, Zimsec was still outsourcing printing services for examination papers and in 2017, the council incurred a total cost of $2 million for the printing of June and November examination papers,” External link

newsday Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “There was no evidence that the ministries had followed up deliveries of the outstanding goods,” External link

herald Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Regarding Honourable Berita Chikwama’s question regarding confirmation from service providers, yes we do that. Like with the 2018 report you will find that it is there where we have confirmed. Some of the service providers confirmed receiving payment, but what is missing in most cases is the breakdown of what the money was for,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri observed : “Documentary review of submitted responses from finance department as at September 19, 2015 indicated that ZETDC had paid a total of US$99 782 743 towards the prepayment activities, a figure which varied with the final submitted prepayment project payments by the same department as at May 20, 2016,” External link

theindependent Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “Tenders should be awarded by ZETDC based on merit rather than direct appointments to ensure better quality service and thereby achievement of the intended results” External link

theindependent Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri observed : "Documentary review of submitted responses from finance department as at September 19, 2015 indicated that ZETDC had paid a total of US$99 782 743 towards the prepayment activities, a figure which varied with the final submitted prepayment project payments by the same department as at May 20, 2016," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 7, 2018 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : "Tenders should be awarded by ZETDC based on merit rather than direct appointments to ensure better quality service and thereby achievement of the intended results" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 7, 2018 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Yes I am back at work, but I can’t comment at the moment because we are still talking,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, September 8, 2017 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Governments and organisations the world over face increasing internal and external pressures to demonstrate accountability, transparency and results. The Government of Zimbabwe has since independence embarked on various reform programmes in an effort to improve the level of service delivery and accountability and all public entities have been encouraged to come up with documented strategies," "The nation looks up to SAI (Supreme Audit Institution) to give them the assurance on the accountability and transparency of the public sector entities in the utilisation of resources allocated to them and provision of services for the betterment of the lives of Zimbabweans," External link

allafrica Monday, November 21, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "I think there is need to moderate this area taking into account the state of the economy. Most of them (State-owned companies) said the fees were too high and they were struggling to pay. We have also noticed the disparity in the level of fees proposed when tenders are opened," "It does not mean that we are encouraging you to charge fees which are too low because once you quote a fee and to change it is difficult because it has to go through the State Procurement Board. So you charge a fee which will enable you to make a reasonable profit. You are not going to cut corners because the fee is low or you charged just to secure the audit" External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Some estimates had significant variances which averaged 105 cubic litres per household. Some of the estimated units charged were for non-functional meters where no actual meter reading could be obtained,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The authority was owed $217 582 312 by employers as at the end of the year 2015. While the authority could establish what it is owed through a year-end debtor’s ascertainment procedure, it was not able to identify which particular individual employers were not paid up,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : "This amount was owed to ZIMRA by its clients who were facing financial difficulties due to the harsh economic environment," External link

allafrica Friday, July 8, 2016 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Income Tax ) : "A number of entities were paying board fees, management salaries and benefits which were not authorised or which were not subjected to tax," "Allowances were paid outside the payroll and were not being taxed, contrary to the Income Tax Act, resulting in penalties for non compliance," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The Harare City Council did not reconcile its cashbook overdrawn balance of US$208 430 777 as per financial statements to the bank overdraft balances of US$7 590 828 giving a significant variance of US$200 839 949," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "Some vehicles passing through tollgates and roads access collection points were reflecting as heavy vehicles on the tollgate system while they had discs confirming that they were light vehicles. Toll operators deleted computer records to force the systems to accept manual capturing of the right weights," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Income Tax ) : "The authority's management received during the year ended December 31, 2013, monthly fuel allowances which were processed outside the pay roll system and were not subjected to PAYE in violation of the Income Tax Act. All benefits and allowances should be processed through the payroll and subjected to PAYE in line with the Income Tax Act," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The authority is deprived of funds for its daily operations and investment opportunities,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The authority is deprived of funds for its daily operations and investment opportunities,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The authority is deprived of funds for its daily operations and investment opportunities,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri noted : “The authority is deprived of funds for its daily operations and investment opportunities,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:35:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The audit established that a total of 2 888 teachers were being paid by Government while working at Trust and private schools, drawing a salary of $1 650 048 per month, which translates to $19 800 576 per annum," "Trust schools levy relatively higher tuition fees than Government and mission schools and are therefore capable of paying salaries of teachers currently employed by Government" External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:38:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The commission established that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education deployed two heads per school at 32 schools and two deputy heads per school at 63 schools drawing about $1, 3 million per annum," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:38:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "With the above ratios, the total number of teachers required should stand at 96 973 excluding student teachers and relief teachers totaling 24 925. The overall over-staffing situation at the time of the audit for the teachers was 5 588," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:38:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The audit established that a total of 2 888 teachers were being paid by Government while working at Trust and private schools, drawing a salary of $1 650 048 per month, which translates to $19 800 576 per annum,” “Trust schools levy relatively higher tuition fees than Government and mission schools and are therefore capable of paying salaries of teachers currently employed by Government” External link

herald Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The commission established that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education deployed two heads per school at 32 schools and two deputy heads per school at 63 schools drawing about $1, 3 million per annum,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “With the above ratios, the total number of teachers required should stand at 96 973 excluding student teachers and relief teachers totaling 24 925. The overall over-staffing situation at the time of the audit for the teachers was 5 588,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The goods were requested and received without Treasury authority contrary to my previous year’s advice that this practice compromises the ministry’s oversight role of monitoring performance of parastatals,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 27, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The 10 percent that the ministry is basing this expenditure on appears remote from the administration of BEAM," External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri wrote : "Two registered nurses also neglected a patient who was critically ill who later died under the care of a nurse aid. This was in violation of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (no 20) Act 2013 read in conjunction with the Health services Regulation 2006," External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri wrote : "Equipment purchased under the targeted approach at a cost of $295 553, more than three years ago was lying idle at Ngomahuru Institute for the mentally challenged. The equipment has not been installed and commissioned. " External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The speedy finalisation of the Statutory Instrument for Human Resource Directors cannot be overemphasised," External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The head of Ministry for Primary and Secondary Education should put in place measures to ensure that the human resource supervisory mechanisms are effectively functional," External link

allafrica Monday, June 27, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Included in the Outstanding Revenue Return is $3 587 606 which relates to taxes transferred by clients into the Authority’s bank accounts but not transferred to the commissioner general’s account for onward transfer to Exchequer Account prior to liquidation or judicial management (of banks). The recoverability of the full amount is doubtful,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I was not availed with documentary evidence to show that the State Procurement Board had approved the contract price variation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The speedy finalisation of the Statutory Instrument for Human Resource Directors cannot be overemphasised," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The head of Ministry for Primary and Secondary Education should put in place measures to ensure that the human resource supervisory mechanisms are effectively functional," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The audit exercise established that in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, school heads, deputy heads and teachers were away from their stations without official leave," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The audit exercise established that in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, school heads, deputy heads and teachers were away from their stations without official leave," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The speedy finalisation of the Statutory Instrument for Human Resource Directors cannot be overemphasised," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "The head of Ministry for Primary and Secondary Education should put in place measures to ensure that the human resource supervisory mechanisms are effectively functional," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The audit exercise established that in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, school heads, deputy heads and teachers were away from their stations without official leave,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said ( about Commission ) : “The commission (Public Service Commission) shall raise a disallowance against all members who were absent without official leave on the day of the head count according to levels of responsibility with effect from May 1, 2015,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The speedy finalisation of the Statutory Instrument for Human Resource Directors cannot be overemphasised,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The head of Ministry for Primary and Secondary Education should put in place measures to ensure that the human resource supervisory mechanisms are effectively functional,” External link

herald Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “The audit revealed that most of the weaknesses emanated from governance issues, revenue collection and debt recovery, employment cost and procurement of goods and services,” External link

herald Friday, June 24, 2016 7:52:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “We are still collecting bids and we will get to know which companies have submitted their bids when we close,” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:31:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "If individuals appointed to a board do not possess varied skills mix, the Board's oversight role might not be effective as the company might not get appropriate guidance to accomplish its mandate," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “Contrary to Treasury instruction 0206, seven ZRP stations visited destroyed government financial records before audit,” External link

thezimbabwean Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:08:00 AM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : "I was unable to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence about the sales figures for number plates amounting to $16,5 million, commission of $890 051 and accounts receivable of $722 818 as there were no sales ledger, sales commission ledger and sales control ledger accounts," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 8, 2015 1:14:00 PM EAT

Mildred Chiri said : “I was unable to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence about the sales figures for number plates amounting to $16,5 million, commission of $890 051 and accounts receivable of $722 818 as there were no sales ledger, sales commission ledger and sales control ledger accounts,” External link

herald Friday, February 6, 2015 2:28:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
general96.49%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
general of zimbabwe1.75%EN09/13/201613/09/2016
committee chairperson1.75%EN07/01/201601/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Mildred ChiriEN100.00%


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Brian Nichols said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : "Corruption has clouded Zimbabwe's reputation. Transparency International estimates corruption costs Zimbabwe's economy $1 billion per year, undermining business confidence, Auditor General Mildred Chiri discovery that Zesa and (its subsidiary) Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company has not taken ownership of US$4.9 million worth of transformers despite making payments of them many years ago. There are many other examples I could give but transparency and taking steps in dealing with corruption are what's needed," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Innocent Gonese said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “We must have due process in terms of allowing Parliament, in this instance the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to be consulted because we have a situation where the proposal of Ndudzo has had reactions and insinuations that Chiri has been fired,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Patrick Chinamasa said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “Let me put the record straight and say that Chiri has not been fired. She was appointed to her current position as AG in 2004 and her 12-year term expired in February last year. I sought legal advice on whether or not she was eligible for another term and was advised by lawyers that she was eligible,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Innocent Gonese said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “We must have due process in terms of allowing Parliament, in this instance the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to be consulted because we have a situation where the proposal of Ndudzo has had reactions and insinuations that Chiri has been fired,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:04:00 AM EAT

Patrick Chinamasa said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “Let me put the record straight and say that Chiri has not been fired. She was appointed to her current position as AG in 2004 and her 12-year term expired in February last year. I sought legal advice on whether or not she was eligible for another term and was advised by lawyers that she was eligible,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:04:00 AM EAT

Innocent Gonese said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “We must have due process in terms of allowing Parliament, in this instance the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to be consulted because we have a situation where the proposal of Ndudzo has had reactions and insinuations that Chiri has been fired,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 28, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Patrick Chinamasa said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “Let me put the record straight and say that Chiri has not been fired. She was appointed to her current position as AG in 2004 and her 12-year term expired in February last year. I sought legal advice on whether or not she was eligible for another term and was advised by lawyers that she was eligible,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 28, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “One of the last things I did before leaving government was to renew Chiri’s contract. She is entitled to the full term of her contract,” External link

financialgazette Friday, July 28, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : “It’s a political decision. Chiri has been causing pain in government,” External link

financialgazette Friday, July 28, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Walter Chidakwa said ( about Mildred Chiri ) : "We did say a forensic audit was going on and the Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri, pointed out that she was auditing a number of companies and the audit has not been completed. When the audit is finished, we will do a report and bring it before Parliament. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 2, 2017 9:38:00 AM EAT