Zinara Lost 200 Million Due To Bosses' Incompetence And Lack Of Expertise- Committee4 years ago
A committee set up by then Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo to study the Grant Thornton audit report revealed the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) lost US$200 million due to inept senior managers.
The audit report also called for a lifestyle audit of the executives. In its executive summary, the committee recommended that the managers be charged for incompetence and falsification of qualifications.
In its final report to Minister Gumbo, the committee recommended disciplinary action against Moses Juma for incompetence, Precious Murove for falsification of qualifications and Engineer Kufa for incompetence. Part of the summary reads:
Disciplinary measures be taken against Mr Moses Juma for incompetence, negligence and inefficiency as evidenced by dereliction of duty with regards to disbursements made on special projects without technical input, purchase of pre-fabricated office material without board approval and the recruitment of Mrs J. Maphosa as human resources manager single-handedly. Disciplinary action against Mr Precious Murove for falsification of qualifications and Engineer Kufa, the southern region engineer, for incompetence, negligence and inefficiency as evidenced by dereliction of duty with regards to the disbursement made on special projects without technical input. A police report be made against Mr Frank Chitukutuku (former chief executive) for an investigation to be launched into the possible commission of criminal abuse of office with regards to the exercise by him of undue influence in the engagement of contractors for special projects without following proper procurement procedures. The committee recommends a lifestyle audit for all the Zinara executive and management.
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