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Zimbabwe government speaks on missing planes

by Staff Reporter
10 Jul 2019 at 06:38hrs | Views
The permanent secretary in the ministry of transport and infrastructural development Engineer Amos Marawa has rubbished recent media reports alleging that three Air Zimbabwe's MA 60 aircrafts were missing.

Recent media reports said a report by auditor general Mildred Chari revealed that Air Zimbabwe had failed to account for three planes acquired in 2005/2006 at a cost of US$12,5 million each.

In her report, Chari said the airliner failed to appropriately audit its inventory between 2009 and 2013.

Marawa on Wednesday said Chari's audit report only highlighted that the audited books did not match what was on the ground.

"An aircraft is too big a machine to be stolen and not be detected. It is not something one can put in a pocket and go away with it. What happened is when an audit of assets was carried out, what was on the ground and in the books could not match," said Engineer Marawa.

 "In the case of the MA 60 aircrafts, they were handed over to Air Zimbabwe by the Government but the parastatal did not have them in their asset records."

Chari's audit report exposed the shambolic state of management in all arms of government characterised by corruption and dereliction of duty.

Source - Byo24News