KES 56 million imprests unaccounted for in Vihiga
13 August 2014, 23:31
Vihiga - Imprests of up to KES 56 million cannot be accounted for in the County by the Government.
This comes even as Governor Moses Akaranga raised eyebrows over the spending of some officers in the county on non-priorities like attending inexistent and unworthy workshops all over the country.
The finance department is struggling to balance books of accounts where officers have spent money on imprests but cannot account for the millions of shillings spent.
“Many officers who have been going to various workshops in Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu have not accounted for their imprests up to now, which has run into millions of shillings. Some of the officers were using other officers’ names to get huge perks for the workshops, and then they have been defeated in accounting for them,” said an officer at the county, who asked not to be named.
Mr Akaranga had earlier on Tuesday issued a stern warning to his officers over the overindulgence into workshops that were non beneficial to the residents and where they spent thousands of shillings without accounting for them.
“From now onwards I am going to approve the workshops attended by officers from this county. Those who attend workshops without my approval will have to foot the bills by themselves by deductions from their pay,” Akaranga said.
According to the Governor, officers at the county are the ones responsible for the delayed pay of July salaries for workers in the county, which is yet to be accomplished to date.
Akaranga has further cautioned the officers that he will have no option but to sack some of them, if they will not change tact but remain inefficient in his government.
He said that most of the projects that could have been accomplished by now had not because his officers were not up to the task.
Akaranga reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday; a move that has elicited mixed reactions throughout the county with some people noting that the changes may be ineffectual.
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