Accountant General Jean Munyenyembe has challenged accountants from ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to apply ethics when discharging their duties to minimise wastage of public finances.
She said this on Wednesday at Mponela in Dowa during the opening of a public finance management training for MDAs.
Munyenyembe said the recent government audit report revealed a number of irregularities in public finance management; hence, the need to organise a refresher training for public finance professionals.
“The recent government audit report showed that most MDAs have challenges in producing financial reports in time, failure to prepare bank reconciliation statements, wrong procurement methods, poor stores records management , payment without authorisation and failure to attach loose minutes to payment vouchers,” she said.
The three-day training was facilitated by the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) and was attended by accounts personnel from various MDAs.
MIM acting executive director Samson Sikelo Phiri said the training manuals were tailor-made to respond to the challenges identified in the government audit report.
“By the end of this training, all the existing challenges in public finance management will end. I want all of you to dedicate yourselves to the training and display change when you go back to your work places,” he advised.