MLHA complying with gov't requirements-AG

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The Auditor General's report for the year ending 31st March 2009 has found that the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs has complied with government accounting requirements to near perfection but there are certain issues that need to be ironed out.

The AG learnt during an audit inspection at Mahalapye offices of the Department of Civil and National Registration that the officers are not allowed to collect P100 fines charged for late application of the National Identity card.

The funds can only be collected by police officers, and in places where there are no police stations to collect such, it becomes impossible for DCNR to process IDs for new applicants.

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