MoH grilled on AWOL allowances

In the line of fire: The recently ended PAC in session
In the line of fire: The recently ended PAC in session

Ministry of Health (MoH) officials had a tough time before the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) last week after admitting the ministry’s failure to recover funds owed in imprests to civil servants.

Imprest is an allowance given to civil servants who are on official trips outside their station, normally when they spend a night or more away. The civil servants are required to account for it.

Selebi-Phikwe West legislator and PAC member, Dithapelo Keorapetse said the ministry was failing to recover about 60 percent of the imprest owed by civil servants.

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