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1 KINGDOM OF LESOTHO REPORT OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL On the Public Accounts of Lesotho FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 ST MARCH 2007 PRICE : M50.00

2 VISION We aspire to be a leading Supreme Audit Institution that promotes public accountability and transparency. MISSION To promote sustainable public accountability and transparency, by providing professional auditing services to all stakeholders whilst creating a respectful workplace where our diverse workforce can strive for excellence and realize their full career potential. VALUES We focus on the following values when conducting the work and ourselves; Independence and objectivity Serving the public interest Commitment to excellence Respectful workplace Trust and Integrity Disciplined Workforce

3 A/C/REP/ JULY 2009 Honourable Dr. T. Thahane Minister of Finance and Development Planning Ministry of Finance and Development Planning P O Box 395 MASERU 100 Honourable Minister, A REPORT ON THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF LESOTHO FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 ST MARCH, 2007 As required by Section 117 (4) of the Constitution of Lesotho and Section 6(1) of the Audit Act 1973, I submit my report on the Public Accounts of Lesotho for the year ended 31 st March, Please arrange to lay the report before the National Assembly in terms of the same Section of the Constitution and Section 6(1) of the same Act. Yours faithfully LUCY L. LIPHAFA (MRS) AUDITOR GENERAL

4 TABLE OF CONTENTS Paragraphs Pages AUDIT CERTIFICATE 1 SUMMARY REPORT 2-9 PART 1 Public Accounts 2006/ PART 2 2. INTRODUCTION Audit Report Audit Mandate Submission of Accounts Scope of the Audit Financial Legislation Statements of Responsibilities Parliamentary Control Public Accounts Committee 38 PART 3 3. ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ASSETS LIABILITIES PART 4 4. ABSTRACT ACCOUNTS Resources of the Government of Lesotho Recurrent Account Capital Account PART 5 5. PRE-AUDIT OF TERMINAL BENEFITS PART 6 6. MINISTERIAL PARAGRAPHS Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Ministry of Education and Training Ministry of Finance and Development Planning

5 6.5 Ministry of Trade, Industry, Cooperatives 113 and Marketing 6.6 Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Rehabilitationary Affairs 6.7 Ministry of Home Affairs and Public Safety Prime Minister s Office Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology 6.10 Ministry of Law and Constitutional Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations 6.12 Ministry of Public Works and Transport Ministry of Forestry and Land Reclamation Ministry of Natural Resources Ministry of Labour and Employment Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture 6.17 His Majesty s Office Ministry of Defence and National Security Ministry of Local Government Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sports and 149 Recreation 6.21 Ministry of Public Service 150 PART 7 7. GENERAL MATTERS

6 AUDIT CERTIFICATE ON THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF LESOTHO FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2006/07 I have examined the Statement of Assets and Liabilities and related statements on the Public Accounts of Lesotho for the financial years ended 31 March The Accountant General is responsible for the preparation of the accounts in accordance with Section 27 of Finance Order It is my responsibility to express an opinion on these statements based on my audit in accordance with Section 117 of the Constitution and Audit Act I have conducted my audit in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. Those standards require that I plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance on whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. My audit included Examining on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements Assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as Evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. I believe that my audit provides a reasonable basis for my opinion. Disclaimer of Opinion: Due to material uncertainties within the accounts and limitation of scope regarding the regularity of expenditure, I am unable to express an opinion as to whether the financial statements set out on pages 10 to 34 present fairly the state of affairs of the Government of Lesotho, and in particular the financial position as at 31 March The three key reasons for this disclaimer of opinion are set out in paragraphs 8 to 28 of my Summary Audit Report. L.L. LIPHAFA (MRS) 6 JULY 2009 AUDITOR GENERAL 1

7 Auditor General s Summary Report on the Public Accounts for the Financial Year 2006/07 Introduction 1. The Government of Lesotho accounted for recurrent expenditure of M4.42 billion and capital expenditure of M580 million for the financial year 2006/ The accounts are prepared on a cash basis in accordance with Section 27 of Finance Order The accounts are not yet fully compliant with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) for cash-based accounts as Parastatals accounts are not consolidated into the accounts. It is the intention of the Accountant General to move towards full IPSAS compliance in future. 3. The issue of negative opinion on the Public Accounts of Lesotho still prevails in 2006/07 and it has become a public concern which suggests that it should be seriously addressed by all parties concerned. The Minister of Finance and Development Planning has also expressed his concern, in the previous budget speeches, that public accounts have been produced late, in batches of three years and with heavy qualifications by the Auditor General. He indicated that the Government had already embarked on a Public Financial Management Reform Programme which, among other things, encompasses the clearance of a backlog of accounts for 1996/97 to 2000/01 through the preparation of a Financial Statement of Affairs. 4. The Accountant General in his explanatory notes to the accounts had also indicated that despite the efforts that are being carried out to reconcile these accounts, the issue of a 5 year backlog of accounts will remain an overarching problem as to the reliability of the balances as reflected by the GOLFIS system. His comment already calls for qualification of the accounts. 5. In this summary report I provide an analysis of the underlying causes for the disclaimer to the accounts. 2

8 Statement of Responsibilities 6. It is my responsibility to examine the Statement of Assets and Liabilities and the related statements of the Public Accounts of Lesotho for the year ended 31 March The Accountant General is responsible for the preparation of the accounts in accordance with Section 27 of Finance Order It is my responsibility to express an opinion on these statements based on my audit, in accordance with Section 117 of the Constitution and Audit Act Audit Opinion qualified opinion (disclaimer) due to material uncertainties within the accounts and limitation of scope regarding the regularity of expenditure 7. I have already indicated in paragraph 3 that I am giving a negative opinion on the 2006/07 on the state of affairs of the Government of Lesotho, and in particular the financial position as at 31 March The reasons for qualification are not different from the ones stated in my previous reports. The main reasons I am unable to express an opinion are set out at (a) to (c) below, and the limitation of scope regarding regularity is set out at (d) below. (a) Non-compliance with accounting principles and the Government Accounting Manual 8. The Public Accounts are not presented in accordance with any defined standards such as International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) for accounts presented on cash basis. As a result there is lack of clarity in the presentation of the accounts, and in particular the definition and status of items contained within the Statement of Assets and Liabilities are unclear. Some of the supporting notes to the Statement of Assets and Liabilities are made up of a mix of debit and credit balances without explanation as to why this is the case. 3

9 i) Non-reconciliation of Treasury GOLFIS ledger with Ministries records 9. A further related matter is the failure to reconcile outputs from the Government of Lesotho Financial Information System (GOLFIS) to the Ministries records. This is a fundamental reconciliation requirement without which reliance cannot be placed on the figures reported by GOLFIS. 10. The underlying reasons for this lack of compliance are: The pervasive level of error in the accounts that has been brought forward from the past years. The Treasury Department staff preparing the accounts not familiar with the GOLFIS ledger system and the accounting manual, and this causes a large number of errors when postings are made to the ledger. Supervision of the accounting function in the Treasury Department is not strong enough to prevent errors arising and to correct those that happen. Training of accounting staff at the Treasury Department and provision of support materials (such as the Accounting Manual) is not adequate. Staff from the Ministries has not provided adequate information to the Treasury Department to enable reconciliation of GOLFIS to Ministries records. 11. As a result of the above factors, I have not been able to obtain satisfactory explanations for the presentation of assets and liabilities in the accounts and the supporting notes. This casts doubt on the original entries made to the GOLFIS ledger system to the extent that I cannot rely on the output from that system. (b) Disclosure and reconciliation of bank accounts 12. Lesotho Government has a number of bank accounts opened with commercial banks. I was not able to verify the balances with these banks against balances reflected in the Public Accounts, as the bank statements were not made available for my verification. The only statements I was able to verify were those provided by the Central Bank of Lesotho. 4

10 13. The Accountant General has indicated in the explanatory notes that if cash accounts are properly maintained and reconciled, they should reflect a zero balance at the end of the financial year. He further states that due to non-reconciliation of the bank accounts, especially for CBL accounts the GOLFIS ledger reflects unrealistic balances. 14. In support of his statement, I have noted with great concern a difference of M3.96 billion between the public accounts and bank statements. The public accounts show an overdrawn balance of M1.81 billion whereas the Central Bank statements reflect a favourable balance of M2.15 billion. That was basically caused by the non-reconciliation of Treasury and bank records and it should be noted that reconciliation is the fundamental requirement in any accounting environment hence the financial regulations require that monthly bank reconciliation be made. 15. I have already stated that I was not provided with the bank statements from commercial banks. The Accountant General wrote a letter to all banks requesting them to provide my office with confirmation of bank balances as at 31 March 2007 for all Lesotho Government accounts. Unfortunately the commercial banks never responded and as such I could not confirm the accuracy and completeness of figures appearing in the public accounts. This noncompliance causes a serious concern that accounts are not being managed correctly and that there may be other Government bank accounts that have been omitted from the accounts and this could cause material omissions in the reported cash balances of the Government. 16. The commercial banks failed to fulfil the requirements of Finance Order 1988 in respect of Government bank accounts as they failed to provide details of all Government bank accounts maintained by their institutions. This is despite the Accountant General s communication with the banks about the requirements of Finance Order

11 17. The most fundamental concern regarding the management of bank accounts is that most accounts have not been reconciled for the past years. There are a number of reasons why the Treasury Department has been unable to reconcile the bank accounts: Lengthy backlog of un-reconciled accounts and in many cases there is no documentation to facilitate these reconciliations to be completed, and to go back and reconcile this period would be intensive and unlikely to be successful due to lack of supporting documentation. Even without such a significant backlog, there are insufficient numbers of appropriately qualified/ trained staff to complete all the reconciliations on a monthly basis. The oversight of the Accountant General s office is not adequate, and does not ensure that Ministries and Districts submit reconciliations and supporting information on a monthly basis, and failure to submit reconciled accounts carries no sanctions or risks to continued funding. (c) Unsupported balances in GOLFIS: Clearing Accounts, Special Funds, Deposits, Advances and Imprests 18. There are a number of line items in the accounts some of these are below the line accounts i.e. (non-budgeted items) that represent either assets or liabilities of the Government. Advances-Clearing Accounts M4.43 billion 19. These advance accounts represent loans to the corporate bodies. The balance of the advances-clearing accounts on the statement of assets and liabilities was M4.43 billion for financial year 2006/07. A large portion of this balance represents one clearing account called Opening Balances with an amount of M4.47 billion. I have not been provided with the supporting information for this account and it would appear it does not represent genuine asset of the Government. 6

12 Special Funds M377 million 20. Administrators of Special Funds are required to provide financial statements to my office for audit on an annual basis, but in most cases statements have not been provided and if provided they reflected different figures from those presented in the Public Accounts. Some Administrators of Funds have never submitted statements, and some of them are dormant. Due to lack of supporting information for these funds, I cannot form a view on the amount of M 377 million presented in the 2006/07 accounts. Deposit Accounts M1.27 billion 21. The main use of the deposit accounts is to record receipts which are held temporarily to be refunded to the payer or third party. The depositors are required to maintain independent records and to reconcile their records with Treasury records. However the balance of M1.27 billion has not been confirmed by the responsible ministries and departments on the basis of their records and as such the correctness of the figure remains doubtful. 22. In this balance of M1.27 billion, there is an amount of M0.94 billion representing Accountant Sundries. Accountant Sundries serve to hold funds temporarily which cannot be immediately given their correct classification code or funds received for onward transmission to some other destination. In my audit report for the financial year 2001/2002, I had stated that amounts totalling M0.86 billion from Lesotho Highlands Revenue Fund have been transferred to this deposit account instead of the Consolidated Revenue Fund as required by Lesotho Fund for Community Development regulations. No action seems to have been taken to regularise the position hence the huge balance. Advances and Imprests (M 116 million) 23. Advances and Imprests are given for a number of reasons petty cash for districts, ministries and overseas missions, official travel and expenses, or advances to individual Government Officers due to shortfalls that have arisen in the performance of their duties, for which the individual is responsible for making good the loss to the Government. If the Advances or Imprests accounts are properly 7

13 maintained, they should show either a debit or nil balance at the end of the financial year. 24. For the 2006/07, the advances and imprests were showing a credit balance of M116 million which implies that the repayments were more than the actual advances. Due to lack of supporting information for this balance, I cannot form a view on the amounts presented in the accounts. (d) Regularity of expenditure 25. Once again the issue of charging expenditure to different heads without Parliamentary approval has emerged. During the financial year 2006/07, the first supplementary estimates amounting to M75,928,320 and second supplementary estimates totalling M187,839,135 were prepared and not approved by Parliament as there were no Supplementary Appropriation Acts for the year under review. Therefore I consider expenditure incurred based on these estimates illegal. Clearing advances amounting to M91,953,067 from the Contingencies Fund without the relevant Act is also against finance laws. 26. The majority of Government Departments expenditure exceeded their estimates as voted by Parliament on expenditure items. Specific mention should be made on the item Fuel and Lubricants whereby out of 27 voted heads, 19 heads exceeded their budget by M 24 million on this item. Excess expenditure totalling M200 million were incurred on 739 expenditure items during the financial year 2006/07. Viring from one item to another should have been considered as finance laws permit the Principal Secretary for Finance to approve a virement from one subhead with a surplus balance in aid to another subhead with a deficient balance. My opinion on this expenditure is qualified as I consider it to be irregular, having not been approved. 8

14 Other Matters 27. Other matters that I consider should be brought to the attention of Parliament are significant issues arising from Inspection Audits. 28. In accordance with the audit strategy my staff has undertaken several audits of Ministries and Departments. There were a number of findings that were repeated across a number of Ministries and Departments which cause concern regarding non-compliance to government rules, regulations and procedures and the potential for fraud and loss to the Government that arises. Individual cases are rarely material in value, but are indicative of a lack of knowledge or commitment to following the Government s prescribed procedures: Irregular payments of salary due to unauthorised leave being taken or contracts not having been approved. Failure to maintain reliable records for the control of public assets Improper maintenance of accounting records especially vote control books which in most cases cause excess expenditure Failure to properly record and take responsibility for losses that have occurred regarding cash and property of the Government Failure to comply with accounting requirement and financial regulations on the reconciliation of records i.e. ministries, Treasury and bank records 29. Detailed recommendations have been made on these points to the relevant bodies, and follow-up on the progress made in implementing recommendations is done as part of normal audit procedures. 9

15 PART 1 GOVERNMENT OF LESOTHO ANNUAL PUBLIC ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 ST MARCH

16 EXPLANATORY NOTES TO THE BELOW THE LINE (BTL) ACCOUNTS CASH AT BANKS (401) This category of BTL accounts represents actual bank accounts maintained by the Government at the Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) and at Standard Lesotho Bank for the Sub-Accountancies. If properly maintained and reconciled, there accounts should reflect a zero balance at the end of the financial year. However, due to non reconciliation of the bank accounts, especially for CBL accounts the GOLFIS reflects unrealistic balances. CASH FOREIGN MISSIONS (402) These are actual bank accounts maintained by the Government missions abroad. These accounts should also reflect balances or at least a minimal balance as a result of the impact of exchange rates. The ever increasing balances in these accounts indicate non reconciliation of the remitted funds to the Missions with the posting of the actual expenditure incurred by the Missions. CASH IN TRANSIT (404) This category represents the movement of money/funds from one office to another. These accounts should also reflect zero balances at the end of the financial year since the transactions clear each other e.g when money is transferred from Treasury to Sub-Accountancy the remittance vote is debited and when the Sub-Accountancy receives the money they issue an acknowledgement receipt which is going to be credited to the same vote. CASH WITH PROJECTS (405) These are projects that effect their payments outside GOLFIS and bring returns to the Treasury to be captured. IMPRESTS (411) These are advances made to Ministries/Departments and to individual public officers for specific purposes as covered by chapter 14 of the Financial Regulations. The main problem with these accounts is that imprests are not retired as stipulated by FR as a result huge balances are left over the years. 11

17 ADVANCES (423) These are advances raised mainly for cash shortages whereby an advance voucher will be raised as and when an officer has a shortage of cash and will be cleared by way of a repayment of the advance so raised. The problem here is lack of follow up and reconciliation of advances raised. ADVANCES PUBLIC OFFICERS (424) These accounts are mainly used for making recoveries from public officers of the loans advanced to them by the commercial banks since the Government is no longer offering any advances from the Government purse. The recoveries are subsequently remitted to the commercial banks. CLEARING ACCOUNTS (428) These are repayable loans made to different agencies by the Government with the exception of one vote with a huge balance which is used to transfer all BTL accounts balances to the following year. SUSPENSE CLEARING ACCOUNTS (431) These accounts are used for payment of goods and services supplied by the Exel and Imperial Fleet Services companies. The problem here is the lack of reconciliation of the initial lump sum paid to these companies and the subsequent charging of the relevant ministries and departments votes. This is covered by Section 19 of the Finance Order TRADING ACCOUNTS (432) These accounts are used for trading purposes by the departments that operate them. They supply goods or services to other Government Ministries at a minimal profit. The problem here is the proper maintenance of the books of accounts to reflect the actual financial position of the trading accounts. Reconciliation is also not being carried out as necessary. DEPOSITS (503) These are accounts that are covered by section 21 of the Finance Order The majority of these accounts are used for making third party deductions e.g. Insurance companies and Micro lenders. There are about one hundred and ninety (190) deposit accounts in this year alone and due to the magnitude of these accounts it becomes difficult to reconcile them. Even the ministries that are operating the deposit accounts are not reconciling them with Treasury records. 12

18 DEPOSIT-GENERAL (504) These accounts are mainly used by the districts to deposit monies that belong to third parties, in other words the money is held in trust. The problem here is also lack of reconciliation and proper maintenance of records to reflect the status of funds held in trust. SPECIAL FUNDS (511) Section 18 of the Finance Order 1988 stipulates that only the Principal Secretary has the authority to establish and close a special fund by notice in the gazette. Special funds have rules and regulations that are governing their operation, but in most cases these rules are not being observed, hence why we are having unrealistic balances in these accounts. Reconciliation of the accounts with Treasury records is also not done by the ministries that are operating these accounts. CONCLUSION Despite the efforts that are being carried out to reconcile these accounts, the issue of a 5 year backlog of accounts will remain an overarching problem as to the reliability of the balances as reflected by the GOLFIS system. 13

19 Notes to the Financial Statements Accounting Policies Basis of Preparation The Statement of Revenue and Expenditure has been prepared in accordance with the cash basis of accounting. Transactions and other events are recognized only when cash is received or paid. This policy has been applied consistently throughout the reporting period. The Statement of Assets and Liabilities has been prepared to include balances of financial assets, public debt, deposits and special funds as at 31 st March The Statement does not include non financial assts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, or the Government s liability in respect of civil service pensions. Reporting Entity The financial statements are for the Government of Lesotho and have been prepared in accordance with the Finance Order The financial statements cover the Consolidated Fund and other funds, and special accounts established under Section 18 of the Finance Order The financial statements do not include Government business enterprise under the control of the Government of Lesotho. Reporting Period The reporting period is the twelve months ended 31 March The Government of Lesotho Financial Regulation 1973 define the financial year as the twelve months ending on the 31 st day of March in any year, while the Finance Order 1988 requires public accounts to be prepared in respect of each financial year. Reporting Currency The reporting currency is Maloti. For loans denominated in foreign currency, the amount of principal and interest repayments is converted to Maloti at the exchange rate for the day of the transaction. The amount of the loan outstanding as at 31 st March is converted to Maloti at the exchange rate for 31 st March.

20 Government of Lesotho Consolidated Fund Statement of Revenue and Expenditure For the Year Ended 31 March 2007 REVENUE Notes M 000 M 000 Recurrent Revenue 1 6,298,773 4,359,778 Capital Revenue 2 224, ,731 TOTAL REVENUE 6,523,626 4,495,509 EXPENDITURE Recurrent Expenditure 3 4,228,198 3,585,667 Capital Expenditure 4 580, ,988 Principal Repayments 5 195, ,537 TOTAL EXPENDITURE 5,004,999 4,548,192 Surplus/(Deficit) at the beginning of the year (52,683) 33,135 Surplus/(Deficit) for the year 1,518,627 (52,683) Surplus/(Deficit) at the year end of the year 1,465,944 (19,548) 15

21 GOVERNMENT OF LESOTHO CONSOLIDATED FUND STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2007 FINANCIAL ASSETS Notes M 000 M 000 Main Accounts (401) 6 (1,752,365) (3,110,229) Mission Accounts (402) 7 (58,970) (42,136) Cash with Projects (405) 10 (355,663) (372,859) Cash Investments (403 & 426) 8,15 305, ,431 Cash in Transit (404) 9 725, ,518 Clearing Accounts (428 & 431) 17,18 4,429,488 4,750,143 Advances and Loans (411, 423,424, & 425) 11,12, 13,14 (116,776) (216,139) Trading Accounts (432) 19 (4,648) 1,645 Dep-Unspent Grants/Loans (501) 20 (75,150) (75,150) Dep-Other (504) TOTAL FINANCIAL ASSETS 3,097,567 1,303,224 LIABILITIES Surplus/ (Deficit) for the year 1,518,627 (52,683) Dep-Other (504) 2,430 2,068 Deposits (503) 1,198,750 1,144,223 Cash with Special Funds (511) 377, ,616 TOTAL LIABILITIES 3,097,567 1,303,224 16

22 GOVERNMENT OF LESOTHO TRIAL BALANCE AS AT 31 st MARCH 2007 RECURRENT EXPENDITURE 4,424,070 DEBIT CREDIT M 000 M 000 RECURRENT REVENUE 6,298,773 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE 580,929 CAPITAL REVENUE 224,853 CASH AT BANK (401) 1,752,365 CASH FOREIGN MISSIONS (402) 58,970 CASH ON DEPOSITS 9,146 CASH IN TRANSIT (404) 725,750 CASH WITH PROJECTS (405) 355,663 IMPREST (411) 11,005 TRADING ACCOUNTS (432) 4,648 SPECIAL ACCOUNTS (511) 377,760 ADVANCES ( ) 105,771 INVESTMENTS ( ) 315,047 CLEARING ACCOUNTS ( ) 4,429,488 DEPOSITS ( ) 1,276,330 10,475,284 10,475,284 17

23 NOTES SUPPORTING STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS NOTE 1 RECURRENT REVENUE M 000 Ministry/Department 101 Agriculture and Food Security 4, Health and Social Welfare 12, Education and Training 4, Finance & Development Planning 6,080, Trade & Industry Cooperatives & Marketing 2, Justice, Human Rights & Rehabilitation 17, Home Affairs & Public Safety 18, Communications, Science & Technology 4, Law & Constitutional Affairs Public Works & Transport 7, Forestry & Land Reclamation Natural Resources 128, Employment & Labour 2, Tourism, Environment & Culture 1, Auditor General s Office Defence & National Security 2, IEC Local Government 11, Gender, Youth & Sports & Recreation Public Service 1,256 TOTAL 6,298,773 NOTE 2 CAPITAL REVENUE M 000 Ministry/Department 801 Agriculture and Food Security 19, Health and Social Welfare 24, Education and Training 53, Finance and Development Planning 19, Public Works & Transport 97, Natural Resources 10, ,853 18

24 NOTE 3 RECURRENT EXPENDITURE M 000 Ministry/Department 001 Agriculture and Food Security 107, Health and Social Welfare 335, Education and Training 902, Finance & Development Planning 526, Trade & Industry Cooperatives & Marketing 35, Justice, Human Rights & Rehabilitation 117, Home Affairs & Public Safety 202, Prime Minister s Office Communications, Science & Technology 42, Law & Constitutional Affairs 37, Foreign Affairs 152, Public Works & Transport 131, Forestry & Land Reclamation 31, Natural Resources 45, Employment & Labour 22, Tourism, Environment & Culture 39, Auditor General s Office 10, His Majesty s Office 6, Public Service Commission 3, Interest Charges 321, Pensions and Gratuities 297, Statutory Salaries & Allowances 11, Subscriptions To International Org. 29, Refunds Of Erroneous Rece Defence & National Security 268, National Assembly 31, Senate 8, Ombudsman 3, IEC 134, Local Government 231, Gender, Youth & Sports & Recreation 29, Public Service 12,482 TOTAL 4,228,198 19

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