President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has urged national Audit office to expedite auditing of 6.2 billion kwacha COVID 19 funds.

In a statement, presidential spokesperson Brian Banda says Chakwera has been informed that the audit report has been completed, hence the need for it to be publicized.

The statement comes a day after Banda told the media at state house that the president is yet to receive the report, a month after he ordered the audit.

Meanwhile, commentators have expressed concern over the delays to furnish Chakwera with the audit report.

Speaking to radio Islam, Human rights activist Billy Mayaya and Political analyst Associate Professor Mustafa Hussein says the delay is a worrisome development as it derails efforts to fight corruption

Associate Professor Hussein says “there is need for responsible officers within the civil service to act according to the president’s wishes and inspirations.”

In his remarks, central region chairperson for Human Rights Defenders Coalition HRDC Billy Mayaya says they will not relent pushing for accountability and transparency in 6.2 billion kwacha Covid 19 funds