An investigation into the alleged theft of a “confidential report that was stolen from government offices” and leaked to ZBM is underway said Cabinet Secretary Donald Scott this morning [Apr.12].
Citing internal documents, ZBM reported on financial irregularities and within the Department of Communications and Information last night.
“ZBM news is in possession of a confidential report that was stolen from government offices and leaked to Mr. Gary Moreno at ZBM news. Internal enquiries regarding the theft of the report and leaking it to ZBM news are underway,” said Mr Scott.
“The report is part of ongoing scheduled work by the Department of Internal Audit. The purpose is to identify any weaknesses in internal controls in Government entities and to make recommendations for improvements.
“The reports are taken seriously by Government and acted upon. The theft of the confidential report by Internal Audit is a serious matter and public officers who are found to have been involved will be subject to disciplinary procedures in accordance with the Public Service Commission Regulations,” concluded Mr Scott.