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Audit finds misappropriation of funds – More then KD 120,000 paid for absentees

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: After the State Audit Bureau found out that the Ministry of Education wrongly paid a large amount to certain staff on study leaves and missions, the bureau discovered payment of salaries– more than KD 120,000 – to some employees who have been absent from work for more than one year, reports Al- Qabas daily.

In its report, the bureau highlighted several legal, administrative and financial violations committed by the ministry. It stressed the need to ensure that officials behind the misappropriation of funds are held accountable, while regulations of the Civil Service Commission should be implemented to take action against the concerned employees. It suggested to the ministry that the employees should return the money.

The bureau also found out that some employees were seconded to other departments outside the ministry, yet the payment of their salaries did not stop. It then criticized the ministry for failure to activate duty monitoring systems in its sectors


By Munaif Nayef, Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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