MBABANE: Thulani Hlatshwayo, the Secretary General of the National Public Services and Allied Workers Union (NAPSAWU) said as a union they are calling for a forensic audit at the Emergency Preparedness Response (EPR) Department after allegations emerged that its Project Manager Masitsela Mhlanga was abusing government resources.
In a letter addressed to Dr Simon Zwane, the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Health, the NAPSAWU Secretary General requested for a forensic audit at the EPR department following serious allegations that the department was marred by numerous grievances by workers that emanated from its operations.
“The Project Manager is currently teaching at IDM College during the working hours and is using government equipment and workers in his home situated at Siphofaneni near Wendy’s lodge. Some workers are given preferential treatment as they are made to attend school without government’s authorization, management’s church members and their family members go to work when they want and some are allowed to use government vehicles to do church errands and household chores”, reads the letter in part.
Efforts to reach Masitsela Mhlanga, the Project Manager at the EPR Department proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.
When reached for comments, Dr Simon Zwane the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Health confirmed receiving the letter from the union.
“Yes we did receive the letter, and these issues will be tackled through internal processes”, he said.
EPR Manager Masitsela Mhlanga