THE US says it will not allow abuse of its funds by locally based organisations that divert the money received from the USAID.
This follows reports that the USAID suspended funding from some local NGOs over allegations that they diverted funds from the USAID for different projects from which they had applied for the money.
“We remain committed to assisting the people of Zimbabwe, and invest millions of dollars each year to support a wide range of programs to benefit them. Attempts to divert U.S. funds from their intended use is unacceptable under any circumstances,” posted the US Embassy on its Twitter page.
“Earlier this year, as a result of regular internal oversight, USAID became aware of the possible misuse of U.S. assistance funding.
“When USAID learned of the situation, an investigation was immediately launched and several issues were brought to light. Those issues have been dealt with accordingly.”