The Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr. Damas Ndumbaro has suspended the Director General of the Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB), Ms Devotha Mdachi over embezzlement claims.
A statement issued on Saturday quoted Dr Ndumbaro as saying a thorough investigation that will be conducted regarding to the matter will have nothing to do with a recent auditing report released by the Controller Audit General (CAG), Charles Kichere.
The 2019/20 CAG report which has already been submitted to the Parliament Kichere, this week, unveiled that Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism misused billions of shillings.
In a press conference on Thursday in Dodoma, Mr Kichere stated that he did special audit in the ministry of natural resources and tourism and established that a total of 6.8bn/- was spent from the tourism development fund without approval of an accounting officer, which is against financial regulations, and 16.6bn/- which was spent on payments without payment vouchers.
The CAG also established another payment of 11.1bn/- that did not have supporting documents.