This function entails recovery of lost funds to the State Corporations through a surcharge process. In order to safeguard public resources, the Inspector-General (Corporations) is empowered under the State Corporations Act, Cap 446 section 19 to surcharge those responsible for loss and restitute the lost funds to the state corporations. Cases for surcharge emanate from recommendations arising from management audit reports, Public Investment Committee (PIC) reports and other sources. If a public officer misappropriates or occasions the loss of public resources, the IGC recovers the full amount lost. if the loss was as a result of negligence on the part of the officer, 10% of the total amount lost is recovered.
The surcharge and recovery process is prescribed in the following;