Auditor General backpedals on cashgate ministers: Under political pressure

After increased reports that Auditor General Stephenson Kamphasa is under political pressure not to reveal names of cashgate ministers has stunned the nation when he said no cabinet minister was involved in the K236 billion  loot at Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe.

Kamphasa: Back-peddling

Kamphasa: Back-peddling

This is in sharp contrast to his earlier remarks when he said he could not name the seven serving cabinet ministers because the Attorney General had advised him against revealing the names.

But in a dramatic u-turn, Kamphasa said there is no single serving cabinet minister in the cashgate report list.

He said what his office has are names of private companies which he said he surrendered to the graft busting body, the Anti Corruption Bureau.

This comes days after President Peter Mutharika challenged firebrand Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua to name the cabinet ministers as he has been claiming he has the names.

Kalua said Kamphasa gave the names to the Public Accounts Committee of parliament where Kalua sits as vice chairman.

Reports indicate the said names include  Agriculture Minister Goerge Chaponda,  Finance minister Goodall Gondwe, Labour minister Henry Mussa, Energy minister Bright Msaka among others.

Kamphasa told the press that a donor has been identified who is to sponsor further investigations on how the money was looted.

Another audit report says former Bingu wa Mutharika, former president and brother to the incumbent head of state stashed K92 billion in offshore accounts.

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be humane
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be humane
1 month 8 days ago

whom do we rely? If our Kamlepo says he is not ready to mention the people and the Auditor General says the report has no names whom do we trust? Unless Kamlepo just comes out clear and mention the names then we can move. Kamlepo just created a lie and tries to impress that has information koma failing to mention it. Kamlepo in your committee you were not alone. Can you tell your friends to mention the names?

mwahenga
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mwahenga
1 month 8 days ago

The Auditor General must resign. Kamlepo Kalua has said the report has names. But the AG says there are no names. What is he saying?

Maunisi
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Maunisi
1 month 8 days ago

Down fall of Peter. This is now serious if Chaponda denied in Parliament and today u-turn it should be seriously dealt with ASAP. Peter should resign.

REX MSISKA
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REX MSISKA
1 month 8 days ago

Malawians take the matter to Constitutional Court, where the Auditor General will explain to the Nation.Your so called law makers are just politicking and making fun of you, citizens. Your silence is doing nothing, but to kill the hopes of your children.

Mbebe
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Mbebe
1 month 8 days ago

Galu wa munthu Kamphasa. You are putting the Auditting profession into disrepute

Achimidzimidzi
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Achimidzimidzi
1 month 8 days ago

Our auditor general keeps changing statements. Now its difficult to accept the excuse of not naming the people involved but that has legal implications. Next time he is will say no money was stolen, these were errors due to unreconciled bank accounts.

ngalamayi
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ngalamayi
1 month 8 days ago

If any political party standing in the next election PROMISED to uncover all Cashgate thieves within 6 months of taking office, they would win a landslide victory. Until then, the powers that be put their fingers in their ears, cover their eyes and pretend they know nothing, to protect their thieving, guilty brethren… and the president lets them do it! Sad times for Malawi.

CHIKUTUMBWE
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CHIKUTUMBWE
1 month 9 days ago

KAMPHASA IS ANOTHER USELESS GUY NOT WORTHY TO BE THE AUDITOR. SO WHY WAS KAMPHASA SEEKING ADVICE FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL IF THE NAMES OF PERSONS/MINISTERS WERE NOT THERE. WHO ARE YOU FOLLING? AFTER ALL, ITS NOT KAMPHASA WHO DID THE AUDIT. IT WAS PwC.

VYOTO
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VYOTO
1 month 9 days ago
THE AUDITOR GENERAL, STEVEN KAMPHASA MUST RESIGN FROM THAT HIGHLY RESPECTED CONSTITUTIONAL AND PUBLIC OFFICE.HE HAS PROVED BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT THAT HE CANNOT STAND ON HIS PROFESSIONAL FEET, HE IS VERY VULNERABLE TO POLITICAL INFLUENCE JUST LIKE KONDOWE AT ACB. KAMPHASA IS FIT TO BE AN INTERNAL AUDITOR AT NDATA FARM.THE ACTIONS BY KAMPHASA SHOW UNPROFESSIONALISM OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.WHY IS THIS STRAIGHT FORWARD AUDIT TAKING LONG PERIOD OF TIME? IN THE FIRST PLACE, WHY WAS THE DPP GOVERNMENT TOO AFRAID TO ALLOW BAKER TILLY TO CONTINUE FROM WHERE IT STOPPED HAVING GAINED EXPERIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS?
opposition
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opposition
1 month 9 days ago

Liar, Mr AG

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