Auditor General mum on ‘K1 trillion Bingu cashgate’

Officials from the Auditor general have refused to endorse claims by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament that money plundered during the Bingu wa Mutharika era has risen from K577 billion to K1 trillion.

Chinkhunda: National Audit Office will release the findings of the report

Chinkhunda: National Audit Office will release the findings of the report

Spokesperson for the office Lawrence Chinkhunda flatly refused to comment on the claims by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) deputy chairperson Kamlepo Kalua.

“We did a preliminary forensic audit which led us to the K577 billion figure. A second forensic audit is in progress,” Chinkhunda said.

“We will make the results known to the public after we have completed the audit,” he added.

Chinhunda therefore disassociated his office from claims by the firebrand Rumphi east legislator Kalua.

“PAC has a right to its own opinion but we do not know anything concerning the K1 trillion cash-gate. We are a professional office and we will let Malawians know the results of the second preliminary audit,” he said.

However, Kalua said the second multiparty president Bingu wa Mutharka plundered K1 trillion of public resources.

He said the government is not keen to take up the matter because some of the people who benefitted from the loot are in government.

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe trashed the Kalua allegations claiming he is mad and always makes serious allegations against the government which he fails to prove.

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Cashgate Gututu
Dziko lathu likutsalira chifukwa cha umbuli wa anthu ambiri. The period that people are saying there was plunder of K1.0 trillion kwacha ndi nthawi yomwe budget ya boma imakhaka on average aboutf K200 billion kwacha per year. Simple arithmetic for the 8 years of Bingu regime we could be talking about K1.6 trillion. So you want me to believe that K1.0 trillion was stolen and then for the eight years boma linagwiritsa ntchito ndalama zokwana 0.6 trillion basi? zimamvetsa chisoni kuti those championing this theory are brutes oti school sanapite nayo patali koma anthu omwe school anachita umapeza akuvomereza zimenezi… Read more »
uncle chimz

when an enemy see u walking on water, he says that its bcoz u cant swim. even when u dance on water your enemy wil accuse you of raising dust.its not tym for campaighn but for development

francis mtonga

that mouth doesnt look mum

Winston Msowoya

I have no doubts that Bingu was a rogue thief,but how could he still one trillion KWACHA which Iam pretty sure that Malawi had no such amount of funds since its independence in 1964.It is the USA and some few nations in the West that are able to run Trillion national budgets.Whatever currency,a trillion is a formidable figure that could propel Malawi’s national economy to greater heights.However,where there is smoke,there is fire so we must not point accusing finger to other people before we have authentic proof from the office of the Auditor General.

Elias ndamuwa
My fellow mathematicians,would you please divide that so called 1Trion by the mentioned yrs of squander.To me it is a political song by power hungry unfortunate and self-aclaim politician.We have 2 topics here;1-Looting of government money.Where people evidentily pocketed huge sums through fake contracts etc.2-Mismanagement of government money.Which means the government machinery failed to curb the malpractice.EXAMPLE;during one party system,it is evident that most Malawians lost their properties and lives.People were subjected to atrocities.But when need came for justice,no body was imprisoned.I mean no body including JZU who was mentioned in the killing of Gadama,Sangala and others in Mwanza.Today the… Read more »
Winston Msowoya

If Malawian government runs a MK1trillion economy,then it is one of the best in the World on par with only the USA government.Congrats Malawi and good luck!!!!

Godwin Kasimba

This is a gvt of thieves!


…..LORD, FORGIVE THESE lips and mouths that are pro efficient in uttering profanity and yet always ready to take what you created……..

a quote from Du Chisiza’s Diandra and the Priest!


Wamisala anaona nkhondo, but to comment about the physical features of the spokesman in such a derogatory manner shows how very shallow intellectually some people are.
What’s his dental formula got to do with the subject matter at hand? If your measure of perfection is in teeth then check donkeys who are blessed with great teeth and appendages but all they know is bleating and breeding.
He might not be as good looking as you but I bet his IQ is way much higher. Shame on you.


Zoona big that man is a fool ndani asakudziwa kuti Bingu was a thief? zopusa basi,winanso azalowamo.

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