Baker Tilly back in Malawi: Launches forensic audit into Blantyre Water Board

British Forensic Auditors Baker Tilly has moved in to carry out fraud and forensic services at Blantyre Water Board (BWB).

Auditor General Stephen Kamphasa and  Baker Tiilly's Mack-Sullivan:

Auditor General Stephen Kamphasa and Baker Tiilly’s Mack-Sullivan:

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been probing BWB on allegations of abuse of office levelled against the board’s suspended chief executive (CE) Andrew Thawe and procurement irregularities at the board.

But the bureau is waiting the conclusion of Baker Tilly forensic audit before taking action, Nyasa Times understands.

The London-based Baker Tilly, who made an audit on the country’s infamous cashgate scandal, moved into BWB on September 29, 2015 contracted by European Investment Bank to carry out audit on investment projects and value for money in its procurement.

ACB senior public relations officer Egrita Ndala has since refused to discuss specifics of the investigations being conducted in the two BWB issues as doing so may jeopardise the probe.

ACB launched investigations into the alleged procurement irregularities at BWB in October 2014 following an investigation report carried out by the Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP), which alleged abuse of office.

While other countries are making strides, Malawi’s development remains stunted because money meant for development is being chewed by a few people dressed in the clothes of leaders.

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I have it on authority from reliable sources in the civil service kuti kuba kumayambira ku National Audit Office ko


Kenaka Escom

prophet of dome

Afana aprocurement ku BWB Mr pulen samacheza pa malo, anatigulira ma mini bus ku post office akuti tizinyamula matola. Koma mulimba!!!


This exposing Malawi even more. Then lets forget donor aid poor invited neo colonialism

Mbowe Mulambia

Kupusa kwa a Malawi

Douglas Ndindi

I need to be educated please. Is the mandate of the National Audit Office to a
udit or to hire auditors? If it is staffed with professionals, what’s their profession? One British professor at Polytechnic once said in 1982, ”African countries become independent so that they can be more dependent”. Now I see what he meant. If you don’t, that’s your problem.

Joyce Hildah Banda

I am surprised why we trust descendants of thugs to audit our books. Britain stole our wealth and killed our animals. Whether you call them Baker Tilly or Bakha Tilye. I don’t trust this mafia. Their report on cashgate is still contested. Bullshit

Chatty Man

Mukatha mupitenso ku MEC


ma auditors abwere azamve kuti mkuluyu wasosola ma (b) million angati a BWB. zinakahala zotheka adzalembe mu report mwawo kuti Mkuluyu wathetsa mabanja angati a azimayi ogwira ku water board.

timadabwatu kalikiliki kumanga nyumba mwa kamezamu, mma galasimu, mu chitawiramu, amayi aang’ono mu mpingwemu.

No need for Betetile to come. i can audit BWB in 2 days and corner this suspended CEO on at least on 13 counts

BWB member of staff

Tili Chenene

That is Malawi. Just like in education, MANEB is there phwiiiii yet people pay in £ for exams to UK based exams. Look at these funny universities that confer degrees, diplomas, PhDs, certificates etc on even JCE holders and pastors without congregations! So even to audit our own water boards we need a foreigner???

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