Govt to close special accounts for Malawi army, police

Malawi’s Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister, Goodall Gondwe, has said government will close  the special accounts  for the army and police.

Dzoole Mwale: Asked for Parliament's special account

Dzoole Mwale: Asked for Parliament’s special account

Gondwe said in parliament when opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) MP for Lilongwe Msozi South, Vitus Dzoole Mwale, asked government to open a special account for parliament “as it the same with the Judiciary and Executive.”

But the Finance Minister shot down Mwale’s statement, calling it “gross misunderstanding” of how the finances of the country are being run.

“The Judiciary does not have its own account. The Executive does not have its own account. By its own account, I think is that those institutions operate outside the ambit of the Accountant General when cheques are being issued,” explained Gondwe.

Gondwe said Dzoole Mwale “erred” in saying that the Judiciary and Executive have their own accounts, stressing “that is not quite true.”

The Minister said only three institutions have special accounts and these are State Residences, Malawi Defence Force and the Malawi Police.

He said the two accounts of army and police will be shut down.

The decision to close the accounts, he said, was made following the financial malfeasance in the two security organs related to the cashgate scandal.

“Our view is that it is better under the reforms that all institutions should be treated equally as far as administration of the finances is concerned,” he said.

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9 thoughts on “Govt to close special accounts for Malawi army, police”

  1. chepetsani says:

    HUNT FOR MORE CASHGATE LOPEHOLES. AUDIT DISTRICT COMMISSIONER’S OFFICES. AKUBA KWAMBIRI NDALAMA ZA MA DEPARTMENTS KUMENEKO.

  2. clement says:

    Airtel is a public thief. Authorities, pliz do something before Airtel reaps us all. It has a very good corporate image but very bad. I repeat “very bad” customer image

  3. KING SOLOMON says:

    PLS CLOSE ACCOUNT NUMBER ONE NOW! NOW! ASK KATSONGA PHIRI HE KNOWS WHAT I MEAN

  4. VERY NICE AND GOOD MOVE, BUT TOO LATE, MAKE THE SAME WITH STATE ALSO.

  5. Kanyimbi says:

    Good move.

  6. peter says:

    If all departments are to be treated equally why not also think of closing accounts for state residences? Kuzolowera kuba eti????

  7. Kes munthali says:

    Paja Msowoya(MCP) is head of parliament by virtual of being the speaker ndemwati musololeko kumeneko kikikiki…. Very shameless party, by the way Soko your national youth director(MCP) and cashgate convict is complaining the the party especially chakwera, whom he has a father and son, mentor and student buddy buddy relationship has abundant him, in fact his family is suffering yet the party benefited from the cashgate money. Shameful

  8. monkeybay says:

    Good move. But they shud also close the deposits accounts in all the Embassies plis. Anthu akuba kwambiri using this account.

  9. Peter Nkosi says:

    Irrelevant I know, but why can I not access Nyasa Times from Malawi through Airtel? Why am I having to hide my location by using a proxy server to access the site?

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