K22 million ‘cashgate’ at Limbe Leaf Tobbaco: Police quiz suspects

Fiscal Police has opened an investigation into Limbe Leaf Tobacco over  abuse od K22 million budgeted for construction of school blocks, bridges and other related social responsibility activities  which is suspected to have been “cashgated”.

Tiyanje Lipenga: Suspected to have looted

Tiyanje Lipenga: Suspected to have looted

A source close to the audit says the legal section of Limbe Leaf Tobacco submitted the formal complaint to Malawi Fiscal Police for investigation.

Police have started interrogating suspects.

“The fiscal Police has now started questioning Tiyanje Lipenga who is a principal suspect on the whole scam, and she has been suspended from the company to pave way for these investigations,” a source at the company disclosed.

The ‘cashgate’ has been uncovered  through an internal audit which the company instituted after smelling a rat over the way how the project officer responsible for Social Responsibility , Tiyanjane Lipenga  was handling  herself.

Just few weeks ago, the company summoned Ms Lipenga in order for her to explain her side on  the looting.

Limbe Leaf immediately suspended Lipenga.

When Nyasa Times
called Lipenga, she confirmed the suspension but blamed what she called enemy-action at the company.

Limbe Limbe Human Resources Manager Francis Berekanyama when contacted  said: “Company policy  does not  give me mandate to talk about internal matters to the media , therefore I  cannot confirm or deny anything related to the issue in question.”

Limbe Leaf Public Relations officer Ireen Kumwenda said she cannot comment  on the issues because the matter has been handed over to  fiscal Police for  investigations.

“I don’t want to jeorpadise what fiscal Police is doing,”  she said.

Police said they would not immediately comment as investigations are underway.

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Malawi Citizen
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Source yakhani yabodza yadziwikatu. Nkani ndinsanje, dzina la source Li ndi Pilirani Khungwa amend anapanga graduate limodzi ndi Tiya. A Pilirani nkhugwa omwe anakhala akuyagana nthito kwa zaka ziwiri pano akugwila nthito ku limbe leaf ngati secretary. Nthito ui adawathandiza kupeza ndi Tiya. A Pilirani chongoona zawo akuchita bwino nsanje, mutu ku zingulila. Adagwilozana ndi nzawo Francis Belekanyama omwe akugwila ku limbe leaf ngati HR Clerk, a bamboo ake ndi a Belekanyama omwewa dzina lawo linanukhila pagono nthawi cash gate. Iwowa amalandila 90000 pa mqezi koma amwakwanitsa ku samara banja ndi kuzilipolila masters degree ku amity university. A Pilirani Khungwa… Read more »
Namoyo
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Wabodzabiwe… U think u can convince us?? Hahahaha, wagwidwa wagwidwa basi.

marita
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Koma mwana iwe ndiwe mbava ine ndimadabwa kuti limbs leaf osamangako sukulu kani ndalama zake umadya ndiwe …….ana a achikumbe akusowabkophunzila mulungu akulange ndithu

Bwititi
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Mitima yanu iphwe. Poti anakukanani Chibwenzi. Mwayamba kupanga digress issue. Nkhani si uhule kapena zovala zache nkhani ndiya kuba. Pepani nonse omwe munakanidwa. Ps. not everyone living in Ireland ndi hule. Uhule uli mu Lunzu , mu ma chalitchi anu omwe mumapita for entertainment purposes. . Chavuta ndi umphawi chifukwa munthu yemwe anapita ku University sangamasauke to the point of embezzlng ma funds. This is a sign of the end of the age. Aliyense adzikala lawless. Ngati anthu olamula akuba ndiye munthu wamba. PEZANI ZOCHITA . Mbava zili ku capitol hill
wopemphera mathu
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ndaniyo ndaniyo safuna yeesu.ife tonse tili pano tifuna yesu.singing

Geraldin
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Number 48 Golomoti is saying the truth. Anthony Kawinga 47 has written that comment out of frustration. Unachotsedwadi utaba ku catering ndiye ukufuna uname chani pano. Tchula yemwe amabayo ngati usali iwe emwe ndi nzako uja anakuchotserani limodzi. Munthu osathokoza iwe. Unachotsedwa ku KA Senior Staff Club utasokoneza makobili kukupititsa ku catering kumenekonso unaba. Ndiye uzinamiza anthu pano. A Fiscal adzayambire iwe.

Bingu Mnthalika
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Dear Tiya,

I am not surprised you have done this,Your capableof doing a thing like this ngati unandikana ine chibwenzi ku CHANCO kuba ndalama ndikachaninso.Komano inva izi Company yasiyanandi boma Company amamanga your very young my dear this is not the way we start life or a career.Asakulimbitse mtima aise akumanga zaka zake ndi ten kumapita kutsogolo.Sorry komano.

Ine wako,Mahope akale

by the way i like the way you look it makes my heart thrill with love

Hakimu Banda
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Am told she is fired now akumenyera Milandu pano koma oba nkhuku alikundende koma dziko ili limakonderadi

YAMAWEYA INJILE
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Another tobbagate Malawi at its best.Muisova mwakula mwatha.

Abiti
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Bad recruitment by Limbe Leaf, there were experience and qualified candidates but you settled for her. Gabadge in Gabadge out. Most institutions suffer becoz they look for cheap people and the one can easly manupulate. Akuoneka nkaladi nzanu muisova.

Stanford Jere
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Is the way Malawi should go? I think we have started playing doughs who wins and who loses the game. What Ms Lipenga did is just a continuation of the cash gates currently under way.

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