Kamlepo vows to unmask corrupt ministers: CSOs plan demo to demand action in Malawi cashgate report

Public Accounts Committee of parliament (PAC) vice chairman Kamlepo Kalua has vowed that he will  push to reveal the list of corrupt ministers  in the K570 billion forensic audit report that Auditor General Stevenson Kamphasa has presented to the committee to ensure justice prevail, while activist are planning streets protests to demand action.

Kalua: The corrupt ministers  can run, but can't hide

Kalua: The corrupt ministers can run, but can’t hide

Price water-house Coopers, who were contracted to work on methodologies on the reconstruction of the cashbook in the wake of audit query for the K92 billion (US$204.4 million) mismanaged under the watch of the first Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration led by former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika, has released a data analysis report on their work.

In the 52-paged report to the National Audit Office of Malawi, PwC has called for further investigations of ministries and departments covering the period between 2005 and 2012.

Kalua has since described the analysis report as not genuine and demanded the original copy from authorities where perpetrators should be known to the public.

The Rumphi East MP for People’s Party noted that some big names were missing in the report and has since vowed to take the matter further by revealing all suspects involved to ensure justice prevail.

“There are so many ways in which we can expose those involved to have plundered government resources one of which is to use relevant laws to force the international company that came up with this report.

“One way is to use the courts through our committee to subpoena them to bring to us the original report so that the truth be known, so we will be looking at all avenues, all channels available for us because we want the people of Malawi to know the truth.

“We know that most of these cabinet ministers are involved in the looting and I mean they are involved in a big way some of them even at state house, so Malawians will know the truth about this and we will not hide anything about this issue, “warned Kalua.

Identifying what they called “red flags”, PwC exposes elements of fraud, especially where transactions were created, paid and deleted consistently.

PwC states that the “anomalies should be further investigated to identify the extent of the suspected irregular transactions.”

German Ambassador Peter Woeste told Capital FM radio that the PwC report pointed out that general public finance management does not work in Malawi.

Malawi’s Auditor General Steven Kampala said the released data analysis report is a first step towards a full forensic audit which would take approximately 10 months.

Kamphasa said the data analysis had identified discrepancies between payments made from government bank accounts and cashbook records held in the Integrated Financial Management Information System (Ifmis).

“From analysis alone it is not possible to establish exact amounts or causes of the discrepancies nor how many of these funds were misappropriated,” the Auditor General said.

PwC cashbook reconstruction report subtly picked on the Reserve Bank of Malawi for failure to provide enough documents for verification.

“Upon completion of the aforementioned exercise, we identified that bank statements for May 2012 were missing and that the statements for December 2013 only contained transactions for 31 December 2013. These aforementioned missing bank statements were requested and the Reserve Bank provided us with additional data,” reads the report.

Even the Baker Tilly forensic audit report also had observed: “We were initially provided with bank statements by the RBM in electronic format whose extraction was not independently supervised by the audit team. In addition we requested extraction of the same data under supervision.”

But Reserve Bank spokesperson Mbane Ngwira said most of the documents said not to be supplied are just human error omissions not necessarily that the central bank intends to hide information.

Meanwhile, human rights campaigner Billy Mayaya has revealed plans by some civil society organisations to hold street protests to demand action from government on the missing billions.

“The current plunder of public resources is impeding development. Malawi’s socio-political status is deteriorating. While neighbouring countries continue to progress we remain stagnant,” lamented Mayaya.

“Politicians are above the law and continue to deceive citizens with empty rhetoric,” he stated.

According to Mayaya, the planned demonstrations are slated for the 7th of July 2015 and will culminate with the delivery of petitions to all State Houses in Blantyre Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

“ In Lilongwe it will be delivered to the Head of State outlining public demands for action against corruption as well as demands for a forensic audit to be expedited as we feel that the 10 month time frame is simply a rouse to divert public attention on this very grave matter, “said Mayaya.

He said details of the nationwide demonstrations will be publicised soon.

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57 thoughts on “Kamlepo vows to unmask corrupt ministers: CSOs plan demo to demand action in Malawi cashgate report”

  1. phodo says:

    This is the reason why naturally I hate these useless Tumbukas. They are just selfish. They want all the bans to be landing onto their lips. Thus why most of Tumbukasa end up in exile by force or by self exile. Currently we have Joyce Banda( Tumbuka by marriage status) who is nursing her own self exile in RSA., Kamulepo was an exile in the same RSA, late Chihana was an exile in Zambia, what more about the Orton Chirwas, just plenty of them. These are stupid people. They even dont under how auditing is carried out. In this auditing an auditor needs all accounting records for expenditure and income.

    EXPENDITURE RECORD INCLUDE
    1. Payment receipts
    2. Application forms eg allowance forms,eg night allowance,
    3. Disbursement Vouchers
    4. Check stubs
    5. Cheques/Checks
    6.etc

    INCOME RECORDS INCLUDE
    1.Income receipts
    2.Check details
    3.Receipt books
    4.Income and expenditure reconciliation statements

    Now the auditor tally the income records and expenditure records to see if the two are balancing up.There are always many causes of the shortfalls on either side of the accounts. This means the auditors in K577 billion case, auditors have to find out the causes and determine if the causes are fraud or not.

    What I see here is a sign of JIJILIKESHONI which may be due to poor understanding of financial issues. I would have be happy to use different mechanisms for the complete auditing to be out. Make sure that the incomplete audited record is given by the named auditing firm.If the auditing says it has given the government a full report then, Malawians can use various forms to air out our views. Please dont rush other wise you may be crashed by feaces like a rushing fly for feaces before the feace holder complete off loading them.NDITHENDITHE NAMTHAMBWE ANAZITENGERA . WATCH OUT MAYAYA.MWADYA MFULUMIRA ZEDI. TAPEZANI DOKUMENTI YENIYENI ANTHU ASADAPITE KUMSEWU. NANGA NGATI BOMA SIDAPASIDWE MUKUGANIZA KUTI ABOWO AKAITENGA KUTI. NANGA ENI AKE AUDITING KAMPANY AZIGANIZA KUTI A MALAWI AMAGANIZA BWANJI. PHUMA SILABWINO AYI.

  2. Same pipo runing the show ife tizingouwa iwo akuuzana zochita ali ndalama zopanda mwini izi iwe gwira apa ana ako apite ku usa kusukulu ndiye anzanga mube nkhuku eeesh muphedwa

  3. chiko says:

    Ndalama zikusowazi is more than enough for tarmac roads btwn ntchisi-dowa, ntchisi-malomo, lumbadzi-dowa-chezi, mwanza-chikwawa, tsangano-neno-mwanza, jenda-embangweni- edingeni-euthini-rumphi, lirangwe-chingale-machinga road , phalombe district hospital, etc koma haaa, dziko lili mmanja mwa agalu.

  4. Silence is Golden says:

    Ma salary athu mwadyanso. Foolish!

  5. Manyaziulibe says:

    Expose them otherwise Malawians are suffering heavy taxes yet they don’t deserve this punishment. Greedy fools muwasiye pambalambanda anthu awadziwe

  6. musolin says:

    Vavlov, thanks for your comments… I often travel outside in my job and often times have been asked where Malawi is yet it was a British colony. All Malawian presidents are thieves, they don’t care of which Malawian is in trouble but so long that their life is moving….the most bandits presidents we have had is the Mutharika family..Big crooks on earth. After all the Mutharika doesn’t exist in history of Malawi they illegally migrated from Mozambique and and are not Malawians…waka walara,wachabe chabe awa

  7. wiza says:

    Kamlepo Chwee mwana chwee!!!!!

    Fight them head on. we are going to support you. you will be getting threats from the govt side but you are a real fighter. Fight for your country. We wished your were the president. Tiyeni nazoni a Gudolo napepe. Akagona ku Maula.

  8. Lutundu Wa Lutundu says:

    Billy mayaya u also benefited

  9. Dickies says:

    Dont cheat malawians kamlepo where were you all this time.upon revealing names what do you think wil happen next arresting them or take away their wealth.so what will be benefit to malawians.honest speaking malawi will never develop no matter steps you take you greedy leaders.if malawi has failed to develop the last two decade when do you think it will develop

    1. Think Tank says:

      Dixies,i take it you are still young and you dont know who Kamlepo Kalua is. If there was a trio which opened the eyes of people in the remotest areas of Malawi,it was Kamlepo Kalua, Unandi Banda and their friend ive forgotten his name. The whole population used to rush home for 7pm Channel Africa to listen to president Kamlepo Kalua revealing atrocities which were going on in the country. This helped very much to change the mindset of Malawians and voted for multi-party. This was this was the begining of people not trusting MBC. Kamlepo Kalua destroyed MBC and renassancied Malawians. When he speaks,listen.

  10. Cocaine says:

    Everything happening in Malawi is cocaenish

  11. hembahemba says:

    Olimbana ndi dpp muzikozera simunati.

  12. Think Tank says:

    back to Channel Africa days! Kamlepo knowns what fighting for democracy is all about. He was but fought his fight with Malawians at home. Some were busy enjoying overseas only to come back and blunder. Reaping where they did not sow.

  13. ndadabwa says:

    Please don’t take kalua as a trust worthy man . He never played any positive role in the fight against one party state . He was Dr bandas plant in the opposition and accumulated a lit of wealth in the process . He is no 1. Opportunist in Makawa . Beware of Kamlepo kalua .

  14. inkata be says:

    From the time hon kamlepo was taking kamuzu head on on channel africa I knew malawi had a couragiou individual in kamlepo.I now thank the people of his area who finally gave him a platform on national stage.
    Hon kalua,you have proved beyond any shadow of doubt that you that you are true patriot of the likes of chipembere.
    It was a pity people worked so had to deny you a page in the history of this country,

  15. william says:

    Mr kamulepo i saluti u Sir, munalimbana ndi kamuzu wa zaka 40 palichani awa wopanda mano nkamwa. Sir ur the best fighter in malawi fighting for the truth we r in this democracy because of u Sir. We real need u on this one anthu akuvutika kumalawi kuno chuma chikumapita mumathumba aasogoleli. Tatopa kumasekedwa ndi kusilila maiko aazathu mumene akutukulila maiko awo, akuti malawi alibe chitukuko. Zenophobia ikumapangidwayi ku SA chifukwa chosowa zitchito kwathu kuno and tikuthamangila ku SA for a better living. Sir we r behinde u

  16. vavlov says:

    Nothing happens to looters in Malawi. Lots of noise but as always no action. Bingu himself was the kingpin in looting and his young brother is a beneficiary. Malawi voted in a thug party. Looting started with UDF, am sure if their tenure was audited Muluzi would fake illness again to avoid jail. All presidents Malawi has had since 1994 are thieves – creating a loophole for civil servants and ministers to join in the buffet-type looting of state resources. Malawi needs a death penalty for these thieves, but this would need a clean judiciary, which doesn’t exist in Malawi. It is a sad situation for a country where poverty in all its manifestations is the worst in the world, and yet the elites live like medieval kings.

  17. Mafuta says:

    Government financial systems are deliberately made to fail because it is a mechanism to steal easily. Our country is so small that the amount of aid we have received over the years should have sorted most of the problems we have. Investigate UDF and you will be surprised by the tons of skeletons you will find. Banks and former finance ministers should be grilled. These institutions and people were in large part decision makers on how funds were released. Time is up and these people are a cause of poverty in this nation. It is not possible that we can be the only poor country in our region. Never

  18. Boyd Kilembey says:

    Kamlepo is a pathological liar. He has been like that since the days of Channel Africa – always lying that he KNOWs when he actually doesnt know an iota. He is a fear monger. He is fond of “hiding” sensitive information to do with the Nation. Mr Kamlepo Kaluwa, just bring up the names and see if you will not be sued for character defamation.

  19. Patrick says:

    Mantha basi. Why not just unmask them instead of vowing? Ukufuna kuopseza ndani? Madzi mmutu thoo!

  20. Bigimani wankulu says:

    Kukhala ine mpaka ntapanga resign nkuthawakuopa zamuonekela Lutepo

  21. Thomas says:

    Mr KK show them who are u,don’t they remember that in 80s Dr HKB he was shaking to hear u talking now these are ur kids teach them how to run country and pls tell them to arrest any ministers or big fish who ever eat our tax money thanks Mr KK frm TB Kaunga

  22. Selfish Mtumbuka says:

    Billy Mayaya found the orange buns sweet and is now frustrated that his mouth is not stuffed with blue buns!!!!!!

  23. BigMan says:

    Kamlepo you dumb clown, the report is pointing at your miserable PP!

  24. Nyoni-nyoni says:

    Agalu a mcp inu mukugani kuti zingamukhuze peter munyera

  25. Changaputwa says:

    Chitani zomwezo ife maso anthu ali kunjila kudikila kuona ndi kubva zoona zeni zeni. Ndalama yanyanya kuchuluka iyi.

  26. Changaputwa says:

    Maina enawo akusowa bwanji ??? Chulungamo chioneke tatopa nazo zimphuphuzo.

  27. Tidziwe nawo zimenezi basi. Ndipo kamlepo usatope. Panopa freedom fighter watsala ndiwe basi. With you all the way. Tchwee mwana tchweeee.

  28. Sake Chilling says:

    Maybe instead of holding independence celebrations on 6 July, demonstrations should be held instead, in order to show government how seriously angry Malawians are over this looting of government coffers.

  29. Chipalamandule says:

    Ayamba kale ayamba kale kunjejemera.Mwasiya kuyankhula sopano.Timanena ife kuti JB ndi dolo anawulula cash gate.

  30. zonse ndi nthawi says:

    Pa 20 May 2014 tidakonza Bed tokha ( ku votela DPP) Ndiye tiyeni tizigonapo onena adalipo kuti bed mwakonzali ili lidzakupwetekani koma sitidamvele malangizo lero ndizi, atsogoleli opanda chifundo kubela anthu osawukafe koma tsiku lina Mulungu adzayankha madandawulo athu.

  31. tsetsefly says:

    No space for thieves in Malawi going forward. Shameless idiots who call themselves politicians. TZ, MZ, ZAM are doing well but ife kuba basi. Foolish leadership, blind followers, boot licking ministers, poor common man. My heart bleeds. The country is thrown to the dogs.

  32. Zanga Phee! says:

    Thank Sir your Country need people like you if we had twenty KK i think we wouldn’t have a problem in Malawi if you need help you can call me my number is +270114920642/5.See my name.F

  33. Alungwana says:

    The DPP unveiled!

  34. Bob says:

    Yeah let them pay back

  35. Chakwera says:

    Kodi iwe akukuletsa ndani kuwatchula. Just mention them. You are trying your beit you used on atcheya whenever you were broke so that akupatse banz. This is Peter samapanga zimenezo. Uliralira utopa no bread will come to seal your mouth.

  36. Rich CJ says:

    Yes more need to be done for better Malawi. Come 7th July, and beyond till we see justice is done.

  37. Fathara says:

    BOMA LA PETER SILINAPANGE NAWO CASH GATE ZIMENEZO MUZIWE. PETER WANGOKHALA CHAKA CHIMOZI CHAKHA NDIPO CHUMA CHA MALAWI CHIKUYENDA BWINO. ZIKAKHALA ZA CASH GATE MUMUFUSE KAMUZU, BAKILI, BINGU NDI JOYCE. OSAKHALA KUMUPAKA PETER. KUAYAMBILA NTHAWI YA KAMUZU TAKHALA TIKUNVA KUTI KULILONGWE KULINDALAMA ZAMBILI KUPOSA KU BLANTYRE NDI KU MZUZU, INU MUKUGANIZA ZIMACHOKA KUTI?? INALI CASH GATE. LELO MU LILONGWE NDALAMA MULIBEMO, SOPANO MUKUGANIZA KUTI ZILI KUTI?? OFUFUZAWO AYAMBILE NTHAWI YA MCP BASI. KAMUZU ANASIYA CHUMA OSATI CHAMASEWELA NDALAMA ANATENGA KUTI??

  38. This is Kamlepo I know

  39. Mauziboy says:

    Hon Kamulepo just wants publicity and attention. He can not be talking on behalf of a reputable committee of an honourable house. The committee has received an official report which shows that PP was even more porous than the alleged DPP. Personal bickerings can not be associated with a reputable committee consisting of professionals from different backgrounds. No wonder it is said that empty tins make noice.Whatever the case Malawians are assured of knowing the truth but let us give the Auditor General time.

  40. Kondwani says:

    They should be taken to book.

  41. Myao says:

    Yah, ndebvu zija zinkachedwesadi nkuluyu, tiyeni natoni tiyankhwezule ta Diphiphi iti!

  42. Eehe! now u r talking! all we need is the truth n justice to prevail!. aliyense yemwe anali involved must face the law. kodi malamulo akuba ndalama za boma sagwira ntchito pa andale! zimenezo ndiye zoputsadzo

  43. thinktankmalawi says:

    Typical Of CSos and opposition,barking. For nothing…this govt is on good track..haters get lost

  44. JCInLA says:

    Now you are talking.
    We are behind you all the way .

  45. big boy says:

    Tinyonge basi

  46. Bolingo says:

    Vakuba ivi navoni

  47. Cameo says:

    Kemlepo a laughing stock.Name them and bring evidence to backyour claim or wait for the forensic report and stop your noise.
    I close my case

  48. MARTIN MUBISA says:

    MMATI PP YAKUBA INUYO MUTIUZANJI? DPP SHOULD STEP DOWN EMEDIATELY BECOZ WE CANT WAIT TILL THE NEXT VOTE OF 2019 OTHERWISE MALAWI IS GOING TO PERISH, PAMALAWI DEPERTMENT ILI YONSE MULI KUBA .ANTHU AMABA NGAKHALE TISUE KU TOILET

  49. Yankees says:

    U see t;em, umbava basi vitsiru;

  50. White Rabbit says:

    Expose! Expose! Expose!!!

  51. mdk says:

    Mr kamlepo show us the genuine one then?

  52. VIZAULI IVI says:

    vikapezeka vima nduna vokubavo vinyongedwe! vitsirudi eti!

  53. captain says:

    Dpp is not here to help Malawian .lets be honest. They are here to loot and every day are busy robbing us. Shame shame

  54. Tiyenawoni amenewa aba zambiri

  55. MASO A GULU says:

    Apaneni AGALU amenewa awulure !!

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