Malawi embassy loot go up to K293 mil – Minister

Malawi government has expressed worry and concern that the loot at its mission in Addis Ababa has drastically gone up to K293 million from K24 million initial investigations showed, Foreign Affairs minister Francis Kasaira said this on Thursday.

Kasaira: The money looted is about K293 million

Kasaira: The money looted is about K293 million

“This was a well crafted operation. When we sent them remittances, they would withdraw them and put into personal bank accounts,” he said.

He said the police have now been ordered to investigate and arrest suspects, saying what the government wants is the money back in public coffers.

Deputy ambassador at the embassy Doreen Kapanga was recalled in connection with the theft of the money in 2013 but Kasaira said there were a number of officials involved.

“The operation was very systematic,” he said.

He said the officials took advantage that embassies were not audited for many years due to lack of money but said after the incident, Malawi foreign missions would be audited every year.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said in addition, the National Audit Office (NAO) has made recommendations on how to ensure that the money in embassies are used on intended purpose.

“We will recover all the money. The police will use the CID to help on these investigations,” he said.

The revelations come on the same day when it was known that 1000 employees from the ministry of Health have looted K2 billion meant for HIV and AIDS fight donated by the US government.

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13 thoughts on “Malawi embassy loot go up to K293 mil – Minister”

  1. tuvitwana says:

    NOBODY WILL BE ARRESTED IN MALAWI, LOOK AT MULUZI CASE, STUPID GOVT SETTING VERY BAD PRECEDENCE

  2. VYOTO says:

    MALAWI CONTINUES TO BE A BIG JOKE. I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT IS HAPPENING. IS JOYCE BANDA WAMANDAZI STILL AT STATE HOUSE?

    WHERE IS THAT PROFESSOR WHO MADE SO MUCH NOISE WHILE IN OPPOSITION ON CASH GATE ISSUES THAT THE MAJORITY OF MALAWIANS GAVE HIM VOTES IN 2014 GENERAL ELECTIONS.

    AND DOES GOODAH GONDWE STILL REMEMBER THE STATEMENTS HE MADE ABOUT THE PP CASH GATE? AND WHERE IS THE FATHERS SON,I MEAN OF THE UNG’ONO UNG’ONO FAME, MR ATUPELE MULUZI?

    WE UNDERSTAND ATUPELE’S FATHER IS AL MOST SAFE FROM THE MK1.7 BILLION AND OVER 7 YEARS OLD CORRUPTION CASE.
    ANY WONDER THEN THAT AT 50 , MORE THAN HALF OF THE 14 MILLION OF US LIVE ON LESS THAN 1 DOLLAR PER DAY

  3. dikisan says:

    Timanga onse omwe is a DPP. Tiyinatananso onse omwe akuonetsa khope ya PP ndi zipani zina. Chaka chake ndi chino. Mmumvetsa! DPP imatero. Mudziwanso simunati! KKKKK

  4. Bob Chiswe says:

    The suspects in the embassy scam must be arrested if the government wants to show seriousness. The wealth which these people got through stolen money should be confiscated. They should be jailed for life these criminals

  5. Nyambalo Jackson says:

    Its very unfortunate that our government officials are reactive , instead of being proactive – this is not a sign of being serious in running the government. Why wait till something happens to act other than prevent it? They say prevention is better than cure.

  6. chithumwa says:

    Kodi AMalawi nonse ndinu mbava,akuba?kana aliyense M’Malawi muno olemera ndiwakuba? EeEe Zikuopsatu tsopano, koma Zonsezi ndi Bakili Muluzi maltparty tinayamba ndimunthu wolakwika,mbava

  7. Neneni says:

    The Peter Mutharika DPP Govt said that there will be no cashgate under its watch. I am sure it is now embarrassed. This is in addition to the lean cabinet producing the worst economic performance since May 2014. The so called benefits of a lean cabinet have been outweighed and buried by the worst economic performance since May 2014.

  8. Ziki wa Atikson says:

    Nsomba yaola kuyambira kumutu mpaka ku mchira. Amene mukuwamangawo si a chipani cholamulira. You have been postin DPP cadres to all embassies so that they should be stealin and send the cash to DPP for campany. I cry for my country, Muluzi installed wrong democratic princples, we are still using the same, today he is been acquitted becoz his son is in gvt and also the current president is also rooting our tax money.

  9. Captain Fucker says:

    Why is Govt targetting Addis when we very well know that a number of embassies are doing the same. On a different note – why steal like kids? Asians are milking this country dry but they are doing it intelligently. Govts including UK ,USA and other Western Countries are losing billions but through direct theft. Steal but steal cleverely zitsiru inu u are just scandalising the country. I hope the audit will be done well chifuka naye Auditor General uyu mukuti Kamphasa uyu is just too crude not intelligent at all. I am sure out of the 1000 at health less than 100 have a case.

  10. cashgate gututu says:

    Amangeni basi, let them rot at maula and chichiri prisons.

  11. cashgate gututu says:

    Masiku ano ukumachita manyazi kutchedwa mMalawi. Anthu u munthu wawachokera, kuba alibe nako manyazi. kukacha umva ku Agriculture, kenaka ku Foreign Affairs, kenaka ku Health. Mawa mumvanso za kwina and yet cashgate issues are still dragging in court. These are the last days indeed when the Bible says anthu adzakhala okonda ndalama, odzikonda okha, opanda chikondi etc. Nawonso boma linyanya entrusting its kitty with people who have no character. Some of those involved in the Embassy fraud have been involved in theft before and you think angasinthe? Anthu ena kuba kuli m’magazi. People would want to live high life ndi ndalama zakuba. Chikondi cha pa ndalama ndicho chiyambi cha uchimo. Anthu a ku embassy amalandira ndalama zokwanira and ku mudzi kuno salary yawonso imakhala ikulowa, koma nkumafunabe kuba basi. Osachita chisoni kuti anthu kumudzi kuno ali pa umhawi wa zaoneni! Akanganya amenewa abweze ndalama zimenezi apo bii, bona ligulitse katundu yemwe ali naye komanso kuwamanga. Imagine zonwe achita ena ku Health kumase
    weretsa ndalama zothandizira anthu odwala Aids, kupanda chisoni. just wait idzakubanduleni Aids, mudzakumbuka ndalama zomwe mumaba nkunaseweretsa! I rest my case! Dzimvere mu mtolo!!!

  12. Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan says:

    WHEN DOES ACTION – PROPER ACTION – GET TAKEN?

    This issue is boring. WHEN DO THE DETENTIONS, SEIZURE OF ILLEGALLY ACQUIRED ASSETS AND FORFEITURE OF ILLEGAL BANK ACCOUNTS BEGIN?

    1. me says:

      Nothing will happen just like Muluzi case. Have you wondered why is Kapanga not being arrested?

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