Malawi in forensic audit exercise in city, district councils: Kasungul CEO Stewart Ngoka on forced leave

Government says it has sent auditors to all city and district councils before releasing this year’s funding allocation.

Nankhumwa:  Audit in councils

Nankhumwa: Audit in councils

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe said councils which misappropriated last year’s funds will not get the allocation unless every penny is accounted for.

“We will prosecute all officers who embezzled the money,” said Gondwe.

Parliament approved huge sums of money for the district and city councils meant for grass root development.

Local government minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said the government would enforce all laws which protect public money.

In addition, he said there will be training for controlling officers of some councils to ensure that public money is protected.

Forced out

Meanwhile, Kasungu Town Council chief executive officer Stewart Ngoka has been forced to go on leave to pave way for government investigations following accusations of maladministration.

Workers downed tools demanding his removal after they had not been paid for three months.

Some councillors also accused the CEO of level headedness.

“He makes decisions without consulting anyone, this is why the workers have not been paid all that long,” said one of the councillors.

Mayor for the Municipality Irene Katola confirmed Ngoka is on forced leave.

“We will employ a temporary CEO as the government is making its decision on the matter,” she said.

She said a meeting of officals from the Local government ministry and councillors resolved to send Ngoka on forced leave.

In Chikhwawa, health workers have downed tools to force a chief accountant out of office. They are accusing him of disrespect to junior workers.

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Katapwito
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Katapwito
2 months 15 days ago
Malawi Government please move with times. Anthu anazolowela kuba ndalama za boma especially for projects in City and district councils. Please find time and visit Zomba as well you need an audit there. Councillors are busy eating ndalama za LDF through kuika ma ghost workers on the list of beneficiaries. Clean up these messes if this country is to move forward. The problem is most of these Councillors are uneducated so to reason with them is not easy at all. Nde most times they use staff from the secretariat eeee tatopa ife tithandizeni pilizi chondeeee.
Bakha
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Bakha
2 months 16 days ago

Ngoka is pure super arrogant, as is the case with most northeners. Akapume, tatopa naye!

Ron the Don
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Ron the Don
2 months 16 days ago

Your name says it all; no wonder you are thinking like a duck.

joen
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joen
2 months 16 days ago

@kapito hilu?

Zomba Boy
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Zomba Boy
2 months 16 days ago

Money, Money , Money its all about money, maluzi amalawi, OK , so councillors will employ temporary CEO who will pay him/her? How much? Instead of paying the direct employees their three months salary you will be paying the CEO, kikikikikiki, ma solutions pa Malawi, when will the fonsec audit completed? So no funding to councils until the audit report is out? Kikikiki. Ma solution pa malawi.

Kaziulika Chimugonda
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Kaziulika Chimugonda
2 months 16 days ago

What govt. has to Stewart Ngoka should apply to 7 ministers involved in cash-gate scandal. All is public money and must be accounted for. It should not be selective justice. Govt. has acted well on this case. APM should suspend the 7 ministers for investigations to be done well.

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