Malawi govt accountant arrested over K9.1mn ‘Cashgate’ theft: Tapiwa Ng’oma

The Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested Tapiwa Ruth Ng’oma who was working as an Accountant at the Accountant General’s Department for allegedely dafrauding government.

Egritta Ndala: Confirms about the arrest

Egritta Ndala: Confirms about the arrest

Ng’oma has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding government about K9, 179,620.00 through the systematic scheme dubbed Cashgate.

This is second arrest the Bureau has made this month in relation to Cashgate. Last week ACB nabbed Lilongwe-based businessman, Jimmy Mbuliro under the public graft scandal.

ACB Senior Public Relations Officer’ Egrita Ndala said arrested Ng’oma following a tip-off that she was making huge payments to companies for services not offered to government.

”The Anti-Corruption Bureau instituted investigations into the matter. It was established that some payments were made to Novat echnology and General Dealers,” said Ndala.

Ndala said Ng’oma made payments to Nova technology from the Ministry of Persons with Disabilities and Elderly and the Ministry of Health without offering to any service.

”It was also established that received advantage of K4, 059,320.00 and K5,120,300.00 from Nova technology.”

She is expected to be charged with two counts of corruptly obtaining an advantage contrary to Section 24 (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act, two counts of money laundering contrary to Section 35 (1) (c) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act and two counts of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code.

Ng’oma will be taken to Court after the Bureau has recorded a statement from her.

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King Zude
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Watsala mamuna wache Emmanuel Yesaya..Banja la mbava…amangidwe basi…

Chandamale
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Miss Ng’oma dont worry, Malawi is full of hatred and jealousy, thats why we are the poorest nayion on earth, dont worry, Mulungu okhululuka akuyang’anilani, ndipo this will pass as well

clara
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Nyasatimes, issue ya Tapiwa si ya cashgate ayi pliz muzinena zoona! Ndiyakalekale

Me
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Always working on tip offs. Damn ACB! you always want to be paid more than any civil servant despite having the same qualification,or even better than yours, yet your work leaves alot to be desired. If you profess to have the best brains that deserve the wages you make noise about,do the nation justice by going out there where corruption is, follow its trail and bring the culprits to book. Come on, you cant be in the office and wait for tip offs the whole month and you want to be paid more, Lord have mercy for what!

Fakecharges
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There are many thieves in Malawi than what you broadcast regarding Tapiwa Ng’oma. I thought you are in the process of selling Malawi Saving Bank and what is that Nonsense about? ACB not doing wright job and a total waste of Government funds and time. The woman never got the money and better ask her bosses at that particular time and drop the matter as it is just baseless. People have stolen money of KI20m and comfortably moving freely in the location of Area 43. You must be crazy.UK

mboba
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Mwana wa mai chipendo.thyolo woyee

mphwanye
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Mfiti yayikazi. kuteroko amapelekanso cha khumi kumaganiza kuti akupungula machimo. Anthu inu muli ndi umunthu inu? People are suffering in the country. ACB should ask the courts to be adding interests on the money these jezebels have been stealing.

Simeon Nyapala
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You Ghebosh whatever your name even if she used the money into good use if the money was stolen it was stolen it is a crime. Dont expose your ignorance of the law in the media pse Mr American man.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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KHALANI NAYE PANSI MODEKA AUUZANI AMENE ANAYAMBISA NDI AZAKE ENA ANAGAWANA NAYE, ASAMANGIDWE YEKHA, AKULU-AKULU ENA ALI MOMO NDI ENA AKWA ACCOUNTS. INVESTIGATE MORE.

tikondane
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Let’s love Malawi let’s love each other

born in USA
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This is the problem of selective justice . I have written to the ACB and the Malawi Fiscal police about Limumba kalimu and his wife Nomsa Msungama on the theft of 120million Kwacha which they have financed in the construction of mansions at area 43 but no action has taken place . This couple has a lot of information to provide to government on the involvement of Joyce banda because they acted as courrier boys between kalonga and state house . Mukhito is preventing the course of justice by giving orders to the police not to effect an arrest .… Read more »
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