Malawi IFIMS switches back on after fire scare at Accountant General

Malawi government has said it has switched on computer laboratory which is used for training of Ifmis [the Integrated Financial Management Information System] users  after containing a a fire scare that affected the office late on Saturday evening.

Msowoya: IFMIS switches back on

Msowoya: IFMIS switches back on

Spokesman of Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and Develeopment, Nations Msowoya, said the servers were shut down on the night of the fire scare as a “precautionary” measure to allow for proper inspections.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Accountant General’s office  said will resume processing government payments from Monday.

According to the statement, the fire alarm was caused by overheating of fluorescent tubes.

:“There was a strong smell of burning plastics and smoke as a result of overheating of three fluorescent light tubes in the corridor on the ground floor of the eastern wing of the building,” read the statement in part.

“The overheating of the fluorescent tubes had the potential to cause fire, however, due to the vigilance and precaution taken by the security officers on duty to notify senior management and other stakeholders like Escom, police and the [Lilongwe] City Council helped to manage the situation and prevent fire break-out. The area that was affected by this incident is a corridor leading to the computer laboratory which is used for training of Ifmis [the Integrated Financial Management Information System] users throughout government.”

The office said they have embarked on a “comprehensive preventive  maintainance program” to check on any faults in the building.

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8 thoughts on “Malawi IFIMS switches back on after fire scare at Accountant General”

  1. Twaniche says:

    Its not a surprise. As long as dausi is there, moto uyaka ku AG.

  2. Kenkkk says:

    No surprise here that is what we have come to expect from Dpp govt. Fires fires fires!!! Trembling because the Germans are coming to examine the Dpp era thefts!!! Or audit queries???

  3. Three Ballasts stinking very strongly raising eye brows. Kkk fellow electricians tell me

  4. gulukunyinda says:

    Bola ngati sizinali man made

  5. Akilly 2 says:

    OKay, we r jst waiting 4 our gud packages plus arrears this month zamotozo none of our concern, musovenge mwekha!!!!

  6. henry maiden says:

    they want to destroy 2009 cashgate foda hahahahaha

  7. thabiso nkoana says:

    as we are talking now dausi is busy looking for ways and means to have the offices of the accountant general razed up. yawopsya audit ya ma german, mathanyula and his fire administration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Matekwe says:

    Fire Government,it wants to destroy important information on Cash Gate

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