Malawi Parly nods new Auditor General: Stephen Kamphasa

Malawi Parliament has confirmed Stephenson Kamphasa as the new Auditor General.

It took deep into the dusk hours to complete voting confirming the new top auditor on the land.

Initially the opposition rejected his appointment because he was coming from private sector instead of the public sector.

Kamphasa appointment ends a merry go round in appointing a new Auditor General (AG) following the retirement of

The AG is appointed by the President, but is subject to confirmation by the House in an open deliberation according to Section 184 (3) of the Constitution.

Kamphasa’s name was presented to Parliament after Peter Kamange was withdrawn.

Kamphasa

Kamphasa

Among other issues behind his name’s withdraw, Kamange once served in ruling People’s Party (PP) executive. Last year, during the PP’s Convention, Kamange also attempted the post of Treasurer General which he lost to Harry Mkandawire.

The new name was presented for confirmation following the House’s rejection of Anderson Kulugomba, whose name was shrouded in controversy, including that the appointment was made before government had finalised dealing with the retirement of the then AG Reckford Kampanje.

Kampanje has since retired formally.

Fast facts

Kamphasa, 54, is a partner in the audit firm Mwenelupembe, Mhango and Company and has 32 years experience in accounting and auditing.

He is an ACCA fellow and a Certified Public Accountant who has previously worked with international audit firm KPMG and was once seconded to the Malawi Institute of Management to manage and implement accounting systems when it was established.

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