Speaker orders forensic audit of Karonga council

Malawian Speaker of the National Assembly, Richard Msowoya has ordered the ministry of local government to immediately conduct a forensic audit in Karonga  district council  over financial transactions reports that management is allegedly failing to release.

Speaker with Kyungu and MPs in agroup photo after a meeting

Speaker with Kyungu and MPs in agroup photo after a meeting

Speaking during an emergency meeting which was also attended by officials from the ministry of local government in the district on Monday aiming at ironing out the administrative problems, Msowoya who is a lawmaker from the district,  threatened to take a legal action if the council officials fail to release all the necessary financial documents.

Msowoya pointed out that apart from producing the financial status of the council, the district should also conduct ward to ward financial account especially on how the Local and Constituency Development funds were being spent before the 2014 to 2015 budget started  operating.

“It is so sad that over50 years of independence Malawi is still lagging behind in terms of development just because few greedy people in different government sectors are jeopardizing funds meant for poor people,” said the Speaker.

Msowoya said he will held to ensure Karonga is not denied its fair share of national development because of some greedy few ‘cashgaters’.

“We need to know how funds were used,” he said.

Member of Parliament of Karonga Central constituency Frank Mwenefumbo welcomed the call for forensic audit.

Mwenefumbo said there is need for an investigation into the use of the funds to clear the suspicions.

“A forensic audit is really needed and the  wrong doers should be accountable for their actions,” said Mwenefumbo.

The council’s deputy chairperson Ernest Mwalughali said councillors want to appreciate how the funds were used and have a background of how the system works, but management is not willing to disclose

On his part the Paramount Chief Kyungu  asked  government to consider transferring all officers who have over stayed  in Karonga.

Commenting on the matter Karonga district commissioner (DC) Rosemary Moyo said the finance committee has the legal mandate to call for the documents and the secretariat cannot refuse them.

The Deputy Director of Local Government Hastings Bota  expresses disappointment with the allegations raised in the meeting which prompted him to give a lecturing on how the government officials should work with councillors at the district level.

“We are very much worried with the situation in Karonga but above all we have to thank people here because they have shown that they need development in their areas that is why we were called for dialogue on how to deal with the problems faced here,” said Bota.

The meeting was also attended by Members of Parliament such as Malani Mtonga, James Bond Kamwambi; chiefs who were headed by Paramount Kyungu; three representatives from the ministry of the local government namely Hastings Bota,  Dangalasi Mteka and Sala Chizinga as well as all the District Executive Committee members.

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Kharupa
Guest

Chikhwawa and Nsanje District assemblies need to be audited too. Pay much attention to the Health departments

Karongan
Guest

Shame! Education Office in the district should also call for the forensic audit as plans are ripe to deposite old leave grants in the primary teachers` accounts.Head teachers have already been convinced and used as tools to convince their juniors. Mr Speaker Sir I rise to register my plea to ask 4 ur esteemed capcity to check on the development. Kodi aTUM mulipooo!

Chindazi
Guest
Heheheheheheehehe…… Frank to account how he managed to build his 6 Star Mikoma Beach……. These guys is born from a family of cash if you don’t know….. his father was a civil servant in the ministry of information during Kamuzu Banda…… a few individuals who were eating monies that time…. he went to a good school….. later on joined National Bank………. then he got a deal as an agent of Dino Corporations of Japan to sell second hand cars in Malawi……then the man was in riches….. in the 1990s….. then he joined AFORD which used most of his resources… but… Read more »
Mkango
Guest

Kyungu nde asalankhuleko he is the biggest cashgater wa karonga he is fond of traveling where does he think money come from? He needs to be audited as well. You made Bulukutu to leave karonga and now you are complaining about development. What king of a chief are you? Musa Musa angati bwana Kyungu there is a post of postings at LGovt

mwami
Guest

Pliz while auditing the council let ACB carry out forensic audit of Frank Mwenefumbo please. This man chewed billions with Bingu. How did he fund his 6 star hotel?

Kamkwalala
Guest

indeed where did Frank get his billions from, but from corruptly sharing with Bingu. Let him account for his huge monies.

Pay as you earn
Guest

Mr Speaker Sir can you also speak on the conduct of your own MP’s.Are you aware that if any Institution wants to hold a meeting with them while Parliament is sitting they demand payment of T&T from their respective constituency yet Parliament has already made that payment and also sitting allowance same rate as paid by Parliament despite the fact that it includes accommodation which is also paid by Parliament? Can you also assure us that the house allowance paid to MP’s will be taxable? If not then all of us should be paid tax free housing allowances.

KING SOLOMONS WISDOM
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SPEAKER WITH MOUTH TO SPEAK.THANX 4 BEING PACE SETTER. DO NOT LISTEN TO NEG COMENTS

KING SOLOMONS WISDOM
Guest

PLS CHIEF KYUNGU YO MAJESTY WAIT 4 AUDIT B4 U TALK OF TRANSFERS.THANX YO HIGHNES

Dzukani a Malawi.
Guest

Mukachoka ku Karonga muzafikenso ku Boma la Mzimba midadada ndi nyumba za aphunzitsi sizikutha mpaka pano. Zimene zinkachitika ndi LDF Ma MP ENA ankagula okha zipangizo za chitukuko monga cement malata ndikusunga okha ku zinyumba kwawo mmalo mwa a komiti ya chitukuko

His excellence President MKango Lion Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza
Guest

Problem mumayifuna audit pa zopusazo. why not empoering it and we will not have these forensic bullshit

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