World Bank demands K400mil refund from Malawi over procurement scam

The World Bank has demanded a K400 million from Malawi government to be paid back over procurement scam.

World Bank demands K400mil refund from Malawi over procurement scam

World Bank demands K400mil refund from Malawi over procurement scam

The funds abused are under the World Bank funded financial reporting and oversight improvement project managed by Treasury.

Laura Kullenberg, World Bank Country Manager for Malawi, confirmed that the request for a refund was made for computers ad a printer that the bank submitted to Malawi government under financial reporting and oversight improvement project totalled  $519, 142 32 (about K400 million).

Kullenberg said World Bank takes procurement issues “seriously” for countries to receive value for money from their funded projects.

She said when World Bank’s “due diligence” establishes that a project expense is ineligible, they normally request a refund from government from those expenses.

Treasury spokesman Nations Msowoya described the request for a refund by World Banda as  “unfortunate.”

Msowoya said Treasury “ has to look for money to pay back.”

Under the Treasury managed project, a printer and computers were bought to improve accountability, oversight and reporting of government finances.

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22 thoughts on “World Bank demands K400mil refund from Malawi over procurement scam”

  1. President Pedro says:

    The Secretary to Treasury is very corrupt. I warn you more is coming. Can he explain why some months he is not funding the Govt department. Where are the monies going. Malawi is harboring professional thieves. And this shows it

  2. Bambo says:

    If it was Health Ministry you would have been on top of your voice you corrupt morrons at treasury. Apprehend those responsible you know since ma auditors aja akamapanga audit amakhala akupanga chani. Mxxii

  3. atate says:

    izi nde zopusa achita bwino.

  4. Trumpet call says:

    While I Dont defend theft of any kind for any resources. I think the biggest thief is the so called world bank and the IMF which is in the business of creating debt and real resource rich countries while empoverishing its native citizens. Its also In the business of funding corrupt goverments everywhere in the world and placing the burden on the natives of the country to pay the burden of the elites such as muthalika and many corrupt a or most of the african presidents who will never be able to pay it. back. This will be paid by their so called structral development adjustment bull crap. Which means the malawians have to pay by allowing privatisation of the most beneficial resources such as land and minerals which are always being sold by corrupt goverment officials while malawians starve to death and have no hospitals and clean water and basic essential living commodities . WORLD BANK MONEY IS PAPER MONEY BACKED BY NOTHING anyone could use execpt its for the useless US DOLLAR WHICH S BEING DESTROYED SOON . Africans wake up. The us dollar and all that it represents is going to hell. This are the signs of the times. The year of the sell out african and God has left the building. Read Revelations AND THE TRIBULATION IS NIGH

  5. VYOTO says:

    Where is the Professor President Peter Muthalika? Where is Goodall Gondwe? These two old people used to make alot of noise during the Amayi Cashgate,surprisingly, they seem to be sleeping on the job.If it is because of their advanced age, let them retire in 2019.At 70 plus one is tired, seriously ,one needs to be chatting with his grandchildren.Malawians, let us wake,We have alot of brilliant people around turn around the rotten Government systems …Dr Lazarous Chakwera, Professor John Chisi, Professor, Ten point plan Mathews Chikaonda and many more.Forget about Chilima, he has proved ineffective, he is silent and sleeping over the nine rotten Cabinet Ministers. Alichete pano yeti anthu amavotela DPP nkumati a Chilima azidzayendesa boma monga ankayendesela Airtel Malawi?

  6. CONCERNED CITIZEN says:

    YOU CAN NOT SAY YOU ARE GOING TO LOOK FOR MONEY . FROM WHERE ? DON’T YOU KNOW WHO WAS MANDATED TO CARRY OUT THE PROJECT . FINANCIAL CONTROLLERS AND EVERY BODY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF SEEING TO IT THAT THE INTENDED PURPOSE FOR THE MONEY WAS ACHIEVED. THOSE SHOULD ANSWER / EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONEY. ACCOUNT FOR THE MONEY OR GET CHARGED FOR THEFT BY EMPLOYEE. FAILIER TO ACCOUNT ALANDIDWE PROPERTY ACQUIRED THROUGH STEALING. JUST LOOK AT HOUSES BEING BUILT IN MALAWI BY CIVIL SERVANT .YET SALARIES IN MALAWI ARE LOW . BANKS DON’T GIVE BIG LOANS TO MALAWI CIVIL SERVANTS. WHERE DO THEY GET THE MONEY FROM?

  7. Matako says:

    World Bank and IMF, we have pleaded with you to do something about corruption in this country. You have continued to support Muthalika government despite his arrogance and nonchalance attitude against the law. He treats the treasury as his personal account. The entire administration is full of corrupt rotten people. How can you continue to give Muthalika money knowing he will only deposit it in his personal Bank account. You are equally responsible for fueling corruption in this country. You are now realizing that this is what has been taking place. Its about time even though long over due.

  8. Mmalawi says:

    How long are we going to be doing this until we realise that we are damaging this country further and deeper? Amalawi khuzumukani eeeeh

  9. ngongoliwa says:

    And nobody will be fired at Treasury!

  10. Haswel Bandawe says:

    This is mind boggling! Scandalous to the core. How is the country going to go back to the World Bank again to look for loans?

    This is the height of ingratitude: misappropriating funds intended to strengthen financial controls so that we can at least approach lenders with some credibility to manage our finances! Instead, the Treasury misappropriated the money!

    And nobody is told to resign or get fired or arrested? What is this?

  11. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    So embarrassing it is that when Malawi’s outlook was significantly damaged by the cashgate uncovered in 2013, we have since failed to rediscover ourselves; as our leaders seem to be as clueless as uninterested in dealing with this public-funds theft, which is slowly (fast) becoming a norm.
    . . . The story sounds similarly different when its Ministry of Health stealing; but how much more embarrassing can it get for the Treasury to steal? Kuziberanso tokha? And how much worse can it get when the World Bank carries placards “Give me back my money”? This is very embarrassing!
    . . . Sadly, the leadership doesnt care! And sadder, is the fact that its the poor who suffer when such voices as the World Bank; decides otherwise.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  12. Huwiii Dausi says:

    Kudos world bank. Get that money back. Let us all pressure this Mathanyura president till he leaves office. He is a cancerous cell!

    All these people in government are thieves. Koma chaka chake ndi chino. #mutharikamustfall

  13. mbuyuni says:

    My country Malawi that has no system of controlling things, clueless and at the verge of collapsing. People are behaving like they have another Malawi somewhere. We are quick to arrest Hynas and for having hired sex and leave looters, plunders and corrupt ministers and others.. How I wish Aniva is legally represented in the court of law.

  14. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Mr. Msowoya please, what is “unfortunate” here? Is it the request for the refund or the abuse of funds by your office?

    It (unfortunate) can’t be looking for money because you know who was handling the funds and in the course stole the money. Thus straight forward.

  15. Youna says:

    In 1994; “Awa mukufuna kuwasankhawa ndi akuba….!!!” Mumvekere “wakuba yemweyoooo!!” And since then chiwanda chakuba chinakhazikika in this once prosperous country, Malawi, in the name of “kutakata pa town”.
    Ndiye paja mukuti mpakana 2099 tilinanu…….eeehhh koma Malawi by then azakhala ali nsanza zokhazokha.

    1. The Wise Listen says:

      Bible limanena kuti mawu amalenga. We created the spirit of theft/fraud/corruption in this by openly declaring to vote for “wakuba yemweyo” and this may live with us for ages to come.

  16. Deal Boo says:

    Stealing happening in a Project whose aim is to curb stealing. Malawi sadzatheka basi.

    1. peter says:

      Imagine!

  17. kate says:

    kanthu ako! Boma liziwona kuzolowela kuba.

  18. kkilembe says:

    Msowoya is a failed “politicians”. Looking for the money is not the World Banks problem. It is govt problem. Why did you mis procure. That money is in somebodys account and hewe povos have to “look” for it. Malawi indeed is a failed state.

  19. Piper says:

    Hahaha that’s the real Malawi that I’ve grown to know …. Steal everything even in your own house !

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