ACB arrest ex-Accountant General Kandoje: Malawi cashgate

Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested former Accountant General David Kandoje, one of the key officers in the ongoing Capital Hill cashgate investigation.

Kandoje : Arrested
Kandoje : Arrested

ACB  confirmed the arrest of Kandoje.

“We have arrested Mr Kandoje on cashgate related issues. We are interested to question him,” ACB spokesperson Egritta Ndala told Nyasa Times on Thursday.

She said the Bureau conducted investigations which established that
Kandoje, the then Accountant General authorised payment of two cheques amounting to MK500m payable to Staddal Building Contractors without appropriate supporting documents.

ACB said Kandoje is likely to be charged with the following:

  • One count of abuse of public office contrary to Section 25 B (1) of  the Corrupt Practices Act.
  • One count of procuring of a person for the improper payment of public  money contrary to Section 88 g (1) of the Public Finance Management Act
  • One count of theft contrary to Section 178 as read with Section 21 of the Penal Code.

Kandoje was removed from the position of Accountant General and was redeployed to become PSII in the Ministry of Health.

He was Accountant General when Capital Hill was embroiled in a financial scandal christened as cashgate which saw public servants and private businesspersons siphoning money from public coffers without delivering goods and services.

The culprits took advantage of loopholes in the government’s electronic payment system, the Integrated Financial Management Information System (Ifmis).

In the wake of financial scandal, some of the country’s major donors suspended their budget support .

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dave
dave
6 years ago

Muli ndi umboni wanji kuti muzimutukwana munthu…request and approvals are prepared at individual Ministry but cheque printing and signing is done at Accountant General. .do u see sense in this system??

william makwama
6 years ago

Must pay back the money otherwise mulandeni all his properties

tchende la pitala
tchende la pitala
6 years ago

Kadonje will win the case obviously

milimbo
milimbo
6 years ago

A zuze mukunena stuart Ligomeka inu ndiye adagula furniture ku china

Judge Joash
Judge Joash
6 years ago

Stupid Kandoje wamva! mbava iwe!

paul mwenyekeni
paul mwenyekeni
6 years ago

Iwe waganyu ndiwe mbuzi ya mano kunsi ngati makolo ako anachita retire alibe nyumba, galimoto ndiye ukufuna aliyense azitero! Panya pako wamva! uzafa ndi umphawi wakowo!!!!

bigdick
bigdick
6 years ago

Mbuzi imadya pomwe ayimangilira Lol

Zuze
Zuze
6 years ago

David Kandoje ali m’bwalo ma PS onse akonzekera. PS, salary K500,000 per month koma kumanga nyuma cash ku Area 47. Furniture ma container awiri from China. Mufotokoza bwino ma PS inu. Mbava nonse.

Miyano kohakarharha
Miyano kohakarharha
6 years ago

whatever the ACB is doing, we deserve to support them for that we will see the justice taking its route. ACB i beg u to go ahead and i ask God to give u strength and emit fear from u. mwina ena nkutengerapo phunziro and dziko lathu nkutukukako abale. bravo ACB.

Y.Lupenga
6 years ago

Thou shalt not steal.Comment

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