Audit exposes Ministry of Home Affairs in illegal spending: Malawi Police uses public money without Treasury approval

An investigative audit report has revealed that Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security has been spending millions of public funds  illegally with Malawi Police  put on spotlight of using money without  the authority of Treasury.

Madula: We sincerely regret the anomaly

Chairperson of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee, Alekeni Menyani, said they  Auditor General’s report on the accounts of government for the year ended June 30 2013, it has revealed two major problems in the government system and wants to meet Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara to strategise on good management of public purse.

“We have noted  two problems;  poor filling and poor management of records which we believe are causing this country to [continue facing Cashgate problems],” said Menyani.

Menyani said there is need to adopt new technologies in information management and record keeping.

The audit shows Police spending illegally in stations and units which  include Karonga Police Station  spending K1. 6 million, Nkhata Bay  Police K1. 6 million and Chitipa Police Station K3 million while Mzuzu Police Starion used K2.5 million.

It also  shows ministry of home affairs  purchased goods worth K19.5 million without seeing approval from Office of the Director of Public Procurement.

The audit report further revealed weak fuel management administration system that saw the purchase of K2 million fuel that was not accounted for, misallocated expenditure of K75.6 million and payments without supporting documents at K32.9 million.

Princial Secretary in the ministry Samuel Madula told Parliament’s committee that they “sincerely regret” the anomaly which includes the expenditure of K75.6million and payments without supporting documents at K32.9 million.

Madula said they will strive to “improve on the shortfalls.”

The Parliament’s committee also learnt that the Immigration Department purchased uniforms with exorbitant prices rated of poor quality, purchase of 500 lockers at K1.4 billion whose contract was given to African Agency.

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Nyamwero
Nyamwero
3 years ago

Police simumayipatsa ndalama zambiri., yet iri ndi ma responsibility ambiri

Nyenyezi
Nyenyezi
3 years ago

Zidyani munenepe ndiinu!

tiyani mabunda
3 years ago

diphiphi!!!!!!!!!!

Imwe aaaa Yowoyani
3 years ago

Palibe nkhani apa. Tindalama take timeneto? And that was 2013, do you expect to have easy access to 2013 documents? Failure to retrieve documents MUST never be mistaken to an illegal spending. The Auditor General MUST audit previous years and not 5 years ago. NB: As long as IFMIS shall be in use, payment irregularities will never come to an end. The IFMIS system pushes Cost Centre Managers out of the payment process hence the abuse by those that have ‘rights’ to the IFMIS system. What is demanded by cost centres is NOT what is actually paid for by your… Read more »

Kaitano
Kaitano
3 years ago

How can Government Monies go out without Treasury Approval? who was doing that? who was authorizing you? ok but how? This must be followed you see someone behind it.

dpp is shame
dpp is shame
3 years ago

This government is shame. why is rooting continuing?

dpp is shame
dpp is shame
3 years ago

what a shame

Khama wa Khama
Khama wa Khama
3 years ago
Reply to  dpp is shame

I see people mentioning DPP and yet this report is for 2013 while DPP was not in government or have you forgotten?
This is purely PP Cashgate with Joyce Banda at the helm!

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