Audit reveal K4.4 billion plunder in Malawi govt in Cashgate manner

Malawi government has lost about K4.4 billion due to weaknesses in financial and internal controls , a report by the Auditor General seen by Nyasa Times which has been submitted to parliament, has revealed.

Kamphasa: Submits report to Parliament

Auditor General Stepheson Kamphasa says the audit  was undertaken by the Nation Audit Office  for the financial year ending June 30 2016, has exposed the taxpayers money is plunderedin paying ghost workers in ministeries, departments and agencies.

But government spokesman Nicholous Dausi said there is some positive in the report, pointing out that there has been significant improvements  in the financial reporting with misallocatiobs reducing to K427 974 099  compared  toK4 857 041 661.90 for the financial year ended June 30 2015, representing a 91 percent improvement .

The report largely reveals the rot on ghost workers  who are on payroll in ministries and manipulation of sakaries  and allowances.

It revealed government spent  K119 288 025. 35 on officers in the Ministry of  Education  getting double salaries.

According to the report, Kenan Banda was paid K3 729 315. 08 in salary arrears  for the period between  January 2014 and February 2015 as he fraudulently claimed monthly  salary and rural teachers akkowabcs areas of K246 859.22 and K10 000 respectively.

In the Ministry if Local Government, the report exposes misprocurent for the construction of Nsanje Boma structures  valued at K297 9176 243 69 from Wisdom Construction Limited despite another bidder Ziuya had already been awarded.

And K48 million spent on fuel had no supporting documents.

National Assembley also spent K11 134 000 on airtime but there were no supporting documents to back and audit team was unable to ascertain its accountability.

Another K21 million for good delivered to Parliament was not accounted for.

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Chihuahua
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4.4billion. Aaaaaa GDP payokha . Ndalama iyi sakadagula mankhwala or subsidized fuel hence ,low transportation cost and low price of goods…Malawi koma too porous. QE chimodzimodzi ma lend kukwera interest rates kukwera .. kodi ma tax payers adzitani .. kodi boma ndi company yanu? Mudayambitsa nokha… weak leadership

Kumchulesi
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Dzidyani nokha, chidzadziwa nchipande powomola. Mudalitsike ife tikuvutika chonchi.

osward voponga nsadala
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When we say DPP has failed Malawi, some people still deny. It’s not hard to correct these wrongs. First, pay public workers decent salaries according to the cost of living. Second, seal all loopholes through money is stolen. Third, walk the talk – be tough on punishing culprits. But DPP thrives on crookedness and theft, and they’re not the right people to lead Malawi to prosperity. The day you voted for DPP to bounce back to power you killed Malawi’s prospects for economic progress. Now there’s theft everywhere in govt, people cannot find jobs, companies are closing, no drugs in… Read more »
Maseko
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Thats the Dpp government I know. what else would you expect?

Nyamwero
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Why Dausi speaking ? Those who plunder resources are not politicians of DPP rather than greedy civil servants who support both the govt and the oppositiion. Therefore it is not a DPP problem but the problem of Malawi. One , the National Audit is not independent, two that is a problem associated with the Central Payment System, you pay a person you dont know. If the salaries are centralised, it is easy to knw you are paying a ghost.

Patrick Phiri
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Mr. Nyamwero needs to be schooled. Hon. Dausi is Minister of Information, hence Govt spokesperson. The issue under discussion is a Govt matter, not a party matter. If it were a party matter, then Hon. Francis Kasaira would have spoken. Kumamvetsetsa zinthuzi.

Jamax
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You can say that again Mr. Nyamwero ignorance is a big problem here in Malawi, they think all Civil Servants are DPP what a shame!!!!!!!!!

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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K427 974 099 is still to high a figure. The findings would have been taunted as a significant progress had the amount gone down to K 7 974 099!! Well, civil servants on the prowl!!

mjiba
Guest

The accountability officer must be held accountable. The Public Finance Management Act must be put into practice otherwise, this is sickening. Everyday news, theft, theft, theft.

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