Owen Khamula – Nyasa Times
Malawi’s Auditor General Stevenson Kamphasa has assured that the K577 billion plunder of public money between 2009 and 2013 spanning two political administrations is on track.
His comments come after Malawians start losing hope in the public auditors’ office following reports that the Peter Mutharika administration was frustrating the audit as his brother, former president, Bingu wa Mutharika is alleged to have looted close to K92 billion from the public coffers.
“Yes, we are meeting several challenges. To get information from people is always a problem but we are making progress, we will make it,” said Kamphasa.
He said the investigations and the audit started late because a consultant was identified and engaged late for the project but was upbeat his office would catch up with time.
Kamphasa said the investigations and the audit might finish in July or a month later.
Some sections of the society have expressed concern that the report might be compromised because of President Mutharika’s vast interest on the matter as even some cabinet ministers, including Labour minister Henry Mussa, were named in the K92 billion Bingu report.
Opposition leaders have been pushing for the report with Peoples Party vice president Kamlepo Kalua claiming the K577 billion has now ballooned to K1 trillion.
Kamphasa refused to comment on the matter.