British Forensic Auditors Baker Tilly has moved in to carry out fraud and forensic services at Blantyre Water Board (BWB).
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been probing BWB on allegations of abuse of office levelled against the board’s suspended chief executive (CE) Andrew Thawe and procurement irregularities at the board.
But the bureau is waiting the conclusion of Baker Tilly forensic audit before taking action, Nyasa Times understands.
The London-based Baker Tilly, who made an audit on the country’s infamous cashgate scandal, moved into BWB on September 29, 2015 contracted by European Investment Bank to carry out audit on investment projects and value for money in its procurement.
ACB senior public relations officer Egrita Ndala has since refused to discuss specifics of the investigations being conducted in the two BWB issues as doing so may jeopardise the probe.
ACB launched investigations into the alleged procurement irregularities at BWB in October 2014 following an investigation report carried out by the Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP), which alleged abuse of office.
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