Chimulirenji in public funds abuse: Parliamentary committee sends back veep officials

A powerful parliamentary committee has sent back senior officials from the office of the vice president Everton Chimulirenji, who were supposed to explain to the committee how some public money was used.

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The Public Accounts Committee sent back the senior officials, led by the principal secretary Wilson Mollen because they failed to explain and convince the committee how some public money was used by the office.

“The officials seemed to have not been well prepared. They are failing to give convincing answers and it’s a shame that a high office like that there is no financial prudence,” said PAC chairperson Ken Kandodo after the meeting.

This comes barely a day after some Malawians expressed concern over abuse of money by the office following the vice president’s request for an extra K100 million for November from the accountant general.

But the appearance of the vice president’s senior officials before the committee on Friday follows an inquiry the committee instituted following reports of massive mismanagement of funds in the office.

Among others, the office failed to submit documents for scrutiny to the office of the auditor general as some records went missing and could not be traced.

Kandodo said Malawians are now tired of public officials looting government money.

He said stern action needs to be taken to such officers and officials.

During the hearing, questions were raised about how K90 million was liquidated in the office during the stated period and why there were unverified funds amounting to K33 million to foreign embassies, a misallocations of K14 million on expenditure, an unaccounted for fuel of K51 million and goods purchased without evidence of delivery amounting to K103 million, among others.

Kandodo said the officials failed to bring supporting documents of the expenditures.

“At the same time, the figures they are bringing and those of the report don’t match, so we had to send them back to prepare and come back to meet us,” he said.

Mollen, however, said his team will now prepare well the figures and responses to the committee which will be presented when called gain.

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Ogendaopandamwala
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Ogendaopandamwala

Ndichifukwachake akulimba zip pakamwa njovu zimenezi zikudziwana zochitika. Chinawachotsa pampando amayi banda Joyce ndikuulula anawaphwesa. Awa apitala ndi ena kumbuyoku zikuwakhala kusoka pakamwa maso akupenya chuma cha dziko chikuthetheka. Mayo malawi alipamoto kuti buuuuuuh

Tizanka
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Tizanka

But this audit is for the period 2015/16 I doubt it if he VP then.

Youngman
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Youngman

Yes the audit report is for Chilima tenure.

Mbwiyachi
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Mbwiyachi

Chimcryenji

R CHIMWENDO
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well done Kandodo and your team

Lego
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It is high time to get lead of this DPP government before its too late

Igwe
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Igwe

Anthu awa kuba katangale ndie number one, cashgate sinathe ai, as far as they are in power stealing of government money will continue. Zisankho kuba, Chimanga cha boma kuba, ma certificate kuba, Gondolosi kuba, vuto lanu ndichani alomwe inu. Devil’s peoples part. Kuba kupha ndi kuononga .

Mtete
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And the destiny of our country is in the hands of these plunderers? APM and his thieving DPP gang should be kicked out fast. What is happening now is the famous proverb “Likaomba Wotheratu”. These looters want to amass as much as possible before they go. If Chimulirenji as VP is bold enough to dip his dirty fingers in the cookie jar now, what is going to happen when, God forbid, he becomes president? Have you seen the number of tippers, heavy goods vehicles, on the road these days? Have you noticed Town Houses mushrooming all over town ? How… Read more »

Youngman
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Youngman

This is chilima era.

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Tinagwirapo mboma zaka ten. Akati akukakonzekera ndiye kuti kukalemba ma voucher a fake kusayina kuyika ma receipt a fake and other attaching documents ndikubweretsa. Ofunika ink experts to determine kuti how old will the ink on the signatures be. Afinyeni awa. Ndalama zachuluka izi.

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

Is it chimulirenji or office of disaster