Malawi’s Central Internal Audit (CIA) in the Ministry if Finance has revealed that K166 million has been plundered in the Ministrt of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development which has seen 68 officers being fired in connected to the Cashgate-style fraud.
According to CIA audit, the money was plundered between 2012 and 2014 through dubious payments of salaries and allowances.
Agriculture ministry has since fired 68 officials and that their files are with Attorney General Charles Mhango to determine the way forward.
Spokesman of Ministry of Agriculture, Osborne Tsoka , said those fired are on Grade K with four officers on Grade 1 and only one on Grade G.
Tsoka said the ministry has since developed “a new method” of developing salaries.