DPP urges Malawi police to start criminal probe against Dodma, Reserve Bank on Covid-19 funds

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)  Dr Steven Kayuni has told the Malawi Police Service to start criminal investigations  against officials at the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) and Reserve Bank of Malawi over abuse of Covid-19 response funds.

Kayuni: Tells Police IG such conduct cannot go unchecked

Kayuni has verified the authenticity of the letter he wrote to Inspector General of Police George Kainja asking police investigators to focus on the aspect of the Ombudsman’s report whichfound, among others, that some officers at Dodma were negligent, reckless and incompetent.

Further, the DPP wants a probe into the manner in which the Board  of the central bank wrongly donated K6 billion in the process and flouted internal procedures.

“Sir, such conduct cannot go unchecked,” reads Kayuni’a letter to Police chief.

“Further, such conduct is an affront to the cherished values and aspirations of Malawians in accordance to the Constitution and Public Finance Management Act i.e. due account for the economy, right to health, efficiency, effectiveness and avoidance of pilferage and waste of the public resources pursuant to law.”

The  letter continued:“Any person who misuses or abuses such public funds needs to be punished and, where possible, proceeds of such criminality be confiscated. Covid-19 is still rearing its ugly head and Malawians are suffering from the relics of the said abuse.”

Kayuni wants the officials investigated on three main charges, namely abuse of office, fraud by using false pretence, theft by public servant and negligence by public officers in preserving money.

The DPP’s position comes against a background of revelations that some public officers are yet to account for the K6.2 billion Treasury disbursed to them last August for Covid-19 response.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
14 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Concerned citizen
5 months ago

Suspend all dodma senior and administrative staff, pending dismissal. Block all active Dodma accounts.

There needs to be a major firing in Capital Hill. This is just a snap shot of why our country is not functioning and what is happening to our tax money.

It is free for all.

Aigupto akusekelela
Aigupto akusekelela
5 months ago

How can police investigate, when just yesterday nyasatimes reported that police has stolen lots of billions. A thief investigates a thief never worked. Apatu pafunika zeze ayambe parallel briefings,

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
5 months ago

Kuba kopanda nako manyazi koba ndalama za Covid pamene zipangizo zopulumutsira anthu ku nthenda ya Covid zikukanika kugulidwa.

mtete
mtete
5 months ago

The initiative started by the DPP (these acronyms are confusing) is most welcome. Last time we were baying forJapie Mhango and Botoman blood for unexplained allowances. And now we have this mess. Plundering of public resources is so deep-rooted and unless the vice is nipped in the bud, we will not solve the problem.

It’s common knowledge that procuring officers deliberately encourage suppliers to inflate prices in order to share the loot. I mean how do you justify a plastic bucket being bought at more than ten times the average price?

Yes, these croocks MUST be investigated and punished accordingly.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
5 months ago

Chalaka bakha nkhuku singatole.Tiyeni nazo pangopita miyezi yochepa mpita wafumbula chifukwa asaqui amayesa sitona.Malwians are great people and have sharp brains as they follow where their money goes.Therefore gone are the days when thieves could go scot free.Bravo HRDC we pat you on the back for blowing the whistle.Keep it up,

Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
5 months ago

But the thieves are also Malawians.

Mdala
Mdala
5 months ago

Considering how corrupt our MPS meanwhile became, is it not to drive out the devil with the belzebob?!

Nyekhwe the Nyex
Nyekhwe the Nyex
5 months ago

Feels doomed being a Malawian, like we are sinking into an abyss of mediocrity .It feels like a Manchester United David Moyes tenure. Where everything felt lacklustre, no sense of direction, no hope, no dream for a better future. Chakwera is Moyes. The man entrusted with a job so big it consumes him. We are going nowhere. The promise of a better future keeps distancing itself from us. We are doomed with this Moyes from Kasiya.

mtete
mtete
5 months ago

We have got to do something and what DPP has told the Plice lG is a good starting point.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
5 months ago

Zimayamba chonchi, fumbi kobo. Ife kumawona ngati gule akuvina, kenaka fumbi pokutha tiwona kuti chinyawu chathawa. Milandu ya katangale ikumatha zaka zisanu isanathe mpaka ndalama zokubazo zitathawisidwa.

Last edited 5 months ago by Kanyimbi
Mwatero
Mwatero
5 months ago

Bwana kayuni mchitidwe wokuba Chuma chaboma kuti uthe anthu amenewa ngofunikadi lamulo ligwire ntchito.kuti ena atengere phunziro.

Fair and Balanced
Fair and Balanced
5 months ago

Good going! If only you could move with such speed on all the others who stole hundreds of billions worth of the country’s treasure.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago

Well said.
indeed billions of money unearthed. DPP kufuna kudziwa komwe kunapita ndalama? ndikulota kodi to hear this from the stinky mouths? serious?
yes dokta kayuni . shushi

Mpumuntha viskuli
5 months ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

DPP wake Osati wachipani ujatu, Director of Public Prosecutions

Last edited 5 months ago by Mpumuntha viskuli
Read previous post:
FDH Financial Holdings provides extra K34m for Covid-19 fight

FDH Financial Holdings Limited has provided an additional K34 million worth of Covid-19 fighting medical equipment and supplies to the...

Close