Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (Macra) has been embroiled in a K20 million scam which the organization is said to have contributed towards the annual Mulhakho wa Ahlomwe celebrations in November this year but the money never reached its intended beneficiary, Nyasa Times can reveal.
Nyasa Times investigations reveal that the money was cashed by one Mayeso Chipyoza on November 6, 2015, just two days before the Mulhakho celebrations at Chonde in Mulanje.
We can reveal that neither Mulhakho organizers never got this amount nor the presidency where this money was purportedly to be the beneficiary in supporting the event.
We have uncovered that Macra, through its Deputy Director General Francis Bisika made a bank instruction to debt one of its accounts with K20 million which was disguised as payment of salaries on November 5, 2015.
Nyasa Times investigations reveal that one Mayeso Chipyoza cashed the whole amount on November 6, 2015.
But we can reveal that an estimated total wage bill for Macra in a month, with about 100 employees, is around K80 million.
Our investigations also show that Macra employees were paid their November salaries for the month of November on November 23, 2015.
We can also reveal that one Mayeso Chipyoza does not work in the Macra accounts office to withdraw the ‘K20 million salaries’.
So this means that the ‘K20 million salaries’ was just a front to take money out of Macra which is regarded as a ‘goldmine’ for ruling political elite.