Malawi Housing Corp boss in school fees scam

Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) Chief Executive Officer Wezi Mkandawire is embroiled in school fees scam where she has been claiming tuition allowance from the Corporation on behalf of a dependent child who is not qualified under her conditions of service.

MHC boss Wezi Mkandawire: School fees scam

MHC boss Wezi Mkandawire: School fees scam

Nyasa Times can reveal that for the past three years, Mkandawire has been asking MHC to pay school fees for her dependent, Catherine Munthali at Young Ambassadors Private School in Blantyre at K50,000 per term and her biological son Watipa Mkandawire at Phoenix International Primary school at K855,500 per term.

Investigations by Nyasa Times have revealed that it is only Watipa Mkandawire who is qualified to have his school fees paid for by the Corporation and not Catherine, according to Mkandawire’s conditions of service.

According to the conditions of service, MHC is supposed to pay school fees to a designated school for Mkandawire’s ‘bonafied’ children under the age of 21. Bonafied in this case will mean either biological or ‘legally adopted’ children.

Nyasa Times investigations show that when Mkandawire was being employed at MHC, she stated that she has two biological children, daughter Chifundo born on 21 February 1991 and son Watipa born on 16 December 2004. She listed Catherine Munthali born on 16 June 2001 as her dependent.

According to the conditions of service, Catherine does not qualify to have her fees be paid by MHC unless she was ‘legally adopted’.

It was learnt that Mkandawire has not ‘legally adopted’ Catherine to be her ‘bonafied’ daughter.

According to a memorandum from Mkandawire to MHC Director of Administration and Corporate Services dated August 11, 2014, file ref. AP/5766, Mkandawire is asking for school fees for both Watipa and Catherine.

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Aaaah musiyeni munthu aku gwila ntchito ya chauta. Keep it up mama. Palibepo nkhani spa


Not News worthy.musiyeni aphunzitse mwana

Nyama ya mpwisa

kkkkkk mwati chani?


Thumbs up for the CEO she is doing a commendable job by including a dependant on her list of beneficiaries bravo Madam!!!!!!!! you can even add some two dependants on your list mukukonza tsogolo lamwana….. palibe nkhani apa ife tiuzeni za ma billion anabedwa aja kuti zigamulo zikuchedwa bwanji osati izi.inunso olemba tamaonani zolemba nthuni!!! keep it up madam.


mmm abale musamuononge dzina munthu. you should be encouraging others to do what she is doing
please ma negative vibes amenewa akuoneka ngati pali nsanjetu apa mxmxxxxxx


Its not such a big deal. If the child was hers she would still be entitled to the same fees anyway! This is not the same as being paid for services you did not deliver i.e cash gating!

Somebody just trying to discredit their boss, for one reason or another ….Us taxpayers want the big fish not her !!!!

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nkasimunguya chinankasanganye

Mmmm!! inu nditsogolo lamwana ka!. ndimaona ngati amapitila ku saloon. 50,000!!?.


Dependent child is allowed, not only biological children. So there is no issue here.


If this story is really true, then there is lack of Governance. It’s unethical to authorize payment where it is not supposed to occur.
I never thought we could have people who have commented for seeing nothing wrong in this story ; really? Two wrongs can not justify for right as others are citing the same happening at the Embassies. What ever, this is absolutely abuse of office and Disciplinary process should follow its course; it could be the tip of the iceberg for some big malpractices happening.

Concerned Citizen

There is no issue here.

The child qualifies as a dependant. The CEO is very considerate, imagine, only MK50,000 per term. I would go further to say why the disparity between the biological child and the other?

Why has this come up as a new worthy item? Shame on the editor.

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