Malawi Parliament demand  update on 9 remaining files  on K236bn Cashgate

Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson Alex Menyani has  asked the graft-busting body to update his committee with a an updated report on the progress of the probe of eight files in  the now K236 billion Cashgate suspected to have occurred between 2009 and 2014.

Alekeni Menyani MP: We need update

Initially,   Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)  was investigating 13 files but five names  (four companies) were cleared of wrongdoing.

Menyani said ACB informed the committee that ethere is no evidence that suggests that there was corruption in the way the cleared  companies dealt with the government.

But he said the committee want to know the progress of the firms still under probe.

Menyani said he also wanted an update from ACB if Auditor General Stephenson Kamphasa had handed over 37 files which  he had engaged a forensic audit firm to work on them alongside his auditors.

“We agreed  on update and ACB should give a report on the remaining files being investigated,” said Menyani.

Meanwhile, names of the remaining companies being investigated remain being shielded.

The Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale has maintained his July 2016 legal opinion to the ACB and Auditor General in which he asked the institutions not to disclose names of the companies and individuals mentioned in the forensic audit as the investigations were yet to verify if there was any wrongdoing on the part of the mentioned companies.

Kaphale told ACB and the Auditor General that such disclosures could be costly to the government as they could sue for loss of business if they are deemed as corrupt in the public eyes.

Malawi Law Society supported the Attorney General’s decision to shield the names of the companies named in the forensic audit, arguing that there could be legal ramifications in disclosing the names before investigations are concluded.

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Kingsley eduwin mtusi
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Kkkkkkkk koma kumeneko we Malawians nothing will change any government fighting 4 corruption but the first corrupt person is kaphale why don’ t u change him 1st?

be humane
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kkkkkkkkkk nobody will vote for Dpp? did you mean nobody as in not even one? are you serious? comment yopanda nzeru

Jelbin mk
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I can’t buy that stupid legal opinion from the sleepy attorney general, what is the difference between JB’s cashgate names and these thieves’ names? Did anyone sue government during JB and moreover it was the DPP advocating for JB to reveal the names why are you so disingenuous when it comes to facts? What has changed between then and now? Where are civil society organisations that vocaled for JB to reveal the names, are they captured? Will we be wrong to say JB was serious in fihhting corruption?

chaponda mchimanga
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Katangale pa Malawi sadzatha as long as mr ibu remains at the helm of gaffment.

MASO A NKHONO
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I THINK THESE PEOPLE
ARE RUNNING AWAY FROM THE REAL TRUTH
WHICH IS THE ELECTIONS WHICH ARE
AROUND THE CORNER

YOU GUYS YOU KNOW
PRETTY WELL THAT NOBODY WILL VOTE FOR YOU THIEVES !!

NO DOUBT !!

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