Malawi releases K65m for cashgate trial

Minister of Information and Civic Education Brown Mpinganjira  said on Friday that  treasury has released K65 million to facilitate the prosecution of those involved in the plundering and looting of public resources at the Capital Hill.

Mpinganjira disclosed this at a news conference  held in Lilongwe.

He explained that s the K65 million is a portion of the amount of money  required to bring all the Cash-gate suspects to justice.

Mpinganjira:  Expect speedy trial
Mpinganjira: Expect speedy trial

Initially Mpinganjira told the public that the government would need almost K170 million for the smooth progress of the cash-gate cases.

The cases are scheduled to  start on 29 January.

Asked on when Malawi should expect the forensic audit, Mpinganjiara said Malawians should  expect it by month end.

British auditors had been in the country carrying out forensic auditing in the government’s Integrated  Financial System (IFMS) which was found to have accommodated thousands of ghost workers.

Malawi has come under serious pressure to rein in corruption riddling the government of President Joyce Banda from which international donors announced they were temporarily withholding aid until scandal allegedly involving civil servants, MPs and businesspeople is cleared up.

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