Mutharika appoints Joseph Nangantani as new Malawi auditor general

President Peter Mutharika has appointee  a substantive Auditor General (AG) Joseph Nangantani as Thomas Makiwa’s  acting mandate expired five months ago.

Muhara: The auditors general is Nangantani

Chief  Secretary to the government, Lloyd Muhara  confirmed that  President Mutharika  “in exercise of powers under Section 184 (3) of the Constitution” has appointed Nangantani to the post of Auditor General.

“The appointment  is subject to confirmation  by the National Assembly,” said Muhara.

It is about a year now since the contract for the last Auditor General Stevenson Kamphasa expired.

Makiwa was appointed as Acting Auditor General, a position which can be held in an acting capacity for six months only as per Section 5(b) of the Public Audit Act of 2018.

Last year, government promised that the new AG would be hired by December 2018.

Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development spokesperson Davies Sado said an independent body conducted interviews after an advert was placed in the local newspapers as per requirements, asking for a candidate for the position.

Nangantani who is working as an audit, tax and advisory partner  for AMG Global  beat two other candidates during the interviews.

The law empowers the President to “appoint an Auditor General only from the names on the list recommended by the selection panel”.

On June 18 last year, Mutharika appointed Harold Mwala as Auditor General following the expiry of Kumphasa’s contract.

However, the appointment was faulted for disregarding the Public Audit Act of 2018; hence, it was subsequently withdrawn. In October, the Office of the President and Cabinet, through the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, advertised the post.

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kaukonde
kaukonde
1 year ago

The new auditor should look into asset theft by senior officials in ministries. Government asset register need to be updated because there are senior officers who have converted government assets for personal use

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

Joe Nangantani was a good P7 lecturer as well at MCA and is cool. Congratulations for a well deserved post

Maria
Maria
1 year ago

So Nangantani is the new AG, congrats

Zonse
Zonse
1 year ago

Kodi mmesa amene amapanga appoint Auditor General ndi President????? Kodi tiri ndi President mdziko muno? Please tandiuzeni abale.

Biggie
Biggie
1 year ago
Reply to  Zonse

Constitution ikuti bwanji pa nkhani ya president?

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
1 year ago
Reply to  Zonse

Inu zooona mukudabwa? Multi m’Malawi mom’muno koma? Amenewo ndiye mabodzawo kaya

kishobeh
1 year ago
Reply to  Zonse

iweyo sukumudziwa amene analumbila kuti akhala president for 5 years? akuyakhe ndi chakwela kapena?

Joloza
1 year ago
Reply to  Zonse

Werenga nkhaniyo ikunena kuti chani? Why are you choosing to be blind delibarately? The problem is that you are following confused and frustrated politicians who are in opposition but are denying it.

Nad
Nad
1 year ago
Reply to  Zonse

Chilima ndiye president iwe mbuzi sukuidziwa?

bishop
bishop
1 year ago

bola

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