Mzati implicated in ‘Covidgate’: Took K650 000 for fuel to boost online presence

Vocal journalist Mzati Nkolokosa has been implicated in the abuse of Covid-19 for allegedly being involved in making questionable funds request and ridiculous expenditure.

Nkolokosa took money for fuel to help internet messagesi

While working as the Director of Information, according the Covid-19 funds abuse report, Nkolokosa got K650 000 for fuel to boost ‘online presence of Covid-19 messages’.

Social media is already mocking Nkolokosa for this.

Vocal activist Idris Ali Nassah wrote: “A lot of the expenses in the audit report don’t make sense, because most of it was pure theft. One such thing is Mzati Nkolokosa, then Director of Information, getting K651,360.00 for fuel to boost “online presence of COVID-19 messages”. What did he do, I wonder. Drive to Google, Twitter and Facebook?”

Further, Nkolokosa, according to the report, is involved in overpayment of lunch allowances amounting to K14 658 000.

Reads the report: “An examination of payment vouchers, approved loose minutes and receipted vouchers revealed that officers working within duty station during country public awareness on Covid-19 through loud hailing got daily subsistence allowances amounting to K17 410 000 instead of lunch allowances amounting to K2 752 000. This resulted in overpayments of lunch allowances to K14 658 000. The payment were requested by Mzati Nkolokosa.”

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Joe
Joe
25 days ago

Doesnt Idriss know that there are paid ads on Social Media .. that money is possible if you want to reach everybody on facebook in Malawi.. boosted ads cost quite a penny and thats how fb makes its money

Mdala
Mdala
26 days ago

Who is “the prince of thieves”? A man who name his predecessor like this, should now come out and and confess his failures and trust in members of his administration! Sorry to say Mr President, but I hope you see it yourself, nobody respects you! Be more Magufuli, heads have to roll! To be a pastor and preach forgiveness does not help to come out of this, as a nation!

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
25 days ago
Reply to  Mdala

Forgive him, he is paid for that. One among dunderheads.

Benjones87
Benjones87
26 days ago

Demos are needed here. This government is also crook

Zoona zenizeni
Zoona zenizeni
26 days ago

Report iyi siyowona ndipo ngati kulibungwe lowona mmene ma auditor amagwirira ntchito achotse dzina la auditor general. He is trying to conceal the heist by the covid task force. Kadzako influenced the payment of MK20m to his radio which was more than what was paid to the national broadcaster. Chiponda and Kadzako have been claiming allowances and fuel from covid funds yet as ministers they have fuel up to 2500lts in their package. The inspector general and army commander were not mentioned yet from what I know when they received their money they just shared in allowances

ankhwinda
26 days ago

Zama allowance a anthu ogwila ntchito Bomawa zitayeni kuzikwanitsa kwake ndikuyamba kuwapasa salary yabwino other wise athuwa amadziwilatu kuti retirement package yawo izakhala yolira ndiye akuyenela kudyeletu basi nanga apanga bwanji.

Kukada
Kukada
26 days ago

This report is fake and doctored why is Chiponda. Nankhumwa the army police not mentioned yet these people and institution received a d a used covid funds.No action will e take because the chief thief is Chakwera friend involved in furmigation. It’s like the cross road theft involving Kalumbu the rapist and Kapondamgaga.

Bauleni
Bauleni
26 days ago

Tonse alliance of thieves. Led by president Chinyau. Trash trash trash. Kwantele basi

mtete
mtete
26 days ago
Reply to  Bauleni

I thought the issue is about Mzati Nkolokoti? We wouldn’t have known about his shady dealings were it not for Tonse Alliance whose leader, for whatever reason, you have taken pleasure in castigating. Some display of hatred reveals the calibre of the author

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
26 days ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Where does Tonse Alliance come in in this Mzati issue? Not to say Tonse are clean, no….. Don’t be emotional when posting

gogo petulo
26 days ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Where in the report was Chakwera’s name mentioned. Such political hatred will never benefit you. You forget that your so called gogo petulo is being haunted by cementgate. Za zziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Marumbo
26 days ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Chakwera of the Malawi Chewa Party (MCP) should be ashamed for shielding chiponda the main thief of covid-19 money. By the way, when shall Lazaro account for the 17 billion kwacha money which he also released for covid related activities? And why has the Report not covered K4.5 bn which was used by DODMA and OPC? This Report is very compromised.

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
26 days ago

Fuel for online presence? Maybe he is using generators to power his super computer. Koma lunch iyi amadya chani ndithu? Imported bread, sushi, capachino, 1000 percent juice and beef from Europe? Azisanza basi, apeleke ndalama zonse.

Kamchiputu
26 days ago

Much as theft should not be condoned, Mkolokosa’s amount of money is much smaller than money aquandered by the Taskforce. It is possible for the guy to pay back, but I wonder how those that have squandered millions will pay back and how soon that will be. So, let’s not amplify this when there are real thieves that have done more damage.

Bullshit
Bullshit
26 days ago
Reply to  Kamchiputu

its not about paying back but doing the right thing.

Bauleni
Bauleni
27 days ago

Don’t target specific people. 6 billion wasn’t eaten by one person only.

Last edited 27 days ago by Bauleni
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