Treasury spokesperson Williams Banda has confirmed that said 23 computers have been stolen from Central Internal Audit Unit (CIAU) offices in Lilongwe, which falls under the ministry of finance, but allayed fears that hat crucial information may have been stolen.
A gang of thieves Thursday night broke into the unit in Lilongwe where they went away with the 23 computers valued at around K34 million.
Lingadzi Police spokesperson Salome Zgambo confimed the and said they have since launched an investigation into the theft of the computers.
But treasury spokesperson Banda said said the computers were new and meant to be distributed to various government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
“No government information has been stolen both hard and in soft copy as all the computers were brand new,” he said.
There were fears that that the computers might have held vital evidence to on-going corruption cases.
The CIAU office helps in improving the use of public resources, reducing risks of corruption and financial management by ensuring that internal controls, governance processes, among others, are adequate and functioning.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :