No defeat of justice after government audit unit robbery–Treasury

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.

Banda: Watered down fears that 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.

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1 year ago

Embarrassing! Tonse alliance please work hard!

1 year ago

What are the security arrangements like at the audit office? I thought all govt offices are guarded by the police nowadays?

1 year ago

If this Tonse Alliance is serious to fight corruption read this. There is allowance syndicate at the auditor general office where officers are able to claim over MK3m per month in allowances. They will claim fuel and redeem cash at filling stations. They will claim both fuel and allowance from their office and also claim allowance and fuel from the place they want to audit. Most times even if the work will last 3 days they still claim for 20 days and they will do that multiple time because within the same 20 days they would claim from several departments… Read more »

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