Number of suspects in health scam reduced to 38, figure revised downwards from K2.5bn to K875mil

Out of 63 Ministry of Health officials who were implicated in the embezzlement of K2.5 billion donor money meant for HIV and Aids fight, only 38 remain as suspects, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report.

Ministry of Health spokesman, Chikumbe: The recent audit singled out individual cases

An audit report by NAO revealed that the money was siphoned from the ministry’s accounts through various dubious means between 2013 and 2015.

The money was from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States of America.

Ministry of Health sent 63 officers on forced leave to pave the way for investigations into the misappropriated funds.

But Ministry of Health spokesman Adrian Chikumbe said the recent audit report shows the number of suspects had dropped from 63 to 38 “after a thorough review”.

Chikumbe also said the figure has also been reduced to K875.7 million from K2.5 billion.

The audit report, among others, implicated directors of finance, human resources and HIV in the ministry.

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7 years ago

You sent 63 civil servants on leave to pay way for investigation, but you are failing to send away Mulumbe and Chaponda on leave to do the same. What kind of system does the Malawi government follow?

7 years ago

Alipo medgate ku Central medical stores, amapereka ma contract pa BMC Buy Malawi campaign, koma mankhwala amabwera nchokera kunja pa ma drums , amachita pack and labela made in malawi. Mitengo dza mankwala alipo wadula kwambiri ndi ma contract aku mpereka opanda ma tender, biggest scam of 2016 medgate

7 years ago
Reply to  tom

“in Burundian accent”

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