Parliament’s PAC meets Ombudsman over Covid funds abuse

The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday met Ombudsman Martha Chizuma at the start of an inquiry into the  alleged mismanagement of K6.2 billion meant for the fight against Covid-19.

Chizuma made a presentation on how Covid funds were mismanaged.

The committee engaged Chizuma to get more on what she found in her report dubbed “Misplaced Priorities.”

Shadreck Namalomba,  Chairperson of the committee , said the members thought of meeting the Ombudsman before summoning the involved individuals.

Chizuma made a presentation on how Covid funds were mismanaged.

She said her report directed that government should be making public Covid-19 expenditure reports once every fortnight through media houses.

The Ombudman said this was about government allocated funds, donor funds and all other funds made available for Covid-19 fight.

She has however told the committee that government has not  complied to this directive.

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Fukushima
Fukushima
1 month ago

This is indeed a confused state of affairs. Is it not Chakwera who was presented with a finished audit report done by the audit office? He then hinted that the report should be released for the perusal, consumption and assessment by Malawians who are the sole owners of the funds? Now why should the parliamentary accounts committee summon Martha Chizuma to make a follow-up of the same K6.2 b which Chakwera has lost a voice on; should we say the other side is underrating the Executives decision making capabilities? “Makolija, dziko likupulumuka ili lopeza-peza chifukwa chachidodo!!

Busy
Busy
1 month ago

This government wont comply to any of your recommendations Queen Martha. The Government is just one big lie. They don’t walk the talk. They just lie all the time even when they are not.

Last edited 1 month ago by Busy
bodza
bodza
29 days ago
Reply to  Busy

the government is not afraid of anyone it has the courts which protect it as it is the same courts that puts them in power

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