Umodzi Park gets covid-19 Xmas money, refuses to pay back

A powerful parliamentary committee has today questioned why the presidential taskforce on covid-19 gave K8.6 million to Umodzi Park without any service.

This is contained in the infamous K 6.2 billion audit report.

Members of the Public Accounts Committee of parliament raised the issue today when they met officials from the Department of Disaster Affairs (Dodma).

The committee asked DODMA’s controlling officer to explain how and why this amount was paid to Umodzi Park.

According to Dyce Nkhoma, Acting Risk Management Director for DoDMA the payment was an error and DoDMA regrets what happened.

He said the K8.6 million was an over payment that was paid to Umodzi Park in form of allowances, saying “this was an error”.

But the Committee has wondered why, DoDMA approved such a payment in form of allowances to Umodzi Park.

Chairperson of the Committee Shadreck Namalomba said this means the controlling officer is not in control.


But Nkhoma said after noting the error, DODMA sent a letter to Umodzi Park requesting for the money to be returned to DoDMA but Umodzi said that wasn’t possible.

He said at the time DoDMA was owing Umodzi Park K11 million so Umodzi suggested that they use the 8.6 million to cover part of the 11 million.

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Pythagoras Theorem
Pythagoras Theorem
1 year ago

This whole COVID funding and the so called infamous COVID Audit report is a mess up. Nobody is going to be convicted for this, mark my word. All the people that were arrested last week are all on bail. And according to the sources, the government of Malawi did not follow procedures in the arrest and PAC messed up too. All the arrested are virtually released now and are back at work. What a joke! Tonse Alliance my foot

Dowa boy
Dowa boy
1 year ago

This tonse alliance is rot to the core.Malawians are the one to blame.zathu salowa khola koma izi palibe anaganiza.the people governing now knows this government is not there to last after 5 years Kulibe nonse alliance . Ali busy enriching themselves
My poor country why do we easily trust anthu osayenera kulamula.

1 year ago

This State is a banana republic

1 year ago

Kodi mukuti chaniii? Abale mwatani kodi. Koma zowona ndifedi amalawi . Yhaa

1 year ago

Day light thieft. Who is the owner. Must be held accountable

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