‘Useless govt’ MP Mzomera Ngwira blasts DPP: MPs demand ‘genuine’ audit report
Mzimba Hora MP Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira (People’s Party) on Wednesday in parliament blasted the Peter Mutharika administration as “useless government” as members of Parliament (MPs) demanded what they called a “genuine” report into the mismanagement of funds in government before the 2015/16 national budget is approved.
Mzomera Ngwira also rose on a point of order to demand that the Committee of Supply—which scrutinises and passes budget allocations vote by vote—be suspended to pave the way for debate on the report.
Calling the government side “mbava” [thieves] Ngwira retorted: “You want us to approve the budget here so that you can continue stealing. We cannot allow that. We do not want that. Completely nonsense! Useless government!”
The Speaker ruled him out of order for standing before he was recognised.
Rumphi East MP Kamlepo Kalua (People’s Party-PP), who is also vice-chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, rejected the report which Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe deposited with Parliament, claiming it was not the correct version.
Gondwe presented a data analysis report titled ‘Final Analysis Report: Reconstruction of the Malawi Government Cashbook for Purposes of Further Investigation’ which indicates that K577 billion cannot be accounted for in the government’s bank statements between 2009 and 2014.
Kalua, who is also vice-chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, insisted that the report presented was “irregular” and demanded a genuine audit report with details of perpetrators which he claimed government was hiding.
“So we need the genuine report but not this one and that is misleading the country. The Minister indeed has given us the copy to this House when the actual, forensic one, is not yet in here,” said Kalua.
“We demand that one to come into this House so that we can debate on this or can be referred to the Public Accounts Committee. Maybe the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee is aware that may be he was given the actual copy but not this one. So, I wanted to find out if the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee has the original copy of forensic auditing,” said Kalua.
Finance Minister Gondwe did not respond to Kalua’s demand as the House had gone past adjournment.
Parliament’s PAC is expected to discuss the report during meetings which start after Parliament rises on July 3.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
ziliku malawi kaya 577billion mmmmmm guys its 2mch
NAMWE IMWE ABUSA ABODZA MWASIYA MWANA KU HEWE AKUNGOVUTITIKA SHAME ON YOU, KUKHALA NGATI ANZERU KUPARLIAMENT, CHONSECHO MUNABA ZAMBIRI NDINU A PP, 350 BILLION WITHIN 2 YEARS NANGA MUNAKHALA 5 YEARS ooooooooooooooooooooo CHINDELE
At no. 8 Malibwe…so how come southern region opted to vote for this idiot of a president?? Is there no one in south who has abit of brains and not afraid of a woman like Joyce Banda? Is Peter Mathanyula the best you could come up with..Oooooh shame!!!! He is such a dog!!!!!
Mumalankhulalankhula zambiri mumayesa DPP ndiyomwe inawononga ndalama mwaona nokha tsopano kuti PP ndiye inaba ndalama zambiri . Pajatu mumafuna report ndiye ndilimeneri mwayamba kupezeka amene munaba.
Toothless MPs, useless, why are you in paliament?what are you doing there?You were voted for What? We need to move!if people are stealing, arrest them,,, it be who arrest quick if government is failing, move out we need to move!
Dziko likulowera kuti? a Malawi segukani mmaso mwagona for a long time. How long will you keep sleeping zovesa chisoni 577 billion kwacha sipano inu kumasekerela
number 42, you are a tribalist. you hate tumbukas only why? criticism is what is called democracy. without criticisms government can not run. Open your eyes a see that all democratic presidents after Kamuzu were involved in cashgate. They are all sheilding themselves. muluzi is being shielded, so is bingo, joyce, and the new president peter. they are all thieves.
Tsikulina tsikulina zonse izi zikubisika lero zidzawulilika its amatter of tym.
Nthandalanda,you are a disgrace. You are making comments out of the blues. Check the report and you will see that K360bn was lost during PP era. Whether you like it or not its there. For your information,there is no Forensic Audit report. This is yet to be done and according to government,it will take 10 months. The German government has expressed willingness to fund it. Its not Alimwayi who is stupid,but you who is dull and ignorant due to your hatred of DPP. Make informed comments,Nthandalanda
Bwana president mwayamba kutenga mafumu kupita nawo kunja. Ulendo wa ku Mozambique amakatani? You want to buy sympathy from mbuli za mafumu eti? Mutha nayo k92billion bwana