Malawians question authenticity of the Forensic audit report claim it was ‘heavily edited’

Malawi President Joyce BandaBLANTYRE(AGV)—The Forensic audit report conducted by a British accounting firm, Baker Tilly Business Services Limited into the looting of public resources at Capital Hill continues to attract mixed reactions with economic expert Henry Kachaje saying it is not genuine.

“How come it doesn’t mention that the Budget Director (Paul Mphwiyo) was the one fighting corruption and looting? How come it doesn’t mention that in September the President called the Minister of Finance (then Ken Lipenga) to start investigations on suspicious transactions as we were meant to believe,” queried Kachaje, who is also Managing of Business Consult Africa.

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Malawi’s Pres. Joyce Banda under fire as activists calls for nationwide demonstrations

Malawi President Joyce BandaBLANTYRE (MaraPost)–The issue of cashgate scam and Malawi government’s delay to make public a forensic audit report on the looting of public resources is refusing to die with Malawi Watch, a human rights organisation, claiming that President Joyce Banda’s administration is delaying knowing fully their hands are much “dirty and directly involved”.

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How A Shooting Exposed The Plunder Of Malawi’s Treasury

On the night of Friday September 13, 2013,  Paul Mphwiyo, Budget Director in Malawi’s Ministry of Finance, was shot. Armed men were lying in ambush just outside the gate to his home, and fired at the 37-year-old as he drove in. Mphwiyo’s family rushed him to the Area 43 MASM Clinic. It was 11:30 p.m. I happened to be at the clinic at the same time with a family member who was hospitalised. I witnessed first-hand the harrowing 30-minute frenzy during which nurses and a doctor battled to save Mphwiyo’s life. Mphwiyo staggered into…

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Why Malawi Pres. Banda dropped Lipenga, Kasambara from cabinet

Malawi Joyce Banda Fires Ken Lipenga and Ralph KasambaraMalawi President Joyce Banda announced a new cabinet on Wednesday dropping finance minister Ken Lipenga and senior lawyer Ralph Kasambara as Justice Minister. She didn’t give any reasons but new information has emerged that she blames Lipenga for failing to deal with the malfeasance at treasury and Kasambara is being linked to the shooting of last month of the Budget Director, Paul Mphwiyo. Mphwiyo survived and is recovering in South Africa where he is under tight security at some undisclosed house.

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