Chief arrested for stealing MASAF funds


Police in Karonga have arrested a traditional leader for stealing money meant for Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF 4) Public Works Programme beneficiaries.

The chief, Group Village Headman (GVH) Mwenewisi of Traditional Authority Kilupula, added names of the deceased and his children to the list of beneficiaries for the public works programmes.

Residents discovered that 80 names on the list of beneficiaries the chief used are ghost workers and the chief pocketed their wages.

ArrestedThey later arrested the traditional leader and handed him over to Kaporo Police Station in Karonga.

Deputy spokesperson for Karonga Police Constable George Mlewa confirmed the arrest.

“I can confirm that we have arrested GVH Mwenewisi for stealing money by using names of the deceased and his children on the list of beneficiaries, and investigations are still underway in order to trace all the suspicious beneficiaries,” said Mlewa.

The first phase of the public works programme in Karonga ends this month (March).

In the initial allocation program, Karonga could get K 206, 132, 611 and 16087 will benefit.



  1. Ukaba zochepa umakalowa ndikugwira ukalavula gaga for years . police are failing to arrest big fish for Cashgate apa akulimbana with someone who took change chokha basi . shame on you Malawi Police !!

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  3. U Joseph chisi,u r raying about your comets,usaid just gave them 1wk know,they must give them 7yrs punishment in prison.

  4. Look now! very shameful a traditional leader to be a theif instead of a good role model to the society or village communities. thefty is thefty so u r a thief and u need kulangidwa koohopsya kuti ena atengerepo phunziro. Ndende yake yisachepere 8 yrs kamba kokugwirisa nchito maina a omwe anamwalira kuti muzipinduliRrpo nokha. kachiwiri kusakhala ndi chifundo kwa anthu osauka ndinso ovutika kupindula nawo masaf programme chosencho boma limachita target asaukaowo kupindula nalo thumbali. Mwapulika??

  5. Kani ayamba lero ife mafumu akwathu ndiye tangowazolowera kuti katundu yemwe boma limatithandizanaye imalandira ndi mizimu+ anonimous names

  6. A policewo axaoneke ngat they ar impurity, they ar xo mbava zenizeni, akuyenera kufufuza modekha at de end mu dzamva kut sme 1 z involved especialy a Policewo on dat situation

  7. Ndikuganiza mfumuyi ili ndi adani ambiri omwe anakamuneneza kupolice chifukwa katangale koma mumaasemble. Anakakhala kuti a Acb akumayenda m’makhonsolomu angagwire ndi kupulumusa ndalama

  8. Kkkk anasowa yomwela mkalabongo, just give him alesson, one week in prison with hard labour, umphawi sazonda, wamukachisi amadya zamukachisi, be aware, open your eyes, usabe said Bible.

  9. Zocepa watengazo tafufuzani bwanankubwayo komaso enao awa akuziwapo something muona kuti ndikampingo

  10. If u do not know mamfumu amakhala ndimaina mwina ten amene amakhala ma ghost workers even adzitsoleri achitukuko onse amakhala ndimaina awo apambali go midzi mukafufudze they will tel u. I was surprised nthawi ina yake anthu akulandira chimanga which meant for anthu amene manyumba awo anagwa one of atsongoleri olemba maina pakhomo pake pali ngati admark amagochosa kuschool komwe amalandira kupita kunyumba kwake and yet anthu ena akukhala ndi njala, akuti azigula kwaiwowo at 5pin per bag.andilembe ntchito a boma ndidzikawauza anthu amene amapanga zimenezo imeneyo ndiye ndimaitha

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