Ethiopia embassy fraud leaps to K293 million

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At a time when Malawi’s economy continues to stumble, a new audit report has revealed that money that was stolen at Malawi’s embassy in Ethiopia is K293 Million, a huge increase from the K20 Million that was earlier indicated, Malawi24 can confirm.

The revelations were made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Francis Kasaila during a press briefing in Lilongwe.

Francis kasaila

Kasaila: Govt is worried.

According to Kasaila, officials at the embassy had been siphoning money into their personal accounts and that lack of an audit had led to more money being stolen.

Last month, Malawi24 reported that Malawi’s deputy ambassador Doreen Kapanga and secretary Fletcher Chowe in Ethiopia had been suspended as the findings then revealed that they stole money amounting to K20 Million. But a fresh audit says the amount stolen is in the region of K293 Million.

”This is why we want to be having audits in such offices overtime. The economy is struggling and this is bad news,” said the worried looking Kasaila.

It is reported that the diplomats there had been writing cheques in their names until they were caught red handed in similar acts.

In a related development, a National Audit Office has revealed that civil servants and other unscrupulous Malawians defrauded government of K2.5 billion of donor money meant for HIV and Aids fight.

The report that we have seen indicates that a total of K2,520, 272, 421.62 was stolen between 2013 and 2015 through various dubious means.

The biggest financial scandal which hit Malawi which is popularly known as cashgate saw K24 billion being lost.

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  1. All these Muluzi is to blame, ndamene anasokoneza dzikoli pawauza anthu mfundo zolakwika ngati Ndalama Nthumba,kumachangamuka pa Town Ufulu wazipembenzo kaya muzipemphera mutavula kaya usiku kaya madzi nthawi yake zithu zambiri zaboma zinabedwa. Mpofunika kuyambira amagwethu abwenze ndalama mlandu mpakana 9years. Onse alindimilandu yokuba ndalama amangidwe within 6weeks abwenze ndalama if we want change

  2. I found out that Malawi media like to show their professionalism in write only about stolen money… Let me tell you there are more corruption in USA, Britain, France than in Malawi. Media politics is most useless act. Why writing on corruptions also write on what will move this country forward, educative and productive articles,this is the only country you have….haaa is getting too much.. There is corruption in almost every country in the world.

  3. I found out that Malawi media like to show their professionalism in write only about stolen money… Let me tell you there are more corruption in USA, Britain, France than in Malawi. Media politics is most useless act. Why writing on corruptions also write on what will move this country forward, educative and productive articles,this is the only country you have….haaa is getting too much.. There is corruption in almost every country in the world.

    • Let us concentrate on Malawi. Not another country. There is disease of corruption, embezzlement, theft, mis-allocation, misappropriation, abuse of resources in Malawi. This is what is being reported now. How do we move forward in presence of these ills in the country? Let us all unite to fight malpractices.

    • Let us concentrate on Malawi. Not another country. There is disease of corruption, embezzlement, theft, mis-allocation, misappropriation, abuse of resources in Malawi. This is what is being reported now. How do we move forward in presence of these ills in the country? Let us all unite to fight malpractices.

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  5. All embassies must be audited! We have another Staff by the name of Mr Mandala is building an upstairs in area 25 behind Dzenza secondary school and another one in area 43 where does he get all that money?

  6. Just shut down our embassy in Ithiopia and they must also shut down thier embassy in Malawi.That means,no more Ithiopians in Malawi and no more Malawians in Ithiopia no more !relationship.Sometimes is good to take touph action quickly b4 things get worse.

  7. mmmmmmm Maphunzilo ndikuona kuti akuchepa mwa anthu omwe ali pa ntchito yoona kayendetsedwe ka ndalama .basitu .pitilizani kuphunzitsa ana anu kuti nchitidwewu udzathe .

  8. kodi nkhani zimenezi mukuzilemba bwanji? Poyamba timamva kuti ndi olemekezeka a geoge chaponda ndi amene abvumbulutsa nkhani ya kubedwa kwa ndalama lero mukuti ndi fracis kasaila mukutisokonezatu kwambiri

  9. The problem with such issues is that only few individuals are involved but this must be a syndicate.Was this happening without the ambassadors knowledge?What about pple from the Treasury??I believe onsewa akudziwapo kanthu but others for sure will be spared!!