5 August 2016 Last updated at: 3:55 PM

Confirmed: DAPP Malawi loses donor over abuse of funds

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stopped supporting Malawi’s Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) following reports that the organisation was using the funds to support an organisation run by fraudsters.

Media reports also showed that DAPP Malawi bosses forced Malawian employees to be giving part of their salaries to the cult like organisation known as Teachers Group.

The revelations incensed UNICEF which granted DAPP $920,000 (K662.4 million) over the past three years.

DAPP-Chilangoma-UNICEF Malawi spokeswoman Angela Travis said they have stopped providing funds to the disgraced organisation in order to conduct their own probe.

“We want to make sure there are no benefits, there are no funds going to the organization,” said Travis.

She also revealed that between March and May this year UNICEF asked DAPP to produce payroll records but the charity failed to do so despite being warned that it will be investigated over the issue.

“Any organization would report payments to whom and when, and that would be in your payroll statement. Any organization should be able to produce that fairly quickly,” Travis said.

Another one of DAPP’s major donor, the British government – which has given DAPP $7.5 million (K5.4 billion) dollars since 2012 – also suspended all funding to the organisation in order to carry out investigations. Meanwhile, DAPP’s lawyers have denied any connections between its Malawi office and the Teachers Group leader Mogens Petersen saying he has never held any position in Malawi. The attorneys also played down accusations that it coerced its employees to donate to Petersen’s organisation and argued that the employees contributed the money privately.



46 Comments On "Confirmed: DAPP Malawi loses donor over abuse of funds"

  • Owen Jerry says:

    AMALAWI TAMAYAMBANI MWAFUFUZA KAYE ZINTHU AFTER NDIYE MUZIKHOSOMOLA ZAKUKHOSI MWAMVAA

  • People of malawi chonde chonde pangani coment ngati anthu ozindikila .welengani nd then pangani cmnt coz mukuyankhula za boma la malawi ngati likukhuzidwa nd Dapp siyakuno ndi bungwe lakunja .tawelengani chonde musaononge amalawi amzanu kamba ka zoyankhula zanu

  • Poor Malawians……..!!!!!

  • zinthu zinazi osamalankhulira kumbali, ngat penapake boma, olo kapane. tangopitan konko mkawalalatire ndkuwauza chilungamo. osamangotchuka pa net kut mmatha kulankula. chamba basi

  • zinthu zinazi osamalankhulira kumbali, ngat penapake boma, olo kapane. tangopitan konko mkawalalatire ndkuwauza chilungamo. osamangotchuka pa net kut mmatha kulankula. chamba basi

  • wel done achita bwino

  • wel done achita bwino

  • All these z happening in our country while we have a siting prezdent? includn the albino kilnz, economic crisis, cashgt in public sectors, drug shortage, high tax ukungkwer ngat mtengo wa minbus, and i can assure you nxt yr w wl die of hunger, etc i wonder whether he has ANY VISION for this country, all he knows z talking n castigsting others wth his common poltcians, bt we r nt stupd their fate z in our hands, w had full faith in the DPP bt they turn 2 b a disappointment am jxt 3ln xory 4 him cz the same pple hu put him in power ndi omwe akuvutka, if he av an idea on how pple r talking on the ground he wld av turn thingz around bt i think its little 2 late.

  • All these z happening in our country while we have a siting prezdent? includn the albino kilnz, economic crisis, cashgt in public sectors, drug shortage, high tax ukungkwer ngat mtengo wa minbus, and i can assure you nxt yr w wl die of hunger, etc i wonder whether he has ANY VISION for this country, all he knows z talking n castigsting others wth his common poltcians, bt we r nt stupd their fate z in our hands, w had full faith in the DPP bt they turn 2 b a disappointment am jxt 3ln xory 4 him cz the same pple hu put him in power ndi omwe akuvutka, if he av an idea on how pple r talking on the ground he wld av turn thingz around bt i think its little 2 late.

  • you guys ayini ake a #dapp kuno ku malawi mumawaziwa?kunyoza boma ndi nkhani yomweyi koma pamalawi ayi ndithu

  • you guys ayini ake a #dapp kuno ku malawi mumawaziwa?kunyoza boma ndi nkhani yomweyi koma pamalawi ayi ndithu

  • Izi ndi zoona Palibe bungwe lomwe muli atsogoleri akuba ngati mu DAPP makamaka ku farmers kuli katangale amanama kuti akuthandiza alimi fertilizer amapeleka 5kg Kwa mlimi.mbunzi amapeleka imodzi pa anthu 50 kuti ikabeleka azigawana iwo nkumaba zotsalazo.ngati asiya kuwathandiza achita bwino

  • Malawi Shouldnt expect anything good from its leaders coz it is being ruled by corrupt leaders who never mind bout the poverty of the citizens. Laws are only working on poor people.
    The government is watching on those workers who are doing evils as if as it is watching games.
    The law is silent, the police and ant- corruption officers are the first in this practice.
    May God come soon to judge this world so that we got free 4rom this sodom &gomora (malawi)

  • My fellow Malawians, believe me, nthawi ino ndi yaulosi. Katangale wafika penapaliponse, kuyambila m’mabanja momwe tikukhala mpaka mu ofesi ya Opc. Zafika poti anthu safuna kugwira ntchito koma Madilu, Micheni, Ngini basi. Kufuna kupeza chuma, kuzilemelesa mwachidule, ndichifukwa Olemela ambiri ndi Osalunga, akatangale, okupha, opanda chisoni

  • I think I read the same story on BBC and its not sounding the same. From what I read a Malawian is responsible for blowing the whistle.

  • Shame To The Head Of State Coz He Is Just Looking Such Things. Malawi As Nation Won’t Go Ahead Coz Of Thez Malpractice.

  • Good!!! About time they got caught!

  • Mwationjeza mkhani ya cashgat kumalawiko pleztent wabwino kumalawi sazapezekaso ngati akubandalama zanboma nde zikantha abachian zikasowa zot abe kenako munva kuti dziko lamalawi lagulisidwa

  • Achita bwino kusiya,ndarama sizikupita pa chiwone iiiiiyaaaaas!!!!!

  • Umphawi okhaokha ndikuuwona apa

  • Cashgate yaononga m’bado uno kodi DPP ndi PP mmukabwelelanji kwathu kuno dziko lazaza ndi mbava taonani tsopano????.Kale kale mbava zinali zosaphunzila,zosauka koma lelo ndi ma ministers omwe heyiiiii abomination over my dead body!!!!

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  • Malawi acursed nation no matter what, Malawi wil remain poor unless the ……

  • Malawiyu ndi mbava

  • Saw it coming. Usually it would start as small issue and then de generate into something bigger.

  • A lightining doesnt strick twice against one tree

  • Goodson kamwendo says:

    Patrotismless, d@s w@ we known for, kuluma chala chokudyetsa, Rest in peace UNICEF,

  • Koma ndiye imatithandidza zovala zotchipa zama K100 bwanj.

  • National anthem

  • welcome to Malawi…the warm heart of #thieves

  • Not surprised! Those are the kind of stories from Malawi.

  • Shame…!! From the infamous cashgate scandal…to the Defence force fraud scandal…and now its DAPP’s abuse of funds meant for the poor…all these with some current govt ministers involved… This is just too much for Malawians and i really do not know where we are heading to as a nation.
    Our tomorrow is so bleak and unpredictable… The only hope we have now is for a change in the leadership. No to money laundering…No to corruption…No to fraudsters in leadership positions.Only Our movement, “The Democrats,” is capable of bringing the change we need here in Malawi..

  • just say dpp govnt is messing up everything in some organisations

  • Thom Gwayi says:

    Shaaaa kma nde Malawi ali pamoto2

  • Tidziyenda Mbulanda

  • Koma Yaaa Eeeee kaya