Confirmed: DAPP Malawi loses donor over abuse of funds

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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.

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  1. 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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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)

  8. 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

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  12. 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..