5 August 2016 Last updated at: 9:09 AM
Malawi govt. plays dumb on DAPP’s embezzlement of billions of aid
The Malawi government has refused to comment on reports that Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) diverted funds meant to help the poor in Malawi and forced employees to deposit their salaries in their bosses’ bank accounts.
According to an investigation by the BBC, DAPP which runs education and health projects in the country received billions from the UK, European Union (EU), and UNICEF to alleviate hunger, fight diseases, and train teachers but the NGO channelled the funds to criminals who are on Interpol radar.
When Malawi24 reached government through its spokesperson Patricia Kaliati to know what action authorities will take against the organisation, she denied to comment on the matter.
“There is no evidence and we cannot comment without evidence. Government comments on serious matter not rumours,” said Kaliati.
Meanwhile the disgraceful behaviour by DAPP has forced the UK, UNICEF and others who were financing its activities in Malawi to suspend aid, leaving thousands of its beneficiaries with no hope of seeing their end of the road as professional teachers.