Malawi’s Auditor General under fire!

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A political analyst in Malawi has faulted the Auditor General for failing to name cabinet ministers involved in corruption amid political verbal war between President Peter Mutharika and opposition People’s Party (PP) legislator Kamlepo Kalua.

On Wednesday Malawi’s Auditor General Stephenson Kamphasa said the initial 13 files of the K577 billion audit that the National Audit Office (NAO) has submitted to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has no names of seven serving ministers.

Kamphasa added that the files only implicate private companies and suppliers which his office has since given to the ACB and not any government official.

His remarks followed a verbal war between President Peter Mutharika and vice chairperson of Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee Kamlepo Kalua on the seven cabinet ministers believed to have stolen from public coffers.

Steven Kamphasa

Steven Kamphasa’s independence has been questioned.

Reacting to the development, one of the country’s political analysts Mustapha Hussein said Kamphasa’s remarks show that politicians have interfered with the Auditor General’s work.

“The auditor general could have come out very clearly on the available files at this time when politicians are fighting on the same. We have now started suspecting political interference and it has showed complications for the process of the auditing,” said Hussein.

The analysts further demanded transparency and accountability on the 13 files submitted to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arguing that the public should know the truth about the sealed documents.

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  1. APM asatipusitse, akudziwa who the. 7 rotten ministers are. At a rally in Zomba APM said on page 1 it’s JB, page 2 JB, page 3 JB. Only fools and bootlickers on a ticket can make stupid noises to silence Kamlepo. Just a reminder to the DPP, you rigged the 2014 elections. Ngati DPP siyinabere, why were they busy torching ballots in order to make a re-count too difficult? You may fool some of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.

  2. were the Companies transacting businesses with government and getting PAID without involving government officers? Really?? How?? Display all those 13 Files and let us see which Companies these are ?The AG was stammering and could show that he was spoon fed!!

  3. asatinyase nkumawakakamiza anthu kuti atchule maina pomwe iye maina ali nawo.its high time these cocroaches(politicians) took innocent poor malawian souls for granted.vindere!!!!

  4. KAMLEPO KALUA? SIRUS? NO NO NO!! HIS FRIENDS ARE LONG FORGONE IN POLITICAL CYCLES! TALK OF BAKILI,CHIHANA,KAMUZU,GWANDA…. WHY SHOULD A RECYCLED OUT OF SORTS EDGED POLITICIAN LIKE KAMLEPO DICTATE ISSUES OF NATIONAL INTEREST? SIMUDZIWA KUTI A NDALE OTHA MA PLAN NGATI AWA AMAKHALA ONGOGANIZA ZAO BASI? BOLANI ZAO ZIYENDE…. SHAME ON KALUA,HE MUST BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF…. SIUJA ANKATI AKANGOLUZA CISANKHO,BASI NDULOWA MTCHIRE…! ASAAAA! ADZIPITA KU NORTH AKAPANGE ZA FEDALISM AMENEYO

  5. Even from the interview he gave mij, you could sense this guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He’s been intimidated really good. Why can’t there be real men of honour out there whose allegiance is to this nation first than to individuals

  6. Kkkkkkk olo akhoti akagamula olakwa mbava zimakanabe kuti sitinabe zalowa chinyengo,ndiye munthuyo ameneyo Pitala mumkati sangaime pa mpando chifukwa alindi green kadi,mumkati amkafuna kumpha president JB,Munamu manga munamukaniza kuyendera ndege pamisonkhano yake mpaka anawina zisankho mumkati wabera,lero ali m’boma mukuti akubisa maina aanthu kkkkk koma Amalawi??????

  7. Mbale wangayu alibe chilichonse akufuna boma lipatse ndalama.So is not this Gvt. or mutayakhula chotani can’t step down wait him 2019 but if possible

  8. you gu. Amene mukumunena kamlepo I believe mitu yanu siikuyenda. You mean you cant see the inconsistence pa mastatement a awa a kamkeka wa. This auditor genersl is fearing for his life hence changing statements. It will not be surpriding to hear kuti nayenso kamkeka yu wafa,mwadzidzidzi. Hr is under duress snd heavy political manipulation. Aliyu ndi banja iyeyu kamkekayu. Kamlepo is not mad at all. Pitalanso akuopa ma seven ministers smenewa chifukwa nayrnso benefited from the stolen money. Ndalamatu zabooka kuno ku malawi kwa anthu ogwira ntchito mu bomawa.

  9. vuto ndilakuti media ndi imene ikumakokomeza zinthu,imaika munthu mau oti sakufuna kulankhula nanga si nkhani zimasowa ndie mtolankhani aliyense amafuna kutulusa nkhani yobeba kwa omvera ndi owerenga awo.tamakambakoni nkhani zabwino osati za anthu osowa pogwirawa ayi

  10. Mind u, this is politics so if u want to be fool do what malawis opposition is busy with, they’re good at speaking bad things concerning others .If Kamlepo is right why dont he mention names of those cabinets involved.watopa ndikatapila .Donot take malawians as fools,

  11. anthu opusa mchaka 2019 muzizakamba kuti presdent olemela kxambiri mu africa ndi peter muthalika wa kumalawi kuiwala kuti ndi ndalama zomwe amakubelani zomwe kupusa our dead nyasaland

  12. KKKK zikuchitika kumalawi.ochita zinthu mopusa,kuganiza mopusa,kulankhula mopusa,atsogoleri mbava,ukakhala ndi chilungamo at ndiwe otsutsa nde chatsala ndi chani?

  13. What a shame on this Dead People’s Politics, I wonder and doubts a lot that this man APM was legally elected by Malawians, he just bucked in.
    All the way from USA willing to rob Malawians?
    Kukhala ndi mau oti nanenso ndinalamulira Malawi, sizopindulitsa a Malawi koma kuwapweteka, abale asadzaiwone ballot ya 2019 ameneyo monga momwe mzache Zuma amugwetsera eni ake nthaka.

  14. IDIOTS AT THEIR BEST. God must just come n burn you sons of the devils. We are suffering whilst u a enjoying. Fighting was for Kamuzu to gain independence n for Chihana for democracy now is for power so that the poor become poorer whilst the rich become richer. Days are coming ” cry my beloved country” a country of love n peace but now all has changed to suit the ruling elite. Watch the space.

  15. Zomangofuna kutitangwanyisa ndikuwelenga nkhani zaziii! Akamlepowo anali kuti nthawi ya J B pomwe anthu amapezeka ndindalama live zobedwa. Mesa nthawi imeneija ndiye inali yabwino kulanda ndalama ndi kumanga okubawo. Ndiye Mr kamlepowo analephera kukamiza a boma kuwagwira anthu opezeka ndi ndalama live ndiye owaganizilawo zitheka?

  16. Akutseweletsa amalawi anthuwo they think you’re idiots who doesn’t know good or bad. ANC and Jacob Zuma amaganiza chonchotso koma pano they are regretting. Munthu ovoteredwa ayenera adzivera anthu poti they are temporary employed every 5yrs anthu azatsakha.