31 August 2016 Last updated at: 9:55 AM
More rot in Mutharika’s cabinet: another minister linked to corruption
As dust refuses to settle on the alleged seven ministers currently serving in the Mutharika’s cabinet who have been accused of being involved in corruption, it has emerged that another minister has also been fingered in another unrelated corruption incident.
The Minister whose identity has been concealed has been implicated by sources in a series of systematic theft involving Zambia business tycoon Chimuka Moore by obtaining to supply equipment at the Malawi army, a thing which has not been done.
According to reports that Malawi24 is following, Moore used her company registered in New Jersey called Moore Equipment Sales Limited.
It is said that with the strenuous links she had with the Minister, she managed to get the contract to supply the ‘un-supplied’ equipments.
A simple entry on the internet shows that the company among other also supplies construction and drilling equipment.
Reports that Malawi24 has not independently verified show that Chimuka Moore is now under investigations.
This comes amid whistleblowers claims that up to seven cabinet Ministers were involved in the lotting of public resources amounting to MK236 billion.
Vocal lawmaker Kamlepo Kalua made the claims.
The legislator made the claims after reading 13 files of a forensic audit report covering the period from 2009 to December 2014. The files are now in the hands of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) now.
Donors suspended aid in September 2013 because of the cashgate scandal that saw over K24 billion of public funds looted by government and Joyce Banda’s Peoples Party officials within six month from April 2013.
In addition, auditing by PwC conducted with support from the Germany government found about K553 billion was uncounted for during the 2 years that Madame Joyce Banda was president. Mutharika said without aid, Malawi was at the blink of obliteration.