Govt fires 68 civil servants over K166 million fraud

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Sixty eight employees have been fired at the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Development for stealing K166 million in a period of two years.

The scam which happened between 2012 and 2014 involved 63 officers on Grade K, four officers on Grade I and one officer on Grade K.

MoneyEmployees involved in the fraud were working at the ministry’s headquarters in Lilongwe as well as some research stations and Agriculture Development Divisions (ADDs).

Central Internal Audit (CIA) which is under the Ministry of Finance conducted investigations which revealed that the fired employees were drawing salaries and allowances that were higher than the amounts they are allowed to receive.

According to the local media, the report shows that the workers stole K131.2 million by increasing their salaries and allowances while at least K25 million was looted in form of arrears which no one had claimed.

Accounts officers at the ministry also created ghost workers and through that scheme managed to steal K1 million while K6.5 million was plundered through paying arrears to the same individuals on several occasions.

The dismissal of the workers is effective June 15 2017 but they stopped receiving salaries March 2016 when they were interdicted.

Speaking to the local media on the issue, spokesperson in the Ministry of Agriculture Osborne Tsoka said the ministry has since introduced an Automated Transfer System of developing salaries to avoid a similar cashgate.

The issue of the 68 officers is currently being handled by the Attorney General Charles Mhango who will give advice regarding their prosecution.

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  2. That’s Malawi ,I know cashgate cases will never end. Why? Rich people love money too much,yet they are already rich. Where do you think you are going with all the stolen money? Malawians! Let’s be content with the little,we earn. Ooh! God send your Son,Jesus quickly onto this corrupt world to judge everyone.

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  4. The problem is not the rulling party but the problem is the people inside the party. People nowadays they are fighting for themselves not for others. Tachuluka dyera!!!!!!

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  6. people are looking forward to see more punishments, not only being fired.Remember people who are frauding,are indeed stealing from poor and old people.Hence please,try u best that others should learn from them

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  8. Joice banda is being acused of money being stollen under her watch!whose watch is under maizegate,tractorgate,agriculturegate,imigrationgate,etc!please!please!may ibe aducated!

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  10. Not only time of Peter Mutharika,Remember cashgate is that one peter? any president will do the same or MCP/UDF/AFORD and what so ever MW is corruption concentrated country’ so don’t brame Dpp but together find a solution no matter your DPP/UDF/MCP Politician chifukwa chilikwamzako finyitsa mawa chili kwa iwe!!!!!!!

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