K196 million cashgate at Chilima’s office

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An audit inspection of the financial records of the Office of the Vice President has revealed K196 million cashgate at the Office of the Malawi Vice President, Saulos Chilima.

“An examination of payment vouchers and their supporting documents revealed that management processed and passed for payment vouchers totaling K45,567,098.03 without supporting documents” reads a report compiled by the Auditor General, Stephenson Kamphasa, that has been submitted to Parliament.

Saulos Chilima

Chilima: Millions untraced at his office

According to the Auditor General, the auditors could not ascertain the validity of the expenditure at the office of the vice president in the absence of the supporting documents.

In addition, the Office of the Vice President ignored Procurement procedures as set out under the Public Procurement Act that, among other things, requires that procurement of goods and services to be authorized by the Internal Procurement Committee (IPC) and also requires at least three competitive quotations from different suppliers.

“Contrary to the requirement, the Office of The Vice President procured items worth K8,053,671.22 without IPC approval and without sourcing at least three quotations”.

The audit shows that fuel amounting K83.5 million was unaccounted for at the Veep’s office; and that over K55.9 million of funds had been misallocated.

“The audit review disclosed that K55,862,648.36 was misallocated and utilised on transactions not related to relevant sub-items in the budget. There was no evidence that Treasury authority was obtained to vire the funds” reveals the Auditor General.

The total of funds that were paid without clear documentations at Chilima’s office amount to K196 million

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  1. iyayi sanabe ameneyi,yaChaponda ena amalesanso lero ndiizo,munthu ameneyo mbiri yake siyandale or pang,ono koma munamutengabe,chomwe chimakulimbisan mtimacho muchigwira tsopano,mumamuchemerera kut ndioziwa zamacomputer uyu,tamuuzen asokoneze imformation ya Auditer yo,mukanafasa kae sanamalizetu uyu,akusungira mpamba wake,wachita bwino ndmalipiro ake amenewo coz anasiyisidwa ntchito yomwe amalandira ndalama zambirimbiri ,analimba mtima bwanj’? follow him well

  2. Hahaha!!its unbelievable how come Mr Chilima the one was my favourite fan,which means all politicians are corrupt we betta not trust them looks to de new blood who are not Politicians,otherwise corruption will not end in Malawi

  3. Musiyeni chilima.musayimupitsire mbiri. I doubt if chilima can do this.just politics basi.this cash gate started with dpp long way back.chipako chongopakana basi.

    We need New blood basi mwina zinthu nkusintha.all those long stayed politician’s need to be evacuated.basi.and restart this nation as to old days of kamuzu.

    Kodi inu ma graduates aku chancol munapanga political science can’t you join and try to campaign?we need a change.

  4. Malawian people crasted pipo, poor pipo&we are still doing thingst that leads to decrease the develpment of ths country malawi Plz God Help

  5. Dont forget Lucias Banda sang a song Said : MCP pochoka dziko muno idama ndalama .UDF did the same .PPM did the same .DPP did nso de same .so which is a good chipan chingazabwere osaba ndalama zathu zamisonkho mmalawi muno eee ?

  6. Guys hw many politicians were steal malawian money ? And those pipo whr thy r nw ? Wat i knw z this is our culture to stealing malawian money .Our government they r doing nothing .

  7. Just becouse he comes from the central Region he has become a victim of circumstances.
    These are dirty shenanigans influenced by Chaponda who has missed his ambition of becoming the DPP presidential candidate.
    These finacial investigations if they were credible they would included the office of B. Msaka, J. Mwananveka and others.

  8. My suggestions; when you read the bible you would see that in those days kings were chosen by God and not the public.for example; David became king of Israel after God had chosen him.These politicians are failing because they don’t fear God!they are so rude that they can’t even seek God with their hearts but mouth!they call men of God names instead of seeking advice!

    To Malawians; we don’t fear God.even if we had a leader like moses of the bible we could still murmur.

    Let’s live a life that will please God and ask him for guidance before we tick on the ballot paper.

    Good night.

    • Yes ovota ndife koma in reality we r not,coz they will purge each other coz of factional battles until their preffered candidate appears on the slate,we vote following party lines n these parties have an obligation to nominate someone who will save its interests not fight it hence our party loyalistic voting patterns deems us blind voters responsible for the dipping economy of Malawi

  9. Are these leaders of ours chosen by God or Satan? Why fond of stealing taxpayers money that would be used to buy meat but getting tired of eating nsima with okra. Is this realy a God fearing country ? Iam very sorry with my mother Malawi .

  10. Inu a DPP mwayamba chibwana…ngat mufuna kuchotsa chilima ingonenani osati mpaka kunamizira choncho…koma muziwe kut #ntcheu mwatilira

  11. Its High Time Malawi Need A New Party With New Youthful Leaders That Have The Welfare Of Their Country At Heart If United Together We Can No One Will Come Abroad And Say This Is Ur Country A Journey Starts With A Step We Are Tired Of These So Called Recycled Politicians We Need New Blood With New Names Withov This We Wil Always B Crying Now And Then Dzuka Malawi Dzuka

  12. Apa Chakula Ose Ndi Aphawi Ndi chifukwa Chake Fanz Yi Ikuba, Ine Ndikut 2019 Tikavotele Bushili Bax, Chifukwa Ali Ndi Chuma Kale Sangalimbane Ndikuba Ayi, Koma Chitukuko, Galamukani Amalawii

  13. KAYA AMENE MUMADYELA NDALENU. INE NDIMADYA THUKUTA LANGA. NDIKIKALEPHELA KUPEZA CHAKUDYA CHALELO NDIMANGODZIPINDA BASI NDILIBE NGONGOLE NDI MUNTHU.

  14. Ndi chilima amweyo adayika malawi pamoto kupusa udzaba mpaka liti mavot ube ndalama ube upusa umawonangati malawi ndiyako yokha.belatu uziwona wakula watha.

  15. Nde ife titani kodi?akadya or kuba mesa kuli ndende?mesa mumati dpp siyakatangale kodi?basi ovutikafe tingopitilila nkuvutika nazoni kungovomeleza basi nde ndaleyo imeneyo.

  16. If they dent his image, he will survive. If they dump him, he will go solo. If stands independently, he will crash them triumphantly. If he wins, Malawi will be a land where citizens will be able to wine &dine. He is visionary He is change in progress He is a natural leader He is youthful He is the nation’s only hope #Team_Saulos_Chilima Moto kuti buuuuuuu!!!!

  17. If they dent his image, he will survive.
    If they dump him, he will go solo.
    If stands independently, he will crash them triumphantly.
    If he wins, Malawi will be a land where citizens will be able to wine &dine.
    He is visionary
    He is change in progress
    He is a natural leader
    He is youthful
    He is the nation’s only hope
    #Team_Saulos_Chilima

    Moto kuti buuuuuuu!!!!

  18. It’s not stranger we are ruled by thieves, D.P.P is full of corrupt…but most sad thing is that Malawi is full of dull people..just wait they will be elected again in office because where they come from are more triblist..

  19. Please Bushili come and rule Malawi we need new blood now Zambia is a better country now because of young president not Malawi the gogos are hiding money but they dont know that their days to stay on earth are numbered

  20. People were wondering to wy aman could quit ajob as managing director of the whole airtel Malawi, where he was receiving 12million amonth. So hau much do u think this kind of man was looking 4?

  21. Ndale izi kufuna kulimbana ndi Chilima chifukwa cha Atupele, bwanji ma Auditors osapita ku OPC? if you really fighting with corruption bwanji osamanga Bakili Muluzi? Bwanji osatibwezerako ndalama zomwe anatibera Bingu? This is fake

  22. Thats our country Malawi when things happen like this no one exist to follow up and put actions. All tax payers are quiet. Malawians it time to own our country no one will come to tell us that this country is ours. My fellow youth, this is our time to take a lead for the betterment of our country. Lets forget thier motivation statement that we are leaders of tomorrow while they dont leave positions for the youth.

    • Skut szizmatipweteka kma a2 amaopa kufa osaywala 6yrs bak a2 anafapo nde kut a2 apange react zkumakhala zovuta dats y zmangopitrirabe chomcho kma khan nd new blood bass cz or mene ndlili ine pandekha skut ndngavute mpaka kubweresa kustha impossible bt zkufunika tose

  23. These are just tips in an iceberg, what about the office of the President and cabinet,corruption in Malawi has no signs that it will come to an end.

  24. To a solve a problem is to change the law so that it protect the worthy of the nation from greedy politician and some government arm need to strengthen so that they are independent from the high office so that they can do their job without fear or favour

  25. Politics in Malawi is big business, we elect them to milk us, why because we are too weak to react, they even make us drink sewage and we smile and say its alright

  26. tikukamba za ofesi apa osati za chilima.ngati kuli katangale ikafufuze basi ACB.No appeal for pity or sympath.let government institutions work.let appreciate the work of the audit team.dept. disaster & risk management must extensively audited.akuluakulu sangachoke ku capital hill kukagawa mpunga ku machinga.

    • Amwene mukuganiza kuti ngakhale atafufuza chilungamo chidziwika? My friend you are still dreaming ,D.P.P is full of thieves.. Ngati mumafuna Malawi kuti atukuke ,simungasekelele zonyasa ngati izi..

    • kuchita audit maofice aboma ndizosafunikira? nkhani si ya dpp apa.tikuti ofesi ya auditor general igwire ntchito paliponse posayang’anira ndale kapena mpingo.ndinaona ndalama za fuel akugawana ma officers aku disaster and risk management imene ili pansi pa office ya vice president.nanga ameneyo ndi chilima.i hav direct evidence.

  27. wat nosense r u trying to say a Malawi 24? inu ndi anthu opusa hvy u rush posting things that r not official. in addition zosintha maina a university pamene sizili choncho kod mumaona ngat ife ngini zititha kufufuza?

  28. Kungofuna Kumuipitsira Mbiri Munthu. Malawi Politx? I Dont Understand. Kuteroko Ndi Njira Yoti Aikepo Runningmate Wina. This Is Why I Dislike Politx In Malawi. It Is Indeed A ‘Dete’ Game. My Prayer, Justice Should Flow Here. I Know ‘Klaus’ Is Clean. Amayi Maria Mutifungatire.

  29. İzo zokulimbana ndi JB anthu wa akutipusisa nazo. İwo ali busy ku solola.

    And, why vp is audited why state house not? Hopefully, there is so much happenings @ plot #1

  30. people in Malawi only go in politics to get rich quickly so why are you surprised when you find out that they are stealing like crazy!

  31. Anthu munachoka Ku DPP kupita kukalamula Malawi ndinu akuba kopanda manyazi dziko lapasili tizingokhalila kuvela ife ndikubako ayi kuthakoko muguleko mazowe ndithu

  32. Achita kumupangila mwana kulakwa kwambiri no that is the self chilima who assisted you to win elections!!!! kuwala kumadana ndi kuunika

  33. Kkkkkkkkkk koma dziko lino ayi ndithu, zikanakhala kuti wakufa amalankhula ndithu utha kumufunsa Kaye kuti kwanu kumanda mumakhala mmoyo wake utiwo? Atakuuza kuti ndikwabwino kopanda Cashgate ayi ndithu mpaka utasamuka kupita kumanda ndithu kuti mwina kapena nkhani xokuba ibazi ikakhale nkhani yakale, aaaah komanso mukamati cashgate mu office ya Chilima mukutanthauza chani?; kapena wazabanso ndi Joyce Banda? Mesa ndi munthu wanuyi mumamena kuti wakuba ndi Joyce Banda? Kulankhula kopusa kumeneko ndipo kopanda tsogolo, ibani misonkho yathuyo NDE zioneke pothelatu zimwezo

  34. I have read the story, but there is no any evidence of cashgate and no connection to chilimas involvement. so dont rush to pointing out people without strong evidence coz its not fair for the reputation of the vp.

  35. My opnion: Malawi will never be a safe place to stay unless really new blood in politics. Tili ndi ma graduate ochokera pa zombapa who did their studies in politics cant you just come front? we are ready to support. No more MCP, UDF, DPP coz anthu ake ndi omwe aja

    • U’re spoken well bra voto la dziko lanthu lino vuto president akamapanga apoint ma minsters amangosankha ngati akusankha munthu oti ayendetse mwambo wamaliro zoti ndi dziko anta siziwakhudza we need cabinet yoti apitako Ku sukulu za ukachenjede and akudziwa bwino za ntchitoyo

    • I think its time now to fight again for our freedom. Only freedom we have is for this idiots to force us poor people to pay high price when we want to buy things in our own land we are more than slaves.and this professor whatever he calls himself he is just sit there and doing nothing kumangokanda magwelu

    • U r entitled to ur opinion but i beg to differ that putting well educated young people on higher echelons is the only solution. There are plenty of young graduates who are involved in cashgate and some are still stealing up to now

    • Peter Chikweza form a new party even with out a penny we can make a new move party. Make party’s by-law to brock any old politician to join it. It is fact that Old politician can bring their viruses to crash that new party system. And there we go!

    • Violet Chimwemwe Stephenson i like that ideas. That’s what we call a constructive debate whereby everyone comes with his/her idea to make a change. Your point is real a good one. However, i just think that if there are some graduates who are involved in public forums malpractice is simply because these old morons use their power to missuse them.

      Remember if resourse is being missused the problem is not availability of resourse but rather the one who is handling them.

    • komaso vuto ndife amalawi kt abwere graduate lero ambiri aziti ndi mwana mu ndale ameneyu, koma titati tisinthe kaganizidwe kanthu mundale zitha kuyenda, kma ukunenazo ndizoona

    • so y dcdg 2 arest JB if ths post is true.my opinion,if ths rulg ddp can lose in dis coming election,,cashgate cases ‘ll b mo dan durg jb,s tym,i hope a lot ov tigs r hapeng bt they r shieldg themselves since they r d ruler.

    • Marium Chilongo your point is slightly going out of track. My opnion wasnt based on measuring/comparing the innocence of anybody ie amongst old politicians. Onsewa palibe wabwino as i already said kuti anthu ake ndi omweaja. Amazungulira ukoo nkudzakumananso. Some of them ndipachimulamu or anabapo limodzi in a certain regime…we cant expect anything good from them.

    • Emmanuel Mtisunge Kachepa Jnr ,perhaps refer to my suggestion at Violet Chimwemwe Stephenson. It seems can answer your question in perspective

    • Good observation Ken C Chapotela! Though my point was mainly on ‘new blood’ which are both wisdom and intelligent. The academic qualification was added advantage regarded as experience attained in class. I stand with your point with one leg up in logic of ‘ if it is some then not all’ contex.

      Let me also highlight my prwvious point to say …sometimes these resources(graduate) might be misused by old politician and get polluted.

      I even wonder kuti ugraduate wa azigogo amenewa sunabwere atakhala kale mu ndale?*** I think they were doing online courses lol*** ~that might be joke of mine😂😂

    • Degree of politics will not help us what can help us is the love of our country. If we get get a leader that loves the country like Kagame of Rwanda or Magufuri from Tanzania.

    • A Salome Mukala ndi a Mtesha Manyamula Mtesha dziwerengani mwachifatse bwinobwino. It seems u av just read where ur eyes landed on first. I wonder why u cant grasp the point to say a graduate can be polluted if he/she is being misused by corrupted people. And i said perhaps it may be good to form a new party and make ur own by law to prevent these old politicians to come and join coz they may infest it with viruses…eish

    • Its not a degree in politics that brings political sanity! Its ones consciousness, integrity and moral values accumulated overtime! Let’s agree that during kamuzu era thievery was unheard of! These things started during muluzi era and have continued todate! One major cause is that our society has developed the knack of leaving beyond its means and to maintain the status quo kuba at all cost is the solution! No wonder opportunity to steal z optimised all the time! And its the very youth leaders that are at the core of all money gates! Forget about these stealing youths as leaders! Full stop!

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  37. Chilima is a business… He is too smart as much as i know the guy he is not used to a loss…. nothing strange… DPP must Fall

  38. Mungofuna Kumuyipisira Mbri Ndpo Mukuziwa Kt 2019_yi Akuphwanyani.Makapee!! Mbuzi,atonkhwetonkhwe,abwantasa,akanyimbi,ankhadwe,akang’wing’wi,zima_dragon.Muzafa Infa Yowawa.

    • Ndne Mfana Wa Active Ndpo Or Atakupasa Kafukufuku Wa Nkhaniyi Sungafane Nd Ine.I Tink Amene Wamupanga Reply Sukumuziwa Kt Amatani.Ine Sndidya Kapena Kupanga Zotolatolazo Ngat Zina Lako Matola.Dance Your Tune,u Cant Force Me To Say Wat U Wanna.Sndlimbana Nd Mbuli Ngt Iwe”matola Otola Chilichonse Ngt Wamisala.Ukutola Chlichonse Chomwe Bomali Likumapanga Ndpo Nd Kusagwra Kwa Mutu Wakowo + Zina Lako”matola” Likugwrizana Nd Zimene Ukupanga.Chidebe Cha Munthu, I Lyk Justice & Am True Briliant Malawian.Wat A Bomboclat!!!!

    • Mr Matola zichepeseni inu Gatah boy be humble as well we are all Malawians
      Chilima ndiolakwa pamenepa coz kafukufuku waonetsa chomcho and he deserve punishment.
      Ndalama zimenezi zikuseweresedwa chonchi izi NDI misonkho yaanthu ovutika imene amadula munjila zosiyanasiana therefore I don’t even see the reason to smile at these zombies who don’t even think of the poor citizens who would benefit from their taxes via social services in public institutions.
      Awawa achilima alikale NDI ndalama zakuti atha kupanga survive angakhale kuchipatala mankhwala atasowa ndipo ana awo sangaphunzile sukulu zaboma!!!

  39. Malawi is not a better place for humans but for animals, and it would have been better if this country was changed to National Parks or any game reserve

  40. Is there anywhere in Malawi where cash-gate is not happening. Then you say Malawi is poor. NO Malawi is not poor but Malawians have poverty of thought! Stealing never developed a country! Stealing is an act of gross selfishness! Services will fail! the same thieves and their relatives will suffer because services are not available in the country! Please Malawi stop stealing !

  41. I cannot believe this until MBC report this matter. Because our President has been claiming there is no Cashgate happening under his watch. This is the office of his vice, what how much do we expect from his office?
    I cry for my mother Malawi for entrusting thieves with leadership.