RBM introduces alert system to curb cashgate

Reserve Bank of Malawi

In a move to ensure that public funds are safe, the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has launched an alert system of government payment transactions.

The High Value Alert system will be sending notifications of any payment transaction above K50 million to several government officials.

Reserve Bank of Malawi
Kabambe: has confirmed the development.

Speaking during the launch of the system, RBM governor Dalitso Kabambe said the system is to be sending text messages and emails about payments for bids and contracts to several officials under the ministry of finance.

“From now onwards any payment whether bid or contractor, that transaction will be known by everyone,” said Kabambe.

Among government officials to be alerted include minister of finance as well as budget director and principal secretary in the ministry of finance.

Some years ago, Malawi witnessed massive looting of government funds at Capital Hill in Lilongwe when funds were paid for projects that never existed or for goods that were never delivered to government.

Over K20 billion was reported to have been siphoned from state coffers through such means.



  1. dont over look transaction below 50,000,000 as these are the ones which accumulates to billions over time

  2. Kukonza zinthu zithaonongeka kale ndichimodzimodzi kungosiya. Zilingati kutenga munthu oti wa mwalira kale kumamupititsa ku chipatala

  3. Kikikikikiki…. Mr Reserve Bank Governor you are not serious, the whole RBM clapping hands for this lip service? Doing it so that we should say you are working. I thought it’s you who is helping these thieves? For example if it was me found with millions in my house and dollars inclusive, I would have been already prosecuted, yet you can’t prosecute Chaponda and you have even returned his money to him. You think that the alert will help? You have goofed big time Mr Kabambe

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