I decided to produce this report following the conviction that nothing The Malawi “Capital Hill Cash-Gate Scandal” (named after the seat of. Story by Shaun Raviv in Lilongwe, Malawi. Additional reporting, translating and fixing by Golden Matonga. Illustrations by Andrew Berry. visited July 9, ) [hereinafter BBC Cashgate Report] (on file with the Dependence, Donor Withdrawal: Implications of Malawi’s Cashgate.

Author: Mizragore Tektilar
Country: El Salvador
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 12 February 2006
Pages: 117
PDF File Size: 17.7 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.73 Mb
ISBN: 767-4-80021-116-1
Downloads: 99378
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Yolmaran

Due to the vast sums that pass through government bank accounts, it is important that PFM systems be robust and effective at managing government funds be they raised cxshgate taxes, donors, dividends, etc.

Capital Hill Cashgate Scandal

Archived from the original on 12 November A second type of fraud, which resulted in estimated losses of around MK7. Retrieved 5 December The government of Malawi soon recognized that the IFMIS was vulnerable to misuse and corruption and commissioned Soft-Tech Consulting Limited — the software solutions technology company that initially implemented the IFMIS — to investigate any illegal exploitation of the system.

Staff not paid and not motivated. Crime in Malawi Lilongwe in Malawi. People began to speculate whether the two were implicated in the saga because no formal explanation was given as to why they were dropped. In November,after signs that Cashgate-related corruption extended beyond the term of the British government’s audit, the German government initiated another audit to review potential theft dating back tounder then-President Bingu wa Mutharika.

Audit report confirms widespread fraud

President Joyce Banda’s administration maintained that reoort looting was made possible because of loopholes in the IFMIS, and also suggested that Mphwiyo may have been shot by the scandal’s perpetrators because he was on the verge of busting a corruption syndicate.


Retrieved 28 December China’s engagement in Africa will be driven primarily by self-interest, both economic and political. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Archived from the original PDF on 31 December Unpacking the paul mphwiyo saga”. Most governments of countries have Public Financial Management PFM systems that they use to manage the flow of funds across various levels of government.

However, in our opinion further specific detailed work is needed to support the Malawi Law Enforcement Agencies in investigating these matters across international jurisdictions.

President Banda Appoints New Cabinet”. Nonetheless, the opposition is also tainted by corruption allegations and we maintain our view that she will secure a ccashgate mandate, also helped by the benefits of incumbency.

The neutrality of this article is disputed. The scandal first came to light in Septemberwhen an accounts assistant in the Ministry of Environment was found with geport thousand dollars USD in his car. Retrieved 12 December In OctoberBaker Tilly provided the Government of Malawi with a confidential report summarizing individual case files from its original audit.

The US’s planned withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement could have a substantial cost for African states. Later in October, the ACB continued to make cashgafe. The report will cause further embarrassment for the president, Joyce Banda, ahead cashgatr the May elections. We do not believe the receivers of these funds are therefore the ultimate beneficiary in all cases. Some claimed Paul Mphwiyo was clean, and acting to close the loopholes, [20] others claimed that he was implicated in the corruption.

According to Baker Tilly, bodies involved in the false accounting included the office of the president and cabinet, as well as several ministries. Steve Sharra, Global Voices.


Reckford Kampanje, Accountant General. The GoM suspected that “a number of perpetrators had exploited these weaknesses through collusion, resulting in financial loss to the government exchequer.

Archived from the original on 10 January Several donor countries have since suspended foreign aid funding to Malawi as the scandal is deliberated.

When placing this tag, consider associating this request with a WikiProject. Impact on the forecast The report will cause further embarrassment for the president, Joyce Banda, ahead of the May elections.

According to an audit carried out by a UK accounting firm, Baker Tilly International, into the so-called cashgate scandal, the Malawi government lost MK Retrieved 10 October He was transferred to Kamuzu Central Hospital and the next day flown to South Africa for specialist treatment.

This system was intended to replace the manual systems that were previously in place. On 11 OctoberNorway froze all budget support to Malawi. The second report demonstrated that Osward Lutepo — rpeort was linked to several businesses implicated in Cashgate — was the primary beneficiary of the scandal, along with a number of other businessmen.

This report also detailed civil servants, companies, banks, Ministries and other individuals and organizations involved in illicit Malaawi transactions. The specific problem is: We have seen funds transferred between unrelated companies, individuals withdrawing funds from unconnected organizations and inflated prices paid to companies with limited or no trading history and very large cash withdrawals.

Retrieved 10 November