PAC summons RBM, Chief Secretary to give Cashgate updates

The Public Accounts Committee
(PAC) of Malawi parliament has
summoned the Reserve Bank of
Malawi (RBM) and the Chief
Secretary to government, George
Nkondiwa to give updates to the
committee on the Cashgate
scandal as it is was done to the
previous Committee to ensure
that the general public is
informed on how the two
institutions and government
have fared in bringing culprits to
task.
The committee was introduced
with an aim of ensuring that
government resources are
properly managed as the country
suffered an extensive looting of
public funds at the Capital Hill, a
development which forced the
donor partners to withdraw aid
to Malawi.
Menyani: The report will help us
know where we are with the
scandal.
In speaking to the media, PAC
Chairperson Alekeni Menyani
said the committee wants the
update so that Malawians get to
know what transpired in the
scandal as well as what the
strides the government has put
in dealing with the matter.
“We recommend that if we
should have the report. They will
have to tell us what they have
done, the challenges as well as
mechanisms they may put to
avoid a recurrence of the same ”
said Menyani.
At the moment, the Former
Principal Secretary at the Ministry
of Tourism, Treza Namathanga
Senzani has been convicted out
of more than 70 people who
were arrested in connection with
the scandal. Senzani has been
sentenced to three years and
nine month imprisonment on
money laundering and theft
charges respectively.
She had earlier on pleaded guilty
of stealing money amounting to
MK60 Million .
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB)
has of late made several arrests
of notable figures including
former budget Director in the
Ministry of Finance, Paul
Mphwiyo, People Party officials,
Ephraim Chibvunde and Hopmally
Makande..Source Malawi24

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