Late President Bingu wa Mutharika and some Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials have been embroiled in fresh Cashgate scandal with figures, if are to be believed, revealing a stinking K1 trillion fraud.
Figures emanating from a preliminary audit currently being conducted by Auditor General’s office and the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) point out that late Mutharika and his DPP gang stole from poor Malawians more than the nation was made to believe.
And PAC’s deputy Chairperson Kamlepo Kalua is leaving no stone unturned in unraveling concealed Cashgate scandals implicating DPP, revealing that the party under its former leader late Bingu wa Mutharika plundered K1 trillion and not K577 billion as earlier on reported.
However, officials from the Auditor General’s office have refused to endorse Kalua’s claims, sticking to the earlier figure of K577 billion whose report is yet to be tabled in Parliament before law-enforcing agencies start pouncing on those implicated.
Kalua this week told the local media that preliminary audit done by the Auditor General revealed the dimension of the controversial late Bingu wa Mutharika’s related Cashgate that was first brought to light by former president Joyce Banda.
Auditor General’s Office spokesperson Lawrence Chinkhunda said they did a preliminary forensic audit which led to the revelation of the K577 billion figure, and that a second
forensic audit is currently in progress.
“We will make the results known to the public after we have completed the audit. PAC has a right to its own opinion but we do not know anything concerning the K1 trillion cash-gate. We are a professional office and we will let Malawians know the results of the second preliminary audit,” he said.
However, Kalua insisted that the second preliminary audit reveals that late Bingu wa Mutharika’s administration plundered K1 trillion of public resources.
He said the government is not keen to take up the matter because some of the people who benefited from the loot are in government.
Finance minister Goodall Gondwe trashed the Kalua allegations claiming he is mad and always makes serious allegations against the government which he fails to prove.