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.

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In November, cashagte, 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.

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This article has multiple issues. A second type of fraud, which resulted in estimated losses of around MK7. Archived from the original on 2 October He was transferred to Kamuzu Central Hospital and the next day flown to South Africa for specialist treatment.

Steve Sharra, Global Voices. Retrieved 30 October The GoM suspected that “a number of perpetrators had exploited these weaknesses through collusion, resulting in financial loss to the government exchequer. This report also detailed civil servants, companies, banks, Ministries and other individuals and organizations involved in illicit Cashgate transactions.

However, many foreign donors began suspending aid in response to the scandal. In the ensuing days, stories began to emerge that millions of dollars had been embezzled by government officials colluding to defraud the state.


Unpacking ma,awi paul mphwiyo saga”. The scandal was uncovered during the administration of President Joyce Bandathough it is believed to have begun prior to her taking cashgatr.

President Joyce Banda also fired her entire cabinet. If properly implemented and managed, the IFMIS system automatically links planned budget and actual cash budget demands, allowing managers to efficiently schedule expenditures to minimize cashflow problems and improve public service delivery.

It is believed that the cash gate scandal caused financial loss to the government. Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau ACB also began an investigation into illicit financial activity among civil servants, and started making arrests in connection with Cashgate.

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 30 September Retrieved 28 December President Joyce Banda’s administration maintained that the 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.

Following Cashgate’s revelation, the British government sponsored an independent audit into the scandal, focusing on transactions made through Malawi’s electronic financial management system. The US’s planned withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement could have a substantial cost for African states.

In OctoberBaker Tilly provided the Government of Malawi with a confidential report summarizing individual case repotr from its original audit.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Impact on the forecast The report will cause further embarrassment for the president, Joyce Banda, ahead of the May elections.

In the meantime, the government’s hopes of an early resumption of aid have been dealt a severe blow. In Novemberthe new IFMIS was formally introduced and customised to Malawi’s own specific requirements across 50 ministries and government entities.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Several donor countries have cashgaye suspended foreign aid funding to Malawi as the scandal is deliberated.

Although for legal reasons the report does not include the names of specific individuals and companies, it confirms that the information has been passed on to the police and other relevant authorities.

Archived from the original on 12 November Credit risk Charts and tables Additional subscription required. Archived from the original on 30 December It found the primary beneficiary of the scandal to be Osward Lutepo, who has since been sentenced to 11 years in prison.


These accounting systems enable a centralised and efficient management of government funds generally income and expenditure across departments and enable the money a government receives or spends to be reconciled casygate the actual funds in the government’s bank accounts, countrywide. We do not believe the receivers of these funds are therefore the ultimate beneficiary in all cases.

Retrieved 10 October Forecast updates Analysis Forecast Charts and tables Additional subscription required. Most governments of countries have Public Financial Management PFM systems that they use to manage the flow of funds across various levels of government.

Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. Cashgate remains a high-profile political dispute in Malawi.