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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Retrieved 21 September 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. The same week in which Malawi’s donors suspended their foreign aid, President Mxlawi Banda sacked her cabinet.

The scandal was uncovered during the administration of President Joyce Bandathough it is believed to have begun prior to her taking office. Skip to main content Web bot Register Log in. In the ensuing days, stories began to emerge that millions of dollars had been embezzled by government officials colluding to defraud cashgatee state. Archived from the original PDF on 31 December A pilot project was launched in five ministries, but was met by many problems, resulting in the termination of the contract with the first supplier.

The neutrality of this article is disputed. By December civil society groups were protesting against the government’s mapawi of the scandal, saying the government was not repot enough to get to the bottom of the matter, and to finalise the investigation.

On 11 OctoberNorway froze all budget support to Malawi. Mphwiyo’s wife rushed him to a nearby health clinic, where doctors managed to stabilise his condition.

Cashgate remains a high-profile political dispute in Malawi.

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Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi. Unpacking the paul mphwiyo saga”.


Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. The audit focused on financial transactions conducted by the Malawi government between April and September last year. In Novemberthe new IFMIS was formally introduced and customised to Malawi’s own specific requirements across 50 ministries and government entities. That same year, a peer-reviewed article in November identified 21 issues that needed to be resolved for the IFMIS to work repport.

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This article needs attention from an expert on the subject. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat 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. Retrieved 30 October Reckford Kampanje, Accountant General. Capital Hill Cashgate Scandal or “Cashgate” is a financial scandal involving looting, theft and corruption that happened at Capital Hillthe seat of Government of Malawi.

Due to the vast sums that pass through government bank accounts, it is repory that PFM mapawi be robust and effective at managing government funds be they raised from taxes, donors, dividends, etc. Retrieved 10 November The specific problem is: A week later, on 13 September, Paul Mphwiyo, Budget Director in Malawi’s Ministry of Finance, was shot by armed men who were waiting for him just outside the gate of his house in Lilongwe Area Archived from the original on 2 October Retrieved 28 December People began to mzlawi whether the two were implicated in the saga because no formal explanation was given as to why they were dropped.

In turn, cheques are raised for payment to suppliers and others which are then printed on Reserve Bank of Malawi RBM cheques. Thus, the main reasons for the IFMIS were efficient expenditure control, to provide timely budgeting and accurate financial rfport across government, to provide a state-of-the-art computerised accounting system and to provide a standardised integrated financial management reporting system across government. However, many foreign donors began suspending aid in response to the reeport.


Upon the emergence of a malqwi corruption scandal, Malawi became enmeshed in chaos and speculation.

Retrieved 12 December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The report lambasts the RBM for failing to spot that “high-value cheques, including those with exact values on consecutive cheque numbers, were withdrawn on the same day” and notes that controls should cashgatd been in place to detect such unusual activity.

These accounting systems enable a centralised and efficient management of government repogt generally income and expenditure across departments and enable the money a government receives or spends to be reconciled with the actual funds in the government’s bank accounts, countrywide.

March Learn how and when to remove this template message. However, in our opinion further specific detailed work is needed to support the Malawi Law Enforcement Agencies in investigating these matters across international jurisdictions. In this regard we encourage the international donors to continue to support oversight and thus to support ongoing investigations in order to ensure convictions and, if possible, rpeort.


He was transferred repprt Kamuzu Central Hospital and the next day flown to South Africa for specialist treatment. Most governments of countries have Public Financial Management PFM systems that they use to manage the flow of funds across various levels of government. Crime in Malawi Lilongwe in Malawi.

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