Malawi: New Cashgate in Malawi, How Macra Funds Are Abused
Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) has become a gold mine for government officials, their cronies and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) who are dipping into its coffers with reckless abandon, Nyasa Times can reveal.
During our three month investigation into the financial mismanagement at the communications regulatory authority which collects billions of Malawi Kwacha from communication licenses, we found that there are lies and colluding by senior government officers including some cabinet ministers to fleece millions of tax payers money into their personal pockets.
Nyasa Times will reveal in this investigative piece how K20 million was paid to a relation of a cabinet minister under the disguise of salaries for employees of Macra.
We will also reveal how the Ministry of Information played a cover up to 'normalise' the K20 million pay-out which we can reveal was shared amongst four people including the cabinet minister.
Nyasa Times will also expose how the whole Chief Secretary to the Government George Mkondiwa lied through his teeth about a 36 seater coaster which was meant to be used in a civic education campaign but ended up being donated to Civo United Football Club. Macra coughed up for the purchase of the Coaster.