Ndilowe: We are in control and the governance structure is working
The chief secretary to Malawi Government, Hawa Ndilowe, says government is shocked with looting of public resources as revealed by a number of arrests that followed the shooting of director of Budget Paul Mphwiyo two weeks ago.
Ndilowe fell short of admitting that there is a crisis in this country. She said the arrests are a breakthrough by the Malawi Government.
“Recent arrests have not been out of magic, they are a result of hard work, says Ndilowe.
Ndilowe was briefing the media this morning at OPC Headquarters in the capital city, Lilongwe.
The chief secretary also acknowledges that a ‘lot of money’ has been stolen through payment system IFMIS. She, however, did not mention the amount of the money that has been stolen so far.
But Ndilowe was quick to fault the IFMIS which has been operational from 2005 and since been suspended to stop the “bleeding” of public funds.
Said Ndilowe: “To all those public servants who are stealing, we are determined to ensure that you are arrested and punished. A forensic audit is being arranged to analyse data from a few years back.”
Ndilowe said following the events of the past week government controlling officers will now to be assessed on financial management.
The chief secretary pleaded with the general public to ‘acknowledge the little things we are doing”.
“We are in control and the governance structure is working,” assured Ndilowe.
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