Tags: ODPP

Government to blow k295m on PR

  Government’s naivety by engaging a UK firm to publish articles in a magazine without a contract or seeking authority of the Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP) will cost the taxpayer K295 million (about $435 352) at a time Capital Hill government is struggling to provide essential services to the people, Weekend…

BWB under EU audit

  Blantyre Water Board (BWB) is undergoing an audit by the inspectorate general of the European Investment Bank (EIB) on the controversial Malawi Peri Urban Water Project funded by the bank to the tune of K10 billion ($18,181,818). The audit comes after EIB officials earlier took to task BWB to explain its lack of transparency…

Audit recommends governance structure overhaul

  Malawi has been asked to implement law reforms to seal loopholes that have led to abuse of power, widespread corruption and general erosion of good governance. This is the recommendation of a comprehensive institutional audit of the country’s key accountability institutions (AIs) that focused on key accountability institutions such as the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB),…

Mera bosses in dubious deal

Cut corners to buy unbudgeted for equipment   Energy sector regulator Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) is in a tangled web again following a flawed multimillion kwacha procurement transaction involving some senior managers, The Nation can reveal. Mera purchased an interactive display system (IDS) and overhead projector amounting to K7 968 600 (US$15 594) without…

E-procurement could help Malawi seal loopholes

As Malawi is reeling from the effects of Cashgate, professionals in the procurement and supply chain management have thrown their weight behind the introduction of e-procurement, a system that could seal loopholes in the buying of goods, works and services. The anticipated introduction of e-procurement—a system in which all procurement processes up to payment are…

VP talks reforms at Icam conference

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has said the reforms government has undertaken will help to create a vibrant public service as well as ensuring prudent use of taxpayers’ money. He said government has embarked on two critical and bold reforms—public service and public finance management—which are necessary to stimulate an efficient environment in the public service. “Government…

APM hailed for OPC reshuffle

President Peter Mutharika over the weekend detached certain functions from the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) and relocated them to their relevant line ministries, a move highly saluted by some governance experts. The Civil Service Reform Commission (CSRC), chaired by Vice-President Saulos Chilima, said in a statement on Saturday the President had directed…