CASHGATE REPORT WAS READY BY SEPTEMBER 25 -MINISTER OF JUSTICE

Malawi’s Minister of Justice Sam Tembenu said Cashgate Report compiled by UK auditing firm Baker Tilly was ready for release on 25 September 2014 but government has been consulting with law enforcement officers who have given them a go ahead to make it public.

Tembenu who was accompanied by Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa said he was addressing the Press in Lilongwe today.

“It a matter of public interest, that is why government has made a decision to release the report to end public speculation on what is contained in the report,” said Tembenu adding the report is not necessarily about names but what happened leading up to looting of public funds that resulted in the loss of about $100m.

Tembenu says the report was meant for Malawi law enforcement agencies who have already started doing their work– in making arrests of those involved in the looting.

Malawi with financial assistance from the Germany government wants its National Audit Office to carry out a comprehensive audit report dating back to 2010.

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