Malawi Fires Minister over Covid Funds Graft
April 19, 2021, 9:00:22 AM
Chakwera, in a televised address to the nation, said the minister listed the funds in his travel allowance to South Africa in an audit report.
“I have dropped him from my cabinet accordingly. Even though the minister has since returned the money, his usage of the funds means that the money was unavailable for its intended purpose when it was needed most,” Chakwera said.
“I cannot have in my cabinet any individuals who either spend money budgeted for one thing on something else or do not ask tough questions to ensure that the money they are spending on something was budgeted for that purpose.”
Chakwera also ordered the arrest of dozens of officers involved in the looting of $ 7.8 million of covid-19 funds.
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