Britain demands action on Cashgate report
By Amalawi - Mon Feb 17, 7:43 pm
Lilongwe: The British High Commission to Malawi Mr Michael Nevin has said that implementing recommendations made in the audit report is far more important than simply making the report public. Malawian’s are outraged that they have not seen the forensic report which has only been given to donors.
Nevin said “We have noted some comments raising concerns about the credibility of the forensic audit report because it has not been made public. While a draft is complete, there are certain finalizing procedures that the auditors need to go through as standard practice.
“The focus should then be on the necessary actions that the authorities will need to take in response to the report,” said Navin in a statement.
The audit was commissioned following revelations of massive plunder of government resources at Capitol Hill.
For several months now, Malawians have been eagerly waiting for the outcome of the forensic audit report over the cash gate.
Mr. Nevin said, “The British High Commission is aware that the report draft is complete, and that there are certain finalizing procedures that the auditors need to go through as standard practice.”
According to Nevin, the Malawi government has assured the British government that the report on forensic audit will be made independent and will not be made manipulated.
“While the specific detail of suspect transactions will need to be kept confidential because of the prospect of legal action, the government of Malawi has promised to publish the main report as received in its final form, which we support,” said Navin.
However, there has been a general outcry for the forensic report on the multibillion kwacha looting of public funds to be released