By Albert Silingwe 24/6/15
It has been revealed that the audit firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers have distanced themselves from the report which is in circulation by DPP government with intent to tarnish the image of opposition leaders and save Peter Mutharika from corruption charges.
News coming from South African headquarters of Pricewaterhouse Coopers say, ” After thoroughly going through the report we hereby deny this document in circulation was authored by us and we urge Malawi government to desist from misleading people we authored the report. ”
The report according to state house sources was written within one week by the Auditor General himself and junior officers after it was revealed Peter Mutharika is facing corruption charges.
The report by Pricewaterhouse submitted to the auditor General reveals corruption and theft of money between 2009 and 2012 as per agreement between the Germany Government,Malawi Government and Pricewaterhouse Coopers to conduct a comprehensive forensic audit of all ministries and departments covering the period between 2009 and 2012 when the Democratic Progressive Party was in power.
Officials from Germany embassy in Malawi also confirmed,”Because from April 2012 and early 2014 when the Peopless Party was in power there was already a forensic audit funded by our partners the British government through Baker Tilley Auditors. Hence our agreement was to audit 2009 -2012.”
However we can reveal that upon receipt of the audit report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers which implicated Mutharika family and senior members of DPP to have looted up to 517 billion kwacha Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe and Auditor General with the blessing of Peter Mutharika embarked on a move to save themselves from arrests,”they worked on the document and created graphs and stretched the data analysis putting the highest incident of looting occurred in 2013 when People’s Party was on power but the truth is this is a way to escape from criminal prosecution by implicating others. Look at the report again, there is no headed paper of Pricewaterhouse coopers auditors as it is supposed to be on all pages as was the case with Baker Tilley, there are declarations not to use the report to arrest or prosecute anyone. A true forensic report would have not said that.Germany would never fund such a report then to repeat what Baker Tilley already achieved” Said the source
“The plan is to give a different picture to the public so Peter can be forgiven and induce people to start talking about Dr Joyce Banda just like the CCTV footage story which was fake and now they have used the audit office to manufacture false data that there was more corruption in People’s Party than DPP to divert people’s attention. This is the work of Goodall Gondwe and Auditor General plus DPP zealots.”
Said the source.
Banthu Times warned the public not to get excited about the report as DPP government is known for corruption and manufacturing false information to incriminate others.
Price Water House auditors have carried out investigations trying to trace the companies that Mutharika claimed to have been exporting educational materials to Malawi at the time when Peter Mutharika was a Minister of Edication but both the Taiwan and Singapore authorities have confirmed these companies were owned by same Peter and Bingu wa Mutharika registered on 7th October 2006 as foreign investors.
“The report in circulation in Malawi was never signed by us and we would never carry out our consultancy in that way.” Said the publicity officer for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in South Africa.
This means that Mutharika brothers conned the nation believing the country was importing materials from Asian countries while money ended up into their personal bank accounts some transfers into the USA and Australia.
Meanwhile Auditor General has used his office as the headquarters of corruption following revelations he doctored the cashbook report to divert people’s attention and seek sympathy for corrupt president Peter Mutharika at the expense of opposition.