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Audit report on fraud and mismanagement in Malawi

The Forensic Audit Report is a thorough audit of suspected misappropriations of Government of Malawi Finances from April - September 2013.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


In October 2013 Baker Tilly was asked by DFID to provide forensic and system security audit services support to the Government of Malawi (GoM) following the discovery of irregularities by staff of the Accountant General during a routine examination of the Budget Exception Report.

Further in-house investigations by the Accountant General revealed that significant amounts of government money appeared to have been misappropriated. The incident is widely referred to in the Malawi media as the ‘Cashgate’ scandal.

Forensic Audit Report

Published 28 February 2014