Eroding Trust? A look at  The EGENCO Audit Report

By Twink Jones Gadama

In recent weeks, a storm has been brewing at the Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) in Malawi, as a politically charged audit report has aimed to tarnish the image of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

But what lies beneath the surface of this seemingly damning report, and what ulterior motives may be at play?

This investigative journalist who interviewed an inside source at EGENCO, established that manipulation and deceit have unfolded in the wake of this audit report.

It is no secret that the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has been on a mission to divert attention from their own misdeeds by concocting allegations against the DPP and its members.

Former Egenco chief executive officer William Liabunya

The audit report, which has been used as a tool to incriminate the DPP, is nothing more than a facade to cover up the deep-rooted corruption within the MCP ranks.

It is a well-planned move to shift the spotlight away from their own embezzlement of funds through nepotistic contracts and underhanded dealings.

One prime example of this deception is the case of Shadreck Namalomba, a senior member of the opposition DPP and it’s spokesperson .

The audit report fails to acknowledge the full scope of his foreign trip, which was approved by a board comprised of various high-ranking officials including the Secretary to the President and Cabinet, the Secretary to the Energy, and the Head of Statutory Corporation.

The trip was not an extravagant excursion at the expense of the company, as the audit report would have one believe.

It solely covered the necessary expenses for air tickets to and from South Africa, as well as travel within the country.

The truth of the matter is that Namalomba’s trip was fully sanctioned and not an act of misconduct or misuse of funds.

Furthermore, the auditors were coerced into implicating the DPP in this alleged scandal, despite the lack of concrete evidence to support such claims.

It is a clear ploy to tarnish the reputation of the opposition party and divert attention from the real perpetrators of corruption within EGENCO.

Had the audit been conducted by an independent and unbiased firm, the true extent of the MCP’s looting and deceit at EGENCO would have come to light.

The premature termination of contracts, such as in the case of Liabunya, raises questions about the motives behind these actions and the ulterior agenda of the MCP.

It is time for the people of Malawi to see through the smoke and mirrors of this politically compromised audit report.

The truth of the matter is that the real thieves are those hiding behind a mask of false allegations and deceitful tactics.

The trust in EGENCO has been eroded by the malicious intentions of the MCP, and it is up to the citizens to uncover the truth and hold those responsible for their actions.