Monday, February 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 14 FEBRUARY 2014 FORENSIC AUDIT STATEMENT FROM THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER MR. MICHAEL NEVIN
“We have noted some comments raising concerns about the credibility of the forensic audit report because it has not been made public on 14 February. The British Government is funding the forensic audit and has been kept informed of progress.
While a draft is complete, there are certain finalising procedures that the auditors need to go through as standard practice. The Government of Malawi has given assurances that the report will be independent and not subject to political manipulation. We welcome that commitment.
s 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. Additionally, as an extra surety, the British Government will also receive copies direct from the auditors.
The focus should then be on the necessary actions that the authorities will need to take in response to the report.”
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