Malawiâ€™s retired Auditor General Reckford Kampanje has said he will not comment on the reasons behind his early retirement.
The Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) announced Kampanjeâ€™s retirement in a statement last weekend that President Joyce Banda accepted his request for all his leave days pending retirement.
His retirement came days after The Nation exposed audit queries on financial mismanagement at the National Audit Office (NAO).
“I am now a pensioner. Let me enjoy my pension. Whatever has been said by OPC is enough. Those are my bosses,” said Kampanje in an interview.
He insisted he would not comment after the OPC had announced his early retirement.
An audit discovered that NAO overpaid allowances on one hand and paid undeserving officers on the other.
They also used wrong rates in paying allowances against agreed terms of reference, which annoyed donors.
Britain has since demanded a refund of K79 million (about $316 000) discovered in an audit as “misused” funds from a DfID-funded Capacity Building Programme for the period January 1 2011 to October 31 2011
Head of DfID in Malawi Sarah Sanyahumbi on June 26 2012 wrote Kampanje warning that DfID will not fund NAO again until the audit queries are resolved.
Earlier , the Norwegian Government also withheld their support following similar audit queries.