Councils yet to get funding from Treasury

Some district and town councils are forced to operate without funding in March and April as Treasury is yet to release funding, spokesman for Ministry of Finance Alfred Kutengule has confirmed.

Kutengule: Treasury has not released funding to Councils for March

Kutengule blamed the councils for failing to submit expenditure returns, saying it is a “requirement”.

He said the requirement to submit monthly expenditure report is part of the Public Finance Management Act of 2003 which had been suspended following the introduction of the Integrated Financail Management Information System (Ifmis), governmen’t electronic payment system.

Kutengule said Treasury is enforcing Section 84 (3) of the Public Finance Management Act which requires controlling offices to submit the reports before getting the next tranche of funding.

But District Commissioners (DCs) claimed they submitted reports to Treasury.

The situation is likely to impact negatively on social service delivery  to the people.

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3 thoughts on “Councils yet to get funding from Treasury”

  1. Mbuzi ya Munthu says:

    Boma lamakhuluku. No submission of monthly report no funding. Ndiye tone tikamakhala tiziti maCouncil sanapatsidwe ndalama chifukwa sanapereke ma monthly report. konseko aboma akudziwa kuti ndalama zopereka alibe or anyambita zonse.Masikando tsiku lilirose. Aka the economy is improving, how do we have the economy improving when councils have been running without funding for over two months? When will you ever do things right? This is the problem of the majority Mbuzi forming democratically for that matter, governments.

  2. ziyabwe says:

    But which councils have been funded coz it seems no one has been funded.

  3. Chatsalira says:

    Councils should be independent and start generating their income.

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