DC for Nkhotakota under fire over K46m development fund ‘abuse’

Nkhotakota concerned citizens are demanding for the immediate transfer of their District Commissioner (DC) Felix Mkandawire and other three officers for alleged mismanagement of Local Development Fund (LDF) amounting to K46 million and abuse of office.

Concerned Citizens in Nkhotakota demanding DC transferred

Concerned Citizens in Nkhotakota demanding DC transferred

The three include Director of planning and Development, Griffin Mhango, Lands Officer Lester Nyambosi and Intelligence Officer a Mr. Chavinda.

Spokesperson for the group, Reverend Father Dennis Kayamba (retired) said the DC and three officers have denied the people of Nkhotakota the right to development stipulated in the section 30 of the land laws that every person shall have the right to development by misusing the resources.

“We have evidence of an audit report which shows on how our controlling officer used the LDF resources between a very short period from January to June 2015,” he said.

According to the report, the DC in several occasions authorized subsistence allowances of K80,000 and fuel amounting to K75,000 a day to a single officer for a distance of one kilometer.

Sometimes, he said, the DC could authorize dubious activities in construction and supplies just to draw money from three accounts of LDF, locally generated revenue and District Development Fund (DDF).

Father Kayamba further said the citizens are suspicious of Director of Planning and Development, a Mr Mhango who was interdicted in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology while serving as District Education Manager (DEM) in Likoma District.

“Our resources are ending up in the wrong hands making our district poor and this is why we are demanding for the immediate transfer for these officers from our district,” he added.

Member of Parliament for Nkhotakota Central, Peter Mazizi said he is equally concerned because most of the projects affected are in his constituency.

“People in my area will regard me as a person who cannot deliver but initially it is the office of the DC which has paralyzed developments in my constituency,” he said.

So far, the group has petitioned President Peter Mutharika , Vice President, Saulos Chilima and the Ministry of Local Government for action on the concerns.

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29 thoughts on “DC for Nkhotakota under fire over K46m development fund ‘abuse’”

  1. done says:

    achoke boma lathu la nkhotakota..bwanji akakamira ku nkhotakota inatani kutibera kuno Yayi takana mukabe kwanu kumpoto…mukakamira tikutcherani seketera.

  2. Gondwe says:

    Kodi president ndi vice president nkhani mukuti nayo chiayani? Anthu a kk akufuna kuti nkhani mulowelepo chifukwa a minister a Gowelo alephera kuithetsa. Izi ndikuona zitha kubweleretsa magazi pa district. Public service reform ikuti chiani ngati munthu akuba ndalam chonchi? Nanga ACB muli kuti osapangapo kanthu. Izi ndizodabwitsa kwambiri kwangoti ziii ngati kulibe boma

  3. Boma Ilo says:

    Good governance issues were largely thrown under the carpet when the the district councils were created during Muluzi’s era. Some GTZ (now GIZ) technical advisers were always against such discussions. The triad of greed politicians, selfish chiefs and rent seeking district commissioners created district councils was a blueprint for thieving, human rights abuses and excessive greed. Having lost the legitimacy to steer development these people went about doing the business they are good at- thieving.

    People of NKK wake up. Even your chiefs could be helping defraud you through these greedy DCs. Which budget line does the DC use to ferry the Chiefs to attend so many non district development-related business and rallies away from base?. It could be spoils for all. Open up your eyes to this drama as the DC may use this to justify the thieving they do. Why is It that the veteran DCs like Mkandawire of the Muluzi era are mostly the thieving type?.

  4. Agama says:

    When will Malawians wake up? Anthu akuba you are demanding for their transfer kuti akapitilize kuba in another district!!!! Wat a shame, they must be investigated and proscuted. If found guilty lock them up. There is no place for such kind of people in our society.

  5. Mzaliwa wapa Nkk says:

    Mizaliwa idzanga tichite kanthu apa.DC Thombozi naye naye anachoka atalemera amagwilizana kuba ndi Dho wapa Nkhotakota District Hosptal Dr Wanangwa Chisenga now in Lilongwe kuba ndalama za Chipatala.Akota kota adzanga tichangamuke, anthu enawa amabwera amphawi pochoka m’ma district ena.koma akafika kwathu kuno amachoka atalemera koopsa.ndipo timangoona osachitapo kanthu.

  6. Mbinazalimba says:

    Its a shame and very pathetic seeing how we are senior civil servants are stealing. It pains me seeing how my hard earned tax is being misused and yet my poor folks who cannot afford a private hospital are dying because the hospitals Kamuzu left us have no medicine. My question to the Directors of Finance, District Commissioners, Chief Executives, Clinical Officers, Accountants and Accounts Assistants, how do you feel when you steal these funds and se eyour fellow Malawians , fellow church members, relatives, workplaces dying because they cannot access medication, public institutions collapsing? Soldier Luscious Bands asked in one of his songs “muli ndi munthu korma”? What you should remember isbthat no one is born with something inntheir hands and nobody goes toothed grave with something in their hands. Let’s learn to share the littlebresources our country has and make a difference to others.

  7. Alinane says:

    It seems its organised crime from the council all the way to ministry of local Govt officials.why not acting Principal Secretaries Mr Chris Kang’ome N Dorothy Banda? Wat Abut Minister Of Local Govt Mr T Gowelo? This Is Serious Issue And Needs Immediate Attention. Hon Minister, do you want blood shed in KK?

  8. Tman says:

    Atumbuka koma kubaaaa, ehhhhhhh

  9. John says:

    Zikukhala ngati zogwirizana ndi president coz palibe chomwe akuchitapo

  10. mphatso jaffar says:

    This is the worst DC we had experienced ever bfore,his a crook,scammer,fraudster infact ndi mbuli yooneka yophunzila,To u DC u hv to go n change other wise change wil change u itslf

  11. Jackson White says:

    Hon. Gowelo tapangani zoti Felix apelike mpando kwa Dr. Macloud Kadammanja zisanafike poti President apange intervene…..

  12. Mughogho says:

    Kodi a boma felix mkandawire mmamuopa? Munthu kudya ndalama za anthu chonchi? Eeeeyi ndalama zachuluka kwambiri mk46,000,000.Mkandawire Alibe Uzimu Ngakhale Maliro Atha Kuba

  13. Phil says:

    Dziko lathu likungosauka chifukwa cha anthu ngati amenewa achoke basi

  14. namchuchule says:

    I pray that Balaka people will also one day wake up from their slumber and realise how much money is being stollen from them by these tumbuka managers at the assembly. Inu ma MP aku BLK, Lucius Banda, Mpaweni, Shanil, Mapondo mwagona kodii?

  15. Kasim says:

    Koma office yonse ikanakhala alomwe kapena achewa nobody would commented like that. What is the problem in this country. This country belongs to all us anybody has the right to work anywhere in this country. You the council having three tumbukas it means the whole council yazazana ndi atumbuka. Such careless talk can lead unnecessary conflicts. Umbuli alomwenu ndi ayao umakuvutani kwambiri you don’t see the bigger picture anthu anji ongokhalira njiru basis. Dull people blame the act not the tribe you dunderheads

  16. Yusuf Hofmally says:

    Koma Father Kayamba ndalama munaba zija ku Anglican munabweza? Anthuwa aonera inu kuba. Mukabweza ifenso a mpingo tikubwezelani pa udindo wanu uja.

  17. charles says:

    ndalamazo zachuluka azibweze basi

  18. okoma atani says:

    atumbuka okhaokha kkkkkk

  19. Blessed Banda says:

    How does Felix Mkandawire survives all these mismanagemenbt issues. In Mzimba, Karonga, Dowa, Chikhwawa, Lillongwe and now Nkhotakota? Government of Malawi. Do something with this greedy person, please.

  20. MKB says:

    Mbuzi imeneyi inabanso ku Chikwawa

  21. Shekman says:

    Mmaudindo Ngati Amenewa Pofunika Kumaonaso Komwe Munthu Akuchokela, Mukaona Apa Atumbuka Okhaokha Asanjana Koma Mawa Mumva Akuliralira Kuti Kwao Kulibe Chitukuko In The End Thats Y Apapa Ndi Delibarate Sabotage To Derail Dvelopment Ndukhulupilira Kuti Akankhala Pasogolo Ndi Wa Konko Bwezi Akupanga Zothekela Kutukula Dera Lakwawo Nde Maudindo Akufunika Aziyendera Federalism Ijano Bcoz Waudindoyo Azkhala Nd Conscious Popanga Zinthu Rmember Former LL Chf Exctv Prof Donton Ankagoononga Zinthu

  22. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    Be careful father kayamba(dismissed not retired)is a confunsionist ask the anglicans how he divided the church at nkhotakota he causes misunderstandings wherever he goes

  23. nene says:

    WHAT IS AN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER DOING IN NKK. WHY INVOLVED IN EATING DEV FUND MONEY?

  24. lover of malawi says:

    I am not surprised because I know Felix (DC) personally. It is surprising why government is still keeping him on that position despite the nasty behaviour of plundering funds where-ever he goes. He did the same in Dowa, Karonga, Chikwawa, Lilongwe and now he is doing it in Nkhotakota. I dont know how he survives this. This bets a question to how authorities deliver their duties. Its obvious the work of nepotism and negligence has taken charge. Do you mean we dont have other qualified but honest people to still maintain thugs on such important positions. Felix doesnt deserve any position in government as he will only frustrate development efforts. Mr president if you want your register good development please get rid of these thugs. Regardless of tribe this man is just selfish and the word DEVELOPMENT doesnt appear in his vocabulary. Am out

  25. mtumbuka selfish dog says:

    Asonkhanako atumbuka Ku nkhotakotako athanangiseni anthu odzikonda!

  26. Truck says:

    Malawi!Malawi! Every week Cashagate stories non stop!Kuba ndalama za Boma anthu musiye tsopano kiki!

  27. angoni apaphata says:

    Kodi muthamangitsa ma dc angati? These assemblies are grossly underfunded. These officers go through a lot not to mention putting up with such abuse and sometimes delayed salaries for themselves and the local staff. Nlgfc knows this. Ndalama zodula m ticket kumsika can you use to run an institution? Kumaganiza

  28. captain says:

    Thanks people of nkhotakota u look shap

  29. Musazafulu Dums. says:

    Office yonse anthu a kumpoto idyani zonse ndalamazo akhaule bola cashgate isakupezeni Lutepo akuvutikatu.

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