DPP councillors close DC’s office in Chiradzulu

Operations at Chiradzulu District Council have come to a standstill following the closure of District Commissioner’s (DCs) Office by councillors belonging to ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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Vice Council Chair for Chiradzulu, Councillor Diston Mphero  said the councillors have closed the office because the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development was taking long to transfer DC Memory Kaleso as per their demands.

“We have reacted in this manner because the ministry is not assisting. Instead, the ministry has sent us communication insisting that would continue working as DC because she has not committed any wrong doing to warrant posting,’ he said.

Ministry’s spokesperson Muhlabase  Mughogho has confirmed that the ministry would not send new DC to Chiradzulu.

“Councillors are abusing their powers. They do not have the mandate to close the DC’s office. That’s crippling service delivery. I think they have gone overboard. As a Ministry, we always follow and implement government policies for the betterment of common person in the villages,” she said.

Meanwhile, in solidarity with the DC, members of staff  at the council also downed tools saying arguing they cannot continue working without the Head of the District Administration.

An Official who spoke on conditions of anonymity said they would only resume work when the matter is settled and DC is back in the office.

“Kaleso is been victimized just because she is following procedures set by government. Kaleso is there working towards protecting government resources,” he said.

In the afternoon, clients who came to have their passport forms certified were sent back as there was no one to assist them.

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16 thoughts on “DPP councillors close DC’s office in Chiradzulu”

  1. Masozi Mwenifumbo says:

    Good show Madam DC and Chiradzulu DC staff. That is the way to deal with corrupt
    politicians. But is is the Chiradzulu Police doing? Take speedy action against those
    greedy and unprocedural Councillors. They have indeed gone overboard. Let unite
    and love our country fellow Malawians!!!!

  2. Chitembeya says:

    I don’t think it is fair to blame DPP for unruly behavior of Councilors. We need to sit down and reflect if indeed these Councilors are representing us. I don’t see any value addition of having these Councilors. No need of Councilors beyond 2017. These people have failed Malawians big time.

  3. mike Jones says:

    kwene uchewa ndi matendadi kodi achewafe tinatani,umbuli kapena njala or nsanje kapena ndi matenda .enafe tinaphunzirako koma abale kuchititsa manyazi

  4. mmc says:

    This is not a presidents job we have ministers. . Directors and at the council there is Full Council Committee. To deal with this…..chilichonse president.

  5. Prof. Peter Mutharika says:

    Councillors are elected officials and we trust that they represent the wish of the people. It does not make sense to have an appointed DC more powerful that the people. The DC should therefore address the demands of the Councillors/the people or else resign.

    1. zideni says:

      sick ass nigga

    2. Chitembeya says:

      Umbuli ndi matenda. Kusawerenga ndikunvetsetsa mmene dziko likuyendera ndi cancer yomwe ikutha Malawi. Work up! These councilors are a good example of disgruntled failures who believe that local people can well be served by victimizing the public servants. I believe in mutual engagement and dialogue but Councilors from Chiradzulu are so pathetic. They think they are untouchable. I salute Councilors from Thyolo, the President comes from there but are somewhat sober. Elsewhere NGO failed to provide support to the Chiradzulu District Council because they believed that these councilors will not only sabotage but also frustrate progressive efforts. BELIEVE YOU ME ONE DAY WE WILL WORK_UP ONLY TO BE TOLD THAT ALL PUBLIC SERVANTS IN CHIRADZULU HAVE DOWNED THEIR TOOLS BECAUSE OF COUNCILLORS UNRULLY BEHAVIOUR. MARK MY PROPHECY!!!! Unfortunately the victim will be the same people they claim to serve. Imagine a hospital without Cleaners, Ambulance Drivers, Nurses, Doctors………

  6. A_G says:

    The meaning of the word ‘Barbarians’ — “Crude, uncouth, ill-bred persons lacking culture or refinement”. This definition 100% befits the DPP ‘councillors’ of Chiradzulu district.

  7. mtete says:

    Really Mr. President, is this how you want to run the country, with everyone behaving as they please? The behavior of your councillors at Chiradzulu is, to say the least, savagely; Please do something urgently for the sake of Chiradzulu people.

  8. wolamula ineyo says:

    I order the police to arrest the councillors and the Chief Justice to sentence them to 7 years imprisonment for abusing their office. I am not the president of DPP I demand him to fire them so that they operate outside the mighty DPP if such is their behavior. Are they her employers? Or the Chiradzulu Ministers are part of it? Angopsyepsyerezera those vicious dogs kuti iwo asawonekere

  9. Humphrey's Nthara Jnr says:

    DC’s please show these guys what you are capable of doing, show them that when they say Boma they actually mean your office, show them that you are the ones in-charge of the whole district affairs, show them what it means to be called Bwana Mkubwa , these pliticians akuwonjezani. Min. Local government please give back the powers which befitted the DC’s back in the days. this is so bad, as i said last week the Dc’s office is the eye and ear of capital Hill or should i say the president himself, these Councillors have undermined the OPC and indeed the head of state, they need to be punished.

  10. mjiba says:

    Chiradzulu Police arrest the councillors for disturbing piece

  11. Gerald mapanga Phiri says:

    Councillors don’t know their boundaries. I’m sure they were not inducted properly they are left behind in transformation. They were just popped up to the councillor seats. Thanks DC you are doing great job. DDP must control their sheeps

  12. His Exlence says:

    DPP chipani chochititsa manyazi, otsatila chipanichi amachita zinthu ngati kuti alibe mtsogoleri, kuba basi!!! DPP supporters akuchita zinthu ngati kuti anthu ena sakuwaona. Ngati a president akulekelera anthu awo kumaba poyerayera chonchi, term yao yoyamba nanga term yachiwiriyo zinthu zidzakhala bwanji? Bwampini satithandiza uyu, dikoli likhala sanza zokhazokha.

  13. concerned citizen says:

    DPP councilors kufuna kuba basi. Do your work with honesty and God will bless you Musafune kulemela through kuba .claiming allowances mosatsatila malamulo. The fact that you belong to a party that is in Government does not give you powers above the laws and regulations of the country. You are there to serve the interests of the peoplle not to abuse your office to enrich your selves illegally. By closing the office of the DC you are actualy making the people that elected you in to office to suffer by not being able to access services from the DCs office . Anthuwo anakusankhilani kuti muzidzachita zoterozo?

  14. Inu says:

    Bwana state president, here is an issue warranting your prompt response. Tell your children in Chiradzulu to stop this with immediate effect. But is there anyone in control of this so called DPP?

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