Karonga DC, other officials accused of ‘revenue-gate’

Karonga District Commissioner Rosemary Moyo and other members of the Karonga District Council have been named as some of the culprits behind the mismanagement of revenue collected from market users.

Kyungu inspectig the Karonga market

Kyungu inspectig the Karonga market

The market vendors in the district have been boycotting payment of revenue since last Tuesday on the pretext that they benefit nothing from market services which they describe as deplorable.

Karonga district chairperson Patrick Kishombe revealed following a series of one to one questions from the vendors during Paramount Chief Kyungu’s tour to the market.

“I’m tired of carrying the cross of other people because I’m not involved in the malpractices,” said Kishombe. “It is some officials in conjunction with the DC that are doing it.”

He added: “For example, on the issue on who should benefit on the trading land at the market I was just informed by the DC that they had only decided on how to distribute the land.

“I did an investigation and found out that those that had been given the land were not the deserving. The DC and her team had given the land to friends and relatives, and when I queried about the matter, I was asked to build a grocery shop too.”

In his remarks, Paramount Kyungu expressed discontentment on developments at the council, calling for powers-that-be to iron out the problems.

“Things have to be ironed out before they worsen,” said Kyungu. “I give the council three days to make sure that the trading premises are clean and on top of that the council should make that the revelation which have been made here should be followed up so that culprits must be taken to book.”

The traditional leader ordered the vendors to start paying revenue and urged them to “resume boycotting paying revenue should the council fail to adhere to their demands.”

Karonga is one of the fastest growing towns in Malawi, and arguably the fastest growing in the northern region.

Largely, the speedy growth has been as a result of the mining activities at Paladin African Limited’s (PAL) Kayerekela Uranium Mine.

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16 thoughts on “Karonga DC, other officials accused of ‘revenue-gate’”

  1. Zanimuwone says:

    Kweni imwe mwanakazi ni mwanakazi mbwenu

  2. Karo gaii says:

    Kyungu, live gvt issues sorted by the gvt itself.There r alot of local disagreements in karonga u dont deal with them,eg the zindi chieftainship saga which led into the death of two developmental young drivers in malungo area and burning of houses but there is nothing concret from you.

  3. Tambala wakuda says:

    No. 4, Rosemary Moyo got a dubious promotion from Joyce Banda. Zakuba zikumutsata. She will not rest until Makileni apologizes to Karonga people for bringing this woman friend of his and promoting her within a few months while other officers mainly directors of planning have remained for over ten years without promotion

  4. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    That is the Civil Service Reform DPP is talking about ? Where on earth should vendors be controlling professionals and civil servants in their districts ?
    That’s is Peter Munthalika childish way of running the country.

  5. mpopoma says:

    We need a business oriented dc osati mbutumazi. People are educated here .so they understand the importance of paying market fees
    .but when it doesn’t go for the intended purpose ,they must query.
    Usafanizile karonga ndi chirazulu

  6. Jimmy juga says:

    This is aplot for not allowing the residents of karonga in support of feudalism.

  7. tom chiumia says:

    mukufuna dc wakumpoto uyo ndi mchewa kkkkkkkkkkkkkk ALIYENSE AKHALE WA KUMPOTO.

  8. change your life says:

    Dc hasnt lost direction its you who has lost directiob

  9. Nyika repuplic says:

    Atumbuka ndikuba, from mayeso, ntchito and cashgate. Nyika republic

  10. wakuba says:

    Let People Enjoy Their Rights

  11. Linga bataswepesha pa masiku ghatatu upoti fiki?upopyaghila wimwene?uwe wapangile DEMO GATE ku lilongwe butali bukonyofu bulabula??

  12. Bertha says:

    I feel this is a cooked allegation against the DC after failing to remove her to another district on a lower position. She is just a victim of change of regime. Koma cant we leave this simple lady alone and let her do her work if she has all the require qualifications I am puzzled and amazed and feel sorry for the poor lady. Azimai ma gender activists angoti ziii when their fellow woman is being pushed left and right a Chanika, Kwataine White Hon Kaliati muthandizeni mzimai mzanu karonga DC wapanikizidwa

  13. Fwangalubiro says:

    Chief kyungu a kupezeka paliponse it will not be surprising one day to he did what he was not supposed to do

    1. Bob says:

      Kkkkkkkk. Boma

  14. Chimalilo says:

    Izi tinatopa nazo try to resolve it

  15. Chimangenimapiko says:

    What is the role of chiefs ,in this case Kyungu in managing the council? What about the council chairman ?DC?

    The problem I see here is that the DC has lost direction. Local government should immediately remove this DC and bring a competent person if things at Karonga DC are to normalize.

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