Karonga DC wanted out: Kyungu, councillors petition Malawi govt

Pressure is mounting from various quarters in Karonga for the unconditional transfer of District Commissioner Rosemary Moyo and other top officials at the council for “rudeness” and “non-patriotism,” chiefs and councillors in the district.

Karonga DC Rosemary Moyo: Faces chiefs fight

Karonga DC Rosemary Moyo: Faces chiefs fight

Kishombe: We are tired with these officers

Kishombe: We are tired with these officers

Kyungu and other chiefs coming out of the meeting

Kyungu and other chiefs coming out of the meeting

Paramount Chief Kyungu, three senior chiefs, fifty-seven group village headmen as well as councillors have warned government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to regard their call as an “emergency.”

Others wanted out include Director of Administration (DOA) James Tembo, Chiefs’ Cleric (CC) Franklin Mtambo and Director of Finance (DOF) Sanderson Nyirenda.

The chiefs, for instance, complain that the office of the DC treat them as “slaves” when they enquire about their honorarium.

In a petition the chiefs and the councillors said “we have no confidence in the administration of the District Commissioner’s office in regard to the ill-treatment given to us. Therefore we humbly ask your good office to re-assign the DC, DOA, DOF and the CC with immediate effect.”

Further adds the petition addressed to the Principal Secretary: “It is very unfortunate that the office of the DC does not recognise the relevance of traditional leaders and councillors in Karonga to the extent that senior chiefs are walking by foot to attend important meetings.”

According to the petition for the last six months, chiefs have not been paid their honorarium.

Speaking in a separate interview with Nyasa Times, Kyungu and the Karonga District Council chairperson Patrick Kishombe corroboratory said they were tired with the behaviour of the officers and requested them to leave in peace.

While accepting that she indeed failed to attend or provide logistics to the chiefs, Moyo said “I have never attended the meetings of councilors and chiefs therefore it was difficult for me to do that.”

She however said that “there’s no any bad relationship between my office and councilors as well as chiefs but if it is issue of transfer I am ready for that because zinabwelera anthu izi.”

Spokesperson for the ministry of Local Government Muhlabase Mughogho  said the chiefs should handle the matter with caution and know their limits.

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wananchi
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wananchi
4 months 27 days ago

Ku Malawi kuno kuli Paramount Chief m’modzi basi and ameneyu amapezeka ku Mzimba. So Kyungu stop bossing around pamene genuine PMC is quiet and living in harmony with anybody from every tribe. This t.a is too tribalistic and self centred. Civil servants have MPSR imene amayendela akamagwira ntchito osati your stupid malamulo. Shame on you. Rosemary will go boma likazafuna.

ken
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ken
4 months 28 days ago

why shud the chiefs be given money by the government when the gvt if failing to pay its staff…………………anyani amenewa who do they think they r

mulumyana
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mulumyana
4 months 28 days ago

She is rude ,she can’t refuse chief and councillor the resources for their meeting which was about outbreaks of cholera which has creamed seven lives and 127 cases of cholera in karonga

Kaizer Simbeye
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Kaizer Simbeye
4 months 28 days ago

The respected ntemi wabatemi msangalufu, the DC Nyamoyo, representaive of councillors, l call upon u all to sit down and discuss all issues amicably, l am ready if need be to act as a mediator, arbtrator or to facilitate a peace making meeting. Karonga needs u all as actors in the development process. U cal may contact me on 0999606944; kaizer Simbeye

Phwisa
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Phwisa
4 months 28 days ago

Achewa uchitsilu akulamulidwa ndi a mbwenu. MCP was right to practice district of origin principle. You wonder seeing a tumbuka DC in Mangochi, Nsanje but you can hadly see the same in north. And it is championed by Chiefs

Bibi
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Bibi
4 months 28 days ago

Charles Kalemba must go to Karonga District Council. We are reliably informed that he is busy ill treating pipo zea. wize kuno tizamulowe ise!

atebulo mbewe
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atebulo mbewe
4 months 28 days ago

All this is because of charles Kalemba. He is the one pulling the strings.

alfred tebulo
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alfred tebulo
4 months 28 days ago

This lady must be posted to Blantyre District Council to replace Charles Kalemba. Charles Kalemba must go to Karonga District Council. Kalemba is torturing workers in the name of reforms. Change doesnt happen over night! Zamasewela basi.

Bibi
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Bibi
4 months 28 days ago

I have for long not advocated for Chieftainship. Chieftainship retards development because chiefs think they control land and people. It is high time laws were enacted to abolish Chieftainship. In fact,politicians use chiefs to consolidate their political establishment at the expense of development.

Chieftainship is one of the reasons Malawi is backward, underdeveloped, and and too rural.Things need to change.

Advisory Committee
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Advisory Committee
4 months 28 days ago

The DC is not wrong in any way they are just taking advantage because it is a woman. The Ministry of Local Government asawamvere mafumuwa ndiasiru. They want weaker DC kuti aziba ndikupanga zofuna zawo shupi

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