Kyungu orders end of Karonga DEC meeting: ‘K8m cashgate’

The paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga the northern part Malawi, has directed the government officials in the area to abolish the District Executive Committee, saying there are abuses .

Kyungu leading the leaders to see the controvercial land and houses.

Kyungu leading the leaders to see the controvercial land and houses.

The order has come against the un procedural allocations of land to the district top officials to build their houses, forcing the vendors to pay bribes and squandering of K8 million of Infrastructure Development Fund (IDF).

Speaking during the emergency meeting which was attended by the senior traditional leaders, councillors, business operators, civil society and officials from the District Commissioner, Kyungu wondered where the officers got the money of building the mansions.

According to the Paramount Chief, DEC must be a consortium of traditional leaders and councillors if is to continue because they are the ones who know the need of the community.

“I wonder how you officials managed to build these big houses and a person who gave you the land on top of that I have been told that 8 million Kwacha for IFD is missing at the council which is pathetic, now I declare the dissolution of DEC or else chiefs and councillors must be the members because they are the ones who lead the community,” Kyungu said.

Kyungu warned “if you will not bow down to my order by existing the committee without involving chiefs and councillors we shall invade your meeting and see who is the owner of the district.”

He said there are no development issues that come from the DEC apart from officers getting allowances.

In the DEC meeting top officials from all government departments in the district who also called the technocracy tend to plan and discuss issues on how to develop the district.

Reacting to the development, the district Director of Administration James Tembo who represented the District Commissioner asked the members to call for another meeting which will involve all parties before coming up with conclusions.

Mean while, the leaders have listed three names of top officers to be forcibly transferred in the district, namely the district Monitoring and Environment officer Emmanuel Sohaya, Philemon Maseko who head the land department and the Physical Planning officer Robert Phiri.

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Abale ma allowance ake ati? You assume too much Kyungu. DEC meeting is the cheapest activity ever which is part of the job description for every Head of Department, The members are not entitled to a sitting allowance. In Karonga, DEC members (institutions)contribute towards DEC meetings. If chiefs are to participate in the meetings then we can call it something else it won’t be DEC anymore. The DoA, you are intelligent and mature by not exchanging words with the chief on the media. Bravo!

Rodgers Banda

Chief Kyungu your facts are excellently tabulated however in this one party system called (democracy) in desguise , it won’t work otherwise FEDERATION is the answer. Without fedelism you will continue crying in the wilderness.

The Ear and Eyes

When it comes to land issues I support you 100%. In Nkhata Bay there are unsurmountable problems with land allocation, land being sold and allocated through a lone Lands Assistant Officer without a district committee or DC knowledge. This has created confusion and fights amongst the locals.

Please investigate these Lands Chakuti chakuti.


Little Background About Kyungu: A Ngonde Not Tumbuka Perse, Educated Graduate Up to 2nd Degree(masters) Once an Ambassador (Diplomat) In Countries Outside Africa As Well During Bakili’s Tenure.A Political Leader.That Is Why He Bcomes The Most Educated With Vast Administrative Experience In Their Forums.Whatever He Says In A Forum Bears A Credential Falacy.His DC Is A Secondary Shl Teacher With Lower Profile Including Other Pple In The DEC (also Have Lower Profiles).Uderstand Him From That Perspective.

Angenda for change
Can someone tell me the origins of those three onthe list…of target …This is awar btwn Tumbukas and other regions in retaliation to the same calls being made in most southern District councils..In phalombe for example councills hv given the M&E who is also acting DPD mr Isaac Mkandawire to pack up and go…the other target was the tumbuka member who was DOF…so if Atumbuka mumafuna kuba kwanu kukhale kosasatidwa koma kuwafinya amnzanu…Nyumba zimene atumbula mukumanga kummwera where are u getting the money….To hell with u Kyungu….if u go ahead to transfer those officials who ibelieve are from other region… Read more »

Saying Chief Kyungu is Tumbuka is just as good as saying Chief Gomani is Chewa coz he comes from Central Region.




KYungu can not dissolve DEC, sizingatheke zimenezi. Apa Yakula ndi nsanje. Chief Kyungu mawaya ena anaduka. Mwaiwala kuti Kyungu yemweyo Anakana za Federal system osafunsa anthu. DEC nde eniake a ma allowance kaya akufuna kapena sakufuna!

If these officers are corrupt and can’t account as to how they accumulated their money to buy land and build houses, then the Kyungu is right to demand their removal. We don’t want thieves, it is time we started being serious against thieves. Yes we all want development but Development brought about by thieving is the wrong type of development. Only dpp thugs think that way in the name of thieving development. On the unilateral order to dismantle the dec, I don’t support the Kyungu’s approach. Phondo, you are myopic. There was a district in the centre, if I recall… Read more »

Ndimangomva kuti kumpoto ndi kutchire chifukwa chake ndi chimenechi eti?kodi amfumu mukufuna anthu adzikuuzani salary yawo ndi break down yake ?mind you ahouse can not be built in aday.anthu matenga ngongole kubank ,akatenga kukuwauzanso amfumu.?stupid chief ufiti wako ndithu ,iwe jealous limeneli bwanji?kodi mmalawi muno mfumu ndiwe wekha?? Ukufuna ukhalenso DC iwe eti?iwe sukuona kuti boma linapanga mgwirizano ndi abank kuti grades I and above azitenga ma loan.wina akatenga yake ndi yambapo nyumba iwe mkabudula kutota ngati waona nmwali usandi chimwitse.

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