Malawi suspends disbursement of development funds to councils

Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe has suspended disbursement of development funds to all councils that failed to submit expenditure returns.

Msowoya: Government will save

Msowoya: Government forwarned councils

Nations Msowoya, spokesperson for finance ministry and treasury said the government forewarned councils and all government departments that failure to submit the returns would result in the freeze of funding which would only resume after all relevant documents are submitted to the ministry on time.

“We are exercising financial prudence therefore our financial management systems must be adhered to,” he said.

However it is not known how much has been frozen but reports indicate that out of the K149 million Dedza District Council was supposed to get, it has only received K88 million.

Chairman of the council Osias Chidovu said this has stalled development projects some of whom were due to finish.

In Ntcheu, out of a budget of K104 million, the council has received K101 million and council chair Simita Duncan Njobvu is pressing on Capital Hill to release the remaining money so that development projects can continue.

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Congratulations to Mr Hlabezulu Ngonoonda (#3), who provides excellent analyses and evaluations of – and recommendations for – rural roads maintenance and rehabilitation. There speaks the voice of experience! It is to be hoped that his advice will be noted and acted upon.


Out of 104 you were given 101 which means the projects are through,the remaining is allowances don’t fool us. Nanunso ma councillors kuba too much if you want quick riches that is not the right way. Apaneni kwambiri anthu amenewa.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Capital Hill has done the right thing to suspend the disursement. However, the authorties should find a better way of implementing projects at district council level where results have been disastrous. For instance rural roads are being rehabilitated and new ones constructed. People working on them use rudimentary tools. After a heavy down pour, deep gullies often appear on these roads because gravel was not applied; culverts were not put in places where they are supposed to be; and that drains were not properly done in order to carry runoff water in the desired directions. These result into bad quality… Read more »

so that stealing can continue. provide returns!!!! asaaaaa!!!!


K101 out of K104 ml then you say so that projects can start? Are you serious!!!!!!!!!!!! I would appreciate if you said so that projects can finish, otherwise they deserve not being given the few remaining sum. They have really failed to perform.


Akuti so that the projects can continue……Kupupuluma bwanji powelenga.

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