Mangochi MP accused of violating CDF guidelines

Lack of transparency and accountability on the use of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) by Member of Parliament (MP) for Mangochi South West Constituency has attracted the wrath of the constituents to demand a forensic auditing of all the previous projects the legislator has been undertaking in the area.

Members of Chilipa ADC and VDC and some service providers during the meeting

Members of Chilipa ADC and VDC and some service providers during the meeting

Abdullah Mussa (Standing) venting anger during the interface meeting

Abdullah Mussa (Standing) venting anger during the interface meeting

The MP, Justin Majawa, is alleged to among other things; uses Constituency Development Fund to buy fertilizers where he gives people in the area.

However, communities refused to be a party to the malpractice because they are aware that CDF funding is not meant for that.

Pending for the auditing, the communities have resolved to stop the MP from undertaking any development work related to the fund until the exercise is done or completely stopping him from carrying any development work regarding CDF if he continues.

“The lack of transparency and accountability for Honourable Justin Majawa cannot be overemphasized,” said Abdullah Mussa, Member of Chilipa Area Development Committee (ADC) on Monday during the interface meeting convened by the National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) at Chilipa Teacher Development Centre (TDC) Traditional Authority (T/A), Chilipa in the district.

He said since the legislator assumed the power of an MP, he has never attended any developmental meeting despite his campaign promises to be available in Area Development Meetings (ADCs) and Village Development Meetings (VDCs) to appreciate the needs of the community by himself.

“We are not worried about his truancy to these meetings but we are worried of his weird behaviour of not following the procedures and guidelines of CDF. This MP, I tell you he is a crook! I wonder how is it possible for him to get money at the district’s council without my signature and that of the councillor?” asked ADC Chairperson Ibrahim Chibwana.

Chibwana further added that all the materials of questioned projects that the MP has done in the area were procured without the involvement of the ADC members, hence, resorting for the forensic auditing which they hope will create transparency and accountability.

When called, Majawa could not be contacted as his phone could not be reached.

In his remarks, Mangochi Nice Civic Education Officer, Turner Banda encouraged the communities to get organized and find out how the MP succeeds in getting the money without the blessing of the councillor as well as the ADC of the area.

He said transparency and accountability is non-negotiable; hence, there is a need to follow them up.

Banda, however, advises the district council to come up with ways and means of verifying whether ADCs and councillors are involved in identification of projects before CDF is disbursed.

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11 thoughts on “Mangochi MP accused of violating CDF guidelines”

  1. Bonyongo says:

    Bring him to book,what a nonsense mp a cashgater.police arrest him

  2. Great says:

    What Is Development?Had It Being Infrustrure Fund Bola Koma Cdf Malimidwe Ndi Chitukuko Kale

  3. chatonda says:

    Bwanji osangochimangitsa basi? Nanunso ndinu amantha kwambiri. Kupusa bwanji anthu aku Mangochi?

  4. GRM says:

    CDF concept is doomed from inception. How can a governance structure (MP, Councillors, Chiefs) be implementers? Who can check these policy makers if they mess up in their usurped / stolen role as implementers?

  5. Georges says:

    It is sad that Malawi as a country fails to account for resources meant for the poor wherever projects of this nature are being implemented.

  6. karoda says:

    This member of parliament is a crook and we don’t want him in our area. He doesn’t even visit his constuency and he thinks we are ignorant people.

  7. Joseph Ngaiyaye says:

    Mp wotereyo siwabwino CDF siyongoseweretsa ayi it was meant for development

  8. [email protected] says:

    What you people refuse fertiliser because the MP never consulted you hehe hehe you are not supposed to be consulted either . The MP has the power to use the money in the constituency without you and even the councillor. NICE please you should be the first one to find out out on how the fund works. You can call abuse when the money is being spent for him not on farm inputs the fund does allow that and he has the power to use it that way

  9. Goodson says:

    Ana uli kwele kkkkkk my consititueny mbola,kambilanani zithe basi

  10. Mlomwe says:

    Mbava ameneyo

  11. Ngozo says says:

    Miss using of CDF is becoming very common. In most constituences there is no transparency and accountability on this fund.eg Lilongwe Mpenu constituency.

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