Mangochi ward councillors up against budget

Ward councillors in Mangochi are up in arms against the district council budget which they said was approved without their endorsement. Mangochi District Council chairperson Yusuf Kusweje said it was surprising that him and other ward councillors were stabbed in the back over the budget.

Some of the councillors who form Mangochi Town Council-. Pic Arnold Namanja

Some of the councillors who form Mangochi Town Council-. Pic Arnold Namanja

”They never showed us. This the secretariat budget not the council budget,” said Kusweje in one of the latest showdown between councillors and secretariat of councils.

This was revealed at a pre full council meeting on Saturday in Mangochi.

The full council meeting is slated on Saturday this week.

District Commissioner James Manyetera said he did not have details on the matter because he had just taken up the post a week earlier. He was in Phalombe.

The outgoing district commissioner Jack Ngulube who has already vacated the office as he is to take up the same post in Mwanza said the secretariat might have done so because of pressure from Capital Hill who demanded the budget the soonest.

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