Mbelwa Council projects K500m per year income after Jenda Rural Growth Centre

Officials from Mbelwa District Council of Mzimba say they are set to collect a record K500 million revenue from per year after Jenda Rural Growth Centre comes into operational.

Mzimba district commissioner (DC) Thomas Chirwa

Mzimba district commissioner (DC) Thomas Chirwa

Jenda in Mzimba

Jenda in Mzimba

Thomas Chirwa, the district commissioner for Mzimba said this when Local Development Fund Committee visited the rural growth centre which is under construction with funds from African Development Bank.

Chirwa said currently, the council collects about K200 million a year.

He said the K500 million revenue would enable the council provide more social services to the people.

“This will be an economic game changer,” said Chirwa excited of the project whose construction finishes in April next year.

Councils in Malawi rely on central government for most of its funding due to narrow economic base.

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thomas the dicipel
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Dear Mr Chirwa,
could you please tell us the use of the 200 million you already collect up to date?
People of Mzimba be alert!
His financial trac record as CEo of Mzuzu is not the best!

Chiwamba youth
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Ife kwathu ndikumango sapotela ngati mpira. Zonvetsa chisoni kwambiri, kuti ife kuno kwathu ku Chiwamba, kuyambila nthawi ya democracy mdziko muno, sitinalandileko zinthu zothandiza miyoyo ya anthu. Fuso timakhala nalo ndilakuti, kodi atsogoleli azipaniwa, amadziwa kuti kuli dela lina lotchedwa ” Chiwamba?” Kapena amapeleka chithandizocho koma anthu amwene amayimila dera lathu amadya ndikumangopele mawuthenga akuti talandila? Nanga ngati zili motero, palibe maoditazi azinthu zimene amapelekazo, ndipo mauthenga awo apeleka otani? Uthengawu ndikupempha ufike kwamunthu amwene ali odzinva kuthandiza anthu osauka.my contact no: +27 733 153 460.

Frankly speaking
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Mbelwa District countrict council my advice as follows: 1. Do not wait for the so called Growth Centres, We have rich Malawians in this district as you can see a number of townships in this council, Ekwendeni, Chikangawa, Embangweni, Jenda, Engucwini, Kafukule, Euthin, Mpherembe, Enukweni Jenda etc some of these are bigger settlements than what we call Phalombe for example. 2. We need leadership in developing these townships into well planned towns as these will be future cities. 3. We need to have policies, bye laws on how people should have some kind of approvals on what type , where… Read more »
Frankly speaking
Guest

Why talk like you have started collecting 500 million. Finish the Jenda Rural Growth centre first so we can see it. I do not see any town planning these everybody is building anyhow. No road network plans etc. what are we waiting for ?

kadamanja
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Jenda is just like village where there No plan for roads and houses, No trees, just robing anthu ogulitsa mzimbe.

frank saidi
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Good wine needs no brush

frank saidi
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Do not full us please.I like the comment from mtundu wanga…good wine needs no brush…do the construction and the results will be visible.you don’t have to tell us oies through the paper..the proof of pudding is in the eating.. Tell us when you are done and will come and mark….beasts!

Hens master
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Dc. Plant trees at jenda. Its very windy and dusty. Cover 16 Sq kms so that you control dust and wind.

Make bye law that all houses and shops be fixed with security light.

Enforce planning standards. Scrutinise all building plans so that we have no substandard structures

Fasten allocation of plots to developers. Speed up electricity and water connections. Escom staff at mzimba very corrupt

chimbofwa
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Half billion but half of it will grow wings 100% correct and sure. That is malawi baba

Mtundu Wanga
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The article just says they’re constructing the rural growth center with funds from ADB. What is really being constructed? Jenda is a windy and dusty place (worse than Lilongwe, the so-called capital city). I hope you DCs have ever travelled outside Africa and have seen how small rural towns look like. In your construction please include the following: modern market stalls with paved floors, neat benches and good lighting where our chipisi, tomato, onion sellers, etc can display their merchandise. It should be possible for buyers to step off the coach line or cars and visit the vendors without stepping… Read more »

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