MCP legislator, DPP councillor exchange jabs

Member of Parliament for Ntchisi North East Constituency Olipa Chimangeni (Malawi Congress Party-MCP),  has dowrated a councillor in her area and the area development committee, saying they are clueless of development needs in her area and would continue sidelining them on the use of constituency development fund (CDF).

Councillor Chauma feel sidelined

Councillor Chauma feel sidelined

However, the councillor for Msiro ward  Ireen Logati Chauma (Democratic Progressive Party-DPP has hit back, saying the member of parliament has no mandate to use the CDF whether the blessings of an area development committee and councillors.

”The committee and the councillor do not even know what development the area needs. I cannot work with such people,” said the MP.

Government and other development stakeholders are holding workshops for legislators and councillors to spell out their respective duties.

Most members of parliament view councillors as adversaries as they might be competitors in the 2019 parliamentary election.

Councillor Chauma said it was surprising that the MP was implementing development projects using CDF without consulting her and the development committee which raises issues of transparency and accountability.

 “In the year 2015, we have met a lot of challenges in development because there is no unity between the MP and the councillors. The MP is supposed to be making laws in Parliament, but she is busy doing what we [councillors] were supposed to do,” said Chauma.

Chauma cited the construction of a teacher’s house at Chididi Primary School and a bridge across Chafumbi River as some of the projects councillors were sidelined.

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12 thoughts on “MCP legislator, DPP councillor exchange jabs”

  1. James kotoki says:

    Kansalawowonekangati.tenant

  2. learnedmi says:

    Marova onsewo,osafuna kugwira ntchito zolozeka mumakampani awo atenga u mp ngati career.

  3. Ma says:

    Are there jabs here? Idiot reporter. Which school of journalism did you go to?

  4. Kanyimbi says:

    I was thinking that it was Mayweather versus Pacman. But its just a difference between the two.

  5. thoko matiti says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk ndi nkhonyaaaa?

  6. Patriot says:

    Amasankha councilor wa DPP yu ndani? Nawo anthu a ward imeneyo ndi zitsiru et? Kusankha chipani cha ma satanikichi? Mwaonatu pitala mathanyula wanuyo wabweretsa u gay ku malawi kuno.

  7. بىاىىىئ ففففففف says:

    Inensotu kudabwa samadziwa tchito atolakhani a nyasatimes. Amapupuluma ndikhani.

  8. chimwene says:

    ife tinaphunzira civics ku primary tikuziwa kuti chitukuko ndi ntchito ya councilor. Mp yake ndikupanga malamulo ku parliament!

  9. marble says:

    The work of dpp. Same stories are rampant in most southern region constituencies. Zonukha heavy Zili ku dpp MPs

  10. Brazilian Wax says:

    There are potentially two issues that could be the root cause of the misunderstandings between the two. 1) These guys belong to different political parties(of course we have had friction between an MP and Councilor who belong to the same political party), 2) We, as a country, are a joke perhaps the better term would be mediocre. It doesn’t make any administrative sense to have the CDF under the jurisdiction of an MP particularly that we now have local government structures. How different is CDF from LDF? Why can this made one thing? Can someone spell out the job description of the two and put these nonsense to rest? Mwina poti khoswe akakhala pa mkhate sapheka.

  11. Sapitwa says:

    This problem if not sorted urgently will retard development in the wards. The Councilors never existed for 7 years and MPs have been abusing this fund in collaboration with DCs. We know all about this. Iam of the view that the constituent fund should be controlled by and independent function that will authorize payment upon verifying the job having been done. The whole process should have a recon and subject to audit.

  12. ophiri says:

    a jab is a swift, short punch. sindikuonapo za chibakera olo ndewu apa. ngati mumafuna kunena kuti barbs kapena ‘verbal’ jabs ndi nkhani ina. sindidzasiya kukupangani edit chifukwa zimandiphyetsa mtima ndi kundichititsa manyazi mukamawonjeza chonchi.

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