MP Wakuda diverts constituency fund to farm inputs

An innovative legislator has diverted K7 million from Constituency Development Fund to buy farm inputs for 1,000 women in his constituency, a departure from infrastructure development the fund is traditionally used for.

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Wakuda Kamanga(Left) : Food first

Kasungu north east MP Wakuda Kamanga (People’s Party) said the programme, he has dubed ‘Nzotheka’ will increase food productivity in his area thereby ensuring plateful of food on tables next year.

“There cannot be meaningful infrastructural development if people are hungry. They need to have food first if they are to participate in development activities,” said Kamanga during the launch of the programme over the weekend.

The women are receiving maize seeds, legumes and a bag of fertilizer each.

Kamanga’s programme comes at a time when the government sponsored programme is dogged with problems as in most areas in the south, subsistence farmers have not received NPK ferilizer as some suppliers are demanding instant payment from the cash-strapped government.

It has also been observed that the beneficiaries of the farm inputs are not only the poor of the poorest as has been the case but included civil servants and some well to do people.

Kamanga said he hoped with his farm input programme, people will fully participate in infrastructural development fully. The programme has been hailed by traditional leaders in the area.

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26 thoughts on “MP Wakuda diverts constituency fund to farm inputs”

  1. Waxxy says:

    Wakuda simply knows there is no one who can say anything because tax pairs money is not accounted for and no one follows up so who gives a sh*t after all even if pipo talk the president is asleep he won’t hear a thing.

  2. kondwani chiswe says:

    Bravo Wakuda Kamanga

  3. Stinking Idiot says:

    Willy you’re daft!!!

  4. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    Okay

  5. Willie Chirwa says:

    Fellow Malawians, lets not condone law of the jungle. Hon Kamanga is MP in the august house and pretty well knows that the money under LDF was approved by parliament for a specific purpose and not what he did. Every tambala which parliament allocates should be used for its intended purpose and not otherwise. So you can see that the country has a long way to gone because every jim and jill would like to get cheap popularity by hook or crook. Abuse of power is the order of the day and definately the law should take its course, Public Accounts Committee here is your job one of your own has decided to divert monies imtended for development to buy public sympathy shame

  6. lofesi says:

    Bolani uyu koma MP wa Thyolo West Charles Mchacha amulanda ma coupons anthu a mmudzi wa Ngomamano kizera mwa nkulu wake village headman Ngomano. Munthu ameneyi akifuna kupha anthu a mmudzi wa Ngomano ndi njala.

  7. Woyera says:

    When CDF is used to build a bridge, anyone who wishes to cross will do regardless of political affiliation. When It comes to distribution of farm inputs and other food and non-food items we know that political affiliations come first.

  8. This fund can transform local cummunities if used prooerly.wakuda uding the fund thud way is commendabke coz targeting poor women.perdonally think if mk2m wud be given to consellors,they too could do developmental work such as repair brifges, dchool toilets etc

  9. Woyera Kamanga says:

    Govt has rules and regulations. Dc kasungu knows this and we dont why he authorised this diversion of funds? Arrest for Dc and MP is immenent here. Did every voter benefit here? A bridge benefits all. Who made selection of beneficiaries? I can see corruption here. My question to Dc do guidelines of CDF allow this? If not then its abuse of public funds

  10. The Most Concerned says:

    Is ths acceptable? What does the Law say? Please get ths Idiot arrested. Ths z Cashgate at its best….!

  11. Guantanamo says:

    This is what Magufuli is doing in Tanzania and is winning the hearts of the people. No one can “audit query” Kamanga except the people who voted him. This is what we call ‘thinking outside the box’

  12. Jamison Chagwa Lungu says:

    Ma rubbish business killing our brains. We tolerate gay sex but we can’t divert a small khodo for food? Aaaaah, Malawi watayika.

  13. Clementine says:

    Very wrong to divert the money for it’s intended purpose. People could have clap hands had it you used your own money. Something is wrong here to woyer oh its wakuda asblief kkkk

  14. Sapitwa says:

    Sindiye cashgate inanso iyi?
    Why does the government dish this constituency fund to untrustworthy MPs? I can tell you that it has never benefitted the people. It has benefitted MPs and District Commissioners for many years. This should be abolished and channeled properly through other reputable organizations like World Vision, UNICEF to assist in these developments. These MPs are a disgrace to our society.

  15. Malawiano says:

    This idea is better than buying Ford Ranger or Benz for himself. soon people will struggle for maize. Lilongwe on average maize as of yesterday is selling at K9,000 per 50kg bag……

  16. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    . . . We have Aaron Sangala, an MP for Ndirande Malabada. The guy literally does nothing for the constituency and nobody but himself and his cohort know what happens to the constituency development fund (CDF) monies.
    . . . Paradoxically he keeps “winning” elections. And am quite certain, this tendency of making shadow of the CDF money is not peculiar to Aaron Sangala but many other MPs across the country. Sad!
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O……………………………………………………………………………………….O
    . . . Kudos to Wakuda Kamanga for realising he has eaten enough and for a long time, and decided to share the CDF monies with the hoi polloi. Trust me, it takes courage and some divine intervention for one to realise this.
    . . . Although we know its just a tip of an iceberg, its still commendable for it is better to start with little than not to start at all. I hope our MP Sangala and others, will follow suit.
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O………………………………………………………………………………………O
    . . . As an extention, you may wish to economically empower these women by establishing a constituency development revolving fund, wherefrom, your constituent will be borrowing money for small-scale trades.
    . . . That way, you and Patricia Kaliati will wine and dine and shine and tickle and jingle and whistle together; coz women’s economic empowerment is a very powerful tool for curbing gender based violence.
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O………………………………………………………………………………………O

  17. zimkambani says:

    Good intention but a wrong act. It can not be justified. If Audit were to be carried out, Wakuda Hon is on the wrong side. He has diverted funds from its intended purpose. That is how all diversions start good intentions but wrong acts. Hon Wakuda should be put to task and held accountable for this

  18. Pika kanondo says:

    This is a very serious audit query as its not in line with public finance management act. Dc needs immediate arrest as authorising officer.

    1. Stinking Idiot says:

      He and the DC simply applied the law of necessity, ‘live and let live’. You can’t touch them.

  19. Andy Ndaonazino says:

    Necessity knows no law…….Thumbs up Wakuda Kamanga Phiri

  20. Chikopa says:

    This is violation of the government system. How will the auditors deal with the issue? Akalowatu akachita masewera!

  21. Bob says:

    Yes. A good idea

  22. Dr Haswel P. Bandawe says:

    This is the kind of leadership that is needed. Leadership must mean assessing challenges as they evolve and designing solutions for them together with the people. Even in a budget there is room for adjustments in allocation of funds as circumstances demand.

    It is hopped, though that the funds that have been diverted will be transparently accounted for. There should be no embezzlement of funds through over invoicing or false accounting.

  23. Hm says:

    Black building

  24. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    For starters I still don’t understand why we should have this fund under a member of Parliament especially that we have local government authorities in place. It doesn’t make any administrative sense.

  25. advisory committee says:

    Seem this time wakuda kamanga has a good idea

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