MP’s fury at Lilongwe City Council officials over CDF projects

Member of Parliament for Lilongwe City South West Rhino Chiphiko has expressed disappointment over poor implementation of  Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects in his constituency.

Chiphiko pointing at the bridge project

Chiphiko pointing at the bridge project

Kawale bridge

Kawale bridge

Speaking after assessing some projects at Nanjati, Kawale, Ngwenya, Sesa and Area 2, he said, he is not satisfied on the way the projects are being implemented by the City Council and the contractors who have been awarded the contracts.

“I feel cheated because the way I have seen the projects and the amount of money mentioned does not match. Communities who are the owners of these development projects are being duped,” he said.

He threatened to report to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on the way the CDF is being handled by other authorities in his area.

“There is corruption taking place at the council starting from the identification of  the contractors and the bill of quantities for the projects,”  he said/

Chiphiko cited an example of Kafita-Kawale 1 foot bridge which was valued at K3million but the job done at the site was poor and substandard.

He said what was written on the papers from the City Council was totally different from the actualities at the site.

Ward Councillor for Kawale 1 also Mayor for the City of Lilongwe, Willy Chapondera agreed with the legislature that the projects are not worthwhile.

“Some of these projects need to be demolished and start all over again to satisfy the owners of the projects-communities,” he said.

However, Chiphiko secured K12million from CDF for the development projects in his constituency.

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Hahahaha foolish outburst. Cheated? Cheated by who? Where were you during the initial consultation? Kukhalira kuledzela basi. You make a lot of noise A BIG after things have gone out of hands. Nonsense.

Bola Moyo

Komanso MP uyu, nthawi yonseyi anali kuti? Tulo basi ndi mnzake Chapondera! Bvuto la ma MP a Kongelesi ndi limenelo – empty tins! Noise basi without substance, attention seekers!


This is a reactive complaint. Money has already been wasted whilst fools asleep only to wake up late and start complaining there after.
You should have been involved as a Custodian of this money, watching step by step from the conceptual drawings to BOMs and prices until completion. Now it’s too late; you are rushing to the press to shift the blame after people started raising concerns? Who can take you serious?


That bridge cannot be for 3 million kwacha … Matabwa basi …

che guevara

What do you expect for a 3 million kwacha bridge? Concrete deck? Not possible.


With the coming of councilors thieves at DCs office have nowhere to run. Thank you democracy. Bakili or Bingu were wrong to say councilors are expensive. Apapa titeteza ndaalama. Abweze apa panapita 1/10 of 3Million.


Ka Bridge Kake Komweka Kodi Akufuna Vinyau, Vilombo Zithyole Mwando Apa…

Zanga Phee!

Good job Sir my vote is yours in 2019 monitoring is what matters,not spending all times eating pizza.See my name.


Shoddy work coupled with corruption. How on earth does one call that thing shown in the picture as a bridge? Pay back the money for goodness sake and get a reputable contractor and do the job. The last time I checked kawale was in Lilongwe the capital city (in the middle of the city) and this to me looks like a tortoise and not a bridge certainly. Kambuchinderi uwu!

mphatso msolola

kuno ku blantyre ndi dyere dyere mp gowelo akuzidya kwabasi, but standard very poor. Cash gate ikanalipo amphawi akupondeledzedwa ku malawi.

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