Member of Parliament for Mzuzu city constituency Renald Njikho popularly known as Uncle Jose has challenged his critics over the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) over claims that he diverted the funds meant for Msongwe and Zolozolo clinics for other purposes.
Njikho is accused of diverting the CDF money for the two clinics in the city without consulting the constituents.
The diverted money was used to maintain a roof at Kaviwale primary school that was blown off by heavy storm some months ago.
“Nobody can dictate me how to use the CDF money. I am in-charge of the CDF and more over I did not made the decision alone, all councilors from all 15 wards of Mzuzu city agreed that the money should be used to rehabilitate a school block at Kaviwale primary school so what is wrong with that,” wondered the MP.
He continued:“How can I let children learning in a classroom which has no roof? And yet there is CDF money and CDF money is not meant for clinics.”
He said it was the responsibility of ministry of health and Mzuzu city council to deal with the issue of Msongwe and Zolo-zolo clinics.
“These clinics have been in bad shape even before I became the member of parliament of this city. I do appreciate how significant these clinics are to my voters, but currently there are no funds for these two clinics. 900 thousand kwacha has been used to maintain the school block at Kaviwale,” he says.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :