Thyolo council officials in K5mil cashgate accusations: Ghost workers

Officials from Thyolo district council have been accused of putting ghost workers on a public works programme that has drained government coffers up to K5 million.

Council chairman John Orima confirmed there is a financial report that is detailing how council officials, councillors and some traditional leaders swindled the government of K5 million.

He said the council will meet soon to chart the way forward on the allegations, dubbed Thyolo mini cashgate.

The report says only 1638 people worked for the public works programme in 2015 but the officials put the figure of those who worked at 2691, making the government lose up to K5 million.

The people were involved in aforestation projects among other projects in the hilly tea growing district.

People get K600 per day when they work in the government funded public works programme.

In Karonga, elected leaders have accused council officials of implementing development projects in secrecy. They have told the officials that democracy and decentralisation demand openness in such issues.

District commissioner has since apologised to councillors and members of parliament for some projects which took off without the knowledge of the elected leaders.

In Dowa, some traditional leaders have accused council officials of selling off without the knowledge of chiefs. The land in question is a market at Dowa Turn off. However, the district commissioner has feigned ignorance on the matter.

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Manyi amowa aku ndata
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8 months 12 days ago

Nyasatimes & zodiak tsiku lina muzachimina mumalemba nkhani ,nkhani imeneyi idasovedwa kale kale shupiti zanu…………………………………

Nyanga bira
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Nyanga bira
8 months 12 days ago

Kwa T/A Ngolongoliwanso mufufuzeko.Mafumuwa ndi mbava izi katangale tho kubera amphawi.

Nsonkho ukundipweteka
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8 months 13 days ago

Something of similar nature is smelling @ Luchenza Munucipal Council…iiihh paja ma computer abedwako mayooo inee…my taxs zomwe ndikudulidwa zikundipweteka….ACB pliz khamu khwiki!!!

mlomwe
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mlomwe
8 months 13 days ago

hopefully da council chairperson has evidence. sibwino kunathamangira ku media pomwe xinthu sizinapse

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi
8 months 13 days ago

Please ACB, move fast to Thyolo. I don’t want rubbish there. How can a traditional leader be involved in corruption? These silly traditional leaders sold the land to whites and now they don’t want development? Please this is a home district of the state president and it must be exemplary.

Councillor
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Councillor
8 months 14 days ago

Anthu a Ku Dowa mugopeka nkhani bwanji,yamikilani zithu zikamayenda bwino wagulitsa malo aku mtsika ndani,inuyo munazolowera gule basi chimizi basi.a tolakhani be proffesional enough.

Ibu wa Mutharika
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Ibu wa Mutharika
8 months 14 days ago

Za Ahlomwe zisandikhudze

ORIGINAL NORTHENER
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ORIGINAL NORTHENER
8 months 14 days ago

we need national identities to end all this.

ORIGINAL NORTHERNER
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ORIGINAL NORTHERNER
8 months 14 days ago

We immediately need National Identities to end all this

bmwebmwe
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bmwebmwe
8 months 14 days ago

Ndalama yochepa zedi

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