Councillors demand K200 000 for meeting Chakwera

Ward councillors from Blantyre have been caught on camera demanding K200, 000 for meeting president Lazarus Chakwera at Sanjika palace in the commercial city.

The Blantyre Mayor, his deputy and fellow councillors 

Chakwera met the councillors and members of parliament from the city on Sunday, the first of such a meeting since Chakwera floored former president Peter Mutharika in a court sanctioned presidential election on June 23.

Speaking after the audience with the President, the councillors said the K20,000 they received from Sanjika palace for meeting the president was peanuts, saying they used to get K200,000 after meeting the president during the Democratic Progressive Party regime.

However, some section of society has questioned the use of public money to pay the councillors allowances just for meeting the president after lunch hour and were ferried to the palace in a hired bus.

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Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
1 month ago

Ma councillor ndi anthu obweretsa chisokonezo. Amangoyambana ndi aliyense chifukwa ntchito yawo imangolowelera ndi ya Ena. Ayambane ndi Dc Mp Mafumu chairman was msika…. Aliyense

joe ted guta
joe ted guta
1 month ago

Can I please have a better explanation from our councillors as to why they deserve to be given K200,000. For meeting and having lunch with the president ? Are you considering your very hospitals which are lacking medicine and other facilities ? Can’t the money be used as a subsidy ? Ok if the president calls you again tomorrow, what shall happen ? Another K200,000 ? You must be joking.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

coucillors useless ndi ma DC
taonaniko pa ma district palinji. DC wa ku Dedza anauza board kuti k1 million kwaca wakozetsera galimoto. magalimoto kugulidwa nde kupatsa anthu ena kumayendetsa here in Mzimba the same. mchinji nkhotakota. NUINSANCE

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

koma mafumu sanavolebe kuti si dpp so pano?? eeti 200 meter ndi pitala ankangozimwaza za MASIYE

THE CITIZEN!!!!!
THE CITIZEN!!!!!
1 month ago

FIRST QUESTION IS WHY PAYING THEM?
CAN ONE OF YOU COUNCILLORS ANSWER THIS, I KNOW YOU ARE READING

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
1 month ago

And didn’t Chakwera say this allowance syndrome has to end. So you ferried them and fed them so what was 20,000 for and that rate where is it in the official government rates if you are to justify it.

Bengo
Bengo
1 month ago

Councillors are a bunch of useless people and we dont need them in this democracy. Very useless idiots

James GL
James GL
1 month ago
Reply to  Bengo

Exactly

James Phiri
James Phiri
1 month ago
Reply to  Bengo

You elect them. Councillors have an important role in local governance. If they’re useless then hold them accountable for their actions and demand change.

Last edited 1 month ago by James Phiri
Fake Petros
Fake Petros
1 month ago
Reply to  Bengo

Malawi is not ready for local government representatives. They are uneducated and savages. Pa district council palibe ndi chomwe amadziwa awa other than just demanding for allowances. Mbuli zachabechabe izi

Rashid Muwamba
Rashid Muwamba
1 month ago

This syndrome of dishing out money unjustifiably from government purse needs to be blamed on Muluzi who started it. Even giving them the K20,000 let alone any tambala is totally wrong. We need mindset change

Ndandala
Ndandala
1 month ago

I join all those who hold the opinion that we can do without these idiots. Bingu was very right. Councilors are a waste of government resources. We needed to relook at their relevance and the cost of keeping them. Our system can be cost effective without these good for nothing idiots. One is left to wonder if there would be a serious problem if we get rid of this bunch of unproductive and poor quality group of village fools.

Mr Truth Pains
1 month ago

We don’t need these councillors , they are just waste of time and our resources . During Kamuzu Banda time there were no councillors but we have good development but now we have them and they are hell bend on swindling government resources . Who are they to demand Mk200,000 whilst our brothers and sisters are suffering in hospitals looking for support Even Mk20,000 given to them was way too much , these people mustn’t be used to get money from state house. DPP regime used to abuse our resources that’s why these people were being given Mk200,000 each for… Read more »

Revolutionary
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Kamuzu had the best councillors during his rule we used to vote for them every 5 years and others were appointed by the Ngwazi check your facts… It is Bingu who didn’t have councillors throughout his term after the term for Muluzi councillors ended….

Mulopwana
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

We need them otherwise DCs wil plunder all district funds

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
1 month ago

Sleaze or what? Just a familiarisation or development meeting? Most of the councillors are perennial paupers they usually frothe in what they see as a right in getting allowances from any organisation the councillors aren’t aware of the new political dispensation in which they are. The gods at the Capital have changed the current gods are stingy they never with gold all that easily. Most of the district assemblies are surrounded by the stench of failure and corruption it’s because of these beggars in rags akhansala

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