Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) councillors in Chiradzulu want the District Commissioner Memory Kaleso out for because she is propagating fiscal discipline and refused them to abuse council resources for political activities.
The ward councillors want Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to transfer Kaleso by end of Wednesday or else they will force her out of the office violently by Thursday.
But the DPP councillors argue that the DC is abusing her office, accusing her of removing some officers – acting director of planning, acting procurement officer and acting monitoring and evaluation officer – without involving members if the council.
Kaleso justified her decision, saying the decision was made to seal loopholes of wrongful enrichment by DPP councillors who have links with contractors doing the projects that were going on in some wards.
“Actually one of the councillors collected cheques for one of the contractors up to more than K3 million,” Kaleso said.
According to the DC, the said contractor has not delivered the wood components despite being paid fully.
“In another case a councillor was paying artisan who were hired by the council,” Kaleso disclosed.
She also said the councillors are annoyed with her refusal to pay allowances to attend political meetings of political gurus in the district.
Kaleso strongly believes public funds ought to be used for activities that benefit the larger community.
She has taken a bold step to preserve public resources when the counduct of councillors leaves a lot to be desired.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :