I hate to be insulted , DC Mandere: Tempers flare during chaotic Chikwawa council meeting

Emotions and finger-pointing marred a full council meeting in Chikwawa on Monday when the district commissioner (DC), chief accountant and the procurement officer failed to convince participants on how they managed District Development Fund (DDF) and Local Development Fund (LDF).

DC Mandere: Warns
DC Mandere: Warned he was ready to leave Chikwawa district

The councillors, chiefs and members of Parliament openly faulted the secretariat for allegedly failing to be accountable, citing failure to explain how they utilised K15 million from LDF for public works projects.

The councillors further quizzed the secretariat why some projects under DDF were not complete, yet government disbursed K130 million for the works.

As more questions and answers kept coming, tempers flared, forcing the council chair Betason Tito to suspend the meeting for 20 minutes.

As people were waiting for sober discussions to begin, DC Bester Mandere said he was disappointed with the way councillors were flouting full council meeting procedures.

This did not go down well with chiefs Mulilima and Maseya and councillor Davie Josam, who told the meeting that it was not proper to threaten people because DCs come and go.

But Mandere hit back, saying he hated to be insulted. He said he was ready to leave the district if people wanted it that way.

Later, calm prevailed and the meeting adopted implementation of the emergency productive works programme.

The meeting also tackled other issues, including the land encroachment within Chikwawa Secondary School premises and the locusts that have attacked crops in some parts of the district.

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chiphwisi ntibule
chiphwisi ntibule
5 years ago

mmene akuwonekela akuluwa akhoza kubadi…nyapapi ameneyi…ndiponso judging by his outburst that hes ready to leave chikwawa it clearly vindicates a conclusion that hes already packed his cashgate and eager to move on and chop his money with nothing to loose behind…uzapya ndi jah fire sure…!!!!

Mbava Yaikulu
Mbava Yaikulu
5 years ago

Come and learn how to eat money at Mchinji District Council, of the 113 Million Kwacha they have completed building an already existing small office which is has not finished and street lights that have not completed yet the funds have all been used. No Mp asked or Councillors. Come and eat Government Money at Mchinji District Council. Ask them how they have used funds for the new stadium that has taken 7 years without completing. Ask them how Mkanda Girls Hostel has taken now 5 years still under construction yet funds for these projects are still coming. Come to… Read more »

5 years ago
Reply to  Mbava Yaikulu

So you are a whistle-blower?

5 years ago

Ma DC kuba too much. Koma poti munawapatsa nokha mwayi woti aziba ndi ma decentralization anuwo. Musalire pano ayi. Amaba za muma sectors, LDF, DDF etc.

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