Kamlepo criticises Malawi govt over favouritism in cement, malata subsidy program

Firebrand opposition Peoples Party vice president Kamlepo Kalua has criticised the government for favouritism in the tax payer funded cement and malata subsidy program.

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Kalua: Subsidy has nepotism factor

Kalua, who is Rumphi east MP, said the program is going on smoothly in the south especially in the Lhomwe belt but it is facing problems in the north.

“Yet this is a tax payer funded program. In other regions, especially in the north, things are not going on well, the government is not delivering the needed materials, they have just delivered a few iron sheets, few nails,” he said.

He said it was unfortunate that the DPP government is there to serve a few Malawians from where the President comes from.

However, Charles Vintulla, spokesperson for ministry of Lands and Housing, executors of the projects said what Kamlepo said was not true.

“The selection criteria of beneficiaries is the same across the country. Village district committees select beneficiaries,” he said.

He said beneficiaries get similar quantities of building materials.

Vintula  said there are 80 beneficiaries in each constituency across the country with 75 of them eligible to pay 50 per cent of the cost and five per cent, the poorest will have the government bear the 100 percent cost of the building of the houses. Vintulla said so far, 9000 houses have been constructed.

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nkhulande
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The MPs like Kamlepo kalua need to on the ground in his constituency to ensure the program is functional there. if he leaves it in the hands of corrupt council officials his constituents will not benefit at all. unfortunately he is busy fattening his purse with allowances at parliament at the expense of his constituents Let him be there before offloading and monitor the distribution per constituency against the list of beneficiaries. He will be shocked that the list includes mps councillors village heads council officials etcetera. if he is the voie of the voiceless he should go to Rumphi… Read more »
atupele
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govt should release a report of houses constructed ..how many? where? and by region too…

REAL PATRIOT
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Kamlepo is always right,truth pains always,but this manbcakkee kamlepo is always right,subsidy ya Malata ndi ya kumudzi kwa amene mumati president wanuyi basii!!!not for the people from the centre and north!!! Vuto ndwe CHILIMA amene unatiyika mmavuto pobera ma vote,may good LORD punish you CHILIMA for this misery you brought us..Malawi, a land of Evil..please Lord help us to have Chakwera as our president.

ALEX
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The whole fuss about this project when only 9000 houses have been built…..shame. This project is there just for politicians to bennefit from. Kamlepo is saying the truth, it is partisan and tribalistic since benneficiaries are only from one region

mabusa
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How many houses have been constructed in each region

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