Karonga councillors boycott meetings, demand cashgate probe

Councillors in Malawi’s northern border district of Karonga together with chiefs and Members of Parliament have stop attending government meetings that are being conducted at the council as a way of persuading  government to extend its cash gate investigations to the district level.

Councilors, Paramount Chief Kyungu going to visit Karonga Market

Councilors, Paramount Chief Kyungu going to visit Karonga Market

Visiting the drainage system of Karonga market

Visiting the drainage system of Karonga market

Chiefs, councilors and MP coming back from visiting the market

Chiefs, councilors and MP coming back from visiting the market

Stakeholders in the district feel Karonga was amongst the district where looting of public funds occurred at local level.

Speaking during the meeting organized by the councillors with the aim of briefing traditional leaders and Members of Parliament on the plunder of resources which has been described as the main developmental barrier in the district, the Chairperson for Karonga council who is also a councillor for Chilanga ward Patrick Kishombe complained that the district secretariats have been hiding to disclose the financial status of the district.

“it is of great concern that the purpose of having councillors in the country to bring transparency and accountability in public funds is failing to be achieved in Karonga as for six months in office the district secretariats is failing to explain to us the councillors the financial status of the district and the revenue generated at district level,” said Kishombe.

Adding that “we have tried to organize meetings with the district commissioner, writing letters so that we should have knowledge on how the council work and the status of finance at district level to see where we can start but to no avail. This is a clear indication that corruption is happening.”

“We are uspecting government funds are being misused hence government need to investigate ,” said Kishombe.

He revealed that “just on our findings the district claims that they have three bank accounts while the council have almost seven accounts, they also told us that they have over 150 workers but there is not even 100 workers at the council, so government should put an initiative to investigate cash gate at the district level for us to be assured that everything is clean.”

During the same meeting Traditional Authority Mwilang’ombe representative Msiska revealed that Nyungwe constituency has denied to receive the 2014-2015constituency development fund demanding the explanation on the missing of over K5 million for 2012-2013constituency development fund budget which was allocated to the constituency.

“It is so bad that the council is failing to explain how the MK5,520,416 of 2012-2013 CDF has been utilized in my area and we are also surprised that in the council CDF expenditure final report is indicating that the money was invested in certain development activities within Nyungwe constituency while nothing is on the ground and when we ask them to show us the development they are saying they keep on giving us excuses,” said Msiska.

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MERCURY
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ATUMBUKA WOMWEWO, KUTI WA! WA! WA! MPOTO CASHGATE.com SOPANO, MWAISOVA KALE

goody
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KUBA NDIKUBA KAYA NDI TAMBALAGATE,KWACHAGATE OR MAZIRAGATE.FUFUZANI NDIZIWE KUMENE MSONKHO WANGA UKUPITA INE MWINIWAKE NDIKUTUWA

Mkango
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Karonga District Council has lost it’s direction since the removal of our dear Bambe and Bulukutu, this woman without husband palibe chomwe amadziwa cha council. Kaya boma linamtenga kuti. Kubaso too much every weekend ku LLZ akuti kukapemphera. Plz councillors if u want ur district develop deal with mbuli iyi Rosemary. Council no direction

kamutondoli
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Investigations should be done to : 1. District Social Welfare Officers and their Juniors in Mzuzu, amanga zinyumba ma kalaliki a ku Social welfare, agula magalimoto, ma workshop/trainings oyenera kuwachita run for 14 days amangopanga 5 days ndalama zotsalazo mmatumba mwao, komanso kumakhalanso ma ghost participants. Ndipo ngati kuli mbala zina mu dziko muno zagona ku ma ofesi awa: i. District Social Welfare Offices, muone from Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Mzuzu, Mzimba, Nkhatabay momwe maofesala ake agulira magalimoto, amangila zinyumba, amalandila ndalama zingati. Kamai ako kambala kadali ku mzuzu lero kali ku Headquaters kakudya za Cash Transfer tsopano. ii. Ma ofesi… Read more »
tonde
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Nsanje galu iwe umafuna anthu amuboma asagule magalimoto komaso asamange nyumba.
Anaputa kusukulu ndipo mind a wawo ndi office.
Khala choncho kumawerenga chuma cha civil servants mxiiii

Munnyabu
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We r always briliant and coragious see MCP founded by Oton Chirwa,multiparty Chakufwa etc now F. Audit by mkamwana JB, fedelism no need to mention taking to tasks DC simungawonepo vuto mbuzi inu za chabechabe akachirombo ka ku Dowa ndi alomwe mbuli

Kwangwagwa
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Pa Karonga apo mwatani. Mungowuwawuwa anzanu ku ma district ena akumaba zenizeni. Inu mukut 5 million basi mukuvutisana chonchi, asaaah! Imeneyo si cashgate ayi, koma tambalagate. Kikikikikikikikiki. Karomga woyeeeee! Nyungwe woyeeeeee! Bwiwa woyeeee! Mwanjawala woyeeeee! Mulinkafu?

Mkhalangeya
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No comment. Kyungu usova wekha.

Aaron Msena
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anthu osakonda dziko lawo inu!

MWENECHO
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This is what most stupid MPs do in Malawi. They don’t engage . I am one of the Councilors in Mzuzu City, but I don’t remember discussing anything on the relocation of CDF. The MP, Uncle jOSY is seriously misled by his campaign-time advisers . He needs a sober development team if he is to deliver. He must realize this is no time for jokes. Its time to drive development. The Youth are right, the resources were not spent on the planned and intended purpose. He and the clueless Mayor failed to think outside the box to deal with the… Read more »
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Next ikhala Rumphitu ndipo ndisadzamvenso kuti mwamuitana nkumamufunsa mtolankhani wa ZODIAK ngati m’mene mwachitira pankhani yomwe anafalitsa ya kalondolondo wachitukuko cha nyumba za aphunzitsi! Sakunama ndinu mbava mapeto inu! Inu mumaitenga ZODIAK ngati state broadcaster??? Inu nyumba mwamanga ku Chiskemba zija pali chilungamoo????? Anthu openga mwapanga bwanji?

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