Kyungu pours venom on Karonga Hospital over abuse of resources

Paramount Chief Kyungu, the most senior traditional leader in the districts of Karonga and Chitipa, has blamed the abysmal standards of services being offered at the Karonga District Hospital on abuse of hospital resources at the institution by staff.

Paramount Chief Kyungu : Abuses atKaronga district hospital

Paramount Chief Kyungu : Abuses atKaronga district hospital

Kyungu first unleashed the venom last Friday before Pres Peter Mutharika at Ngara in the district where he officially inaugurated the Ngara Community Technical College.

“Some medical personnel are abusing hospital resources by enriching themselves through stealing resources that are supposed to be helping our people,” he said. “Critically look into the matter and transfer or discipline those that are in the forefront of doing the malpractice.”

Kyungu also busted the uncouth behaviour of operational staff, misappropriation of resources and corrupt ordeals at the hospital.

“Because of that patients sleep on the floor without mosquito nets while others use old nets with gaping holes,” he said.

He also shocked thousands with the revelation that health officials at the hospital sold an ambulance to neighboring Tanzania when, in fact, the district has only two ambulances.

But the District Health Office (DHO) has refuted Kyungu’s claims, describing them as “misguided.”

Karonga District Health Officer Charles Sungani told Nyasa Times that “my office has not received such complaints from patients as well as the community hence the chief should have investigated the matter before reporting to the Ministry [and the President].”

He added: “As for the issue of the ambulance, the Ministry is aware that it was on auction and all required procedures were followed. It, therefore, does not matter who bought it.”

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The esteemed chief is being misled by people who sorround him. They hear about negative stories only and tip him. Not good things. My advice to you people who do this is that you better stop your unbecoming behaviour for the sake of progress and respect for our Royal Highness. Leader are spoiled by people like yourselves. You are after favours and be seen as if you are productive. Far from it. You know yourselves. Next time I will mention you. Mulibe na nsoni inu. Nanga Zabwino ikupanga management bwanji simukutchula? Ntchito ndi yambiri ikuchitika pa chupatala koma inu maso… Read more »

Learn to look at acomplain not acomplainer! Inu amene mukutukwana inu musonyeza kuti mfumuyi imanena ndi inu chifukwa chake mukutukwana. What ash…t sn kutukwana mfumu? Mwati inu ndi wo phudzira then deal with acomplains not acomplainer


Kyungu akufuna DHO akhale mtumbuka nzake. Nafe tiathamangisa atumbuka okuba anuwatu ku south kuno.


Please, those of you who are close to chief, tell our chef realtes on the ground. Mabodza sathandiza wina aliyense

Principal GVH Mwene Manza
Principal GVH Mwene Manza

This is most well organized and visionary management team ever. The previous ones had their own problems too. Peope cannot understand this from a far. The issue is lack of resources, not corruption as such as some of you may think. Politcians at all levels and chiefs, go through HAC if you have issues. That’s

amakhosi mukulugenzi

Kyungu akuyoba finthu fita fyabwanaloli azembile uyo


Kyungu must resign as chief and join politics – this is very bad way of reporting issues related to govt bussines …….by doing this i think i hate this paramount and he does not deserve respect




I don’t know how to convey this message to head of state! is the president aware that there is a syndicate of auctioneers who are conniving with Indians to buy government vehicles that are being boarded off untimely. This am sure is what Kyungu has observed.

Novirhikana Kovahiwa

Kyungu is right. Health workers seem to be near the top when it comes to thieving. The only one beating them is the former care taker.

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