Minister Nankhumwa elevates 8 chiefs in Thyolo, urges development-oriented spirit

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa MP, this week elevated eight chiefs in Thyolo through powers conferred to him in the Chiefs Act, Chapter 22.3, Section 4.

Nankhumwa: Called for hard work

The elevated chiefs are Traditional Authority (T/A) Thomas and Kapichi to Senior Chiefs, Sub Traditional Authorities Nanseta, Boidi and Mbawera to T/As, Group Village Headmen Ngomano, Mpenda and Mulenga to sub traditional authorities.

The Minister speaking at the function, said it was the hardworking and development-oriented spirit which made the President Peter Mutharika, to elevate these chiefs.

“Hard work and development spirit pay. This is the special way of the president thanking these chiefs,” said Nankhumwa.

He then warned District Commissioners against using chiefs’ salaries. This followed reports that in some districts, district commissioners tend to use this money and keep the chiefs waiting for so many months without receiving their money.

Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa urged the chiefs to work with their subordinate traditional leaders, and avoid corruption and nepotism when working with their people.

“We the chiefs are the ones to make sure that social cash transfers, cement and Malata Subsidy and other developmental services reach the right people in time,” Ngolongoliwa said.

Speaking on behalf of other chiefs, Senior Chief Mphuka, thanked Government for various developments taking place in Thyolo.

“We thank this government for constructing Makwasa Road for us. It had been a song for a while. Our farm produce now reach the markets in time,” said Mphuka.

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3 years ago

Kodi mafumu wo ngakhale mwakweze akhale ma king palibe chitasinthe chitukuko chake chiti abale inu ndiponso timasalale ta mafumuto akupanga nato chani poti ntochepa akapanda kuwadyera anthu ovutika mmidzimu ndiye adya chani poti most of these chiefs ndi alesi wokhawokha pakachitika maliro amalipilitsa ananfedwa kuti akatsegule manda ziphuphu basi ndiyenso ndunayonso ndi Pumbwa wakubanso basitu you are promoting ziphuphu cholinga azakuvotereni zazii instead mmalo mopeza njira zokwezera dziko lino you are busy promoting dzimafumu zaulesi zi cholinga azidyera anthu mmidzimu fotseki zanu apumbwaaaaaa

3 years ago

Indeed, proud of the paramount. We really need traditional leaders with the welfare of people at heart. You are indeed a defender of people’s welfare by standing firm to condemn corruption and nepotism amidst high cry of rampant corruption and nepotism in the country. If all chiefs can rise and condemn these vices, our mother Malawi will also shine. Please, send also such piece of advice to our politicians who love us only during campaign period, giving us beer, t-shirt and zitenje instead of developmental agenda that they have for us. We need electricity, food security, employment, educational materials, industries.… Read more »

3 years ago

Time is indeed ripe to drain the swamps! Thumb up our paramount for condemning corruption and nepotism! U r indeed part of the movement team working to drain the swamps. Could u also add qouta system, advice on leaders not to buy beer for us, the youth, during campaign, and political intolerance to the list of depravities cripping our country’s political and developmental agenda?

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