Minister Nankhumwa says 1 vehicle missing at Nkhotakota district council

Minister of Local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa has said only one vehicle cannot be accounted for at Nkhotakota district council, dispelling reports that 13 government cars have gone missing.

Nankhumwa told parliament on Tuesday that the government has intensified its search for the missing vehicle.

“The other seven vehicles are in a garage in Mzuzu and one is in a garage in Lilongwe for maintenance. The council could not get the vehicles on time because there were delays to get clearance from the ODPP (Office of the Director of Public Procurement),” he said.

Nankhumwa said the other four vehicles are at the council.

The minister was answering a question from Nkhotakota south east MP Evance Makowa Mwale.

Members of parliament, traditional leaders and councilors have been demanding transparency and accountability on the missing vehicles, most of which belong to Nkhotakota district office and hospital.

The political, civic and traditional leaders suspected the vehicles were dubiously sold by hospital and council officials.

But Nankhumwa said auditors are in their way to Nkhotakota to find out how the council has been using district development fund for the past four years.

He said money has been disappearing in council coffers in dubious ways and suspected there was rampant theft of public money

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Ngolongoliwa
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Ngolongoliwa

Nankhumwa ndebolanso Chaponda uja. Satana wa munthu uyu

BigMan
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BigMan

Please dont fool us Mr Nankhumwa, the issue of vehicles missing was raised months ago and you are only commenting now. Even the officials at the council would have commented if what you are saying is true. Tell us where the vehicles went and which cadets have been using them.

Asiru
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Asiru

He commented as it was raised in Parliament.

AIsa
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AIsa

He didnt comment but he responded to a question raised in Parliament.He even mentioned the garages that are holding these vehicles in Mzuzu and Lilongwe for those interested to cross check.In Mzuzu vehicles are at My Lord Garage and in Lilongwe at Kamuzu College of Nursing.These are facts to be disputed with contrary informationif you have any.

BigMan
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BigMan

Why didnt the council itself explain where the vehicles were when the issue was raised? These vehicles have just been planted there.

Duduzane
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Boma ili ndiye masanje eni eni. Auditing mpaka kumadusa zaka 5 isanachitike? Ngati shoprite imapanga pa chaka chilichonse ndiye akanene dziko? Mbavadi zaunjikana ku bomaku

gogomala
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gogomala

that is general problem for all govts. check for the past 30 yrs what has happened when it comes to auditing. this is where pple find lopholes and because too much workload for auditors it becames difficult to audit properly which also compromises standards. may be the govt should increase use of private auditors more

Shack
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Shack

This is a lie. Has he seen the vehicles in workshops himself? DPP pumbwas good at covering up theft as usual! May is only 5 months away!

Cadet!
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Cadet!

One missing vehicle is one too many……..how do you explain the missing vehicle because that is still not acceptable!

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
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VEHICLES MISSING IN DISTRICT COUNCILS — HUGE AMOUNTS OF CASH MISSING FROM DISTRICT COUNCILS OFFICE’S — NO ARRESTS /DISPLINARY ACTION MADE OR SUSPENSIONS AT ALL — WHAT OR WHO DO YOU THINK IS DOING OR ENCOURAGING THESE MALPRACTICES ?? MACRA THE SAME SHIT HAPPENING — ESCOM SAME SHIT — MRA SAME SHIT !!!

Wilson
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Wilson

DPP senior members are untouchables. The missing vehicles might be used by DPP senior officials at district level. Nkhotakota is one example but in many MDAs, govt assets are missing. Those who reject DPP shady deals are punished as we see it. Mukadzamva wakuti satha ntchito ndipo ndi wakatangale, dziwani kuti munthuyo anatsutsana ndi mfundo za a DPP. Munthu ameneyo amaimva kupweteka ntchito mpaka kupanga “resign” or being transferred to remote areas as corporal punishment.

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