MP Lunguzi demand council officials transfer
Members of parliament in Dedza are up in arms, demanding the transfer of all district council officials for their failure to account for K100 million development money.
Dedza south east MP Juliana Lunguzi said the government provided K60 million for drilling of boreholes in the district and K40 million for constituency development fund.
“But the money is no-where to be seen. When we asked the DC, we were told the money has been used elsewhere, this is a mess, our development projects have stalled,” said Lunguzi.
Dedza central MP Daniel Chiwere and Dedza south west MP Clement Mlombwa concurred with Lunguzi and demanded that the district commissioner and his team be removed from the district.
This comes barely a week after Health minister Atupele Muluzi said there was gross mismanagement at Dedza district council following the council’s decision to use Dedza District Hospital budget for other purposes.
In an interview, the district commissioner Elsie Tembo said it was not true that the council has misused the development money.
“We receive the CDF quarterly, therefore we will give the MPs as soon as we get it,” said Tembo.
Hospital staff in the district protested against the council’s continued misuse and mismanagement of the health budget in the district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
They should be transferred to where? Not to my district! Let’s stop this habit of promoting incompetence and corruption by transferring perpetrators. If you can prove that they are corrupt the only place is to transfer them to Maula Prison
Lunguzi should come to Thyolo
Let the office of the Auditor General zero in on such complaints promptly and act decisively.
The one reason we have always been failing on terms of accountability in government institutions is because we dont audit them promptly leaving room for interference with evidence. Why should we be looking at audit reports of MDAs for the year 2015 and before when we are in 2018????
Honourable Lunguzi, I suggest that you take an unconventional action by reporting the mismanagement of funds to the relevant law enforcement agencies. Hold on, given that the entire law enforcement has collapsed, I would advise that you approach any private investigative firm to take the case on a pro bono basis. Corruption in Malawi has reached unprecedented levels and therefore cannot be solved by conventional legal process, as these have also failed dismally. The government has collapsed the law enforcement agencies for their own good. make an example of one or two of these district council officials in Dedza and… Read more »
Sad, Sad and more Sad, why do we believe in transferring culprits or suspected culprits instead of engaging audits to find the real truth and also prosecute them? Councils must not be given new budget allocation until audited reports have been produced and verified, simple…