Mutharika’s K7.7million Mzuzu flood victims donation causes commotion

Mzuzu residents are up in arms accusing their local leaders of not being transparent of the K7.7 million donation President Peter Mutharika made for flood victims in the city.

Mutharika consoles flood victims
Mutharika consoles flood victims

Residents at Kachololo camp in Chibabvi say their councillor Gabriel Mwaungulu is refusing to give them the money so that they could start construction of their houses.

“Our houses were swept away in the floods, the heavy rains brought them down yet the ward councillor we are not eligible, there is something fishy going on,” said one of the residents.

However, Mwaungulu said their claims are unfounded, saying the residents do not qualify for the money.

Felix Namakhwa, council official responsible for disasters said the council does not recognise the camp in Chibavi saying it was closed long ago.

“These people just want to cause problems because as far as we are concerned, this camp never exists, we closed it long ago,” he said.

However the residents have threatened protests march if they are not given their share.

At least six people died during the flooding which also affected 18000 people in the city.

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6 years ago

That’s the nature of political donations without any set guidelines for distributions to beneficiaries! Podium donations are one contributing factor to Malawi’s poverty, but this stupid leadership never wants to learn lessons

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