Nsanje District Council dismisses Nankhumwa’s claims on Covid-19 response funds abuse

Nsanje District Council has denied assertions by Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa  that the council misappropriated on Covid-19 response funds.

Ramuuzani Mahomed co-signatory to the statement

At a news conference on Thursday  at Parliament Building in Lilongwe  on the alleged general mismanagement of Covid-19 funds, Nankhumwa alleged that Nsanje District Council’s allocation disappeared immediately after the funds were deposited into council’s bank account.

The council has since called on Nankhumwa and other politicians and the media to verify information before sharing the information.

In a statement released on Friday February 12, 2021, and signed by council chairperson Andrew Piriminta and council members Ramuuzani Mahomed and senior chief Malemia, the council refutes Nankhumwa’s claims.

“Nsanje District Council  would like to refute the claims made available public to domain as the said Covid-19 funds did not disappear as per the allegation by Honourable Nankhumwa,” reads the statement.

The council clarifies that the High Court had put restrictions (garnishee order) to all Nsanje District Council Accounts, including the DDF Account , into which the Covid-19 funds and other development funds were deposited.

” Following this order, Full Council immediately met and came up with resolutions that helped settle the matter with the subsequent lifting of the garnishee order,” the statement reads.

The council says after its submission of its financial reports on the Covid-19 funds to the National Local Government Finance Committee and eventually, to the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, the council is not among the list of those said to have misappropriated the funds.

The council also says following its submission it has received the third tranche of Covid-19 funds including special funds for procurement of masks.

Opposition leader Nankhumwa, who is a member of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, further alleged that said Lilongwe District Council was allocated K85 million allocation for Covid-19 response with half spent on allowances while in Zomba K30 million was diverted to other issues.

Nankhumwa, the Mulanje Central legislator, has asked government to launch a forensic audit to assess the extent of the abuse.

 

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SHAMBZYA
SHAMBZYA
3 months ago

A Nankhumwa mwayambapo uchitsiritu apa. Issues of abuse of funds are easier said. The proof of it is harder because people rush to blow the whistle before hearing the other side of the story. This is purely mob justice. It needs thorough investigation and verification with all concerned to realise the truth. This spirit is what has taken this country backwards and fail to make progress. We tend to waste a lot of time on matters that are trivial mainly due to greed and jealous.

Wamasokosi
Wamasokosi
3 months ago

Eeeeeeeish. Apa nkhani yalowa matewe. Wina wathilidwa phala lotentha kumaso. Trying to be clever in politics has its own linya for one to hung.

Lachi40
Lachi40
3 months ago

Nankhumwa why are u emberssinh your self? why going to media before you get facts of the matter? Did you find out about ganishment issue? Don’t politice this issue after all people cant take u seriously cpz DPP failed big tim, in your time you were even not investigating such issues. shupit.

Abiti Anyezi
Abiti Anyezi
3 months ago

Awa is rotten leadership material. Why demonize people who you look forward to vote for you? He should resign for lying to the nation that nsanje misappropriated covid fans.

Wamasokosi
Wamasokosi
3 months ago
Reply to  Abiti Anyezi

I endorse this message

JFK
JFK
3 months ago

Form form leadership in DPP

Last edited 3 months ago by JFK
Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
3 months ago

It is very bad practice of Malawians to always want to please politicians that are in power.

Nsanje council should have first agreed with Nakhumwa,because indeed if the cash was not available for use because it was confiscated,it meets the definition of disappearance. Then the council should have explained the story which is being given now.
The fact that the next amount has been given,is irrelevant,Government can not withold COVID19 funding on account that officers stole the first instalment.

Nsanje council should come out clean and explain exactly what happened to the money.

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
3 months ago

Iweso uli ndi vuto apa afotokoza bwino bwino pamene sukumvetsa ndipati CADET,, Nakhumwa phuma mwanayu , ndikonze nikoze adanyula nazo maliro aeni ,baba dekhani ndipake Peter adaona kuti mwa Nakhumwa mulibe utsogoleri,

Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
3 months ago
Reply to  Mabvuto

Are you here in Malawi?

You didn’t hear that some were sent back kuti muka konze ma report anu,amakakonza chiyani?

Amaka konza zoti anene.You will be shocked when the truth comes out. Izi zomangoti ngati simumva kamba ka umbuli wachulukawu,mwati “cadet”mutsalira nazo.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
3 months ago

That’s what happens when a garnish order has been attached to one’s bank account. It’s as bad as being declared bankrupt which automatically the bank account gets attached. Any money deposited in such accounts is never free for access. Was Nankhumwa therefore correct on this one? Well he may be if we consider his take on the context of the garnish order.

John Kachapira
John Kachapira
3 months ago

Not easy for Nankhumwa to analyse and understand numbers. There is a good reason people that analyse figures properly go to school. He will always be challenged in this area. The DPP party knows his limitations and the reason they do not want him to take the leadership role. Mkalasi simunama. The same information given to Mwanamveka or Kabambe would have come out differently. Kumauona udindo koma ma limiting factors thoooo.

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
3 months ago
Reply to  John Kachapira

Mukumbutseni nkhani ya certificate ameneyo anapangozo ndi kuba ngati momwe akuyankhira Chisale

Lego
3 months ago

This Nankhumwa is just a sell out person

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