Ombudsman turns to Treasury for K800m funding

Ombudsman Martha Chizuma says she has written Treasury seeking a K800 million funding to expedite injustices and governance issues in the country.

Ombudsman; Martha Chizuma Mwangonde:  Seeks adequate funding

Chizuma said the annual budget for the organization is K800 million a year but the previous Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government only released K200 million for its operations.

“This money falls short of our cash flow. We are now engaging the Treasury, if this fails we will engage the State President,” said Chizuma.

President Lazarus Chakwera is on record having said that his administration would fund fully public governance institutions in the country.

Chizuma has since urged the current administration to ensure that it sufficiently funds her office if its core mandate is to be fulfilled.

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Mwini muzi
1 year ago

The resistance to fund institutions dealing with public governance tells the story. NJ We have Parliamentary Accounts Committee responsible for checks and balances, ACB for investigations of corruption cases, the police for crime investigations and all these are inadequately funded and all equally straggling to produce results.They have the same source of funding- government. My question is: are these institutions aligned to know what cases they need to handle and in what circumstances? What is their success rate and who measures them? It is difficult to fight crime if the required resources are unavailable or inadequate such as: money, personnel… Read more »

1 year ago

Tell me any government department that is fully funded? Our resource envelop is short of our needs!

1 year ago
Reply to  Terni

Yachuluka ndramayo 💥😁
Too much Madamè

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