Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe speaks against thieving of public funds

Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe of Rumphi District says Malawians need to have a sense of humanity when undertaking their duties by desisting from embezzling public funds and indulging in corruption.

Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe of Rumphi: You need to have sense of humanity

Chikulamayembe made the sentiments Tuesday when ActionAid Malawi disbursed K10.5 million to 30 Community Based Child Care Centres (CBCCCs) in the district.

He said corruption or embezzlement of public funds has become a culture among some duty bearers even in non-governmental organisations in the country.

“The money you have been given today should be used for the intended purpose. It has become commonplace these days for some not to fear the embezzling of public funds or indulging in corruption.

“You need to have a sense of humanity. It’s only those without sense of humanity that engage in corruption. Corruption is evil, it retards development, so let us not entertain this malpractice,” he said.

Chikulamayembe added that if the funds are managed properly, many children will have access to early childhood development centres.

The funds will be used by the CBCCCs to economically and socially sustain them through village loans and savings concept.

ActionAid Malawi general assembly member Oliver Mkandawire said the organization has granted the CBCCCs K350, 000 each to meet the caregivers’ needs, most of whom work as volunteers.

“Most caregivers work as volunteers and they are not given honoraria. So, some of them quit due to financial challenges they face. This is why we came up with this initiative to motivate them.

“They will be given soft loans to start small businesses. In the long term, we feel they will also be able to sustain various activities at their CBCCCs,” he said.

He added that part of the money will cater for other needs such as maintenance of the CBCCCs and provision of nutritious meals to the children.

ActionAid Malawi is running a comprehensive early childhood development project with funding from Roger Federer Foundation.

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The Patriot
The Patriot
4 years ago

Well spoken my chief… speak the truth and nothing but the truth! Thats what chiefs should do…give advice to our leaders and not shy away from repriminding the corrupt politicians. We are proud of you chief and you are not like some of these bootlicking chiefs from other areas who sold their ethics to dogs for self enrichment!!

4 years ago

My honourable chief, please make sure that the advice that you have given here should also go to your fellow chiefs who are also corrupt. Many chiefs are useless and too corrupt. They are paraded on TV Malawi to castigate the oppositon after receiving some envelopes. I know that some chiefs like Lundu, Lukwa, Kawinga, Kyungu and Ngongoliwa are lost beyond redemption.

4 years ago

Kulankhula tatopa mfumu wa mkulu Chikulamayembe. The only thing remaining is to church and tribal leaders to exorcise this evil spirit from the executives of all political parties. This evil spirit has found home in all levels of government including civil servants. It is now causing damage within the private sector. I also hear that it’s making its way to councillors, chiefs and it’s subjects right in the villages. I am making a plea to church and tribal leaders, to urgently exorcise the entire nation of this dark spirit otherwise Malawi will go down the drain. Those who are possessed… Read more »

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