Minister urges cities to be accountable on road fund

By: Thula Chisamba

Minister of Local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa has appealed to Mzuzu City council to be transparent in the use of K1 billion fund for upgrading roads in the city. 

Kondwani Nankhumwa
Nankhumwa calls for transparency
Nankhumwa made the appeal during the official launch of K1 billion township roads upgrading project in Mzuzu.

He said lack of transparency on government funding was counter-product to the development of the country

 
“Let the money be used for its intended work and I wish all of us to stop swindling government money. The behaviour impedes development of this country,” said Nankhumwa.

The money is expected to upgrade about 6km of road network  in townships of Luwinga, Nkhorongo and Chiputula.

“Roads to be upgraded includes Luwinga- Nkhorongo and Chibanja-Chiputula,” added Nankhumwa.

The initiative is part of government initiative to improve road network in cities.

Deputy Mayor for the city Frazer Chunga hailed government for the funds and promised that the money would be used for its intended purpose.

He added that the project has come at the right time when a lot of roads in the city are dilapidated.

“We will perform our duty as the council to make sure that the money is used for its intended purpose,” said Chunga.
 
The minister also launched a similar project in Blantyre City Council which will also benefit Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe.

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