Written by  Bernard Kankhono

Deputy Minister of Local Government and Development Halima Daud has called on local councils to manage resources meant for developmental projects properly. She made the remarks during an interface meeting with the Blantyre District Council officials.

In the picture Dept Minister Hon Halima Daud and Blantyre DC inspecting projects In the picture Dept Minister Hon Halima Daud and Blantyre DC inspecting projects

Daud called on council officials to prevent corruption and bribery in order to improve the council's operations.

Following the talks, the Deputy Minister visited the council's development projects. The projects include the construction of Chazunda market, installation of piped water at Kaphatenga in Machinjiri and the construction of girls' hostel at Mudi Community Day Secondary school.

“Am impressed with the solar powered water system, the one that that has been installed here at Kaphatenga in Machinjiri. District councils in the country should adopt this system at the expense of boreholes as the system can supply water to lager population as compared to boreholes.” Said Daud

In his remarks, district commissioner for Blantyre Bennet Nkasala said he was pleased with the coming of the Deputy Prime Minister as this gives them a sense of accomplishment.

“This is a very great day for Blantyre district council. Such kind of visits motivates us and at the same time we are given helps us to perfect our work. Said Nkasala

Blantyre district council is one of the district councils in the country that did not receive a share of 4.5 billion kwacha of the World Bank because the council did not meet other funding requirements.

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