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Zomba blames failure of development projects on inadequate funding

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Authorities at Zomba District Council have singled out the lack of adequate resources as one of the barriers to the implementation of developmental projects in the district.

They made the sentiments during approving the 2023/2024 council budget, which is pegged at MK28 billion.

Speaking in an interview, District Commissioner for Zomba, Reinghard Chaweta Chavula, disclosed that the previous budget was cut, affecting other development projects on the waitlist.

“Last year’s budget was cut, so as the council, we failed to finish some projects. But this year’s budget looks promising with the more developmental projects which can transform the social economic life of citizens if given enough funds,” she said.

Delegates captured during the budget approval meeting

Brazio Chinthenga, Chairperson for Zomba District Council, urged duty-bearers to monitor developmental activities, saying lack of monitoring results in rooting of government funds that were meant for developments.

“We have set measures that every transaction and payment should pass through a system as a way of controlling mismanagement of funds,” he said.

He, however, blamed the government for failing to give the exact amount of money that was submitted in the budget proposal saying this delayed plans of the council. 

The budget has been divided into twenty sectors including Agriculture, water, Housing, and Education among others.n


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