By Chisomo Phiri
Deputy Minister of Local Government Halima Daudi has asked councils to continue supervising and monitoring non-governmental organizations ( NGOs) that are working in their areas for quality service delivery.
She made the remarks on Wednesday during a visit aimed at appreciating Mangochi District Council’s efforts aimed at improving the social-economic and livelihoods of the people in the district. While commending some Non-governmental Organization ( NGOs) for good performance, Daudi said it was sad to note that others conclude their assigning project period without any achievement.
She said her Ministry is working hand in hand with the Anti-Corruption Beuraeu ( ACB) so as to clean-up the mess in councils.
” For long, councils have been described as hubs for corruption. This is unfortunate. Let me, therefore, warn all stakeholders that misappropriation of funds is over. This government shall not condone corruption”, Said Daudi.
In his remarks, District Commissioner ( DC) for Mangochi District Raphael Piringu that in adequate accountability to NGOs is one of the major challenges councils face.
” The current legal and policy arrangement does not empower councils with enough authority to hold NGOs accountable for funds meant for the people”, Said Piringu.