Govt Bites At Opposition Dominated LLw City Council For Poorly Upgraded Roads,Incorrect Reports In The Capital

April 30, 2017 by Staff Reporter

Lilongwe City Council was allocated K1.8 billion in the 2015/16 financial year out of which the actual funding was K1.2 billion and in 2016/17 financial year it was allocated K2.5 billion which was later revised to K2.175 billion to upgrade six roads.

Malawi Independent

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has commenced disciplinary action against Lilongwe City Council (LCC) following reports of gross negligence in relation to roads upgrading programme as well as giving false information regarding project progress.

The council has been put under spotlight in what is termed as ‘roads-gate’ due to substandard work on some of the upgraded roads in the city under City Roads Upgrading Programme which the ministry is implementing in all four cities of the country.

In a letter dated April 24th, 2017 titled Ref. LG/RD/1/2 signed by Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development, Kiswell Dakamau, the council’s has been faulted for failing to submit progress reports on the upgraded roads.

Dakamau, in the letter directed to LCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Moza Zeleza, has also questioned the restrained relationship between the council and hired Supervising Consultant, Henderson and Partners who objected to quality of some of…

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