Deputy Minister Daud urges councils to borrow a leaf from Lilongwe District Council
By Our Reporter
Deputy Minister of Local Government Hon. Halima Daud has called for prudence with Council finances as demonstrated by Lilongwe District council who have bought two brand new vehicles using council finances.
Daud said its sad to note that other councils do spend their finances in fraudulent way.
Daud commends Lilongwe District Council for procuring two brand new vehicles from its pocket.
launching the cars in Lilongwe Daud said the country can develop if all councils can borrow a leaf from the Lilongwe district council.
“Let me congratulate the council for the visionary leadership in managing the resources and making sure that it is always in the right path. This is an assurance that we are successfully heading towards a fully decentralised nation,” she said.
Chairperson for the council, Councilor Luciano Botoman said the vehicles have been bought using savings from other recurrent transactions (ORT) and revenue collection.
“We started saving during 2017/2018 financial year. We fix deposited MK1.7bn into our bank account and so far we have procured a lorry and these two brand new vehicles from the interest we have incurred.
“These vehicles will be assigned to the office of the council chairperson and education sector. The one assigned to the chairperson will be also be used for resource mobilisation throughout the district council,” said Botoman.
Botoman said the council has procured the vehicles at MK50m each.