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K10 million rescued from LDF ghost beneficiaries


The Mangochi District Council, on Friday said it saved K10 million from the previous MASAF 4 circle, after strict measures the Council instituted to flush out ineligible beneficiaries.

Mangochi District Commissioner (DC) Reverend Moses Chimphepo, disclosed this at a full Council meeting where he presented a list of projects for the September circle for the Council’s approval.

Chimphepo applauded the Council members for the achievement and said the Local Development Fund (LDF) office was also impressed with the Council’s prudence in the previous circle. He informed them that he expected another successful circle when it rolls out ?on September 1.?

“I would like to announce here that we saved K10 million that could have gone to ghost beneficiaries, if we had not enforces strict measures during the last circle. We should strive to include every legible beneficiary,” said the DC.

He said the saved amount was still in the DC’s account, and that he was yet to seek advice from the LDF office on how best it could be rechanneled back to the programme so that it finally reaches the intended beneficiaries.

Among other strategies, the Council used are on-ground verification of beneficiaries registered using IDs, and inspection of the work carried out, during payment of cash, again using IDs, according to Chimphepo.

He further said each catchment area, had a team leader, and reconciliation reports were produced at the field immediately after payment of cash was disbursed to the beneficiaries.

“With that system, it was easy to flush out ghost beneficiaries, because only those on the list and verified through the said processes, were deserving beneficiaries and they got their dues,” said the DC.

LDF Project Officer for Mangochi, Phillip Chidawati, who concurred with Chimphepo, said Mangochi’s strategies in the previous circle of MASAF 4, were efficient and that the system was likely to be adopted as a model to be used in other districts for similar results.

Chidawati hailed all the councilors for the commendable job and, like the DC, he appealed to them to demonstrate similar solidarity in the next circle of MASAF 4 rolling out in September.

Mangochi District Council has 24 wards in total and the list of projects for September pending the Council’s approval, includes 157 activities in the areas of roads, environment, forestry, land resources, irrigation, water, and fisheries, with a total of 20,261 earmarked beneficiaries.

The list includes a total proposed allocation of K291, 758,400 for wages, K18, 234,900 for administration, and K54, 704,700 for tools.


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