KARONGA (Maravi Post)—Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda who is the former deputy Minister of Finance as well as former lawmaker for Karonga central constituency is being accused of misusing K35 million for Constituency Development Fund (CDF) during his term.The revelation was made on Sunday during a press briefing held in the area.
Speaking during the briefing, the Area Development Committee (ADC) chairperson Vincent Kayuni said Mwalwanda threatens to deal with them when the (ADC) asked about the where about of the money.
“We don’t know what the former MP used the CDF in his five years. And the bad thing is that he threatens us when we ask him,” said Kayuni.
Kayuni however commended the current MP Frank Mwenefumbo saying “we now see the CDF projects.”
“With Mwenefumbo, the CDF is directly managed by us as development planners and as I am talking we have managed to build a modern Mwenilondo health center, rehabilitated schools within two years just to mention a few,” said Kayuni.
In her remarks, councilor for Mlare ward Joyce Nyondo who is under Peoples’ Party (PP) ticket said “Mwenefumbo is not sidelining my area despite we are from different political parties.”
She said there is peace in the area because of the leadership of Mwenefumbo.
However, effort to talk to Mwalwanda proved futile. Mwalwanda was the MP for the area from 2009 to 2014.