Phalombe DC to benefit from 5 GESD’s – Capital Radio Malawi
24 July, 2024

Phalombe DC to benefit from 5 GESD’s

Phalombe District Council has said the implementation of five funded Governance to Enable Service Delivery (GESD) project would improve delivery of services in the district.

Director of Planning and Development (DPD) for the Council, Kelvin Harawa said this Friday when the Council handed over five construction works for commencement to contractors which will be implemented (GESD funds.

He said the Council would implement five projects namely; Migowi market, installation of streets rights at three major centers, Muthuka Police Unit, Mulapo Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) and a classroom block at Chazinga Primary School.

Harawa added that the five projects are expected to boost local revenue collection, enhance security and improve education standards in the district.

“If we are to collect more revenue, we should be able to provide good environment for businesses which would motivate people to be paying market fees without problems. For to achieve meaningful development, we also need to look at ways of improving education standards from the tender age and this is why we want to construct ECD center among the projects,” the DPD said.

District Commissioner (DC for Phalombe, Douglas Moffati said there was need for people in the district including contractors to refrain from corruption to avoid compromising the quality of the projects.

“Corruption is evil and it drain resources away from the objectives therefore my office is not going to tolerate any element of corruption. We want each and every penny to be used on these projects so that by the end of four months’ people should start using the facilities,” he said.

Members of the business community welcomed the streets lights project saying that businesses would be done till late hours and communities from Traditional Authority(TA) Namasoko had all the smiles since they had been waiting for 27 years to have a Police Unit in the area to enhance security.

The Community members at Namasoko recalled that two business people were shot dead and robbed in their homes because they had no Police facility in the area.

The Contractors; Kwende Building Construction, Site Guys, Cardworks Infrastructure, Ganizani Likhomo Building Contractors and Inka Building Contractors will do the projects are people in the district look forward to commence and finish in good time.

With support from World Bank, National Local Government Finance Committee (NLGFC) gave Phalombe District Council K1. billion to implement five projects to be complete in four months beginning from May.

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