Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has asked development partners in Balaka to work hand in hand during implementation of a project entitled ‘Transparency and Accountability in operations of Area Development Committees (ADCs).

This was said during a consultation meeting among Area Development Committees from Traditional Authority Nsamala and Chanthunya, Council officials and politicians.

Senior Public Relations Officer for ACB, Egrita Ndala said information gaps which were there among ADCs and other stakeholders have been covered through discussions.

“The project will empower ADCs to make follow ups on projects being implemented in their areas,” Ndala said

Among the issues discussed during the meeting was that the Council has not been providing information about the projects to ADCs.

Speaking on behalf of the District Council, Director of Administration, Darwin Mngoli admitted the concern saying” some projects were not being implemented accordingly.”

Nsamala ADC chairperson Zione Phiri said the committees will utilize the knowledge they have acquired in making sure that all developments in their areas are implemented in a transparent and accountable manner.