MPs accuse govt of nepotism

Legislators have expressed concern over government’s favoritism in the distribution of treadle pumps to districts.

They have said this after noting that Thyolo, Mulanje and Phalombe districts have been allocated many treadle pumps as compared to other districts.

In his response Agriculture Minister Dr George Chaponda said the allocation is per gravity of damage caused by the 2015 floods.

Standig on point of order other legislators asked government to drill more boreholes across the country.

They have said this after noting that only thirty thousand boreholes will be drilled in the 2016 to 2017 financial year.

Member of Parliament for Salima Central Uladi Mussa said many areas in the country do not have boreholes and people are in need of them.

“I challenge to reveal the reason if the government fails to drill the boreholes,” threatened Mussa.

Meanwhile, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development has refused to increase allocation to sports ministry.

The MPs asked for the 50 percent increment because the allocation is not enough to run all sports activities.

Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe said the allocation to sports and culture Ministry cannot be increased because there are many key areas that need consideration such as buying maixe.

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