Traditional Authority Khombedza of Salima has warned his subjects against abuse of Local Development Funds (LDF) in his area, saying he does not want sub-standard structures in his area.
Speaking at Makuntha Primary School on Tuesday when he received a K7 million cheque from Salima District Council to construct a classroom block, Khombedza said time has come for every Malawian to participate in development projects in his area.
He said it is sad that some people entrusted with construction projects abuse the funds and give the community sub-standards structures which do not last long.
“Let me warn everyone here starting from the contractor and the committees involved in the construction of the classroom block that if you try to play around with this money, I will deal with you,” warned Khombedza with much emphasis.
Director of Public Developments at Salima District Council, Blessings Nkhoma, agreed with Khombedza, asking communities to guard their development jealously.
Speaking at the same ceremony, Member of Parliament for the area, Jessie Kabwira asked government to revise teachers’ salaries in the country to motivate them to work as expected.
She said poor teaching conditions in the country are leading in bringing down education standards in the country.
Salima has 139 primary schools and only four schools have benefited from the LDF projects.