About 450 people from the areas of Group Village, Headman Namulu, and Traditional Authority Kadewere in Chiradzulu are expected to venture into various small-scale businesses after being provided with the start-up capital.
Over 30,000 people will be accessing clean water from the newly commissioned piped water supply in Blantyre North thanks to a 21-million-kwacha funding from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Some ward councilors in Thyolo claim the coming in of Personal Assistants (PAs) for Parliamentarians is threatening decentralization principles since they have taken over their roles in the administration of the Constituency Development Funds (CDF).
Local chiefs under Senior Chief Nyambi and Traditional Authority Sale in Machinga North East Constituency have directed the area's member of Parliament, Ajilu Kalitendere to prioritize part of the 100 million kwacha Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in improving the area's road network that connects the area to other constituencies including neighboring Mozambique.
Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) has reiterated its stand against Parliamentary Adhoc Committee's report which recommended Parliament to recruit Constituency Development Fund (CDF) desk officers in district councils to be handling the Funds.
Communities in Chikwawa have asked government to improve the condition of feeder roads in order to promote easy access of social services and conducting business activities in a favorable environment.
The Council for Non-Governmental Organizations in Malawi has bemoaned political interference in public procurement particularly in the Constituency Development Fund - CDF.
Young people in Nsanje have accused authorities of shunning interface meetings to respond on how money meant for development activities in the district is being utilized.