DODMA yet to Finance COVID-19 Strategic Plans

Khamula Khamula - file photo

Three weeks after councils submitted their COVID-19 strategic plans to Capitol Hill for financing, Department of Disaster and Management Affairs (DODMA) is yet to fund the councils.

Zodiak Online understands only health sectors have been funded through the councils.

DODMA spokesperson, Chipiliro Khamula, told zodiak that the department   is still allocating resources based on their cluster systems and councils will be notified upon completion of this process.

"Allocations are from the 5 billion Kwacha the department recently received from the treasury for COVID-19 response operations," said Khamula.

Recently, mayor for Luchenza Municipality, Councilor Henderson Supuni, bemoaned the delay in funding saying it will affect the council’s fight against COVID-19.

As part of decentralizing COVID-19 responses, government challenged councils to come up with their strategies based on their needs for financing from treasury.

23 cases have now been recorded in Malawi as of Wednesday Tuesday 22nd April, 2020.

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