Nkhata Bay District Council has been advised to consider prioritising the district’s men and boys activities in its operations, considering financial problems the district is facing following unpredicted interruptions in revenue collections in the district.
District Commissioner (DC) Alex Mdooko told a council gathering recently that during such times sectors should look into the most needful activities for possible implementation.
“Let’s capitaliSe on activities that will have an impact on the people,” he said.
Mdooko, who recently snubbed the council’s provision to procure him a modern laptop computer and other office appliances as an austerity measure, has been applauded for walking the talk.
In his remarks, National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) district officer Wisdom Kanyamula urged sectors to capitalise on the move set by the DC, stating the need to consider prioritising preventive programmes above curative ones which they are low cost and most effective.
“They say prevention is better that cure and you can agree with me we can achieve more in preventing than fighting for curing for the same,” added Kanyamula.
The Nation has learnt that the district is going through constraints, arising from low revenue collection following scattering of vendors as the district has started constructing a new market besides erratic other recurrent transactions (ORT) funding.