The Nkhata Bay District Council on Tuesday told transporters in the district to complain to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the Ombudsman or Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP) if they are not happy with the transport tender process.
Transporters in the district complained that the council opted for those from other districts in implementing malaria control programme. As a result, they threatened to block the vehicles that were engaged.
One of the transporters, Perez Mhone, said on Wednesday a meeting the previous day involving hospital and council officials, transporters and traditional authorities Mkumbira, Timbiri and Mankhambila advised them to lodge their complaint with the ACB if they are not satisfied with the tendering process.
Nkhata Bay district commissioner (DC) Fred Movete confirmed advising the transporters to lodge a complaint with the ACB and other public offices if they are not satisfied.
“They are only remembering the ACB, but what I said is that if they were not satisfied, they can go to ACB, the Ombudsman or the ODPP,” he said
The DC maintained that the tender process was properly done.