Ntcheu District Council has awarded Ntonda Ward councillor in Ntcheu South Constituency Innocent Kamphwiyo for helping to mobilise K1.8 million revenue for the council.
For his effort, the councillor received a certificate and K100 000 from the council.
Kamphwiyo said he raised the money through his own initiative to enhance the council’s revenue.
He said: “I came up with an idea to sensitise businesspeople to the need to pay fees to the council.
“As a result, about 200 motorcycle operators [kabaza] complied and paid fees amounting to K1.8 million.”
Ntcheu district commissioner Francis Matewere commended the councillors’ initiative.
“Councillor Kamphwiyo is not even a member of the finance committee at the council, but has come up with the initiative out of his love for the district,” he said.
Matewere has since asked other councillors to emulate the example set by Kamphwiyo.
Ntcheu District Council chairperson Jumbe Mambo commended Kamphwiyo for the gesture.