Malawi government through the ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has disclosed that ward councillors are to get their mobility loans from May this year.
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development spokesperson Muhlabase Mughogho said government is to give K1 million loan to each ward councillor to purchase motorbikes.
The councillors through their umbrella body, Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA), appealed to government to provide them with K1 million each to purchase motorcycles as one way of dealing with the transport challenges the councillors face.
Following government’s delay in providing the loan, MALGA sent a petition in July 2015 to the Malawi leader Peter Mutharika to intervene on the matter.
Three months after receiving the petition, Mutharika ordered that the councillors should be given the loans.
The councillors are to be deducted money from their K80,000 monthly package as a recovery procedure for the loan.