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Local government authorities, Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Malawi receive funding from the national budget and for some, they have active public revenue collection streams. Mzinda aims to provide a convenient platform through which citizens can access information on Local government authority budgets, expenditures and procurement processes.

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The Mzinda Platform

Is a dynamic and integrated web and mobile based platform through which citizens and government agencies can conveniently engage. Under the Voices and Actions for Accountability in Malawi (VAAM) project; Mzinda will be used as a tool through which citizens in targeted implementation areas conveniently request for information on budgets for planned projects, expenditure lines and procurement processes.

  • It has to be noted that the VAAM project is being implemented at both national and Local Authority level in seven district councils across the three regions of Malawi; namely Blantyre, Dowa, Mangochi, Ntcheu, Mzimba, Mzuzu and Zomba.
  • Hivos and CCJP LL are will monitor and report Implementation of activities with the hope of increasing dialogue and exchange of information on public expenditure between Local Government Authorities and citizens.

Featured Updates

CCJP Moves in to Check Financial Management in Local Councils

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace says continued abuse of public resources in local councils is due to shunning residents from participating in financial management activities like tendering of big projects.

CCJP decries rising corruption levels in councils: Corruption is a serious violation of human rights

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has singled out continued sidelining of ordinary citizens in Public Finance Management (PFM) and procurement of materials for development projects as one of the major contributors to endemic corruption


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For information requests, we can only assist with information from the following districts: Blantyre, Dowa, Mangochi, Ntcheu, Mzimba, Mzuzu and Zomba ..

Reports on Budgets and expenditures for local councils in particular to do with development project funds
Reports on budgets and expenditure for key Ministries, Departments and Agencies
Reports from citizens on the status of service delivery in their communities for the attention and action of their duty bearers