Cases of money squandering in different schools is still rising in Malawi as the school departments have been failing to explain how school resources have been used.
There is a heated battle between Chivumu primary school management and the school’s committee in the area of Traditional Authority Malanda in Nkhata Bay district with the later accusing the other of being sidelined when it comes to execution of school projects as cases of plundering of the school resources continue.
Some committee members have alleged that the state of affairs at the school is due to the fact that chairperson of the School Management Committee (SMC) and the head teacher is the sole overseer of the projects.
Reports emerging from the school indicates that the teacher was redhandely caught stealing cement which was supposed to be used on other projects at the school.
One member of school committee who opted to be anonymous confided with News Watch Reviews saying that things at the school are not done accordingly.
“The school headteacher has been doing this for a long time. He was once caught red handed selling cement to a businessman. He was punished by the committee to buy ten bags”, said the member.
The development comes barely weeks after a certain donor suspended the construction of a two classroom block due to pilferage of resources involving the school management.