By Esther Khunga
Government has allocated K35 million to Mzuzu City Council (MCC) to assist the Council in implementing interventions towards the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.
MCC Spokesperson, Macdonald Gondwe Thursday said that the Council has already put in place guide lines on who to utilize the money for the intended purpose.
“Indeed we have received funding from government and measures have been put in place to ensure financial prudency,” he said.
Gondwe said the Council have developed a budget to carter for Coronavirus related activities besides establishing public health emergency committee to handle such issues within the city.
The Spokesperson said the council would soon meet different stakeholders including business community and political and religious leaders to form a general stakeholder committee which would be responsible all activities related to the pandemic.
Gondwe said the Council intends to equip frontline health workers and community response teams comprising block leaders and councilors with necessary knowledge and skills in preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Mzimba North District Hospital Office Spokesperson, Lovemore Kawayi commended government for funding the Council and described the funding as timely assistance in preventing the spread of the virus.