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.
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.
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.
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