Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri says the ministry has embarked on a recruitment drive of all priority positions in councils.
Phiri disclosed this in Parliament when he was responding to questions from Parliamentarians on what his Ministry is doing on high vacancy rate in councils.
“We are aware of the vacancy rate in all council and I am happy to report that we are going to fill all the vacancies soon.
“The problem will end soon because as a Ministry we have embarked on a recruitment exercise following instruction from His Excellency the President professor Arthur Peter Mutharika; so this will be a thing of the past soon,” Phiri said.
While on mismanagement of public funds in councils, the local government Minister says the ministry is implementing preventive measures that would help reduce the problem in all councils.