China gives Malawi K17bn grant for Police, Community Colleges: Benefits of ‘Look East’ policy

The Chinese government has granted Malawi K17 billion to go towards procurement of Police Service vehicles and establishment of community technical colleges.

Mutharika: Chinese government has done it again for the people of Malawi

Mutharika: Chinese government has done it again for the people of Malawi

President Peter Mutharika, who is in China for a five-day official visit, revealed about grant on Friday.

”It is great news that China has granted Malawi MK 17 billion .This gesture was disclosed to me during the audience I had with Chinese Premier (Prime Minister), Mr. Li Keqiang,” said Mutharika through his Facebook page.

The grant, according to Mutharika, is expected to contribute towards procuring 100 police vehicles and part of it will be channelled towards completion of five community technical colleges.

He said the police vehicles will assist in improving the country’s security and ensure that Malawi ”remains secured and an environment friendly where investors would feel safe to do their business”.

”Part of this grant will be channelled towards the completion of 5 more technical colleges as we continue creating the skilled labour force necessary for social and economic development”.

Mutharika also revealed that the Chinese government has promised continued support to Malawi and working in partnership as the country strives to fight poverty.

”Having completed the first phase of their projects in Malawi, the Chinese government is looking forward to start new projects very soon,” added Mutharika.

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80 thoughts on “China gives Malawi K17bn grant for Police, Community Colleges: Benefits of ‘Look East’ policy”

  1. Big kahuna says:

    wathu wathu peter mufune musafune 2019 wooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mwendanato says:

    IF THERE IS A GOVERNMENT AGENCY WHICH ABUSES VEHICLES ITS THE POLICE AND THE PRISON SERVICE. THEY ARE ALSO VERY POOR AT SERVICING THEIR CARS. YOU WILL NOT THAT SERVICING OF THEIR VEHICLES IS DONE AT ROAD SIDE GARAGES SUCH AS NDIRANDE AT OTHER UNFIT GARAGES ALONG THE MAIN ROAD IN NTCHEU. ZIKABWERA ZANYAWANI YOU WILL SEE EACH POLCE OFFICE HIKING ONE TO GO TO MUNDA KU BANK AND OTHER TRIVIA TRIPS. IF YOU ARE VERY KEEN SIPAPITA ONE WEK BEFORE VEHICLES HAVE OVERTURNED OR BASHED. SHAME INDEED

  3. Tozer Tsono says:

    China is good partner for the Mutharika dynasty because they have not required transparency and accountability in the use of donated funds. Are the Chinese giving K17 billion, and demanding a K10 billion back of the same, as a thank you for really donating K7 billion?

    Chinese leaders have been cracking down on corrupt practices in their own country; which leaves one to wonder whether or not Chinese leaders will demand accountability in the use of the well earned tax payers money of the Chinese people?

    The Mutharika government could have simply provided an explanation for the unaccounted for K577 billion, if they are not complicit in any fashion or form. I hope electricity does not go out anymore to run life support machines or heart defibulators in hospitals. No matter how many millions one steals, you still have to rely on the same poor medical facilities and the disregarded nurses, doctors, etc, in times of emergency. Remember, Mobutu from Zaire,reputedly worth $5 billion dollars; it did not save his life nor maintain his citizenship. The most fitting end for him was to die on the run of course as a thief, just like Idi Amin did, away from both his billions and home. Who gets to enjoy the pilfered billions of dollars stashed in hidden accounts abroad? The best donors can do, is to put donated funds in a trust fund held by each Malawian. Before the government uses the money, auditors must be on hand to cross check every detail and stop corruption before it takes root. Imagine how independent Malawi is; politicians need other countries with their forensic auditors to keep them honest! Such is the fate of a land locked country, with political leaders who have a lock on the loot!

  4. Winston msowoya says:

    The problem with the majority of Malawians is that Banda’s brutality had played a devastating role into the minds of our people that led them not to distinguish between bad and good.I have never supported Banda in my life time,but when it came to the choice of making friends,he did a progressive choice to pickup Taiwan instead of main land China.Some 30 or 40 years ago,when Chinese economy started to grow and eventually became one of the strongest economies in the world,the first casualties of its economic upsurge,were African Countries who were thirsty of cash to run their economies,when our traditional partiners ,the Western World the U.S. Inclusive,grew tough to release their economic aid because of the violations of human rights and unparalleled corruption.That is when China got in.With them ,it does not matter when an African leader massacres thousands of his people or a leader loots government coffers for his personal interests.So it is sad and unbelievable that Malawians could call Chinese their best friends because of K17 billion and they don’t even know that Chinese will go with K100 billion.Let me remind my fellow Malawians that Chanese friend is your money,they come to Africa not to make friends,but to pillage your resources.Already they have done considerable damage to our wildlife and if our governments look at them with folded arms,by the time they leave Africa,it will be a barren continent .My fellow my Malawians,when we talk of development,we don’t talk of National Studiums,5 Star hotels,Conference Halls etc.When we talk of development,we talk of decent Hospitals,Roads,decent living homes for our people,creation of jobs for our population,decent schools etc.It is foolhardy to use the grant from China to buy vehicles for Police Deptmemt,instead of building decent homes for them instead of current ones which were built by the colonialists and they look like dilapidated 18 th century prisons.Malawians and fellow Africans,wake up.

  5. Tymon says:

    Being someone who has stayed in China. I can say that China also has its own challenges. But it chooses to help Malawi in alleviating extreme poverty while handling their own challenges. Their country has developed out of hardwork and sacrifice and we are benefiting from such thing. Its high time we learn from their experience and utilise the aid in creating self reliance.

  6. Love Ndovi says:

    Ask what u can do for your country, but not what the country can do for you. why the hell people just can’t stop pointing fingers at others and act to do some good to Malawi? At least their people worked hard to combat poverty and they are catching up with the times! Mindset of our people…

  7. Winston Msowoya says:

    If we can have ten Malawians like Telling the truth and Charter,then I deduce that our country has a bright future for our children,their grandchildren and the generations to follow.The fact remains that the so- called LOOK EAST POLICY will never benefit our country,instead,it is truely vice- versa.China is in Africa to pillage its gargantuan God given resources to feed its 2 billion people more than by far,live under most depressive poverty.May I remind my fellow Malawians that they must not be hood- winked that China’s economy is stronger than that of the USA or EU.Afterall,Chinese currency ( Yuan) is unwarkable in world trade,therefore,Malawians must not be driven by incompetent and corrupt President Peter Wamuthalika into believing that China will come to their liberation,instead,China itself will effect its own economic liberation.Soon after Angola became one of the biggest suppliers of Gas and oil in the World ,China forthwith established its roots in there.As Iam writing this piece,The overwhelming people of Angola look at Chinese as a straw sipping their very source of their God given resources with very small returns and as such Angolans out wrightly point sharp fingers at the President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his tribesmen as gang that benefits From Angola’s vast wealth from oil,Gas,Gold and Diamond.sad though,Africa has become the giant province of China and by the time these suckers of our resources leave Africa,they will leave behind a devasteted barren giant with its people struggling to survive.China has corrupted the entire group of the African leaders and in turn,Chinese are swimming in golden waters while our gargantuan populations are dying a slow death.WAKEUP MALAWIANS,WAKEUP AFRICANS.

  8. bilson chipale says:

    VERY CLEVER:
    1) ROB CHINESE SHOPS
    2) CREATE INSECURITY
    3) ASK FOR MONEY FOR POLICE!
    DPP WOYEE!

  9. Ndatero ine says:

    Mubepo pompo mudzidzanama kuti chifukwa chakukwela kwa dollar magalimoto agulidwa 20 enao ali ku daresaalam abwerabe ife a duphiphi tikuyesesa kuti mdziko muno mukhale chitetezo ….20 of those cars to be painted blue eeee yanu ija mbava inu …..paja mipando yamu new stadium ndiyantundu wanji?

  10. maphwiya says:

    thumb up! pliz help these uniform people by giving dem good accommodation why can’t u finish building houses for police men in mtsiliza please ĺ beg !!!!!!!!!!!

  11. bwantasa says:

    Chinese aid is welcome. No issues of gay marriages and other unpleasant conditons attached. What we need is prudence on the part of those handling the aid. We don’t want another cashgate cases. Congratulations Mr. President! Such aid will make your leadership a success. As our leader we have to support you so that together we can develop our beloved Mother Malawi. It is time for everyone to start thinking of building a Malawian Malawi.

  12. truth says:

    That money will never fulfil intended project. It would be better if China buy the vehicles and donate to Malawi. With cash….Dpp mapwevupwevu time!!!!. Only two cars will be bought with that money, the rest will go to individuals pockets

  13. Munthuwamba says:

    If the fight against crime is to be worn, then these men in uniform really need to be assisted with means of mobility. And while we are still at it, they need to be issued with enough fuel to be really effective.

  14. Amalaw,i l feel pity for some of u go to school, u don’t know the difference btwn a grant and a loan shame……, do a research on yo country, from the colonial era, Kamuzu Banda, Bakili Muluzi, Bingu, JB, and APM, check on developmental issues, u will see u are now better off now. And the 92bn kwacha, this is bullshit crap, prove it or be silent forever.

  15. redeemed says:

    Amalawi ndinu anthu osayamika ndi opanda pake, no wonder donors withdrew their donations. Their is nothing annoying like ungrateful people. You alwayd choose to view thr glass as half empty. No one is obliged to help, it is at completely at thrir own generousity.

  16. aunt says:

    Let’s do away with the homosexuality west. We’re better off poor than become a nation that embrace homosexuals. To hell with Obama and Michael.

  17. Telling the Truth says:

    The Mary meals project is a very good long term investment with a value greater than K17bn Chinese grant. What China is doing is of lesser value than the aid from the West. In fact Western Europe and USA have an economy much bigger than China. The US dollar and the Euro are the currencies everyone wants and not the Yuan-the Chinese currency. And China is a pure dictatorship. The freedoms we enjoy here do not exist in China.

  18. Charter says:

    China “gives” Malawi K17bn …. Zoona izi? China can’t GIVE. We are paying China three times more in subtle sneaky ways – market share, ivory, money laundering, etc! Musatipusise apa! After all cars don’t make for an effective police force by themselves.

  19. Truck says:

    KOMA A MALAWI ZINTHU ZINA TIZIYESA KUYAMIKA PANO A PRESIDENT APITA KU CHINA KUKAFUNA NGONGOLE YA NDALAMA KUTI ATHANDIZE DZIKO LATHU VUTO LILIPATI OSATI CHILICHONSE AKUPANGA A PRESIDENT NDI ZOLAKWIKA LETS TRY TO BE FAIR GUYS PLEASE.

  20. Kamwendo says:

    China thank you so much we proud of you

  21. Dislabada says:

    17bn ndiyambiri tiyamike basi, galimoto 100 zikwana kusalanso ndalama yambiri for those technical colleges, Zikomo kwambiri anthu aku china Mulungu azikudalitsani nthawi zonse

  22. frank says:

    577billion divide by 17billiom kkkkkkk

  23. Mulangizi wa APM pa za mthibulo says:

    100 police vehicles and 5 community colleges? Ngati mukuti akupatsani 17b Kwacha (not dollars), dziwani kuti ndaramayo yachepa. Mwina simukudziwa kuti kwacha inagwa abwana Bwampini.

    One police car costs $100,000. If you include freight and import charges – ai ndithu palibepo cho ombera mmanja apa. Latokuvutani boma abwana Bwampini. Ingotulani pansi anzanu abwerepo adzabweretsenso western donor community basi!

  24. ian says:

    This is a good thing. Whereever the vehicles will be bought, as long it is a grant we are better off than without it. Grant money ndi mphatso FIY. Bravo Mr President and thanks China

  25. dadaboma says:

    Both the East and West can give grants/donations/handouts. The difference, however, is this:
    1. The West can give more, the east gives less
    2. The West can give but advise the beneficiary to use the gift as planned and be accountable to citizens; the East does not care whether the gift is misused.
    3. The East will give and attach hidden agenda. E.g. the beneficiary has to buy materials and hire labour from the benefactor. China, India, etc are good at this. The West leaves beneficiary with prelogatives about where he/she/it can solicit materials and labour as long as it’s within plan.
    4. The West will insist on accountability and transparency; the East does not have these terms in their dictionary.
    5.APM goes to the East because the West insists that he should first account for the stolen or cashgated 92Bn before he can be trusted.

  26. Morris Chipembere (Kent) says:

    Sumunapempheko za Mombera University? Malawi University of Science and Technology ikusowa za mbiri. Mai aja anachita phuma zinthu zisanakwanire. Cancer Centre Ku Blantyre ndi Ku Mzuzu

  27. ... says:

    Had it been the West, they would have given us K500 billion without any condition of buying this there and what are view.
    Chinese money if it is realy true (poti zolemba za pa tsamba yawo zimakhala at 99.5% fake) is to buy 100 chinese police vehicles kikikiki
    Malawi tizabweza with heavy taxes.
    Kodi ndifunsenso, ndalama imeneyi a parliament akuzidziwa?
    Chifukwatu angobwereka uyu, ndipoazatisiyira ngongole yoopsya.

  28. Kennedy says:

    I can forsee misuse partying without dirrection of rescuing the poverty we’re facing. Can anyone guide this slut president in good perspective? The most disgusting thing is that in dpp noone has the idea of developing the nation so its obvious will suffer til God removes these rubbish. THE SO – CALLED DPP, the inner trouble. Dpo is not solution to our problem, dpp is the problem.

  29. lembani azungu ku escom, water board ndi mu boma says:

    anyway, mavuto anga ndi awa…zovala ndasita last week. phone ndikuchajila ku msika, pano ndikumasambila mu basin, ndikumwa madzi a kasupe, battery ya galimoto andibela, ufa ndilibe, AND I’M MIDDLE CLASS AND LIVE IN THE SUBURBS!..

    now i’m told that this whole country through PEOPLES and PRESSCORP has invested in SPAR supermarket instead of investing in solar/hydro energy, irrigation, tractors/farming and healthcare? eiishhh! we are indeed the poorest country in the world. starting tomorrow i’m tracing my ancestors in mozambique. i’m done with this place

  30. chindele says:

    Thank you mr president,China is indeed a friend in need.It is not easy to be granted such a huge sum while their Yuan is tumbling.
    But mr president,I hope you know that there was no tender for the construction of the community colleges instead Henry Musa has been offering these contracts to colleagues who deposit part of the money to his account.Let there be transparence.This country is not improving because of the people like Henry Musa who have been holding ministerial position for several years.They have mastered all the means of stealing in government.

  31. Chimango says:

    That is nice but it had to be kept away from fraudsters

  32. mpala kumatako says:

    amalawi ambiri mumanena zonyoza kuti bwanji president APM sanakumane ndi Chineese Primier. Kunena zoona amalawi pena pake timaonjeza. Bitterness imayenra kutha. we cant continue along that path ayi ndithu. Lero tikukamba za thandizo imene tikumva tonse apali. Amalawi president wabwino sazachokera kumwamba ayi. Tikuyenera kupanga support the lsaders we have and criticise them when they are missleading us. Sizingatheke kuti munthu akhale ndi zabwino zokha ayi. aliyense amakhala ndi ma weakness ake. lets learn to respect our leaders. it helps.

  33. LUTEPO OSWARD says:

    Please keep on begging koma ine ndizaiba ndalamayo in four phases becuase at once ndimaba mk4.2 bn.

  34. savimbi stevovo says:

    Tikufuna ndalama yopangira improve economy not kuti atipatse magalimoto a Police.Create Jobs first to ease unemployment, then do the Community Colleges.Those who gonna finish these trainings will just flowed the Cities looking for jobs which will be scarce by then.

  35. Beaton Taombe says:

    Bravo APM

  36. A muna amenewo 2019 wooo

  37. clement says:

    That’s good news but lets use the grants amicably. We trust in you prof others will talk nonsense but they will never succeed.DPP 2090 woyeeeeeeee

  38. Namarokoro says:

    Well done my President!

  39. major says:

    Kodi awa ndi enanso paja Amati agula kale100 l think 100vehicles were already budgeted for. That’s a good development but they have to be well taken care of.Tell police asadzagwetse due to reckless driving

  40. Bristol says:

    Good news for our beloved country. Proud of APM. God bless APM & Malawi.

  41. Tingo says:

    NO comment but he was denied to be helped, i have learn what a Malawi is

  42. Timve chibwezi cha Tsala says:

    Ine ndingoyamikilako NYASATIMES,you are becoming very matured nowadays, reporting both negative and positive developments happening in government,u are showing kuti when you are reporting about government ills u do that in good faith and for the love of the country so that service delivery should improve.
    Continue with the good job guys.
    Thanks

  43. MCP????? says:

    What about improving existing university (UNIMA, LUANAR, MZUNI) infrastructure with respect to labs, ICT facilities, lecture theatres, student domes?
    Imagine even universities such as LUANAR, 51 years after independence lEARNING IN TENTS?

  44. jona says:

    Zikomo china azungu ziwapweteke long leave china

  45. Hitler says:

    That is nonsense. Beefing up security in the country my foot. The same Chinese helped the Tanzanian military to beef up military equipment which would also be used to deal with Malawi due to that lake dispute. That is nothing to merry about

  46. Masoambeta says:

    Mudya angulu inu ndalama zonsezo. Msewu wa M1 kumvetsa chisoni ngati dziko loti lili pa nkhondo?
    Madzi, magetsi, akuba mavuto okhaokha. Koma inuyo andalenu mungodya muli pheee!!!

    Tidzakumana.

  47. Ndangodutsamo says:

    Thank you Mr President, dont forget us with these money, we are true supporters of DPP, this is our time to change our lifes. 70% to DPP and the remaining to the nation. Tuzidyeee zimenezi.

  48. BigMan says:

    Job well done Mr President.

  49. Akatswiri says:

    The Chinees nation should think about building a good looking High Court in Lilongwe coz the one which is in Lilongwe is in bad shape coz imangooneka ngati boys qurter ya ku area 3.

  50. angoni apaphata says:

    Mukanatha kutenga kwa lutepo kapena zomwe anaba achimwene anu ndi kutsalanso zambiri. Atigulitsatu munthu uyu.

  51. Napwito says:

    Zamanyazi…….how can you be proud of begging?

  52. Napwito says:

    I hate this dummy president, how can you be proud of begging? Stupid fool!

  53. nobel says:

    Better that their aid shouldn’t contain sinister motives. The problem with Chinese grant is that they use their citizens for labourers. Can this be ideal, do we only want the infrastructure and not economic benefits? Let Malawi govt put mechanism to employ Malawians graduating from (community) colleges so much so that the Chinese aid benefits the larger population.

  54. Bin laden says:

    I’m looking for to contribute to the economy of malawi so long I see bigger achievements thus helping the poor and security being a major factor

  55. Joe Sarara says:

    Bola kuchinaku, koma apitala musachitepo cashgate apa monga anachitira apita aja.

  56. captain says:

    At his Facebook page, someone just updates propaganda news, muthalika didn’t meet prime minister but a governor of a province.lol

  57. Jang'ala says:

    Weldone Mr President. Isalute u keep it up. Bola ndalamazo zizagwire ntchito bwino.

  58. Mapiri says:

    Yes, the money is huge but the benefits are minimal. Most of it will go back to politicians, civil servants etc thru corruption and kick backs. Contractor will overcharge govt. Part of the money will go back to akulu-akulu. That’s how they steal.

  59. maganizo wa maganizo says:

    APM, I DID NOT WASTE MY VOTE.MY VOTE IS STILL CONTINUING BEARING FRUITS.MORE FIRE APM.DO NOT FORGET TO PUT MAMA NGINA IN WHEN SHE COMES BACK FROM WHERE EVER SHE IS HIDING.DADA BNDA,PRAY HARD AND LETS HOPE JACOB ZUMA DOES NOT PLAY AROUND WITH HER.YOU KNOW THAT ZUMA IS A WOMANISER

  60. azibambo says:

    mugawaneso ma community colleges by name no lectures 4 other courses chaka chikutha ana no workshop yet you are touting as if u r an acheiver.Do a research nyasatyms in the community coleges its acomplete mess.Lectures paid the same amount as primary sch teachers.Mudyeso zimenezo chauta akuona zonse!!!

  61. Joe Sarara says:

    Bola kuchinaku, koma chonde a pitala musachitepo cashgate apa monga anachitira apita aja.

  62. benjnes says:

    will this grant be transfered to Malawi and used for the purpose or it will directly find way to our presidents overseas account together with his well wishers.

  63. chimwemwe says:

    this is good news

  64. uladi says:

    lets wait and see another scandal called chinese cashgate.

  65. Long Dick says:

    I can see HTD owners smiling!

  66. zanga phee says:

    ndalama zimenezo siziwoneka bwino sinanga ndi za China , zosalimba komanso sadziwa kuzitsata kwake , kuti adziwe kuti ndalama yawo yagwira ntchito yanji?

  67. Wakufuna Kwabwino says:

    Shame the West

  68. zatonse says:

    Good work bwana President.

    Can our police, for once pay tu

  69. Ameneyo says:

    Zikomo kwambiri bwana. We need forex. The irony is that munkamunena JB kuti ankandoyendayenda kupemphetsa makobidi. Lero ndiinu bwana.

  70. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Mubenso agalu a DPP inu with your stupid and dull president. Another cashgate on the cards…

  71. All doubting Thomases now have clearly seen the writing on the wall that na Mulhomwe uyu Peter ndi migolomigolo mavote come 2019 ndipo sindinalakwitse kumpatsa vote yanga last year. Come 2017 and 2018, muwonanso kuti Peter ndi Peter! DPP woyee! Bingu woyeee! Peter woyeee! Saulosi woyee!

  72. Arborigines says:

    A friend in need is a friend indeed. China is a friend indeed. Not some these western countries which are now poor and no longer help Malawi apart from Mary’s meals for toddlers. Bravo China. If you clonised Malawi in 1891 up 1964 MALAWI would be out of poverty by now.But alas what a wasteful years.

  73. stephen says:

    K10 billion mmatumba( cashgate)

  74. 666 says:

    Just tell us you went to beg for money to stabilise the volatile kwacha. This thing of projects is a mere PR.

  75. redeemed says:

    Where are the anti APM. Let’s here it.

  76. Becks says:

    Don’t still this money please. Close your mapwevupwevu mouths

  77. Pilirani says:

    Big up Mr. President. Man of outputs. Less words more action

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