Donors still lack trust in Malawi govt financial system -DfID

There is still a lack of trust in Malawi government financial systems following the cashgate affair which started in 2005, Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) director in Malawi, Jen Marshall, has said.

Marshal: Still lack of

Marshal: Still lack of trust in Malaiw government financial system

She said with the lack of trust, donors including Britain are using off-budget support which she said, does not use government financial systems though it does use other government systems

Marshall made the remarks during the High-level Forum on Development Effectiveness in Lilongwe on Wednesday when she defended the recent increase in off-budget support by Malawi’s development partners in the 2015/16 National Budget rolled out on July 1.

“With lack of trust in government financial systems at the moment, this mix now includes higher levels of off-budget support,” she said.

Revelations of the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill which British forensic auditors, Baker Tilly, established to be K24 billion between April and September 2013.</forced donors to withdraw budgetary support and have seen a policy shift among most bilateral donors in favour of delivering aid through off-budget support.

And PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report from the examination of public finances from January 1 2009 to December 31 2014 released last month,found that at least K577 billion—around 30 percent of total expenditure during the five-year period—was abused and a forensic audit of the dubious transactions is yet to be conducted.

Marshall explained that through he off-budget support, development partnes alignment continues behind activities and objectives in the national development, sector plans, ministry strategic plans, national reform plans and district development plans.

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe said government has been making improvements in the management of public finance.

The DfID boss said they have noted the launch of reforms but stressed that implementation s critical for donor confidence in national systems.

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we dont need donors,they shud sort their own mess in the EU..

Alfred Munduwabo
The word trust is now a common well known name by Malawians because it starts right away they way we Malawians choose our leaders as it is always fake , it all started with Bakili Muluzi . People from the north and MCP members did tell all Malawians not to go for a thief Bakili Muluzi but all Malawian citizens from the South Malawi they openly told their fellow Malawians to say that they would rather go for a six pence thief than a fellow Malawian from a different region other than a Southern Region. Because of the over population… Read more »

Muthalika can not be trusted by donors or any of his people. He is a pathological liar. He does not convey true characteristics of a leader. In order for a leader to be effective he has to be accountable and transparent. APM is not. I would highly encourage the donors to be very circumspect with this corrupt man. It is not surprising that we are still having corruption in this country. The fish rots from the top down.


kuzelezeka, its not about dpp or peter, its malawi! ngati mukufuna kulamula pangani kampeni not izo mukamba! unpatriotic citizen! mukhala choncho


This is crisis at it’s best. glad to hear that she said it in front of Malawians and within the capital city. Supporting pple who can’t be trusted is like putting your hard earned money in the stream where the water will wash it away. I am a donor too and I can tell you that helping people is so draining and exhausting especially with this habit of making oneself rich. I do not blame them. Trust is earned and it’s not easy to be trusted again once you lose it. So Good luck.

Trevor Manyi

577 BILLION woyeeee

shame on donor

Western donors you must be very embarrassed. After pouring the so called donations for 50yrs there is no development in Malawi. Now with our own taxes we are beginning to see light.

Useless Donors

Dear white people and your gay and blood money. Time for relying on aid is finished. Malawi does not need aid. You will soon lose your colonial grip on Malawi as it strives on its own to run its affairs with its self generated resources. Watch this space.

vitumbiko mwakipuyi

Inu amuthalika kodi ndalama mukuba zo mukazidyera kumandatu? Inu osatengera po phunziro pa achimwene anu umo adaferakoma vindalama viri mzipinda ku state house? Mulungu akuona…


Iwe ‘trie bie boku’, Malawi is not poor because of our colonial masters. We are poor bcoz of ppo like u who instead of taking responsibility, u r stil blaming the Britons 51 years after independence. Grow up! Its not only Malawi which was colonised by Britain.

Joe Dumakuve

How could you trust somebody who could bloat his assets by making 830 million kwacha by distorting his handwriting and he never even apologised to Malawians to whom he imposed himself by stealing votes.He is totally there to enrich himself in old age as he failed to make a fortune in the US where he laboured most of his life.He wants to make billions in old age like his greedy deceased brother.

Joseph Moyo
Amalawi ambiri ndi ma slow learner ngakhale kut saziwa.azunguwo akusowa trust nanga osapita kwawo akakhale bwanj?kuno amaoneka madolo pamene kwawo mmakape.ngat akunenaz nzoona bwanji samathesa ubalewu?eee nyumba yanuy ndyokhota koma ulimomwemo?Bingu genius adat chokan?MuGabe adat chokan?mochedwa mpamene anthu enafe tizaone kut angotitaisa nthawi azungu.adathawa nkumat kulibe migodi nzawo apeza ku kayelekera.kungomva kuli mafuta awa!chimdidi.surestream!aziziwonera pafupi.Za muntharika mmene amalowa m boma adali mphawi ngat enafe?nsanje bas mukadakhala oimba mukadakhala aja omangonyoza olemela ngat akuwasaukisa ndiiwo.asalemele munthu wachimwa?iiiiiiiii abale tiyeni tipange zathu tisalimbane ndi ena.kod akasonga sadapange nawo chisankho?amalekelanj kupambana?olo titaponya lero chisankho angapambane mavoti ake saizi za nsapato aja?bolanso amai olo… Read more »

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