Dump ‘mbyofo mbyoyo’ subsidy to fund education sector, MP Lunguzi tells Malawi govt

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Dedza east MP Juliana Lunguzi has made a frantic plea to government to suspend the Decent and Affordable Housing (Cement and Malata) Subsidy  programme and relocate resources to the collapsing public education sector.

Juliana Lunguzi MP Dedza East : Help the education sector

Juliana Lunguzi MP Dedza East : Help the education sector

The youthful parliamentarian made the plea on Tuesday in the National Assembly during question time, when legislations ask ministries for state funded public services for their respective areas.

Lunguzi and other legislators had asked the Minister of Education Emmanuel Fabiano what the government is doing to improve the education in community day secondary schools.

However, Fabiano continuously said the government has no resources and asked communities and other well wishers to come in and bail out the government.

This prompted Lunguzi to suggest to government to dump the malata and cement subsidy programme in order to relocate the resources to the ministry of education which is facing severe financial problems due to the economic woes the country is facing.

There was no immediate reaction from the government on the suggestion but a few weeks ago President Peter Mutharika alleged some opposition members of parliament were planning to move a motion in parliament to force the government discontinue the malata programme.

Mutharika said his administration cannot discontinue the programme because it is benefitting the poorest of the poor.

He  further said the project is based on the principle of equity to ensure that 79 percent of the country’s population as revealed by the 2008 Housing and Population Census who live in grass thatched houses can have a decent house.

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I support that the best way to cut costs is to reduce number of constituencies. MEC should embark on demarcation way before 2019 elections. Even those for ward counsellors should also be reduced and re-demarcated.

On a lighter note, this girl Lunguzi looks more appealing (chindable or chindability) than one Jessie despite having equal volumes in rantings. KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

akuntinji anamuona
The problem with you Madam Mp, it seems you are absent from your duties. You attended the budget session and approved the programme. If am not making mistake you were not elected not on by-election. You spend a good number of days, scrutinise budget and you even failed to see the gap in Education sector. May be you could not see that time because you were given hefty allowance? It will be an insult to us for you honourable to refer Malata subsidy as Mbofyo when with your parliament language and with other 192 appropriated the programme into law. Do… Read more »
Ba waku Malaka

Malata Mbofyo is another stupid program of Mr Goodall Mbofyo.

This is one of stealing money. It does not make economic sense. What’s the difference with Joyce’s stupid 5X5 meters house program?

Stupidity! Total stupidity!

As Lunguzi is suggesting, we had better invested in education. As far as I know, education may not ensure richness but for sure ENSURE LIBERATION FROM POVERTY.

Education is the best investment that Malawi can make.

By the way, this mbofyo thing will haunt Goodall until his resignation in 2018. I am sure he will resign due to untold embarrassment considering the poor performance of the economy.



masa masina

In Malawi, poor people are only good for votes. Politicians need poor people to vote them into office.


kodi kuti fees zo zakwera ndizingati umadzangobwebwetuka osadziwa kuti what percentage is the increase, please tell me, nanga mungoti fees yakwera osanena kuti ndizingati???


Much as akuyankhula zanzeru, komano where was she when the budget for that was passed. Anakibe vision Lunguziyu???


tandipasa nambala yako Juliana ndimakufuna kwabasi




Abale madamuwa akulankhula zanzeru apa. Akayika ndalama zambiri ku Chipatala ndi Maphunziro zithandiza kwambiri pa nthawiyino chifukwa ambilife sukulu sitinapite nayo patali nchifukwa chake timango bwebwetuka basi. Tiyi nazo Lunguzi auzeeeeee.

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