EU not resuming direct budget support to Malawi government

Finance, Economic Planning and Developement minister  Goodall Gondwe has clarified that the European Union (EU) did not make any pledges resume  direct budgetary support to the country.

Gondwe: No EU budget support,

Gondwe told  Parliament  last Friday that government expects additional budgetary support from the EU.

But the Finance Minister has now said EU had not confirmed it will release budgetary support.

Gondwe clarified that he meant EU  could “ possibly resume aid.”

And rthe  EU Ambassador Marchel Germann has said the EU never set he passing into law of the Access to Information (ATI) Bill as one of the preconditions for the return of direct budgetary support.

Gondwe is on record telling  Parliament that among the conditions from EU was the tabling of the Access to Information Bill, elimination of ghost workers plus reforms in the Fertiliser Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp).

EU ambassador however congratulated President Peter Mutharika on assenting to the ATI.

The EU alongside other western financial institutions and bilateral donors suspended direct aid to Malawi over widespread concerns about massive theft of public money and have called for improvement in the public finance management system.

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winston msowoya
I vehemently uphold EU nations for not resuming direct budget support to the sinking Malawi corrupt government.This is encouraging news in the sense that the government has gone rogue and defiant of civilised norm.Malawi is the poorest country on earth according to the latest international economic index and yet,its leaders led by Peter Muthalika are busy engaged in a vicious wholesale and ruthless looting machine of the public funds never seen in the country before,that has catapulted our nation into a sink hole of inferno exposing our people to a brutal column of poverty.All this at the mercy of President… Read more »
winston msowoya
I vehemently agree with the British government for not resuming direct-budget support to Malawi corrupt government.The British government has taken a propriate measures in the sense that the funds do not reach the needy majority of our people,instead,the funds endup in the pockets of Mathalika and his closest greedy serviles.The only way out poverty for the world’s poorest nations is to end the on going cycle of dependence on Western aid,right now the Malawi government has absolutely no notion as how to combat the deadly corruption engulfing the government’s establishments as a whole.No amount of aid will suffice to liberate… Read more »

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