Germany donates MK34 bn to Malawi

Germany has donated 58.3 million Euros (about MK 34 billion) to Malawi to assist in sectors of education, health and private sector development for the period up to 2015

Germany and Malawi officials at the ceremony

Germany and Malawi officials at the ceremony

Making the donation in Lilongwe Thursday, the German leader of delegation Alois Schneider said “Malawians are not alone and this underlines our continued commitment to improve the living conditions of the people of Malawi even times when the continued challenges in Malawi’s financial and economic management do not allow us to channel our funding through Government systems.”

He further said Germany focuses on sectors which directly benefit the Malawian people and the funds should partly be used to boost the education sector by contributing to teacher education and providing teaching and learning materials.

The two Governments also signed a results based programme, from the same funding, aimed at improving access to reasonable quality basic health care with particular focus mostly on maternal and new-born health.

“We have also agreed to commence cooperation in the new focal area of private sector development in rural areas in order to create more income and employment opportunities for the rural poor in Malawi,” further disclosed Schneider.

He however stressed that the Germany government expects transparency, efficiency and credible use of the funds saying; “Further commitments for Malawi can only be secured if the German tax payer and the German parliamentarians can be sure that their money is used for the intended purpose.”

Receiving the donation, Malawi’s Secretary to the Treasury Ronald Mangani assured the Germans that the donation would be put to good use and would be used for the intended purpose for.

He further described the concentration on maternal and new-born health as “timely considering how much we are still lagging behind in this area.”

Germany also supports Malawi in the strengthening of public economic and financial management and an additional funding of 7 million Euros (MK 4 billion) for the same purposes had already been made available in direct response to cashgate investigations.

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15 thoughts on “Germany donates MK34 bn to Malawi”

  1. Toney says:

    we have to use the money for the intended purposes so that this must continue see we Malawians are starving because of some other greedy people God loves us and I believe he will not let us alone

  2. SOTHINI says:

    THE BRITISH KNOW US FROM ORIGIN OF FORE FATHERS, KNOW MALAWI MUCH BETTER, EVEN WHERE WAS A FOUNTAIN OF WATER. THESE PEOPLE KNOW US BETTER THAN OURSELVES.
    SURE THE PROBLEM WE THEIR GRANDCHILDREN FACES NOW, SURELY MISTAKES ARE THERE TO SCHOOL US, THEIR HEARTS ARE RIGID STILL. THE MONTH ENDS AND YET SALARLY CANNOT BE GIVEN.
    GERMANS WHAT YOU VE DONE IS SAVING US FROM DEATH, ONLY GOD KNOWS. YOU ARE WONDERFUL.
    LETS US NOT DISAPPOINT THEM BY MISS USING THE ASSISTANCE, LEST THEY ALSO REMOVE THEIR HUMAN MENTALITY.

  3. loveness says:

    thank you for the kind donation but if the money is transferred to government account than forget that it will be used for the purpose it is already transferred to APM account in USA or the so called well wishers.

  4. Kalulu says:

    If what numbe 8 says is true then Germans have serious problems that need investigation and repriminding

  5. masada says:

    Time to chop your money,,,,cashgate

  6. Yebho pipo says:

    Zikomo mother Germany

  7. Student in German says:

    Danky!!!!

  8. Setup says:

    It wil see cashgated soon

  9. disgruntled employee says:

    I say thank you Germany for this donation. But as someone that’s been working with the Germans for close to 10 years, I would say your treatment towards Malawian members of stuff leaves a lot to be desired. I mean, what kind of organisation in this day and age tells their black members of staff to sit at the back so that the honorable guests at the party only interact with the white folks. Why do you give interns power over technical officers? employing husbands and their wives, zochita zosawoneka muma officemu. Azungu anu they tear up newspapers after reading them, akuti anthu okuda asawelenge nawo. Ziwiya zopangila tea even segregated? Zoona? In this day and age? Kaya, poti ndalama ndi wanu. I consider my work as service to my brothers and sisters in the villages. Koma aja akuwona zama work permit aja, I highly suggest you take a good look at these German organizations.

    1. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaa! says:

      Koma kuvutika chonco m’dziko lathu lino eti? Tipitenso ku Germany kwaoko, tikavutikenso chimozimozi? Asa!

  10. Big brain says:

    A true frirnd

  11. Nkhombokombo says:

    Should we say this is the beginning of inflow of foreign aid? Congratulations to Germany, you are doing a deserving service to the nation.

  12. Kalulu says:

    Germany is a great nation that has passed through bad situations but recovered – senseless wars that destroyed their country including tainting Germans as bad people but today they are one of the strongest nations. Malawi we can learn from them to turn our weaknesses – letting thieves steal government money while everyone is watching, We can recover as seal holes in the government and prosecute anyone who steals money as they wish the leading governments fail – if they steal under DPP it means they want to topple the government through stealing and for sure it works since they suffocate what ever the money wants to deliver. Let this money safe please!

  13. Kavunga says:

    That is great Germany

  14. zopusa ayi says:

    ena ayesa kukhomelela koma ziyenda mulungu alipo!!!

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