Goodall adjust Malawi budget to K930bn: To meet Judiciary, Education demands

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe has raised the proposed 2015/16 National Budget from K901.6 billion to K930 billion (US$2.1 billion) to meet increasing demands in the education sector and the Judiciary.

Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe raises budget to K930bn

Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe raises budget to K930bn

According to the changes, the Ministry of Education will have an extra K5 billion, public universities will have additional K3 billion (US$6.7 million) after changing Finance Minister changed mind on the withdrawal of allowances to students.

Gondwe has allocated the Judiciary additional K1.5 billion (US$3.3 million).

“Mr. Speaker, Sir, notwithstanding the revision of the budget to K930 billion, I wish to emphasise that some of the expenditures on this budget will only take place when the resources to meet them become available. This is necessary to ensure that we have a balanced budget that meets the requirements of our programme with the IMF,” Gondwe told parliament.

The Finance Minister received a unanimous approval from Members of Parliament (MPs) when they loudly clapped hands when he announced a K3 million increase to the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to reach K12 million (US$26 667).

However, the MPs ignored the corresponding decrease to the Local Development Fund (LDF).

“It is also proposed that we reduce Vote 272 – Local Development Fund by K0.6 billion so as to increase the Constituency Development Fund from K9 million per constituency to K12 million per constituency,” Gondwe said.

In his revised budget, Ministry of Health has had its allocation increased with K6 billion.

Proposed budget to Ministry of Home Affairs has been increased by K1.5 billion while the Malawi Police Service will receive an additional K2.8 billion (US$6.2 million) on top of the proposed K21.5 billion (US$6.2 million) to procure equipment for combating crime.

National Registration Bureau has had its allocation increased with K1.5 billion (US$3.3 million) after the initial K155 million (US$344 444) allocation.

“As a result of these modifications, we would propose that the budget be increased from K901 billion to K930 billion,” Gondwe said.

Parliament is now on the Committee of Supply where MPs pass vote by vote of the national budget before passing the Appropriation Bill authorising government to spend.

The new financial year starts on July 1.


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16 thoughts on “Goodall adjust Malawi budget to K930bn: To meet Judiciary, Education demands”

  1. m.m says:

    this party and its crooks will not make it again stupids.

  2. Nickson nyirenda says:

    Bola ma upkeep allowance reinstated

  3. Simon manda says:

    Audit report later own.budgent first.bola ma allowance abwezelesa

  4. Hello! says:

    Do the MPs report to the Finance Minister or Auditor General how the Constituency Development Funds are utilized? If not, this is Constituency Fund Gate!!! We need to have ways and means of accounting for that money. Furthermore, the District/Town/City Assemblies need to take part in planning how the money would be utilized!!!

  5. ,MYEGHA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, says:

    if finantional year budjet start on 1 july,why junior increament start in december?

  6. Phillip Charles says:

    boma la dpp mwationjeza…..mukuganiz bwanj kod?

  7. kenkkk says:

    Goodall,you are just confusing us. How can you produce a budget if there are no resources for some of the expenditure. You mean you don’t have all of the 930bn in place to meet the budgeted items? How can you say some of the expenditures in the budget will be met when resources become available? That means not all of the 930bn is available. You are therefore giving us a false budget because we don’t have 930bn now to meet all budgeted commitments that you have told us. That means you are budgeting beyond our means, hence not a zero budget deficit budget. Donor money hoped to fill the gap?

  8. bb says:

    Questionable ndithu! I dont kno.

  9. Tanazio k Chakanda says:

    Cool gentle men 90bn!!!!!!!!!!!!! kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  10. Tione says:

    Goodal mumafuna mugawane ndalamazo? Musaivomerebe budget mpaka audit report ligwe apa

  11. Angoni Apaphata Ife says:

    Manga is this not what we have been saying all along? So was the first budget real? Answer is NO. Is this one real? NO AGAIN. He has no corresponding revenue. Jodi mbatamazi munakazikumba kuti?

  12. BBC says:

    No audit report no budget.

  13. Nabetha says:

    Just bring the audit report please!!!!

  14. Joseph says:

    And crying out loud, grow up now and start editting your articles before posting them. A budget of 90billion? Like really? Si cashgate ya DPP imeneyo?

  15. Joseph says:

    Kodi anthuwa akudziwa kuti those are just numbers, right? Ndalama palibe! Even if ndalama zikanakhala zilipo, the central gvt still chooses when and where to divert them to? Yhooo amalawi, kaya!

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