Malawi cuts spending on patients meals in hospital

Malawi government is scalling down on patient meals as food budgets fall, health figures reveal meals in public hospitals from three a day to one a day.

Kalilani: I have no knoweledge on that

Kalilani: I have no knoweledge on that

Hospitals affected include Bwaila District Hospital in Lilongwe where admitted patients have been told that they will be having one meal a day from the normal three meals

The hospital’s chief medical officer Dr Ethel Lambikani confirmed the development, saying the Ministry of Health was consulted and informed before a decision was made,

The majority of patients at this hospital are those referred from rural health facilities and largely impoverished.

The hospital food budgets are being cut across the nation.

National Organisation for Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (Nonm) chairperson Dorothy Ngoma has described the development as a ‘worrying example of government irresponsibility.

She said nurses are “worried “with the situation, saying the right for health is a basic human right and is guaranteed by the Constitution, “but we continue to experience wanton disregard for the right to health by government. Instead of funding the poor access to health, what is government doing with our taxes?”

However, Minister of Health Jean Kalilani has expressed no knowledge of the situation and told a local paper that she could not comment “on something Ii don’t have information on.”

Ministry of Health spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe attributed the reduction of meals for patients in some hospitals to funding woes, saying Treasury is failing to support the health budget

“It is worth observing that when we submit our budgets to Treasury, it is based on need, but these budgets get trimmed based on projections of earnings. However, what is given in a month. This puts strain on centres to prioritise on spending,” said Chikumbe as quoted by Nation on Sunday.

Malawi Equity Health Network (Mhen) executive director Martha Kwataine also told the paper that the development is a signal of “a very big crisis”

She said: “You cannot take medication on an empty stomach. It’s the same hospitals which tell people to eat first before taking drugs

“As a referral hospital, Bwaila admit very poor people from outside the city, and the sick people cannot work on their own to get food. At stake is not just the right for health, but also the right to life, these people can die,” said Kwataine.

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92 thoughts on “Malawi cuts spending on patients meals in hospital”

  1. najere says:

    @Kanda usakwiye.To me bola kuti mankhwala azipezeka.For the meals ma guardian asova

  2. Kanda says:

    Apa ndakwiya asaaaaa

  3. dzina langa says:

    aKalilani akukana chani nawonso. mayesa zadutsa muoffice mwawo. thats the foolishness of Malawian leaders. If it was somewhere they cud be shot dead for being foolish.

  4. Palikanthu says:

    use the money from sale of MSB Bank

  5. A Bazza says:

    Boma iloooooooooooo!!!!!! Munthu kudya kamodzi mchipatala nzoona izi????. Wena amachita ngozi pamsewu, munthu wakuchitipa umpeza ali Kuchipatala ku Dedza, amene angadzampatsile nthochi ndani aliyekha munthu mumanja mwa boma???????

  6. galagambe says:

    iwe peter nkhani yonseyitu ili pa mutu pako uli kuti kodi?nanga ukutinawo chani nkhaniyi?koma iwe maso mphenya oti tikuvoteranso mu 2019 ndilibe zikusokonekera mphwanga.nanga anthuwa akafa ati akuvotere ndindani. mphwanga samalira kwambili usogoleri wako

  7. chingwe chambuzi says:

    stupid mapwevupwevu govt

  8. Kavuluvulu says:

    Inenso siukundigwira mtima.

  9. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    Azipatalanu musamatipusitse timaona majumbo a zakudaya mukupita nawo kunyumba. mwachulutsa zotengatenga. pano tiyamba kuika maprivate companies aziphikira ma patients azidya bwino. wina alira ndi zimenezo tikufufuza.

  10. Anti Orange says:

    I say empty all the freezers and fridges in Parliament and State house and feed those that deserve it and put all the politicians on a diet. It will do them a lot of good to be little thinner. Save millions in overseas health care as well.

  11. Kaka says:

    TIMENYELENI NKHONDO AMBUYE

  12. Changamtuwa says:

    koma zinazi, kumeneku ndikupha. where do our tax payers money go? ma salary athu mumatidula chimsonkho chopweteka, tikagule zinthu mmashop chi tax pompo dhiii, tikaode zinthu kunja koma MRA nayo, pamenepo ndiye ndalamazi mumapita nazo kuti? kodi munthu odwala azimwa mankhwala osadya mokwanira ndiye kuti mwamuthandizapo chani? Mulungu akakulangani ndi zintchito zanu zonyasazi.

  13. Edwin Maso Kayuni says:

    This ministry is the most corrupt from top to bottom. Imagine Karonga District is almost stand still we patients are suffering as if we dont have a govt,we feel pity for its staff at Mpata H/Centre they have stayed for more than amonth without water its pathetic

  14. SAPITWA says:

    NDIZOMWE TIMAFUNA KODI AMALAWI ZIMENEZI? .

  15. Smoko boy says:

    Food is vital to patient. If the government has decided to reduce feeding regimen in hospitals, so what will happen in our prisons?

  16. Kawonga says:

    Anthu amene mukuwazuzawa are the same people anavutika kukuvoterani, mr presdent thus a big mistake ever, and you are trying to throw in bin the sucess of 2019, those well to do amapita ku deayang and athaz in addition they dont care angles of voting, please God will be on your neck either you like it or not, jean is that a response from a human so named a minister of health, think twice and wise

  17. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    Ndi zimenezo, tiye nazoni. It neva rains but pours for DPP! Ngati anduna sakudziwa, kuli bwanji munthu wodzaza mano mkamwa? The good news is that m’neneri akudziwa. My suggestion is all resources meant for LDF and CDF should be channelled to ministry of health to cater for patient needs.

  18. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    Ndi zimenezo, tiye nazoni. It neva rains but pours for DPP! Ngati anduna sakudziwa, kuli bwanji munthu wodzaza mano mkamwa? The good news is that m’neneri akudziwa.

  19. not myname says:

    Ambuye Mulungu matisiyilanji mmanja mwa a Satanawa ndi zoona amphawife dziko lino silathudi. Anduna za vuto lochepa kwa chakudya monga iwo sakudziwa kuti anaikako ndalama zochepa dala kuti anthu tizifako ndi njala kuzipatala. Apulezidenti awo angoti bola ine ndiri kudya ngatinso ndiri ku America komwe kuja.

  20. Bratusha says:

    Kodi udokotala wa mayi Kalirani ndi wamankhwala kapena wa PhD or kapena honorary? Ine zochitika zawo sizimandigwira mtima. Iyayi poti these are ministers appointed on merit. Anyway, it also depends on how the appointing authority defines merit.

  21. Amalawi tiyeni tilimbe nazo zonsenzi ndi Mr MEC says:

    300M for maphwevuphwevu . Sad.

  22. Chimani. Game says:

    This means there will be no meals in Malawi prisons

  23. Namihavani says:

    The dullest Minister portasrying as if she is not an MD

  24. Thom Chunga says:

    Please ,you in authority consider those in hospital beds . The situation can lead to loss of lives . The huge allowances , that you get , for nothing , if cut ,can help something in this situation , I think .

  25. mambiya says:

    a clear violation of the right to food…. somebody can surely act

  26. Trevor Manyi says:

    577 BILLION woyeeee very greedy thieves..Kalilani kunenepa ngati nkhumba eti

  27. chriss says:

    The president is on holiday. Still wondering why he is the president.Honestly this country is without a president.

  28. sammy says:

    Now its time that we Malawians come to realize that we gave a power to foreigner Peter he left Malawi 4 decades not even one decade in country hes a leader,next thing it will be no medicine to the patients,mutharika ur really Satan idiot

  29. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Wow, thats gud news! Chakudya chambiri amataya mzipatalamu, coz odwalawo amachita kukamizidwa. Apa mwaitha, ndalamo ikani ku fetereza kut anthu apindule mmalo mowonongera odwala ku chipatala. Anthu oti atha kale u r forcing them kudya. Voti yaaanga!

  30. Starry says:

    This is a very sad development. I ask the almighty God to deal with such selfish people accordingly. They are so like the pharaoh’s of this time. They can’t even feel for the poor. Its because they don’t know the status of the people in hospitals. Has government forgotten already that majotity of Malawians are living below the poverty line and they are busy making decisions that favor the rich, what percentage is that, 15% of the whole population? Shame on the govt of Mw, which does not take the peoples well being at heart. Once again, I ask almighty God to deal with these opressors.

  31. Machinga district hospital is another example,,,only 1 meal per day ikumagawidwaso around 3pm,,,,,no sugar in porridge daily jst imagine

  32. kadyankena says:

    This is the worst goverment ever seen/lived/heard of. Uku ndiye kulephera komanso kupepera kwenikweni. They just like zinjoy basi disregarding the priorities mauy be its a new strategy of reducing the population. Boranso mzimai uja.

  33. Kasim says:

    Maya that’s what you chose don’t cry. Its quite unfortunate that the people that voted for this molon are the ones bearing the blunt of poverty in this country. Its time to reap for stupid tribal oriented elections

  34. sabata Fakufaku says:

    You voted for them why crying now. tiyeni nazoni

  35. titus Scoti says:

    I suspect someone is playing some sabotage games. WHY are budgets on need trimmed by Treasury at the time when Road Traffic and MRA are collecting good monies every month

  36. C Sekeani says:

    How much allowances do MP’s/Ministers get? Think of the under previledged people.. amafunikatu paja nthawi ya mavoti!!!!

  37. ziphaliwali says:

    this is the Dpp I know, remember the great Kahuna took away a doctor at Kamuzu central hospital who used to help alot of people for himself. Remember the first lady used to get 1.3 million for doing charity work. Remember Malawians were masacred for protesting against the draconian regime on 20th July. Remember we used to que for a packet of sugar because of Dpp. Remember that they travel outside for medical services while we remain in torment due to various ailments because of lack of medicine, hence the practice of leaving patients to die from hunger. God will fight for us, remember He fights for the poor. If you will maintain this trend you are doomed to fail, don’t say that I didn’t warn you.

  38. Mpumulo wa bata wayandilkila says:

    No need to worry all the patients will be invited to Kamuzu palace for dinner. Our Gay president and his “ugly wife” have food in abundance they can afford to feed the most vulrnerable people in our society after all they can afford to throw lavish banquets just because they don’t care about the suffering of the people who voted them into office

  39. PULOFESA BWAMPINI says:

    Don’t cry that is what you voted for.We told you that Bwampini is not a person to trust because he failed to run ministries his brother assigned him.But you ignored that free advise and opted to vote this clueless man.You have now a good reason to stand up for your rights and take to the street to force out this adminstration from power.

  40. Mr. Chiguza says:

    Malawi is slowly but surely drifting into an economic catastrophe primarily on account of incompetent leadership at political and administrative levels. Malawi has enough resources to manage its public service delivery the only challenge is people who are entrusted to manage. There is too much wastage in the public service particularly civil service. I personally don’t understand why allowances are not abolished. Alot of public resources are lost through allowances. Just imagine when the President goes for a development rally he gets an allowance yet he doesn’t shoulder any burden for everything including lunch is paid for by the state. Civil servants have taken advantage and pay themselves for work done in office. There is no discipline and no control. Again Malawi should be one of the very few laggards where civil service has a large fleet of vehicles. Progressive societies have moved away to civil servants owning own vehicles and government cutting down on maintenance fuel and insurance expenses. Today one of the area heavily abused by civil servants is fuel which is exchanged for cash at filling stations. There are many areas government can manage well and save tremendous amounts of money like FISP Malata and free education. Let’s admit Malawi is too poor to afford subsidies. Let people contribute their healthcare and their children’s education. The politics we pursue will bring this economy to its knees not very long from now.

  41. zeze says:

    DPP woyeeeee, zomoambbiri.

  42. Alungwana says:

    The mapwevu pwevu government

  43. But mutharika says he will still win elections in 2019! Imagine how many people will still be alive by then.

  44. Capital hill says:

    We funded DHOs in July. Only that priorities are being misplaced in some of the DHOs like Chitipa and others. Funds are misappropriated on things that benefit themselves, not the poor Malawians through the so called DHO’s vote. DHMTs cart away huge sums of money in form of allowances which are not deserved at all. That ends up in lack of maintenance on infrastructure and others issues.

  45. Thief Nkhongoigwa says:

    Mudakana Chakwera musalire lero.Kupha njoka mkudula mutu koma inu mangoyisisita.

  46. Mwamuwunda says:

    There after it will be full cost sharing on the health services. Eventually, it will be a campaign issue. Opposition will derive political capital from that. Free things of course do not last long. Not sustainable. Perhaps, create some paying services to beef up resources. Those that can afford, should be paying. People will be able to choose whether to go for free or paying services. Obviously, paying ones will be less congested. Structures should be improved to expand service provision to cater for both free and paying services. The money generated from the arrangement need not to go account number one. Account number has always been falling prey to cash gaters

  47. lesta says:

    Koma zafika pamenepa? This is worrisome,good nutrition is vital to patients recovery from an illness,this is too much,once a day? Really? Cmon

  48. Che Wanimiliyoni says:

    This country will surely not develop if we dont accept we are very poor and can not meet all our critical daily needs like the one in question here. What do families do if their income cant afford 3 square meals a day? They eat once no matter whether one is sick or not. You take away your children from school, electricity, water and pay tv are disconnected. But in attempt to pretend all is well some steal and end up in prison. What am i saying? Malawi govt passed budget of K900bn and against a population of 16 million we are talking of a meagre K70,000 per every Malawian in 12 months. Now can someone give me a budget breakdown on how he can live on such little amount the whole year. A poor man who lives denying he is poor will die poor.

  49. Mpumulo wa Bata wayandikila says:

    Oh no this can’t be happening in Malawi, this is a rich country as per Mathanyula’s dream. we just blew MK3000,000,000.00 last month for independence celebrations, we just sent 4 cabinent ministers and their entourages to Botswana for SADCC summit, we are rich!!! the country is flowing with milk and honey! we are rich! we can’t afford basic health care…. we are rich! ……. electricity/water supply is erractic……. we are rich!……a third of our population does not have enough food reserves….. we are rich!….the Kwacha is on a free fall…. we are rich!….. the average Malawian lives on less than a dollar a day (WHO) WE ARE RICH!……. OUR GAY PRESIDENT AND HIS CRONIES CAN HAVE A LAVISH BANQUET, at the task payers footing they are rich!!! ……..Mathanyula and his boys make me wonna throw up!

  50. Nyanja says:

    A jean kalilani yakulakani ntchito. Shupiti

  51. Dwambazi says:

    Don’t worry they will be invited to Kamuzu Palace for dinner. These stupid people had a huge banquet at Kamuzu Palace celebratig the passing of the budget. Now you mean the most vulnerable members of our society have to live on one meal a day???? what kind of madness is thiS?????

  52. Wa Nzeru Wa Kummawa says:

    Hospitals are there to diagonize diseases and administer medication. Hospitals are not there to administer meals as their primary duty. Guardians have responsibility to provide food for their patients. Unfortunately this is the painful truth which is like a bitter pill that is difficult to swallow.

  53. José says:

    This minister should resign. She seems to be ever blank of the ministry’s operations. A month ago she embarrassed the President with the issue of drugs. Are sure she doesn’t know anything about this food problem in our hospitals? This isn’t the first time this matter has been talked about in the media.

    She’s simply fooling the President. She’s therefore not fit to be inba cabinet

  54. wales banda says:

    Koma bwana prezident akuziwa zimenezi? Komanso ku malawi ndi konvesa chisoni zedi, what a wicked country,,,,,

  55. myao says:

    Ask some patients they will tell u they still support PDD, vuto lovotera mafano ndi limeneli. Anzathu anasiya kalekale zomangovotera zipani,amavotera mfundo,musalire munavota nokha.

  56. I have always said I don’t give a damn about politics, they can eat the money all they want, as long as they keep all basic things available to a villager like me, but when their mismanagements of funds affect me like now, I campaign and pray for the removal of crapy leadership like we have now. Leadership is having compassion with the most vulnerable people. But dpp has replaced it punitive measures, taking us to the cleaners,it doesn’t take a genius to note when something is wrong with the country, the change will come only when this poor decision affects our brothers and sisters in lomwe belt. Joice Banda failed in some areas but him every area is a mess. There is this hunger rooming on our doors, I hope he has a plan. I dread the day.

  57. NYAOPE says:

    Seeing they sees NOT, hearing they hears NOT, neither do they understand their job. Malawi politicians, stone cold hearted dunderheard political leaders.how come the whole health minister can say she has no knowledge of what is happening in her ministry? What is the minister’s job, what is she doing, who employs her, who is she working for, who pays her salaries every month plus allowances for doing nothing????????? On top of all this, she introduced what she calls by-pass fees in those hospitals. Milking already thin, and now sick cows, the poor masses. Their very employers who pays them. No wonder the no.1 employee said he has got” ajob without description.” How can they care for the citizenry while their whole hearts / minds are on the other side of the game, accumulating the wealth for themselves. So sad, my heart weeps for my beloved country, MALAWI.

  58. chepetsani says:

    The government is cutting wrong cost. Cut PSs,ministers,MPS saralies and benefits. Ana awo akupita ku ma school odula like Kamuzu Acadamy, St Andrews, ena overseas on tax payers money. This is not fair.

  59. Wokumudwa 0997236470 says:

    Hon Minister, I don’t want to comment on that but i just want to let you know about bad behavior of some Ambulance Drivers are doing especially in Zomba. Pali ma Ambulance Drivers ena ku Zomba DHO omwe akumagwiritsa ntchito ma Ambulance molakwika. Mwachinsanzo amanyamulira matola malo monyamulira matenda kapena maliro. Pali Driver wina yemwe amumutcha Katelele iyeyu amatha kunyamula matenda komanso matola nthawi yomweyo. Tsiku lina ananyamula matola mu Ambulance muli matenda. Matenda anakhala pamatumba a Mpunga omwe anawanyamulira anthu amatola. Apatu kuti akuchokra kuchipatala chakwa Lamusi Boma la Zomba kupita nawo Nchipatala chachikulu cha Zomba Central Hospital. Mwatsoka ilo patient uja anamwalira. Malo motenga maliro kukawasiya kumudzi kwao iye antenga galimoto ija kumakapangira matola. Anangowanamidza anafedwa kuti akubwera kaye akupita kukasiya mankhwala kwa Lamusi. Apatu ananfedwa anachita kukapemphanso Ambulance kwa a Transport Officer atawona kuti kunja kukuda. Please Hon Minister, Driver ameneyu akuyipitsa mbiri yachipatala cha Boma. Bambo Katelele ma driver anzawo akwa DHo ku Zomba amwadandaulanso kwambiri chofukwa chakhalidwe lawo

  60. Bratusha says:

    If Malawians don’t believe it, it’s at their own peril. Prof Peter Mutharika is no fit for presidency. The guy is too dull to withstand the challenges, dynamism and rigours associated with the high office of president. Just ask those who have worked with him in other capacities before becoming president you will hear how dismally the guy performs. The only two people of the five presidents Malawi has had I saw to have genuine traits of leadership at presidential level are Kamuzu and Bingu. That’s my assessment but I stand to be corrected though! But I am saying this with true love of my beloved Malawi.

  61. Sapitwa says:

    This lack of donor funding is really killing us. Much as Donors don’t want to give us cash, isn’t there any means for them to just assist by providing the resources thus Maize, rice, cooking oil etc? Can’t someone really tell the world Donors on this unfortunate situation?
    The Goverent should do something on this please!

  62. matama says:

    Koma ndiye muphwisa nalo boma a DPP tinkangokuonani mukuchita mwano ndi matama JB ali m’boma nkumamunyoza kuti inu mudzakonza zinthu koma lelo mmalo mokonza zinthu zikuipila ipilabe, ndie bolanso JB .Palibe chomwe chikuchitika,kaya a malawi chinatichitikila ndi chani kusankha anthu akuba,akupha,opanda masophenya opanda chifundo opanda nfundo

  63. Bob says:

    Food is got much more healing properties than drugs. No drugs can properly work on a starved. Let patients be paying a little contribution to going to food purchases.

  64. Beast Msonda says:

    I don’t see any problem with this move. How about those who sick but are in their homes and not at the hospital? Who is feeding them? Are they eating tax-payers’ money too? After all we all know that about 80% of the money allocated for patients’ food in government hospitals goes to the hospital workers. The intended group consumes only 20%.

  65. wodabwa says:

    The best is yet to come from DPP led government just wait and see.

  66. MAFUMU says:

    SO DR CHILIMA #DR BEN PHIRI# PROF PETER # DR GOODAL

    YOU GUYS ARE HAPPY IN STATE HOUSES EATING AND DRINKING MAPWEVUPWEVU

    WHILE PEOPLE /PATIENTS ARE STARVING IN HOSPITALS ???

    WHICH CHURCH DO YOU GUYS GO TO ???

    YOU DONT DESERVE THOSE TITLES AT ALL !!

  67. Aub says:

    If you have worked in hospital, you will have noted the wastage associated with hospital food. Most of this food, which is poorly made, ends up in hospital bins. Patients very often do not eat the garbage produced by these hospital kitchens.

    I think patients should contribute to their own health by bringing their own food. We just can not be giving free everything the way we do in this country.

  68. NYAKWAWA says:

    that’s what we voted for

  69. point Blank says:

    It looks like nobody is driving the country’s affairs.

  70. In Pain says:

    Si inu nomwe munkamwelera ndi kulezera usiku wa pa 30 May 2014 Nyirenda ndi Mbendera atamuchita declare winner.
    Anakakhala wosankhidwa ndi Mulungu bwenzi miliri yonseyi ikuchitika?
    YEHOVA TICHITIRENI CHIFUNDO

  71. baba says:

    Dpp yizachoka 2019 . Peter ilibe vision zovesa chisoni kwambili aaaaaaaa kaya

  72. Souja says:

    Its very bad espencially for people coming from rural areas,its a very sad development,some patient amakhala opanda ma gardian what will happen to them..shame!

  73. Denguzman says:

    Alomwe, Alomwe, alomwe plus chimtumbuka chimodzi chimakonda kuvala zimagalasi zokhala ngati ma head lumps agalimoto…..forsake.. ma patient akuvutika coz of ur selfishness. Nanga Callista akugwira ntchito yanji mubomamu? Ma PS ninety plus for what? Koma Amalawi ambiri akumwalira muzipatalamu chonsecho muli ndi njira zambiri zoti Malawi itha kukhala pena pake. Malemu Dr. Hestings Banda, may ur soul rest in peace coz muulamuliro wanu palibe patient amene ankamwa makhwala asanadye.

  74. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Can a sick economy feed a sick person?

  75. Kodi uyu ndi bugwe or. Bigwi says:

    Ichi chimuthu mchofunika kuchichosa chisanowonge zikoli mwamuwo zomwe yamba nanga ikatha five years malawi akhalaalipo koma koma mpanda mano iwe wati wonjeza wanva komano kenaka tikulowela musewumu ndizikwanjeno ingo yelekeza kupanga zawukape zakozo iwe muthu akudwala asamalandile chakudya koma iwe ndi iwe mfiti kapena satanic ?ukudabwisano mapulani ameneukupanga sizapawumuthu ayi tatopa nawe bingu wanva

  76. chinchin says:

    Malawi wa lero! Prime M

  77. JAPHET KAIRA says:

    If a patient suffers then who is safe?

  78. Munyasiwa says:

    This too bad. Where are the Billies – Banda, Mayaya and others. I remembered KCH moutuary was not functioning during JB.Even the DPP was saying boma likupha mitembo and JB as a leader was responsible. Now the whole health care system is in horrible state kulizi- Chibanzi cha u board chair. Am convinced that this country needs the likes of JB to change things around.my beloved Malawi?

  79. Kambanizithe says:

    We dont need to complain much. We voted them into power and they are enjoying our foolishness.I support every move by DPP because we were warned not to put these animals into power but we didnt listen . Am happy that its not only the Centre and the North that are facing the madness of DPP.

  80. Mj girl says:

    Shame on this govt. Coz ur eating pizza u think every individual can manage? U 4get that 75 % of pple in malawi r poor. How can we promote gd health wen patients r eating once aday. Shame!

  81. GANYAVU says:

    Shaaaaaaa DDP koma mwati mchaniiii kodiiiii inuyoooo very bad

  82. Mkamwiniwakwata says:

    I agree with the first comment gov. should cut on allowances especially now that they have increased the rate per day it is happening in the government departments that civil servants senior and juniors every month claims more that 10 nights for no work done. I heard my friend saying drivers, security personnel of ps, directors, minister, deputy ministers do work weekend on personal issues for their bosses come Monday they are filling forms why? A Mkondiwa/Chilima please investigate this is it part of Civil Service Servants Reform.

    Senior officers are booked at a hotel later they claim allowance on a different dates it is happening allowance gate sizatha ayi. do something please.

    We are tired of these malpractice, funding izingothela allowance basi.

  83. John Paul says:

    Stupid government full of shit.

  84. anadimba says:

    iwe Jean ukati no knowledge ,what do you mean by that?where is august funding?whats de date today?reform ija ndi imeneyo.munyanya kuvotera matchona.sadziwa u mphawi wammidzi.akuuzani kuti fallng sick is achoice.you can as wel chose to die.

  85. Jelbin mk says:

    This government will meet its fate soon, it is playing with people’s lives big time and are forgetting that it is the same people who fund the government through taxes on everyday basis.

  86. Mumkachita kubera kuti muwine lero ndilimeneli dziko yendetsanitu nanga

  87. John M says:

    Go to Hell Pete with ur DPP!!!!!! Oh my Malawi, where we are
    heading to?????

  88. Akulisinga says:

    Do our government think of implications when changing some policies? or are those in driving seats corrupted with the decent life they are leading? tapitani ku bwailako mai kalilani only one day mukaone ngati ndi mzeru zabwino mukubweretsazo.!!

  89. ine says:

    These are the fruits of a country on autopilot. Unless something big happens we are in big trouble.

  90. I think it is bad. Sick people are already in need of healthy care and food is one healthy care. Most of these come from poor homes. How can they get better wihout food. I think Malawi goverment is lack of logical thinking. Why dont they cut their allowances which they get without doing nothing. The previous Norwagian ambassador tried to tell the government of Bingu and JB to look after allowanc system but Malawi go:-) vernment did o dont want to look into it. In many western countries they have taken or cut allowances
    In order to deal with economy. It is little previlleged people in Malawi who get allowance the rest workers dont have. The government officials defend this because it increases to their salaries. It is so selfish. Just imagine even the ife of the preaident get allowance and salary as she is employed. In Zambia the wife of the president dont get salary, allowance and she does not travel often with the president only when the trip has need for her to travel. In Malawi first lady is always with the preaident and she gets allowance. This is what Bingu was doing. Calista used to get 1,3 million. A month fr what

  91. John M says:

    What’s the HELL is that????? Peter Mtharika and ur team
    eat sausages at state house, while sick and poor people
    sleep with empty stomach!!!!! What a shame!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Joseph says:

    That is DPP for you. A few months ago everyone was ecstatic about the passing of the budget that went on a mapwevupwevu rampage despite warnings about the responsible use of money. A few months ago DPP thought it clever to use millions of tax payers money on the ” freedom day celebration”, despite all the advice to scale down on the unnecessary expendures. Every month, the gvt deputy speakers are taking a combined million kwacha home for house allowance ONLY , but when you ask how much the total budget of Bwaila hospital is,,,, i promise you that it will be at par or even less that what the DPP spent on mapwevupwevu or freedom day celebrations. But ey thats DPP for you. Even the deputy speaker thieves are home free, no consequences for their actions, and malawians who always have had a short term memory, have already forgotten about it. Malawi is for the rich lomwes!

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