Malawi govt cuts budget for Kamuzu memorial park: MP Jumbe irks Minister Fabiano

Government has made a dramatic cut on the budget of Kamuzu Memorial Park from K150m to K50m prompting Kasungu south east parliamentarian to demand that government takes away the remaining money as it will not have an impact on the development of the resting place of the first president of Malawi.

Jumbe: Hailed Kumpalume

Jumbe: Hailed Kumpalume

This was after Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe had announced a huge cut of the ministry of Information, Tourism and Civic Education of K2 billion and one of the affected is the Kamuzu Memorial Park which falls under Tourism Department.

The Kasungu south east legislator, a great niece of Kamuzu, implored the remaining K50million be reallocated to the Ministry of Education where there was great need for more resources and “Kamuzu loved education.”

However, Gondwe said the government will not be able to extend works at the park in the next four months but promised this will be done next year.

“Kamuzu is revered even from this side, we are all indebted to him,” said Gondwe.

Some parliamentarians also took the government to task on why it is not aggressively selling Malawi for tourism through advertisements in international television channels like CNN or reputable international publications as is the case with other progressing nations like Kenya.

Minister of Information Jappie Mhango said Malawi has not yet reached the level of marketing at such a level.

And Minister of Finance Gondwe said the exercise cannot be factored in mid-year budget saying it is a medium term venture.

Salima central MP Felix Jumbe touched the row nerve of Minister of Education Emmanuel Fabiano and his deputy Vincent Ng’ambi when the parliamentarian praised Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume for raising the budget in his ministry from K81 billion to K86 billion unlike his ministry of education counterpart.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
6 months 16 days ago

Bravo Amwali.You are a real Malawian partriot,keep it on.There is absolutely no sense to waste public funds on Brutal tyrant instead of using the funds to uplift the lives of our young desparate beggars.The tyrant is gone,despite the fact that he was proclaimed immortal by his so-called people.Let us use the meagre resources for our most needy citizens,Banda is gone,he is now turned into soil.Wakeup political lepers of Africa.

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
6 months 16 days ago
Good job Amwali,you are one of the enlightened future Malawi leaders.Banda is still being tried in hell for diabolical sins and crimes he committed against innocent and God loving Malawians.Furthermore,I would urge Malawians to bring down his Mausoleum,the symbol of tyranny which cost Malawians tax-payers thousands of Kwacha each day passes by.Regrettably,this satan has been accorded decent resting place far better than our dear and beloved Jesus Christ who died for us.What we are going through today,is a curse by the fallen innocent spirits seeing the way we treat the evil remains of Hastings Banda whose hands are in there… Read more »
mathanyula ndi dhilu
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mathanyula ndi dhilu
6 months 16 days ago

ndinanetu paja kuti zero funding to educ coz anthu akwathu kuthyolo sukulu alibe nayo ntchito .iwo koma kugwira ntchito mma estate. Anzanga a kwa Atupele amapita kunyanja kopha nsomba. Komanso osadanda, azandivotera .paja mbuli tu sizivuta. Zimakopeka ndi zinthu zojambula.ndi zangowajambulira chimanga pa nsalu ndi nyumba basi azakopekatu. Panonso ndisintha Guys ndi jambula kalingonda. Paja nilibe pulobulemu.

T/A Kamuzu
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T/A Kamuzu
6 months 16 days ago

tilekeleni manda a Kamuzu wathu. 50 million kwachayo tengani. Tizisamalira bwino manda angwazi yathu. tikungodikira TB Joshua alengeze za cardiac arrest ina basi

peter
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peter
6 months 16 days ago

A Fabiano anali ku UNIMA, anapangako chiani kumeneko? Nothing for generations to see apart from occupying positions while others use the same positions to make indelible contributions to their societies.
In life we do not always have a second chance to give the world our treasured talents and skills!

BOKHO
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BOKHO
6 months 16 days ago

Kumpalume seems is ticking unlike others ministers.

Amwali
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Amwali
6 months 16 days ago

Kamuzu is dead, why waste money on a dead guy when the people who are alive are suffering. Allocate that money to the health sector and save peoples lives.

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