Malawi Govt has case to answer on farm input subsidy -Nnesa

Member of Parliament for Balaka South and sole legislator for Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde), George Nnesa, said President Joyce Banda’s administration will have to explain how it overspent on the farm input subsidy program (FISP).

The Balaka South legislator told Capital FM radio that irregularities which have characterized this season’s FISP have affected the 2012-2013 budget as government has spent more than double the initial budget allocated.

“Government should explain well on how they have implemented the farm input subsidy program, “said Nnesa who revealed a scam in Parliament where  Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) gave wrong figures on revenue collection in order to give an impression that the zero-deficit budget was working during DPP reign.

Nnesa: Will press government to give answers

Nnesa: Will press government to give answers

“Government has overspent on the subsidy program almost from the initial planned K10 billion to K50 billion owing to irregularities that have characterized the FSP,” he pointed out.

The lawmaker also lashed at the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), saying it is proving to be toothless bulldog

He suggested that the appointment of ACB director should not be made by the Head of State and confirmed by Parliament, saying the National Assembly should be fully responsible in identifying the head of the anti-graft body, saying in that way “ACB will be effective in tracking graft in government ministries.”

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