Malawi official warns against abuse of Scots £9m aid for poor

Principal Secretary in the ministry of education science and technology responsible for higher education Charles Msosa has warned against the abuse of £9 million Scottish aid.

Msosa: The money should be used for intended purposes

Msosa: The money should be used for intended purposes

Msosa was speaking in Lilongwe during the 2015 National Symposium for Scottish Government Malawi Grant Partners.

The Scottish Government has invested more than  £37 million over the last decade in more than 100 projects to improve the lives of the people in Malawi, International Development Minister Humza Yousaf announced recently.

Yousaf announced the additional package of over £9 million to fund 20 life changing projects through the Malawi Development Programme over the next three years.

Msosa urged officers to use the funds for the intended purpose.

Malawi Scotland Partnership (MASP) board chair Dr Matthews Mtumbuka commended the Scottish Government for the support to Malawi.

“I don’t want even to hear that the money has been mismanaged,” said Mtumbuka.

In a video linked message to the meeting Yousaf said “Over the last ten years through the Malawi Development Programme , Scotland has made a real and lasting difference to the lives of many of our friends in Malawi. Our contribution has helped to deliver more than 100 projects that have among other things supported midwives to safely deliver babies,  improved children’s access to vital education, increased sustainable energy and helped people to find work to support their families out of poverty.”.

During the symposium MASP  national coordinator Happy Makala gave a project overview on the partnership.

 

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15 thoughts on “Malawi official warns against abuse of Scots £9m aid for poor”

  1. Watcher 2015 says:

    Warning thieves????Does that really work Mr Mtumbuka?Probably you should come up with the best system to protect that money.

  2. Thitherward Wendo says:

    Are you sure #11? Perhaps it’s the other way round: we are selfish, greedy and corrupt because we are poor and backward.

    Americans and Europeans are also selfish, greedy and corrupt. Why are they neither so poor nor so backward?

    Look closely and causal relationships blur.

  3. kaukonde says:

    Dont test us with your peanuts. it like putting peanuts before rats. This is attempting us poor people to commit a felony. Just leave your peanuts and dont talk too much.

  4. ngangaube says:

    awathamangitsa ambuyakowa. Msosa is a seasoned and disciplined Civil Servant very professional in his discharge of duty JB was cordect to send him to the UN not mbuli Bowler you have sent ija. That man will continue to be a disgrace to Malawi. He is a savage

  5. WILLARD MUBVUMBI says:

    This is Africa and thats why we remain poor and backwards becoz we are selfish, greedy and corrupt.

  6. chims says:

    by the way,who are you warning?why can’t you mention them by name.an effective warning must have its target.otherwise its vague.tizichita kabwila ice.

  7. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Kodi Dr. Mtumbuka, samakuyikani uminisita chifukwa ndi amphoto ati?

    Peter Munthalika anali kunja koma anta kaunjika woti tizipereka Ku ma fuladzi, kwa a Kaisara.

  8. chims says:

    tell them but it remains the same.

  9. atate says:

    Awathamangitsa a kuti adzafele kumudzi

  10. mlongoti says:

    Getrude Mthalika please take note.

  11. sulman says:

    the authorities want to be famous in the poor country to the poor people any way let them do want they want but god will judge

  12. chakwanuleka says:

    Give the money to DPP wolves and be assured it is gone before you know it. Give it as direct funding to projects, then you have given aid to Malawians

  13. Che Spoon says:

    You are right Mr Msosa kuba kwachuluka m’bomamu.

  14. Peter Nkosi says:

    “Msosa urged officers to use the funds for the intended purpose”

    Scotland is not giving the money directly to Malawi. Instead it is being given to various Scottish organizations in order for them to run projects which benefit Malawi. SOME of the money will be spent here, but not necessarily administered by Malawians.

  15. mgemi says:

    Kodi mwabwera akuthamangitsani?

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