Malawi political expert backs donors’ new set conditions

Chancellor College political scientist Mustafa Hussein has backed the 20 new set conditionalities donors have given to the government, saying they are of national importance.

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe: Donors have given us new tough conditions before resuming aid

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe: Donors have given us new tough conditions before resuming aid

“Take the condition of the Access to Information Bill for example. The donors want the bill passed before they resume aid. This is what Malawians want, this is a condition of national importance,” said Hussein in a radio interview.

He said he has examined all the 20 new conditions and found out that they all favour Malawians not the donors.

Hussein’s comments come barely days after Finance minister Goodall Gondwe said the donors have slapped the government with 20 new conditionalities before the resumption of their aid to Malawi apart from the IMF conditions.

Gondwe was optimistic that Malawi would be on track with the IMF extended credit facility in February after the IMF team examines books at Capital Hill in Lilongwe in December.

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40 thoughts on “Malawi political expert backs donors’ new set conditions”

  1. One vonfiyion eoulf dettle it sll.tjou shsll not dyesl punliv monry use uour owncar.fuel,meals etc.
    A gondwe plesse ginf ways to cut codt of politics ehich entsils public service reforms….khbs ma allowsnce one nitd kusinilana 4nites ndipo zilipitilirabr most depsrtments..tulo while on ze whell eehe!)

  2. One vonfition would make sense than20,the ten commsndments are summefup in one only love the neigbour as yourself..do thesimple condition is thou shall not stesl public money except uour own. Why do we have yo be given vonditions when we cannot give vonditiond to our on politicians thou dhall not mec cars or drive on ir roadd on free fuel,free mesls etv..letd put vonditions as well.thou shall not be s predideny ot mp or minister if uou sleep on ghe job..somrone hss bren dleeping only jb wad awake thsts joe dhe daw the leaking pipe…now doome did not see mwk577b ozing out snd dsys its just reconcilayion fugured.rubkish… You guys vlsim vlose to 1000nite allowance in one yesr yet the calender yesr has 364 nites only craxy..you stsrt blaming ifmis rubish gg. ..situlo yofsnato iti?

  3. Mbuya says:

    China continue helping us with no strings attached ,MW will be somewhere after 5yrs keep it up

  4. VYOTO says:

    OF COURSE REFORMS TO THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT LED TO CASHGATE UNDER JOYCE BANDA GOVERNMENT AND MISMANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS (ACCORDING TO GONDWE CASHGATE IS MORE THAN MISMANAGEMENT) UNDER LATE BINGU GOVERNMENT IS AMONGST THE CONDITIONS WE ALL KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SURELY THESE CONDITIONS ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF MALAWIANS AS OTHERS HAVE ALREADY SAID,THE CONDITIONS SET BY DONORS ARE VERY DOABLE.

    ALL THAT MALAWI MY POOR COUNTRY NEED IS A SERIOUS MINDED AND JACKED UP PRESIDENT BUT ONE DAY SOME OF US WERE VERY ANNOYED TO HEAR FROM THE DPP GOVERNMENT THAT MALAWIANS SHOULD FORGET ABOUT DONORS YET THE 20 CONDITIONS ARE NOT FOR DONORS.

    THIS IS HIGH TIME THAT ALL GOOD THINKING MALAWIANS SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN MONITORING AND EVALUATING PETER MUTHALIKA AND HIS GOVERNMENT ON THE PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVEMENT OF THESE TWENTY CONDITIONS FAILING WHICH DEMONSTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTABLE.THE TWO YEARS WITH DONORS DIRECT SUPPORT TO NATIONAL BUDGET HAS BEEN VERY MISERABLE SO IT IS BEING STUPID TO SUGGEST THAT WE SHOULD FORGET ABOUT DONORS IN THE SHORT TERM, IN THE LONG TERM I HAVE NO PROBLEMS.

    WE DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO WAIT FOR DONORS TO TABLE AND ENACT THE INFORMATION BILL, GET RID OF GHOST WORKERS,MAKE IFMIS EFFECTIVE ETC. MY TAKE REMAINS THAT DR CHAWERA COULD HAVE DONE BETTER NOT THIS OLD ONE!

  5. ophiri says:

    Idol worahiping donors one they wil give us conditions that we wil not lyk
    them.eg gay

  6. Chief Cadet says:

    List them down we want to know all the conditions please,urgent.

  7. ephrahim says:

    We know at least 3 of the condition, tabeling ATI bill, elimination of ghost worgers in the puplic sector and reform os FISP.
    Gondwe was sitting we this lady from World Bank onThursday 26 of November, today is Sunday 29th..Three days, half of the comments asking for the 20 conditions list and there is nobody
    In this day dreaming country of Malawi to come up with it??? Nyasatimes and media please do your part and investigate ! Play your role as the fourth pillar in a democracy!

  8. felix muloleni says:

    I hope when the aid resume tisiya kuba APA talandila phunziro .ukamaba know that God upstares is watching its just a matter of time when you will be exposed.

  9. Dr Haswel P Bandawe says:

    I requested Nyasatimes to list the conditions so that we can comment on them.

    I will not be surprised if most of the conditions have to do with transparency in the conduct of government financial affairs, accountability, ownership of the budgetary allocations by the citizens and getting rid of government waste of public funds on luxurious perks by those in public office (including the many State Houses) at the expense of spending on health, education and other essentials.

    Why does Parliament not demand the publication of the conditions?

  10. Okhrana says:

    Ine i know other 18 mundipeze koma…..

  11. Kenkkk says:

    Mustafa, can you please list the conditions for us? It seems you are one of the few privileged ones to know all the 20 conditions.

    I have been requesting for these conditions but to no avail. Even nyasatimes seems not to know all of them.

    Gondwe has been leaking one at a time, it seems it will take a month for Gondwe to let us know all.

  12. flyton Manda says:

    What the fack are these conditionalities?

  13. Pitala Paulendo says:

    Mau awo!!

  14. Ndata says:

    What are the twenty condions? I think as citizens we have the right to know them. Mathanyula can you please list them so we know how big your home work is.

    1. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

      DO NOT blame the President for everything! That’s really ignorant.
      Even Hussein can tell us what the “conditions” are. He said he has read them. Why would he not even publish the them, if he claims, as he does, to be an advocate of transparency? Malawians: it seem we get duped by people like Hussein all the time.

  15. Balamanthu says:

    Our people just like complaining.They normally dont see the sense and gist of what these donors are trying to do.This is why the sensible professor is backing them and you can count me in to back these conditions.If government does not wish to approve the Information Bill, what is it that they are doing that they would wish hidden?Is it not the same guys that were asking us to vote for them as their masters and yet they wish to hide what they are doing for their masters?Does this make sense.

  16. ndata says:

    Some of what we call conditions are actually things gvt could have implemented without waiting for a carrot to be dangled in their face. We appear as a bunch of citizens who do not want good things. I hope these donor have not included the manthanyula issue in the conditions. Otherwise they can go to hell with their money. Morality is more paramount than money.

  17. Mzee says:

    Zopusa basi. ATI isatipatse mabvuto just table it. I believe govt is just being daft because ATI will not lead to citizens getting any information they want. Chonde lets have the bill in parliament. This is Africa there are ways in which govt can get away with “murder”. Ife we just want the money basi.

  18. We know that our leaders are daylight robbers but at the same time these conditions mostly they don’t safeguard or help in anyway other than infringing the ordinary masses.

  19. Ndizovuta kuzimvetsa kodi? says:

    What are the other 19 conditions?

  20. George says:

    We shall meet th

  21. Benson Chirwa says:

    Please give us the list of all the 20 conditions.

  22. Frank james says:

    Ndizomwe tikufuna ife a malawi a gondwe ndisogoleri wabwino wokonda ziko lake ndiposo wakula kale sanganame tikufuna malawi wabwino wachilungamo wopanda corrupution nde zichitike bill ipase osabwelela mbuyo tikuyangana tilipo ambiri

  23. Nyoni phiri says:

    Ndinthawi yawo ma donor wa!

  24. Kumamvetsa says:

    Honourable Gondwe
    We’re waiting to clap hands in December

  25. Phaghlani Vwavwa says:

    In the ordinary course of things, a poor man generally finds so many excuses for disliking a rich man, and a rich man generally feels pity and disdain for a poor man. So is this case between Malawi and donors. For some reason so many educated people in Malawi simply behave and act as if they never went to school, like a typical villager. They dislike donors for stupid reasons as if donors are bad and are there to do harm to Malawi. Shame

  26. BOGOLOLO WAMWENDO KHUMIKHUMI says:

    Donors should put more than twenty demands they should add twenty more demands to make forty in order to bring back the grorly of THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA.

  27. zandile says:

    What are these 20 conditions? Please provide background information.

  28. Chigawaneni says:

    Malawi needs sober minded people like Mustafa Hussein. You are a true Malawian!

  29. Goodall Gondwe knows that donors will not resume aid to Malawi untill they seal the holes of Cash Gate. The problem with Africans is they dont understand where the donor money come from. Second they think donors owe them money. Instead of finding their way of resources they wait for someone to help them. Their own money they use it for their high living standard. They dont care how much the leaders spend donors will give us money. This time it is finish. Thanks to donors. No shame begging all the time. Since indepedence we have been helped by the west whe are we going to stand on our own? Everytime they help us leaders and their followers take money. Look at Malawi how back we are compared to other African nations. Democracy brought thieves. Bakili, Bingu, JB and Peter are all rich because of stealing. APM is not doing much to solve the Cash Gate. Only oppositio. Have covicted. But donors knows that there was more money stolen during Bingu govrnment which includes APM. Azungu atopa nafe Antu. Europe has said they will cut AID to AFRICA. Kumba. Wantu. Kufuna kulemela without working hard. I hope they cut completely.

  30. nachisale says:

    We don’t need these donors telling us what to do.

  31. well wisher says:

    Sometimes I wonder the budget presented in parliament indicates 40 percent donor support to show that 60 percent Malawi is so confident to support itself. Surprisingly the language of Malawi having donor support seems to indicate that even that 60 percent is a mere figure… The budget has to be realistic, 60 % of the total amount presented in parliament is a lot of money which can not leave the government grounded as it is… CAN YOU WORK OUT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY FROM 60 % OF YOUR BUDGET, DOES IT REALLY EXIST. Statistics has to tally with the money generated through MRA and other sources.

  32. Jalison Banda says:

    To hell with donors and their conditionalities! We don’t need them in Malawi. We shall luck, but eventually we shall find a way out. Go back to your countries . We shall have home grown strategies without the assistance of imperialists

  33. Bullshit says:

    What are these conditions please?

  34. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Nyasatimes, why can’t you publish the 20 conditions. I want to see them all.

    I hope MK577b cash gate and murder of ACB officer inclusive

  35. Gadabwali says:

    Kwa iwo osafunira dziko lino zabwino they can say the conditions are tough because anazolowera kusolola.

  36. john says:

    Kodi mungoti ma condionality, ma conditionality. Tawaikani pa mmbalambanda eni dziko’fe tiwadziwe.

  37. Shem says:

    Do we really need a big brother with a tjambok to get something done? And do we really need to caucus over donor conditionalies like naughty school kids discussing their teachers? It’s time to get to work and get the mess sorted. Part of it is to get some dunderheads out of decision-making corridors. Please!

  38. The Analyst says:

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    . . . Am lost in wonder why the Information Bill is being cited as one of the tough conditions given by the donors.
    . . . Did not Jappi Mhango tell us that seeing the information bill tabled in parliament is one of the items in the DPP manifesto? How n why then has it become a challenge when they already wanted to do it?
    . . . If a husband promises to buy his wife a new car on 1st January; n the wife happens to remind him of the promise on 31st December; will he start complaining n accusing her of being a nagging wife? Unless he lied in the first place that he would buy her the car.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    . . . Just shows how deceitful the DPP govt has suddenly become! Promising an item in the manifesto yet didnt even want to do it? Pali chilungamo apa? This is dangerous!
    . . . Even dangerous is when APM joins the bandwagon of cheats by affirming that the information bill would be tabled in parliament yet the opposite to be true, he already knew.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    . . . Just sober up n swallow your pride n do the needful. Stop being selfish in gambling with people’s lives as you can’t make drugs available in hospitals e.t.c. since govt coffers are running drier n drier with each an passing day.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  39. sam says:

    Donors should be open are they willing to assist Malawi, as when conditons are met they come up with new sets of conditions, Donors use IMF and world bank so africa countries will be poor and keep on begging to donors, there policies will never help to get economic independence as once Malawi gets that they are aware we will not listen to them. Donors are ruling this country through IMF and they intenetions are clear we should remain beggars all our lives. So the earlier we accept that they behave like friends but are they true friends, therepolicies are not working in Malawi they know that but they still force malawi to use them like free floating kwacha which has made inflation and people moor poorer, and infact we are more poor then during Kamuzu era. Please lets not follow IMF policies blindly as they are hurting us more.

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