Committee wants State House budget increased by K2bn

Parliament’s Public Appointments and Commissions, Statutory Corporation and State Enterprises budget cluster committee has recommended an additional K2.4 billion budget allocation to the State Residences.

Chitsulo: Additional funds needed

Presenting the committee’s report in Parliament, chairperson Joyce Chitsulo said the committee noted that the K5.5 billion allocation to State Residences may be inadequate, considering that last year; State Residences spent K15.5 billion despite an initial allocation of K7.4 billion.

Chitsulo said the State Residences require an additional K2.4 billion for capital expenditure.

The committee also proposed K150 million allocation to Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) for the implementation of the Access to Information and Gender Equality Acts.

Additionally, the committee recommended an additional K4.6 billion budget to the Office of President and Cabinet 9OPC).

“The cluster was worried with the pressure exerted on the budget by the large number of principal secretaries (PSs) deployed for special duties in the OPC. This alone requires an additional K550 million for salaries and benefits for the 11 principal secretaries,” she said.

The recommendation follows a recent shakeup-up in the civil service that has seen some PSs moved to OPC for what government termed ‘special duties.’

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Patapata2020
Patapata2020
8 months ago

Are people serous with public money? State house budget was being used by the DPP to siphon money from the government and some people have the audacity to suggest increasing the budget. Koma amalawi umphawi udzatha with this kind of thinking? We don’t want the same shit all the time. We voted for change and change is what we expect from these mps and the new tonse government. Zakale zobera amalawi zithe. What value does the state house bring to be allocated huge sums of money. Stop messing with our taxes.

Concerned citizen
8 months ago

This is not in order. The budget is already resulting in a bankrupting deficit and you want to increase the expense bill further????

I am speechless.

The Bible talks about custodianship, on this front we are not doing well.

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
8 months ago

Hmm. I can smell a rat. There was a WhatsApp clip purporting that MCP MPs were given 500k each when they visited the palace. Could the additional funds sought by these MPs be for similar handouts?

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
8 months ago

1milliom jobs osati zopusa mukamba apa

National CEO
National CEO
8 months ago

What we want is universal fertilizer subsidy period.

Msopoleeeeee
Msopoleeeeee
8 months ago

Bwana chilima do you hear this nonsense? What are going to do about the wastage of resources by state residences? We did away with dpp so that tonse can behave better but alas!

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
8 months ago
Reply to  Msopoleeeeee

But can’t you see the expenditure is for fiscal year 2019/20 which was up until June 30? The current occupants of State Residences have not spent that much already. Sometimes levelheadedness is key.

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