Congoma says 60% of national  budget goes to corruption in procurement

Council for Non-Governmental Organisation (Congoma) says 60 per cent of last year’s K1.3 trillion national budget went to kickbacks.

Mtonga: Kickbacks

Congoma chief executive officer Ronald Mtonga said this at a meeting on Thursday in Lilongwe.

“This lack of transparency in our national budget is fueling poverty in the country,” said Mtonga.

He said it was sad that 80 per cent of the national budget last year went to procurement, leaving a small budget for public services.

Mtonga’s sentiments come at a time when parliament is about to debate and pass a provisional budget amid cautions from economists and other stakeholders that procurement should be minimized in the provisional budget.

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Smart Aunt Sally
2 years ago

What is procurement? 80% of the national budget last year went to procurement! What is procurement?

2 years ago

Charity begins at home.. CONGOMA should first preach to their members about transparency. 60% of their funding goes to buying a 4 x 4, latest equipment for their office, high rent houses for the big boys, golf membership, allowances etc etc and 20% reaches the ground. CONGOMA – please do not interfere with government procurement. First put your house and members house in order. Ask your members to Practice what you preach

2 years ago

It looks like our leaders are behind all this mess. There has been huge sums of money changing hands during the elections, which I wonder where this is coming from, most likely government coffers, meant for service delivery obviously. It may have contributed to the current weakening of the Kwacha, thereby price hikes as a result poverty levels are getting worse by day

2 years ago
Reply to  Sibuno

K113 billion borrowed from the local market by government in the last 3 months. This may give you the source of the elections bribes. You and me will have to pay back these loans! Sad.

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