Govt allocate K29bn to June 23  Malawi fresh elections: Donors shun support 

Government has allocated K29 billion towards June 23  court-sanctioned Fresh Presidential Election.

Mwanamvekha: During the 2020-2021 National Budget presentation

Presenting the 2020/21 National Budget in Lilongwe on Friday, Minister of Finance Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha said government will foot the budget on its owing to non-committal from the donors.

“Madam Speaker, to show commitment to conduct the fresh presidential elections on 23rd June 2020, Government allocated K29.0 billion for these elections in the 2019/2020 fiscal year,” he said.

The minister noted that discussions with various donors on possible financing of the fresh election have all proved futile.

“Discussions with donors on the financing of the election have proved futile as most donors have expressed their inability to support this election,” said Mwanamvekha

Malawi is going to polls on June 23  after both the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the May 21 2019 presidential election was marred by gross irregularities and further ordered a fresh election within 150 days of the February 3 ruling.

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Chukuemeka
Chukuemeka
8 months ago

U can’t really blame the donors, I mean what do u expect when they see how pathetic the govt is in its operations

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
8 months ago

Donors or no donors we are voting on June 23rd

Whence
Whence
8 months ago

Of course donors can’t fund this nonsense especially at a time when their countries are going into recession. Actually going forward we need to accept that things are gonna get hard

Robateu
Robateu
8 months ago

Our money, pay for the elections and get booted you nepotists

Za ulendo uno
8 months ago

This is our tax payers money Mwanaveka and not your money. Don’t start boosting as if the money will come from your pocket. Ndiwe galu kwabasi bakha wachabechabe

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
8 months ago

MCP/UTM in collaboration with Judiciary should source donor support for the re-elections.They cried foul after they were beaten left and right by DPP.Agaruwa apeze ndalama zotsalira kkkk

man e
man e
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

cry of losers

Central
Central
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Your comment has strongly displayed the ignorance that you have on the so called government money matters! Are you serious you don’t know that the resources Mwanamveka has allocated to various departments comprise collections to come from groups of people (those in the current care-taking government, and the opposition parties MCP inclusive) and not forgetting various business institutions!! U cadet mvuto lake ndi limeneli, mumayesa ndalamazi ndi zanu, pamene ayi ndithuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!

Chimulilenji
Chimulilenji
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

You are so ignorant. its the Government’s obligation . to conduct elections not the opposition parties

Wachiyao
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

/ Why do you waste your time crying over what you can not recover? Ngakhale mulire chotani, ndalama izi zichokera ku boma basi. A MCP/UTM adzapeza za 2024 chifukwa adzakhala kuti boma ndi iwowo kkkkkkkk.

Lameki
8 months ago

Dpp-Udf ready for elections. Osaopa aliyense

Extra Point
Extra Point
8 months ago

Mr Mwanamveka, funding elections is not commitment it is an obligations. We need government to run affairs. Whether you will win or lose its something else. So nothing to say thank you. Its Malawians funding elections to ensure we have a president recognised by majority of the people and the international community. Awawa sangapite kanju kunsonkhano, because none will recognise an acting president

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