K4bn for MPs not disbursed, Goodall explains quick grant remains ‘an intention’

The controversial K4 billion initially earmarked for development in 86 constituencies and was agreed by Parliament to be shared  to all 193, has not been disbursed and that it awaits Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) to collect enough money through taxes to finance the quick grant projects, eMinister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe has clarified.

Minister of Finance Gondwe : K4 billion has not been paid out 

Gondwe said the K4 billion funding remains  “an intention”  when funds are collected so that every constituency will get K20.7 million.

“The money has not been paid out,” explained Gondwe who has been facing  calls for resignation as some civil society organisations and are claiming he had breached the law.

But Gondwe said : “K4 billion is not there. It has not been collected yet by MRA and from grants. They remain intentions.”

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, under Vote 120, had an approved K11.4 billion in the approved recurrent budget for which Gondwe is seeking an increment of K2.2 billion. However, the K4 billion is not part of the increment.

Gondwe said it is possible all the money for quick grant projects may not be collected and that “its intended expenditures will not be done.”

He said: “The fact that I said one of the intentions for the K4 billion would be to spend it on Rural development micro-projects does not mean that it will be done in any circumstances.”

Gondwe said it will be done if the money is collected as it was estimated.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa also said the money would only be distributed after legislators submit proposals or outlines of projects the money will be used for in their constituencies.

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Comrade
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Which of these many lies should we now believe???

Angoni apaphata
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Uyutu achokedi. I was feeling sorry for him but now wafikapo…… ENOUGH GOODALL.

MAGUFULI
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DPP FIELD MARSHALLS !!

DPP FIELD MARSHALLS !!

I CRY FOR MY COUNTRY DAY
AND NIGHT MORE ESPECIALLY
THE LESS PRIVILLED AND
THE CHILDREN.

BUSHIRI IS THE ONLY SOLUTION !!

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

These people will continue ruling come 2019. Malawians will vote for them again, so even if we get angry our anger will yield nothing, not even Anti-Corruption Bureau will come near them though all this smells like corruption.

Ohoo
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I personally do not not think Mr Gondwe is wrong.He is doing what is best for his master and the entire Dpp brigade. Unfortunately days will come when he will dance to his irresponsible Character.Currently Nkhoswe akakhala pa mkhate Mkovuta kumumpha kwake.

kanchenga
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In February this year I traveled outside this country and met two beautiful Lomwes. Real gentlemen. Coming back home you find a lomwe government so rotten you can hadly associate those two with this rotten gang of leaders. The question is are all those good lomwes including those two gentlemen comfortable with this ? Is their any chance that they would be embarrassed just I was embarrassed when Chakwera agreed to share stolen money in parliament. Food for thought.

Dodolido
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This stupid guy should stop speaking. Donors, surplus, intentions! Multiple choice for us. Akapume. I am sorry

Angoni apaphata
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Join the discussionAkulu amenewa I am now beginning to think maybe mental hospital. Surplus converted to intentions…..

Chilungamo
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Goodall has really become an economic delinquent to the nation. He is behaving like a seasoned crook now.
Malawi, being largely a youthful nation we expect to experience the challenge of juvenile delinquency instead we are having geriatric delinquency. Courtesy of matchona tricksters. Akuluakulu ake mudambo osati mudzimila moto, koma moyaka moto wa corruption like BUSHFIRE in the Hamattan!!!
Look, Goodall is behaving ngati kamwana kogwidwa kakuba ndiwo mu mphika, wamkulu kukapeza, kamvekere; “ndinakopitsa mu mphika koma sinadye ine!” BUT, of course the child’s intent was to steal.
MBAVA za chigogo!!
SHAME!!!

B.I.G
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Mad people are not only found in the streets collecting refuse.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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Koma inu a Honourable Gondwe mwatopadi. Just resign and rest at home to enjoy your undeserved pension money. Treasury Department, via MRA, is still going to “steal” from poor people, disguised as tax or collections, in order to give it to 193 MP’s for their pockets. This is supposed to be the other way round. Take money from corrupt politicians and give it to the poor sir. Now that mwagwidwa masana sana, you are now changing the story. You really are taking Malawians for granted. Unfortunately you can neither fool your own educated Malawians nor the donors. They can see… Read more »

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