Malawi army budget jump higher: Parliament drastically slashes Department of Human Resources  budget

Parliament has drastically slashed the budget for Department of Human Resources and increased the Malawi Defence Force  (MDF) vote.

General Vincent Nundwe: An increase in allocation to the security sector

Parliamentarians are currently reviewing the national budget.

Parliament slashed the money allocated to the Department of Human Resource Management and Development from K45 billion to K2 billion.

This came as Parliament was this continuing with Committee of Supply, where lawmakers are discussing vote by vote on the given allocations.

So far the house has approved votes such as on National Assembly which has been maintained at K20.7 billion  and Malawi Defence Force which has been revised upwards from around K62 billion to K70 billion .

MDF are among top beneficiaries in the revised mid-term budget Review.

That is besides the State House which the review has also favoured in view of the impending rehabilitations of the State Residences.

Minister of Finance Felix Mlusu has backed the decision to increase budget for MDF saying this has been done to accomodate recruitment and increased salaries.

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Dowa boy
Dowa boy
4 months ago

Achita dala kuwonjeza ndalama ku army coz akudziwa soon than later people will go on the street and ma demo amene azabwere will be worse than 2019. This tonse government is a failing one akufuna soldiers to be aggressive towards Malawians in the name poti zao zili bwino.
Tonse leadership can smell danger ahead. Just wait and nthawi yokolora zimene anadzala pa 2019

Chibetanotchiweta
Chibetanotchiweta
4 months ago

What is the justification? Does Mr mlusu really know what he is doing? Or some people dictate figures to him

Shua
Shua
4 months ago

Remember they in power because of court and the Army and they do anything to please judiciary and solders, atlas the will come to the votes that’s 2025

KWANTERE
KWANTERE
4 months ago

By slashing human resources budget, it means there will be on recruitment in government, no trainings to upgrade civil servants skills

Mbuyache Mastala
Mbuyache Mastala
4 months ago

Paid to beat around innocent people,kukwapula protestors, drink beer, kulanda Makala and fight zero wars, the army is redundant, high time we reduce its ranks and save on this unnecessary wage bill. We can equally be more efficient with just a paramilitary battalion. Let’s be practical we are top 4 poorest countries on earth.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mbuyache Mastala
Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
4 months ago

chilungamo chokha chokha

Papa Mobimba
Papa Mobimba
4 months ago

Human Resources are the main challenge for every employer in the country. Without human recourses there is no business, nothing…
Almost the entire budget for Education is waiting for donors. One wonders why the leaders are not investing in education, to say the people. The army is there to protect those already in power but the engine of the economy, human recourses, is switched off. 1 million jobs to the army?

VINCENT CHIGALU
4 months ago

Achita bwino kuwakwedzera malipiro kuti azitha bwino kulanda makala kwa anthu ovutika omwe alibe mtengo ogwira pofuna kuthandiza ana ndi mabanja awo.Why don’t you think of supporting poor people in the villages first.If the country has got no people,all die with hunger and then whom will the soldiers guarding for?They are there because of the people whom they are harrasing due to being found with charcoals which they want to sell to feed their families.Please balance up the things when you want to do something.I beg you and its me Vincent Chigalu

Rodrick Phiri
Rodrick Phiri
4 months ago

But seriously our soldiers deserve better conditions. For your charcoal issue it is just a tiny % of our beloved soldiers that is assigned to curb charcoal business and it is done at the request of Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources

VINCENT CHIGALU
4 months ago
Reply to  Rodrick Phiri

Its true they derseve to get good payment

VINCENT CHIGALU
4 months ago
Reply to  Rodrick Phiri

And am not arguing with their increament but government must also think about poor people mainly in the village.Imagine there are still people who don’t have even food to eat and a shelter to sleep then what will they government do with such people?

National CEO
National CEO
4 months ago

Kodi owotcha makalawo amadzala mitengo akawotcha makalawo? I do support your idea of helping poor people, but to be cutting down trees without replanting is selfish.

VINCENT CHIGALU
4 months ago
Reply to  National CEO

what they must do is once they catch them with charcoals they must force them to replant about 1000 trees to replace those they burnt

Medsonchimudima3@gmail.com
4 months ago
Reply to  National CEO

Who encourage them to cut down the trees?
Government its failure to produce more reliable electricity is the cause and encourages to cut down trees.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
4 months ago

MDF are doing a good job in security and services Therefore they deserve the increase as opposed to MPS who are busy looting in shops and mercilessly beating covid none compliance victims.

ERUTU
ERUTU
4 months ago

We need security with these fanatics in Mozambique, who knows where they can go next. We don’t want them in 🇲🇼

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
4 months ago

I can’t complain when soldiers, Healthy workers, teachers are well paid. Malawi Police doesn’t do good job too politicised they were supposed to be well paid but I don’t think that they deserve such well payments. Other careers like Forestry personnel, Fisheries, Agricultural Assistants zomwe amavhita sindimaziwona ayi.

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