Chancellor College political scientist Mustafa Hussein has backed the 20 new set conditionalities donors have given to the government, saying they are of national importance.
“Take the condition of the Access to Information Bill for example. The donors want the bill passed before they resume aid. This is what Malawians want, this is a condition of national importance,” said Hussein in a radio interview.
He said he has examined all the 20 new conditions and found out that they all favour Malawians not the donors.
Hussein’s comments come barely days after Finance minister Goodall Gondwe said the donors have slapped the government with 20 new conditionalities before the resumption of their aid to Malawi apart from the IMF conditions.
Gondwe was optimistic that Malawi would be on track with the IMF extended credit facility in February after the IMF team examines books at Capital Hill in Lilongwe in December.