Malawi, US to decide on projects under new MCC compacts

US ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer said a team of experts America will jet into the country early next year to assess and discuss with the Malawi government projects to be undertaken under the new development compact by Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

US Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer:  Experts to come  in the country to decide

Malawi has been approved to seek another MCC, a United States of America government agency after it successfully completed the first compact of K259 billion (US$350 million) energy project which closed on September 21, 2018.

“A couple of teams will come in the country early next year to decide the biggest constraint on Malawi development, last time it was energy, this time it can be irrigation, rural power but the government of Malawi will decide,” said Palmer.

She said rural feeder roads is another constraint to Malawi development, saying the government might decide to take even more than one project.

Symon Itaye, the chairman of the Millennium Challenge Account Board in Malawi said the second compact project might not be in energy.

“Let us wait and see, we will have to make thorough consultations on this,” said Itaye.

Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe said president Peter Mutharika learnt the news of the new compact with delight, saying the country scored 65 per cent on tackling corruption to the scorecard  in the first compact.

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Madanjala
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Madanjala

Consider tarmac road from Malomo to Ntchisi Boma connecting Ntchisi -Mponela road this is a busy road and connect Ntchisi, Nkhotakota and Kasungu .People around that area grows a lot of crops eg maize ,tobacco,soya beans ,pumpkins plus rearing animals .Pliz consider this

Smith
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Let the MGDS III guide the projects

MCA ya APM?
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MCA ya APM?

What you DPP guys are deliberately forgetting is that the spadework / paperwork for the MCA programme which has just concluded began in the Joyce Banda era. APM anangozipeza, and his govt has scored 65% – another govt would have scored much more than that, say 90% .. Oh yes! Fortunately the experts who are coming will be consulting with a different govt ( MCP or UTM)

Agenga Setting Theory
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Agenga Setting Theory

The actual score on corruption is 59% not 65% as reported in this article. You can check. otherwise congrats.

Zakonso
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Zakonso

This is like giving salivating hyena a dead impala. USA should wait until a new government comes in May so that fresh and genuine consultations can be conducted. What we will see are projects being concentrated in the Lomwe Belt as is the housing project where central region scored least in completed houses. Now we see more projects in the north and south and than Central Region which is the economic power house of Malawi. Akulandira zitukuko ndi alesi. Let this government just sign the agreement but the actual transfer of money must wait for MCP in May, 2019. Madam… Read more »

Scholastica Bombe
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Scholastica Bombe

Would the US delay it to June next year for the new govt please otherwise DPP will carry it to Thyolo, Mulanje , Phalombe and Chiradzulu only instead of projects that would assist the whole nation…REAL CONCERN!

Of course we are going top have a HANG PARLIAMENT form May, 2019 elections which is good BUT Atupele and UDF are the ones that are stupid because they destroy the democracy by shoring this corrupt regime!

Ndizoonatu to anybody with guts!

Liberator
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Liberator

Iwe Bravo MCA and APM ukuganiza ngati ukunyela bwanji? Misewu ikhale yakumwera basi? Thats mediocre thinking. U cant even think of chiweta road, chitipa kameme road,chitipa nthalile rumphi road, madisi kasungu mzimba road, koma tribalistic thinking basi. Invest in road construction basi. Sizinazo ayi.

psyuta
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psyuta

kkkkkkkkkk Chilima apsya mtimatu.

Bravo MCA and APM
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Consider building modern bus and train terminals in cities ,in tourist towns and in municipalities. Also consider construction of very large dams across key rivers to curb water challenges across the country. Indeed also consider tarmacking crucial roads such as Balaka-Mbera-Chilipa-Mangochi road, and Mbera-Ulongwe road, and Tsangano-Neno-Mwanza road.

Also consider building a Technical Teacher Training College to deliver pedagogy skills to instructors in technical colleges to Degree and Masters level.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Great vision my brother, i like people like you not stupid BigMan.

Hornbill
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I love your comnent. We think alike especially the construction of dams for irrigation, domestic & industrial use

BigMan
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BigMan

Please have wide consultations with lots of stakeholders. Afterall the chance of this current govt being around in 2019 is slim to none.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Keep on dreaming BigMan. You are going to witness a DPP victory come next year.

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