Mtambo says insufficient funding a huge constraint for Civic Education Ministry 

The Ministry of Civic Education and National Unity has singled out insufficient funding as a huge constraint for it to achieve its mandate., the minister responsible, Timothy Mtambo, said this in parliament during presentation of the ministerial statement on Tuesday in Lilongwe.

Minister Timothy Mtambo: underfunded

He said insufficient funding allocated to the ministry makes it difficult and sometimes impossible for it to implement activities as intended.

“Inadequate vehicles for mobility have also hindered our operations. The financial challenges faced by National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) as a key government implementer of civic education has negatively affected civic education initiatives,” Mtambo said.

The minister, therefore, urged treasury to ensure that his ministry is allocated adequate funds that are released according to the cash flow.

Despite insufficient funds given to the ministry, it has made some achievements. One of them is that the ministry has successfully completed a Needs Assessment for Institutionalization of Civics and Citizenship Education.

“In October 2020, we developed a strategy for integration and incorporation of civic and peace education in education and training institutions after consultation with relevant stakeholders such as NICE and Domasi College of Education among others,” he said.

However, Mtambo said it was important for people to be well informed about the work of his ministry and desist from making uninformed judgments and, unfounded and wrong remarks with regard to the importance and function of the ministry.

“Building our nation requires all of us to be well informed, civically educated, and supportive of each other and being patriotic to our republic to build national peace and unity,” he said.

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FEW GOOD MEN
FEW GOOD MEN
1 month ago

The worst and useless Ministry ever. A ministry formed to thank Mtambo. Malawian’s are not blind, there is a cost for that. One day you will pay

National CEO
National CEO
1 month ago

Those who do not know how to dance say the yard is stony.

Patriot
Patriot
1 month ago

Why fund such a useless ministry? Your own salary and benefits as a minister is a waste if our hard earned money we pay in taxes so simply shut you mouth uo Mtambo usanapute zina

Aub
Aub
1 month ago

Still many people are not satisfied with your performance. Actually they do not need your ministry that was created for appeasement.People would love to see Mtambo out of cabinet come reshuffle.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago

The activities in this Ministry are not adequate enough to justify stand alone Ministry. It’s just another uncessary wastage of tax payers money. All these activities can be incorporated in the Ministry of Information and other Ministries like that of Local Government.

phade
phade
1 month ago

achoke uyu opusa

Chokwadu
Chokwadu
1 month ago

Stupid excuse. How did you expect government to find money when you destroyed the businesses that were paying tax. Ntambos statement is a admission that he has failed just like chitsulo said. He well knows that Chakwera created his ministry just to appease him .

Jobasi Chikweche Ngozo
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Uyu ndiye Malawi wokomera anthu onse. Over one million jobs have been created, people are eating three times a day, cost of fuel has gone down, inflation has reduced to single digit, cost of passports has been reduced to K14,000, cost of living is far much better than the previous governments, developments in the country are everywhere, we now have a corruption free government, cost of fuel is so low making life bearable, we have now have true democracy where differing views are accommodated without remorse, chilima, chakwera and all leaders in Tonse Alliance are saints. All these should be… Read more »

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