Mwanamvekha takes begging bowl to donors for Malawi fresh elections

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha says the government has already talked to donors to finance part of the K32.1 billion Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh presidential election.

Mwanamvekha with the black box in Parliament which has been a common feature on Budget day for decades

Speaking in parliament on Friday when he presented the K1.8 trillion expenditure mid year budget, Mwanamvekha said the donors have agreed to finance part of the budget.

He did not name the donors.

He said it will be difficult for the government to finance the fresh elections alone.

“Either government should borrow or cut some significant budget lines,” he said, adding cutting the budget line would affect critical services in health and education.

Malawi Electoral Commission proposed K 32. 8 Billion for the Fresh Elections but Mwanamveka says the government will provide K 29.1 billion for the election.

“Government is still discussing with development  partners for financing of the difference and possinle run-of elections,” said Mwanamvekha.

The country’s purse keeper said it will be “extremely difficult” for government to finance fresh elections due to the fiscal pressures that have been highlighted above.

“Should we not get positive response from the donors, government will have no option but to either increase borrowing or drastically cut expenditure which will likely affect  service delivery in alls ectors,” he said.

Mwanamvekha also said the increase in expenditure from K1.7 trillion to K1.8 trillion is throughto civil service salary budget increase, maize purchase which has been budgeted at K10 billion, election case costs and high security costs, among others.

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Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

ndikumva bwino kuti afuna kumana 193 houses ya ma albino?????? kenako muziawapha bwino kubwezeraso ndalama mwawamangila nyumbazo then ??mulemeleso. sindikuetsetsa apa.
then mukufuna ma donors akupatseni ndalama zokozekera za cisankho cikudzazi. klkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
mwazweta motu, apa mpakumwa apa mposamba. acita katondo ndi thope madzi.
gulitsani NDATA kupatula manda a uyiy uyu munkati ndani paja??????
mwayamba kulankhula za nsete tsopano. stop taking us like fools you idipt with ypur clan. afwotondo, agotombwe

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

mukuina ngati ma dinors samaona mmene mukuonongera ndlama mu ziko muno. mungogawana, mungosolola, ma masion kumanga komaso kumangila zibwezi, ma phwando, opanda mitu yake yeniyeni, ma flashy cars you are buying. do u know one of the donor country member has spied you kucita cibwezi with one of the ladies you are spending hefty tax payers money on! and has revealed it all?????? nde akupaseniso zokacindila akazio??? mwanaveka ka nkaladi kamwana kaja uli nako mwana kJa!!! nde kalemela heve. so what are you telling the nation?? maiko akunja kuli ma dongosolotu. nig coountries osaona uve uli kunokowu. u think idevelopment… Read more »

Mtete
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Mtete

Mark my words some organisations that value democracy will help. But will Mwananvekha really send an SOS, knowing DPP will do anything to frustrate any ideas bordering on another election.

Munthu
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Munthu

There wouldn’t be need to beg if there wasn’t so much thieving of government resources.

Hora
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Hora

Malawi is a rich country but Malawian policymakers are mentally intellectually bankrupt. The more “educated ” we claim to be the morally bankrupt we become. Our thinking is lopsided.

Super power
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Super power

Woe to you who try to frustrate the wishes of Malawians by deliberately saying there no money to fund the fresh elections while every minute you syphon every tambala from Government Account No.1 into your personal pockets sit, eat and shit while the owners, Malawians,are in deep shit. Be ashamed of yourselves.

Nsikidzi
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Nsikidzi

Mr Mwanawamveka, don’t bullshit me with your gimmick. That trick will not work bwana. Not here not now. You think I don’t know that when you were at the Reserve Bank you and Bingu facilitated the funding of Mulhakho wa Alomwe? Do the same for the national interest. Don’t fuck us up any more than you have done you people.

Who Rigged Must Pay Not Donors
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Who Rigged Must Pay Not Donors

Let’s make those who rigged the elections pay! Why should donors or even Malawians have to pay? Let the riggers pay. And let’s have ACB carry out a through investigation of who rigging was carried out and report to the nation all its findings

Chalo
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Donors are ready to help finance the fresh election as long as electoral reforms are done.

Big Mbuzi
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Big Mbuzi

Mr Minister, how much of the mkw 32 billion for Tipp-ex?