Parliamentary cluster tells Malawi govt to reduce farm subsidy budget

Parliamentary Agriculture and Natural Resources Cluster committee has told the government to reduce the staggering K41bn for Farm Input Subsidy (Fido), saying the increase of the beneficiaries is due to political reasons.

Malunga: Reduce Fisp budget

The chairman of the cluster committee Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the government should be reducing the number of beneficiaries and the budget as it exists from the program.

The ministry of Agriculture has received K41bn for Fisp for 1.5m beneficiaries up from K33m for 900000 beneficiaries.

“The program has outlived its life, the resources can be reallocated to other areas beneficial to people,” he said.

Malunga said politics forced the government to increase the Fisp budget.

However, Agriculture ministry Principal Secretary Grey Nyandule Phiri said the increase was aimed at cushioning beneficiaries who were severely affected by last year’s drought and army worms.

Phiri said those in this year’r fisp were seriously affected by dry spells.

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6 years ago

The honourable member is right,actually the whole program is a scam which is benefiting rich political elites,why not invest this much in irrigation?4 yrs kumangoyimba nyimba ya greenbelt? Malungas views are representing a committee not a party so I strongly support their line of reasoning.we want long term strategies now,revive the schemes and cooperatives basi we will achieve the food security status we want.ndipo athu akwa malunga mpatseni vote ina mkuluyu he has been very active as far as his role as mp is concerned.

6 years ago

The difference between a politician and a father. Hon Malinga, do you expect people to trust you? Several people have been affected by last growing season disasters and you as brainless as you are thinks of votes. Koma ndiye mukuopatu mpaka proposing budget reduction. Ndale sitimadya ife, we eat UFA from maize. Mupusa nazotu ndalezi. Everything good happening is for votes ndiye kuti? Take care ndimalankhulidwe any opusao simubwereratu Ku Parliament.

6 years ago
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So you think Moyo ndi ufa okha basi.Ndiwe omvesa chisoni kobasi. You are such a wasted sperm.Akanadziwa bambo ako akanavala condom

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