US-funded NDI pulls out of Malawi as corruption reigns in

U.S.-funded pro-democracy group National Democratic Institute (NDI) is pulling its operations out of Malawi amid concerns that corruption, the governance institute fought against, is still rampant.

Dakamau: Malawi government has made great strides in governance issues.

NDI is stopping funding governance institutions, including the civil society organisations after five years.

NDI country director Sande Kumbaya confirmed the pull out and said the government and other stake holders should come in.

“The government and other stake holders should come in to deal with high levels of corruption,” said the NDI country director.

However, civil society organisations in governance have expressed concern with the NDI decision to pull out of Malawi.

Church and Society of Livingstonia Synod Moses Mkandawire said the activities of some CSOs in the fight against corruption and other governance issues would grind to a halt.

He said the pull out sadly is coming at a time Malawi is experiencing high levels of corruption.

NDI funded activities such as budget tracking, rule of law and drug monitoring among other key issues.

A director in the ministry of Local government Kingsley Dakamau said the government has made great strides in governance issues.

He said the government will continue with its governance projects despite the pull out by the NDI.

Information minister Nicholas Dausi said the fight against corruption involves everyone, not only President Peter Mutharika and his government.

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Remember that money NDI used from US is TAXPAYERS money from Americans. Remember that All the Aid money that comes to Malawi from other countries like UK is TAXPAYERS money. I have proof from UK taxpayers tax return itemising the tax deductions that include an item on”Aid Money to Developing Nations” SO WHY SHOULD SOMEONE PAY TAX TO HELP ANOTHER COUNTRY WHICH DOES NOT USE THAT MONEY PRUDENTLY AND STEALING IT. YES THEY SHOULD PULL OUT. ALL THOSE WHO GIVE AID MONEY TO MALAWI SHOULD PULL OUT UNTIL THESE DISEASES OF CORRUPTION, CASHGATE ARE COMPLETELY ERADICATED IN MALAWI. Malawi Leaders… Read more »

NDI pulling out may have something to do with corruption in the CSO(s) the were funding.
Corruption has become our way of doing most things, now; and anybody in the know will tell you, it as rampant in CSOs as it is in any company, or the government.


The USA is poor, it does have money anymore – you should see the poverty that is in the USA. People eating breadcrumbs at Food Banks. That’s why Trump is trying to look inward). Please, NDI don’t lie that you are moving away because of corruption in Malawi.


NDI just admit it is the Trump executive orders that have bitten you.


The fish rots from the head down! While there is corruption in high places, corruption will continue to damage the lives of every Malawian. ‘the government has made great strides in governance issues’??? Who does he think he is fooling? Where is the evidence?



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