DPP clings to Malata-Cement Subsidy

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Malawi’s ruling  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has disclosed that it will maintain the Malata, Cement Subsidy Programme in the 2015/16 financial year despite suspension of a loan facility by International Monetary Fund (IMF).

IMF announced that they have banned a loan facility to Malawi due to overspending on the bills including subsidies.

“The extended credit facility is off-track because Malawi failed to meet set targets by end-June 2015,” said Oral Williams, the IMF mission head to Malawi.

Williams further said the country needed a budget review on the expenditures of the current budget arguing that Malawi exaggerated on the provision of a budget of over K900 billion.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika: Hos govt sticks to Malata-Cement subsidy.

Minister of finance and economic planning Goodall Gondwe said the treasury is ready to revise the budget as demanded by the IMF.

“We welcome the observations from the IMF and we already planned to reduce the budget by cutting down on total expenditure during the mid-term budget review meeting of parliament in February next year,” said Gondwe.

However, DPP spokesperson Francis Kasaira said government will not drop the Malata, Cement Subsidy Programme despite the warning from the IMF.

“Our late president Bingu wa Mutharika once said, decent accommodation plays a big role to human beings. As a party we will maintain what is in our manifesto, so the Malata, Cement Subsidy will be implemented,” said Kasaira.

President Peter Mutharika launched the Decent and Affordable Housing (Cement and Malata) Subsidy Programme at Msampha 1 Village, T/A Chadza in Lilongwe.

According to a study by the University of Malawi, building costs in the country are higher when compared to other countries in Southern Africa.

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  1. Aaaa Malawi! boma likat timamanga stadium kupoto mut iyayi mwalakwitsa oky tikhonza msewu ku blantyre nd kulilongwe mukukondera tipanga mademo. oky chabwino cement ndi malata subsidy muti sidzabwino pamapeto pake APM Sakuwaniritsa manfesto yake. Ine ndikuti ena inu ngat uli ufit pamsana pa ambuyanu akukutumaniwo. Anthi oipa mwapanga bwanj

  2. It’s a campaign tool by DPP in 2019. I have never seen a country that puts emphasis on iron sheets first before creating jobs for the people and constructing decent hospitals.You can’t have easy availability of iron sheets while at the same time cement is unaffordable.In conclusion, the best economic sense is one that people have good paying jobs that afford them to keep savings and buy cement for home building;Iron sheets come into play naturally,but because it is DPP, everything they do is associated with politics.

  3. Chikuwalepheretsa alomwewa kumanga okha nyumba zokhoma malata nchiyani pomwe akuti mathanyulayu akuyendetsa bwino dzikoli?

  4. Kodi chitukuko mkesa ndi kukhala ndi nyumba zabwino ngakhale boma la South Africa likumanga manyumba otchedwa RDP Kwa anthu osauka ndie vuto mchani kumalawi anthu apeze malata ndi cement mosavuta anthu opusa aulesi inu mufuna muzingolandira nsima yaulele basi

  5. Eesh wandikwana bwanji ulindi mwai poti mwanawanga wakuchibwedzi.oyamba ndiiwe ……
    …mai ako anabwera kudzalimitsa makhaka kunyumba iwe usanabadwe ndinapanganao chibwedzi ndikubadwa iwe ndiye relo ukunya mwano ok wayamba kukhoza onsagwirizila

  6. Zopindulira omwe akumanga nyumba ku 47 izi, ndi amphawi angati atapeze mwai umeneu ngati zimakanikana ndi ma coupon? Ndani mphawi angamange nyumba pomwe mu dengu mulibe olo wa phala? Ngati ndi kampeni nde mupweteka anthu shuwa

  7. Ya amalawi opanda nzeru mwayankhula kodi koma ife tinavotela chipanichi kamba kamanifesto awo pankhani yazakudya kumagwila ntchito osati apresident akuikilani nsima patebulo mwalemba madzi achule awelenga no food 4 lazy pple

  8. zandikuza ndichitsilucho chingobwebweta ndikanakuona ndikanangokugwila choochii ulipasi ndikukuponda ponda kukunyenya nyenya ndiku chotsa mano ukamasekerera udzinyasa.

  9. ndiwawukape …..amwene munthu wanjala salota amangolota kumanda ndiye mutiuza chani iwe bwapini nyamako.pitanso ukanyere kuchimbudzi.ulibe fundo gwape

    • ndie wapindulapo chani kutukwanako mmutumo mwangodzadza mamina okhaokha ndiwe ndaninso even presidentiyo sadziwa kuti kuli mbalame ngati iwe ungotaya nthawi yako ndikutukwana iye zake zikuyenda angokulamula ali phe usova

  10. We are jobless here & those Malata & Cement are of no profit to me. Am a qualified teacher but the govt is,not employing me, if u can employ me i can be able to buy those Malata & Cement for only few months!!!