Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has called on government to abolish Malata -Cement subsidies arguing that funds should instead be channeled to Farm Input Subsidy Program (Fisp).
Speaking in the national assembly, MCP legislator for Dedza East Juliana Lunguzi called on government to add more funds to Fisp.
“In Malawi we haven’t reached a point of subsidising houses, we are very far on that. If we can have subsidies on production people can have money to build decent houses.
“As of now there is no food for the very sick people in public hospitals and the country is facing hunger situation, if more funds would have been channeled to production of food things can work,” said Lunguzi.
Malawi government, through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, launched
Malata – Cement subsidy to provide decent houses to Malawians.
The programme which was approved by the National Assembly in the 2015/16 financial year is expected to use K7 billion.