Malawi govt. lies about K63b UK aid

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…UK continues to ignore channelling aid through government accounts over cashgate fears

Government lied to Malawians on the amount of money the United Kingdom donated to the country on Tuesday as assistance for hunger victims, Malawi24 can reveal.

Scotland Secretary of State David Mundell & Malawi President Peter Mutharika

Done deal! David Mundell and Mutharika

Yesterday government officials told the media that Malawi received K63 billion to assist towards buying food for those affected by floods. The figures also made the headline on an article titled Scottish Government gives Malawi K63 billion food aid that was published by Ministry of Information’s Malawi News Agency (MANA). It was also republished by the Malawi government’s official Facebook page.

Various media outlets jumped on the figure saying it was announced by Scotland Secretary of State David Mundell at Lilongwe Kamuzu Palace, during an audience with President Peter Mutharika.

However, a press release by the British High Commission that Malawi24 has seen shows that the K63 billion figures were exaggerated and made up by the Malawi government officials.

In their statement, the UK reveals that Mundell had announced during his discussions with Mutharika, aid amounting to £4.5m (about K5 billion) “to help Malawi’s most vulnerable families survive one of the country’s worst food shortage crises in over a decade”.

The announcement brings the UK’s humanitarian support in Malawi since October 2015 to £14.5m. The aid will not be directly given to Malawi as donors are yet to lift the embargo to withdraw direct aid due to the cashgate scandal. The British government will make use of a Save the Children-led consortium that will get potions of the aid and provide small cash transfers to over 450,000 people to buy basic food supplies for their families at food markets, helping stimulate local maize and other food markets.

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  1. Inu a Malawi24 Ngati Aliabodza Ndi bwino Inuyo Mfufuze Ma Page Ena. Nanga Simukufuna Kuti Boma Layankhula Chilungamo Pamene Laynkhula bodza Nde Pasavute Inu Mupitepa http://WWW.MBC.MW mdzikawerenga kumeneko iyi mutisiile ife ofunakunamidzidwa. mwamva?

  2. Every time we open Facebook, Malawi Government fails this,fails that,where is the President? Same pple were all over the media applauding the President for the Victory, now crying, I tried to warn u niggas now it’s too late

  3. I dont want to comment much on government and political issues but what we must know is that UKANAMA SIKUCHEDWA KUCHA. If indeed is a lie on 63bln kwacha we shall see. Bola this government must not play malpractice cashgate game on the poor Malawians tax payers money. Tili pheee pakamufwiri kapa Rumphi na Aparamount bithu.

  4. Now malawi has known to other countries because of hanger crisis how can you make friendsrelation while commit problem after this you keep quite which is not tolerated malawians think twice government is responsible to solve this matter.

  5. Kweni kweni timve ziti,nkhani imodzi yomwei muilembe 4different articles,one thing u must know is peter is not going around asking aid,only gud samaritan came with aid so plz dont mix.

  6. malawi 24 kuitsatila ikhoza kukulowetsa mtchire khan imodzi yomweyo amafotokoza kawili komanso mosiana timve zit kwen kwen nanga ndi president uti emwe angadzalowe malawi opanda mvuto? mukasowa zolemba bola mudzipatsilako zamasewelo……or something that can make sense izi zikungosonyezelatu kuti adm ali mbali yotsutsa boma ndipo muthu ngat uli mdan wamzako sunganene zabwino zukhudzana ndi muthuyo stupid adm

  7. Always i wonder with those who blame malawi 24, if u know that they r liers y don’t u dislike their page n search 4 gud page? Stop blaming malawi 24 coz maybe u r biggest idiot than malawi 24. The issue of money is true that malawi has given k63bn so u want them not to imform pple.

  8. Malawi 24 big up 4 the good work keep watching poti president wathuyu anatenga ma bungwe otimenyela ufulu ndikuwapatsa maudindo cholinga ndikuwatseka pakamwa munya muwona

  9. lets shame them,shame _shame _shame to pita and #dpp,,,,,im other countries this could be a big news #inpeachment could be there! #lying to the nation???

  10. mwaba kale ndimukut ndi bodza kut tisadziwe .zasamveka munthu osauka anganene kuti walandira ndalama pomwe ndizabodza? Bwino nazo izi mungoyambitsa mapokoso.

    • Tseka pakamwa pako ponunkhapo,,,APM ndiBambo ako aja angafanane???? APM iz one of the richest people in Malawi,,,,,,

    • kkkkkkk akanakhala olemera sibwenzi ali president,uyu ndi mphawi nkani ukukakamira kutafuna misonkho yanu,anzawo olemera achina Bill gate satanganidwa nazo zamaudindo,koma poti a Malawife ndife ogona nkani mumamuwona pitala ngati kuti ndiwolemera koma ayi ndithu akungofuna kubapo misonkho yanu,chilowelereni m’boma chaphindu chomwe wapanga ndikumanga oyera ndi mkazi wake komanso kugwa kodzala mitengo,sindimadalira chuma cha boma,ndimafuna boma pokhapokha VISA ikatha

  11. if I were the president or any top government official ,I would have ban the Malawi 24 because of its inaccurate reporting and unprofessiionalism .The reporters and editors are not dedicated to their work

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