UN saddened by Malawi’s poverty ranking

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The United Nations (UN) says it is saddened by Malawi’s poverty ranking and has argued that the country needs to change its strategies on development to achieve global goals.

The call follows a Human Development Index report on poverty levels that placed Malawi on 173 out of 188 countries in the world.

Mia Seppo

Seppo: Situation alarming.

Speaking to Malawi24, UN Resident Coordinator in Malawi Mia Seppo said it is important for the country to look at trends and root causes of challenges in the country.

“In 1995, Malawi was ranked at 157 out of 174 countries, in 2005 Malawi was at 165 against 177 country and in 2015 Malawi has been placed at 173 out of 188 countries, the only thing that has changed is the population with statistics showing that in 1995 the country had 10 million people, in 2005 the country had 13 million and in 2015 the country has over 17 million and expected to reach 43 million by 2050,” said Seppo.

Seppo further said that the gap between the rich and the poor has widened due to corruption because the money stolen drives inequality among Malawians.

UN member states last year agreed to implement Sustainable Development Goals that aims to end poverty in all forms.

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  1. No matter. Even though if we would be at position one to lead the other countries in poverty, or position five hundred, it’s our country. If this organization has declared that position to us, they must have to take all their financial to give Malawi nation rather than giving us position of poverty. Masatana.

  2. Bushiri is now a humanitarian looking after the poorer by distributing maize even clothes while the Big guy is busy planting trees that usually wilt kkkkk

  3. Mau aakulu amakoma akagonera, Tikuzionazi Kamuzu anatichenjeza zisabwera. Mamvelamvela anachosa Zola pa ukwati kaena titi anasula banja. UN tikuyikambayi yinayamba ndikale kutisocheretsa moti pano ikutiuza position imene tili. 173 kwa 188 ndekuti asala nafe maiko 15 kuti athane nafe. Funso nali, kodi chazatichikile ndi chani tizakhala # 188?? APM ukumva zimene akunena mzako UN? Ponda magiya osalawo tikafike pozishon 73.

  4. this will bring war…. if we let this to pass…. Look azifuna kuti azitibela….. & Atsogoleri a2wa they will be involved kumaba osalabadila za moya wama citizen ao……. Dzuka malawi kunja kwacha

  5. this will bring war…. if we let this to pass…. Look azifuna kuti azitibela….. & Atsogoleri a2wa they will be involved kumaba osalabadila za moya wama citizen ao……. Dzuka malawi kunja kwacha

  6. anything that ruled by devil they like that sometime they act as good samaritan but on behind their evil who do not know about u you put malawi under pleasure just because malawi is God fearing country nanu azisogoleli dyera limakuvutani ena ndi awo anathawako kuno ali ku america ndiomweso akumabwelesa zosabwelesa muziko lathu lino.mukumanama zoti mukukakambilana zopitisa pasogolo zamomwe chuma chingayendele bwino chonsecho kukatamba basi

  7. anything that ruled by devil they like that sometime they act as good samaritan but on behind their evil who do not know about u you put malawi under pleasure just because malawi is God fearing country nanu azisogoleli dyera limakuvutani ena ndi awo anathawako kuno ali ku america ndiomweso akumabwelesa zosabwelesa muziko lathu lino.mukumanama zoti mukukakambilana zopitisa pasogolo zamomwe chuma chingayendele bwino chonsecho kukatamba basi

  8. Thats wat mzungu is all about. They want to be giving us aid in exchange of us legalising homosexuality. Wen we refuse this, they make fun at us ranking us as the poorest. He brought to us the bible, and then brought to us guns. Mzungu simunthu inu

  9. Thats wat mzungu is all about. They want to be giving us aid in exchange of us legalising homosexuality. Wen we refuse this, they make fun at us ranking us as the poorest. He brought to us the bible, and then brought to us guns. Mzungu simunthu inu

  10. No!no!no! Its u UN, since u introduce and bring this fuckin multparty and democrancy. These things bring this sheet u r talking 2 day. It means 1995 backward witch is Kamuzu time, we had better position. Now democracy we r getting worse and worse, not so UN?

  11. No!no!no! Its u UN, since u introduce and bring this fuckin multparty and democrancy. These things bring this sheet u r talking 2 day. It means 1995 backward witch is Kamuzu time, we had better position. Now democracy we r getting worse and worse, not so UN?

  12. By the end of this year I believe Malawi will be on position 187. Our leaders are only busy accumulating for their own wealth, they don’t mind about the country at large.

  13. By the end of this year I believe Malawi will be on position 187. Our leaders are only busy accumulating for their own wealth, they don’t mind about the country at large.

  14. Why are they concerned as if they care, they are the ones who said we should devalue our currency when we were doing good, but now we worse they are saddened, God should judge u people, u r pretenders

  15. Why are they concerned as if they care, they are the ones who said we should devalue our currency when we were doing good, but now we worse they are saddened, God should judge u people, u r pretenders

  16. I agree with sepp we black people always destroy our future because we forget quite easily what will happen tomorrow, White person can steal and build company which can hire alot of workers for eliminating poverty while black person steals and build expensive house for rent sometimes outside of his country.

  17. Iiiyiiii!!! kutereku Aliposo Azathu eena Akuvutika ndi uphawi kumaiko ena eetii!!!. iiii inetu ndimaganiza ndi ife tonkha,koma ngati mukuti tawaposa ndiye kumenekotu kuyakatu baasii.

  18. I knew this will come,u can’t to tell the world that Malawi can do own it’s own,look what happening now,pple are paid as Ministers,MP’s, and HE,no solutions in their heads

  19. I knew this will come,u can’t to tell the world that Malawi can do own it’s own,look what happening now,pple are paid as Ministers,MP’s, and HE,no solutions in their heads

  20. Malawi vuto ndi atsogoleri athu andale,saganizira pochita zithu,#kuzikonda mkomwe kwachuluka,Bingu anakwanisa bwanji 8yrs yausogoleri wake popanda njala???komanso zinapezeka kuti andale omwenu mmapita kumakapanga maboza ku maiko omwe amathandiza Malawi,mcholinga choti mumpangise kulephera mtsogoleri,lero ndiizi anthu akuvutika koma sizikukukhuzani olo pang’ono,anthu #oipa,#adyera inu,#asatana

  21. Malawi vuto ndi atsogoleri athu andale,saganizira pochita zithu,#kuzikonda mkomwe kwachuluka,Bingu anakwanisa bwanji 8yrs yausogoleri wake popanda njala???komanso zinapezeka kuti andale omwenu mmapita kumakapanga maboza ku maiko omwe amathandiza Malawi,mcholinga choti mumpangise kulephera mtsogoleri,lero ndiizi anthu akuvutika koma sizikukukhuzani olo pang’ono,anthu #oipa,#adyera inu,#asatana

  22. He heeee uphawi umenewo pa number, koma timakhala mosangalala patendele, angakhale pa mavuto.timagawana zochepa zomwe timapeza. Jah amatipasaso moyo wamphavu timayamika “un’ muwawu kuti ndizosala izii pa dziko.

  23. He heeee uphawi umenewo pa number, koma timakhala mosangalala patendele, angakhale pa mavuto.timagawana zochepa zomwe timapeza. Jah amatipasaso moyo wamphavu timayamika “un’ muwawu kuti ndizosala izii pa dziko.

  24. Vuto lakula muno ndikusowa chikondi kwa azitsogoleri athu. Pamene dziko likupezeka pa number imeneyo, muona kuti atsogoleri akungolemererabe nde funso mkumati chumacho akuchipeza kuti?

  25. Vuto lakula muno ndikusowa chikondi kwa azitsogoleri athu. Pamene dziko likupezeka pa number imeneyo, muona kuti atsogoleri akungolemererabe nde funso mkumati chumacho akuchipeza kuti?

  26. Shut the fuck up UN ur the 1 who is bringing more confusion in our peacefull country …you act like you are helping but in real sense ur stealing some staff behind our back….God will deal with u

  27. Shut the fuck up UN ur the 1 who is bringing more confusion in our peacefull country …you act like you are helping but in real sense ur stealing some staff behind our back….God will deal with u

  28. And why do we have to pay more to make a phone call and access the net? Why are they milking us more than rich countries? Isn’t that exactly what the system wants, making rich countries richer, and poor ones poorer? What’s the surprise there, UN?

  29. And why do we have to pay more to make a phone call and access the net? Why are they milking us more than rich countries? Isn’t that exactly what the system wants, making rich countries richer, and poor ones poorer? What’s the surprise there, UN?

  30. If UN are saddened by Malawis poverty then they are unproffessional, undemocratic, unrealistic, outcasts, and vagabonds, coz these pple they hate a president who is visonary n well educated thats why they loved Joyce Banda , hated Bingu, and Now prof Peter n Mugabe they hate pple who draw their own stratagies to become independent n make welth when they see that they stop supporting the budget so that their strategies should face problems when been implemented, thats bad.

  31. But why Malawi is continuously being the poorest on the planet earth?? we mean all these yrs have gone without any change…its high time now Malawi needs to woke up!Lets think and do positively so as to achieve high goals.Cashgate is really lowering our standards,I like the slogan for UDF which they used during 2014 campaign ” DZUKA MALAWI DZUKA”

  32. You MIA SOPPE,WHAT IS IT THAT YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT.ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOU AS COLONIAL MASTERS LEFT THIS COUNTRY IN TATTERS.CAN YOU TELL US WHAT DEVELOPEMENT YOU LEFT BEHIND.CAN YOU TELL US WHY YOU DID NOT EVEN BOTHER TO CONSTRUCT KARONGA -CHITIPA ROAD.WHAT ACTUALLY WERE YOU DOING ALL THE YEARS YOU STAYED IN THE COUNTRY AS COLONIAL RULERS.WE WASTED OUR TIME AND RESOURCES TO KEEP YOU IN OUR COUNTRY.YOU ARE GREEDY PEOPLE AND WE CAN NOT COMPARE YOU WITH PORTUGUES PEOPLE.THE MOZAMBICAN COUNTRY WAS IN GOOD HANDS THAT IS WHY EVEN AFTER LEAVING THE COUNTRY ANYBODY WHO IS BORN NOW WILL BE ABLE TO SPEAK PORTUGUES FLUENTLY WITHOUT GOING TO SCHOOL.UNLIKE YOUR STUPID ENGLISH WHICH ONE CAN ONLY BE FLUENT WHEN HE GOES TO UNIVERSITY. WE ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE OF YOU STUPID PEOPLE WHO STAYED IN OUR COUNTRY WITHOUT EVEN PAYING RENT.YOU MIA SOPPE YOU ARE VERY STUPID AND YOU BETTER GO BACK HOME .NDAKUTOPELA