Ministry of Health in trouble for ‘useless’ expenditures

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Malawi’s Minister of finance Goodall Gondwe has accused the Ministry of Health (MoH) of spending its budgetary allocation on insignificant things like travel while hospitals were lacking funds to perform important operations.

The minister made the remarks while presenting the mid-term budget statement in Lilongwe on Friday.

Goodal Gondwe

We need change: Gondwe.

The ministry of health has over the past year been said to have been underfunded, a situation that led to problems in the country’s public hospitals as the facilities did not have money to buy fuel for ambulances or to provide patients with three meals per day.

The blame was placed at treasury’s door with stakeholders accusing it of not providing enough funding to the ministry of health.  

However, in Parliament on Friday Gondwe noted that funding has gone as planned in almost all ministries and added that underfunding of functions in some ministries has been caused due to reprioritisation of functions by managers.

The minister of finance claimed that managers in the ministry of health prioritised spending on travel rather than on important functions in public hospitals.

Said Gondwe: “questions will be asked how if funding has gone as planned in almost all ministries, [why is] it that there have been complaints against underfunding of functions. In some cases the reason has been that certain ministries have reprioritised functions according to the wishes of managers. We found that ministries tend to prioritise expenditure on travel at the expense of other important items like fuel for ambulances in hospitals, in the case of Ministry of Health.”

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  1. Perfect adada not enanu mkuti akusiyireni udindo mitu yanu ndi ya RK plastic ngati nzanu uyo minister of health poor management but we are in trouble with economic.

  2. Govt should look again to whom to be head or in-charge of hospitals i think these medical officers are the ones who are mis using govt money ,,, i rest my case

  3. Useless travels, useless funded seminars, meetings, workshops, vehicle repairs, …… and extended to indeed poor work on patients and health facilities. Go to KCH and lots other public facilities nsikidzi, dirty and nurses have left their jobs for patients’ gaurdians and clinicians hardly touch patients plus fake drugs. MoH is down to to its worst mostly due to staff themselves.

  4. Useless travels, useless funded seminars, meetings, workshops, vehicle repairs, …… and extended to indeed poor work on patients and health facilities. Go to KCH and lots other public facilities nsikidzi, dirty and nurses have left their jobs for patients’ gaurdians and clinicians hardly touch patients plus fake drugs. MoH is down to to its worst mostly due to staff themselves.

    • you’re stupid,have you been in hospital? nurses and doctors are working all night to save people if there is crisis in hospitals its the govt which is failing to provide enough resources we’re using,you and your Goodal go to hell!of

  5. Malawi is blessed to have people like Dr Goodal Gondwe. A renowned international expert, star performer, honest, calm and only fixed duty bound. Unfortunately few people, very, very, very few indeed are able to read and understand him. I wished I had a full free day listening and learning from Gondwe. I admire and respect Gondwe. Let Gondwe teach young Malawians his skills and scores. This when we are away from Njala politics!!!

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  7. Gondwe Hon,transport is part of health service,if u dnt knw health setting its nt gud to frastate individuals workng in this sector,jst correct errors u made wth ur culculation nt tryng to make useless appeasement statements here.

  8. There is even a tag of war whose supposed to procure ? Is it a procurement officer or is it an accountant or is it the head of the ministry or department this makes me laugh every one brings his or her own supplier kkkk

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  10. but I wonder why all this drama since this ministry is being head by a young person!this means the young people are irrisponsible ,…end of the story

  11. thats true mr gondwe nchifukwa chani zimavuta kumaganizila miyoyo ya anthu omwe ali kumudzi akusowa mankhwala nzipatala akulu akulu adati ”ukakwela pamsana pa njovu usamati pansi palibe mame’,

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