Malawi government under fire!

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One of the country’s activists has slammed government for slashing the ministry of education budget by K500 million.

Maziko Matemba

Matemba: Cut not welcome.

On Tuesday, legislators from the government side backed the motion to have the education budget cut from K113.8 billion to K113.7 billion.

Opposition Members of Parliament were against the motion but the proposal went in favour of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) after minister of finance Goodall Gondwe had argued that the ministry might not need the money from now up to June.

Reacting to the development, executive director of the Health and Rights Education Programme Maziko Matemba denounced government’s decision to slash the allocation to the struggling education ministry.

“It is very sad that government is saying that it does not need the money now while in our schools students are sharing  one book for lessons, while there is a need to have laboratories for science subjects,” said Matemba.

Matemba further wondered if reforms are going to work in the education sector arguing that they need a lot of money for implementation.

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  1. Kuchepesa ndalama ku education ndikupelewera mzeru.Kuli ma ministry ambiri monga ministry of gender ya mai kaliati singakhale most important than ya Education.Zandiwawa chifukwa inu ma minister ana anu amachita maphunziro kunja,thats y u r not invest more ku education.Shame on u

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  3. My heart is bleeding. Schools are in financial mess! Tayenderani muone. Sukulu mpaka kumayendera ndalama za bank mmudzi? Passport yanga ija ili kuti? Kkkkkkkk…….

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  5. Kupha ma phunziro mu malawi chonsecho ana awo ali m’masukulu abwino oti chili chonse chilipo.koma koma iwe mphawi n’zanga mmmmmmmm mavuto.Wat a useless government. Koma kuwonjezera ndalama za ku state house kuti azipwevulira bwino.

  6. Best option is to reduce cabinet ministers , mp’s judges , and other top goverment officials salaries if your are serious not to cut educación budget this means the country is not comited to its citizens

  7. Best option is to reduce cabinet ministers , mp’s judges , and other top goverment officials salaries if your are serious not to cut educación budget this means the country is not comited to its citizens

  8. Every other Governments in Africa and the world are investing more on Education in their respective countries as it still remains the strongest weapon we can use to conquer the enemy…and Malawi is doing the exact opposite to this by slashing down the budget which has already been insufficient the past decades.

    Honourable members, your children can afford the highest paying schools which have every necessary requirement as well as well qualifed tutors where as the masses of poor children will still be learning under baobab trees with a 30cm chalk board for a class of 62 learners…..with an under-qualified teacher who is also underpaid……and you say this ministry does not need the money..? And you yet you call yourself honourable members..??? Well, i do not see anything honourable here, as this means totaly disempowering the youth. Shame on you guys…honourable members.

  9. Every other Governments in Africa and the world are investing more on Education in their respective countries as it still remains the strongest weapon we can use to conquer the enemy…and Malawi is doing the exact opposite to this by slashing down the budget which has already been insufficient the past decades.

    Honourable members, your children can afford the highest paying schools which have every necessary requirement as well as well qualifed tutors where as the masses of poor children will still be learning under baobab trees with a 30cm chalk board for a class of 62 learners…..with an under-qualified teacher who is also underpaid……and you say this ministry does not need the money..? And you yet you call yourself honourable members..??? Well, i do not see anything honourable here, as this means totaly disempowering the youth. Shame on you guys…honourable members.

  10. The problem is that most of the Mps are holding that cheap MSCE,, No wonder they aint happy when these youth are trying making it. Shame on those Mps who supported de cutting of the 500 mil. I guess those with degree n masters should be the ones to contest as Mps.

  11. The problem is that most of the Mps are holding that cheap MSCE,, No wonder they aint happy when these youth are trying making it. Shame on those Mps who supported de cutting of the 500 mil. I guess those with degree n masters should be the ones to contest as Mps.