Malawi clinches 700m grant

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The Malawi government will receive a K700 million grant for humanitarian assistance from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The bank and the government of Malawi have signed an agreement for the grant in Lusaka, Zambia.

Malawi hopes the money will help mitigate effects of the 2015 floods and El Niño in 2016.

Goodal Gondwe

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe should be excited.

The grant follows President Peter Mutharika’s call for assistance from cooperating partners so that Malawi government should provide food relief to food insecure households.

Speaking after signing the agreement, AfDB Acting Vice-President said AfDB is committed to contribute an additional $7 million (about K5 billion) as a fast drought response in order to deal with food insecurity in Malawi.

On his part, Director for Planning and Development Patrick Simbani said the resources which were secured by March this year were not enough to meet the needs of targeted households.

“There are several development partners who responded to the call. However, the resources secured were not adequate to meet the needs of all the households by March 2016 and the effects of El Niño further threatened the likelihood of restoration to normalcy of the households already under relief program,” said Simbani.

About 8.4 million Malawians will be food insecure this year following persistent dry spells that led to low yields in most districts of the country.

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29 Comments

  1. Kukakamira mpando mpaka kunayendera ndodo!!?? No wonder nzeru zakalamba olo patakhala no budget sizingasinthe!! Tasiirani anyamata izziiii atulutse budget yabwino!!

  2. Ndalama nde nkumapasidwa koma kusaukako chisaukile…Lord have mercy… anthu amene mukudya ndalama za anthu ovutika inu, anthu achinyengo m’bomamo, nthaka itang’ambika nkukumezani Malawi angalemere koopsa..

  3. kuchulukana kwa2 kuli pa 16 miliion nde ndalamazo zkhoza ku kwanila ali yense mkangot mzigawa 1miliion tonse tonse tkwanila kkkkkkk!

  4. Ponena mkumati zero donor dependant budget. Squeezing Malawi to pay even their last penny to the government coffer as contribution that runs the country yet donors are back to Malawi.. it would have sounds responsible if the government relieve its citizens by reducing taxes in basics and utilize the donations instead I implementing the budget.

  5. Or ndalama zonsezi zikumalowa mmalawi muno aliyense munthu kumugawira 1000000 zikanakwanira koma kupondereza basi palibepo chingachitikepo api