Malawi’s poverty status worry donors

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Malawi’s donors have expressed concern over poverty levels in the country despite pumping in $1 billion annually for developmental works.

Speaking to members of the press on Wednesday after having a closed meeting with minister of finance Goodall Gondwe, Germany Ambassador Peter Woeste said it worrisome that donor aid is yielding nothing in the country.

Peter Woetse

Peter Woetse : Malawi’s economy keeps tumbling.

“I have observed that we did not really move for the past five years, there are different reasons despite donors coming together and investing in Malawi,” said Woeste.

Woeste called for need to change policy framework for Malawi arguing that it is fuelling poverty for citizens in the country.

However, Gondwe said Malawi needs more support from donors for the country to develop.

“If we had the opportunity of having more support we will welcome that development,” said Gondwe.

Donors pulled out direct support to the national budget following massive plunder of taxpayers’ money at capital hill in Lilongwe.

The development witnessed donors coming to help the country directly on sectors of concern.

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  1. Massively needed change on its Donor policy as well as its constitutional. Understand how poverty malawian s we are but being corrupted can’t change anything it worsen our current situation rather improvise competent cabinet members who are ambious to develop our country.

  2. #Malawi24 for the first time u hv brought a very touching article.Our government doesn’t have the welfare of the its citizens at heart.The huge sums of money which goesnt into theirs bank accounts makes them deaf that they can’t hear the cries of poor people yet everything they earn is there because of the poor Malawians in the village.Now the white man’s aye is wider open.Yes! Go straight to the concerned sectors with your aid not through thieves!

  3. Yet ourleader says Malawi is developing when foreigners can visibly see that poverty is aggravating. Malawi lacks visionary and dynamic leadership. Our leader is crueless.

  4. Koma ngati ili population ma chinese akutukuka bwanji. They have alot to export. Nanga ndi chimanga chomwe import!! Aaah ine ndiye aitu!

  5. Donors shouldn’t be worried becouse they know Malawi government better than local Malawians, more over the political party’s when they come into power to rule the government they rig elections what do they expect is to steal and the donors the know much better but they still donating funds to the such government that means donors are donating corruption and poverty with espionage to this country , they should find ways on how to reach the locals and other development or what ever , where ever area they are complaining about , Can’t the donors imagine why professors , doctors all the prominent figures leave their field flocking into politics, to my I blame both donors and government for doing nothing to eradicate poverty , just to remind the donors one thing Malawi government haven’t got any statistics measurement in anything that is happening in the country but donors still put your effort in , the government only need condoms and humanitarian and and education not too much funds other wise your spoiling the government ,

  6. Malawi is addicted to aid. For the past 60 years it has been fed aid. like any addict it needs and depends on its regular fix, finding it hard, if not impossible, to contemplate existence in aid-less world. And like the challenges someone addicted to drugs might face, the withdrawal is bound to be painful. Africa doesn’t need donor aid. it is a sickness in which it pretends to the cure.

  7. Malawi & Africa will develop only when we become TRADING PARTNERS & no more servants or slaves of Europe & the west. Democracy has also proved to be a trap set by the whites for deepen root of poverty in Africa.

  8. Malawi & Africa will develop only when we become TRADING PARTNERS & no more servants or slaves of Europe & the west. Democracy has also proved to be a trap set by the whites for deepen root of poverty in Africa.

  9. This is a very brilliant article. Our problem here in Malawi is not planning…but implementing. The money that has been mentioned here is quite alot that if all that is always said in the budgets is done, Malawi could have been far by now as compared to our neighbouring countries. What is the point of planning very well but fail to implement it????
    We are the only solution in Malawi since most of those we entrusted with the public offices have failed us dismally. They are hypocrites. They speak of us tightening the belts and yet they are spending lavishly. They tell us to buy local yet they buy and use western at taxi free. Donners flying economy class and those recieving the donation flying business class…how idiotic is that..? #Long Live The Malawi Democrats. The only real solution to our problems in Malawi.

  10. This is a very brilliant article. Our problem here in Malawi is not planning…but implementing. The money that has been mentioned here is quite alot that if all that is always said in the budgets is done, Malawi could have been far by now as compared to our neighbouring countries. What is the point of planning very well but fail to implement it????
    We are the only solution in Malawi since most of those we entrusted with the public offices have failed us dismally. They are hypocrites. They speak of us tightening the belts and yet they are spending lavishly. They tell us to buy local yet they buy and use western at taxi free. Donners flying economy class and those recieving the donation flying business class…how idiotic is that..? #Long Live The Malawi Democrats. The only real solution to our problems in Malawi.

  11. The best thing the donors can do is to give those. Money to uor nearby country we poor we can go and work their because. here in Malawi it won’t help the poor m

  12. Malawi will not change with these selffeeder leaders!! If these leaders will never and never be open no ability for Malawi to develop!! Shame on THEM!

  13. Something must be done to prevent all these,if those who so called top pple up there must see and know how dd they get there.Now I know that there is no Satanism pple who got all those money akuzipezera kumbuyo kwa anthu osauka

  14. I wish u donors could read all these comments. And its true that these leaders of our country they r not concerned with poor people instead they just put all the money that u r sending for developmental issues. They just buy decent cars for themselves leaving us bare

  15. Too much corruption and the govt does not accept that people are poor out there. see now they planning to buy cars while people are starving. Even in the house you first think of food and clothing then shelter and not transportation. Ntchito ilipo.

  16. But you know the solution why not doing it. Budgetary support is the solution. You help us from 2005 to 2011 and you saw how we managed to change with Chitsulo cha njanji on the driving seat. You removed your support on 2012 then it’s history.

  17. No visionally leaders in malawi. They all dont know their own intelligence. Our land is richer and capable of producing more than malawians will need but with unsupportive gvts mw remain unproductive & no wonder the new gen. is growing corruptive. There must be a serious change in running of national matters