World Bank donates K123.7 Billion for drought recovery

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The World Bank has approved $174 million to help millions of Malawians facing food shortages and other drought induced challenges recover and build resilience against future weather related shocks.

According to the statement released the financing has been provided through two projects – the Malawi Drought Recovery and Resilience Project (MDRRP) with a grant of $104 million, and the Strengthening Safety Nets Systems Project (SSNSP) – Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF) IV with a grant of $47.68 million and a credit of $22.32million.

Goodal Gondwe

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe must be very happy.

The statement proceeds that Malawi has suffered two consecutive poor agricultural seasons leaving 6.5 million people unable to meet their food requirements during 2016/2017 and the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee says for these affected people to manage up to the next harvest period in April/May 2017 without disrupting their socioeconomic livelihoods they require about half a million metric tons of maize.

In his remarks Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Goodall Gondwe appreciated world bank for the donation.

“Our drought recovery needs are immense estimated at $500 million dollars. The swift response from the World Bank is therefore greatly appreciated as it will help save lives and restore livelihoods of about a third of our population affected by drought,” said Goodall Gondwe.

According to the statement under the MDRRP, the funds will be used to meet urgent food security needs of over 1.6 million people by procuring maize locally and internationally at a cost of $50 million.

Local purchase will be carried out by the National Food Reserve Agency, while the international procurement will be done by the World Food Program.

Drought Malawi

Drought also led to poor harvests in. Malawi Drought( Internet image from feedingthehungry.ca)

“The grant will also be used to scale-up the input for assets program (IFA) currently being implemented by the Malawi Floods Emergency Recovery Project, also supported by the World Bank.” reads the statement.

The scaled up IFA will allow for an increase in the districts covered from 15 to 24.

Through IFA, about 200,000 beneficiaries will receive improved seeds and fertilizer packages in return for working on community assets such as rural feeder roads, catchment management and repairs to irrigation infrastructure.

“The MDRRP will also help increase agriculture productivity and resilience through promoting drought resistant crops such as sorghum and millet. It will further enhance drought resilience and preparedness by rehabilitating critical water supply infrastructure, constructing water harvesting infrastructure, and drought contingency planning for all the five water boards. ” adds the statement .

The MASAF IV additional financing will scale up a number of productive safety nets to help increase impact on household-level incomes and food security, and reduce households’ exposure to risks associated with climate change and other disasters.

The productive community-driven public works program (PWP) will be scaled up to offer an additional 1,000,000 households short-term employment in four cycles a year in 2016 and 2017.

The social cash transfer program targeting the poorest and most vulnerable labor- constrained households will be expanded to nine districts that have remained uncovered by the program help reach full national coverage.

The project will also invest in livelihoods and skills development through the already successful COMSIP program.

“With Malawi’s economy and livelihoods highly dependent on agriculture, the current crisis creates opportunities to undertake reforms and resilience measures that will enable the country to emerge stronger. We are committed to help thee country in this regard,” said Richard Record, Acting Country Manager for the World Bank in Malawi.

The scale of the drought and the unprecedented recovery needs in Malawi, the World Bank is taking the lead ins the multi-partner crisis response, providing the country with emergency resources totaling $223.25 million from the International Development Association, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest.

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  1. Thandizo ndiye likutoza kkkk likutobwela koma anthu ache amenewa,asaa azithila dzinotu izi,wosaukayo nasaukabe koma nyasalande walepheleka plus zapapa zija,phwando la akakowa basi.Tiye nazoni bola kumadya namuchotsela zakazi,kaya paja amati ukatamba tamba ndiye kumatani? kwinako ndaiwala,uziwa wekha ndiiwe wamkulu.

  2. Kkkkkkk. This is a sick joke, unless they’ve got a team on the ground to make sure the donation reaches its target, they have just fueled our notorious cashgate.

  3. Anthu inu mulibe chisoni kd mukuganiza kt anthu osewa azikudandaulani mukuganiza mungakhale ndm’tendele ndithudi athu inu mulibe

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  6. kodi zikupezani bwanji mukuka maukwati amuna okhaokha!! akazi okha okha!! kuchosa mimba!! kugwadila mafano mukuti ayi! koma ndalama mukuti zitipeze!!Amalawi GOD FIRST and BIG answer so its up to you to choose Right hand side of your CRIETOR Or LEFT hand side of your CRIETOR•

  7. Ndalama ndiye tikupatsidwa ndi maiko otsiyana siyana koma komwe zikolowela otsadziwika mpaka pano kumangotutila mmanthumba anuwo basi dziko la malawi lingatukuke chochi or opelekawo afika poti topela kunthandidza dzuka malawi dzuka # 2019

  8. Malawian govermment always suspecting to their own people.They are gat money bt they won’t wanna help peopl.The most things we should knw that Malawian country is never gat up development in our nations.Coz whn ever they get money ‘ they feel jealousy to sharing for wht they have to people. That’swhy too mch more cashgate ,corruption ,highly income taxes , roping peoples and a lottle of things Into their opinions.But instead they wants to brock down our country.

  9. Wow!! much money,but if all money will be used for hunger epidemic in malawi i think everything will be good,remembe 17 billion from USA its just a week ago,and now we recieve such abundant money from world bank,oo malawi please use it accordingly,we proud that donners we hav but what they donnate we leek nothing,so ndisamve kt cheuje ndi minister of hunger kapena minister of donations funds administratio,ee apa nde mundikwezeka BP.ndipo Josua alosera zot dziko la #malawi……..

  10. Ooo!! 123 Bl pomwe amalawi tonse sitifika 20ml titati Aliyese 3ml Eeeh! aliyese angakhale milionea ndinthu.komabe aaa basi tingodikila nduna zina 7 zomwe sizidzamangidwaso .malawi

  11. Let those who are needy Benefit Dont be like Bill Gates the world rechest man whn they asķed him when can you say now am enough said just alittle bit more Zizitikwana ndalama

  12. every comment I get people are real complaining azitsogoleri coz of poor mind..so shudu I say dis azitsogoleri samawona kapena kuwelenga nawo izi.

  13. Mabungwe ayesetsa koma vuto ndi asogoleli athu koma anthuwa ndi Amalawidi koma …… alibe chisoni mmene a malawi akuvutikila kumatulukatuluka kuyesetsa kuti mwina kunja angapezeko ka mpamba…….. zigwire ntchito moyenela we’r watching.

  14. Zinanso wina adyenso chibanz Lol,Mano pamtunda kufuna kudya ndalama zothandizira athu amene ali nd mavuto ,mukangoba mulungu akukhulukiren .anthu oipa kwabas.

  15. Point of correction ” World bank just donate 123.7 Bill for for President Peter Muthalika and his cabinet” musatipake phula ife ndife anthu ozindikila mumapempha ma Billion muzina lathu mkumalemela… Umphawi sizinthu

  16. Alekeni anjoye ndikupondereza ovutika iyi ndintawi yao koma sazapitiliza kutero, Cifukwa Mlungu amati ndakupasa, Ulemu ndi mpamvu zimacokera kuzanja langa koma ndapereka malire, Sono iwo muzaona azagwa okha chagada, kunali anzao Amaina Pano alikuti??? Oziwa kupondereza cilungamo Mulungu sangataye mtundu onse cifukwa caantu ozikundikila okha ocepa ayi. Azatha mukuona nokha.

  17. Mukuwapatsiranji ndalama zankhaninkhani anthu akuba ngati amewa.Kodi iwe Goodall Gondwe unapita school yanji pomwe masamu amakukani?Undiyankhe.Chimanga chikhale pa 7Thou.

  18. Vuto ndılotı zafıkıra m’kamwa mwa ng’ona zımenezo.Zıonekengeso yaı ızo nthena wanthu wakupereka wovwırı kwenı zıkunjıra waka mumathumba yao

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