The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has asked government to first review the Malawi Social Action Fund (Masaf) IV before borrowing more money for the project.
CCJP has also expressed disapproval of government’s borrowing culture.
This follows Parliament’s authorisation of a K50 billion loan which government want to access from International Development Association (IDA) to be used for Masaf IV project.
CCJP national secretary Martin Chiphwanya said government should first conduct a survey to verify if recent projects under Masaf IV managed to reduce poverty among poor Malawians.
“It is important to go back and see what problems were there and how best they can be resolved,” he explained.
According to Chiphwanya, the assessment is supposed to prompt government achieve the purpose of the developmental initiative.
He further expressed that there is a need to look back and see if the country’s needs are being fulfilled. Chiphwanya added that government should practice accountability and avoid misusing project funds.
Masaf IV is a developmental program which is aimed at supporting poor Malawians.