Malawi’s K1.2 trillion budget: Chakwera warns of looting

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Malawi’s leader opposition Lazarus Chakwera has warned against looting of public funds during implementation of the 2017/28 budget arguing the budget may not be effective to the citizenry.

Chakwera who is also leader of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) said the K1.3 trillion budget gives good “ambitious” plans by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government.

The MCP leader urged authorities to tighten a grip as a way of ensuring the allocations meet their purpose.

Lazarus Chakwera

Chakwera warns of looting.

“Despite that everybody talks about cashgate, no one should be fooled that there is no stealing right now, those are the things we need to keep fighting,” said Chakwera.

He further called for “political will” and “diligence” in fighting corruption if the country is to benefit from the budget.

Malawi has been having reports of corruption and stealing of government resources a development that has seen it being stuck in the mud.

Among the cases of stealing include of drugs in public hospitals, a situation that has led to drug shortage though the medicine is bought to help citizens.

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  1. Oñe way to deal with corruption is to create a corrupt free systeme right from the way ĺeaders are chosen. Stop cámpaign yomagula mavoti, decentralise passport , licence, deceased estate serviced. infact decentraĺise all services . IMAGINE À PERSON TRAVELS ALL THE WAY FROM CHITI PA to Mzuzu for a Ĺiceñce onĺy to be toĺd mukabwereñso next week

  2. Ine si WA MCP NDIPO SINDIZAKHALA but here CHAKWERA SANALAKWISE NDIPOSO SANANYOZE!!! He has just put a clear mark that should be followed when allocate the budgeted money to its respective sections NOTHING WRONG WITH CHAKWERA!!!

  3. K1.2 trilion its a lot of money, but teachers will still strugglering to recv their salaries, some people are plaining of bulding their own hotels with the same money once u share it in their ministries. I think that U must also remember yourths who are jobles when planing the budget, U must think of creating jobs here malawi!

  4. ANTHU ENA ANANGOZOLOWERA KUDANA NDI DZINA KA MUNTHU OSATENGERA ZIMENE WAKAMBA NTHAWI IMENEYI POTI CHILUNGAMO NDI CHOPWETEKA NTHAWI ZONSE.CHAKWERA IS RIGHT

  5. MY APPRECIATIONS GO TO THE OPPOSITION LEADER OF MCP WHO IS ALSO LEADER OF OPPOSITION IN OUR AUGUST HOUSE {PARLIAMENT} THE HON. DR.LAZARUS CHAKWERA FOR APPRECIATING THE FINANCIAL BUDGET STATEMENT-2017/2018. THANKS BWANA! THIS IS HOW THINGS SHOULD B IN A DEMOCRATIC-RULE! TRUE THE OPPOSITION IS THERE FOR CHECKS & BALANCES!! THUS WHY MALAWI NEEDS A STRONG OPPOSITION BECAUSE U R DEEMED THE GOVERNMENT OF TOMORROW. NOW CHECKING ON LOOTING & CORRUPTION RAMPANT & DISGRACEFUL IN MALAWI SHOULD NOT ONLY B LEFT 4 BOMA BUT ALL POLITICAL PARTIES & NON-GOVT ORGANIZATION SHOULD JOIN HANDS TO FIGHT THIS EPIDEMIC-VIRUS: BECAUSE WHEN U R UNITED THEN MALAWI SHALL B HEALED & REGAIN INTERNATIONAL INTERGRITY FROM FINANCIAL-ORGANIZATIONS & DONORS: THEREFORE, DR. CHAKWERA, I URGE U 2 STAND-UP,B STRONG & HAVE REAL FORE-SIGHT TO DEVELOP MALAWI: DO NOT B SHOWY 4 THE SAKE OF OPPOSING EVERYTHING THOUGH GOOD & DEVELOPMENTAL NO-NOT AT ALL!! MY PLEA IS LET ALL POLITICAL-PARTIES ABOLISH POLITICS OF DIVIDE & RULE WHICH BREAKS MW 2 DAY!!!

  6. Sounds huge bt it’s peanuts comparing to the crisis we are in right now!.We don’t need money.All we need is the youth to be mentored so that they can interpret the future of mama Africa!How can they interpret the future while they are not mentored?The people who could mentor them are busy selling drugs to them.If we want to dress mama Africa,we don’t need to dress her in a leaf custom. We need to dress her in a leather custom!

  7. The problem with many Malawians is that they don’t understand the role of the Opposition. Chakwera is a man who understands politics. He knows what he’s meant to do by being a leader of opposition. He has and is supposed to focus on the mistakes the government makes. He’s not necessarily there to provide solutions to the government but rather to make it reconsider it’s decisions. VIVA #CHAKWERA

  8. kodi baibulo ndizimene akupanga waku zimbabweyi komanso gondwe zikufanana, ndalama zimenezo ndizawo azidya bansi komanso chenjezo kwa MKASA iweyo usamale chifukwa mulungu akukuona kapezedwe kandalama tsitimapeza mukufanizila ndimawuamulungu panyimbo zako khadyela tikumana thawi yakampeni usaiwale unaziona thawi ija?

  9. Chakwera akunena zoona kungoti a Malawi anafatsa kwambiri that’s why Malawi ndidziko losauka kuposa Mozambique ndi Rwanda mayiko oti kwakhala nkhondo zaka zambiri kuzolowera kumangoombera m’manja zopusa. Taonani miseu yanthu yomwe tikuti M 1 mayiko anzathu ndiyama’ma yard. Kukanika ndi kumanga ma taxi rank omwe koma ndalama mkumapezeka m’manyumba anduna osatiso makwacha koma ma foreign currency nde chakwera akuchenjeza mbuzi zina zikudana naye. Tikamangosekelera osachita kanthu kumangoombera mmanja tikhala osauka komaso dziko lochititsa manyazi kutchula kuti ndikwanu

    • Osaiwala malawi ndi land locked country maiko ukuwanenao ali ndimaport enao zisime, miyala yantengo wapatali simungafanize ndimalawi. Mbuzi yaikulu anali kamuzu ndiyemwe sanatithandize iye uja analinako kuthekela kosegula port koma amalimbana ndikumanga nyakula anthu. zina zomwe amaziwa ndikumanga ndende zoopya nkumakawaponyamo omususa chifukwa zosololazi kunalibe iye amamangila osusananaye. Ndiye lelo maiko anachangamuka sangalole kuti mumange port maka ikakhala mozambic aziwa kuti chuma chao chilowa pansi. Dzikolino lilibe njila yobwelesela foreign exchange ndiye olo mutakumbila mutu chotani tilikutali kuti tikafike komwe kulianzathu . komanso okuba si peter ndinuna zake zokha, ma office aboma muli amitundu osiyanasiyana akusakaza chuma koopya ndipo nchitidwe umeneu musaembekezele kuti uzatha pokhapokha tizabwelele kuchipani chimozi

  10. That’s how to talk as opposition reader, let’s work together to fight these vampires, it’s our nation all, i think we can really develop our nation.

  11. alot of money, but no salary increment for civil servants, this government rulers r greedy ones and they r going to loot these moneys in their needs, these people r not patriotic, odzikonda patsiku akumaononga ndalama zambiri pamene wina akumukanira kumuonjera malipiro, ngat Mulungu aliko kumwamba atithandiza

  12. I don’t understand this guy anymore….why negativity all the times.you are at parliament why can’t you strengthen control mechanism there bwanji.ndiye kuba atsiya coz iye wanena? Kkkk

    • Boma ili silimva malangizo man. Iye ngati leader of opposition ayenera kuyankhula kumene osati kumangoombera mmanja ngati momwe mumachitira inumu

    • Plz plz plz .mr chakwera akuti bola ndalama zitsabedwe koma zigwile ntchito moyenela ,basi iwe akuti chakwera akupanga oppose zili zonse ,sorry kuti english yakupitani kumadzele

    • Chakwera has his remarks on the budget, so you want him to applaud hands in all things?? Not at all, these guys are really thieves, they have to be warned indeed. I support Chakwera.

    • Ine siwandale koma what chakwera says is for my benefit and urs… sindikuwonapo vuto.. more over, its his job… tsegukani mmaso amalawi, thats democracy way!

    • So you want Chaponda syndicates to loot again. He didn’t oppose budget but he warned that money must be used according to budget. Why so defensive to looters

    • I still stand on my point… in the world ena akawona mvula amakhala awona ma floods ndi kugwa kwa nyumba pamene ena amawona ndithawi yopanga ndalama kumunda.. we Call it optimistic the other group it’s pessimistic I choose to be positive minded…others say the cup is half empty while others say it’s half full these two cannot approach situation the same.but I highly respect ur views.it may be true kuti we don’t understand English dear brother but English it’s not everything kkkkkkk

    • Yes English is second language but I think Chakwera was just warning. Because this have been happening and its happening abusing public funds. So I don’t see any wrong there

    • Njonjo mwatero kkkkk okay inuyo ndiye ndi apioneer titero eti?Michael but healthy debates are part and parcel of democratic society koma its high time we throw into the bin these obscene politicians azigogowa adatha ma plan whether ali ku MCP DPP OR UDF has overstayed our welcome its time for youth to actively involve ourselfs in real politics osati za pa fb kkkkk