More money should be pumped into Thyolo – Minister

Jean Kalilani

Minister of gender, disability and child welfare in Malawi Jean Kalilani has requested for additional funds for social cash transfer to Thyolo.

Kalilani requested for additional K280 million on social cash transfer to Thyolo, the home district of President Peter Mutharika.

Jean Kalilani
Jean Kalilani

The development angered opposition lawmakers who have faulted the ruling party for favouring Thyolo district to benefit on tax-payers on social cash transfer.

Thyolo is the only district enjoying public resources on social cash transfer. In 2017/18 financial year government approved K1.5 million to be used in Thyolo district.

Meanwhile other districts under the program are supported by donor community and well-wishers.

Government has disclosed plans to have the program extended to other districts in the country.

Social cash transfer is the program that was introduced to help to less privileged people.