Malawi universities’ loan board buys K89 million car for CEO at expense of needy students

The Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board has bought a K89 million Land Cruiser TX for its executive director as many university students in Malawi are struggling to get loans.

According to reports, the board has already paid the money to Toyota Malawi for the vehicle to be used by Executive Director for the Board Chris Chisoni – a former critic of government who usually spoke against abuse of public funds.

Chisoni: Loans board boss

Last year, the board also came under fire after it paid K17 million for the printing of forms and diaries.

Ironically, the loan forms are not distributed to applicants but are downloadable on the Loans Board website.

Apart from giving loans to students, the board also recovers money from former students who were given loans for the studies. Last year, the board said it had recovered K350 million.

Currently, a lot of underprivileged university students in Malawi are failing to access loans from the loans board due to what the board usually say is lack of funds.

Some students are still studying in universities because well-wishers paid their fees.  Social commentator Onjezani Kenani usually mobilises funds for needy university students through his Facebook page.

He wrote on Monday that in the past four days he had received nine requests for financial assistance.

Kenani however noted that relying on well-wishers is not sustainable and does not replace avenues such as the Higher Education Students’ Loans Board.

“I have to make this clear because in the last four days I have received nine requests for financial assistance, and all the cases sound compelling. I am sorry it is not possible to assist all. We rely on the kindness of others, and I think eventually those who assist will be tired of assisting. I hope all cases are brought to the attention of the Loans Board accordingly for more sustainable help,” he said.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Let us face it, all CEOs for govt institutions are entitled to Toyota TX. In fact, despite his entitlement to a TX, Chisoni chose to us3 a Hilux Twin Cab since inception of th3 Board. Find out and you will know the truth. He may have his challenges but on this one he is just entitled

  2. A Chris Chisoni ndi nthawi yanu ino dyererani at the expense of the poor needy students, kunenepa ndi mutu omwe! Magalimoto kugulira zibwenzi nkati isokheeee

  3. Malawi got fool leaders starting from President, every leader who is Black Malawian in any organisation they are all Thieves ,let me repeat ,they are all fools and nonentity ,Good for nothing, Useless creatures who don’t care other creatureside, Rather let apartheid Came back bcoz white pple they steal a little and develop, But those My fellow Black pple whey are Rude ,Pulpets ,Foolish ,Cawords, Useless Rather to eradicate them off,they don’t belong to Malawi,IDMT LIKE ANY LEADER head of any department, May thunder strike them all thieves starting from top to lower ,How can some one with a sense bought such a car with such Amount? In Malawi we don’t have even any Good roads,If some one building a 2meters a timber bridge he always post it and said he has developed Malawi with bridges !a fool!eg Thyolo Makwasa Road up to now nothing now it’s from 1994 talking Fools ,no factories of fruits as we just throw away fruits eg mangos,bananas,etc but fool leaders and Pulpets got cash in their pockets ,they get help from donors and put in their pockets, Dnt help them again please we are suffering here and ur making them rich and fancy to us (POOR PEOPLE)they are just putting smell of food on our mouth after they have finished eating, THEY ARE IDIOTS ,Fools,Niconpolp ,bustards ,!

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