The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson on Finance Joseph Mwanamvekha has accused the Tonse Alliance administration of favouring sympathisers of the ruling parties in benefiting from the National Economic Empowerment Fund (NEEF).

Mwanamvekha said this when he was responding to the 2021-2022 national budget statement by Minister of Finance Felix Mlusu.

He challenged the Minister of Finance to produce a report of beneficiaries from all regions for the public to appreciate the total number of beneficiaries per region.

Mwanamvekha said Malawians are suffering from economic hardships under the Tonse Alliance administration because “Pa ground sipali bwino.

Turning the budget itself, Mwanamvekha has described the K1.99 trillion 2021/22 National Budget as consumptive, unrealistic, debt burdened and unfriendly to the private sector.

Mwanamvekha said the budget is consumptive because 71 percent of the funds is allocated towards Recurrent expenditure while 29 percent is for development.

He said the budget is also falling short of adequately financing the Malawi 2063 (MW2063) Vision as only 16.5 percent of the total budget is earmarked for financing the vision.

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