GVT TO TABLE ZERO-AID BUDGET; MALAWIANS SHOULD BRACE FOR TOUGH TIME

Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) President Nelson Mkandawire has said Malawians should brace for tough time a ahead  of 2014-2015  Zero-aid budget the government  is yet to table in Parliament. Mkandawire was quoted saying this ....

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Parliament has adopted the 2012/2013 National budget pegged at K630.5 billion

Parliament yesterday adopted the 2012/2013 National budget pegged at K630.5 billion after Members of Parliament approved all allocations to 57 government ministries. This follows four days of rigorous vote by vote scrutiny of all the ....

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DPP describing the President’s budgetary speech as a ‘catalogue of wishful thinking”.

President Banda officially opened the Budget meeting of Parliament on Friday in Lilongwe where she delivered her second State of Nation Address. In her address, the Malawi leader claimed to have laid foundation for prosperity ....

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Kasambara lied on govt spending – Finance minister Lipenga

The Malawi government is yet to start using funds approved in the 2012/2013 budget because President Joyce Banda is yet to assent to the bill, Finance Minister Ken Lipenga said Monday. Clerk of Parliament Matilda ....

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Budget and Finance Committee accuses govt of favouring South on roads

The Budget and Finance Committee of Parliament on Wednesday accused the People’s Party (PP) administration of favouring the South in road distribution projects in the 2012/13 budget. Presenting the committee’s response to the 2012/13 budget, ....

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Malawi ‘Recovery’ Budget Too Little Too Late, Critics Say

Economic commentators in Malawi said President Joyce Banda’s first national budget, presented to Malawi’s parliament Friday, gives the country’s poor nothing to smile about. Malawians had expected the $1.5 billion budget to include measures to ....

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Was Ken Lipenga eligible to present the 2012/2013 National Budget on Friday?

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Thursday ganged up in questioning the eligibility of Finance Minister Ken Lipenga to present the 2012/2013 National Budget on Friday. President Joyce Banda appointed ....

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Exit ‘zero deficit’ enter national ‘recovery’ budget

Finance Minister Ken Lipenga on Friday tabled a K406 billion (about $1.6 billion) 2012/13 national budget which, although it provides lukewarm tax relief and some safety net initiatives, appears too timid to make much of ....

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