‘PRE-BUDGET INPUTS NOT CONSIDERED'

TamaniAs parliamentary committees scrutinized budgetary allocations to different ministries and departments through cluster meetings, Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) National Director Tamani Nkhono-Mvula shares his insights on the budgetary allocation to the agriculture sector which is the backbone of the country’s economy.

 Q: What is your take on the proposed 2016/17 National Budget?

A: The general budget statement was very good and we understand the situation that government finds itself in.

AGRICULTURE GETS K198.5 BILLION IN THE 2016/17 BUDGET

Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Finance in MalawiMinister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe on Friday 27th May, 2016 delivered the 2016/17 budget statement in the National Assembly of the Republic of Malawi.

In his statement, the Minister said: "In terms of direct allocations to key line ministries, Mr Speaker, Sir, the amount of K198.5 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development."

CISANET: A MODEL FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT IN MALAWI

Civil society engagementThe Alliance to End Hunger, through its National Alliance Partnership Program (NAPP), which has been working with CISANET to assist in building its capacities to better engage policy processes around food security, nutrition, and agricultural development has described CISANET as a model for civil society engagement in Malawi.