Opposition Not Happy As Scotland Pumps Extra MK 211 Million To Mutharika’s Govt For Humanitarian Aid
Malawi Congress Party and their political friends Peoples Party are reported not happy with the development that the Scottish Government has committed extra funds to Peter Mutharika lead government towards helping millions of Malawians who were affected by hunger,floods and drought.
According to Scottish International Development Minister Dr Alasdair Allan, following a funding of up to £230,000 (K202 million) in July this year, the Scottish Government is so far making a further £240,000 (K211 million) available on a match funding basis to Malawi.
Allan revealed that the 7 million figure of Malawians that are likely to face food shortage is larger compared to total population of Scotland hence need for additional support.
“For people in Malawi climate change threatens all aspects of their lives including access to water, food, a home, an education and economic development. This is why the Scottish Government continues to champion climate justice at home and abroad and why we increased our climate justice funding to £3 million per year this year,” said Allan.
“This additional funding will make a real difference on the ground. It will help those most vulnerable to climate change and empowering groups to alleviate food insecurity,” Allan Added.