Government asked to postpone Affordable Inputs Programme

The Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) has asked government to postpone the implementation of the Affordable Inputs Program.

Speaking to YFM CAMA’s Executive Director, John Kapito, said the previous years the program has not helped the country as such it would be a waste of resources to reinvet in the program.

“The Tonse government has already postponed a number of promises it made during campaigns hence it should do the same with the Affordable Input Program because it does not benefit the country,” he said.

He added: “Over the years the project has failed to fulfill its purpose such as ending food insecurity among others and investing in it again is a waste of public resources.”

Kapito has since asked government to rather invest the K160.2 billion allocated for the program to other sectors which have the potential to develop the country such as tourism and mining.

The AIP program which was allocated 7.2% of the total national budget was expected to roll out in September.
The program was designed to help address food insecurity challenges which the country continues to face each year.

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