Corruption: UK suspends aid to Malawi
19 November 2013, 16:58
Cape Town - Britain has reportedly frozen its aid support to
Malawi in a move likely to have a catastrophic effect on the country’s ability
to provide basic services, a report says.
According to Telegraph, the southern African country’s
biggest donor suspended its direct aid to Malawi over a multi-million pound
corruption scandal which has seen ministers from President Joyce Banda’s administration
The development comes at a time when the European Union and
Norway have also withdrawn their support for the country.
The Department for International Development’s head in
Malawi Sarah Sanyahumbi said the scandal showed “serious weaknesses in the
government’s financial systems”.