Britain has withheld about 27 million pounds towards budgetary support until the Malawi government resolves the cash gate scam. The announcement comes barely a day when donors under Common Approach to Budgetary supports (CABS) announced that they were to hold-up about 150 million US dollars for budgetary support to Malawi due to the revelations in the cash gate scam. Speaking at a press briefing in Lilongwe the British high commissioner to Malawi Micheal Neven and the DFID country representative Sara Sanyahumbi told journalists that the money will only be disbursed if they are satisfied with the progress that will be made by Malawi government during the remaining quarter. Britain, one of the largest donors to Malawi, committed about 115 million pounds for the country and a large amount of money has already been disbursed. However, Neven and Sanyahumbi were quick to point out that the greater part of funding that has been allocated to agriculture,education,water and sanitation and emergency food security will continue because the assistance is meant for the poor.
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