2024-06-13

Church and Society ask Government to abolish AIP program

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Church and Society of CCAP Livingstonia Synod ask Government to stop and abolish the Affordable Input Program AIP saying it is Politicizing.

In his presentation during the Pre-Budget consultation meeting the organization’s Executive Director Mcbowman Mulagha said the society will be happy if Government abandon the Affordable Input Program (AIP).

” We as Church and Society we want the government to abandon the AIP as it is not sustainable, is highly politicized, and is bedeviled with corruption,” said Mulagha

He then suggests that government should redirect AIP resources to agricultural extension, transport and public works or education.

In his remarks the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Simplex Chithyola Banda assured local citizens that every views and suggestions that are shared during Pre-budget consultations are taken seriously and government will consider it.

Various people from different bodies the academia, Church leaders, party representatives, and many others attended the meeting.

This was the last Pre-budget consultation meeting for the 2024/25 fiscal year after Blantyre and Lilongwe held the same last week.

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