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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Malawi parliament passes budget after two months

News | Africa - Reuters.com
LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi's opposition-led parliament finally passed the national budget after a two month wait, signalling an end to an impasse that has stalled the southern African nation's development agenda.

The opposition alliance of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and Malawi Congress Party adopted the $1.6 billion draft 2008/09 budget, which was tabled in June but stalled over a political feud.

"I am relieved that the budget has finally come through and I would like to thank all players that have made this possible by ignoring our political differences and giving our people what they deserve," finance minister Goodall Gondwe told Reuters.

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