BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Malawi Government has provided a total of K128 million in allowances to both government sponsored and self sponsored students who are stranded abroad due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic.
Minister of Finance Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha has announced this at a media briefing in Lilongwe.
He said the students, 300 in total, have been given 50 percent for three months in advance of allowances they normally get.
Mwanamvekha said the decision was arrived at following increased prices of food and basic amenities induced by Covid-19 pandemic.
He has also revealed that an assessment is being carried out to identify patients and guardians who are stranded abroad due to Covid-19 so that they may also be supported by the government.