Mugabe donates $1m to AU, as state departments appeal for donor funding

A director in the Ministry of Macro Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Graciano Nyaguse has revealed that some government departments are relying on donor funding in order to run their departments. This comes just after President Robert Mugabe donated $1 million to the African Union in order to wean Africans from dependence on donors. Speaking at the two days national Diaspora action plan which ended Thursday in Harare, Nyaguse said:

Some of us in the government would understand how the treasury is stressed and at the Ministry of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion, all the programmes to do with Diaspora engagement activities are being funded by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

This is also happening in most government departments and line departments where their operations are being funded by development partners.

Yes, we have a budgetary allocation but we have not yet received anything and this is also true with regards other line departments.

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