Stranded Malawian students yet to receive their monies in China
BEIJING-(MaraviPost)-Students in China are yet to receive money from Beijing Embassy three weeks after government announced and sent money to Embassy account in China.
According to some students who are supposed to be beneficiaries, only less than 20 out of about 300 students have received the money from embassy a development that has angered many students.
“We are struggling; we cried to government, they heard our cry. They sent money to embassy to give to all of us, but till today we just hear excuse after another from our embassy. Only very few have received. No one knows the criteria used,” said one student adding that they are now in the process of pushing embassy to release names of those who have benefited so far.
“Some of us are leaving this month any day, we owe our friends money. We only received communication from our embassy through our leadership in Beijing that there are some irregularities at the bank that have resulted to the delay of our money. But the question is, why have some received from the same banks we all bank with?” wondered the student.
For his part, Secretary for Association of Malawian Students in China Lazarus Livingstone Banda neither denied nor accepted about the issue.
“Give me time as we have been in talks with embassy on the matter. For now I can’t comment on what you have asked me, give me some time to talk to the embassy,” said Banda.
Malawi Ambassador to China Charles Namondwe was not reached to comment on the delay of funds disbursement to students.
Three weeks ago, Malawi government released MK118 million to disburse to 290 Malawian students who are stranded in China.
According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Rejoice Shumba each student is supposed to receive MK292, 500.00 which is equivalent to 2550 Chinese Yuan.
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