Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland
According to the World Bank abstract of the economic growth in Swaziland, it is expected to decline to 0.9 per cent in 2017 from 1.3 per cent in 2016.
The abstract from the report clearly states this is due to slow recovery in agriculture and escalating fiscal challenges. money must ensure the children are sent to the nearest clinic and food assistance”.
Dlamini further acknowledge that the case on the ground is not assistances on the food but the grant is catering for the whole family as there is basically nothing to complement the grant.
“We are also confused on how the project will be funded as the pilot phase ends next year in March 2018. The situation will worsen if we don’t get enough funding as the few families that were identified were the worse cases but the challenge is the same to many families in the rural Swaziland”.
Observer on Saturday also enquired on The report further states that the domestic arrears doubled in less than a year, posing significant macro-economic risks. Public debt may breach the government’s medium term threshold, unless corrective measures are taken.
The report further paints an unimpressive future for the country as foreign the similarities of the challenges faced by the few families visited by the team as the families have children who are mentally challenged.
Dlamini said “this we can state as a multisectorial challenge that can be addressed by the country. The whole country seems not ready for tackling stress related or psychological issues.
These children are vulnerable and what they go through is unbearable yet they don’t have a place or person they can tell about the hardships”.
Dlamini disclosed that the project has opened a lot of avenues that the country needs to take care of. reserves are said to have been deteriorating as they are partly financing the fiscal deficit. No gains in poverty reduction are expected in 2017 owing to slow recovery in agriculture. The report is based on the presentation of the recent developments; outlook; and risks and challenges the country faces.