Mutharika worsens Malawi’s global competitiveness position

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If there were any doubts that President Peter Mutharika is driving Malawi into oblivion, those doubts come to rest today with the release of the Global Competitiveness Report which has seen the country miss out on Africa’s list of 10 highly competitive countries.

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Taking Malawi on a bumpy rider

At 135, Malawi is just 5 places from the bottom of the least competitive destinations globally. The country has fallen 2 places from 132 during the 12 month that Peter Mutharika has been president, mandated to inspire the country’s economic growth among other development features.

Mauritius, ranked 46 in the world, leads Africa’s regional competitiveness ranking seconded by South Africa which sits at 49 globally.

Switzeland maintains its position on number one in the global rank, whereas Malawi’s top donors, US and Britain are ranked 3rd and 10th respectively, both falling with one position.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 140 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.

The index comes on the heel of the World Bank’s Development report that indexed Malawi as the world’s poorest.

Mutharika who is in the US attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has been lambasted for not showing signs that he cares about the country’s economic crisis.

Instead of employing measures to salvage the economy from further recession, Mutharika took a 120-member-delegate to the UNGA. The bloated delegates, largely comprising of Mutharika’s bootlickers,  have reportedly blown over K1 billion of public funds.

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  1. Koma Guyz Dziko Lafikapo Itakhala Mvula Tingat Ndiyamatalala,yamphepo Komaso Yaziphaliwali. Itakhala Njala Ndiye Ndipa February. Litakhala Dzuwa Ndiye Ndipa October. Apa Amalawi Tidakwela Bus Yopana Mipando Yopanda Oyendetsa Kothela Kwake Ipanga Ngozi

  2. Koma Amalawi Mwati Ndichani Chomwe Mumafuna Ophuzila Kt Alamulile Dziko Lino Panafuni DR Ndiye Amafunika Kuno Kwanthu Awa Afunika Ku Jibuti

  3. Mpando wa u president umawotcha and its not easy guys..ena amangosusa koma even nothing they knw about how to a country lyke malawi..go go mr president we are wit u?

  4. or munyoze APM is Malawi’s President 2019 tizavotanso yemweyo basi pali winanso? ndani angati fwi!!!

  5. Musamatiname inu ama newspaper, Malawi inakhalako liti Mu top 10 sure imwe wathu Zikambani zoona imwe wathu pilizi chonde ndapapata, namwe ma citizen wanzanga let us research some of these thingS before we criticize, our news houses they are all corrupted. Better days are coming udzamwa nkaka iwe mayi Malawi. Love and peace M-dabs your boy is coming home soon

  6. Pipo r desperat every story peter,bwanji osalembako zina bwanji? Ine i wil support peter in wat ever he is doing cuz ndiyemwe ndinavotera, so wat ever u gonna writes admin i dont care,if it is acampain dis is not de tym plz,

  7. u guys voted for this wonderful man and now u ar crying. really? i am from Thyolo but i kud not give him ma vote coz i knew he wont make a gud president. so stop crying these problems ar ur own making.

  8. I for one neva voted 4 him,my VOTE went to the one who won zoona and tht was JB.nt zammdala olila uja mpaka mamina bwekabweka jst kusangalasa dpp.mukhaulila limozi.

  9. Wina uja anali m’bale wake, tokha tinaonanso mmene zinamubvutira kuyendetsa dziloli ndiye Zoona amalawi mkukavoteranso munthu wa m’banja lomwelo kuti apitilize kuliononga dzikoli? its our fault, most of us believe that already rich pple are de ones who can develop this country but we are wrng

  10. Ah Malawi tonseee Tingopanga umodzi kuti president ameneyu asadzabwerenso ku Malawi kuno! Adzikhala konko… Tingomutumizira ma bulangeteee mxie maguza ake kkkkkk Jame Msonthi Evance Crescent Banda

  11. Everything mr president..! ask urself what are u doing to fight against those matters than to talk things that u dont know

  12. Kodi mudayamba mwamvapo za akatakwe poyendetsa dziko motsajejema, mwachikondi ndinso moganizira anthu amdzikomo? Werangani Daniele 2:44. Panthawi yokhayi mpomwe tidzaone kusintha, osati lero lino chifukwa munthu waperewera pamaso pa Mulungu.

  13. Kusamva kwathu timauzidya koma makutu mmwamba,ubwino wake zikudinya tonse,i hope we will not make sm mistake tiyenera kutengelapo phunzilo,anthu analipotu okwana 10.ndiye tisadandaule lero,

  14. Okhwima mutu azachosa ApM ndi vote koma opepela amuvotela think twice b4 u vote for anyone may God bless u all malawian i lv u all in Jesus christ name amen

  15. kma Malawi Ayaya ayayaaa!! tfera ku Botswana Konkuno n’ thats y an2 anzeru r workn outsd their countriez,,holy ghost fire

  16. U said ten most competitive countries? From the very first day God created earth, Malawi has never ever bn in that category. Hw u dare putting the blame on his shoulder?

    • ada inu ndinu afiti eti inuyo in real sense you can’t perceive mavuto amene abweretsa Mr President ngati kuli Kukonda munthu I really but let’s take it nationally enough is enough although you can’t changes old dog with new trick koma mmm apa apa ada ndovomerezani zavuta.let’s praise publicly what’s is praise worthy and denounce publicly wat it seems unfavourable

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