Malawi is at a very critical stage, Mutharika admits

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika says he understands the tough economic situation the country is going through and the need for solutions.

Mutharika said this today when he was presiding over the opening of the 46th Session of Parliament in Lilongwe.

In his speech, themed “Building Resilience for Sustainable Development”, Mutharika described Malawi’s economic status as being at a critical stage.

The Malawi leader pointed out food shortage, low availability of drugs the health sector has been facing, and depreciation of the Kwacha as the major challenges Malawians are undergoing.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika: Malawi is in trouble.

He therefore asked people in the country to stop blaming one another on the challenges striking the country.

“Many Malawians are still struggling to survive we speak. But hard times should teach us hard lessons for lasting solutions. The tougher the times, the tougher we must be. And we can turn our challenges into stepping stones for building a resilient economy.”

“But sadly our democracy seems to have taken away our national duty and sense of responsibility. Our freedom of speech has become a celebration for blaming and counter-blaming one another. We are wasting precious time.”

“Our style of democracy seems to be our curse more than a blessing for us. But our children will never forgive us for wasting time and failing to develop Malawi now. History will never forgive us,” he said.

As mechanisms for addressing the challenges, Mutharika said government will continue cutting down on expenditure and upgrading the Integrated Finance Management and Information System (IFMIS) and other related systems to guard against any mismanagement of public resources.

He also promised to eliminate ghost workers as part of correcting things. “We have also launched a head count of public employees to eliminate ghost workers who are inflating the wage bill. We will aggressively pursue those civil servants who are creating ghost workers and bring them to justice,” he said.

“They cannot escape and they cannot hide from the eyes of the law.”

During this session of Parliament, members are expected to discuss a number of bills including Access to Information (ATI) bill.

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  1. simungatengera za neba wathu Zambia……president anachita kunena kuti dziko lathu likufunika Yesu….ndipo anayamba fasting ndi president…..bwanji manunso a A.P.M osaganizabwino……….Dont be fooled…..our country needs Jesus …

  2. I appreciate for his admition. When the country is sailling on huge storms like this,its good for the head of state to confess in case of tomorrow.

  3. Man Ulamuliro Uwu….Kukhala Nsomba Ndiyetu Ndi Bonya…Kkkkk….Man Ifetu Tinakomedwa Ndi Ulamuliro Wankuluwake Man…..Zikuchitikatsopano Man Ndizachamba Zokhazokha!!!!!

  4. Ndie mwati mkulu ndi proffessor??? Kuphunzira ndi nzeru za ulamuliro ndi ziwiri zosiyana atate!! Ife tinkadziwa ife!! Lero ndi izi..chamba waloleza…sunati yatsala ija yogonana amuna okha okha ija ubweranso poyera soon kkkkkkkkkkkk..

  5. .DDP Was Not Called To Rule This Nation,It Calls Its Self,Nde Thats Why Akukokeka Chonchi.Koma Dikirani Muona Kwacha Itafika Pa 1200 Kwacha Against 1 Dollar.Believe You Me.

  6. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk ,,,,,,,, Wat a Contradictally remarks ,,,, I thought recently you were boasting yrself that Malawi economy is going through and nobody is gonna die of hunger ? So wch is wch ?

  7. Ndawelenga ma comment awa but chomwe ndaona nchakuti tonse tikudikira kuti mtsogoleri athetse movuto alipowa kapena kuti chiyembekezo timaika mmanja mwa mtsogoleri amalawi tiyeni tichitepo khanthu tikadikila munthu kaya

  8. Mr apa tingati mwayakhula bwinoko but ngati unduna wa maphunziro,migodi,ulimi ndinena zawo zikuyenda bwino koma unduna wa zachuma zake sizikuyenda bwino bwanji osamuchotsa kuikapo munthu wina? Ndikhulupirj MR GG sakutithandiza and ndiomwewa adaononga thawi ya Bingu and JB atawachotsa mavuto sadali chonchi. Vuto DPP imakondera posakha nduna. GONDWE achoke!!!!

  9. Kuphwasula sikutenga nthawi kugwetsa kwacha zingotengera 1day cashgate zinangotenga masiku ochepa pano kuti kwacha ibwerere mwakale zikuvuta kumanga kumatenga nthawi pamafunika ukadaulo zonse zija ma results ake ndiawa pano akunyozedwa ndiwina lets open our eyes malawians kodi jb anakudyesani palibe kanthu kuti muiwale zimene anayambitsa pano tikunzunzika nazo

  10. DZIKO LATHU LIDAYAMBA KUONONGEKA PAMENE TINALI MU ULAMULIRO WA CHIPANI CHA UDF.BAKILI MULUZI SANAGANIZILE UMOYO WA A MALAWI KOMA ANATSOGOZA ZA UMOYO.NCHIFUKWA LERO ZINTHU ZILI CHOMWECHI.WINA YEMWE WAIKA DZIKO LATHU PA MOTO NDI JOICE HILDA BANDA A MALAWI TIYENI TIGWILANE MANJA KUTI ZINTHU ZIBWERELE NCHIMAKE

  11. Zonse ziri mmanja mwanu mr president pokhala nzika no1 anthu onse akuyang’ana kwainu muziwa zochita simunaphunzira kwambiri nanga ngati zimenezi zkupitilira mapeto ake ndi chani

  12. No doners coz doners dont trust dpp so they cannot come back as long as dpp is still in power. tinasankha olakwika. And 2 he told as that he is a millioner why cant he go to us and take his millions for us.

    • ignorance sometimes is not gud to us donors dont trust dpp why? who is trusted then coz we tried other parties and they failed us. visit south africa u will see strikes almost every day as they compain about service deliveries.un employement.and many more which symbolises tough economic situation so what about malawi a poor country without resources ? how can the president turn things in 2yrs in office? u must be joking