Minister of finance and economic affairs Goodall Gondwe has claimed that the future of economic stability in the country is in the hands of God.
In an interview with Malawi24, Gondwe emphatically maintained that without the will of God to make Malawi’s economy stable, nothing may work to the expectations of Malawians.
He reminded the general public that the country’s economy depends on Agriculture which can never be done in absence of adequate rains which comes from God.
“We had prayers recently in Lilongwe seeking God’s mercy to bless our country with good rains because everyone knows that our country’s economy depends on the same rains to stabilize. We depend on agriculture which cannot work without receiving adequate rains.”
Gondwe expressed worry with reports that some parts of the country are getting erratic rains saying such experiences signals nightmares to the country’s economic stability.
He said this growing season gives confidence to government that the economy may stabilize after the harvesting period but with reports of unreliable rains, it’s doubtful because no human ability can bring about rains.
“I already said that things will stabilize when we receive good rains. I hear that some parts of the country are receiving good rains but others are still receiving erratic rains, things will be alright that’s what I believe,” he added.
Some economic experts have been projecting that the country may face the worst economic woes which will see some basic needs getting expensive because of the instability of Kwacha and inflation.
They claimed that due to the economic challenges, some companies will be forced to close because they will not be making profits in a country whose currency is unstable.
However, Gondwe has urged Malawians to have confidence in the current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government because it is doing all it can to make things stable.
“We are not just sleeping we are working tirelessly round the clock to make things better in the country. My advice is that people must be confident that things will be alright once we receive good rains,” he said.
Meanwhile, the country’s economy continue to flounder and recently People’s Trading Centre (PTC) decided to close some shops across the country on the basis that they are not making profits.