‘Mutharika is not clueless’ Goodal Gondwe hits at critics

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Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe yesterday revealed in Parliament government’s plans to solve the economic problems that have affected the country, hitting back at critics who criticised Malawi President Peter Mutharika for being clueless.

Presenting the 2015/2016 Mid-Year Budget Review Statement   in the National Assembly, Gondwe revealed a four point plan of action that government will do in order to do away with the current economic malaise.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika: Cleared off the blame by Gondwe.

As part of the plan, Gondwe said government is hoping many farmers have grown leguminous crops such as beans, peas, and groundnuts because these crops will fetch good prices  when they are exported hence increasing foreign exchange  for the country, which will result in the appreciation of the Kwacha.

Another main point in the plan is aimed at ending the maize crisis which the finance minister claimed is already “under control.” Gondwe said government is relying on donations to increase supply of humanitarian food and supplement the maize ADMARC is buying.

“Just yesterday some 44 large trucks full of maize crossed our borders into Malawi. Treasury has empowered ADMARC to procure another large consignment of 50,000 metric tons of maize from Tanzania. As we see it, we have and will have enough maize in stock that will be more than enough to satisfy ADMARC markets in the coming days,” said Gondwe.

The finance minister also revealed that the Peter Mutharika administration   will turn to irrigation in order surmount food shortage that comes due to unfavourable climatic conditions. To achieve this, Gondwe said government will rehabilitate irrigation schemes, provide large tracks of irrigable land, provide infrastructure to farmers and convince large estates to produce irrigated food crops which government will buy and then sell to Malawians at subsidised prices.

Goodal Gondwe

Gondwe: Give Mutharika time.

“These initiatives should be enough to improve Malawi’s capacity to address the problem of food shortages in the short and medium term. The measures will also improve prospects of our balance of payments position and to bring about low inflation and interest rates and to stabilise the exchange rate even in the face of poor weather conditions should they recur in Malawi during the coming seasons,” he said.

As a way of resuscitating the economy, government has also embarked on a radical fiscal adjustment aimed at using only domestic resources in the recurrent budget. The Mutharika administration hopes this move will eliminate domestic borrowing that that fuels inflationary pressures.

The minister of finance said government is encouraged by the fact that it has managed to reduce domestic borrowing from  K78 billion at the end of the last half of the 2014/15 fiscal year to K4.3 billion at the end of the first half of 2015/16 financial year.

Gondwe said: “a sustained reduction of domestic borrowing could also resuscitate private sector confidence in the economy and could be a factor in the quest for the resumption of acceptable and robust growth rates and our ability to create high employment levels.”

The finance minister however acknowledged that doubts may still persist among Malawians on the current administration’s ability to solve the current economic crisis but he assured them that government is prepared to take extraordinary measures if what it has set out to do is not achieving results.

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  1. Hon. Gondwe, with due respect, “hope” and “reliance” are not action words. If the Opposition and others are saying that the president is clueless,then they are right.

  2. amalawi will keep on kuuwa ngati agalu osowachochita. lets start working on basic structure of develp. koma kutonzana nde kupindula chani? obwerayo adzapezakuti ndala adzatenga zanthumba mwake? on better days are coming around the world . things are heading to worse.nde kupempha mpakaliti? lets stop kubalana ngati achule .

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  4. Even Goodall Gondwe is clueless. He is the guy who has put us in this mess. He has been there since Bakili Maluzi what has he achieved for Malawi

    • I didn’t know I was dealing with a savage. I was commenting to what Goodall said but if you want to know what I have done in the positions I have held just look around

      • Thanx Vin pomumasula kapolo wachabechabe uyu. Some people just support things blindly. The problems we are currently facing GG has contributed with this DPP. Sometimes its good just to keep quite than expose ur nonsense.

  5. Which God help people to revolt their own leader by blood shading. Kamuzu wankhaza, Muluzi wakatangale, Bingu autocracy, J Banda wa Cashgate and Peter intolerant, olephera. Wabwino ali kuti? Ndani. Baibulo likuti tonse ndi Ochimwa.

  6. Mr. Gondwe! You are lying to say that your boss is not clueless, if he is not clueless why are people dying of hunger, why is he arresting members of Parliament when they are exercising their freedom to speech and assembly?
    Why is he not admitting the crisis the country is in and why is he failing to seek for solutions from opposition and others in the country. If he is feeling the heat of the crisis why asking Bushiri to give him the maize donation? You want to politicise God’s work by giving the Lhomwes and supportes of DPP?
    All these are signs of a man who has lost sense and id clueless.
    Admit and give in to the demands of the people for your government to step down you have failed.

  7. by rigging election he risked critism and dont blame jb, blame ur stupid style, jb arrested people and who have u arrested to win donor confidence

    • Malawians from central region (be specific man)they rely on gvt on everything whilst they r doing nothing, busy kudambwe kusunga culture, akalima ndi fodya or soya.

  8. Malawi will remain instability economic until dpp must admit that malawi is destitute nation. Proudness of the dpp leadership thru their founder bingu we have denied to the donors because Malawi we have lost attraction.dpp thru bingu they are continuously saying that Malawi is not poor country .with this saying donor get puzzled and bewilderment for what dpp is saying. In the ruling of bakili donors were eager to donate Malawi in every affect, because always muluzi was publicly declared that Malawi is the one of the nation that is in needs..

  9. Malawi will remain instability economic until dpp must admit that malawi is destitute nation. Proudness of the dpp leadership thru their founder bingu we have denied to the donors because Malawi we have lost attraction.dpp thru bingu they are continuously saying that Malawi is not poor country .with this saying donor get puzzled and bewilderment for what dpp is saying. In the ruling of bakili donors were eager to donate Malawi in every affect, because always muluzi was publicly declared that Malawi is the one of the nation that is in needs..

  10. Mr Goodwell Gondwe and so called APM, the problem is not yours, its us the voters, we vote for wrong person and the party itsself.

    Come 2019, we will never make this mistake again.

    But for your information, we voted you since you promised us for a better Malawi, we thought things gonna be exactly what the first term of your elder brother ” Bingu wa Mutharika” was. Osadziwa kuti mumtimamo umati, ‘ fools put me in power for your own risky’, indeed we risked.No problem, time flies, we put you in power, it’s us to take you out.

  11. Mr Goodwell Gondwe and so called APM, the problem is not yours, its us the voters, we vote for wrong person and the party itsself.

    Come 2019, we will never make this mistake again.

    But for your information, we voted you since you promised us for a better Malawi, we thought things gonna be exactly what the first term of your elder brother ” Bingu wa Mutharika” was. Osadziwa kuti mumtimamo umati, ‘ fools put me in power for your own risky’, indeed we risked.No problem, time flies, we put you in power, it’s us to take you out.

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  14. he dont know wat he is doing ,everyday blaming JB took all de money insted of finding solutions ,Kodi ndifuse ameneyu olo kwamene mungathe kufikatsa uthengau ,Kodi munthu wakwatira ndiye wagulitsa chimanga chonse mkusiya ana ako ndi njala iwe kuthawa ndiye mayi aja akwatiranso mamuna obwerayo azizati ayi njalayi ndichifukwa cha amunanu oyamba aja osati ine .mesa iyeyo amapanga nzeru kt pakhomo athetse njala so why ur president is busy blaming other instead of finding solution

  15. he dont know wat he is doing ,everyday blaming JB took all de money insted of finding solutions ,Kodi ndifuse ameneyu olo kwamene mungathe kufikatsa uthengau ,Kodi munthu wakwatira ndiye wagulitsa chimanga chonse mkusiya ana ako ndi njala iwe kuthawa ndiye mayi aja akwatiranso mamuna obwerayo azizati ayi njalayi ndichifukwa cha amunanu oyamba aja osati ine .mesa iyeyo amapanga nzeru kt pakhomo athetse njala so why ur president is busy blaming other instead of finding solution

  16. The Problem Is Nt The President Bt We Malawian Timakonda Kukamba Zinthu Zoti Ndizopanda Pake Mmalo Moti Tigwilane Manja Olamula, Otsutsa komamso Ife Eni Dziko Mzonsezi Zitha Mosavuta

  17. The Problem Is Nt The President Bt We Malawian Timakonda Kukamba Zinthu Zoti Ndizopanda Pake Mmalo Moti Tigwilane Manja Olamula, Otsutsa komamso Ife Eni Dziko Mzonsezi Zitha Mosavuta

  18. The way the malawian media is portraying the economic crisis in the country, it looks like it’s the leadership problem but as far as I know this is a global problem right now.

  19. The problem is Malawians not Goodal or Mtharika the second.Look these people are trying to give us a damn and Goodal is taking Mlawi as his house yard.

  20. And U2 Gondwe Mwakula Pafunika Anyamata Amagazi Afresh Kuti Athane Ndmavuto Amanewa,otherwise Kusintha Kutivuta Chifukwa Zinazi Zikusowekera Njira Zamakono Malingana Ndimmene Chuma Cha Dziko Lino Chkuyendera

  21. this busted started along saying the same words government will solve economic problem till when we r tired hearing thoz words nothing changes economy collaps again and again u hav failed ndie mumatit ng’ombe yaikazi sikoka ngolo komatu JB amaendetsa bwino dziko anthu samagona ndi njala ndalama imapezeka nanga bwampini zikuvutatu apa resignation bwa?