Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) wants Reserve Bank of Malawi governor Charles Chuka and Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe to step down from their positions saying they are ‘incompetent’.
According to the party’s spokesperson on financial matters, Alexander Kusamba Dzonzi, Chuka and Gondwe have totally failed to do what people appointed hem for.
The spokesperson is accusing the two of contributing to the current economic hardship the country is going through.
He added that some of the decisions made and accepted by the two are not even reasonable hence need to quit their positions.
He further wondered why the Peter Mutharika government could hike fuel prices whilst price on the international market remains fair.
“What does this mean when you have fuel prices on the local market hiked whilst the world market prices are down? So, if Malawians wants a change on all these, they must change government. It is not surprising that today we are where we are and this government can cannot redeem itself, we need change of the government. By all means, I think the RBM governor and the minister of finance would have already resigned for failing to deliver.” Said Dzonzi.
He further said these two officials have lied to the general public.
He Gondwe and Chuka have been giving Malawians deadlines when they thought the economy would be restored but nothing has happened.
All this is coming at a time when the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has just hiked fuel prices a development that has raised fears of going up of prices of some other commodities.