By Thula Chisamba
Malawi’s Finance and Economic Planning minister Goodall Gondwe has shined being the best finance minister the country never had.
He was responding to critics who suggested his resignation from the post to pave way for other competent successors.
Among the critics, facilitators of reformation for transformation forum told the media recently that Gondwe must resign on grounds of incompetence and aging.
“Even the reserve bank governor Chirles Tchuka must also resign for failing to provide solutions to the current economic woes,” said Allan Ntata, coordinator of the forum.
In response to the suggestions, Gondwe told The Malawi Star on Tuesday that despite being very aged, he remains the best for Malawi economic affairs.
He said only if he can resign, things will worsen because he still believes to be the only one with solutions to the economic woes currently rocking Malawi.
“I have good plans for Malawi and things will improve soon. People must have trust that my wisdom will bail them out from the current trash soon,” said Gondwe.
The reserve bank governor Chirles Tchuka declined to grant an interview The Malawi Star despite coaxing him.
On the other hand, vocal Gender, Disability and Children Welfare Patricia Kaliati urged Malawians to stop being over critical to government.
She said problems being experienced in the country are not caused by the current government thus pointing fingers at one person serving the current government is unreasonable.
“Give us breathing space and stop being over critical. That will never help our country. If you have solutions why can’t you humble yourselves and come to us? No one is happy with the current state of affairs,” she said.
In the second year of Mutharika administration, the country has been passing through various economic problems ranging from hunger to the instability of Malawi Kwacha.
Critics have been very critical against current situation claiming that government is not responding impressively with solutions to such catastrophes.