Calls for Malawi Finance Minister to resign grow louder : ‘Wachekula’ Goodall

A cross section of Malawians have intensified their calls for Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe to resign, arguing he has failed the country in recent times.

Goodall Gondwe: Faces growing calls to resign as Malawi Finance Minister

Goodall Gondwe: Faces growing calls to resign as Malawi Finance Minister

In text messages to Capital Radio, some Malawians pushed the blame on the slump of the economy to Gondwe.

Some of the texts urged President Peter Mutharika to appoint a youthful and relevant finance minister who can deal with emerging economical and financial problems the country is facing.

“He was in Reserve Bank in 1966, he was in the ministry of finance in 1970, he worked for the World Bank in 1972…he has outlived his professional life,” read one text on the radio.

Anchor of the Day Break Malawi programme on Wednesday Timothy Kateta promised to read all texts and he did.

However other texts said the economic problems were not  the making of Gondwe, arguing this is a global phenomenon.

Capital Radio wanted to talk to Gondwe to react to the public views but he said he was busy in a meeting.

Also posting comments on Nyasa Times articles,  Malawians argue that Gondwe is “too old” to steer economic revival.

Wachekula dada Gondwe (Gondwe is too old),” read one comment posted on Nyasa Times.

Another comment read: “ Goodall  would do Malawi a big favour by retiring,”

However,  Gondwe said age could not be used to determine one’s ability to lead.

In a statement the Finance Minister said the economy would improve soon pegging growth to be at four percent.

He did not however say how soon will the  economy improve but said the weakening Kwachacurrency will  start stabilising “ this week or next week.”

Gondwe blamed the current economic situation to cashgate, the infamous looting of public resources at Capital Hill, the freeze on aid by traditional donors and floods and drought among others.

He said the Malawi economy was doing much better than other economies in the region soon after they floated their currencies.

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Mlongwe
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Mlongwe
7 months 22 days ago

Cashgate and what what should not be an escaping goat NO!! Adada imwe just vuma wasakara. Today this tomorrow that. You have us we have lost trust in you

chisomo Bullah
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chisomo Bullah
7 months 23 days ago

hahaha kukanitsitsa kkkk

Mchengasuyandama
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Mchengasuyandama
7 months 23 days ago

better resign dada gondwe you failed malawians during bingus era now here you are at it again old dog

Goodall Gondwe
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Goodall Gondwe
7 months 24 days ago

Whether you like or not I cannot resign mpando uwu ngwakunowa.

The Gisa
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The Gisa
7 months 26 days ago

Well, freedom of expression.
in respect and honoring, Goodall and Peter please let your posts run by youngsters, we command you to leave before action taken, we are so sick and tired of your old style of running the government.
Leave to be honored or else the chase will have to be against your age steps.

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi
7 months 26 days ago

These radio stations broadcast to their friends and relatives. Those comments are not from all the regions of Malawi. Please broadcast ideas that have made other countries to develop. Chonde maganizo opusa ngati amenewa ndi amene akupangitsa dziko lino kumaposedwa ndi dziko la Mazambiki kkkkkkk.

CHINGOTA
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CHINGOTA
7 months 26 days ago

IT IS SIMPLE THE MAN HAS OUTLIVED HIS USEFULNESS. HE IS OLD AND HE CAN DO HIMSELF GOOD BY GOING HONORABLY AND AVOID BEING PUT TO SERIOUS SCRUTINY AS IS THE CASE NOW. WITH ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY THINGS WILL CONTINUE CHANGING AND MANY THINGS WILL BE LAID BARE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. WEATHER RESPECT OR NO RESPECT FOR GONDWE THE FACT REMAINS THAT HE IS VERY OLD TO DO A PROPER JOB.

suspect zero37
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7 months 26 days ago

i think ma representer a maradio enawa amasuta chamba

PITALA
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7 months 26 days ago

Thank you CAPITAL FM for giving us Malawians a platform kuti tikonze zinthu, both Goodall and PITALA must goooo! nkhalamba izi zalephela ndipo zatikwana. You are the best

Mbani
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7 months 26 days ago

look at the face a had Zika in Malawi

Tiredofthis
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Tiredofthis
7 months 26 days ago

@ 55 what about peter, mwanamveka and chaponda

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