Goodall now ‘minister of poverty’: Resign, MP Chitete  tells Finance Minister over Malawi economic meltdown

Mchinji North East Member of Parliament, Alex Chitete added his voice to growing calls for Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe to resign, arguing he has failed the country in recent times.

MP Chitete: Goodall is minister of poverty

MP Chitete: Goodall is minister of poverty

Chitete made the remarks on Tuesday in his contribution to the mid-year budget  budget review presented in the house by Gondwe last Friday.

He said it’s high time the minister honourably resign as he is failing to run the economy affairs of the country .

Chitete said the Gondwe has failed to elevate people’s lives as minister of finance and instead he is busy making Malawians and local investors’ poor than before.

“Mr Speaker sir, this honourable minister has to resign , he is failing the nation big time, instead of ensuring that lives of Malawians and that of local business  investors , and he is reaping them off leading to a lot of local companies shut down and make them poor than before.

“In fact, Mr speaker sir, he [Gondwe] is no longer Minister of Finance and Economic Planning,  he is now Minister of Poverty, financial mismanagement and empty promises planner”, Chitete said amid hand clapping from opposition benches.

This did not go well with government benches with deputy chief whip, Grace Chiumia standing on a point of order , saying the Malawi culture entails people to respect elders like Gondwe.

He said youthful MP Chitete  was supposed to address the minister of finance with respect.

Speaker Richard Msowoya sustained the point of order .

But in his response , Chitete agreed  saying  “indeed Mr speaker sir,  you are right in fact he is a stranger in this house, he is not a member of parliament but imposed here by the President as the minister of Finance.”

Gondwe  has so far refused to resign, saying age could not be used to determine one’s ability to lead.

He remains upbeat that the economy would improve soon pegging growth to be at four percent.

Gondwe also said the weakening Kwacha currency will  start stabilising “ soon”

He  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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Izi zili ndi nthawi. Goodal, Apm are old buddies, good for nothing period

Hon.Goodall Gondwe can’t resign because it’s not his fault as our economy and our country is going down. The problem here is not Hon. Gondwe but the problem here is because our country have no money. The money which was there since 1964, was stolen by selfish, cruel leaders as from 1964. I doubt if Ngwazi Dr. Kamuzu Banda was clean. Dr. Bakili Muluzi was clean, is doubtful. Even Professor Bingu wa Muthalika was clean is doubtful. Was Dr. Joyce Banda is clean is doubtful. And this present government under DPP and Professor of all professors Peter Muthalika if they… Read more »

Muwafunse a Gondwe kuti ndindani akuwasokoneza. Enawo asamachedwe kusayinira, akutiwawa!


Goodall alone cannot change this country. It is unfortunate that we think that Goodall has the audacity to put in the national budget what he thinks. He is just a tool or a pen in the hands of someone or some people. Olo muli inu; you are just good koma mutati mwaukhalira mpando umene uja mudzikapanganso zofoyira!!!


We were better off with the cashgaters, Kwacha was stable, we had food, drugs were available in the hospital, life was bearable then. What we are going through now is criminal. LET ‘S TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!

Chilungamo Chimawawa

Amaona ngati kuyendetsa boma its a simple thing. tiyinenazoni. Wina agwa ndi cardiac arrest kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk


Malawi kwacha will stabelise soon after selling chamba.


Dpp woyeeee!!!! Malawi kuphikika woyeeeee!!!!

Billy Chilewani
The first step to getting out of poverty is to accept that we are poor. Secondly as Honourable Members of Parliament duly elected by Malawians you should discuss ways and means of getting out of this perpetual song of poverty. No meaningful investor comes to invest money in a country known for hunger-Why?? Simple the people are hungry and will use their money to buy maize and not other luxurious products. Instead of discussing how to end hunger/maize shortages in the lean periods which has been a routine for the past 50 decades you are busy fighting “Maize politics”. For… Read more »

Asiyeni a lomee akunya ndi njala lano ngati akusowa ndi gaga yemwe, koma kakaka pambuyo pa Mr IBU.ndikunena pano sakolola ndipang’ono pomwe. Indeed fools die for lack of wisdom,the most iliterate ppo r these fools duped lomwe,kaya tikuonerani go yo nkando gosh no crops dpp woyee!

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