Goodall says EU should not ‘cheat’ Malawi: Stance on no  budget support ‘expected’

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe says  government is not surprised with the European Union  (EU) stance not to resume budgetary support to Malawi national budget, saying this was expected.

Finance Minister Gondwe: EU stance was expected

Finance Minister Gondwe: EU stance was expected

In an interview, Gondwe said the EU has pulled out its budgetary support from all African countries except Mozambique.

“This is their new policy so they should not cheat you that we should do this, we should do that then they will resume aid, no, they won’t,” said Gondwe.

His comments come barely days after a senior EU official from Bruseels currently visiting Malawi ruled out EU resuming budgetary support to Malawi, saying the government is yet to satisfy his organisation on some aspects.

Economists say even if the Malawi satisfies and meets all IMF conditions for the resumption of aid, it is unlikely donors would come back to support the budgetary support.

Gondwe however said the government would continue with its economic and financial reforms for the benefit of Malawians with or without donors.

He said the government is quickly and ably adjusting itself to live witrhout budgetary support and was optimistic the economy would be back on track as soon.

“They have made their decision, they will not come back but life must go on,” said Gondwe.

The donors decision to pull out budgetary support because of the infamous cashgate, among key factors, has led to the collapse of the economy and the scarcity of staple food, maize that has triggered high inflation, has pushed the cost of life tot unbearable levels.

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39 thoughts on “Goodall says EU should not ‘cheat’ Malawi: Stance on no  budget support ‘expected’”

  1. Tukombo says:

    Old man Goodall does not care , his children don’t live here , his wife splits her time between Malawi and the USA as she pleases, they have nothing to lose so what do you expect him to say?

  2. Luwazi says:

    It’s time for ths administration to pack up and go.

  3. Katundu says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk abale aaahhh

  4. His Excellence the Life President Mkango Lion Chivomerezi Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza says:

    This is how rubbish Goodall is. Is Mozambique not an African country? Mwatha ma plan. Fulfil all criteria. Strengthen your governance. Period. Strong Accountant General, Auditor General. Central Internal Audit, Anti Corruption Bureau. Ohterwise no ma euro or ma pounds,

  5. Eugene says:

    577 BILLION woyeeee

  6. Eduardo Happy says:

    Goodal is saying the truth and he has given us facts. He has said the EU has pulled out from all African countries with their budgetary support except Mozambique. Somebody or the EU itself should dispute what Goodal has said. Azungu nawonso zawavuta osamangonamisa wandu iyayi. Fotsekiii

  7. tulo amalawi says:

    guys write two books titled “the story of two old black americans” and “the journey of two americans in a blind or sleeping nation”

  8. mtendere says:

    Zzzzzzzzzz!!!!!

  9. Man of God says:

    Goodall’s sentiments just shows that this administration is not ready to change. They know that those in authority are home and dry and don’t even want to throw an eye on a common man in the village for fear of feeling sorry. Hash rulers! History in repeat.

  10. Mphembedzutsokonombwe says:

    How soon is soon?

  11. Winston Msowoya says:

    Iam under impression that Goodall Gondwe knows precisesely well what happened and who was involved in infamous cash gate theft and above all, the British Mi6 the most sophisticated spy network,this is the reason why UK Government is interested in the whole affaire before this grave matter is settled once and for all.Besides that,Muthalika also is in the group of the criminals.The highly relactance of donor nations to release funds for economic development emanates from the cash gate infamous scandal of our time.Of late,Africans have been foolishly hoodwinked by Chinese that they are the ones to liberate Africa from its egregious economic demise.Look at Zimbabwe’s present economic disaster which has driven the nation into unforgettable memories.By underestimating EU economic power,and embracing social-imperialists Chinese,Zimbabwe is no more and is on par with Lesotho,Swaziland,Malawi and other wretched African nations.In short,the problem of Malawi today,is created largely by rotten leadership,donor nations and EU are justifiable to protect their tax-payers from Africa’s vultures.It is our fault and we must pay the consequences.

  12. noka says:

    good say Goodall. let the EU go. we are not friends. let’s look up to China, a true friend

  13. zam says:

    Lets just work hard,waiting for donors to resume aid will not solve or help matters….

  14. Jimbo says:

    ‘The government will continue with its economic reforms’ – ‘(I am) optimistic the economy will be back on track soon’. Fine words Mr Gondwe, but where is the evidence? Has God begun to sort things out for you, since you left the economy in his hands? The DPP government always comes out with the appropriate words and phrases, but where are the actions? ‘By their FRUITS you will know them’- not ‘by their WORDS….’Mr Gondwe you are but ‘sounding brass and tinkling silver’ Your words are empty without deeds to back them up. The citizens of Malawi deserve better. I see no one ‘clapping hands’ as you said they would. Resigning your position would mean losing your ministerial salary, expenses and perks, so we give up on that request. Come 2019 Malawians will not have forgotten these hard times when they turn out to vote in the general election.

  15. myao says:

    Thats it, so come in the open that we dont want mThanyulas, well make our own decisions as a sovereign state, zikadutsa apa tikudabwani.

  16. MKWAPU says:

    Dpp iyo

  17. MKWAPU says:

    A gondwe
    EU SINGANAME THE REASON THEY HAVE PULLED OUT IS THAT IN UR CANINET U HAVE SOMECTHIEVES INVOLVED IN 577B CASHGATE

  18. Enawa says:

    Let the wise accept that donors are freezing their aid in most countries, but fools will keep on thinking they will come back if u think so woo if u will not work hard expect more misery for the fact is its their policy to stop budgetery support

  19. rodneyminika says:

    Kkkkkkk ,i manage to see helpless people thru their writting on nyasatym dairy crying 4the donors help and my ? Is where do yu think the whites that u are crying 4 to help u stupid lameless malawians get their aid 2 assist u idios ? Let those children to cry 4 help not u ,bcoz u are over 18yrs of age, support yourself man eat your swet also the whites were lyk us .ask mugabe zimbabwe is rich today if u think u will can not manage to do by your own register yourself for gaysm at the trapence or kapitos office so that donors may help u direct after having mathanyura with you and go away with ufa at your home yaaaa

  20. Khwangwanya says:

    How, who can give budgetary support to Malawi government when the same gvt is hiding under the carpet the K577b Bingus cashgete? EU’s money is also other peoples taxpayers money. Who would allow his taxes to be swindled by matchona who stayed away and come back with nothing? So ada Gondwe, dont vomit your shit to us, we are already dead.

  21. God is for us all but one must rely on his or her own. Crying for donors or government to do something for us is a waste of time. I will give you an example, getting the same salary, two people will differ in the use of the money. One may make progress with the money whereas the other will be unsatisfied with the same money. This is why in the same country with the same rains and land some are having no food when they are energetic enough whilst some are having food out of the small land they are having. What I am driving at is, we all need to work hard and pray to our Lord, we will be blessed with abundance. Stop crying for things that cannot work for you

  22. Kandapatali says:

    Goodall has to resign with immediate effect. He has miserably failed in his duties. Application of 1960s Economic principles is not welcome into today’s World

  23. Ngongoliwa says:

    EU new policy is help Mozambique only? Why only Mozambique? Kapumeni madala. Munali munthu kale inu.

  24. Kazitape Dausi says:

    Goodfall you to accept that as long as you and your DPP are there, Malawi sun will never shine again. The problem is your party.

  25. mphatso says:

    GG the problem is you need to accept the Malawi cannot survive without donors, so start accepting and plead with them. May be you can survive with the luxurious life of minsiters but there are many poor malawians who need donors, so you reprenst 16million malawians. We can see in the absence of donors the kwacha has depreciated by 100% , so it is about time swallow your pride and accept that Malawi cannot survive without donors.

  26. Fabiano says:

    IN FACT I SALUTE EU FOR COMING OUT CLEAR THAT THEY WILL NOT ASSIST MALAWI. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY AUTHORITIES CAN WAKE UP FROM THEIR DEEP SLUMBER AND THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX ON HOW TO BAIL THIS COUNTRY OUT OF ECONOMIC QUAGMIRE,

    OTHERWISE, THIS COUNTRY IS RUNNING BY ITSELF. I DONT SEE THE DRIVER!!!

  27. mavuto says:

    Kodi inu ma donor wa azatithandiza mpaka liti? Ndi kale lija tinayamba kuzidalira tokha. Ndikukumbukira ndikukayamba kumene nthcito ya uphunzitsi anthu omwe amandithandiza adasiya podzindikira kuti ndayamba ntchito. Komano miyezi six yoyambayo ndinavutika kwambiri chifukwa choti salary inali isanayambe kubwera. Movutika momwemo ndinakhalabe ndi moyo. Pano moyowo ukupitirirabe ngakhale mavutowo alipobe. Chotsangalatsa ndi choti sindimadalira munthu. Ndikapeza vuto ndimayesetsa kulikonza ndekha movutikira momwemo. Ngati pandekha ndikutha kumazilimbikira ndekha nanga kuli bwanji dziko. Vuto ndi loti ife a Malawi tinaputsa chifukwa chomalandira thandizo mapeto ake nzeru zoti tithe kumasova mavuto athu zinakanika kukukula momga mmene amachitira ana oti akula moyo ofewa. Makolo awo akangomwalira amasanduka zitsiru kuyerekeza ndi ana omwe akula mu moyo wa mavuto. Choncho nthawi ino ndi yoti tiphunzire kuzidalira tokha. Ndiye izo zomaliralira ngati ana obadwa kumene kulirira ma donor ndi uchitsiru umenewo

  28. Ngalamayi says:

    Can the shortage of maize really be blamed on the EU’s failure to renew aid? Surely that problem is down to this government which has failed to look ahead and see the problem looming up for some time. Complacency, lack of forward planning haunt this government. Exactly what are these ‘economic and financial reforms’? Why aren’t we given details? Do they even exist in any real form? ‘Quickly and ably adjusting itself to live without budgetary support’… give us evidence, please. Words easily spoken but we need to see the hard evidence! Until then, Malawi’s poor have nothing to eat or believe!

  29. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    And I quote . . .
    “They have made up their decision, they will not come back but life must go on” – Good-all

    The problem with such statements is its inherent generalisation. How is Gondwe defining life? Life of the dying? . . . of the rural folks dying of hunger . . . of poor health for lack of drugs in hospital . . . of untold misery for the youths for lack of employment . . .?

    You see, for you Gondwe and your cohort, life is being driven in the VX or TX; having your children’s school fees paid for (if you still have school-going kids mmakwalalamu) e.t.c. But if you cared to loook around, you would feel sorry for the misery that your people are going through.
    Thus, you would quickly stop making such inane and striking generalisations as “Life must go on” because you, alone; are the one living while the rest of us are merely surviving.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    You need to wake up from your slumber and shake up the seemingly ever-absent APM to make up his mind on how to sail through this turbulence that the country is sailing through. If it means firing all ministers (for failing to help him, so be it). Even if it means firing himself for being incompetent, Malawi will be grateful.
    Otherwise, realising that no one will help you and not making up your mind on alternatives; is just as nonsensical as not realising anything at all.

    Indeed . . .

    “Old age doesnt always bring wisdom; sometimes old age comes alone.” – Chamber of Proverbs
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  30. pliz Donors dont give budget support to this Government.They r the Genesis of Cashgate during Bingus Term.They already told malawians that they will continue where their big Kahuna bingu stopped.i repeat dont dare even a single tambala give to this useless government.U beta wait till MCP comes in Government.Hahahahahah.

  31. kanyavukweta says:

    GG should not cheat us. EU has not pulled out its budgetary support from all African countries as he says. The truth is EU cannot give budgetary support to Malawi because this country has failed to seal loopholes that led to cashgate. DPP created cashgate, and the party has been stubborn not to eradicate the malpractice because it feeds on the same. For e.g. DPP is refusing to prosecute culprits of the 577 bn MKW swindled by it under Bingu. It is therefore expected that this country, under DPP, will never get budgetary support from EU and other multilateral democratic and transparent organizations. Under DPP this country will stink and sink until its people perish for voting for this heinous party. GG and APM need to swallow their pride and fall in love with Malawians. EU is a well-meaning organization that is interested in helping Malawians and it wants its money to reach Malawians, and not get stuck within the hierarchy of the ruling DPP.

  32. Dikisan says:

    Adasiya kuthandiza mayiko ena Madonor. Pazifukwa zodziwa okha osati Cash Gate? Cash gate apa ilibe backing munkhani yomwe mkulu Gondwe akunena. Tsono bwanji muku matipusitsa kuti Cash gate ndiyo yabweretsa mavuto? Mdala mwakula pumaniko.

  33. kamzalanga says:

    Goodall should not cheat us. EU has not pulled out its budgetary support from all African countries as he says. The truth is EU cannot give budgetary support to Malawi because this country has failed to seal loopholes that led to cashgate. DPP created cashgate, and the party has been stubborn not to eradicate the malpractice because it feeds on the same. For e.g. DPP is refusing to prosecute culprits of the 500 bn MKW swindled by it under Bingu. It is therefore expected that this country, under DPP, will never get budgetary support from EU and other multilateral democratic and transparent organizations. Under DPP this country will stink and sink until its people perish for their stupidity in voting for this heinous party. This Gondwe has become a foolish goat, like his employer APM. These people need to swallow their pride and fall in love with Malawians. EU is a well-meaning organization that is interested in helping Malawians and it wants its money to reach Malawians, and not get stuck within the hierarchy of the ruling DPP.

  34. chaleza na kamwankhuku says:

    Goodall should not cheat us. EU has not pulled out its budgetary support from all African countries as he says. The truth is EU cannot give budgetary support to Malawi because this country has failed to seal loopholes that led to cashgate. DPP created cashgate, and the party has been stubborn not to eradicate the malpractice because it feeds on the same. For e.g. DPP is refusing to prosecute culprits of the 500 bn MKW swindled by it under Bingu. It is therefore expected that this country, under DPP, will never get budgetary support from EU and other multilateral democratic and transparent organizations. Under DPP this country will stink and sink until its people perish for their stupidity in voting for this heinous party. This Gondwe has become a foolish goat, like his employer APM. These people need to swallow their pride and fall in love with Malawians. EU is a well-meaning organization that is interested in helping Malawians and it wants its money to reach Malawians, and not get stuck within the hierarchy of the ruling DPP.

  35. Ontologist says:

    Donors will not come back even if you do what they say. They are in deep shit, they are busy bailing out the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain). There main objective is to boost defence spending as they think Russia might attack them. What you would have been given its gone to stimulus packages, bailout packages and defence. LET THEM GO AND THEY SHOULD NOT COME BACK. They should be business partners not donors.

    As Malawians we have more than enough resources to keep us going. Let us all love our country work hand in hand love one another and share the resources evenly. Let us not copy cut policies.

  36. chileka Boyz says:

    I we Gudolo Gondwe, You are the one that started “Cash Gate 1” with the ‘Mutharika 1’ and then “Cash Gate 2” Continued ndi Amayi Banda. Now we are in “Cash Gate3” with ‘Mutharika 2’ with you in the Money Pot. You think a EU are Fools like like you kuti muwadyere ndalama za ma Tax Payers awo!! Shame on you!! Put your housee in order or forget about donor funding.

  37. FUVUNG'ONDO says:

    THAT IS THE WAY TO GO. JUST TELL THE TRUTH AND LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS WHAT.

  38. Amwali says:

    For a begger you have a very rotten attitude Mr Gondwe

  39. tulo amalawi says:

    benefiting who? just resigns u dont know that these pple want to know who ate 577. the writings r on the walls.577 please bail out malawians wadada

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