MCP calls Malawi economy ‘ouroboros’:  Tears ‘leprosy’ budget

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has called the Malawi economy as ‘ouroboros’ which is suffering from Leprosy disease that demand an immediate intervention.

Dzonzi: Malawi economy is on sick bed

Dzonzi: Malawi economy is on sick bed

In his response to the 2015-2016 mid-term budget review, MCP spokesperson on financial issues, Alexander Mandaliza Kusamba Dzonzi of Dowa West said the current state of affairs in as far as economy is concerned the country is operating under “Ouroboros Economy”.

He said: “Mr Speaker sir, for those who have passion in Greek ancient religious symbolisms you may remember that there was a snake known as Ouroboros.  An Ouroboros Mr Speaker sir is a snake that is known to have the ability of eating its own tail and if it successfully manages to do so it consumes itself completely.

“Mr Speaker Sir, when I notice what happens in the economy, Ouroboros snake keeps coming to my mind.  The similarities are just unbelievable.”

Kusamba Dzonzi also quoted the Holy Bible in Second Kings chapter 5 verses one to 27 which talks about Naaman, the commander of the Syrian Army who had dreaded skin disease, leprosy but was advised by one of his wife slave girl from Israel that he must go and seek  help from a prophet and when Elisha heard of him, he just sent his servant to advise Naaman to go and wash seven times in the River Jordan and that Naaman would be cured completely of his leprosy disease.

He said Naaman though he was a decorated military commander obliged and he got cured of his leprosy.

Dzonzi pointed out that it  would be “naive” to expect Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  led government to meet its financial obligations under the current budget “when in truth it cannot keep its value in real terms.”

He said:“It is a fact that the Government of Malawi earns in Malawi kwacha, but largely spends in dollars on Fisp [Farm Input Subsidy Programme], procurement of medicines, fuel, tooth picks, cutex [nail polish], mesh and motor vehicles.”

Dzonzi said with the current monetary policy the Malawi Economy is suffering from Leprosy and it is destroying itself.

“Like Naaman it’s not too late for the Malawi government to take heed of the various pieces suggesting  the curative measures of the economy,” said Dzonzi, asking President Peter Mutharika  and his government to follow the example of the Syrian Military commander and cure the economy.

“Government seems to rely only on monetary policy as a sole too of Malawi’s economic well being,” note Dzonzi.

He said overreliance of monetary policy is not only economically catastrophic but also “politically inept.”

“Most of the challenges facing Malawi now are direct consequences of the dogmatic pursuit of the monetary policy,” said Dzonzi.

He urged government to formulate and come in with policies which can resuscitate the productive sector.

Among other measures that they have proposed to the minister of Finance and economic planning to focus on import substitution; include taking advantage of the local market demand and opportunities.

Dzonzi said that the civil service reforms are not just about reducing the size of the public servants but must among others focus look inculcating a culture of hard work and utmost accountability, rewarding enterprise and integrity.

He asked the government to eradicate nepotism and favouritism ingenuity and that the reforms must be merit and not mediocrity.

Dzonzi said the current reforms “felt far too short to address these requirements.”

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19 thoughts on “MCP calls Malawi economy ‘ouroboros’:  Tears ‘leprosy’ budget”

  1. A nzeru a ku m'mawa says:

    Akaletsa kuchita import ma toothpick ndi inu nomwe muyambe kunena kuthg taonani ndi ma toothpick omwe sakupezeka.muyambe kupanga ma toothpick of comparable or higher quality then things will sort themselves out no one will import them.

  2. Mapwevupwevu says:

    So what’s the alternative to the monetary policy you idiot!

  3. mwa ma says:

    Anthu mulibe manyazi eti? nungalangize kuthukumve ngati Bwampiniyu? kkkkkkkk

  4. sd says:

    where does namaan&reprosy fit in economics azimwale?

  5. kk says:

    Kikkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! azungumbuli mwati bwanji? ku chemerela umachemelera yako zimenezo inu muzidziwa!!!! ifetu timanyadilana munthu wathu akachita bwino kutoteroko mkunyadila osati poti inuyo mwanva kuwawa ifeso tinve kuwawa yayi kwathu kuno kulibe zimenezo mwanva odala?
    Ndakunverani chisoni chifukwa zikuoneka kuti nanga ka mtima kasanje kakulapo, ngati palibe nsanjeyo ingokozekani nsanjeyo yayandikila ndipo ikugwiritsani ntchito ndi nkwiyo……………………………………………………………!
    Ngati mwakwiya kwiyani zeeeeeeeeeeedi tsono!!!!!!!!!!!!! kikkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

  6. yandula says:

    a Dzonzi tawaudze zoona anthuwa nkhutukumbwe
    Mbvekere” ndilibe problem” Zoona!

  7. mzungumbuli says:

    This MCP guy has a problem! He is a Malawian. Let him propose something that he thinks is feasible for the country. This is our nation. Whether DPP, MCP, PP we are all Malawians. If you think we can vote you in power because you are a good oppose but you never suggest what is feasible, FORGET. Muzingosutsa choncho.

    Inu amene mukuti mwana wa Mchewa ameneyu ndinu munthu WOTSALIRA ndiponso WOMVETSA CHISONI. Tribal affiliations have no place in civilized world! Mupindulanji ndi mangawa osankhana mitundu? One is not brighter because he is a chewa, Lomwe, etc! Wake up!!!!!

  8. mzungumbuli says:

    Zoona m’meezo nde kuyankhula kumeeko odala. opulezident wathuwa sowerenga buku lopatulika kuti okadziwe zinthu ngati izi. Mouze zanzene kuti onvetse. Inu ndinu patali onyata o ku Dowa.

  9. mzungumbuli says:

    Thats very true, there are alot of Bible stories to learn from, and indeed our Leaders need to humble themselves like Namaan the leper. Teach Peter Muthalika alot more Bible stories coz he doesnt read the Bible.

  10. Ouroboros ecomony says:

    Ouroboros economy, kma kusamba Dzonzi unaganiza bwanji kuyakhula chi Greek sanamveka a Goodall! Ulemu wanu my sir teacher

  11. 2016 welcome says:

    Wanena zoona Dzonzi. By the way, koma mundale muli ndalama abale Dzonzi mpaka masaya choncho? Iwe sunali choncho ukugwira ntchito ku KPMG mu Nurses Council building

  12. KK says:

    Ameneyo ndiye mwana wa mchewa amadziwa kuti zinthunzi zimayendela limodzi ndi mau a Mulungu,kikkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mlomwe sindinamuvepo akupelekako chitsanzo ndi mau a Mulungu hahahahahaha!!!! samawadziwa mau,
    Uthenga kwa APM,Bwana dzichepeseni muchira kudzikuza sikukupindulilani,Tanvomelezani odala kulowa mu mkatsinje kakanongóko zikuthandiza man!!!!!!!!

  13. Tengupenya (Woyamba) says:

    The Civil Service as it is, is beyond reformation. The public officers are sick and tired watching over the big guns enriching themselves through kusolola without major consequences. The small guns are now themselves ready for “payerepayere”. They are bent on finding their own chance to loot without accountability consequences.

    It may be an idea to groom new cadres across the civil service hierarchies. Offer voluntary retirement packages for those aged above 40 with service period of at least 20 years. Then groom new cadres. you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.

  14. Our economy says:

    Our finance minister needs a new software coz the one he is using is outdated.

  15. ouroboros says:

    Dzonzi concurs with Prof Kaluwa . well done

  16. Mbiri says:

    Mutharika nde Ouroboros yo.

  17. mzungumbuli says:

    I like the link of our economy to that dreadful snake, as well as the Namaan, Bravo Dzonzi!! Bravo Dzonzi Our oun son from Dowa.

  18. mlowe man says:

    That is true bwana. you have masulade them . They don’t understand their own economic principles. They follow what they learnt 50 years ago. What a joke of the DPP Government

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