MCP fault Malawi budget as ‘unrealistic and burdensome’:  Goodall’s K1.13 trillion benefits the rich, hurt the poor

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson on finance , Alexander Kusamba-Dzonzi, has faulted  the K1.13 trillion 2016/17 National Budget which Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe tabled in Parliament,  saying it was unrealistic and unpromising, and would do nothing to overcome inefficiency and corruption rife in governance of the Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Dzonzi:  Robbing the poor to feed the rich

Dzonzi: Robbing the poor to feed the rich

Dzonzi said the budget was unacceptable as it would promise nothing concrete to the people of Malawi regarding prosperity and development in their areas.

“This budget is not realistic and not possible because in the budget framework there is no evidence that the K1.13 trillion budget will be implemented,” said Kusamba-Dzonzi.

He insinuated that new tax regimes have been imposed to extort money from the hard-up citizens for the well-being of a few elite persons.

He said it was wrong for the Minister of Finance to come up with unrealistic targets for public tax collector Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) when he knew “pretty well that the economy is struggling”.

Said Kusamba-Dzonzi: “The budget is unrealistic script full of promises that never see light of the day and only promise hope to a poor and hunger stricken Malawian but never materialise into work,”

Kusamba-Dzonzi, who is also Dowa West legislator, said the 2016/17 National Budget was less by 21 percent of the 2015/16 budget despite the current figures showing an increase.

But Finance Minister Gondwe claimed there will be growth of GDP projected at 5.1 percent in 2016 from 3.1 percent in 2015.

Gondwe’s financial plan is centred on the four priorities of increasing domestic resource mobilisation, food purchasing and irrigation farming, maintaining the wage bill to below seven percent and commitment to predictably finance key social sectors such as health and education.

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Chandamale
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Chandamale
3 months 15 days ago

Kusamba you are correct, why so such hectic taxes on the poor Malawians. This is unacceptable.

Buyelekhaya
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Buyelekhaya
3 months 15 days ago

@Freedom Fighter, you must be a pathetic lot. Someone has come up with his assessment based on the budget analysis he and fellow committee members from Finance and Budget has done. Party politics seems to have consumed to the point that you just defend the indefensible. Let’s hope you are not feeling the pinch of the current financial malaise! Magwalandini!

pido
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pido
3 months 15 days ago
Kasamba Dzonzi, say something on your proposed GPF stupid thing. Anthu oyipa ma MP inu. Very egocentric. None of you has the welfare of the poor at heart. If you really think about the poor, Dzonzi, be the first one to say no to the nonsense of GPF. Lazaro Iscariot Chakera, I want to hear your take on the GPF thing. Dont just be too loud for nothing. Before you give the first citizen any checks, check your house first. I have lost the little respect I had for you so called honourables. By the way, I plead with you… Read more »
gringo
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gringo
3 months 15 days ago

I totally agree with dzonzi

Freedom Fighter
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Freedom Fighter
3 months 15 days ago

Kusamba Dzonzi,shutup your smelly mouth.Its you the MP’s who are a burden to the Malawi nation.You get hefty perks without working for it.Shame on you!

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