MP shares bible story in Malawi Parliament: ‘Let Mutharika follow example of Syrian commander’

Malawi Congress Party (MPC) spokesperson on finance Alexander Kusamba Dzonzi used his reaction to proposed revised national budget by citing a Biblical story to persuade government to work on improving the economy.

Dzonzi:  Malawi economy is on sick bed

Dzonzi: Malawi economy is on sick bed

He blamed the country’s worsening economic woes on poor management of the monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM).

Dzonzi shared with the House the Bible story taken from 2 Kings 5: 1 – 27, about Naaman, the commander of the Syrian Army.

“Naaman, Mr. Speaker, Sir, was a gallant fighter, a good and skilled soldier. But he had a dreaded disease on his skin-Leprosy.  In one of his raids against Israel, his squadron carried with them an Israelite girl that became a slave to his wife. One day, the Jewish slave girl asked her madam to advise Naaman to seek help from the prophet that lived in Samaria called Elisha. Reluctantly, the gallant soldier left for Samaria and when Elisha heard of him, he just sent his servant to advise Naaman to go and wash seven times in Jordan River. And that Naaman would be cured completely of his disease. Naaman, though a decorated military commander obliged and got cured of Leprosy.,” Dzonzi told the House

He went on: “Leprosy, Mr. Speaker, Sir, is a disease that eats into one’s skin. It is not different from the snake called ouroboros that eats itself.) With the current monetary policy, the Malawi economy is suffering from Leprosy and it is destroying itself.

“ Like Naaman, it is not too late for the Malawi Government to take heed of the various pieces of advice suggesting creative measures on how to improve the economy.  Through you, Mr Speaker, Sir, the ball is now in the courtyard of the State President to follow the example of the Syrian Military commander and cure the economy.”

MCP proposed that  Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe should find a way of controlling off budget financial resources from donors, resuscitate the production sector with tangible economic interventions such as revitalising Optichem and empowering pharmaceutical companies to reduce imports on drugs and fertiliser.

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10 thoughts on “MP shares bible story in Malawi Parliament: ‘Let Mutharika follow example of Syrian commander’”

  1. mk9cong says:

    time to wear military uniforms I’m coming there war war war.

  2. Honeycomb Chidyauzu says:

    Yet you say we do not have constructive opposition in this country. Advices are being given but are falling on deaf ears. This government does not take views from the opposition. The fact is that we are all suffering because of their in effectivenes. PLEASE RESIGN AND LET CAPABLE PEOPLE TAKE OVER. THIS IS THE WORST ADMINISTRATION MALAWI HAS EVER HAD.

  3. Livinus says:

    Abwana Dzonzi, that is really a good advice, let him who has ears hear what the Lord is saying, but if he don’t he will continue saying ine nilibe pulobulemu yet he has it and is eating him day and night

  4. 2016 welcome says:

    Of all the state presidents Malawi has had APM has proven to be the most irritatingly dull president. His academic accolades and international travel gave a false impression that he would be different. We got it wrong!

  5. Lets take our country back says:

    APM needs to find God first for him to understand any biblical story. This is way beyond him, totally clueless, all he knows is that he has no pulobulemu

  6. James says:

    My mother land why

  7. Dr says:

    Abwana ndinu azeru. Koma amene mukumuuzayu amamva kodi?.kapena tinene kuti kodi ndiwamoyo?.mwasowa chimunthu chouza.

  8. Isaac Butao says:

    May God have mercy on our country

  9. Mlangeni says:

    Mwauzidwa za naam and the ouroboros! Tieni zinazi tizimvelako

  10. Jahan says:

    Um….. Ahem…#coughing
    APM is a Moslem. I don’t know if that whole Namaam story can be taken seriously by him. Try finding a more appropriate example from the Koran.

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