Member of Parliament for Karonga Central Frank Mwenifumbo on Friday told Parliament that the economic hardships the country is facing need a collective response.
Mwenifumbo said it was unfair to heap all the blame squarely on government for the country’s economic challenges arguing it was not government’s wish for the country to be in such mess.
He was commenting on the 2015 to 2016 midyear budget statement presented in parliament last week by Finance and Economic Planning Minister Goodall Gondwe.
“The economic hardship the country is currently facing are not government’s wish, it is due to various factors such as the floods that affected some parts of the country, the dry spell that the country experienced and the cutting of donor aid in terms of budgetary support amongst others. The blame should not be with the Ministry of Finance or Government alone, it’s not fair at all,” said Mwenifumbo.
He challenged MPs to come up with suggestions or solutions to the economic hardships the country is facing other than concentrating on finger-pointing.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :