Anglican bishop for Upper Shire Brighton Malasa has squarely put the blame on Malawi leaders for the problems facing the country.
Malasa said in an interview that Malawi leaders do not have plans for Malawians whenever they are getting into government.
“Yes, we have some misguided civil servants who steal money from the government but largely our leaders are to blame,” said Malasa.
President Peter Mutharika has blamed the cashgate and donors pull out as the major reasons for the economic turmoil.
However, it had to take the opposition, civil society groups and the media to question the wisdom of the head of state to keep on chartering presidential jets in this bad state of the economy before he stopped.
Malasa told a local radio that the clergy always engage the President and his government over the appalling living conditions of people in the country.
“We don’t have to always to announce what we talk. Sometimes we discuss issues in camera. We have frank talk,” said the bishop.
Mutharika says the current economic problems would ease by end this month, sentiments contracted by his Finance bank Goodall Gondwe who has always been frank that it would take time before the economy gets back to its feet.
International Monetary Fund team is expected in the country mid January, 2016 to assess whether to resume extended credit facility to Malawi or not, a programme if approved would open gates for donors to come back after they left two years ago.