Bishop Mtumbuka demands policies to reduce economic inequality, poverty in Malawi

Bishop for Karonga Diocese of the Catholic Church Martin Mtumbuka wants Malawi economists to renounce text-book economics and develop a brand of practical economics that can take Malawi out of impoverished state.

Bishop Mtumbuka : Pseudo economic policies are skewed

Bishop Mtumbuka : Pseudo economic policies are skewed

Mtumbuka, who is newly appointed board chairperson of the think tank Malawi Economic Justice Network (Mejn), said reducing inequality and poverty, and promoting equity, are important macro-economic objectives.

He noted that the widening income gap between the rich and poor has highlighted the need to understand the causes of relative inequality and poverty, and to construct suitable policies to reduce poverty and narrow the income gap.

“The country’s economists including MEJN should work towards eradicating poverty in the country by ensuring that government economic policies are inclusive and that are indeed reducing economic hardships of Malawians particularly the marginalised,” said Bishop Mtumbuka.

The Catholic bishop called for “equal opportunities” for all Malawians and for the “selected few.”

He noted that many Malawians still live in dire poverty.

Mtumbuka said reducing inequality will boost the impact of economic growth on the reduction of poverty.

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Chihana's Friend

Bishop Mtumbuka regrettably you are talking NONSENSE. The simple remedy to Malawians poverty and suffering is to STOP CORRUPTION.
You Bishop were condemning as ‘disrespectful’ a call for Presidents to be help accountable. Now you talk nonsense about Economists!


Bravo Bishop! It is high time to do things on Malawian way rather than copy cutting

masa masina

The poor, although are hardworking, remain poor because they do not have a chance to cashgate/steal from government money. Only Malawians who have direct access to government money are getting richer. The problem of Malawi is not lack of good policies.

Chindere chakufikapo

Can mzakwacha read again the message from what the bishop is speaking here. To my view he is 100% correct lets change our polices on economical empowerment.


Nanu a mtumbuka,kwanu ku rumphi in ur village people are poor no any source of income but iweyo,u have millions in ur bank.Shame.Even the road to ur kukaya,very poor.What do u say.Mzakwacha Nixon-pretoria.+27724922299

Apao Kugola

Poverty is a necessity for the survival of visionless politicians in Malawi. The Bishop has a point but our politicians will throw it under the carpet. Shame on them — the politicians that thieve from an impoverished nation of Malawi.

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