Deputy Minister for Economic Planning and Development, Khwauli Msiska has said people in this country should work together for the country to recover economically.
Msiska made the remarks on Tuesday during the 1st meeting of the 44th session of parliament in Lilongwe.
He said the challenge to take the country to economic recovery is for everyone, saying Government is there to provide leadership.
Msiska reminded the august house of the challenges that the country went through in the past years.
“As a country we are coming from shortage of foreign currency, fuel and essential basic needs. We are all aware that people used to line up for sugar and thus the challenges we are recovering from,” he said.
He added, “If we are to talk about where we are as a nation we should think about the difficulties we went through in the past.”
Msiska further said government has placed the Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) to take the country forward.
“The question being asked is what are we recovering from, the hardships we are facing will not end in a day, what people should know is that it is easy to destroy but difficult to build,” Msiska explained.
President Dr. Joyce Banda introduced ERP few months after being sworn in as the country’s president. The idea behind the plan was to put back the country’s economy on track.