Goodall stays defiant: ‘I cannot be removed as Finance Minister’

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe remained defiant that he could not be replaced  in his portfolio, saying reports suggesting that Education Minister Bright Msaka is likely to replace him in a Cabinet reshuffle after Parliament sitting are a figment of imagination.

Minister of Finance Gondwe : I am going nowhere

The government purse-keeper has been facing widespread criticism on the way some payments from Treasury are being made and continue plunder of public resources known as Cashgate.

It is also believed that President Peter Mutharika want a fresh face to push key reforms to kickstart the economy.

It is learnt that Mutharika plans to bring in new ministers in place of those who haven’t been performing up to expectations.

But Gondwe brushed aside any assertions that he could be removed.

“I am here to stay as Finance Minister up to 2019,” he said.

Gondwe said he is not surprised with names being mentioned linked for his portfolio, saying some ambitions can be too dangerous. He could not elaborate.

Government spokesman Nicholous Dausi said he could not comment on the speculations because appointment of cabinet members is a “prerogative” of the President.

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Douglas Ndindi
Dr Gondwe, is it “I cannot be removed” or “I will not be removed”? One wise man of old once said, and I quote: “The graveyards are full of people who thought the world could not go on without them”. Bwana, we all know that you have done a very good job since you were place in that seat, but you have also to acknowledge that there is someone who has a final say on whether you stay on or leave. He is called His Excellency the State President. If this person says that you cannot be removed, good for… Read more »
James Zalira

Gondwe said he is not surprised with names being mentioned linked for his portfolio, saying some ambitions can be too dangerous. He could not elaborate.

While i agree with many observors that Hon Gondwe needs to retire, i don’t think Hon Msaka (with all due respect) is the right man to lead the push for economic transformation….. mwina if such names like Mwanamvekha were being mentioned, i would taken the issue seriously… otherwise

Some ambitions can be very dangerous indeed


We r tired of this stupid can they cling to this whole failed cabinet just because they once being arrested together…aaà poor Malawi that’s why come 2019 I will not waste my time to vote ..this country has no hope looking at MCP the same old folks are also flooding to MCP ..Malawi @53

Mzanga Dausi

A Dausi sakutokota ngati kale. I think he is pondering over Scotland yard’s Njauju’s investigations.

Lhomwe Belt

So youre the ‘Life Minister of Minister of Finance’?


economy is stable but Malawi Government have huge debts with the private sector, which is the reason for unemployment. Supplying goods and services to Malawi Government is as good as throwing things in the bin. Malawi govrnment under Goodall dont pay suppliers, can Goodall explain WHY. You say economy is good then pay all the debts government owes. This is ficticious economy


Hahaha life minister of finance of nyasaland

John Tolongo

Nyengo yanu yatha. You have been very outstanding in your profession, but in life nothing stays for ever. Can you accept that fresh minds are waiting on the flanks so that once you leave they can come in and probably do better than what you have achieved, I wish you a nice rest, by the way is it in Mzuzu or Lilongwe? but surely not in Blantyre


its high time you retire Mr Finance Minister lets have new and fresh ideas that can run this country towards good development, I salute you for your efforts and contributions from the time of Bingu, JB, and now Pitala.

Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu
Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu

Go and rest you did your part.You want to die in Office?.But why?.We gona chase you in that office.

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