Goodall to quit front- line politics in 2014

Former minister Goodall Gondwe credited for Malawi’s economic success during President Bingu wa Mutharika’s first term has  disclosed that his political journey ends in 2014.

Gondwe has said he will not seek re-election in his Mzimba North Constituency.

He has however said he remains a member of the former governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) until he retires in 2014 at the end of his parliamentary term of office, dismissing reports that he has been rejected from joining ruling People’s Party (PP).

Goodall: To retire in 2014

“I have not written any letter asking to change my party from DPP to PP,” said Gondwe on Capital FM and repeated the same comments on Zodiak Radio.

“I have not asked to join the party from anybody,” he said.

He said his vow to fade away from the political  scene together with  Bingu wa Mutharika  will be respected in 2014.

“I intend to retire in 2014,” he informed.

The DPP vice president said meanwhile, he will be in the opposition benches but that they will not “seek to destroy “.

Gondwe said the DPP will be “loyal opposition” where they will not be  destructive.

Career

Gondwe began his political career serving as an economic adviser to  former president Bakili Muluzi and subsequently Bingu wa Mutharika

Born 1936 the revered  Malawian economist has served  as the Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Affairs ; the Minister of Finance  where he was an “engine room” of Malawi economic success and Minister of Local Government .

He is also  worked at International Monetary Fund  where he headed the African division.

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