Lunguzi throws kitchen sink at Goodall over ‘botched cosmetic job’ on Malawi budget

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Dedza East, Juliana Lunguzi had no kind words for the Peter Mutharika administration when she critiqued the proposed 2015/16 National Budget, saying the financial plan has failed the litmus test.

Lunguzi: Budget has failed the litmus test

Lunguzi: Budget has failed the litmus test

Lunguzi told the House that the litmus test for the Budget was to pass s a feasible plan for the future, both in the short and long terms.

She said the budget needed to have strong indications that it will create jobs, promote a culture of savings and investment, and boost productivity; to turbo-charge confidence for the years and decades ahead.

“This budget needed to restore hope; but it fails,” said Lunguzi.

She stated that any pretence by the Mutharika government that the 2015/16 Budget is in any way remedial to the Malawian economy is “a hoax, a fallacy and insult to the tax-payers.”

The MCP lawmaker also trashed Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe and President Mutharika’s assertions that the budget promise to propel Malawi to economic growth.

Lunguzi also stated that the budget does not set Malawi on a roadmap from subsistence to production.

Furthermore, the budget does not factor in the opportunities and threats challenges brought about by the digital age and global village.

“Does it [the budget] change our engagement with our neighbours and development partners towards trade and not aid? NO.

“Is it capable of boosting wealth creation at household level; Can it advance equal treatment for women and young people; Can it tackle climate change? The answers are all NOs,” said Lunguzi.

She described the budget as “nothing but a botched cosmetic job by a very desperate make-up artist.”

The budget, Lunguzi observed, “Misses, by a wide margin, the challenges that are defining quality of life in the 2020s.”

She said Malawians deserve a “worthwhile budget” that matches the priorities of the nation.

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe said during pre-budget consultations that the budget will be shrunk and will be an intellectual budget that will be difficult to sell to Malawians, including MPs.

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Xuyön
Guest

Hey if someone tells you that you haven’t brushed your teeth. Would you expect the same person to tell you to go and brush them? Then you are weak.

mangulenje
Guest

the statement she makes is artistic but it fails to give alternatives or indeed suggest what Gondwe was supposed to do to give the budget the impetus to meet the expectations of the tax payers. Her statement therefore passed for a poem and not a valuable criticism

kantiki
Guest

The budget should have provided mitigating factors against climate change effects which will continue to cause devastating misery on population. Please remove taxes on cooking LP gas and òn solar panels and accessories to reduce forest degradation. Then you will be investing in the future generations. Dont just live for today but investment for tomorrow’s population. The custodians of this country are yet to be born don’t spoil their future
Ife tikungodutsa anuwake adziko asadabadwe

BigMan
Guest

A noisy empty tin.

nkunthamasese
Guest

Jullie is a geneous lady. Some men we see them sleeping in the chamber contributing nothing.Politics aside, this one deserves a ministerial position. Péter ukumuona mayi yu? osati kweni chomwe akudziwa nkutukwana basi. Keep it up Jullie. I love you.

MSANA WA PETURO
Guest

Can’t u see the solution urelf? Resign and let other pipo come up with a sound convincing budget. Period!

Benson
Guest

because shes from mcp thats why

nachisale
Guest

There is nothing wrong in a woman using her father’s name. At least there is blood relations osati zomatenga dzina la munthu (mamuna) woti wakumana naye okulakula. Stop parading the idea that all women need to be married and abusing women just because they are not married. Comment on what Juliana has said. Zachikale basi! mpaka kutchula zamkabudula (kutukwana) chifukwa you can’t digest political discourse from a women who has real power?

Chindele chakufikapo
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Ok……..1% comment loading…

ToyB wakungodzi James
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ToyB wakungodzi James

ana anjoka inu.naweso ukuti mmulunguziwe uzinyamule bwino zakozo.akadalamulirako otembo mwina okadakupatsa chomwe ulufuna ndinthu

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