Malawi falsifying economic data, claims Chakwera: ‘Don’t lie to people on single digit inflation’

Leader of opposition  and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, has said the current talk about Malawi’s inflation easing to a single digit is just a lie and a fluke as any such major economic shift would translate into socio-economic growth and improved life among the majority of Malawians.

Chakwera: The truth is Malawi is times of economic duress

Chakwera said authorities are falsify the country’s  economic data and  embellish its growth figures.

“A single digit inflation which does not translate to socio-economic growth among the majority of Malawians is nothing but a fluke. They are saying inflation is single digit, meaning things are getting better. Where are those things getting better?” said Chakwera a former clergyman.

He said people do not need to be told that things in the country are getting better, but should feel it.

Chakwera  added: “When things are going on well in a country, it should not be leaders who should be saying that but rather people who are feeling the impact of such positive developments”.

He said it was such lies that need to be dealt with by electing leaders of integrity into public offices as this will be a significant step towards achieving development.

“Time of not telling the truth is over. We must communicate to Malawians, knowing that they are fellow human beings who are able to decipher that we are telling the truth or not. Communicating truth will help because that is what will set us free,” he said.

Chakwera made the remarks when he supported the party’s candidates in Lilongwe City South East Constituency Ulemu Msungama and Mtsiliza Ward Kinwell Zikaola.

Addressing the voters in the two areas, Chakwera said Malawians are suffering and they must rally behind a movement for a change.

“We all need to be free. Every Malawian should be able to enjoy the country, not only those people in the ruling party,” he said.

In Lilongwe City South East Constituency where the by-election has been due to annulling of the results through a court battle following fears that the elections were rigged, Chakwera assured the people that this time around there would be no rigging as what happened in 2014.

“They will not rig again. They tried it somewhere but they failed. We have our people who are in control,” Chakwera said.

Some notable faces have joined the MCP campaign in the by-elections, among them Lilongwe City Deputy Mayor Juliana Kaduya, former Cabinet member in Bingu wa Mutharika regime Augustine Mtendere and United Democratic Front regional governor for the Centre John Banda who announced their joining the MCP.

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Chibet
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Ngatitu inu a Sure sumuziwa za chuma then ingosekani pakamwa. Chakwera zomwe wayankhula apa ndi hundred percent. Mwawonesa umbuli wawukulu ndithu. Tiyeni tisiye ndale koma tichite zinthu zokomera onse. Ngati inflation akuti yasintha from two digits to single digit mwachivekere ngajhale mbuli imatha kuziwa zoti atleast there has been economic growth and either reduction or constant prince of goods and services. Ndizoziwikiratu kuti zikuthandauza ndalama zimene anthu ogwira ntchito mwina or pang’ono zikuwakwanirisa kugula katundu omufuna pa moyo wawu. Nzosatheka zimene Dpp ikumanena ndiboza lalikulu. ngati ndichoncho, chifukwa chani katundu akumakwera, nanga ndi chifukwa chani kwacha ikumagwa daily against U.S.… Read more »
santana
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Mr. Chakwera, is your doctorate in economics or theology? Leave economics to those who know its meaning. Mupunthwa nazo izi. Even in class if a student is moving from double to single digit it means the student is improving. The problem is that this fallen pastor will never understand things because God put a curse on him from the time he DUMPED the Almighty. This is why God also dumped him in 2014. Alibe chance ameneyu. 2019 adzalakalaka kubwerera ku synagogue.

Diphiphi
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lo hahahah Mudzipsya mtima choncho, the only argument u can bring is that his a fallen pastor? really? did God tell you kuti his fallen? Just because your fallen, u think his is too, umudziwe Yesu, Satana iwe…

Kaitano
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Ahhhhh awaso?kodi mudzadziwa liti kuti munthu walankhula chilungamo kapena bodza? basi kumangotsutsa zili znse? and ife zatikonda ndipo zakola, tasinthani kaganizidwe!! economic isamangosintha kwa amene ali ndi maudindo wawa!! eish, pamene sipakunveka ndipati?

Remnant
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Single Digit Ndiye kuti chani? Single digit -single digit “MY FOOT” Zinthu zikukwera mtengo ndi single digit yanuyo. Anthu tikuvutika mmidzimu inu muli busy talking about the single digit inflation. Do we eat inflation by the way? Do something tangible that can translate into single digit inflation to an ordinary Malawian in the village that there is really single digit inflation. Better you keep quite rather than coming with your economic jargons and yapping them before hungry Malawian who can’t even understand them. It’s an insult to the multitude. Can the authorities understand this just for once and spare us… Read more »
Independent Diplomat
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Koma Reverend Chakwerayu alibe ufiti ?

Kaitano
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Inu muona bwanji ndi umburi mulinawo ndimthumba momwewo? paliso nkhani za ufiti apa? Chilungamoso ukhale ufitiso lero? kodi kupinimbila eti ndi ulamulilo wopasau eti?

Chambe
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Weren’t prices changing three or four times a day because of inflation that was on high trend just in the near past?When the trend started downward in reverse, the prices though not diminishing became stable. Isn’t this what we feel now? This however can not eradicate poverty at all.What we have taken note though is that PPI for farming is high compared to CPI. This is an area where producers of Agri – commodities feel the pain. We thought we are the only ones but in Zambia and Mozambique, they are feeling the same pain. It’s just a global impact… Read more »
Tenzi Mzungu
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Who are you referring to when you say we need people of integrity?

Sure
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When you don’t know the meaning of inflation. The best thing is to remain quite. This is Economic term not politics. Wise up Mr Lazalo

Apao Kugola
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Inu a Sure What is inflation in your understanding? What difference does it make when inflation moves from double to single digit? In macroeconomic social development terms, does a single digit inflation mean anything to the nation or it’s just another statistic? Those of us who earn our living on economics know that the government is jumping too high in trying to tell the nation that things are now better simply because the economy has achieved single digit inflation. For starters, inflation is calculated as [(CPI2 – CPI1) divided by CPI1] then multiplied by 100. As an example: If CPI1… Read more »
Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

Mr Apao Kugola (AK) i have fallen in love with your economic illustration. You know how to articulate issues with logical examples bro. By the way are you doing some lecturing somewhere? Surely learners can benefit a lot from you. However, please next time if possible try to explain these important things in our local language. Quick absorption you know …. Thumbs up for you.

Jamax
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Chonde Abusa Chakwera khalani ndi mzimu wodzichepetsa, pomwe pali chabwino tiyeni tiziyamikila chomwe mudziwe ndichakuti ngakhale kuti mudzakhale President wa dziko lino sikuti mudzachita bwino muzonse ayi. Chonde zichepetseni ndipo Mulungu adzakukwezani.

Kaitano
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Ndiye inu ndiwo wodziwa kukula mtima kwa Chakwera? i thought mumati ndinu opempheratu? is he wrong to speak the truth just because inu mumuona odzikuza? i have a lot of questions!

Jamax
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One thing I know is that no one can tell false information about the inflation figures… Ok if I may ask you my dear Kaitano is it not the same organisation that came up with the inflation rate of 18 – 25 in the past six years???? why did he said they were false figures? is it because they were high figures? please my dear Kaitano quote me right here I do not hate Lazalous Chakwera at all but what am saying is that he must learn to appreciate good strides made by his fellow Leaders. This rightful trend of… Read more »
Kaitano
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What is is it that have changed my friend? what Chakwera is saying is true, it is only you who can see the changes because you are enjoying, Chakwera is saying, to see that the economics has changed, it should not be to those who are Leaders, true or false? Man amene wavala jacket ndi amene sanavale angave kuzizira ndani? so the same with economics my friend, its people who can talk about the changes not those who are in power, I will not stop following you until we agree on one thing you and me, because i feel sorry… Read more »
Jamax
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Yes I agree with you Mr. Kaitano but prices can not go down but the availability of stapple food on the market, you and me can stay even a month without drinking tea but think of Nsima which is the stapple food, we used to buy a 50kg bag at K18,500.00 last year same period but now it’s ranging from K3,000.00 to K5,000.00 per 50kg bag no so Mr, Kaitano? Now we are required to do now is for you and me to work hard in any field we are likely to be best … this will boost production whether… Read more »
Kaitano
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So Chakwera was wrong by saying that it must not be those who are in power to tell us that things have changed? But we people who are down there where to buy soap is but something painful? Mr Jamax, the 50kg bag of Maize is not part of economics you are talking about, come on!!! unless you dont know that we are farmers. Now you will manage to know that things have changed if the price of that 50kg bag of Maize you were buying it @ K18,000, you are buying it @ K5,000 this next season, you get… Read more »
mvunguti
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Mr Chakwera tell us Malawi’s true inflation figure

msonda
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Kwa amene mukudzudzura chimene akutanthauza a chakwerawa tawelengan bwino lomwe chomwe akutanthauza mkuti sibwino muziyamikira ndinu ochita iyayi.koma ife ochilandila ndiye tiziyamikira.a chakwera pitilizan dziko ludikira inu

Apao Kugola
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That’s it Msonda. Sungakhale woyimba ng’oma nkumavinanso wekha. Let the nation praise the government for doing a good job on the economic front and not the government telling us that they are doing better. That’s lunacy.

Awize
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Dr Chakwera is not an economist that’s my understanding. He did theology and other humanites. Much as we appreciate that our inflation does not have a single digit, the latter is foretting that prices of most necessities have not risen much on the market. Fuel and lubricants prices have remained constant over the past. The price of maize is also constant in many parts of the country. Okay, the Opposition Leader thinks everything in Malawi is messed up and rubbish, that is a total lie to innocent Malawians. After all we have nothing to do with MCP, the party doesn’t… Read more »
Kaitano
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Did peter went to school to learn how to be a President? ndikuti kumene kuli school ya u President? Do you know that in Theology we teach leadership? kuma umbuli umenewu a Malawi?????????????????????????????????????????

20170912
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Dr. Chakwera empty your chest now and you will know the power of APM in 2019 if you have forgotten the journey to 2014 elections. Your state President is running government and he will have something to show like the Nsalu road passing through your home village. Do not task illiterate voters with jargon like inflation which you can’t ably explain.

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