Some Malawians have taken it to social media and radio phone in programmes to express reservations on the way President Peter Mutharika answered questions on BBC HardTalk interview programme on Monday, saying there were lots of inconsistencies and incoherence.
Mutharika said on BBC that cashgate- the looting of public resources at Capital Hill – hit the country so hard and will take time to jump start the economy after donors withdrew their budgetary support.
Speaking in an interview Tuesday morning with Capital Radio’s DayBreak Malawi programme, Mafunde president George Nnesa said Mutharika’s interview on BBC showed the Head of State is clueless on how to improve the ailing economy.
“We are very confused, we don’t know what to do,” said Nnesa in reference to Mutharika’s declaration that Malawi can do without traditional donors who have left Malawi due to mismanagement of their money.
Nnesa said the donors are still giving aid to Malawi through injecting directly into projects instead of budgetary support.
Rumphi East MP Kamlepo Kalua told Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe in parliament to get back to work and be serious in fixing the economy than blaming the infamous cashgate.
Kalua had been showing that the executive arm of government had been extravagant and corrupt which led to huge sums of money being used on senseless budgets citing the purchase of top of the range vehicles for the executive and the missing over close to 200 tractors meant for poor subsistence farmers who were supposed to migrate from hoe farming to mechanised farming.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :