Malawi’s economy now on the path to recovery-Chithyola

By Chisomo Phiri

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Simplex Chithyola Banda says Malawi’s economy is now on the path to recovery.

Chithyola Banda made the remarks at Mvama School Ground in Lilongwe’s Area 49 during the finals of the Alfred Jiya K8million trophy.

He said days of fuel shortage are over and that forex reserves have started picking up.

The minister added that government would like to see more poor urban communities benefiting from the urban social cash transfer programme.

Simplex Chithyola

He said just like founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda made labour export arrangements to South Africa, the president Lazarus Chakwera’s administration is making similar arrangements to Israel.

His remarks were echoed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) new catch, Ken Msonda who boasted that Chakwera is no longer promising, but is delivering.

On her part, Foreign Affairs Minister Nancy Tembo also praised Chakwera on how he is running the country.

She said the president is demonstrating his commitment as his administration has embarked on several development projects across the country and that there is no area which is being left out.

On his part, Jiya asked Chithyola Banda to ensure that roads in the area are fixed.

Some of the MCP Members of Parliament who showed up for the event include Mike Bango, George Zulu, Ulemu Msungama and Steve Baba Malondela.