By Cedric Nkungula
President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to finding a long lasting solution to the country’s economy which has been hit hard by the effects of Covid – 19, among others.
It is against this background that Chakwera on Tuesday left the comfort of his official home Kamuzu Palace and spent the whole day at Capital Hill, the seat of government business in Lilongwe to come up with solutions to major economic challenges affecting the country.
Updating Malawians through his Facebook page, Chakwera said he held a meeting with Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima where they shared notes how to align progress made on charting a recovery path for the country’s economy.
“I held a meeting with Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima to exchange notes on how to align the progress I made on charting a recovery path for Malawi when I met the International Monetory Fund’s (IMF) Managing Director in the USA two months ago and the progress the vice president himself made in lobbying for support for that recovery plan when he met the International Development Finance Corporation’s CEO in the USA two weeks ago,” said the president.
The statement further revealed that he has invited the vice president tomorrow to join him in his regular meeting with minister of finance and governor of the reserve Bank to make further progress on designing solutions for the problems in the economy as well as preparing for IMF visit coming up later this month.
The president said he also met Colleen Zamba who oversees the operations of presidential delivery unit and gave her instructions for conducting a series of delivery labs next month that are focused on removing existing bottlenecks hindering implementation of investments and the growth of business in the private sector.
“There is no medicine my administration is not prepared to administer to Malawi’s ailing economy in the long term, even if it means swallowing some bitter pills in the short term,” added the statement.