I dedicated my time exclusively to one major issue affecting Malawians: the economy,”
By Malawi Exclusive
President Lazarus Chakwera spent his day working in his office at the Capital Hill in Lilongwe on Tuesday.
According to information published on his official Facebook page, President Chakwera dedicated his time exclusively on the issue of the economy.
“I dedicated my time exclusively to one major issue affecting Malawians: the economy,” reads part of the statement.
The Malawian leader also revealed that later in the day he held a meeting with the Vice President Saulos Chilima who appraised him on his visit to the United States of America where he was delegated to make to make the follow up on the progress Malawi has made since the president met the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF)
“Towards the end I met the Vice President, Right Honourable Dr Saulos Chilima to exchange notes on how to align the progress I made on charting a recovery path for Malawi when I met the International Monetary Fund Managing Director in the USA two months ago and the progress and the progress the Vice President himself made in lobbying for support for the that recovery plan when I met the International Development Finance Corporation’s CEO in the USA two weeks ago,” he wrote.
The President said he has invited Chilima to join him for a meeting that he will convene on Wednesday with the Minister of Finance and the Reserve Bank Governor where they are expected to make further inroads on designing solutions being faced by the economy and draw a program for the visit by a team of from the IMF which is jetting in the country later this month.
President Chakwera who was pictured with his Vice reaffirmed his comment towards injecting life in the struggling economy. He promised that his government will put in place measures that will bring about the economic recovery.
“There is no medicine my administration is not prepared to administer to Malawi’s ailing economy in order to bring about long term recovery plan, even if it means swallowing some bitter pills in the short term” pledged the President.
He also met administrators at the Presidential Delivery Unit which he established last year to deal away with persistent bottlenecks that hinder efficient service delivery and implementation of infrastructure projects.