Despite the country being badly hit by Covid-19, President Lazarus Chakwera is optimistic that his administration will deliver campaign promises they made to Malawians.
Chakwera, who was speaking last night in Lilongwe during his weekly national address on Covid-19, admitted that Coronavirus has negatively impacted the country’s economy.
“The local onslaught of the pandemic on our economy is terrible enough, but it is much worse when you consider the economic impact of the pandemic as a global phenomenon,” said Chakwera.
According to Chakwera, the Tonse Alliance administration is mindful of all the promises they relayed to Malawians and they are determined to carry through.
“But though we can rejoice that our political slavery has ended, we must now wisely navigate the economic wilderness we have entered if we are going to reach the promised land of a resilient and robust economy of shared prosperity,” said Chakwera.
The Malawi leader has since pleaded with people in the country to continue adhering to all Coronavirus precautionary measures if the country is to win the battle against the pandemic.
“And while we build this new Malawi, we will keep up the good fight against this pandemic, and it is a fight we will win.
“We will win by continuing to adhere to preventive measures so that new infections fall below a positivity rate of 5%, and we are nearly there, because this past week, the positivity rate was 8.4%,” said the Malawi leader.
Chakwera also disclosed that his administration has begun settling the K228.2 billion bill left by the previous Administration for goods and services rendered by Malawian businesses.