New Treasury Secretary Seen as Key to Fixing Malawi's Economy
"This development is welcomed as he has the capacity to play in the improvement of services delivery," said Ganda.
BLANTYRE, Malawi - The appointment of Dr. Betchani Tchereni as Malawi's new Secretary to the Treasury could help address the country's financial challenges, according to Gladys Ganda, chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee of Parliament, writes Cornelius Lupenga.
In an interview Friday with AfricaBrief, Ganda said Tchereni has long analyzed Malawi's economic developments and offered solutions to the many challenges the country faces due to poor macroeconomic management.
As committee chair, Ganda welcomed Tchereni's appointment and promised to work with him for Malawi's betterment.
"He now has a platform to implement his ideas and assist with the numerous problems from our decimal micro and macro economic management," she said.
Ganda also welcomed the return of Dr. MacDonald Mwale to the Reserve Bank of Malawi.
She expressed optimism that Mwale and other central bank officials will continue advising the government on monetary policy and take measures to address Malawi's shortage of foreign currency that is paralyzing international business for many citizens.
Tchereni was previously president of the Economic Association of Malawi and a lecturer at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences.
Ganda, who also represents Nsanje Lalanje in Parliament, said Tchereni and Mwale have the capacity to improve government services and play a role in turning around the economy.
She called their appointments another potential positive step toward addressing the country's challenges.