2019/20 BUDGET STATEMENT
MOTION
1.

Madam Speaker, I beg to move that the estimates on

the Recurrent and Development Accounts for the 2019/20 Budget
of the Malawi Government be referred to the Committee of the
Whole house, to be considered vote by vote, and thereafter be
adopted.
INTRODUCTION
2.

Madam Speaker and Honourable Members, this is my

first Budget Statement ever since it pleased His Excellency the State
President of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter
Mutharika to appoint me as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning
and Development. Let me, therefore, take this opportunity to thank
His Excellency the State President for entrusting me with this
enormous responsibility which I do not take lightly. I undertake to
hold my office as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and
Development with honour and dignity to be a trusted and faithful
advisor and to perform the functions of my office meticulously and
to the best of my capability.
3.

Madam Speaker, let me also express my sincere

gratitude to the immediate past Minister of Finance, Economic
Planning and Development, Honourable Goodall Gondwe, who
applied his best efforts to achieve the macro-economic stability

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