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President Chakwera commended for honouring Dr Goodal Gondwe

Malawians in the country have commended Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera for his generosity and showing good heart for honouring Former Finance Minister Dr Goodall Gondwe.

Gondwe died on Wednesday and will be laid to rest on Saturday with full military honours. This is a great honour which tonly the President in his capacity as commander in chief of Malawi Defence Force (MDF) declares.

Malawi President is expected to pay his last respect today at 12: 30 PM.

“We are so grateful to the Malawi Head of state for the way how he has honoured Goodall Gondwe. This is so inspiring and President Chakwera has demonstrated true statesmanship,” says a businessman Alex Phiri.

Social media is also awash with messages commending President Chakwera for the guesture.

On Wednesday, President Chakwera expressed sadness over the demise of the former Finance Minister.

Chakwera described Gondwe as a dedicated servant of the nation.

“The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of former Minister of Finance Goodal


Gondwe. His dedicated service and contributions to our nation will forever be remembered. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. May his legacy continue to inspire us all,” he said.

Born Goodall Edward Gondwe, the former Minister during the DPP regime, was born December 1936.

Gondwe a Malawian economist served in cabinet as Minister of Finance on two occasions: from 2004 to 2009, and from 2014 to 2019.

He also served as Minister of Local Government from 2009 to 2010 and Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Affairs from 2011 to 2012.

Prior to coming to Malawi to join politics, Gondwe was director of the Africa Division of the International Monetary Fund. In the period leading up to his election as Member of Parliament, he served as the Chief Economic Advisor to President Bakili Muluzi.

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