Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister, I would ease down a gear on my insistence to have the State-owned Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) sold because there are lots of issues that need to be resolved.
Oh yes, if I were my man Goodall, I would realise that MSB belongs to the people and before it is disposed of, it is important that we get their views through parliamentarians.
If only I were the good ‘ole man that is Goodall, I would realise that the bank is owed of billions of kwacha and before it is disposed of, the debts must be settled.
How I wish I were the Minister of Finance because I would lend an ear to the loud cry from the bank’s employees that procedures for the sale of the bank have been flouted and if government sticks to its guns, there could be far reaching consequences.
I would realise if I were GG that my insistence to sell the bank has the potential to create suspicion—that there is something that government is hiding and hence; the desperation to sell the financial institution.
I would also give in to the suggestion that government appoints an independent body to evaluate the bank so that the nation understands its real value.
That is if only I were GG.