The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) reported a K 51billion profit for the year ending 2021 as the government owned institution expected to pay treasury a K20 billion dividend.
It means the bank’s profit dropped 17.8 percent from 2020 when it recorded K62 billion.
According to its financial statements co-signed by governor Wilson Banda, Covid-19 affected domestic vender supply chain which pressured foreign reserves as imports grew 5.9percent to $ 870.6million.
Last year, RBM board declaired a K30billion dividend to government, which controls 100 percent shareholding.
Commercial banks have also reported supernormal profits both for the 2021 financial year and 2022 H1.