LILONGWE (Tamanda Mwale, Malawi NewsNow) –Malawian President Prof Peter Mutharika has been told that instead of practising politics of castigation, he should focus on the challenges the country is facing and provide solutions.
“The most important thing is that the President should start transforming [the country] and not stand on the podium boasting of his wealth and castigating the opposition when we are holding him accountable,” says Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokeswoman Dr Jessie Kabwila.
“We have a lot to do in all sectors of the economy. We want him to act and not only talking, we are here for the lives of Malawians. We are waiting for the time he will start to deliver,” says Kabwila.
According to Kabwila, Mutharika’s failure to run state affairs was manifested in Parliament when he delivered the State of the Nation Address which she said was no better than the speech that was presented by Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera.
Speaking when he addressed a rally in Mangochi on Saturday, Mutharika trashed the opposition parties’ call for him to resign, saying they should give up the fight and join government in finding solutions to develop Malawi.
But Kabwila response is that if Mutharika says the opposiiton should give up, “what does he want us to do with all the mess he is causing to the country? There is even confusion on the government benches on whether to comment on his address because they are aware that it was substandard.
“When they are commenting in Parliament, they are dwelling more on what Chakwera said and not their President; so, based on what the opposition is doing, it is clear that we have the vision and want to help Malawians.”
MCP Deputy Publicity Secretary Ezekiel Ching’oma also isagreed with Mutharika’s suggestion that all political parties should join him in government, saying as MCP, they are already working with the Mutharika administration by offering him alternative solutions.
“We cannot all be yes bwana’s just like the way he wants us to be. If we all join them, the country will be worse than it is at the moment,” says Ching’oma.