LILONGWE (Papious Liwonde, Malawi NewsNow) –Malawi’s top actor, activist and administrator Michael Usi has asked President Peter Mutharika and his cabinet to admit that they have failed Malawians hence the need to seriously accept the reality on the ground and accomodate suggestions and strategies from meaningful people in the society with a common goal of serving the nation which is currently in serious economic turmoil.
Usi was speaking on Sunday at a presser he organised ‘in his capacity as a Malawian citizen at the Golden Peacock Hotel in the Capital Lilongwe.
“My plea to the president himself is that let us swallow the pride and admit things are tough and ask for help, we are there to help without demanding anything even allowances,” said Usi.
Usi said Malawians are suffering all over the country but the government is failing to come up with strategies to serve the situation.
Commenting on the hunger crisis, Usi advised the president to bring back ‘Feed the Nation Initiative’ like what his late brothe Bingu wa Mutharika did in 2005 when Malawi faced a similar situation.
Usi who was amongst the members of the Feed the Nation Initiative committee chaired by retired Chief Justice Richard said the committee should consist of technorats who are not politically inspired.
“We are ready to work as volunteers with the help from government to serve our nation. Together we can make it” said Usi.
He also blamed the current administration for deliberately delaying to enacting the Acces To Information (ATI) Bill.
“ATI is not just like any other bill, it is a very important bill that will enable as as citizens to dig deeper on who did what and why? My plea to the president and his cabinet is that they shoul not castrate ATI bill” pleaded Usi.
According to Usi, several means have been used to meet the president and relevant top government officials to share his suggestions he believe can serve the nation but he has been given a deaf ear.
Meanwhile, Usi said his expectation is that the president will take the issue of Feed the Nation seriously and the enactment of the ATI bill for the good of the nation.
Malawians are currently going through tough times as they are unable to access maize in Admarc depots.
Few weeks ago, Agriculture Minister came under fire for his comments advising Malawians to take one meal at a day to serve the little food they have.