BLANTYERE (Sergio Genti, Malawi NewsNow)- Outspoken Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) executive director John Kapito cautioned President Peter Mutharika to stop going to town boosting he does not have problems when Malawians are suffering describing such statements as a betrayal.
Insensitive President Mutharika took this ‘Nilibe Pulobulemu’ arrogance when he told Malawians that: “I personally have no problem and those who have problems can hang.”
Speaking on Thursday in Blantyre during a peaceful march held in commemoration of the World Consumer Rights Day, Kapito challenged Mutharika to come forward and address various challenges the nation is facing or accept failure and step down.
Kapito said Malawians are going through “hardships.”
“ There is hunger in this country, no medicine in hospitals, young people are jobless ,” he lamented.
He said President Mutharika when he was campaigning for presidency he said his problem was to end poverty of Malawians.
“Now that he has solved his problem by ending his poverty, what we are saying is he has to deal with our problems and he must deal with our poverty too,” said Kapito.
Kapito also said President Mutharika to sack his entire 20 member cabinet, saying they were incompetent ministers as recently graded by Sunday Times newspaper.
“Those ministers have failed the President and the best way is reshuffle,” said Kapito.
He said Mutharika is failing because his team of ministers is full of failures – the likes of George Chaponda, Henry Mussa, Joseph Mwanamvekha, Jappie Mhango, Kondwani Nankhumwa, Atupele Muluzi, Bright Msaka, Jean Kalilani.
Kapito also said Malawi needs an opposition leadership that stands to represent the poor especially in Parliament.