Lilongwe (Papious Liwonde, Malawi NewsNow)-Concerned Citizens are not in a reconciliatory mood as they plan on taking to the streets on March 10 to voice their displeasure with President Peter Mutharika’s leadership with the continued scarcity of food in the country as well as poor economy and bad governance.
Participants are calling for Mutharika to step down because of the economic upheaval he’s caused to the country.
Mr Billy Mayaya who is one of the organisers said the decision to demonstrate is due to government’s continued misinformation and lies on availability of food.
“We will match from Kamuzu Central Hospital round about to Parliament where the petition will be delivered to the parliamentary committee on agriculture, so that they take proper action on this matter. And we’ll continue to put pressure on government to have our concerns heard,” revealed Mayaya.
But government spokesperson, Jappie Mhango said the demonstration will be senseless because maize has been bought from Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi.
“ So to demonstrate that there is food scarcity, it’s something that doesn’t make sense,” Mhango said.
Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe told Parliament that government had authorised Admarc to purchase another 50 metric tonnes from Tanzania. On Friday, 44 trucks carrying 500 metric tonnes arrived in the country.