2 CSO crucial ultimatums on Mutharika expire

President Peter Mutharika faces unspecified action after Friday, November 27 when two crucial civil society organisations issued ultimatums to him expire.

Bamusi: No raw deal

Bamusi: No raw deal

In one of the ultimatums, the civil society groups want the President to step down because they claim he has failed to steer the country out of economic turmoil and that he has been extravagant with public resources citing his 106 entourage to the UN which included his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadres and some chiefs irrelevant to the general assembly.

They also accuse him of being insensitive to the Malawi economic situation and extravagant through the chartering of presidential jets.

Billy Mayaya, one of the CSO leaders who signed the ultimatum told Madziko radio station the CSOs would meet to decide the next course of action if the President fails to respond by Friday.

“I cannot say what we will do, we will have to meet and make a decision,” he told the radio station this week.

Mutharika, who chairs cabinet meetings, also faces another ultimatum, to have the Access Information Bill tabled in parliament by Friday, November 27.

Citizen Alliance, an umbrella body of some of the vocal civil right groups handed down the ultimatum, threatening an unspecified action if the demand was not met.

The alliance says it is tired with lies, contradictions, misinformation and false promises on the bill.

Minister of Information Jappie Mhango, who had assured the nation that the bill would be tabled in parliament said the cabinet had sent it back to the cabinet’s legal committee, claiming there were inconsistencies in the bill, a claim trashed by media watchdog Misa-Malawi chairman Thom Khanje.

And the powerful media owners in Malawi argue that the draft bill was scrutinised carefully by experts and fear the government is bent to doctor it to suit its own agenda as it has done with the communications bill.

Presidential advisor on civil society groups and non government organisations Mabvuto Bamusi on Friday came out fire fighting, urging CSOs and the media to be patient, claiming President Mutharika and his administration want the bill passed in parliament.

He said the government does not want to give Malawians a raw deal.

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Winston msowoya
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Bravo commentators.We shall be there without doubts patriotic Malawians.It is absolutely correct that by catapulting the two evils into power on merits of ethnicity,Malawians have committed very grave crime against their own human decorum.Muluzi’s first term administration was not that bad,but his second term was a mixture of corruption and lack of vision that led him to campaign for Bingu,a fellow Southerner sidelining experienced and brilliant late Aleke Kadonapani Banda and a rising star Chimunthu Banda.However,JB was not that bad taking into account her short period in the helm.So the genesis of our current predicament,is the excursionist type of leadership… Read more »
kazionere wanunkha
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It shows that other people they just comment without base. They are like mental disturbed people who hate every policeman, Jesus, every president, bishops, reverends and any other popular person. They just rushing in news paper and any other media to comment for what they can not afford if they can be given a chance. President is trying its best to change this country into the betterment of the people but unsteady of helping him it is a talk of today. What do you him to do so that you can see that he is doing fine. Mukufuna kuti asegure… Read more »
choka phiri
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You made him. It was even better with JB. Why complaning. The man has NO idea how tog rulle a nation. He wanted so badly to be a president that He gave up green Card Who will do that. Green, thief ord power hungry.

The Patriot
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The Mutharika brand which was chosen by the Muluzi brand has done nothing for this country! Verily verily I say unto you all, that Malawi was a better place before the Mutharikas entered the scene. It will be as such until the Mutharika brand keaves the scene. After a Mutharika left the throne in 2012, things changed for the better. Now Malawians should brace themselves for very tough times until APM leaves Nsanjika!!!

James kotoki
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Tired of this nonsense,Muthalika woos investors it’s now over a year since we started hearing this and we don’t see the investors.rubbish

Prince Edward rsa
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Anthu akumalawi mituyanu ndiyowola eti, pitala ndi president wabwino? munthu wogwirabwino mutu wache ndithu ku backila muthalika zoona? Will he change the country for the betterment of ordinary malawians, i feel very sorry for malawians in the village.

Prince Edward rsa
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We are behind you please push harder this idiot will make malawi like zimbabwe imagine after 5years malawi will be a misery.

m2
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Become objective else you are fast becoming useless features in this society!

m2
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Za ziii! Nde mupanga chani? Dull minds leading CSOs who don’t even know how to engage with issues. Malawi and Malawians are very awake and know what they want. Mayaya or no Mayaya, life goes on. CEDEP kaya kopanda CEDEP, life goes on without mathanyula, so is Mtumbuka Mtambo. Become objective else you are fast becoming useless features in this society!

Khemuche
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CSOs are a laughing stock. No tangible agenda at all but simply good at derailing development. Do you know how German-Jews stabed-in-the-back of the country Germany for Germany to loose the first world war in 1918? Likewise, Malawian-Tumbukas stab-in-the-back of the country Malawi for Malawi to loose focus and world support which are needed so much for development. Atumbuka ndianthu opanda khalidwe, osakonda dziko lawo just like Jews in Germany. Watch tumbukas out with a mature mind and you will see the back-stabing I am talking about. They steal at capital hill like no other. They employ only themselves. And… Read more »
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