Special advisor to the President on non-governmental organisations and civil society, Mavuto Bamusi, has accused the Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) of being “childish” by attacking President Peter Mutharika’s attitude on October 8 during a news conference.
Mutharika has attracted criticism for uttering words such as ‘ng’we, ng’we, ng’we’, ‘stupid’, ‘nonsense’ and also banged a table while responding to growing criticism of his alleged bloated delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) amid a crumbling economy.
Over 16 key civil society organisations under the Civic and Political Space Platform (CPSP) through its chairperson Moses Mkandawire advised President Mutharika to watch his tongue and control his emotions to blend in Malawians’ sufferings.
But Bamusi said the CSOs should have established what led the President to be emotional.
“The President is ready to listen to people’s concerns, but not lies that the CSOs and other political parties were propagating.
“CSOs are being immature. They are taking a childish approach. CSOs in Malawi need to mature. Malawians were being fed with lies and the President could not tolerate that. The CSOs have to be responsible,” said Bamusi as quoted in the press.
The Civic and Political Space Platform insists that Malawians have the right to hold leaders accountable and demand their rights.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :