Leader of opposition and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has urged the DPP government to restrain from threatening citizens particularly against the Judicial staff who are currently withdrawing labour seeking salary increment.
Chakwera has since pushed all the blame to the Peter Mutharika government in the ongoing standoff on Judiciary and Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).
The leader of opposition described the government actions as ‘executive arrogance’ and has appealed for the initiation of dialogue.
“The threats and anger being expressed by the executive only displays pure executive arrogance. MCP believes in contact and dialogue and we are also asking government to take the same path, but not just negotiating anyhow but in good faith” Chakwera is quoted by the Daily Times.
According to the opposition leader, the prolonged judicial strike is punishing ordinary Malawians hence a need to end the impulse.
“MCP would have loved to see these disagreements resolved as of yesterday because we know that Malawians are paying a hard price by the prolonged strikes,” said Chakwera.
The judiciary strike has now gone into the 7th week while ACB staffs have been boycotting work for close to a month.
The staff defied the executive order to resume work or risk their offices sealed and their January perks with-held.