Government spokesperson and Minister of Information, Communications and Technology Nicholas Dausi has torn apart Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera recent statements blaming the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government for the socio-economic woes facing the country.
Chakwera has been on record saying the Peter Mutharika leadership lacks a vision to move Malawians out of problems such as drug shortages, lack of maize in Admarc markets and dwindling education standards.
However, government spokesperson s Dausi said the criticism is unfortunate and unfair.
Dausi said there is a lot that government is doing to resolve all the challenges facing Malawians.
“This is politics of inertia by Chakwera, mere political tantrums,” said Dausi.
However, Chakwera reiterated his recent criticism of Mutharika that he has failed Malawians and pointed at increased corruption within senior ranks of government and State owned enterprises such as Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera), Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) and Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) as more worrying.
“The allegations of links between members of Mutharika’s Cabinet and the mismanagement of K236 billion remains uninvestigated and the ministers in question continue to spend our taxes,” said Chakwera.
But Dausi said Chakwera, as leader of Opposition, should appreciate various initiatives government has employed to tackle corruption, hunger, water and electricity problems.
He said Chakwera should come forward with evidence on all corruption allegations.
Dausi said the opposition leader still harbours hatred to Mutharika because he lost elections to the president.
“Ask him to bring evidence, he will not because he (Chakwera) is saying this out of hate and anger for losing the election to the president. What he knows is to say the president has failed when the opposite is true,” he said.
In his year end speech, Mutharika told Malawians that 2017 would be a better year if people adhere to the principles of patriotism, integrity and hard work.
Meanwhile, MCP deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka has attacked the “morally bankrupt” arguments by Dausi.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :