Kapito faults opposition over economic turmoil: Leads consumer rights demo in Malawi

Consumer Association of Malawi (Cama) on Thursday organised a peaceful march in commemoration of the World Consumer Rights Day and Cama executive director John Kapito led the gathering in Blantyre accusing opposition political parties, saying they have failed to offer alternative solutions to the current economic and social problems facing poor Malawians.

Kapito leads the march for consumer rights in Blantyre

Kapito leads the march for consumer rights in Blantyre

Kapito and a group of people taking part in the march

Kapito and a group of people taking part in the march

Cama held a march in regards to World Consumer Rights Day from Blantyre Old Town Hall through highway to Chichiri Shopping Mall round about back to Blantyre.

“The opposition parties are clueless and visionless. The opposition has never provided the poor with alternatives shadow-budget and national programmes.

“The opposition leadership is full of people from one tribe. The opposition has failed to represent  the interests of the poor in Parliament,” said outspoken Kapito.

He also said the main opposition party [Malawi Congress Party (MCP)] has prioritized mourning for its failure to the past elections rather than assisting poor Malawians.

Kapito further alleged is shrouded with corrupt practices that have diminished the support of the poor.

“The oppositionis greedy for power while offering nothing for the benefit of the poor,” said Kapito.

He also faulted government for failing to operationalize the Consumer Protection  law thereby creating poverty amongst Malawians.

According to him, poor people are dying of hunger due to lack of vision by the country’s  leadership.

“Give us the maize now not promises. Poor people are spending days and nights on long queues for maize at empty Admarc depots.

“Poor people are failing to access health services including food in public hospitals. We demand to the know the culprits who embezzled K577 billion of tje poor’s money,” said Kapito.

He also said there is rampant corruption amongst Cabinet Ministers and some senior government officials and ruling party officials.

Kapito then asked President  Peter Mutharika  to reshuffle his Cabinet and fire incompetent Ministers.

“Cabinet Ministers and advisors are misleading the President on how to run the affairs  of the country.

“Government should have an open – door policy to accommodate those that support or criticize its policies,” said Kapito.

He therefore said it was high time Malawians started demanding their rights from duty bearers, hence ‘Poor Lives Matter Campaign’.

The campaign is aimed are encouraging Malawians to start speaking against rampant economic and social injustices.

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6 months 1 day ago

People lets work together to develop our country

Dr Manga
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6 months 2 days ago

MR KAPITO WHY ARE SPOILING YOUR ONCE GOOD REPUTATION BECAUSE OF MONEY ????
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HEARD AN ACTIVIST BLAMING OPPOSITION FOR ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF OUR COUNTRY ?

CAN YOU LEARN FROM RAFIQ HAJAT.HE NEVER MAKES USELESS NOISE.

OUR OPPOSITION MPS HAVE OFFERED POSITIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE GOVT. THE LIKES OF JULIANA LUNGUZI AND OTHERS HAVE ALWAYS ADVISED GOVT ON ISSUES.

ARE YOU IN MALAWI OR WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH YOU KAPITO????????????

Sibweni
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6 months 2 days ago
Mr kapito you’re useless to human right activists now, coz u just do things in favour of the government side nd the rich. You can even see the number of pipo who went for matching seems to be forced, coz the points u raised to accuse the oppositions are not confident to what they are doing. This shows me that ur doing things to buy favour from rulling party and fill ur pocket with ndalama za amphawi. Remember ”mnyumba ya mwini saotcheramo mbewa” opposition parties are always tlking real things about malawian are facing but bcoz of politics, the rulling… Read more »
Zilani
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Zilani
6 months 3 days ago
John Kapito got it all wrong. All along the opposition has been offering solutions on alternative ways of doing things but the DPP govt is ARROGANT and doesn’t want to listen. How does the opposition do it? For example, DPP was told to go for universal subsidies in agriculture, nothing was done. John should have known by now that the DPP cherishes chaos it creates in order to rip malawians. John, are you aware that the DPP is planning to build a banqueting hall while malawians are reeling with hunger? John, are you aware that the education budget was reduce… Read more »
Professor Wakumpoto
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Professor Wakumpoto
6 months 3 days ago
Aliyense akutaya nthawi kutukwana on this post alibe umunthu. I think Mr Kapito, you are one of a few reasonable and intelligent Malawians who have the interest of the country at heart. You are impartial, you approach issues with facts. You diagnose the disease and attempt to treat the disease not only the symptoms. I for once agree with your approach here. If the opposition were to take come into power (what ever that is supposed to mean), the situation will be reversed the ‘new opposition’ will also be wasting time with campaigning and mudslinging instead of providing tangible solutions.… Read more »
Kenkkk
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Kenkkk
6 months 3 days ago
World consumer rights day but you have turned it into a political rally for bashing the opposition. Just look at the placards placed at the forefront more prominently bashing the opposition. Is this a consumer rights rally? I suppose you told the govt in advance that the opposition will be bashed as well, hence they allowed you to have your own rally free from panga wielding dpp thugs. That was the trade off between you and the govt, that you have also to criticize the opposition on your rally not just the govt. Dpp has bribed you kapito. I always… Read more »
Chipiliro k Banda
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Chipiliro k Banda
6 months 3 days ago

Much as we appreciate his endeavour to make de dem neutral, Mr Kapito needs to be taught On de capacity de opp parties have to bring about change in a country like tis. He mast know dat de big prayer in developing a nation is de Gvt in power. He mast also bring into his senses de Opp parties efforts to make tis gvt to rescue de masses Only dat all went to de deaf ear of de regime.

Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
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Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
6 months 3 days ago
I am often impressed with Mr Kapito’s tactics and strategies. And, look at at the turn out! Surpassing the other NGOs, when they call for demos, usually unadvisedly. They must wonder how he’s able to pull in massive crowds, like this, when all they get is to march with ten people, including their office workers … and Kabwila! He diagnoses and then zeros in on the problem. And hammers the culprits: and they actually do listen, because they know he has a broad and strong following, all over the country. …and oh! I forgot: he’s unbiased. Read and re-read his… Read more »
Brown
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Brown
6 months 3 days ago

A kapito Nzeru zatha? Apa ndiye mukungowuwa ngati galu othawa chithunzi chake. AaAA mwatani inu? Opposition ikugwira ntchito mosalekeza inu ndiye muziti palibe akuchita? Ndimakudalirani a Kapito koma mmmm ayi ndithu mwalankhula ngati munthu wozelezeka. pemphani retirement mukapume mwantendere chifukwatu tsikulina mudzanyula maliro a weni.

Steven Maulidi
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Steven Maulidi
6 months 3 days ago

Kapito is very right and objective. This is the way to go don’t just look upon one side. He has pointed out all their grey areas.

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