Malawi anti-govt protests to go ahead- CSOs

Malawi civil-society groups are determined to go ahead with their planned anti-government peaceful demonstrations on Tuesday January 13, 2015 and have disowned a statement claiming they have been postponed.

Pagonachi Mtambo:   We will be in the streets

Pagonachi Mtambo: We will be in the streets

The demonstrations  spokesman Timothy Pagonachi Mtambo , the executive director of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), said there is “propaganda” claiming the demonstrations have been cancelled, saying they are going ahead with streets protests.

“We would like to dismiss the press statement being circulated stating that CSOs have cancelled [Tuesday, January 14] demonstrations. The statement, being circulated, has not been authored and signed by the concerned institutions,” said Pagonachi Mtambo.

“This is cheap propaganda aimed at frustrating our efforts for a better Malawi. Tomorrow’s demonstrations are going on as planned and all details we  circulated today remain intact,” Mtambo told Nyasa Times on Monday evening.

The street protests targets the country’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika whose Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) is being accused of bulldozing its way to get a K5 million grant from the National Aids Commission (NAC).

Other body targeted are the tribal grouping Mulhakho wa Alhomwe whose patron is the country’s President Arthur Peter Mutharika. The grouping is also said to have benefitted from NAC finds.

Apart from BEAM the activists have included deteriorating state of governance and socio-economic living conditions in Malawi as part of their petition to government.

Demo routes

The following are the routes agreed by both CSOs and Malawi Police Service for the demonstrations:

LILONGWE: Kamuzu Central Hospital Roundabout via Lingadzi Roundabout via NAC offices via Parliament then deliver the petition at the Civic Offices.

MZUZU: Katoto via Mzuzu Clock Tower via Mzuzu High Court roundabout and then deliver the petition at Civic offices;

ZOMBA: Community ground via Mponda School then Zomba district assembly to deliver the petition;

KARONGA: Karonga roundabout then direct to Karonga district assembly to deliver the petition;

BLANTYRE: Upper Stadium via High Way and then deliver the petition at the CIVIC Offices.

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musisipala
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Mtambo, we have had such characters b4 and anded up like window curtains. But why always the northernrs?.Overty

Kangaroooo!!!
Guest

Uyu mumati mtamboyu z planning to stand for presidential candidate cha pompano tikuona mfana….

Kangaroooo!!!
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Mwarinyu murima peeeeeeee!!!!!!

Malawi
Guest

Malawi does not need demos. We need prayers. Please Malawi Leaders, organise Nation Prayers. Lets us unite and forget our political differences. Malawi is our Country. Let us forgive one another and walk in love. God answers prayers. I know people are praying but where thwre is unity God commands a blessing. God bless Malawi.

fofo
Guest

Please change mtambos photo
This one annoys me

zolo
Guest

Iwe Mtambo, bwanji kodi ziphuphuzo kumasoko? sungangogula jalibu kuti akuchotse nyansi zimenezo? Osachita manyazi ndi ziphuphuzo kutha mapulaitu okonzera nkhope ngati gulo bwanji?

jabesi
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Wagwa nayotu Mtambo kunsewu kungopita atumbuka anzako 6 okha basi. Tidakuuza kuti ife sitikuthandizira demo imeneyi chifukwa t was politically motivated. Ikadakhala yofaitila mtundu wonse wa a Malawi tikadati tili m’mbuyomo koma titatha kuona kuti ndi atumbuka, tidangoti anthu oyerekedwawa ife ayi kuwathandiza. Kwa mfumu KYUNGU kokha timayamika chifukwa akamapereka mfundo sayang’ana mtundu ayi koma chilungamo basi.

MSENA
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AFANADZO,MATAMA AKULUWA.NAPOLO ANGOWAKOKOLOLA TAWAIWALEPO.ARA

Marioshona man
Guest

M’mene akuonekera Mtambo chamba chili bo bo bo. Asilikali tamutoleni ameneyu asasocheretse Amalawi

effie
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we are worrying za mvula pano ndidzipitanso kunseu,atsogo muyenda nokha mutiuza mwayenda bwanji,ttikukolopa madzi mmanyumbamu .pepani mupitako nokha ndithu

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