Malawi govt rejects ‘sleepwalking’ into economic turmoil: Jappie says Mutharika in control

Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education Jappie Mhango had rejected claims by opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) that the country is sleepwalking into a failed state under the leadership of President Peter Mutharika.

Mutharika accused of not knowing what he is doing

Mutharika: MCP accuses Malawi leader that he does not know what he is doing 

Mhango, who is the official government spokesperson, said Mutharika is in control of the situation in the country and soon there will be economic growth .

MCP during a news conference held in Lilongwe accused Mutharika of sleepwalking in power while the country is facing huge challenges.

Party lawmakers o listed a litany of issues which the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration has lost control of, among them taking a large delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the time the country is facing a food deficit and has appealed for humanitarian assistance.

MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila said Malawi deserve a leader who is “visionary”, saying Mutharika is sleepwalking on job.

Kabwila pointed out that Malawi is facing economic crisis but the Mutharika administration are poverty deniers and the President “does not know what he is doing.”

The MCP spokeswoman cited the recent hiking of secondary school and tertiary education fees in public schools as well as the abolition of the Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) examinations as part of reforms of the parastatal, Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) as announced by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST).

Kabwila further described the fee hike as atrocious and a slap in the face of the poor as education will now be the preserve of the elite.

Malawi government should have abolished the subsidy on iron sheets and cement and invest the resources in education so that the poor should also have the same privileges as the rich, argued Kabwila.

However, government spokesman trashed the MCP comments, saying they are out of frustration after losing the May 20, 2014 Tripartite]elections.

Mhango said Mutharika is not sleepwalking but in total control “ and he has great plans for this control.”

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Chakwera is practicing old time type of politics,he is just trying to turnish peter’s image.inavailability of drugs in the hospital is because the same doctors steal the medics and sell to vendors.with this type of ur tougue instead of giving,had never thought u will at anytime in the near future or far have the chance to rule Malawi,peter is just doing it perfectly and in three years time, you,yourself will be shocked because the fruit of Dpp manifesto will be be in everyone’s hands even the same people that you are burning today with the sun and lied to in… Read more »
yampita
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its true he has completely faild checkout hs so called comunity college staff want to strike coz they havent been paid their salary arears wat a shame!!!!!

Wozisata
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Its time all Malawians woke up.Malawians will never gain anything with this indecisive clueless Pitala mbyofo mbyofo.He is just a time waster.Jappie Mhango gets paid for spreading lies like his idiot predecessor Nankumwa.Dpp and Pitala have totally failed Malawians.

levelheaded
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“So that the poor should have the same previlage as the rich; even that iron sheet subsidy is targeting the poor to narrow the gap with the rich. Kabwira you are running out of ideas day in out. Know that whatever we do and say everyday have a great influence in our lives physically and mentally. You are reducing yourself everyday from a college lecture to a kindergarten teacher.

Winston msowoya
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Malawians,please come to terms with realities and not stick to the 19 th century political adventurism that has tragically made us the laughing stock of our planet.Let us learn from our past political blunders that made our early leaders to inadvertently import a rogue leader ( Hastings Banda) who had no vision whatsoever as to where he could take our beloved mother Malawi.To rule or lead us as Malawians he forthwith embarked on a vicious personality cult which had no rival in the continent and eventually turned us into moving souls that made him our lifetime Mesiah.Yes,we have not yet… Read more »
Lindu
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in control of what? everything perhaps to make sure that nothing moves an inch. I learned recently that some government unit has an annual budget for operations less than one officers monthly salary.
Someone in control should see that nothing will change despite the defence in words. Can the reforms trust? look at this also in their extended term of office now to one year.

ALOSWEA
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Kkkkk now we want to try ,Ngoni,Tumbuka,Tonga or Nyatwusa on Presidency others have failed us guys 51yrs

Peter
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Chabwera and your people please wait for the next elections then we’ll hear you loud and clear but not now.

Robert Zingani
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Yes! Indeed Mutharika has great plans for Malawi,that is the reason we gave him power to lead us not chakwera he is not leader but noise maker! DPP! Boma! 2019 beyond blues

all-i-can-say
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It’s same as saying that it will snow in Malawi. Loosers.

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