Malawi rights groups threaten mass protests over economic crisis

Malawi prominent rights groups have vowed to stage mass street protests against the administration of President Peter Mutharika if they fail to provide convincing answers for the economic turmoil facing the country.

Mtambo:  We will go in the streets

Mtambo: We will go in the streets

The Kwacha currency continues to be weakening as it is trading at about 520 to the dollar, down from 410 in September.

Prices of goods and services have started rising. Private traders have increased the price for Malawi’s main food crop, maize.   Recently, the immigration department tripled the cost of processing Malawi passports with 320 percent.

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority has attributed its recent 6 percent increase in the price of fuel to the kwacha’s depreciation.

The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Centre for Development (Cedep) have called on Mutharika government to “stop punishing few hard working Malawians through punitive taxes and newly introduced fees such as for passport and other Immigration permits.”

“We demand nothing less than a thorough explanation on what is happening with our economy. The kwacha is falling, fuel prices have gone up, so too are basic commodities, and government has unreasonably increased passport fees and Immigration permits,” said CHRR executive director Timothy Mtambo as quoted in Nation on Sunday.

He added: “How can you explain or justify an increment of a passport from K15 000 to K48 000? This is cruelty of the highest order and denying Malawians services they deserve. We demand a convincing explanation or we are ready to mobilise Malawians for protests.”

Cedep executive director Gift Trapence said Mutharika government “should not take citizens’ patience for naivety”, saying  Malawians  have a right to information.

“We have to know what is going on. Government has a lot of explaining to do,”  he said.

Minister of Information and Civic Education Kondwani Nankhumwa said government has never hidden the fact that the nation is in  dire state of the economy

Nankhuwa said  “street protest may not resolve the problems”.

He said “economy issues are difficult to understand and if the dissemination of such information is not carefully handled, we may just end up scaring people.”

In its latest report, the country’s leading financial advisory firm, Nico Asset Managers, predicted the kwacha will continue to depreciate until February of next year.

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92 thoughts on “Malawi rights groups threaten mass protests over economic crisis”

  1. It is really true that our country is in difficulty situations but this is not a reason to hide the information to Malawians. Economic issues and human rights issues are interdependent if sound economy of the country is going to be realized. So respect the right to information by giving the Malawians meaningful ideas before changing the price of any goods and services.

  2. peter says:

    Paja Mapwiya che Peter Mtharika amati dzinthu zakwera mtengo nthawi imene Amai a malamula. Nanga lero zatani? Mumati dzinthu dzidzasisidwa mitengo ,Nanga lero zatani? Mumati mzimayi sakuyendasa bwino boma Nanga lero zatani? Mumati nchere wenweniomweu wakwera mtengo nanga zatani

  3. Vikhumbo says:

    Dadaboma,kno that God will punish with your JB,alady gaga,avampare is always trouble make so if you are backing her you will facethe consquence of cheat.Take care

  4. Chemwali chimwebe says:

    Ankati zinthu zitsika, aziona lero. Chili kwa mzako chigwirecnyanga. Munthu unankanika u minister ali mphechepheche mwa mkulu wake, nanji lero ali ndi wa ma units, Saulosi, tiziona.

  5. chinkombaleza gumanyundogowa says:

    Empty tin makes a lot of noise. come up with ideas that you can sell to the government then we can support you. what you know Is protest. You can change he situation by sellin more abroad. kudalira zolandira basi

  6. kkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Malawians look at these faces spearheading mass protests. Mtambo and others. We the International Community, need constructive criticsms from you. Come up with innovative ideas to develop your country. Don’t be cheated by your stupid woman.
    Malawians, ignore these dull faces !!!!

  7. Odandaula says:

    zoonadi zikuchitikazi ndi kupha kusatiganizira Ife ndiye ndalama tidzizitenga kuti chirichonse chakwera Water bills,Power bills,Groceries,Passports,Driving licences,Fuel,and what have u.

  8. KINGS says:

    Home grown policies and intensifying local made products with aim of export can help heal our economy. Mtambo and Trapence offer advice before criticism. Who told you activism is all about noise and offer no solutions, what an old African school of thought. Attach your discontentment with advice.

    Mtambo which school did you go to? how long was your induction with Undule? go back and ask him for some books instead of loitering and boozing around!!!!!!!!!

  9. nyekhulira says:

    I am just waiting for the big day….tidzavale bwanji?

  10. nyekhulira says:

    I am just waiting for the big day

  11. CHAPONDA WODANA NDI ATUMBUKA says:

    We are ready fro demonstration, we will not vacate the streets until APM wakuba goes out of office. Nayoni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tiyeni tonse pansewu!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Frank Hara says:

    We are ready for the demos.

  13. Myself I am very happy to see such things happening in malawi reason Malawian you are stupid you have to rip what you sawed if you have any hope with DPP muyiwale mabvuto akubwera apa simunafikepo munena you are still eating leftovers. Today inunomwe telling us tizikayenda mmiseu lero mupita noka mukakumane ndi mifuti.

  14. Che Spindulo says:

    APM, the most clueless, most inept, most incapable, most hopeless president Malawi has ever had . I have heard even some of his closest aides whisper to each other that “Gentlemen, apa ndiye we goofed big time”. The problem is, are Malawians prepared to be with this mbutuma for 5 whole years?

  15. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    The Mutharikas and Lomwes have failed us big time guys…….we are tired of these monsters………we need Bokoharam style now!

  16. Gimbogo says:

    Wanya nalo dziko Pitala paja Bakili ananena kuti kulamulira dziko simasewera apanchenga ayi ndiye wina amayesa tchopa sunati

  17. Fathara says:

    TIPEPHELE: Zikomo AMBUYE powawonesa a MALAWI kuti ndinu MULUNGU wathu wokonda MALAWI. ONANI AMBUYE ANTHU BINGU ATAMWALILA ANKAYESA KUTI DPP MWAYITEMBELELA, IWO NAMAYESA KUTI INU MULUNGU MUMAGANIZA NGATI IWO. AMBUYE CHIMENE MUNKAFUNA KUWAWONESA NDI CHAKUTI MAGANIZO AWO SIMAGANIZO ANU ATATE. LELO DPP SIMENE MWAYIBWEZELA MU BOMA MU ZIKOMO AMBUYE. AMBUYE INUTU SIMUCHEDWA, SIMUFULUMILA. MAPLANI ANU SIMAPLANI ANTHU, MAGANIZO ATHU SIMAGANIZO ANU AMBUYE NDIPO TIKUZIWA KUTI MALAWI AKUYENDA MUMA PLANI ANU. AMBUYE TIKUZIWA KUTI SATANA AKUYESESA KUPANGA MOTHEKELA KUTI PETER ALEPHELE KUYENDESA ZIKO, KOMA AMBUYE SATANA NDIWOLEPHELA. AMBUYE TIKUZIWA KUTI MALAWI KUZELA MWA TUMIKI WANU PETER MAVUTO ONSE ATHA NDIPO SATANA ACHITA MANYAZI. AMBUYE NDINU MULUNGU WATHU WAMOYO, NDIPO KUZELA MWA PETER MALAWI ALI NDISOGOLO LOWALA. AMBUYE KUFUNA KWANU KUCHITIDWE, ZONSEZI TIKUSIYA MMANJA MWA MWANA WANU AMENE ANATIFELA PA NTANDA YESU MPULUMUSI WATHU ZINALAKE LIKWEZEKE AMEN.

    1. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

      Dikila mkulu Mulungu simunthu amukanthaula che Petala posachedwa apa!

  18. mtumbuka okuda ndi usinini. Omwe says:

    Mtumbuka! Ngati pali mtundu wa anthu a nsanje pa malawi ndiye a mtumbuka. Ndipo mitundu inayi ikanati naitero malawi lero ali pa ziwawa. Kuyambira nthawi ya Kamuzu mpaka lero mtumbuka ndi muthu okanika, kuzikonda,tsakho. Mukabwera kumwera kuno simafuna kubweleranso kwanu kuti mukaone azibale anu, mpaka zaka zisanu ndi zitatu.

    1. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

      alomwe nde opanda nzeru, chifukwa chake kuyankhula kumakuvutani, kaya chifukwa chothawa nkhondo ku Mozambique kaya?

  19. Angozo says:

    Nonse mukunena kuti APM ndi wa satanic ndinu opusa ndipo ndinu anthu opanda nzeru, palibe utsogoleri umene umachitika ndi ndi mphamvu ya satana ayi, amene mukunena choncho ndinu mbuli zeni zeni ndipo mawu a Mulungu simuwadziwa.

  20. Omex70 says:

    I we FATHARA, or whatever you call yourself, ndiwe munthu womvetsa chisono. You want to defend something which can not be defended easily. Wake up and think out of the box otherwise you are just showing your ignorance.

  21. Fathara says:

    KODITU MULUNGU SI NTUMBUKA. NGATI MUMAGANIZA KUTI MULUNGU AZIGANIZA NGATI NTUMBUKA NDIYE MWAGWA NAYO. NDIKATI NDIKUWUZE WAMUTHALIKA FAMILY NDI FAMILY YOKHAYO IMAFUNILA ZABWINO ZA A MALAWI. NTHAWI YA BAKILI A MALAWI ANAPEPHELA KWA MULUNGU KUTI MULUNGU APASE NSOGOLELI, NTHAWI IMENEYO A MALAWI ANKAFUNA CHAKWAMBA. KOMA MULUNGU ANASAKHA BINGU NSOGOLELI EMWEYO WA UDF AMENE SIMUMAMUFUNAYO. MULUNGU MAPLANI AKE SIYA CHITUMBUKA. BINGU ANALAMULA BWINO OSATI MASEWELA. CHIMENE BINGU SINDIZASIYA KUMUTHOKOZA NDI KUTHESA CHINYENGO CHIMENE ATUMBUKA AMACHITILA KWA NTUNDU WA MALAWI POWAPHYANYILA UFULU WAWO WA SCHOOL KUMA KOLEGI. ZIKO LINKAWONEKA NGATI MWANA WANZELU NDI MWANA WA CHITUMBUKA, PAMENE NGATISO PALI ANTHU OPANDA NZELU NDIYE A TUMBUKA. NDIYE MULUNGU ANATUMIZA BINGU KUTI AKAWOMBOLE A MALAWI PACHIPHINJO CHIMENECHO, LELO ANA WONSE ACHI MALAWI ALI NDI MWAYI OPITA KUKAPHUZILA KUMA KOLEJI KUCHOKELA KU NSANJE MPAKANA KU CHITIPA NDIPO SIZIZASITHANSO MPAKA KALEKALE. MULUNGU ANALOLA KUTI BINGU AMWALILE KUTI AKUWONESENI KUTI MULUNGU SI NTUMBUKA. PANAKHALA JOYCE NDI KHUMBO, BWANJI ZIMENE ATUMBUKA ZIMENE MUNACHITA PAMOZI NDI JOYCE KUBA KOKHAKOKHA. LELO AKUVUTIKA NAZO NDI PETER, KOMA POTI NDI MULUNGU AMENE WAMUYIKA PETER PA MPANDO ZONSE ZIKHALABWINO, YEMBEKEZANI MUWONA KUTI MULUNGU WATHU YESU NDIWAMOYO.

    1. ahoyi says:

      you are the most stupid person in this country.atumbuka anakulakwira chani! mapwala ako wamva! mbuzi!

  22. Lino says:

    Stealing of MK 95 b now backfires. Ruling party muphwisa nalo dziko musanati. Msika wa fodya wangotha kumene koma mpaka K520/ dollar. We are in danger. I dont how life will be by February 2015. Most interesting thing is that the pains will not only for the people from the centre and the north. We will all sink because of two cashgates (DPP and PP)

  23. crispen kandido says:

    AND THEY WILL CHANGE THE NATIONAL FLAG AGAIN
    THE DRIVERS LICENCE
    AND CHANGE THE ‘ZOMBA’ DISTRICT NAME TO ‘SOMBA’ SO THAT THEY ACCUMULATE AS MUCH REVENUE FOR CASGATES

    AND SADLY OR HAPPILY THE UNEDUCATED WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND GOVT TRICKS

  24. crispen kandido says:

    AND THEN THEY WANT TO CHANGE THE PASSPORTS AGAIN SO THAT MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF MALAWIANS SHOULD APPLY FOR NEW PASSPORTS TO FUND EXTENSION OF THE CASHGATES

  25. Fathara says:

    ATUMBUKA KOMA VUTO LANU NDI CHANI? SOPANO MUKUTI BOMA LITENGA KUTI NDALAMA ZOYENDESELA ZIKO? NGATI MULI NDI NZELUTU LIWUZENI KUMENE LITAZIPEZA NDALAMA. CHIMENE TIMADALILA NDI FODYA YEKHA BASI, NDALAMA ZIMENE ANABA AMAYANU ZIJA NDIZIMENE ZIKUTIZUZA IFE A MALAWI, LELO ANATHAWA KUMENE ALI SITIKUZIWAKO. NGATI MUKUGANIZA KUTI MUGWESA BOMA SIZITHEKA. ILI NDI BOMA LOSAKHIDWA NDI MULUNGU NGATI MUKUGANIZA KUTI MUNGAPANGE ZOSUSANA NDI MULUNGU TIKUWONELANI. A MALAWI SAMADYA PASPORT, A MALAWI SAMADYA ROAD TRAFFIC, AKAKHALA FUEL PAKATIPA ANASIKA SIMUNAYAKHULEPO, PANO WANGOBWELELA MENE ANALILI KALE SINKHANI IMENEYO. NDIKUWUZENI PETER ZITHU ZIMENE MULUNGU WAMUYIKILA PAMENE PAJA APANGA PAVUTE PATANI MULUNGU ALINAYE SATANA NTHAWI YAKE INATHA.

    1. dadaboma says:

      Brother are you sure you can link APM’s ascent to presidency to God’s plan? Do you remember that only APM refused to attend interdenominational prayers to ask God’s favor for peaceful 20 May elections? Do you remember that APM even refused to hold the Holy Bible when taking oath of presidency? Do you remember the bees that swarmed APM when he went to cast his vote at his home constituency on 20 May – everybody had to run away from the bees except APM who appeared unshaken? If you still see God in all this then you must be a Satanist. My friend, the Devil is ruling Malawi. People who voted for DPP including yourself refused God’s choice in the name of Dr JB. This God-fearing leader did not participate in the stealing of Govt’s money started by DPP; it was Her who revealed the wickedness of DPP’s plunder of Govt’s resources; it was her who asked external auditors to audit the plunder made by DPP’s agents in her Govt who still remained in Govt after the evil Bingu died. DPP & APM are a veritable embodiment of the Devil and Malawi will be in trouble for as long as this devil rules this country. Sorry bro, you cannot defend the devil.

    2. AntDpp says:

      So if it’s chosen by God why are you blaming a Tumbuka get over yourselves .We are Malawian citizens and when things go wrong we will demand answers without fear tiwope iweyo timadya Kwanu za chamba.

  26. Mbakwazulu says:

    Tigube basi, amve m’bebe amenewa ankayesa kuti kuyendetsa boma ndimasanje eti! umbava wanuwo woba mavoti mugwa nawo chagada.

  27. Papa says:

    Kodi Mtambo boma la DPP latha miyezi ingati kuti muyambepo zopusazo, why cant you wait and see, its just four months now and you know very well how cashgate of Joice has affected the operations of government, za manyi basi. Famous for nothing.

    1. Chikadzakowani says:

      Donors want DPP to investigate its own cashgate from 2005 to 2012 as well – but DPP is afraid to carry out this investigation. Pamenepa ndi pamene pagona nkhani: JB carried out her own investigation; APM must also be man enough to carry out investigation into DPP theft, which was much bigger than that of PP.

      You DPP people think you are clever but you can’t run away from this particular point. The donors want to see some serious movement on DPP kleptomania. You cannot expect to hide behind JB’s ‘straw’ while ignoring the log in your own eyes. APM has to realise that some DPP people will have to be sacrificed, just like JB quickly saw that she had to sacrifice some PP officials.

      It is simply inconceivable that DPP did not steal on a massive scale during its first 8 years in power. Those in the inner circle including Bingu and APM himself grew filthy rich, way way beyond their salaries. The party (DPP) itself had bottomless coffers which enabled it to buy victory in the 2014 elections. Now it is time to face the music…

  28. Za ziiiii,koma anthu inu ndi a Malawi kapena obwera?do you want to tell us kuti zifukwa zake simukuzidziwa? ndalama mwaba nokha ndiye pano mwati mudzilimbana ndi boma kuti silikuthandiza,GONE ARE THE DAYS PAMENE A MALAWI AMANGOMVERA ZILI ZONSE,MKUMAPITA KU MISEWU..

  29. Bwitoto says:

    Koma mayi uja anali dolo kwabasi. Lero kwabwera nyapaphi boma likumukanika.Achimwene ake aja linawakanikanso. Kodi banja limeneli linakhala bwanji? Ndipo tikhaula sitinati. Kuti tithawire kunja ayinso passport kuikaniza ndi K48500. Koma munthu ameneyu ativuta koophsya. Ambuye tithandizeninso chimodzimodzi!!!!!!

  30. Fathara says:

    Kodi Ntambo ndi ndani? Koma ku School munapitadi asatana inu? NTHAWI YA JOYCE BANDA MUNALI KUTI MENE ZITHU ZIMASOKONEKELA? NTHAWI YA JOYCE KWACHA ANAYIPEZA ILI PA 160, MENE AMACHOKA ANAYISIYA ILI PA 440. ZINTHU ZINKAKWELA DEYILE. MWACHISAZO JOYCE ANAPEZA FUEL ALIPA K375, MENE AMACHOKA ANASIYA ALI K800 CHAKUTI, ZITHU ZINAKWELA KOWOPHYA. INU A NTAMBO SIMUNAYAKHULE MUNALI CHETE. NTHAWI YONSEYIJA SIMUNKAWONA ZIMENE ZIMACHITIKA PANONO MWAYAMBA KUWONA? MUCHEDWA.

  31. Munyepa Vetekhu says:

    NZERU ZOPUSA.NGATI MUKUYIMILIRA ANNTHU BWANJI YOU SHOULD MOBILISE PEOPLE TO PRESS FOR DONOR AID! PITALA MUKUTI NDALAMA AKABE KUTIKO,KUMANGOGANIZA MOPUSA NTHAWI ZONSE BASI,MUYELEKEZE……..

  32. Zazi says:

    iwe a nthu amene amapita ku joni kukagwila ntchito kwa azungu amachoka mmidzi. anthuwa amachita kugulisa mbuzi, abakha,kuti apeze passport ndiye pano agulisa zinga kuti apeze passport.inu mtown mwakupusisani.

  33. chikwi says:

    Its not only passport fees and fuel that have gone high. Its everything. The basic necessities that are needed in life ike water and electricity, food, salt, surf, even fish its like imported staff. Authorities have to b brought to account basi
    anthu enanu wake up and know that GOd has nothing to do with this.you cant all the time be hiding under religion kuti itithandize. A Joyce amachezela kwa TBJ zachani zimenezo…where have you seen akuti dziko likutukuka chifukwa chopempheta…God helps those who help themselves! !!! wake up!!

  34. mose kez says:

    pamene amapanga kampeni samanena zabwino za boma lomwe linalipo koma zoipa kuti iwo azazikonza zimene anzawo amalephera akalowa m’boma cashgate anaiziwa mwina mwezi 5 asanalowe m’bama chinawalimbisa ndichani kuti alowe m’boma lomwe lilindimabvuto zikatele avomelleze kuti alephera ,mene amaganila zalepheleka. chifukwa chowaikira m’boma chinali kuthesa mabvuto,kodi jb kodi anapeza madonors alipo kapena atachoka? musamanyoza msogoleri amene akulamula inu amene mufunanso udindowo chauta amakuonani ndi matama anuo siizo nanga, ine ndimagani kuti mubweresa njira zasopano Zopezera chuma muboma kinu nanunso mulibe shame

  35. Mwachilimba says:

    Osanena kuti ma salaries sanakweze bwino bwanji.olandila ndalama zambili kuwakwezelaso kwambili.dziko ndi lokondera ili.

  36. Obama says:

    Welcome guys Mtambo & Trapence when some are bought with being board chair positions or ambassadors. We thought all of you are sleeping. We can have a sigh of relief in you guys. Please take them to task. What justification can they tell us now. The used to climb on ant-hill and call Joyce Banda as clueless president. They said things will change immediately the assume office. We still wait for their magic how they will do to turn the economy around for better. Mpira mnzako akamasewera molakwika umauwona kwabasi koma ukakhala mu ground month ndipamene umadziwa kuti game ndi yowawa. Simunati muchita chothawa. Paja munachita kubera those are consequences of stealing what does not belong to you.

  37. Dr. Mango says:

    Discuss amicably with Government on any issues of national concern. Mr. Mtambo you should understand the cashgate issue and withdrawal of donor support. If you have very sound ideas to assist Government with go for peaceful round table discussion with Government. That way, people will respect you and your organisation. If you push for street marching you will promote looting and bloodshed. Have you forgotten the way some ‘vendors’ behave during demonstrations? If you are God fearing PROMOTE LOVE, UNITY AND PEACE among human kind. Leave God’s mark on earth. Remember we are on a journey back to Him.

    1. Nkhombokombo says:

      Dr Mango, what a loved fruit you are! I love the way you pen down your concerns. But you must be reminded that a hungery man can not be credibly governed. We understand the dire need we are facing but the measures taken to correct the stupid errors committed are punishing the wrong and innocent majority. The rewards from the ‘cashgate’ cases outcome are not showing signs of recovering the stolen moneys in the absence of donor aid. If these moneys were redeemed successfully in fullplus then it could have been used to fill the yaping gape created by the donor aid pot-hole. So change of governance and thinking must be for the poor man in the street and village. Not all are amused with the response and stance taken by the regime. We must not create a government of courts and strikes. So help us GOD. Amen

  38. BigMan says:

    There they go again barking, barking, barking and barking some more…for nothing!!

    1. Baba wa Boyi says:

      You said it Brother. Malawians are too used to getting things for free.

  39. Kachasu says:

    Tinakuuzani ife,mumvekele ng’ombe yayikazi siyikoka ngolo. Nathi kumwela njala yikukulungani chaka chino kubelekana ngati nkhumba

  40. koko says:

    We can go on street,yes is fundamental human right but is 50/50 results. But for my contributions to this is that ,Malawians need to look on how to pump in $1b in to the financial system of Malawi so as to cover the donors 40% contribution. Each year this money is needed in Malawi. Lets first humble our selves and seek the face of God and repent from our wicked ways , and handover this nation over to God. Then shall solution comes.

  41. Sh ebrahim isa says:

    My uncle Dr.Muluzi had this to say”running Governmant its a serious business!”
    but,some Malawians criticised him that he did not do more Education for him to understand how the economy system goes.but,to day one after another blood brother are taking the country to no where street.lets wait and see u will remember my Uncle and Aunt Abiti.

  42. Aubrey Juma says:

    Yeah am agree with mr Ntambo and his friends to go on street its much,things are the very expensive athu ndalama azitenga kuti? timatche apa basi kuyendetsa boma zibwanayi muziona boma lakubalo munabela Dr L Chakwela.Mulungu wayamba kuonetsa nkwiyo wake pa inu DDP.

  43. Patriot says:

    Tizavala RED.
    Talauza yanga ndi shirt yanga ziri rede.
    Ndizanyamula chi RED CARD

  44. Jimmy says:

    Pitalayu sathandiza ayi bcz akugulula mano anthu amene ayenera kuimira anthu pazinthu ngati zimenezi.In xhosa u can call him Limenemene,bcz he knows that ppl will be silent bcz Kapito wamtenga.Tiyeni Tiyeni Tiyeni Protests basi,chifukwa there are there to explain & protect poor Malawians not kumangodya mu lilongwemu.

  45. nkhedu says:

    lets give mr ibu a little more tym though he looks clueless.During jois tym the story was the same kuti wapezamo chidzenje & awanso nkhani yake ndi yomweyonso mbambadi.

    1. zowona says:

      jb changed many things within 100 days u thought it was easy

      1. JJB says:

        Are you talking about the gifts of fuel from Zimbabwe and RSA? and dubious oil deals and cassava deals with Nigeria?

        If you call that doing something, then we are in real trouble.

  46. g4s says:

    Odya za cashgate sasowa amaikira boma kumbuyo samava kuwawa. Akudya misonkho yathu. C*rdic arrest ija yatsala pang’ono.

  47. frank says:

    Amalawi kusamva koma mumawuzidwatu munthawi ya kampeni ija kuti pitalayu wosamvotela ndiye mwawona? Mavutowa alipo ndipo sanathe afika ngati akuzimbabwe, madonors samafuna dzina lamuthalikanso pa upresdent, ndiye musalire amalawi izi ndizimene munazifuna ine ndili kuno ku london ndizabwera kumalawiko pitala akazachotsedwa pa upresdent.

  48. True man says:

    Though am not suporting the move but zayenjeza paspot frm 15 to 48pin too much or osamatcha ma civil servants awo omwewa ayamba kale ma strikewa awavuta zedi, bp ikwera ndi kuphwa ndikutenga holiday ndikubwera . agula mano ameneyu musiyeni apo bii lilime litha ndikudziluma ndi nkhama. Ikhala nkhalamba yomaliza kulamulira malawi.

  49. Ludo says:

    Unima fees up 400%, Passports up 320%, fuel up…., inflation up….,Bank interest up…., bla bla bla up …, Fumbi kuti koboooo!!! ku Nyasalande!!! Zimaphweka akamayendetsa wina, lero si izi, bwerezanitu zija munkanena pa kampeni paja!! Muwaona a malawi akulankhula.

  50. zakakaliya mulopwiya says:

    Osawayikira kumbuyo. These people promised to do much better than JB govt so akulira chani. They wanted to get into the govt to do what? Ku njoya. They need to think and work so that we enjoy. Iwowo zawo zikuyenda. This govt is imposing taxes just the same way Bingu govt was doing. If u cant change our economy, are u telling us that the coming 5yrs will be a waste. Oh God help us.

  51. unhappy says:

    Tilikonko kunsewu achoke basi bwapini aneyu

  52. Timache but.... says:

    If you want to organize a march why not come up with good reasons for it, what kind of explanation you want? I would suggest a march so government
    a) Reduces the tax hikes it has put on driving licenses, passport and road traffic crimes. The increase should not be more than 20% from previous charges.
    b) Expedite cash gate cases
    c) Introduce community mobile patrols to curb crime in the country.
    d) Pay civil servants salary in time especially for teachers.

  53. Angozo says:

    Iwe Mtambo penapake kumaganiza ngati munthu, monga sukudziwa kuti dziko likuvutika chifukwa ma donors akukana kuthandiza dziko lino chifukwa cha casjh gate? Ukanakhala iweyo ndalama zoyendetsela dziko ukanazitenga kuti? Unazolowela kuphetsa anthu pa zipolowe eti. Ukuganiza kuti upatsidwanso mpando ndi bungwe lina ngati m’mene anakupatsila u director Undule Mwakasungura. Liwuze boma komwe likatenge ndalama, ukuyesa boma liri ngati bungwe lako la CHRR longopatsidwa ndalama za u guy. Think like human not like a dog.

  54. dadaboma says:

    We told you not to vote for DPP. You did not listen. This country was in safe hands of Dr JB. But you hated JB on account of her accommodating the north. And you voted for a goat (mbuzi) to rule Malawi. Now you’re complaining. You’ve complained too early; we don’t have elections as yet until 2019 when you can vote for another ruler if you want. You wasted your 2014 vote, and you will eat stones for the rest of DPP’s rule. Inu zoona mungavotere DPP? M’mati DPP nchiyani? Musatisokosere ndi mademo anuwo. We’ll not join you in your demos. Do the demos alone, because you voted for DPP alone. And don’t even ask Mzuzu people to join the demos, because they’ll not – all northerners, except sellouts will not join these demos. The north will only demonstrate if federation is rejected by govt., to prepare themselves for a more serious option – secession. Zinazi tilibe nazo ntchito. We in the north already knew what DPP stands for, and there is nothing surprising for us. DPP woyeeee!

    1. Cymru says:

      I don’t agree that the problems are due to those who were voted in power in May. Search properly and you get the answers. The country is too much donor dependent. Malawi has very narrow export base. Those who export commodities tend to externalize the foreign earnings. It is alleged that even foreigners running tourism industry have their services paid for in their countries of origin i.e tourists come and do not spend any dollar here. Most of the commodities we use in Malawi are imported thereby worsening the situation. Mrs Joyce Banda was very much supported by the western governments when she took power due to the misunderstandings that were with the late Bingu wa Mutharika administration. Now with cashgate, even if madam Joyce Banda was elected, the situation could not have changed for any better. The problem is comparing two different situations to be equal. May be you might have good ideas on how the situation we are in could be improved.

  55. HTD says:

    FELO W MALAWANS.LET US PUSH FOR FOFEITURE LAW TO BE BROUGHT BACK .SOME ROGUE POLITICIAN AMENDED AND REMOVD THIS LAW SO THAT HIM AND HIS HENCHMEN COULD PLUNDER THE NATION WITHOUT FEAR.THAT IS WHY WE EVEN HAV BAKILI MULUZIS 1.7 BILLION CASE .HE WAS NOT AFRAID AT ALL THAT HIS ACTION CAUSED A SHORTAGE OF DRUGS AND PEOPLE DIED IN HOSPITALS. ALL CONVICTED CASHGATERS’ PROPERTY FROM BAKILI MULUZITIME TO PRESENT MUST BE NATIONALISED.THE NATION POPULACE SUFERS COZ OF GREEDY FEW WHO WANT TO POSE BIG BY BUYING AND BUILDING EXPENSIVE PROPERTY USING STOLEN TAX PAYER MONEY.MAY ALMIGHTY GOD HELP THIS NATION -MALAWI.MALAWIANS LET US CRY OUT TO GOD IN PETITIONS AND PRAYER FOR THIS NATION.LET US LIFT UP THE NATION TO GOD ALMIGHTY.OUR CREATER SEE ALL DAT IS HAPENIN .GOD BLESS MALAWI

  56. Sibweni says:

    Thats no sense. U want blood shed again? Malawian do not know street protests. All they know is stealing. U the activist, mumangodziwa kulankhula, kodi si a BITI CHISALU adaononga Malawi Kwacha? Why cant u discusse the matter with government to find the answer. Ndimwe vindere.

  57. clement says:

    Mr Ntambo and colegues, you have to think deeply before mobilising lazy people into our streets.Everyone knows why things not working out and got answers even yourself knows about it.Pliz its time everyone to sweat to overcome this economic crisis and its possibe not today and this administration is working hard for that so you want to confuse people? Ntambo be careful and think about it.

  58. Nde ma demowo apangisa kwacha to stabilize? Pliz NGO’s provide us with better decisions

  59. Are demos a solution to our economic problems Ma NGO’s? Try atleast to provide better solutions pliz …likondeni zikoli osati ma allowances you have received from the whites (i conclude that ndinu adyera) musatiphesenso ife…

  60. mona says:

    Let’s do Ma demo mwina atimva

  61. Long overdue.
    Cant wait

  62. O says:

    Akuti “Malawi rights groups”, this is not true. These are Republic of Nyika rights group. Ife a Malawi we know that joyisi made a mistake to listen to the azungus to devalue the Kwacha and use the floating exchange rate regime. Indirectly Atumbuka you brought these problems through your clueless joyisi govt. With your greetdy federalism, Malawi is divided and I don’t see patronage to those protests. Let’s wait and see.

  63. Cicero says:

    No one has come with a solution the problem here. What we need is thorough examination of the cause; corruption which has led to donors freezing aid. Who started this problem; Muluzi continued by Bingu/PETER perfected & exploded by JB. Donors have a responsibility to their electorate. What Malawians can do to solve this problem is by cleansing all corrupt politicians by all any means. What do you expect from Apa Pali Mavuto (APM)? Whether we generate a lot of earnings locally as some mediocres suggest, these Thieves Peter, JB & Muluzi will steal again. Stop being naive, the system is completely rotten. The problem is not money but these thieves called JB & Peter.

  64. Ambuje ku lilongwe says:

    Munthu wamzeru akamvere zoputsazo a mutambo? Kodi passport amaifuna ndiangati muno mmalawi? Munthu wakumudzi ndipassport yomwe sanayambe waiwonako ndiye muzikati tiyeni timatche cifukwa mapassport akwera mtengo zowona?
    Owo paja akumanani mpando kuma board! Ai musova.
    Comwe cikugwetsa ndalama yathu inu simukuciziwa? Inu ndi mmalawi koma? Bwanji mukufuna kuvweretsa cisokonezo pakati pathu? Mwatumidwa ndi ajawa eti? Musaphetse anthu omwe azizathyola masitolo mkumaba zinthutu ngati zija zapa 20 july.
    Ndangodusamotu ine. Sindikhulupira kuti cipani canga kuno cingamasapote zauvezo ai.

    1. tony kanyenda says:

      Really, you are speaking out of ignorance or like a snob, do you know how many villagers from mzimba and Mangochi travel to south Africa everyday, if 8500 was a challenge for them to raise then how will they raise 45000 , this government is so cruel and short sighted a government that stole an election and are destroying Malawi

      1. Chemwali chimwebe says:

        Many villagers are working in south africa. This passport will drustically reduce the number of young ones going to south africa. Malawi does not have jobs for them. The youth are idle and will eventually become thieves. The price of the passport will increase the number of thieves.

  65. ujeni says:

    We have a President who just recently called JB and PP as clueless government. Now we are heading to the cliff koma President hasn’t got a faint idea. Pitala failed miserably at Education, what about economy.

  66. The Truthful One from the West says:

    Goodall Gondwe, the so called former IMF expert may be misleading Peter Mutharika. Goodall poses big on economics but surely I don’t think he understands the structure of the Malawi economy. Goodall knew very well that the 2014/2015 budget has a huge deficit but he went ahead and recommended reduction of 3% in income tax for the telecommunications sector, a sector that is making abnormal profits. A Minister of Finance who knows his job would have recommended a modest increase of income tax or windfall tax on abnormal profits to close or reduce the financing gap. Goodall knows which sectors are making abnormal profits. Or may be he doesn’t know. Instead he increases fees and charges by over 300%. These will not yield the required additional billions of Kwacha in revenue yet they are highly punitive to ordinary Malawians. The 400% hike of university fees is a threat to human resources development in the health sector where there is a serious shortage of personnel 50years after independence. And then why did Gondwe leave out the judiciary in the recent civil service salary increase? May be Gondwe did not take part in writing the DPP economic manifesto which promised Malawians the good life. What is happening now is completely contrary. In 2004-2005 Goodall performed because of an active and vibrant MCP/UDF opposition which him on his toes. He did not perform on his own. DPP should not backtrack now that they are in power. They promised Malawians that they are going to fix the problems. The President has to ask Gondwe to deliver. It is the President’s reputation at stake because it is the president who is taking the blame. May be it is possible that some of his proposals were rejected but certainly the 3% reduction in income tax was a serious mistake by Goodall. As a result ordinary Malawians are paying a high price.

  67. Chikopa says:

    Wakutumani jb bwanji simunapange nthawi ya abiti mukufuna kupanga chifukwa ndi muthalika? Katundu sanakwele chimanga sitinagule k12000 munalikuti ? Inu chifukwa simukuchiziwa kuti ndi cashgate, kutabedwa ndalama munalipheee !!! Abiti amagulisa chimanga kumbali akabwela pa gulu kumatiuza zina munalikuti ife pano tikudya musiyeni munthu akodze zinthu 6 month mwayambapo kumukhumba?

  68. Macks says:

    moms wina akachiluluka nzeru askew ngati ena aja! ba-soap!

  69. Sapitwa kakulanye says:

    Mr. Mtambo and your friends, are sure you don’t know why Malawi is in this economic situation? If I were the authority I could let you organize and undertake the street protests. Somebody has well explained as far as we are a consuming not producing and exporting nation, it is difficult to have a stable economy. Instead of educating people to work extra hard, you want to mislead them. By the way, who said government should provide everything? Lets work hard and learn to depend on ourselves. Even if you march, what will change? Any way there are many idle people in the cities they will listen to you. For me I shall be busy in my garden as the rains are around the corner. Your paymasters will be happy with your protests. I urge government or the authorities to leave them and let them protest. We know they survive by looking for mistakes in the country. What have they done to minimize the suffering of the people?

    1. Mchani says:

      I think the Sapitwa Kakulanje Is very dull. When You vie for presidency, You are determined to save Malawians. You cant Start telling people that i am failing coz this country Is not an exporting country. That Is a sign of fiilure. A bad Carpenter always blames his tools.

    2. The Patriot says:

      The reason why DPP and APM were voted to power is to solve our problems! Yes we already know we are an importing economy and we export little but APM and his bunch of advisors are paid to do just that, find solutions for our economic woes! If they cannot and have no ideas then the door is open , RESIGN and leave Kamuzu palace, mwalephera!!!1

  70. Jelbin mk says:

    Government is supposed to protect its citizens from private traders but if it leads in the manipulation of its own people then how do we expect private traders to be controlled and by who? something really needs to be done by citizens themselves if no one needs to their cry, but this issue of passports was supposed to be raised by the consumer association of Malawi and since the CAMA boss kapito joined the manipulators his eyes are open but can’t see, how can a commodity of any kind be raised in price by 320%? bravo mutambo and trapence ,we will join you in your protests even here in diaspora.

  71. Chikadzakuwani says:

    Apa osakana zayambapo apa

  72. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Vuto ndi loti anthuwa Pitala wawamana mipando m’maboard. Mukuona bwanji mzanu Kapito, amulumitsa chi bun cha blue, amuglula mano pano kuli zii!

  73. Peter Chimangeni says:

    Seriously Pipo, lets look at Malawi economic woos in a sober man. Remember we were advised against floating a currency by late Bingu because our production is very poor. Unfortunately Abiti floated and devalued the currency. Our poor export base plus cashgate has put our economy in a fix. Mutharika has inherited a system that cannot recover due to our poor production. As Malawians let us think of what we can sell outside the country and earn Forex. Why isnt Carlsberg failing to export? Why cant we export Sobo and yet Zambians, Tanzanians, Mozambicans buy our Sobo in bulk. Ku Zimbabwe Mpunga bwanji, how about Nali exports, Mango awisi omwewa aku India akupanga nawo makobidi ku Europe. How about fresh vegetable exports to Europe.

    1. the patriotic says:

      U are a big fool Mr chimamgeni, why did the floatation of kwacha be a problem now with DPP and yet we all know it helped to revive our nearly colpsed economy? How can u blame the medicine used to resuscitate a patient become a toxic in the run of time? DPP dunderheads don’t give us stupid excuses and since wen did u realise the ills of floating the kwacha? U have been in government not less than five months almost a year and why didn’t you sink the floated kwacha? Is it because its unchangeable? A big No!!!! So don’t insult our intelligence just give us real answers as to why did you raise the passports fees with unbearable tune.

    2. Jelbin mk says:

      You are very daft Mr chimangeni did it come to your attention that the same floatation of kwacha helped to revive our economy and why is it only a problem to DPP and not to PP even after the donor community stopped donating? And if the floatation of kwacha was not going to do good to Our economy then why did the stupid DPP government continue with the policy? If the stupid DPP doesn’t answer these questions correctly it will face the same constraints the Bingu wamthalika faced. And Mr chimangeni how do you expect Malawi to export commodities while government is putting a ban on selling maize out side the country? Don’t forget the fact that most of Malawians are farmers,the cost of production in maize farming surpasses by far the return after selling at our local markets, we don’t say government should do everything for us but it has to put in place channels and protocols on how accessible the locals can interact and trade freely with the outside world and government can go as far as finding markets for their farmers to sell their produces so Mr don’t think we are all as dunderheaded as you and your Peter or Goodall are.

  74. Koma ndiye says:

    Where are all those opposition parties? How many were Registred for the May elections, and not even one is talking? What is going on? All our MPs, have gone silent, Kaya NDI ma loan Aja adatenga aja kaya, Koma atipachika

  75. Akilly 2 says:

    Am very much eager for protesting, Tiyeni,Tiyeni,Tiyeni, Sugar akumpanga pompa apa ndikhoza kupalasa njinga ndikukagula koma simtengo wake iyayi, ulendo wina wake ndimapita ku Nthalire amwene simtengo wake iyayi from RU to Nthalire anadyamo 4 pin ndithu mtengo wofanana ndikwathu kwa Goliati from pa Elaz, tiyeni TIMATCHE BASI!

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