Malawi is sinking ship, Mutharika must be told – Opposition

As Malawi economic fractures deepen, opposition leaders are saying they want to have an audience with President Peter Mutharika and tell him in the face that politically and economically, Malawi was in a crisis.

Chisi: Mutharika steers sinking ship further onto rocks

Chisi: Mutharika steers sinking ship further onto rocks

“Economically, we are not making any progress, hence our wish to meet the President,” said Dr John Chisi president of Umodzi Party (UP).

He was speaking at a news conference he addressed together with Hellen Singh of United Independence Party (UIP) in Blantyre on Friday.

Chisi said: “We cannot accept to be carried in a bus that is heading towards a ditch.”

Comparing  Mutharika government to the ill-fated Titanic, Chisi noted that the country “the ship that  is perhaps captained by a blindfolded leader  and heading towards “sinking”.

Chisi said “we don’t want to sink with it.”

He said some opposition parties will work together and advise government on clues to save the nation.

President’s chief political adviser Francis Mphepo has welcomed the move by the opposition to advise Mutharika, saying they should “document the proposals” and send to State House.

Observers say a bankrupt, corrupt and increasingly predatory state is now squeezing what’s left of productive pockets in both the formal and informal sectors.

Official corruption is rampant.  President Mutharika recently admitted about the worsening corruption.

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe speaking at on Thursday at the official opening of the three-day 26th Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (Icam) Annual Lake Conference at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi, said Malawians have become a pessimistic lot and rejoice when things are not working for the country.

“We have become pessimistic and we are happier when we hear that our country is not doing very well. We are happier when something bad has happened to our country,” said Gondwe

Gondwe’s sentiments were made against a background of ravaging poverty and glaring inequality in the country.

Malawi is reengaging its traditional multilateral and bilateral funders in a bid to open new lines of credit and budgetary support.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
6 days 16 hours ago

be humane,you don’t comprehend what brother CHISI has written simply because you are a harlequin of an imaginable thinking.SHAME!!!

Central
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Central
10 days 4 hours ago

Kudos Chisi and Singh!!

Nanunso a Mphepo, ndinu mwagwetsa dzikoli inu, documenting chaninso??

Kodi kapena mukuna “proposal” chifukwa anzathu muli pa msana pa njobvu ndipo mame amene agwa pa Malawiwa simukuwadziwa?? Zoona mpaka “proposal to HE”……………..and they should “send it to State House”? Koma a tswitswiri anonadi zoona………..!!

Gaza Street.
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Gaza Street.
10 days 19 hours ago

This is the worst president Malawi has ever had. It seems he is clueless on how to run the affairs of this country. He has failed miserably. Dada Gondwe is another spent force, always making silly sentiments.

chilungamo chimawawa
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chilungamo chimawawa
10 days 19 hours ago

Dont worry guys with these DPP thugs. God will fight for Malawians again as he did last time. Its not very far from now that bright light will shine again. When God decide to slap you hes does so relentlessly

Rodwin Kalua
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Rodwin Kalua
10 days 20 hours ago

I would like to be receiving nyasatimes updates

che
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che
10 days 20 hours ago

i admire john chisi’s patriotism.i totally agree that the country is in the hands of a brainless muppet who doesn’t know what he is doing.the president does not have leadership skills.you can see the way he is handling corruption allegations within his cabinet.

Joloza
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Joloza
10 days 20 hours ago

This guy is sleeping on a driving seat and we Malawians are ululating. Let’s not waste time with rhetoric.. Let’s act! We are not fools guys!

M Sizini
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M Sizini
10 days 21 hours ago

I think it’s time for us to go into involuntary administrative receivership. Let’s call in the liquidators, but let’s not have any of that American Chapter 11 nonsense. The last thing we want is for the government, as debtor in possession, to act as trustee of the nation.

True Patriot
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True Patriot
10 days 21 hours ago
I think politics is a cursed profession. When I look at the senior politicians in the ruling party today and and what they were in the run-up to the general elections one would be forgiven for thinking that one is not looking at the same people. Back then, these were intelligent, humble and humane lot who seemed only driven by service to their country. Look at the same people now! When speak like they have the monopoly of all wisdom, and that the rest of us are all less mortals! You wonder how some of these people have suddenly gained… Read more »
kwikosi
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kwikosi
10 days 20 hours ago

Don’t blame the opposition for the failed leader that you chose. why are people wanting to blame the opposition for the government’s failures. the government is also sponsoring thugs to destabilize the opposition MCP and you now sit there thinking the opposition could do something about your failed government when the government does not want to take any advice given by the opposition. leave MCP alone and deal with your nepotistic Lomwe

be humane
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be humane
10 days 23 hours ago

amene mwamva zomwe john chisi akunena tatiuzeni. Ine ndalephera kupeza mfundo yomwe he is communicating

Matako ako Pitala
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Matako ako Pitala
10 days 56 minutes ago

Read again you idiot

Okwiya
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Okwiya
10 days 23 hours ago

@ be human. Chisi is simply saying Malawians are being ruled by the worst president in the history of this country. And he is damn right. The joker at statehouse has failed. Period. I hope you get it now

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