Malawians complaining of hard life – Opposition: Liberation Movement warns of civil unrest

Malawi major opposition parties have said there is hard life affection people in the country and a Liberation Movement  (LM) leaders have sicne called on President Peter Mutharika to listen to the cries of the suffering citizens, warning that their grievances could “soon explode into civil unrest if not addressed.”

Ndanga: Malawians are complaining of suffering

Ndanga: Malawians are complaining of suffering

The opposition have expressed concern with the grim economic conditions and are calling on President Mutharika to address Parliament and give an assessment on how things are.

And the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) expressed their dissatisfaction with governance in the country including worsening corruption that is widening the gap between the rich and the poor.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP), president Lazarus Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition in Parliament,  is calling on Mutahrika to “give an honest assessment” of the situation of the state of the nation.

“Malawians are suffering. It’s not a myth,” said Chakwera.

He said constitutionally, the President is required to address the Parliament and give an assessment as what the state of the nation is.

United Democratic Front (UDF) which is in parliamentary alliance with the ruling Democrraic Progressive Party (DPP) had also agreed with the opoosition concerns on political, social and economic meltdown, which is causing untold suffering of the masses.

UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga said each passing day Malawians are complaining because of the hard life they are experiencing and a detailed statement of hope would be crucial.

“As political parties, we are facing a lot of pressure from our people on the suffering they are experiencing. In all fairness ,Malawians are complaining about the poor delivery of public services and perhaps it is time government made a detailed statement that would give them hope,” Ndanga said as quoted in The Nation newspaper on Friday.

Meanwhile, Liberation Movement  leaders who have asked for their identities to be shielded , saying theirs is an underground movement championing change, told Nyasa Times that Mutharika government should address “these genuine concerns of the citizens to avoid the total collapse of the state,”  noting the “need to act justly and mercifully on behalf of the poor.”

Because Malawi “have lost confidence and trust in Mutharika  government,” there is an urgent need for a national dialogue between the government and other stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the crisis, the movement said.

The Movement said they will take the “liberation struggle” to another level, saying there is no use being quiet about it and hoping that someone somewhere would say it.

National Secretary Martin Chiphwanya speaking at a news conference in Lilongwe said his organisation is concerned  the way government has handled cases of human trafficking, corruption, continued looting of public resources and lack of communication on important matters.

“We note with great concern of the lack of properly coordinated communication system within the government on matters of national importance. The issue surrounding the head of State’s health created unnecessary tension and panic due to failure by authorities to give the nation a timely update about other engagements.”

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7 thoughts on “Malawians complaining of hard life – Opposition: Liberation Movement warns of civil unrest”

  1. Death Peoples Party (DPP) says:

    Kukhala mmalawi ndi mavuto. Katapila business making huge profits eish. Akatapila nonse siyani kubela anthu. Mai wina has lost a house worth K50m coz of K1m anabwereka yakwana 60m.

  2. Tpash says:

    Bwana president ku Escom kwadzadza mbola za kongiresi ndi PP fire them msanga akuwonongerani campaign mu 2019

  3. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Life is: complaining of a hard life when you are the poorest country in the world!

  4. Charles says:

    Nthawi yaBingu escom anazimisa magetsi amayaba speech a Bingu, the next day Escom staff responsible were fired,then mablackouts were reduced, now APM please fire incompetent staff at Escom, the blackouts are being extended deliberately by Escom so they get bribes from people who want power in there areas. This escom are against our party DPP it seems they are oppossition staff there in charge of load shedding programme

  5. simon says:

    Being a DPP supporter,i need to report to APM what the minster of energy should be doing, blackout s of 21 hours a day in most high density areas, people who vote come from these areas and they will not vote for DPP again, Escom officials need to be taken to task, they are making our party DPP unpopular

  6. DTrump The Cartoon Master says:

    Mukuzinamiza…Malawians complain in their bedrooms, they are afraid to go out and demonstrate coz of fear…let the politicians squeeze us and you shall be surprised that in 2019 we shall vote for the same idiots

    1. mudzalila says:

      For sure come 2019 you are going to vote for the same idiots.Stupid Malawians.You will be poor forever.I am glad I don’t live in that country anymore!

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