Malawi’s Mutharika to address the nation: DPP accused of acting crookedly

President Peter Mutharika will today address the nation  in attempt to douse the raging economic and political turmoil rocking the country.

State House press secretary Mgeme Kalilani said the address will start on 8:30 pm and will be live at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) radio 1 and MBCtv.

Nyasa Times understands that some  issues affecting the public universities, corruption and the dwindling of the country’s economy are among the things.

Apart from that, Mutharika will also tackle on issues of hunger crisis, persistent electricity blackouts and some social problems locked the country.

Mutharika to address the nation

Mutharika to address the nation

The speech comes hot on the heals of  calls for  the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to deliver campaign promises and explain the status of the pledges made for people to vote them into power.

The DPP administration is said to have missed its targets already half-way into its five-year mandate.

The following are some of the major promises DPP made in the manifesto that ushred it into office:

  • Complete construction of university campuses in Karonga, Mzimba, Nkhotakota, Mangochi, and Nsanje;
  • Reduce presidential powers by empowering a special public appointments committee to handle the appointment and removal of top officials in various public institutions such as appointment and removal of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
  • Others were the Auditor General, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Clerk of Parliament, Malawi Human Rights Commission executive secretary, the Malawi Law Commissioner, director general of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) director general, and that leaders of other accountability institutions shall be on merit through a special public appointments committee;
  • In Chapter 4 (11) it emphasises zero-tolerance to corruption, fraud, theft and other economic crimes
  • To implement recommendations of past constitutional reviews including the facilitation of revised Section 65 on crossing the floor and to bring back of Section 64, on the recall provision;
  • Operationalising the Nsanje Inland Port;
  • Abolish the coupon system for subsidized farm inputs;
  • Make subsidised fertiliser available for every farmer who needs it.
  • Cooperate with and collaborate with the civil society and non-governmental organisations and the media; Pass and implement the Access to Information Bill;

In the Weekend Nation, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) public relations officer Alekeni Menyani said DPP administration is acting crookedly with the people who ushered it into office.

While People’s Party vice-president and parliamentarian for Rumphi East Kamlepo Kalua said the DPP “just used their manifesto document to hoodwink people into voting them into power.”

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9 thoughts on “Malawi’s Mutharika to address the nation: DPP accused of acting crookedly”

  1. Chambe says:

    I did not listen to his speech as my radio operates using AC ( black out) and DC CR14 batteries( which are damn expensive to afford).
    I expected him to acknowledge to each and every critical problem affecting Malawians currently:
    1. Power Black outs( unpack it , tell us the real problems and the short term plans with time lines to resolve).
    2. Water problems in Cities and other Districts.
    3. Maize availability and pricing
    4. Corruption and Bribery mainly in all parastals, companies, government- traffic cops, MRA, Immigration, hospitals etc.
    5. Vendors who manipulate our local Farmers buying produce from them at a give away price.( this is the route cause of hunger besides flooding).
    If these have a strategic direction with frequent progress reporting, people would endure with hope.

  2. mwanache says:

    By the way! This seems to be another calculated trick by DPP as parliament is starting its meeting today, so as the president should find reasons to avoid being summoned by the parliament. Azinena kuti ” I have already addressed the nation on pertinent issues”.Anthu awa ndi makhuluku oipa kwambiri. This prompt public address is meant to make people fail to justify why parliament should decide to summon him in case that happens.Dziko ili lili pa mavuto aakulu. For those who listened to the speech, nothing new was mentioned to turn things around, clueless as usual. Kayaaa.

  3. Emeneka says:

    APM is the best president to ever rule our beautiful country. People are falsely accusing APM of tolerating corruption. There is no corruption in our country our enemies are just trying to tarnish our image. Our ebemies are spreading false stories alleging that we have black outs when the opposite is true. Power hax never gone out even for a day actually there is too much power. Water woes? Where?

    Please leave our beloved handsome president alone amadya dzake osati zaboma ayi.My advice is that if you are finding life tough in Malawi chonde emigrate now. Come 2019 APM shall take us to prosperity. We shall introduce a MK10,000 note to enable our beloved citizens shop with ease. Kudandaula kuti atulusa MK2,000 note? This is a sign of progress which must be applauded by each and every Malawian.

    Viva APM.

    1. Tiwa says:

      Stop being a proud and arrogant stupid fool.
      Know that celebrating one’s stupidity is not cool.
      Know also that it helps to go back to school.
      Otherwise, the only place you belong to, is the zoo.

  4. Maunits says:

    I agree John with you where I come from black out started 04.00 AM up to now this is already 18.30 PM no power so how are we going to hear his fake speech. Zavuta izi tango tulani pansi udindo Peter zinthu zinaima kale kale. Kodi amene amavotera DPP wo mwina alinawo magetsi tiuzeni abaletu usawi chichi. Tinavuta ndi PETROL NDI DIESEL 2011 Chipani chake chomwechi there was no sugar and other food staff. Leroso tivutike ndi magetsi abale zoona zimenezi agalu inu. Munya muona. Pompano musali mboma magetsi inali mbiri yakale nchiyani ichi mMalawi. Mulungu tichotseleni choipachi pakati pathu. Zonsezi ndi oyipayu kukanakhala ku ulaya akanatula pansi aliku UN momwemuja osabweranso kuno. Nanga kuba mboma chonchi kumatetezana ati tinathilidwa tear gasi limodzi mutchire zibani. Our God and Father deal with this dragon in Malawi.

  5. Chamwini Kwawo says:

    There is nothing this fella can do, he knows, there is nothing he can do.

  6. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Malawi is sailing through troubles waters and truth be told: Life is becoming more uncertainly with each passing day. As such, this address has come at the right time coz, among others; he will tell us
    . . . What he has done so far, and
    . . . What he intends to do in order to help address these challenges.
    ………………………………………………………………………..
    But just come to think of it, good people . . .
    . . . Does anybody need APM to tell them (anybody) what he [APM] has done; when everybody can see (with their own eyes) that APM has done almost nothing on anything?
    . . . Shall anybody find comfort to hear about the “big plans” APM has for this country when he has failed to act even on any small plan? Who doesn’t know that wishes [without action] mean nothing and that the little that one has already done, is far better than the big plans that one just wishes?
    . . . Yes, APM shall, among others; tell us when he thinks blackouts will be minimised, but haven’t we heard such rhetoric [from APM] before? And does what APM think/wish matter more than what he does?
    . . . Simply put, this address is just immaterial.
    ………………………………………………………………………..
    Its high time, APM and other politicians realised that people now trust their eyes more than their ears. . . . You see, APM could have saved us much time [listening to him], had he just acted on or shown interest in the so many issues affecting this country. In which case, the works of his hands, could have done the talking.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  7. John Mzunguwalira says:

    Are we going to have the electricity tonight so that we hear him? Usawi kuyendetsa boma simasewera.
    Zatikanika basi. Ambuye tithandizeni ife wana wanu!

    1. mudzalila says:

      Escom don`t cut the fucking electricty tonight if you have got any sense at all. This is not just for the elitewho do not have their electricty cut off, NO! It is for the ordinary ppoor Malawian who vote!

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