The main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), has said President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government has no love for Malawians and do not care despite their suffering.
The party has since warned that it will hold peaceful civil unrest against the poor governance which has left ordinary people in unrelenting poverty under the Mutharika rule.
Speaking during Zodiak Rdaio’s Tiwuzeni Zowona interview programme, MCP spokesperson Alekeni Menyani, said sthe secret to rule well was love, where leaders loved the people they ruled and cared for them.
He said the party will call for peaceful civil disobedience against the DPP administration any time soon, arguing the party has failed Malawians in many important areas.
Menyani said majority of Malawians are sufferin, they have nothing in their houses, they have no basic necessities.
“This government is childish. They seem not to be concerned with the problems haunting Malawians. As we are speaking, Malawians are buying 50 Kg bag of maize at K12500 but where I am coming from the poor people have to set aside over K13 000 as they walk a long distance to access the Admarc depot.
“The hiking of the maize price is an insult to the poor people. Where can they get that huge amount of money at a time they are hit by hunger?” wondered Menyani.
Menyani said the DPP administration is also fueling corruption by shielding the thieves and corrupt barrons.
“Corruption in public departments orchestrated by the DPP gurus is reported day in day out but no one has faced the law. This is bad considering that our economy is in the bad state due to the same plunder of public resources.
“Therefore, as the main opposition party with large followers in the country, we can’t remain silent. We are ready to mobilise the citizens to speak and claim what belongs to them,” he said.
The MCP is also demanding the DPP government to bring to parliament all relevant electoral reforms Bills, saying if they are nit ready, the President must resign.
Menyani also said MCP wanted the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to implement the proposal of moving MEC headquarters to Lilongwe and that announcements of results during a national election should be made at the constituency level.
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