Malawians are expressing lukewarm on their democracy, saying the system of government remain a lip service word to many.
Timothy Mtambo, a civil rights activist says Malawi is far much away from achieving democracy.
His comments come as Malawi joins the rest of the world in commemirating the International Demicracy Day.
“There is too much rhetoric on the part of our leaders,” he said. Mtambo, who is also executive director of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation.
He said it is sad that leaders deny ordinary Malawins from participating in real democracy. “Members of parliament removed Section 64 of the Republican Constitution, the Recall Provision, denying ordinary people the power to remove ineffective leaders from their positions,” he said.
Democracy and freedom fighter Sam Mpasu said although Malawians participate in elections, they elect wrong people in positions of leadership, arguing this is why Malawi is not developing.
He said there was need to strengthen the country’s democratic pillars so that people should be enlighted on the need to elect effective leaders as ward councillors, members of parliament and president.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :