Mutharika won’t resign – Ntaba

Malawi President Peter Mutharika ‘will not resign’ despite calls from the country’s two major opposition political parties—Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP).

Ntaba:Mutharika will not resign

Ntaba: Mutharika will not resign

The opposition made the call for Mutharika to step down during the closing stages of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) 5th All Inclusive Stakeholders Conference Thursday night, accusing the Head of State of  sliding the Malawi into a failed state economically and socially.

They gave Mutharika 30 days to “pack up and go.”

But Mutharika’s chief adviser on domestic policy Hetherwick Ntaba said the President will not leave office.

Ntaba said Mutharika will remain in power until he finishes his term in 2019 when elections will be held and he will contest for re-election and rejects MCP and PP demand for his immediate departure at State House.

“There is no way the President can resign in 30 days,” said Ntaba.

He said the recommendation to have President resign within 30 days was not useful “for the purpose of dialogue.”

The opposition rapped the President of being responsible for the high cost of living and ailing economy, dwindling service delivery peppered with empty talk on Public Service reform.

MCP spokeswoman Jessie Kabwila said its “decision time” for the President to resign.

But Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe played down the resignation calls, saying the lead option would remain the President guiding the nation in economy jump-start which he expressed the hope will be done.

He said the resignation demand “wouldn’t be acceptable” to the Head of State who is resolute to change the situation.

“The resignation cannot be done. Forget it,” said Gondwe, who himself also rejected calls to resign.

“We are going nowhere,” he added.

PAC held the two-day ‘future of Malawi’ stakeholders conference under the theme ‘Defining Solutions to Economic and Political Direction in Malawi’ with efforts to find solutions to the problems dogging the country.

The chairperson of PAC Rev Felix Chingota expressed delight with the conference, saying it “tackled issues affecting the country.”

He stressed that PAC’s duty is merely to provide safe space for Malawians to discuss pertinent issues.

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chibweya joe
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chibweya joe
7 months 9 days ago
May by calling the president to resign sounds more political. However the hunger and starvation that Malawi is experiencing right now is not a sudden accident. Every Malawian so it coming long way back in August. Now for the country to be caught unaware of this sounds rather awkward. It makes all Malawians look like fools who cannot prepare for an enventuality that can ably be forecust. What this means is that those that are entrusted with the leadership of this pitful nation have failed us. Even in a family if the parent sees that some ration is running out… Read more »
Stevie Chindiwo
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Stevie Chindiwo
7 months 9 days ago

To resign is not a solution but the Ideas of disgruntled people like PAC and Kabwira who see 2019 too late to go into government also her to steal our hard earned money. PAC told Bingu to resign with lucky he resigned by death. What surprised me was that the said 90 days Joice Banda failed to fix the problems instead She achieved Cashgate at the face of Pac

Topsana
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Topsana
7 months 9 days ago

Guys, so you think our problems CAN end by just the President resigning in 30 days? Do you know what you are talking about? Rotten heads sure!!

We can not blame the President. We all need to THINK and have BRAINS. Who in the opposition thinks can solve our problems in seconds?

THERE IS NEED FOR MENTAL REVOLUTION IN MALAWI, POLITICAL REVOLUTION WILL JUST WORSEN THE SITUATION NOW.

MY COUNTRY MALAWI. POOSHA!!

Kessings
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Kessings
7 months 9 days ago
If the president resigns as demanded by some people, it won’t change much except that there will be a new tenant at State House. There will still be shortage of medical drugs in hospitals, shortage of food among the majority of Malawians, shortage of electricity among Malawians etc. Peter’s failure is also partly a failure of our political systems in the country. He was elected by a mere 35% of the people that cast their votes. PAC therefore needs to urge government to review the country’s electoral laws that usher in minority governments thereby entrenching a culture of nepotism and… Read more »
concerned
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concerned
7 months 9 days ago

if the president can resign who can give us hope on zero aide budget yu can talk and talk but yu can’t manage the stituation yu are only looking for a job but no wait for 2019 we will give yu contract of presidency

Joel
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Joel
7 months 9 days ago

Lets leave everythng in hnds of God

Phwado
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Phwado
7 months 10 days ago

Useless bald headed Ntaba fool.Mukutichititsa manyazi anthu adazife!Yu are back into politics because there is no job at the hospital since there is no medicine and required tools.Just shut the fuck up?Macende ako!

chaponda
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chaponda
7 months 10 days ago

kodi a Mbendera alipo amene adamuyika munthuyi pa mphando, chonde atichotsele munthuyi, mngakhale Yudasi atapeleka Yesu adakabwezatu ndalama

Nyani wa M'Mwananyani
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Nyani wa M'Mwananyani
7 months 10 days ago
So, MCP and PP still looking for the elusive back door to the presidency, by making this nonsensical call for the President to resign over issues he has had no direct involvement? And, who should go first between APM and Ms Kabwila-Kapasula? What has the publicity seeking MP Kabwila-Kapasula achieved in politics or government? That attention seeker! And MCP has now taken the bait from their political partners, PP, in dire attempts to divert the attention from the latter: the fact is indisputable that we are in this mess, largely to the thieving PP and their boss in exile, Joisi… Read more »
ubale
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ubale
7 months 10 days ago

Zizindikiro za Cardiac. mukazawona Ntaba akulankhula lankhula mkumawoneka pa MBC tv. ziwani kuti Cardiac ilipafupi

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