PAC to censure Mutharika over poor Malawi economy, political challenges

The Public Affairs Committe (Pac) members have agreed to take government to task over the economic and political challenges the country is currently experiencing, Nyasa Times has learnt.

PAC leaders

PAC leaders

Members of the influential quasi-religious organisation met on Wednesday in Blantyre and made a resolution to issue out a communique on the prevailing economic woes that Malawians are going through.

PAC’s Executive Director, Robert Phiri confirmed of the meeting on Friday.

”We indeed met on 23th September and a resolution was passed for us to comment on the economic situation and political direction of the country,” Phiri disclosed.

”The resolution was made in view of the challenges the country is currently facing.”

The communique from the interfaith organization will exert more pressure on President Peter Mutharika’s administration currently being criticized for lacking clear practical strategies to address economic hardships affecting the country.

Pac expects to officially issue out the communique by Wednesday next week.

”We are currently working on it; doing research on some of the topics to be covered in the statement,” Phiri added.

The communique, according to Phiri, will also act as a follow up on some of the 19 key points Pac raised last year.

Malawians are facing economic challenges with inflation rate currently at 23.0 percent.

Pac is a civil society, interfaith organization made up of the main Protestant, Catholic and Muslim faith groups in Malawi

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60 thoughts on “PAC to censure Mutharika over poor Malawi economy, political challenges”

  1. Khwethemule says:

    PAC the problem is you are easily bought. When the money given to you is finished, u start kutokota again. How far have you gone with discussion on federal system of government? First things first. We need federal system, you can delay change but you cannot stop it. Federal System is coming slowly. Beware!!!!

  2. Kholowa ofutsa says:

    PAC,it is common knowledge that the economic challenges Malawi is facing at the moment, are mainly due to the withdrawal of donor funding by western countries.Why can’t PAC use its influence to persuade the donor community to resume budgetary support to Malawi? You are putting the cart before the ox by trying to take the government to task.

  3. Malawians did not learn from Bingu’s second term economic woes which were marked by fuel shortages, sugar shortages and foreign currency shortages. The arrogant Bingu used to “ngati mukuti mafuta akusowa pitani mukagone pa mseu ngati simukagundidwa”. He was under immense pressure led to his death. Stress led to hypertension and dropped dead while active like Rhodwell Munyenyembe. Watch out Pitala. You have the same genes.

  4. Tipemphere.., Atate wathu wa kumwamba tikupemphani kuti mulange dziko la malawi makamaka anthu a dzikoli, anthu osava chidzudzulo chanu. Nthawi zonse timasankha tonkha atsogoleri akuba, akupha. Kumaganiza kuti ndi anthu abwino. Mutilange ndi mkwiyo wanu mubweletse mlili pakati pathu. Kuti tikudziweni pakuti dzikoli timaononga tokha. Chonde ambuye nthandiza mayiko komwe kulibe mtendele ifeyo ndi zofuna. Timabisa chilungamo pofuna kusangalatsa atsogoleri akumudzi kwathu. Tinavotera chimanga 4 basi timaona ngati dziko muno njara itha koma aaaa tinayiwala kuti njala imatha ndi inu nokha basi. Chonde ambuye langani dzikoli.

  5. KUNO KU MAULA says:

    If all the presidents/governments we have had so far in malawi were to be graded or given marks out of a hundred

    THESE WETE/ARE GOING TO BE THE RESULTS #

    KAMUZU BANDA/MCP GVT# 60 % PASS

    BAKILI MULUZI /UDF GVT# 30 %

    BINGU MUTHALIKA/ DPP GVT# 29 %

    JOYCE BANDA PP/GVT # 27 %

    PETER MUTHALIKA / DPP GVT # 9 %

    CAUTION
    Extra Homework and Research Required Before Final Exams !!

  6. Robert Zingani says:

    We are the one who gave him power to lead this country not u! Mutharika can not step down bcz of u,DPP!Boma!! Go to hell if u are against His Excellency Professor Peter Mutharika, Mpaka 2025 woyee!

  7. Malawiano says:

    Peter muthalika usiye idido pasi chifukwa ukulephela kuyendesa dziko iwe balame kwabasi ungate athu 135 kupita ku usa kukapanga maphwando basi buli ya ku thyolo iyi siytthandiza basi impeach basi

  8. PAC just thank God that you are playing with God fearing leaders otherwise in our time MCP we would have urinated into your mouths mwamva!

  9. Ndipo mmene zililimu tisamale kwambiri chifukwa ndikukumbukila nchaka cha 2000 zimbabwe inali bwinoko ,,chakumapeto kwa chakachi zinthu zinayamba kutsikila ku phompho mpakana lero zimbabwe ikukanika kubwelelaakuyesesa kugwiritsa tnchiyo ma Rands ndima usa koma chenicheni nchakuti ndalama yanu ndi ndalama yanu ndipo mumapasidwa ulemu .tsono atsogoleri a pac yesesani kumuona bwino bwino nkuluyu ndi boma lake la DPP asanatiyaluse. ndimachita manyazi masiku ano kuti ndine mulomwe bwanji. kulankhula mosabisa alomwefe zatikanika nde bolaso achawa aja anayesesa

  10. Malawiyano says:

    Malawians , can we all agree not to be paying taxes to this DPP government because of the way our taxes money is being misused by Peter and its DPP , our taxpayers money it’s for wining , dining and enjoying. I don’t think it is wise that our hospitals , schools , I can say that all the government intuitions are not fully funded as per the budget which was approved by parliament this year.

    All our taxpayers money is going into the wrong hands of DPP. This is a shameful situation which is laughable by our neighboring countries , we can not keep on going by this stupid government of Peter Munthalika which is worse than the stupid federation hated by Kamuza Banda. We fought for better life not this hardship life we are going through because of Peter and his fellow Alhomwes who care very little for the country.

  11. Ndikugwirizana ndibale wina wake zisankhozi zakhala zachitika mu Malawi koma na ulendo wa Madalawa ayi ndithu Mulungu anatiyankhula mwapadera koma kunasowekera woyenera kuuza dziko lino kuti zithuzi zasokonekera.Tsono mantha siwabwino chifukwa chifuniro chake Mulungu sichikwanilisidwa.Zinthu zinalakwika basi nkovuta kuti zitheke moti tili apapa ndimapemphero motsogozedwa ndi ozozeka a Mulungu.Zonse mukunenamu kaya kukonza ndikukayikira kwabasi chifukwa mwayi wanu unalipo nthawiyo kulengeza zosatira zazisankho zinavuta.Pemene paja mosa bisa Mulungu anakana tikuyendamu ndichikakamizo chabe.Dziko lino timati limaopa Mulungu ndibodza pakamwa chabe ndipo muli mavuto muno koposa.Mulungu atithandize ndithu.

  12. mdk says:

    So what will the communique accomplish?give your ideas if you have any?all the time communique and you don’t even have facts about what’s going on.anthu akulukulu kumanga act with gossip?

  13. Chithope says:

    Ndimadabwa kuti kholo lathu lilikuti monga pac munayamba nafe musatope pomwe wina akutiononga tisasekerere mwaganiza bwino zanyanyanya

  14. We also discussed to kill him the way we did to his brother.during AOB we planned for a mass demonstration.people should wear green and take no weapons.

  15. ras says:

    Hahahaha! A big aja anakana kupanga float kwacha lero ndiizi ka kwacha kawuuluka mukuti boma lalephera. Uja Ana float kwacha simukumena, if big people can’t see where the problem is coming from!ndiye mbuli bwa? I think Malawi will need another 200years to develop

  16. Chathunya says:

    Kkkkkkk Malawi walero bolanso munakapanda kubela bwezi pano muli pamtendele.

  17. PAC simply practices double standards. Tikukuwonanitu. And don’t think that all of us are behind you PAC. You killed Bingu to have banda in place. And what did your banda do? APM is running this country without donors and you think its a joke to do that? And the political climate currently is the most calm of all times. Can’t you be happy with that? You have lost my respect PAC.

  18. Kambindingu says:

    When elections were being rigged last year, you kept quite. Today we are in a mess, you want the world to see your relevance in this failed state. Pac has to change now or else people will not take them seriously.

  19. Telling the Truth says:

    Inu a Clement(no 21) you are a DPP diehard ndipo palibe cha nzeru mwalemba. Every objective, knowlegible and reasonable Malawian knows Peter Mutharika and DPP do not take advice. Look Peter Mutharika has squandered taxpayers money by taking over 100 people to USA. What benefit will these 100 people including chiefs bring to Malawi? Nothing. The UN is not a funding organisation. He promised Malawians he has the solutions to Malawi’s economic problems-where are the solutions? The economy is worse now now compared to May 2014. The Kwacha is losing value, inflation is rising and Ministries are not being adequately funded to the extent that newly qualified nurses have had their appointments terminated. And Mr Njaunju’s murder is not being solved. Peter Mutharika and DPP are failing. As for MCP there is new blood while DPP has the same people who brought Malawi to its knees by April 2012. Let PAC tell Mutharika that he is failing.

  20. Yona says:

    I think we need to conduct a comprehensive audit if our systems. Our political system is evidently corrupt with greed, intolerance and hatred. The moment one political is elected into Government the next step is to start strategizing for next elections…the issue of national agenda becomes out of sight. As a country lets forget about the past and focus ahead. Let’s put our heads together and draw a plan to change the dream of a local Malawian woman who is going through hell in her everyday life. Men and women who cannot read and write. Those who are not advantaged enough to get acquainted with pleasure of of life besides befriended by suffering and torment. These people who attend churches faithfully on every Sunday trusting God will one day hear their cry. The are told in a mosque that Allah is the only source of hope and they believe and they wait. Please PAC…lets put away all selfishness and start thinking in these lines.

  21. manchild says:

    Pitala and DPP have failed this country. Remember Bingu used to say Malawi is not poor but the mindset. He was 100 percent correct.. Malawi has everything which can make us turn around the poverty corner but look at the leadership, does it have the necessary skills? The answer is a Big No. The big problem is the appetite for spending on luxury things and appeasement. Look the UN entourage, over 100 and more than K330m is gone. That tells you Malawi is in serious trouble in terms of leadership. Borrow a leaf from late Kamuzu. He used to send ministers or PS to most of these meetings.

  22. MKWAPU says:

    APM KUNGOPASTSA ALOMWE ANZAKE MIPANDO

  23. truth says:

    When Saul disobeyed God instructions, he was rejected as a king by God. Malawi only option is to reject APM & DPPdd

  24. truth says:

    When Saul disobeyed God instructions, he was rejected as a king by God. Malawi only option is to reject APM & DPP

  25. M'Bingo mutalikaaa says:

    Apo yalakwa mkulu uyu ndikumuona akugwa pansi. PAC sizamaseweratu. Mpatseni ultimatum agwe uyu. Mamiwa, chingwalungwalu ndi viola abibidwe

  26. hisbolla says:

    When did mlomwe become a leader fuck

  27. crazy stuff says:

    Clement is stupid. If the government can stop the cash gate whoch os still ongoing stop lavish spending then our country doeant need any donor money. Dpp udf anr pp all thugs. And thr father thug is bakili muluzi

  28. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Pac diablos is challenging you, why is this like that?
    We trust you, if last time you did it why can’t you do it now? Kkkkkkkkk

  29. Savala Visanza says:

    Clement ndiwe mbuli ya munthu. Kamuzu did not fail. Most of these structures were built by him. May be you were not there then.

  30. mtumbuka1 says:

    I don’t wish the so called dpp government well, quiet frankly I don’t even care which global meeting peter chooses to attend in New York bla bla!cos it’s all about lining up his pockets. They used the back door into the government and they must use the same to get the hell out. Donors are not stupid to pump in money for peter mutharika and his friends to steal let Malawians suffer maybe one day they will decide to pull peter by his balls since a hungry man is an angry man. The so called religious leaders are are simply fighting for their pockets and peter from his New York useless trip will palm oil them and they will shut the hell up while a poor man keeps suffering on the street and he is told to wait for fucking 2019!( you better be kidding me) My question is therefore, don’t we have people in parliament to impeach this son of a bitch???? The opposition must stop snoring on duty catch a wake up peter is just pushing luck he is not a presidential material he just used his useless brother’s name for the lomwes to give him a few votes and went on to steal chakwera’s votes.

  31. Henry Banda says:

    APM & his DPP are liable to the economic woes affecting Malawians

  32. Protocal says:

    You have to do that, go ahead guys

  33. thinktankmalawi says:

    Leave APM….the economy was already on death bed when came into office…..Dont pretend to have short memory

  34. becks says:

    COS and CATHOLICS mukugona kwambiri mukuyiwala udindo wanu. Zoona mufuna tidzutse MABISHOP akufa inu mulipo? POPE Francis is more active than yourselves. But he cant be everywhere. You are not helping him. The POPE is busy dealing with global issues inu mukugona. WAKE UP THE BOAT IS SINKING AND PEOPLE ARE PERISHING

  35. becks says:

    APM samanva ndipo sadzatheka. In PAC yambani ndi mapemphero dzikoli silili bwino. Mapemphero athandiza kuposa kumangoimba myimbo in papers

  36. Khwethemu says:

    Pitala abwerere kwawo kuno kwamukanika

  37. Stephen Hozy says:

    Yalakwa Basi

  38. anadimba says:

    apa ndiye zatempwanatu etiiiiiiii?eeee tayankhani inu.

  39. George Kamanga says:

    PAC here you come again with confused minds.

    Few days ago you were given cash to block the issue of “Feudalism System” in this nation. You have finished the cash now you want APM to add more.

    You think that you are very clever but the world is watching you. Soon all your evil desires will be exposed.

    God never uses evil people. ndangomuuzani APM kuti zomwe anapeleka pofoyilisa za “Feudal system” zstha pano akutspileni zina zomwe a Malawi akusonkha kuzera mumisonkho.

    Zakuba zimatha mwasanga chifukwa Ambuye amatumiza mphempho yankuntho kiri zibwerere kwa eni ake osawuka.

    A PAC lapani Kaye kuti Ambuye akugwiritseni ntchito yake apo ayi muzingovutika kudwa ndalama za kubar

  40. clement says:

    It’s not DPP failed this country or prof Peter, again not. We used to run our country with donor funds plus our little taxation, now no donors and everyone knows about this. The best thing is to tell the govt ways and means they can follow not just criticise without bringing solution. The economists must have round table this our country. Mcp is crying but they failed miserably with donor funds for the whole 31yrs now what new mechanism can they bring to the nation? It’s completely nothing only power hungry.

  41. town rat says:

    PAC, the CSOs and the opposition are all sleeping, we were supposed to go and meet him at the airport when he is coming, to express our dismay and anger

  42. Denguzman says:

    I dont trust PAC coz poyamba munamulangiza APM koma palibe chimene akuwonetsa kusintha and his bhaviour is beyond his late bro and today u are saying u want to write him again. Why? Just neel down and pray for another cardiac arrest coz tikadikira 2019 nde kuti anthu ambiri sadzavota nawo, ena mwaiwo adzakhala atafa ndi njala kapena matenda bcoz of scarcity of drugs in our hospitals so help PAC god to pray for our nation.

  43. baby says:

    I am always praying for the success of our president everyday. And I will continue praying for him. May God Almighty give him wisdom to run this impoverished nation.

  44. paulos banda says:

    History repeating itself, another cardiac arrest follows.

  45. omex says:

    Chindere chakufwikapo

  46. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    Iwe ndiwe fisi. Your stupid government does not take advice. Leave MCP and PAC alone or iweyo upite kwa peturo wakoyo and offer him an alternative solution to problems facing the country. Akakumvera?

  47. Mhesha says:

    Apart from just criticising the president or government what roles are you playing to raise the country’s GDP? The Gov is relying on taxes that are not enough. You want it to raise them more?

  48. Savala Visanza says:

    Maphunziro sanatithandize apa.

  49. Thanks for Religious leaders who are strong enough to help my President.Please my Leaders give my President what you taken from God our father not from your mind which may come from evil thoughts which will help the nation that He created by Him self.

  50. sign kuntambira says:

    Nonstarter. You don’t have any point to communicate to this nation. What about organizing nationwide prayers for the country

  51. YITUWA MPHANDE says:

    Times of Cardiac arrest going around takecare malawians

  52. captain says:

    The biggest problem is that elections were not free and fair, people were not given the results of their choices, problem will be following after problems

  53. Chonena sowe says:

    Pls, lets avoid telling PAC what to do as mbwiye has written. PAC itself will know who to consult on this national issues. They normally have their already existing relavant stakeholders in time like this whom they do consult. So, pls learn to be patient some time inu ambwiye.

  54. Henry Kamanga says:

    Madzi achita katondo

  55. Patriot says:

    CHIKALATA CHA AKATOLIKA CHIRI KUTI?
    AKUDYETSANI MA BANZI?

  56. kesterkalonga says:

    Amipingo mukanangopempherera zikoli kuti likhale pa mtendere sitifuna ma heart attack ayi.mulangizeni zimene akulakwisa

  57. stephen says:

    zikafika pamenepa umangodziwiratu kuti zinthu zavuta. nde wina uyerekeze kupanga makani, umangoziwilatu kuti wa kundata wayandikira coz munthu sungatsutsane ndi Mulungu. ndangodutsamo..

  58. Mbwiye says:

    GIVE CONSTRUCTIVE ALTERNATIVES AND SOLUTIONS. DO NOT BE LIKE AN OPPOSITION PARTY. WE RELY ON YOU TO ASSIST SOLVE THE ECONOMIC WOOS IN THE COUNTRY. MCP IS FAILING BECAUSE INSTEAD OF GIVING SOLUTIONS, THEY JUST CRITICIZE. WE NEED SOLUTIONS NOT CRITICISMS.

  59. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    Pitara, utsogoleri wamukanika, angopakira zovara nabwerela ku America basi, akatchonenso kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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