It does not rain but pour for President Peter Mutharika who after being described as an “Executive babysitter” by Leader of Opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera, leader of People’s Party (PP) in Parliament Uladi Mussa also trashed Mutharika.
In his official response to the State of the Nation Address in Parliament in Lilongwe, Mussa claimed that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration was “claiming ownership” of PP projects such as the national stadium in Lilongwe “for lack of nothing to show” in the one year in office.
Mussa said Mutharika’s address was punctuated with “usual campaign messages and unfulfilled promises.”
He said after carefully analysing the speech, PP has observed that DPP government lacks strategic direction and priorities.
“People’s Party and all Malawians are disappointed and seriously concerned that this government is not addressing key challenges being faced by Malawians,” he said.
Mussa said Malawi desperately needs a kind of leadership that will ask the big “why” questions, and come up with innovative “how to” solutions to address the big why questions.
“At the moment, all we get are the ‘what to do’ – the shopping lists with no assessment of their impact,” he said.
The PP leader said DPP government lacks direction and priorities and full of “empty shopping list year in year out.”
He also doubted Mutharika’s plans to construct eight new roads starting this coming financial year when local councils were just consuming resources without tangible developments.
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