Undule backs Malawi govt-CSO engagement

Veteran human rights activist Undule Mwakasungula has resurfaced in frontline activism with a bold patriotic stand and has welcomed the government- civil society organisations (CSOs) engagement.

Undule and other members of the CSOs  at the briefing

Undule and other members of the CSOs at the briefing

Cabinet Ministers called for a government-CSO engagement briefing at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe to discuss and respond to concerns some CSOs raised last week on assumed leadership challenges.

But most vocal activists who signed a petition dated 14 October, 2015, asking Malawi President Peter Mutharika to resign, stayed away.

President Mutharika chief economic advisor, Collins Magalasi, told the meeting that it would be better if the signatories of the petition were available.

Magalasi said the CSOs that issued the statement like Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Centre for the Development of People (Cedep), Human Rights Defenders Forum, Civil and Political Space were asking for a postponement. But the meeting went ahead.

In his remarks, Mwakasungura commended government for providing the platform for dialogue on socio-economic challenges.

He, however, said CSOs want a platform for constructive engagement in where everyone is involved, not just a few.

Citizen Alliance spokesman Phillip Kamangira also commended government for providing dialogue with ÇSOs.

Council for Non Governmental Organisations in Malawi (Congoma), Maxwell Matewere thanked government for the engagement.

Matewere also promised CSOs continued cooperation and availability on matters of national importance.

Other members from the CSOs who attended the briefing include the youth activist, Edward Chileka Banda, Malawi Economic Justice Network executive director Dalitso Kubalasa and  Forum for National Development directors Bright Kampaundi and Fryson Chodzi.

 

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Has wa a Phiri kwa Chapananga, Chikwawa
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Has wa a Phiri kwa Chapananga, Chikwawa
A Malawi yakwana nthawi yoti tigwirane manja kumanga dziko lathu. U know what when shall we find a good leader/president? In 1994 we voted Kamuzu out saying was a dictator, came Muluzi was voted out in 2004 bcoz he wanted 3rd term, came Bingu he died while in power but we were saying he was becoming a dictator and there came our mother Joyce whom we booted her out in 2014 because of her cashgate and today we say Peter shud go since he would like to become a dictator.Now Malawians we should think otherwise instead of blaming leaders let’s… Read more »
chitsa boys
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Zikuwonetsa kuti amalawi ambili sadziwa chifukwa chomwe azungu anasiyila kuthandiza malawi kuba kumene anaba anthu akumpoto kwapangisa kuti chuma chisokonekele amabungwe mumuitanise joyce kuti azabweze ndalama zathu

Yoga
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Thiz cso’s have ther own concerns for their own benefit $ not for poor malawians! Bushit!!

The Only Democrat Left
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The Only Democrat Left

Advise to CSO’s. Before meeting government side seek consultation with Ambassadors from donar nations to find out why donors are withholding aid, so that in your discussions with government it cannot lie to you. There can be no governance or accountability as long as there is corruption in award of government contracts. Neither can there be development in Malawi as long as donors withhold aid.

The Only Democrat Left
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The Only Democrat Left

Undue please remember that you are highly regarded and respected in Malawi. But once before you sold yourself in supporting Bingu now please do not sell yourself again by supporting Dunderhead Mutharika. You know very well that there cannot be any comprimise in demanding that Dunderhead Mutharika is made to return the billions that he and Bingu STOLE from Malawi. Only than can we begin to talk about other issues.

The Most Concerned
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That’s the way to Go. Bravo APM, Bravo DPP!

hippo
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Kodi uyu mmene wachilamu akufuna ayambenso kutokota bwanji?Mtumbuka wachabechabe

chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa
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chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa

CSOs are you going to the meeting to present problems or to suggest solutions to the problems? Prepare tangible solutions to the problems and be actively involved say by suggesting you are opening up farms to produce more food or you are coming up with industries that can bring in forex.

hisbolla
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Undule is no longer USEFUL hs passed his usefulness. He is living in his own world, he can even back Bushiri no no no

Salima boy
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Ntumbuka or whatever you call yourself you are mad, imagine if you fail to fix your home challenges how about national problems. Try to approach things with a sober mind.

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