President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is sleepwalking Malawi into an economic turmoil for having no clue to end the hunger and how to come out of economic crisis, comedian-cum-activist Micheal Usi has claimed.
Usi, who is also deputy director of the Adventist church relief arm, the Adventist Relief Agency (ADRA) , told reporters that Mutharika must admit failure and should bring on board technocrats in related fields to help solve pressing issues
“There is no clear strategy on how this government wants to deal with hunger,” noted Usi, commonly known as Manganya in comedy circles,.
He advised the President to appoint professional think tanks not mere politicians to provide sound advice for the betterment of the nation.
Usi said Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe had said last year that Malawians will be clapping hands to government for economic revival this year but the situation is dire.
“Are Malawians clapping hands now? Mutharika also said no Malawian will die of hunger, is this really true,” querried Usi.
Usi said its time Mutharika administration “admit failure and seek views of concerned stakeholders so that the country bounces back and recovers from the numerous problems we are into.”
He said: “ Even in the Bible when Pharaoh in Egypt knew that he could no longer handle the food situation, he reached out to Joseph who was a Jew and not an Arab to help. Pharaoh humbled himself and it worked.”
Usi said Mutharika should remain in power but allow competent leaders to run the rescue plan for the nation.
“We cannot sit and watch while Malawians suffer. DPP government could be a germ causing this sickness.” He said.
Usi also urged the Mutharika government to work on tabling the Access to Information Bill (ATI) in parliament saying that its passing into law will see it to it that Malawians are aware of what happens around them and that people will easily access information, to the good of the nation.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :