20 demands for Bingu or face ‘red army’ on Aug 17

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika is demanded to do the following 20 things or face nationwide demonstrations again on August 17.

1; Adopt measures and actions to ensure availability of and access to fore.

2; Adopt special measures to avail adequate forex to Petroleum Importers Limited and other suppliers of fuel.

3; Escom board and top management should be replaced with independent experts

4; Anti Corruption Bureau should commence an investigation of all people implicated in the recent Malawi Housing house sale scandal.

5; The Anti-Corruption Bureau should start investigating all Cabinet ministers and public servants on the unexplained wealth.

6; Within one month, the President should fully declare his assets, explaining sources of funds to acquire and develop Ndata Farm.

7; The First Lady’s contract should be nullified and all earnings refunded to Government.

8; The Law Commission to set up a special law commission to revisit the Penal Code and the Injunctions Bill.

9; A special law commission should revisit the Penal Code and the Injunctions Bill.

10; President to demonstrate good faith towards the Office of the Vice-President, starting by returning her official motorcade.

11; Government to commit to holding Local Government Elections and not in 2014 as announced.

12; The Malawi University Council to immediately reinstate the four lecturers dismissed during the academic freedom stalemate

13; Issue a circular nullifying the instruction to require a deposit of K2 000 000 (about $13 157) for mass demonstrations.

14; Stop unfair usage of MBC TV public broadcaster and television to castigate and threaten those with dissenting views.

15; Stop of disregarding of court orders by the Executive arm of government

16; Provide drugs in all hospitals and clinics as lack of drugs is frustrating health/care workers and patients.

17; Address health human resource for nurses.Address  incentives of nurses as 300 have not been paid their allowances for three years  now.

18; Consider  living wage as opposed to minimum wage and living wage raised to K25 000 (about  $164) a month.

19; Ensure decent jobs and conditions for all workers.

20; Give social protection system for the good of welfare of Malawians.

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