Political movement Transformation Alliance (T.A) has described the forth coming 47th Session sitting of parliament as crucial in the process of liberating the nation from the ill’s currently torturing the country.
Parliament reconvenes Friday 10th November 2017 with President Mutharika expected to deliver a State of The Nation Address (SONA).
The meeting comes in the midst of growing fears of leadership deficiencies to bail majority poor Malawians out of the current bitting poverty levels that are practically showing no any sign of abating.
Leader of the Pressure Group Moses Kunkuyu, said through statement released on Thursday that Mutharika need to give Malawians tangible answers on what plans his government put in place to end the
“We believe the coming sitting of parliament is an opportunity for the president to spell out the plans that his government has if any to bail the country out of the many ills faced. Apart from making the routine speech, we are calling on the president to take time to appear in parliament and take questions that may follow his routine pre-crafted address” reads the statement in part.
The statement further states that things are getting out of control in Malawi to among others a type of leadership that seems to be on perpertual trials.
In the statement, Kunkuyu has also blasted Mutharika and Leader of Opposition Dr. Lazarus Chakwera following their verbal attacks infront of the podium recently.
“We in TA feel the two leaders can do more good to the nation by making use of the coming meeting of parliament to address the citizens on the challenges we are facing, ask each other questions and provide answers in a constructive manner not what we have seen lately,” Kunkuyu said in the statement.
He also emphasized that Mutharika could have silenced Chakwera over his remarks in calling the President a ‘liar’ by giving facts to back his arguments on how to end the electricity woes rather than attacking the opposition leader.
On the matter of electricity, TA says it expects that the nation will be told the truth and in an honest manner by Mutharika and his government whether electricity woes will relent next month as publicly announced by the President.
The Alliance suspects that the rulling is dipping its long fingers into parastatals like Escom leading to suffocation of its all important core functions.
TA also wants parliamenterians to take to task Mutharika and his government on why they included Transglobe Produce Export Limited on the list of 2017-18 suppliers in the Fertilizer Input Subsify Programme (FISP) while the company was being investigated following its involvement in the dubious purchase of Maize together with the Ministry of Agriculture from Zambia.
The political grouping also wants MP’s to deliberate and pass the Electoral Reforms Bill which it says can reflect the maturity of Malawi’s democracy.
“TA believes that the Electoral Reform Bill is a step towards the much awaited constitutional review draft that has been gathering dust for ages,” reads the statement.
The issue of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and is also one item which the pressure group wants to be discussed at length to avoid further frustrations in various developmental projects.
It has also expressed dismay with the ‘retrogressive behaviour of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation’ which is fuelled by filthy political hands gripping on its operations for their selfish gains at the expense of the highly taxed citizens financing it as evidenced during the recent By elections.
All in all, the statement conclude that: “TA expects nothing but sober and progressive deliberations in this sitting of parliament for the betterment of the majority Malawians, currently failing to make end meet”.
It also adds that time has come for the opposition to prove that they are a true government in waiting with constructive criticism and provide altenative solutions to the current administration that seems to have lost a correct campus direction for Malawi’s destiny.
“We also call on authorities to swallow their pride and accept the harsh reality that things are not alright in the country. Its time to listen to the voice of reason and stop exercising executive arrogance when Malawians are crying for transformative change that relents poverty bites in their lives” sums up the statement.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :