April 27 demos are politically inspired, says Bamusi: Insists dialogue best solution to national challenges

 Government has reiterated that only contact and dialogue could help to resolve some of the challenges the country was going through as opposed to the decision by Civil Society Organisatiions (CSOs) of staging demonstrations.

Bamusi: Demo may bring economic activities to standstill

Presidential Advisor on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Mavuto Bamusi made the observation in an interview with  in Blantyre ahead of theApril 27 planned national wide demonstrations by CSOs.

The CSOs are demanding cancellation of disbursement of the K4 billion and the resignation of Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe and Kondwani Nankhumwa (Minister for Local Government and Rural Development) over their roles in the scam.
They  argue that the K4 billion allocation is illegal and not in the best interest of Malawians; hence, the need to immediately cancel it.
The demonstrations, which the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and opposition political parties are supporting, will be held under the theme For How Long Shall Malawians Continue To Be Taken for Granted? Loss of Public Trust in the Current Administration: Time to Reclaim Our Destiny .

Bamusi said government has always stood for contact and dialogue in its pursuit to maintaining peace, law and order unlike holding protests or demonstrations, saying the experience with demonstrations is that people may lose life and bring economic activities to a standstill.

The Presidential Advisor appealed to all organisers of the demonstrations to consider dialogue as a lasting solution to resolving the differenecs that may be thre betweeen the CSOs and government, noting that the country has always been associated with peace as the ‘warm heart of Africa.’

It is the right of every Malawian to hold peaceful demonstrations because the Constitution provides for that, but the manner and nature under which demonstrations are being organised by the CSOs is somehow an act of politicking,  Bamusi noted.

He said government was already making strides in addressing some of the issues highlighted by the CSOs, noting that one of the contentious issue being the K4 billion given out parliamentarians whereby govenment already opened up to a roundtable discussion with concerned parties.

Bamusi commended the leadership of President Peter Mutharika on account that no demonstration plea has ever been rejected under his administration.

There are many peaceful means of resolving issues in which the CSOs can undertake unlike rushing to demonstrate in the streets which most often result in damage to property, Bamusi pointed out, urging CSO leaders to continuously engage with govenment for an amicable resolution to grievances.

The demonstrations are also being supported, among others, by the quasi-religious Public Affairs Committee (PAC), the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and 10 opposition political parties that  include the country’s former vice-president Cassim Chilumpha as president for Assembly for Democracy and Development (ADD), presidents for People’s Progressive Movement (PPM)Mark Katsonga Phiri, Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde) George Nnensa, United Transformation Party (UTP) Newton Kambala and People’s Transformation Party (Petra) Kamuzu Chibambo.
The political parties, which also include Republican Party, United Independent Party, New Labour Party, National Unity Party and Malawi Democratic Party, say the culture of impunity that has dominated the Malawi political space for many decades, must be stopped now
In Lilongwe, where they expected the Presidency to receive their petition, the CSOs plan to march from Chisomo Private Secondary School in Mchesi, via Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) Roundabout, through Lingadzi Roundabout via Parliament Building to Capital Hill.
In Blantyre, CSOs will protest from the Upper Stadium via Chipembere Highway to the civic offices, while in Mzuzu, they expect to march from Katoto via Mzuzu Clock Tower via High Court Round-about to civic offices.

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Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

People like Bamusi should be just IGNORED with the CONTEMPT they deserve. It’s because he prepares his speech in the COMFORT of the STATE HOUSE, hence the ARROGANCE.
The analogy of that would be “munthu ali pa mthunzi akumwa thobwa lake lodzidzira koma kumayelekedwera anthu akugwira ntchito ya kalavura gaga pa dzuwa la October”. Natumbwa ndi ntudzu wake nati: “mukudandaula chani anthu inu, zinthu zili bwinobwino apa!”
Bamusi would NEVER say such INSULT to Malawians if he was out of the COMFORT of state house and facing same situation like ALL of us Malawians.
SHAME on MBAVA & HYPOCRITES!!!

santana
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santana

Bamusi, Bamusi, Bamusi why wasting time on cold things? How many times will you hold talks with the people who are after the government you support? Don’t you see the wisdom in APM and his vice for snubbing the petition? Why should they attend to mad people who will never understand any wisdom unless they achieve their goal? The demos is part of the opposition strategy to win votes in 2019 yet you Bamusi are inviting them to stop this and think they will get you right. Will APM accept an advice from the opposition if they ask him to… Read more »

Kunena Mosapsyatila
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Kunena Mosapsyatila

Iwe ndiye “Chatsalira” weni weni wa muMoni Magazine. Nzankutu zomwe ukulankhula apa akauze akazako ndi ana ako.

You are a rigid person lacking brains to articulate things. You really are spoiled by this blue mafias to the extent that you have metamorphosed into a blue brained creature, devoid of any logical thinking.

USELESS ZEALOT.

nzwanya
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nzwanya

maso anatsekeka,,ndalama ndiyabwino imakupangitsa kuona zoipa ngati zabwino,,mukatha kudya zibanzizo muzatiuza

Kwataine Kachindamoto Wa Kwa Dzida
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Kwataine Kachindamoto Wa Kwa Dzida

Mukuopa chiani a Boma. Just provide enough security basi

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

BAMUSI HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN HOW YOU WERE VOCAL AGAINST BINGU ADMINISTRATION DURING FUEL SHORTAGE IN MALAWI, BINGU PLEADED WITH YOU BUT YOU DID NOT LISTEN TO HIM. NOW, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TELL US. These DEMOS ARE NOT POLITICALLY INSPIRED, BUT POLITICALLY INDUCED

nzwanya
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nzwanya

chibanzi chawatsamwa sangaone kuti anthuakuzunzika,,kuononga ndlama za anthu osauka muzabwenza ndi mwazi wanu

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Mavuto tsopano!!! kkkkk doing what he knows best

Mpolokwa
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Mpolokwa

Bwana Bamusi everything is political. You being one advisor of the president is political. People going in the streets against government is indeed political please be schooled on that fact. Government not attending to pertinent issues like low salaries to civil servants, not protecting SMEs, tolerating corruption, lacking visionary leadership and many others are politically related and require political solution. Mr Bamusi you are in politics. When people want to voice their concerns alll these are related to politics. I wonder whether you know what you are into…..

Gwamba
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Gwamba

Kkkkkkkk wakumana nazo sunati Bamusi

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Mr Mavuto Bamusi, I suspect you don’t stay in Malawi because if you were, you would have understood that DPP including it’s President, don’t listen and are not interested in engaging constructively with its citizens. They only believe in monologues where they either castigate their own people for being stupid or telling them how great DPP is under Mutharika’s leadership. Now that the people are requesting a “meeting” between the president/VP to raise pertinent issues; DPP has decided to shut down and close its ears, as it normally does. DPP isn’t a listening party but rather chosen to be a… Read more »

Omex70
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Omex70

Thanks DzukaniAmalawi. Your comments are well articulated. How I wish DPP gurus had ears to hear and eyes to see. Unfortunately they don’t have and I don’t think they will have them in the near future. Wherever they are, their ears and eyes are set to hear and see praise singers and handclappers. May God open their ears to hear the cry of the people and see their tears otherwise God is ready to chase away those who are rude and selfish from ruling Malawians.

nyaxy
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nyaxy

Anthu ambiri amene achita ndamanga apa amakhala osutsa mukamati sizikuyenda mumafuna boma lizikuikani makobiri mphuno mwanumo . Ine manoma onse akhalapo muno sindimawasamala chifukwa sndimangokhala phwiiii ndimathamanga ndekha pano ndikuyenera VW Jet ndaigula mwezi wathau ndiye wina akamati eee sizikuyenda ndimangoziwa kuti zitsiru zoyenda bau izi muziziimilira nokha shitiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

This is exactly my point. You have very low standards with which you measure success. This is why the world is saying t Malawi is the poorest country in the world and people like you Nyaxy still think you are doing very well. This is why Malawi will go nowhere. I wish you had visited Rwanda to see for yourself. That country was in ruins in 1994; look at what it has achieved within 24 years compared to Malawi’s 54 years. Malawi has too many people like you with no dreams, no visions and no pride.

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