Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera has accused President Peter Mutharika and his ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of “sleepwalking” Malawi into economic turmoil why they are in comfort zone of opulence.
Chakwera said the DPP-led government lacks the vision and leadership acumen to address the suffering of Malawians due to a myriad of macro-economic challenges facing the country.
The leader of opposition, speaking at MCP rally in Zomba and Mzuzu, said the cash-strapped country’s economic woes were impacting negatively on the people as drug shortages, lack of maize in Admarc markets and dwindling education standards are some of the pressing issues.
He said the DPP leaders are busy in “wrongful self-enrichment” and are failing to fight corruption because “they themselves are thieves and corrupt”.
Chakwera alleged that some government officials are forced into corruption and when they try to reveal culprits are threatened of death.
“The biggest challenge for an individual is not blindness, but to have eyes without a vision. Malawi is stunted today because our leaders lack a vision.
“Hospitals have no drugs. Admarc markets have no maize. Quality of education is going down. All this is because our leaders have no vision. They have stolen up money meant for such developments,” said Chakwera as his jubilant supporters danced to music chanting slogans in support of MCP.
Chakwera told crowds that Malawi needs a leader with a vision to end theft and corruption and that leader is certainly not Peter Mutharika, saying some day Malawians will know the truth and “ it will set us free.”
Also commenting, MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila said Mutharika government has failed.
“These people have failed dismally. The development you see in Zomba was left by MCP,” said Kabwila.
DPP spokesperson Francis Kasaila said Chakwera was hullicinating without evidence on his corruption allegations, challenging him to go to Anti Corruption Bureau to report his claims of corruption.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :