Chakwera  holds Cabinet meeting as fuel hike protests hit Malawi

President Lazarus Chakwera is holding the last Cabinet meeting for 2020 today amid a wave of protests over the hiked fuel prices.

The police have been called in to quell the situation

State House has released photographs of some ministers arriving for the meeting at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

However, it is not known whether the issue of the protests, mostly in Blantyre and Mangochi would be tabled.

In most parts of Blahtyre, minibus services have been withdrawn and roads blocked by burning tyres, the situation remains tense as well in Mangochi.

Police were called in to put the situation under control when motorists were denied access to roads this morning.

Government is yet to comment on the matter.

The President warned the ministers  that he will use the reforms  – spearheaded by Vice-President Saulos Chilima with the aim of improving efficiency in public service delivery – to assess their quarterly performance.

Some of the ambitious targets in the reforms agenda include plans to establish secondary cities, boost power and water supply and reinvigorate the agriculture sector.

Under the reform targets in the agricultural sector, government intends to facilitate the establishment of a fertiliser manufacturing plant, turnaround the fortunes of the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) to achieve financial sustainability, Chilima said.

According to the Vice-President, who is also Minister of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, the reform areas in the agriculture sector aim to increase volumes of fertiliser produced in Malawi while Admarc becomes a financially sustainable company which maintains its social objectives.

In the energy sector, the target is to make both Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi and Electricity Generating Company efficient.

Chilima added that government will introduce an automated payment system to deal with inefficiencies in pay management processes in MDAs, fight fraud and improve revenue collection.

President Chakwera, in June this year, said his first Cabinet was provisional and would be assessed after six months.

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Medson
Medson
7 months ago

Kkkkkk yawakulira game abusa

AtuganireSA. an
AtuganireSA. an
7 months ago

Mickey Mouse Republic heya. Report Card ya Nonsenu ku Cabinet ko 0 pa 💯. Eish May try the next six months.

Chikopa cha Mbuzi
7 months ago

Koma Chakwera awonetsetse kuti Miah kapena Abidah ndiye akhale nduna. Awiriwa akambirane pa Iwo wokha yemwe akhale nduna kenako the appointing authority. Anthu away anditopetsa posakhala ndi umunthu.

Noxy
7 months ago

Zoyankhula mbwelekete zochitika za ziiiiii

Dauseee
Dauseee
7 months ago

Chakwera! Please tame your boy Mkaka.

Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
7 months ago

This is not the first time fuel has gone up in malawi and for your information fuel has gone up on the world market.Ku malawi wachulukaso ndi umbuli .Sukulu simukalasi mokha.

Nyambo
Nyambo
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike Bamusi

Are you the only one who has gone to school?

Bien
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike Bamusi

Very true, there is too much ignorance in Malawi, but also the regulatory body need to be educating consumers about what is developing in the sector. In that way Malawians will be on the same page on what is tabled. In this case Malawians are left out empty with no ideas, Tonse must explain

Medson
Medson
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike Bamusi

Cadet wa MCP
Yamukulirani game mmayesa xa Assemblies of God

Atokwene
Atokwene
7 months ago

People told you Lazaro kuti Government is not Assemblies of God. You miserably failed to manage a congregation of less thank 1million Christians and you thought you would manage 17 m pple???. You were in the forefront mobilizing us to go on street to protest against dismal performance of the Past regime . Today your own Makaka is busy stealing Government money at your watch and that of Saullosi But you are clueless. He challenges you that you don’t have support at grassroots level you can’t touch him as he is the owner of the party . Please come up… Read more »

Medson
Medson
7 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

Crying for my beloved malawi

Chikesu B.
Chikesu B.
7 months ago

Why, Malawi?

Shona
7 months ago

Where are those commentators? Zodiac, Times.People favour listening to your radio and TV when you are kuchemerera ma demo ngati mpira.

Aaron Mlale
Aaron Mlale
7 months ago

You can’t increase MPs salaries n Allowance, then increasing the price of fuel, doesn’t make sense Mr President.

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