Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has vowed to coninue firing and suspending party officals in a move he said would bring sanity in the main opposition.
Chakwera said this Sunday afternoon when he addressed a campaign rally in Mchinji West.
“The aim is to bring sanity as I am rebuilding the party to make it more effectve and efficiency than ever before,” said Chakwera.
He has so far fired notable senior party officials that include Felix Jumbe and Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma.
Chakwera has also suspended party spokesperson Jessie Kabwila and senior party member Joseph Njobvuyalema.
He has hiwever received condemnaion from some quarters, includuing the party secretay general Gustave Kaliwo for dismissing and suspending party officials without hearing their side of the story.
But the uncompromising former church cleric said he will continue with his plans to rebuild the party therefore anyone sabotaging the plans will face the chop.
Turning to the government, Chakwera told people to speak out against government officials who plunder public money
. “You should not leave this to the opposition, all of you should speak with one voice and condemn it,” he said.
The Mutharika administration has been accused of covering up suspects in the infamous K236 billion cashgate spanning in two administrations of Bingu wa Mutharika and Joyce Banda.
During the rally Mchinji District chair Chipitiro Chibisa said people in his district are asking him when is Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) going to start work.
“Mr President I am receiving questions may be you will assist me to answer, people are asking when will the DPP Government going to start work since up to now people have no access to drugs in our hospitals, no water, no electricity no food in their homes , I thought Government means ending people’s problems what are they doing at capital Hill, where is the budget that you passed in Parliament? Mr President you will help me with answers since ambulances are also grounded here in Mchinji,” said Chibisa.
Chakwera said it is unfortunate that Malawi as a country remains a poorest state due to dishonest civil servants and politicians occupying the seats.
“These are the people who only think of where and how to steal government money. They have no agenda to develop this nation hence Malawi is a failed,” said Professor Chakwera.
Chakwera said he is hopeful MCP candidate Jephter Mwale will win the byelection.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :