Chibambo launches Petra’s ‘3rd liberation’ movement for Malawi

Malawi’s opposition People’s Transformation Party (Petra) on Monday the 3rd Liberation Movement for Malawi in Blantyre with promises of delivering real change to the country’s treacherous political landscape.

Chibambo, a lawyer by profession, described the struggle for independence and multiparty democracy in 1964 and 1994 as first and second liberations respectively.

He said 2014 Malawi needs the third liberation, saying their vision is to see Malawi become economically independent and exploitation free.

“Malawi has for many decades now been gripped in economic bondage of gigantic magnitude. This pathetic and heart-rending reality has been fastened to the people of Malawi despite the country changing leaders and governments since 1964, 1994, 2004 and most recently 2012,” said.

Chibambo: Third liberation

“The country notwithstanding that it is richly endowed with a vast body of fresh water, exquisite scenic sites, good soil and natural resources to date remains classified as one of the poorest in the world with the majority living on less than a $1 dollar a day as economists have pronounced,” observed Chibambo.

Chibambo said the devaluation of the Kwacha in May last year by President Joyce Banda’s government pushed up further the economic hardships.

“The kwacha has lost the value by over 100 percent,” he claimed.

Chibambo said PETRA believes in a governance system that is compassionate and caring, a government system that is not cruel with their slogan of Month.

He said the party will be of truth and freshness that the Malawian people have been longing for.

“We shall in the coming days, weeks and months be sharing with Malawian people the various strategies we have developed for achieving the 3rd Liberation. Petra has the solutions. It’s our country; it’s our destiny,” Chibambo sais.

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