Chibambo spits fire, wants Mutharika to address the nation on energy woes

The People’s Transformation Party (Petra) president Kamuzu Chibambo has come out of his political cacoon to spit fire at President Peter Mutharika for his failure to address the nation on the recent fuel hike and theft of K1.9 billion worth of fuel at State-owned power utility Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom)  which is contributing to the prolonged power cuts.

Chibambo: We need an explaination from the President

Chibambo said Mutharika needs to address the nation on the issues, saying they are affecting the day to day life of ordinary Malawians as well as the corporate world.

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) increased the price of petrol by 6.2 percent to K990.50 per litre, diesel went up by 6.9 percent to K990.40 per litre while paraffin is now selling at K785.80 per litre, an increase of 3.93 percent.

The fuel hike effected last week has triggered the rise in commodity and services prices whilst the theft of the fuel at Escom is contributing to the prolonged power cuts which is at nine hours a day as power generators which the government hired at US$78 million are lying idle.

The fuel price hike follows another one in October by an average of five percent.

“The President needs to come and out and address the nation. We need an explanation from him as the country’s CEO,” said Chibambo.

His party and 12 other tiny parties are expected to form an electoral alliance ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections in a bid to wrestle power from Mutharika at the ballot box.

But presidential spokesperson Mgeme KaliLani has trashed the possibility of Mutharika addressing the nation on the issues raised, saying he cannot be commenting on every issue in the country.

“The line ministries and departments addressed the issue already therefore there is no need for HE to address the nation on the matter again,” he said.

UTM party leader  and State vice-president SaulosChilima ordered the government to bring down the prices of fuel by next month.

Economic commentators have warned that standards of living for the low and middle income earners are in jeopardy following the anticipated rise in prices of goods and services triggered by last week’s fuel price hike.

National Statistical Office (NSO) figures show that electricity, housing, water and transport contribute 31.5 percent to the consumer price index (CPI), an aggregate basket for measuring inflation.

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Adada
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Adada

KKK we dont have solutions to our problems amalawi ambirife

Nabanda
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I urge all Malawians to spit fire on Chilima and Mutharika on 21/05/2019. These two wizards have killed us miserably…

Tiwanyenyanyenya
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Tiwanyenyanyenya

Mr Maliseche has no solutions but lies, now he can’t lie anymore!

Pumbwa
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Pumbwa

The problem is that even if a Maliseche address the nation we don’t understand what he says, amangolubwalubwa, chizungu chosamveka Chichewa chosamveka ……… Abale inu

Bakha
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Bakha

The only president who finishes the whole five years with the nation in complete trouble. Not even a single day to smile……. Water problems, floods, dry spells, corruption, very strange blackouts, 145 million………and yet he says want another five years!

Bazuka
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Bazuka

What new word do expect this old Muthalika to say on energy woes? Just work to boot him out of office, period.

Moya
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Moya

How can he address the nation on that when he is the head thief? U are Simply asking a thief to address his thieving ways. We need others to address the nation on behalf of the thief. Spare us from his lies, Let him just shut up as he is doing and go out in 2019. Malawi rise up for once.

Kinnear Mlowoka
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Kinnear Mlowoka

I agree with Chibambo, this government of thieves has ruined us from day one they got dubious winning into power. Minus DPP in this country Malawi will be at peace, corrupt free, freedom and God fearing. DPP are Monsters sent by Satan to bring pain to Malawians but my God is watching, he is terrible God, Mikie he will smote you out of the government. Enough is Enough, we will campaign house to house as we did to remove one party state in 1992 from MCP leadership. You allow people to get tax payers money to a tune of 1… Read more »

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

The so-called Vice President of Malawi is really a pathetic Idiot. Mbuzi yaMano kunsi. Gulugunyinda. Mopanda manyazi nkumati “I ordered the government to reduce fuel price by next month”. Which government r u refering to???That shows u r not part of government but clinging to power just for greed. Mwana wa Mphaka Chilima step down u r just stealing our tax payers money.

kavibangwa
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kavibangwa

I have never seen such levels of mediocrity in a mortal, you just hate the guy and its driving your mind to the lowest levels of intellectual bankruptcy.

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

Akutsatira malamulo a boma la Malawi. Chilima ndi Muthalika azamaliza nthawi zawo pantchito limodzi. Ukufuna apange resign aluze ma benefit ake.mbuzi yamunthu cadet iwe. Ukawerenge kaye constitution kuti udziwe president ndi vice wake amachoka bwanji pa maudindo awo.

Bodza
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Shaaaaa .we have a lot of mad people in Malawi. This is One of them

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