CSOs pen Mutharika on 10-point ultimatum

Civil society organisations say they have written President Peter Mutharika to swiftly work on their demands among other issues, the reversal of Rodney Jose’s appointment as acting Inspector General of Police and fire Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe and Local government minister Kondwani Nankhumwa.

On the front line chairperson of the Human Rights Defenders Forum (HRDF) chairperson Timothy Mtambo and other rights defenders Gift Trapence and others

One of the CSO leaders Gift Trapence said the letter follows the successful April 27 protests and the subsequent petition to the Head of State.

 “The deadline for the firing of Jose, Goodall and Nankhumwa has way passed. Therefore, we have decided to write him. We will deliver the letter next week,” he said.

The CSOs want Jose fired alleging he is connected to the death of Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa whilst the two ministers are accused of illegally splashing over K4bn to MPs.

Trapence accused Mutharika of non-committal in addressing the issues.

Presidential Spokesman Mgeme Kalilani said the President will only act on the issues a report from a committee he appointed on the matter a few weeks ago. 

According to Kalilani, the special committee is being headed by Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet Lloyd Muhara.

In their 10-point petition, the CSOs had given Mutharika up to 90 days to deal with the issues raised or leave his office.

The petition also calls end of electricity outages within 85 days; and completion of investigations into the killings of former Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) administrator Issa Njauju and Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa.

The CSOs are concerned with alleged Executive abuse and manipulation; high level corruption manifested in the K236 billion Cashgate, the K4 billion issue, the rejected Electoral Reforms Bills, worsening water problems, high cost of living, abuse of State media and chiefs; among others.

 

 

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Waku Gauteng
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Waku Gauteng

I totally agree with these guys I have lost hope that any politician in Malawi can change the status quo. Only civil society will do it. We have too many common thieves seating in government offices. The honey moon is slowly coming to an end

Iyenso
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Iyenso

Ah!!!! Gift trapence becaful with 101 class of Political science class!!! Are sure that you a pure Malawian???? They may finish you basing upon your foreign name!!!

Dinga
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Dinga

Zomwe tidzachite enafe amene anganyawa amatibowa ndizoti tidzangoiyamba yamanja ngati yachitika posakhalitsapa ku LL ya ma vender ija poti nafenso tili ndi ufulu wathu woti anyapapiwa asamatisokosere.

Thengere
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Thengere

Kodi anyamata amathanyulawa abwerako kunja kuja adapita soon after fooling people kuti they were fighting for peoples rights? Dollar adalandira ija yatha pompano?

Dube
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Dube

The usual misguided noise makers!

URIM AND THUMIM
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URIM AND THUMIM

ONE WONDERS IF PETER
IS/WAS REALLY READY TO
TAKE MOTHER MALAWI TO GREATER LEVELS/HEIGHTS !!!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

After delivering the letter…..what would be your next logical step. Don’t threaten a whole head of state and not follow up with decisive action. This is no time for bluffing. He has a country to run. If you can’t follow up on your threats then just go home and eat msima.

diso
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diso

anthu azikonda dziko lawo chonchi,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Just a Penny
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As long as Njaunju’s death mystery is not known, DPP should not expect any vote from the Yaoland with or without rigging. Msaka will not stay at the tally centre till the end of the vote count on 19 May 2019.

Sheena
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Sheena

Wanama. Then MCP won’t get votes for killing Gadama, matenje, Sangala and Chiwanga in cold blod.

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