CSOs threaten another demo Sept 7, engage Malawi opposition

Civil society organisations (CSOs) say they will organise another nationwide protest  on September 7 to protest against what they call President Peter Mutharika’s inaction over their petition at the April 27 demonstrations.

CSOs threaten another demos

CSOs say they are disappointed that Mutharika has allowed to disburse the controversial K4 billion development fund and failed to fire Cabinet ministers Goodall Gondwe and Kondwani Nankhumwa and acting police chief Rodney Jose.

They further accuse the President of lacking political will and seriousness to address the issues raised in the petition.

A member of the Human Rights Defenders Forum Gift Trapence has confirmed of the new date for the nationwide protests after the government failed to address to the April 27 petition grievances.

“If the government fails to address our grievances, we will as well demand that President Mutharika steps down,” said Trapence.

He said it was unfortunate that the President and his government have given a deaf to the grievances put forward by the civil society organisations.

“If they respond favourably, we will cancel the demonstrations,” he said.

He asked the opposition to put pressure on government to address the issues.

The CSOs expressed dissatisfaction with the newly introduced community managed social-economic projects fund (CSF) system of implementing district funding from the controversial K4 billion.

The district has received K183 million from the K4 billion and the project is expected to run for 10 months.

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uchapwi
uchapwi
3 years ago

Asiyeni ma CSO akapange ma demonstratiion because that is what puts their food on their table. Munthu wopusa amasiya ntchito zake kupelekeza ma CSO kopanga mchere wao

Goms
Goms
3 years ago

The few people who did not vote for APM still don’t accept him as the head of state. They want to be ruling via demonstrations. This is nonsense. CSOs may be the best is for you to call for a referendum so that we show you that the people who hate APM’s decitions are very few

Tenzi Mzungu
Tenzi Mzungu
3 years ago

Tell opp MPs to reject the money if they are indeed honest. Otherwise you personally hate APM.

Samuel
Samuel
3 years ago

Peter usaope mabulutu adatha fashio usawapase money adzituwa choncho. Anthu osakonda dziko lao.

Heavy-duty
Heavy-duty
3 years ago

A Malawi adadziwa kuti ma CSO mumachidwa use ndi opposition that’s why you have lost people’s trust. Your aim is to stall development so that opposition finds something to talk pa kampeni and have an advantage. You will fail. Pitani kumsewu ko but that will have no impact but it will a wastage of time. While you don’t see anything better, ife we can see something better – the stability of the kwacha for now three and half years (just mentioning one)

Ame
Ame
3 years ago

Koma inu ma CSOs shut up! The opposition has received the K4 billion.

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