A high-powered delagtion of the government Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Executive will be send to attend the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) conference, government spokesman Nicholous Dausi has indicated.
Dausi, who is also Minister of Information, Communication Technology, said government is ready to attend the conference scheduled for Blantyre this week.
“Government will attend the conference and hope it is for the good of the people,” Dausi said.
PAC spokesman Fr Peter Mulomole confirmed invitation has been extended to government officials for what the quasi-religious body calls a 5+1 All-Inclusive Stakeholders’ Conference which is being funded by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).
However, observers say that expectations from the previous PAC conference were not met as per resolutions made and some question its relevance.
Mabvuto Bamusi, a presidential aide on civil society, a Government Technical Team (GTT) spokesperson appointed by President Peter Mutharika to engage PAC on resolutions from the previous conference, said government delegation will use its presence to turn the governance watchdog “to its right path.”
Bamusi said President Mutharika is still open for dialogue with PAC.
But cautioned some political elements os “using PAC as a conduit for chunning unmerited anger and dislike for Mutharika.”