Information Minister Patricia Kaliati on Wednesday called for mindset transformation amongst Malawians while demanding them to stop castigating the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government for the hunger and financial crisis the nation is facing.
Kaliati made her call during the National Service Worship Commemorating 52 years of Independent which was held in Lilongwe.
Speaking during the event, Kaliati who is also government spokesperson, says Malawians are castigating the Peter Mutharika led government on the economic turmoil and hunger crisis but denied that her party is the root cause of the problem.
“First of all allow me to thank President Peter Muthalika for being the first leader in the history of Malawi to hold a national prayer on the independence day,” said Kaliati.
She said this has shown that Muthalika is a God fearing President that respects Malawians.
But since the time of Independence hero, founding president Kamuzu Banda, then multiparty democracy president Bakili Muluzi to Bingu wa Mutharika and Joyce Banda administration, the country has been having interdenomination prayers ahead of July 6 day.
Kaliati said critics should stop faulting the government, saying the problems the country is going through were inherited.
“If our fore fathers would have done better in providing electricity, road networks or agriculture just to mention a few, the country would have not passed in these problems. But because they didn’t hence the problems so it’s not DPP or Peter Muthalika,” she argued.
Kaliati also blasted Malawians who are agitating for regime change after noting that Mutharika is inept and only capable of bringing more misery to Malawians.
University students have already made their statement that they want Mutharika to step down and are planning to stage massive vigils until their demand is met.
The students want Mutharika to reduce the insensitive fees hike which Mutharika has approved.
But Kaliati said this is not the time to demand a regime change, claiming that Malawi is heading in the right direction under the dynamic and visionary leadership of President Mutharika.
Mutharika is being accused of being clueless and inept to solve the economic turmoil as he is presiding over the lack of medicines in public hospitals , unpaid salaries for teachers, unemployment and high inflation.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :