Katsonga blames Malawi maize and drug shortage on recycled politicians

People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) president, Mark Katsonga said Malawians have themselves to blame following revelations that the country’s maize silos are almost depleted and that drug shortage is currently at 80 percent.

Katsonga said the failure by the country to get rid of the “recycled politicians” who have been serving the nation since multiparty inception, has left it with nothing but situations riddled with never ending economic woes.

His remarks were in relation to media revelations that the country’s maize silos are almost depleted and the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) is struggling to purchase in enough stock due to budgetary constraints.

And Central Medical Stores Trust has revealed that it has only managed to procure 15 percent of the essential drugs, adding it has managed to reduce drug shortage from 95 percent to 80 percent.

Katsonga said: “We have ourselves to blame for the problems we are facing right now. We have same people in the system, people who have failed this nation since we attained multiparty.

Katsonga: Recycling politicians should stop
Katsonga: Recycling politicians should stop

“People who don’t have a clue of how turn things around or at least offer hope to the nation. If we are to be able to be free from some of these man made challenges, as the nation we need to completely overhaul our political system and put new faces in place”.

The former Parliamentarian has since urged the nation to register in the current voter registration exercise in order to participate in the next year’s tripartite elections.

“It is through elections next year the nation can define a new path of our destiny but putting in place new faces that will ably deliver. For long time recycled politicians have taken advantage of poor Malawians to enrich themselves, and that’s what we need to change”.

Katsonga who revealed that he has retired as Chairperson of AGMA Holdings Limited, which owns AXA bus service, said meanwhile plans were underway for PPM to hold its convention on date yet to be announced.

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