Malawi CSO’s credibility may be watered down over emotional demands – Paper

Malawi’s leading daily newspaper has lauded the  civil society organisation (CSOs) of oing commendable job in ensuring that the country becomes a more accountable , transparent and inclusive society but cautioned them to stop making emotional demands and issuing ultimatums.

Mateyo (c) speaks as Mtambo (l) listens during a news conference announcing Swptember 7 demos

‘CSOs should  stop making petty demands’ reads a title of the editorial comment in The Nation newspaper on Friday.

The paper was commenting on analysts comments against CSO’s demand for President Peter Mutharika to resign or be impeached for abuse of office and violation of the Constitution.

The rights campaigners also plan for September 7 natiobwide demonstration over what they describe as poor governance and arrogance of the Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP) administration.

In their comment, the leading daily said the reasons the CSOs are advancing are “genuine and pertinent” but pointed out that calling for the President’s resignation whent he country is just nine months to the next tripartite elections is “outright unreasonable.”

The paper urges the CSOs to emark on civic education to the electorate not to vote into office leaders that have no regard for democracy and the rule of law “if that is achievable.”

Nonethelsess, the paper  noted the positive contribution of the CSOs in the country, saying they continye to encourage political participation and institutionalise democrcatic norms and practices.

“This is important if the country is to safeguard and entrench the democratic culture which seems to be under constant threat especially from the governing authority,” reads the comment in part.

But it warned against “unreasonable” and “petty” demands, saying that will only water down CSOs credibility.

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Samuel
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Samuel

Empty tins.KKKKKKKKKK

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

Nobody can trust the CSO which are percieved to be political, corrupt and biased

Mjomba
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Mjomba

Rebels.

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Totally i agree. Our CSO needs to improve on their reaction on governance issues. Most of the time they seem to be reactive to nagative issues. This in the end will be interpreted as if they have personal issues with the president though issues being raised are real.

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Sorry, which newspaper wrote this nonsense. This paper is not helping Malawians at all. The ‘wait and see’ strategy has brought us this mess . So someone is saying we should wait to dislodge theses thieves only at the balot. Remember we only get to vote every 5 years. And no, I can’t be silent. Even if only one week is left. The wrong thing the president is doing,impeachment be if needs to be.

Nabanda
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Nabanda

Totally agree. In fact, no sane person listens to these CSO activists these days because they are self-serving and corrupt even more than the politicians they are criticising.

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Are the these guys smart themselves?

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