Member of Parliament for Lilongwe South (MCP) Peter Dimba has said Malawi is facing its worst crisis and that people are angry, frustrated, and annoyed that the DPP government has ignored the plight of the poor.
In echoing remarks of MCP president Lazarous Chakwera that President Peter Mutharika has failed Malawians because he is failing to live a modest lifestyle to make Malawi a secure place for investment, Dimba said the country is multiple crises but with failed leadership.
“Right now, we have myriad crises that as a nation we are going through. We have the economic crisis, we have the power crisis, we have the water crisis, we have tertiary education crisis, we have the environmental crisis, and the worst of all Mr Speaker, Sirwe have the tobacco crisis. We have the farm input coupon crisis and Mr Speaker, Sir, the worst of all, is not all these crises but the greatest tragedy and worst crisis in this country is to have an administration that has no idea how to deal with this crisis,” said Dimba.
Dimba said when the Minister of Education, Science and Technology Emmanuel Fabiano was asked to deal with university crisis in this country, he said, “I have no idea.”
He said DPP government officials are “not concerned” and wondered “who is in control in this country. Who is supposed to deal with these issues, to deal with the challenges that as a nation, we are faced with.”
Dimba was booed by the government side when he said people are suffering and the government doesn’t seem to care
But he said even those that were booing hm “are also going through the crisis I am talking aboutThey are going through a crisis worse that some of us are going through now.”
Dimba describing the economic management of DPP government as “ insanity”, saying they are doing the very same things expecting different results and nothing is changing.
The Leader of the House, George Chiponda protested , saying Dimba was pronouncements which are “totally ridiculous”.
“ Instead of him talking about the mess which is in the political parties, why is he not focussing on that instead of talking about the economy which is on track? And we know that this government took over on 20th May, 2014 when there was cashgate,” said Chaponda.
Dimba did not relent in his criticism of the DPP government, saying Chaponda was chased in Mulanje and that is a political crisis he was talking about
“Mr Speaker, Sir, I also mention here that the Regional Governor in the South ( Charles Mchacha of DPP) was also chased away in Mulanje South and had their vehicles even smashed. That is a crisis we are talking about,” he added.
Dimba said DPP is going to come out of this brutally bruised.
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