Malawi President Mutharika challenges critics to come up with alternatives

President Peter Mutharika replied critics of his economic policies, challenging them to come out with solutions or alternative measures for rebuilding the country, dismissing assertions that Malawi is going in the wrong direction under his leadership.

President Mutharika: Malawi is not going in the wrong direction

President Mutharika: Malawi is not going in the wrong direction

“There are stories in the paper that Malawi is going in the wrong direction that the DPP government is going in the wrong direction. Is trying to industrialise this country, trying to assist small and medium enterprises, wrong direction?” wondered Mutharika when he addressed a news conference on Thursday evening.

The news conference was organised to brief the media about his trip to Egypt where he attended the Third Tripartite Summit of Heads of state and Government of Comesa, Sadc and EAC and 25th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit in South Africa.

But Mutharika took time to react to bad press over critics who include Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama) president, Henry Kachaje who has blasted Mutharika of peddling lies on the economic state of the nation.

The Malawi leader, however, shot down the criticism as not merited.

“Is bringing community colleges a wrong direction? Is Malata and cement [subsidy] programme wrong direction? Is implementation of public sector reforms taking a wrong direction? These are things we have been doing. I want to challenge all those who are saying we are going in the wrong direction to tell us the best way,” Mutharika asked.

The Malawi President said his critics will not offer any tangible alternative.

“If all these things are wrong, come forward and say which things are better for this country. I’m afraid to say they will not come up with any alternative. I’m not trying to silence anyone from speaking. Everyone has freedom of speech, so do I,” Mutharika said.

The President also flaunted his administration’s credentials in the way of attracting investors, saying security will be guaranteed.

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Mtengo waminga
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boma likuyenda bwino, yakula ndi nsanje.

Dr Kachaje
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1.Is introducing tough measures on driving licences, good direction? 2.Is raising junior civil servants’ salaries by 10%, good direction? 3.Is changing the date for revising salaries of civil servants from 1st July to 1st December, good direction? 4.Is forcing Malawi Parliament to sell MSB, good direction? 5.Is cancelling debts of those who owe MSB while the bank is on the verge of collapse, good direction? 6.Is stopping employing ODL teachers, good direction? 7.Is planning to introduce a 5% pay cut for pension scheme on salaries of civil servants effective January,2016, good direction? 8.Is failure to release promotional vacancies for all… Read more »
Trevor Manyi
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Chonde please 92 BILLION amwene bwampini!!

nyamata wa kwa Mayaka
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nyamata wa kwa Mayaka

Kikikikiki Malawi economy

ike
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Aaah aaah aaah koma amalawi tikamana mkaka chaka chino…woooza..

Obster
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Wait for me am coming to lead the nation to a better way of all Malawian to live better, shame to see the good agricultural country sinking like a ship, it’s time for we young people to lead the country now, tired of madala people

mangochi Kabwafu
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No 37, is APM still 75? Anyway, Malawi on auto pilot yet again, kikikikiki.

mbani
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Alternative is to come out on 92 billion to bring the donors back.SA is rich but they are supported by donors and this god forsaken country what do u think agalu

Sapitwa
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Most of these comments are simmilar to those of useless opposition MPs. APM, there is no single person in Malawi who can understand this country well. APM, you are doing very well with zero budget. Only extreme fools would expect more from the Government which has no enough money to do so. Non of them have the mentality of what they could do for their Government; the mentality they have is what the Government could do for them. APM, never invite any fool to the public domain again, they will never give any solution to Malawi problems. Continue to fulfill… Read more »
Chigawenga
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Munthalika continues to dream in colors. He fails to tell Malawians what he did with their money (budget) from last year.,Can the president tell us which colleges have been implemented? Can he tell us which investors have come to Malawi? Can APm tell us how he intends to guarantee security when bank robberies are every day stories? Can the president tell us what he intends to do with the cash gate report for MK92 Billion which points at him? I will tell you what Mr president, you have no sustainable agenda for this country. Your only motive to lead is… Read more »
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