The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has observed that one year that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government has been in power it has proved to be a failed political project and a nightmare to the people in the country.
MCP spokesperson Dr Jessie Kabwila said the DPP and President Peter Mutharika’s one year in office has been a failed take off of a five-year term of office.
“Major indicators is how people are suffering in the country,” Kabwila, a former university of Malawi lecturer turned politician said.
“Corruption levels are very high and many Malawians are struggling even to have food in their homes,” the MCP spokeswoman commented.
In the quoted attributed to her in Daily Times, Kabwila continued: “The DPP administration is even failing to create job opportunities for people so that they can be financially stable. This is a nightmare for Malawians and I do not even know how to rate DPP.”
Kabwila also said health and education sector in the country are collapsing and the Peter Mutharika administration is failing to address their challenges.
She also raised concerns with the rising crime and banditry.
MCP spokeswoman said the economy is ailing, accusing DPP of being off the road to recovery and failing to win back donor confidence.
On corruption, Kabwila noted that the cashgate shenanigans are still operating and wearing different robes.
Former ruling People’s Party (PP) Publicity Secretary Ken Msonda said the first year of the DPP’s rule has been “miserable.”
“The executive has failed to deliver to people’s expectations because most of them have stayed outside this country for the better part of their lives, they are ‘matchonas’, hence they don’t have an idea on what people want on the ground for them to respond.
“The DPP government under Peter Mutharika has failed the nation big time, they have nothing to offer”, said Msonda.
But DPP spokesman Francis Kasaila said the opposition cannot appreciate government, saying “they will always look for the dark side of us.”
Kasaila, however, conceded there are many challenges in the country, promising that DPP government will strive to address them.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :