Malawians writing on social media are up in arms against the DPP led government decision to continue chartering presidential jets despite the state of the country’s economy.
The presidential communication team says President Peter Mutharika will not stop using presidential jets chatered from South Africa despite the fact that the economy is down at its knees, arguing former head of state Kamuzu Banda did the same when he was in office.
But writing on Facebook, a renowned academician and columnist Stanely Onjezani Kenani wondored how the presidential communication team could compare Kamuzu, who ruled Malawi with an iron fist in one party state, to Mutharika expected to be a democrat in his leadership stylle.
A respected veteran musician simply put it on Facebook, “two wrongs do not make a right.”
Other Malawians challenged the Mutharika administration to call for snap elections to legitimise its mandate after, they said, most Malawians lost confidence in the government.
The government has come under intense criticism for taking a larger than life infamous entourage of 115 delegates to the UN general assembly, most of them DPP cadres when the same government is failing to hire more medics and teachers due to lack of money.
Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace CCJP National Coordinator Chris Chisoni said now that Mutharika is back amid serious concerns on his UNGA bloated entourage, he should explain to the nation to justify his actions when the country is in a social and economic disarray.
Chisoni said Mutharika “ can clear the mist” than leaving people having contradictory positions on the matter from different structures within government.
Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) Executive Director John Kapito also demanded the truth from Mutharika about the big UNGA entourage and who financed the hanger-on during the trip.