The main opposition Malawi Congress Party ( MCP) has challenged President Peter Mutharika that he should know that he can’t rewrite Malawi’s history by what the party calls “misguided utterances.”
The sentiments comes against the background of the President’s remarks which insinuated that MCP did not bring in any tangible development to the country.
APM as he is popularly known by his followers made public utterances to the effect that MCP did not bring development when he officially opened the 13 km By pass road in Lilongwe.
MCP Director of Public Relations, Alekeni Menyani, in an interview with Nyasa Times said Malawi had a golden era in the 80’s unlike his (APM) party’s “trial and error” techniques that has sunk Malawi to an all time low in terms of economic development.
“It is laughable that he woke up in a house (Kamuzu Palace) built by MCP , travelled on a road constructed by MCP and uttered such remarks.
“But it is not surprising coming from a person who had to give up an American Green Card to seek the presidency. He is alien to his country and what has been happening,” said Menyani, adding that MCP as a party will offer to orient him.
He also wondered why his brother (Bingu) put up the only statue in the Capital honouring MCP’s founding father Kamuzu Banda, arguing that his sentiments will anger the departed.
Menyani also said the country had Malawi Development Corporation, Agrimal, Optichem, Nzeru Radio, Mulanje Peak, Vipcor, Maldeco, Malawi Pharmacy plus many other companies that started and flourished under Kamuzu because he had a vision for the country.
He argued that MDC had lots of subsidiaries under it but when UDF took over power from MCP they milked it through dubious loans and mismanagement until it collapsed.
“If we had started with some of these parties we wouldn’t have University of Malawi, Capital Hill and other major infrastructure projects. Whatever money gets into Treasury they siphon without shame. Very disappointing,” argued Menyani.
He also said APM was here at the time of independence and saw what it was like.
“He is just trying to provoke Malawians of honesty and virtue in whatever he is saying. As MCP we take that as a joke. He wants lighter moments owing to the pressure on him to deliver,” said Menyani.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :