Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson on finance, Alexander Kusamba Dzonzi has warned that Malawians will
continue suffering due to lack of visionary leadership in President Arthur Peter Mutharika and his rulling Democratic Progressive Party(DPP).
Kusamba Dzonzi made the remarks on Sunday when he was featured in Zodiak Radio’s Talk Show Tiuzeni Zoona Programme.
The MCP Financial Spokesperson who is also Member of Parliament for Dowa West Constituency claimed the current government has completely failed in every aspect of development.
He pointed out high unemployment, high inflation, high interest and lending rates in local commercial banks as a symbol of a paralysed economy.
He said Malawi is like a vehicle driven by a driver who is fast asleep and the only solution is to wake him up or if he fails carry him to a
sleeping bed for someone to take over inorder to avoid an accident.
Kusamba Dzonzi also faulted Mutharika for poor timing and priotizationi of developmental projects.
He cited an example of a good bilateral relationship the country enjoys with China which he said could have been productive to the nation if the President had a vision.
He said instead of asking China to build an olympic stadium, five star hotel and a parliament building in Malawi, a visionary leader could have first asked for an improved energy sector.
“Do you know a country that produces electricity more than any country
in the world?” Dzonzi querried host presenter Maganizo Mazeze before providing an answer for himself.
“It is China so instead of asking them to help us improve in that area what did we do? We asked for a stadium, parliament building and a
hotel” wondered Dzonzi.
He also blamed the Electricity Supply Cooperation of Malawi (Escom) for carrying out expenditures that are unnecessary rsulting into power outages.
Dzonzi claimed the opposition has been giving Mutharika and his government tips on how to minimise some of the challenges the coutry is facing but he doesnt listen.
“In February we told government to ask Illovo and provide money for them to grow maize maybe for about four times through irrigation so that Malawians should escape the hunger crisis following the dry spell but they never listened. All they said was we will import
maize from Zambia,” he said.
Commenting on the leadership wrangles rocking MCP, he said there is no cause for worry because the party executive is already aware of all what is happening behind the scenes.
He claimed there is a special K3 Billion project ensued by the DPP administration aimed at bribing some party senior officials to bring
confusion and make unnecessary noise in the Malawi’s oldest political party.
“Disagreements are there because there are some people who are MCP by face in public but behind the scenes they go to state house where they are given money to bring confusion in MCP,” claimed Dzonzi.
He therefore revealed that no one owns MCP regardless of how many years he or she has spent in the party hence no need to threaten each other.
“Malawi Congress Party is going through restructuring and this means taking someone from comfort zone to productive. Malawians will continue to suffer because they are having a leadership without vision and if they want change let them bring back MCP into power” said Dzonzi.
Meanwhile, Dzonzi says MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera is unmoved with whatever games some party members are playing behind the scenes through DPP and urged them to fight Chakwera through ballot at the party convention since he ascended to MCP presidency though a convention.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :