President Peter Mutharika is on Friday to hold a political rally in Nchalo, Chikhwawa where he is expected to dress down opposition leaders who have of late been telling Malawians that the government has failed Malawians.
This will be the first time Mutharika is holding a political rally after Malawi successfully qualified for the extended credit facility of the IMF.
It is therefore expected that President Mutharika will blow the government trumpet for successfully qualifying for the facility after a close to three years of donor drought, forcing the economy to tumble and spin making the cost of life drastically go up.
Soon after Malawi qualified for the IMF extended credit facility, the state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporations run congratulatory paid slots on radio and television congratulating the President and the government for the success.
Only government departments and ministries participated.
Some people on social media wondered why MBC took the qualification as a celebration when in actual sense Malawi has succeeded in getting loans from IMF and other donors.
IMF is expected to give Malawi a US$30 million in loan to kick start the ailing economy.
During his recent public address, Mutharika courted controversy when he made a statement jokingly, saying “Ine ndilibe problem” which translates to “I have no problems”.
Mutharika said this, as he tried to play down pressure from opposition and critics calling for his resignation.
But president of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Lazarus Chakwera, accused Mutharika of being “sarcastic” about the hardships currently facing Malawians.