Mutharika promises year of prosperity in New Year’s message: ‘Malawi economy star performer’

President Peter Mutharika says the country’s economy is moving towards right track as evidenced by the return of donor confidence in the year 2019 and promises a a remarkable 2020 in his New Year’s message.

President Mutharika: Let us agree to move forward in peace, love and unity

Mutharika made the sentiments in his address to the nation which was televised on the state broadcaster; Malawi Broadcasting Cooperation (MBC) titled ‘Let Us Agree to Move Forward in Peace, Love and Unity’.

The Malaiw leader said the economy has improved ‘handsomely’ during the past five years and Malawi has been rated as ‘star performer’ by local and international bodies.

“Let us not forget. In the past five years, we have collectively saved the economy from the ruins of 2014 to the stability and inspiring growth we are seeing.

“By all international standards, Malawi has proven to be an economic performing star— a rising African star. This is what patriotic Malawians can do for their country,” said President Mutharika

He added that his administration has managed to support the needy and vulnerable with various basic needs as shelter under the Malata and Cement subsidy program.

However, President Mutharika expressed disappointment with some Human Rights Defenders who are organizing violent protests in the country destroying properties in the process describing them as ‘Enemies of Development’.

In a related development, Muslims under the banner, Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom (ICJF) also condemned Human Rights Defenders Commission (HRDC) and quasi-religious group, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) for trying to create a lawless state by sponsoring violent demonstrations.

In a statement ICJF Chief Commissioner, Abdul Rahman Ajassie, said HRDC led by Timothy Mtambo and PAC behaved in a very strange way in 2019 as the two bodies were seen openly supporting opposition political party ideologies.

“In 2019, we have seen PAC conducting its businesses in a suspicious manner. We saw PAC aligning itself with opposition parties (MCP and UTM) in a strange manner whose aim was to extend and ignite fire among the citizens of the opposite beliefs,” reads part of statement.

The statement further condemned some individuals who claim to be human rights defenders but in actual sense are opposition political party supporters and bootlickers.

“It is our prayer and wish that these organisations shall not repeat in 2020 what they have done in 2019. Some of such organisations openly conducted their business in a very biased form.

“They fought for particular political ideology and philosophy, while claiming to be discharging their duties impartially. Malawians want to see Genuine Human Rights activists in 2020 and beyond, not political human rights activists,”

Speaking recently during a citizen rally which was held in Salima, HRDC Chairperson Mtambo vowed to continue with demonstrations in 2020 saying the coalition has already planned three demonstrations in the month of January.

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Head Pumbwa
Head Pumbwa
10 months ago

This man is truly senile!
Malawi is a star performer in corruption
Malawi is a star performer in plunder if Government resources
Malawi is a star performer in poverty

mphepo zinai
mphepo zinai
10 months ago

I dont think anyone will ever surpass this level of stupidity. Maybe Chimulirenji may try.

Moya
Moya
10 months ago

Are you using your wallet as a key indicator or what? I have news for you Sir, Malawians are in extreme poverty.

Achiswe'.'
10 months ago

Not a word about rampant corruption highlighted by the EU representative, If APM really believes what he says, then he is totally away with the birds. He needs to put on his listening ears and take note of what the demonstrations are all about – not simply vote-rigging, but people’s desperation and cries for change. Our country is sliding backwards every day under this useless President who lives in his own world.

Maunits
Maunits
10 months ago

KKKKKKKK economic performer my foot to hell.

Evelyn longwe
Evelyn longwe
10 months ago

Leave president muntharika, we accepted him. And how sure are you that mcp government will perform well?

Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago
Reply to  Evelyn longwe

You won’t know until they are in power. By the way, why are not sure they won’t perform? We have tried UDF, DPP (twice) and PP. The results have been disastrous in all cases. Post democracy MCP hasn’t been given a chance, because of massive rigging, to rule.

Mutumwa
Mutumwa
10 months ago
Reply to  Evelyn longwe

Achimwene, just keep quiet! You cannot quarrel with fools, they cannot understand you! What they think ndi chakuti ndalama zikamasowa mthumba mwao ndiye kuti economy sili bwino! Stupid Malawians!

Chimulirenji
Chimulirenji
10 months ago

This President needs a thorough mental evaluation! He is not normal, anybody who knows the plight of Malawians would not give such a speech, full of lies and out of touch with reality

Gertrude
Gertrude
10 months ago

The worst president Malawi has ever had!!!!!! This is so embarrassing ! ConCourt is our only hope for real!

Angulu
Angulu
10 months ago

This President is sooooooo out of touch with reality! He is absolutely CLUELESS ! What a shame!

Maliseche
Maliseche
10 months ago

Star performer??? …….so why are we one of the poorest countries in the world?????…..koma chimunthu ichi!

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