If the problems Malawi is facing are being caused by Satan, then Satan is using the President because the problems centre on poor economic and political governance led by him as President, the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and the Centre for Development of the People (CEDEP) have said.
“We strongly ask President Mutharika to reject the Satan he is condemning,” the two organizations said.
“ The President should sincerely reflect on his statement and stop being used by Satan. The nation is crying because of the country’s leadership style.”
CHRR and CEDEP have since asked President Bingu wa Mutharika and his government to indicate to the nation a realistic time frame for the resolution of the country’s problems.
The Alliance for Democracy (Aford) has also made a similar call.
Walk the talk
“CHRR and CEDEP will continue engaging government and all stakeholders in contributing to resolving the current political and economic challenges facing this country. But President Bingu Wa Mutharika should Walk the Talk ,” the two organisations made the call ion joint statement signed by Undule Mwakasungula and Gift Trapence.
“The President has to accept that nobody is interested in anything else apart from the fact suffering has to come to an end. Malawians want forex, fuel, water, electricity, human rights, democracy, rule of law, equality, drugs in hospital, end to corruption, nepotism and equal opportunity to realise individual dreams,” the statement read.
CHRR and CEDEP said Malawians are not demanding too much but rather want their elected government to be responsive and responsible.
Section 12(iii) of the Constitution of Malawi clearly provides that “the authority to exercise power of State is conditional upon the sustained trust of the people of Malawi and that trust can only be maintained through responsive, open, accountable and transparent Government and informed democratic choice”
The two organisations also accused the President, and some senior cabinet Ministers like the Minister of Information for being in the forefront advocating for tribalism, nepotism and ethnicism.
“It is important for the leadership to note that they are leaving a bad legacy for the unity of the nation. It is time government took measures to unite the nation rather than perpetuate divisions. Unity makes the country stronger and divisions bring hatred,” the statement said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :