The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) chairperson Reverend Dr. Felix Chingota has said during the opening of the governance watchdog’s sixth All-Inclusive Stakeholders Conference underway at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre that the country continues to slide backwards in terms of development because of citizens’ tendency to tolerate failure by those entrusted to lead.
Chingota challenged that the quasi religious organisation will not be stampeded to promote falsehood as it continue its watchdog role to proclaim the truth and held those in power acocuntable.
Chingota also expressed concern on the failure by President Peter Mutharika’s administration to act on resolutions that delegates came up with during the fifth All- Inclusive Stakeholders Conference held last year.
Chingota therefore challenged delegates to the conference – which is being held under the theme: ‘The state of governance and public trust: Reclaiming our destiny’ – to take to task duty bearers saying Malawians must determine their own future.
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Osisa) is funding the conference.
The conference apart from discussing a report on the feedback from the Fifth All-Inclusive Stakeholders’ Conference and chart the way forward, there will be major talking points on governance situation in the country.
Economist Henry Kachaje, who is one of President Mutharika’s most acerbic critics,made presentations on how corruption is affecting Malawi economy.
In his presentation, Kachaje unveiled that corruption is worsening in Malawi.