The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has released a tentative programme for the much awaited December 13 protests and settled for red as dominant colour.
The protests are aimed at forcing the Peter Mutharika administration through Members of Parliament to deliberate and pass the Electoral Reforms Bill as well as addressing other social and economic challenges leading to the current starving amongst Malawians.
The other concerns, PAC wants Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to be freed as a public broadcaster, conclusion of corruption cases involving what it calls big fishes and has spoken out against unfulfilled promises and deep rooted corruption in government
According to a statement from PAC, the demonstrations in Mzuzu will start from Katoto Secondary School ground to civic offices; in Lilongwe the demonstrations will start from community centre ground to city council offices, in Blantyre they will start from Clock Tower to civic offices while in Zomba the demonstrations will start from Community Ground to Mponda Freedom Park.
Meanwhile, , PAC executive director Robert Phiri said the organisation will proceed with the planned demonstrations despite getting information about tgovernment circulation of the Electoral Reforms Bills, among members of Parliament (MPs), including the contentious 50+1 provision.
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