The opposition Peoples Party (PP) acting president Uladi Mussa has once again hit at the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), accusing it of losing focus and direction as evidenced by what he said the increasing numbers of the killings of people with albinism and persistent shortage of food.
“The government was supposed to register each and every person with albinism, know where they are, assign police officers to protect them. But look, the government does not even know how many people with albinism we have in Malawi, this is ridiculous” he said.
He was speaking on Sunday in Mangochi at a political rally.
Mussa also said when parliament starts meeting on May 20, opposition parliamentarians will demand to know how the government has used the K900 billion national budget parliament approved, alleging there were indications the government has abused some money.
He also said the government seems not to know with the persistent food shortage, saying it has put little money for the purchase of maize fearing this will result in many people dying of hunger this year.
The PP leader said there was need to set aside up to K20 billion for the purchase of maize if the country is to be food secure this year.
In addition, Mussa said, the government should intensify massive irrigation projects and programs across the country so that next year, the country should not import maize.
However, cabinet ministers and senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials who were dispatched to the north over the weekend for party meetings gave a different message to the people.
Minister of Information Patricia Kaliati speaking n Mzuzu said the government has put in place sound measures to ensure everyone will not die of hunger and that people with albinism are being protected.
Minister of Trade and Industry Joseph Mwanamvekha in Karonga said the government has delivered some of its campaign promises and will continue do so.