People’s Party acting president who is also leader in parliament, Uladi Mussa called State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Peter Mutharika s being empty in content that still failed to chart where his administration is heading.
Mussa said State of the Nation address could safely be described as boring.
He said President Mutharika failed to give a solution to another very pressing concern—poverty alleviation—because not a single line is mentioned how to solve the worsening poverty all over the country.
“This speech is empty, there’s literally nothing new from it, whatever he has talked here is what he has said before.
” We expected him to touch on issues to do with albino killings and abductions on what his government is doing to end the practices, we expected him to tell us where are we on issues to do with sane sex marriage which his government suspended the laws, is it still like that or he has changed tune or what’s his stand now ? All that is missing in this address.
“He was busy repeating issues like Phalombe hospital which we have been debating and funding for years. in general I don’t see anything sense which is new in this address,” said Mussa.
President Mutharika, said Mussa, should reduce the gap between the haves and have nots, saying his government should expedite job creation, poverty mitigating measures and improve the economy.
Mutharika admitted in his speech that Malawi has been reeling in a number of economic woes.
Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) president, Enock Chakufwa Chihana wondered what was it that Muntharika was trying to say in the House, saying his address was a familiar script and all Mutharika can offer is more of the same.
Chihana said he feels Mutharika wasn’t prepared yet to come and address the nation as his speech missed a number of important areas which Malawians are looking answers to him.
He also accused Mutharika of making his delivery of the state of nation address in a dallow manner forcing MPs to fall fast asleep led by Leader of the House, George Chaponda , who apparently also snored as Mutharika made his speech.
“It was simply empty rhetoric address,” said Chihana.
“Malawi n is under severe stress as a result of the numerous pressing challenges the country is facing including lack of good leadership,” he added.
He accused Mutharika of being a major contributor to what’s ailing the country.
Malawi is battling under the burdens of unemployment, crime, power cuts, poor health care, collapsing education system and weakening kwacha.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :