Vice president Saulos Chilima has asked opposition leaders in Malawi to stop finger pointing on the economic problems the country is going through but instead find solutions.
Chilima said this Saturday in Zomba during the commemoration of 50 years since the birth of Chilema Ecumenical Centre, a pastoral centre jointly owned by the Anglican and CCAP.
“This finger pointing must stop. We must all work together to find solutions affecting our people,” said Chilima.
His comments come barely days after President Peter Mutharika cancelled his trip to India where he was supposed to attend a high level India Africa summit, citing economic reasons.
The cancellation of the trip came after weeks of fierce criticism from the opposition Malawi Congress Party and Civil Society Organisation leaders who say the President is insensitive to the harsh economic situation in Malawi following his decision to chartering a presidential jet on his foreign trips costing the tax payer a whopping K300m a trip in some cases.
But Chilima, who did not name the opposition leaders, challenged them to bring their economic solutions on the table than making mere political rhetoric.
He said pointing political fingers at Mutharika will not yield anything for the people of Malawi than anxiety.
Chilima’s view was shared by head of Anglican Church in Malawi Vita Malasa who said it was the responsibility of everyone to work with the government to find solutions to problems facing Malawi.