Opposition Parties Petition President
Opposition political parties in the country have asked President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika to find lasting solution to social-economic and political challenges Malawians are facing.
According to the memorandum addressed to Mutharika, he has repeatedly told Malawians that government put necessary measures to address the challenges but nothing has been done after almost two and half years in office.
“The country is in the verge of collapse hence the need for an immediate attention before it gets out of hand,” reads the letter.
Speaking during the press conference in Blantyre, chairperson of the eight political parties that undersigned the memorandum, Sam Mpasu, said Malawians are tired of empty promises.
” We advise Mutharika to crack down cabinet ministers, principle secretaries and presidential advisors who are not adding value to his government,” advised Mpasu who is also President of New Labour Party.
In his remarks, President of United transformation Party, Newton Kambala, complained that the business community has been complaining of large payment arrears for goods and services procured by government.
“Some of the challenges highlighted in the letter are political, public finance, economy, food security, education, health, water and electricity utilities and national security,” Kambala disclosed.
Some of the political parties undersigned the memorandum are Malawi Congress Party, Alliance for Democracy, Umodzi party, People’s Progressive Movement, News Labour Party, Malawi Forum for National Development, United Independence Party and National Salvation Front.