Opposition and commentators comment on President’s budget speech

Leader of Opposition in Parliament has said Malawi Congress party is not impressed with the speech which the state president Professor Peter Mutharika delivered on Tuesday when officially opening the 2015 to 2016 budget meeting.

Razarus Chakwera said this in the national assembly when commenting on Mutharika’s speech.

Chakwera said the president was supposed to give answers to Malawians on issues such as the sale of Malawi Savings Bank and Global Fund’s halt of funding to National Aids Commission.

“We are not impressed to tone that the president did not say anything on the controversial sale of Malawi Savings Bank as Malawians were told that government will pay for the loans which some crooks borrowed, we are not impressed that the president did not tackle the K92 billion cashgate scandal, we are not impressed with his administration which does not prioritise people’s interests among others,” emphasised Chakwera.

Commenting on the same, one of the social commentators Humphrey Mvula said Mutharika’s speech lacks clarifications of many issues.

Mvula said “the Malawi leader failed to tell Malawians what his government has done during his one year rule and how he will implement some developmental activities.”

Meanwhile, Mvula has commended the decision by Member of Parliament for Balaka North Constituency Lucius Banda of refusing to move to government benches because it’s a sign of maturity of democracy and that he loves citizens of this country.

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