A group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country have said that claims another faction representing them that Malawi President Peter Mutharika should step down are baseless and cannot be a solution to the problems facing the country.
This comes as some CSOs have asked Mutharika to resign because he has failed to publish names of the bloated entourage he took to the US.
The CSO’s said this during a media briefing at Hotel Victoria in Blantyre where over 15 CSOs were present.
One of the human rights activists at the briefing Undule Mwakasungula said telling the president to step down will not bring a solution to the problems facing the country.
He said the aim of the press conference was to discuss and brainstorm how government and the CSOs can engage constructively in terms of creating a sustainable dialogue frame.
“Asking the president to resign will not bring solutions to the problems faced by the country and Mutharika like every human being can have challenges,” said Mwakasungula.
He further said that there is a need for CSOs to look at how they can address the problems facing the nation. He also called upon Malawians to have a common purpose and resolve issues affecting the nation.
Also present at the briefing was the Chairperson of Human Rights Conservative Commitee Robert Nkwezalamba who urged the media to avoid writing stories that can tarnish the country’s image.