Leader of People’s Party in Parliament Uladi Mussa says the national Address by Malawi President Peter Mutharika gave at the opening of the 46th session of Parliament lacked substance as the president raised few issues.
In his 24 minute long speech, President Mutharika touched on the country’s state of food security, public health and financial management amid lack of budgetary support.
Mussa said the speech was too short and lacked substance as the president did not clarify other issues that need immediate attention.
“I have been in Parliament for 21 years and I have never seen a short national address like that, the president left out crucial issues like the Fertilizer Subsidy Program (FISP) which has shown no progress yet and failure of government to employ newly graduated doctors in the health sector,” said Mussa.
He further said that the address should have covered all ministries and it should have clarified how many tonnes of maize the country has so far.
Mussa said he also wanted Mutharika to touch on the Global fund issue and explain why government received “dirty money” for gays in the country.