…Mutharika insists things are better in Malawi
He may not be part of huge fan base of the hit Zambian song, Nilibe Pulobulemu, but Malawi President Peter Mutharika has chosen to borrow the idea in the song to turn his ire on his critics who are calling for him to step down.
Mutharika has railed at his critics who feel he needs to step down over what they say is incompetence by the 67 year old to rule Malawi.
The Malawi leader made the remarks when he was opening the Masauko Chipembere Highway in Blantyre.
His statement follows criticism from various commentators who claim that government has failed to end the economic crisis that has hit Malawians.
However, the Malawi leader has declared that he has no problem despite Malawians sleeping on long queues at ADMARC depots to buy the staple grain.
“Ine ndilibe problem enawo kaya zao izo (I don’t have a problem, I don’t care about the other people),” said Mutharika.
Mutharika further said his government will continue implementing development projects despite opposition parties blocking them.
He named the project as a landmark for the city as well as useful for the country’s development.
” Economically, this is one of the most important roads of Blantyre. Masauko Chipembere Highway is the spine of the City. It connects us to every surrounding district. We decided to upgrade this road to set new standards. This is our signature; this is our style. This is the way the DPP Government wants to do things.” the Malawi leader posted on his Facebook Page after the event.
Mutharika is receiving rejection and criticism day and day out by the opposition and civil society organizations.
In Parliament this week, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament Juliana Lunguzi told her fellow legislators that the Malata-Cement subsidy should be abolished arguing that the program helps a few beneficiaries.