5 October 2016 Last updated at: 9:44 AM

Malawi Government dismisses calls for Mutharika to resign

The Malawi Government has spit fire on opposition People’s Party (PP) after the party’s president Uladi Mussa called on President Peter Mutharika to step down for failing to solve many problems that this country is facing.

During a political rally last Sunday in Mchinji, Mussa mentioned problems such as lack of water and electricity in most parts of Malawi, theft of drugs in public hospitals, poverty, depreciation of the Kwacha, and low standards of living which he said are happening because of too much corruption in government.

But government spokesperson who is also minister of information Malison Ndau said Mussa cannot claim that government has failed yet during the PP regime the situation was much worse than this time.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika being called to step down.

“I am surprised to hear that People’s Party is making noise calling on Peter Mutharika to step down from office yet when they were privileged two years to rule this country after the death of late Bingu wa Mutharika, all they did was plunder all the money in office and used it in their interest,” said Ndau.

He added that all the problems this country is facing  were caused by the People’s Party because when DPP was going into office there was no enough money to run the country and it took DPP government to source money for things to be in place again.

At the rally, Mussa also told the gathering that if government fails to address the problems, Members of parliament from opposition parties will boycott the next Parliament meeting slated next month.

He then requested people in the district to vote for the PP candidate in the by-elections slated for November first this year.    

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