The leader of opposition,who is also the the vice president of Democratic Progressive Party in the southern region Hon Kondwani Nankhumwa Mp accompanied by Fomer Minister of finance, Hon J.Mwanamveka Mp and DPP’S secretary General Hon.G Grezelda spoke to hundreds of reporters earlier today.
The former minister of foreign Affairs and international cooperation thanked and acknowledged the President’s address to the nation on Saturday,25tg July,2020 where he tackled a number of issues affecting our country.
Nankhumwa disagreed with President Chakwera’s allegations citing massive thievery and abuse of office by the previous regime.
He narrated the financial report by the Audiort General’s office on the Government of the Republic of Malawi for the year ended 30th June,2019 only reveals about non-compliance by individual MDAs.Neither does the report implicate DPP nor gives any evidence of squander of public resources by the party in any form or figuratively.
Civil servants,technocrats are leaders of MDAs who have been working in the govt for more than 10 years,the president must allow the relevant law governing bodies to do their work.Instead of him using this to score cheap political points in an effort to discredit the past regime and taking advantage of people’s ignorance on governance issues.
The LOP further added:he suspects President Chakwera may have made such serious and unsubstantiated allegations just to;arrest more people,most especially those affiliated to DPP.Divert people’s attention from the numerous blunders made on his nepotistic cabinet appointments and to bury in the sand his unrealistic promises,his party made during the campaign period such as;
-Universal Secondary education
-The cost of obtaining a Passport to be at MK14,000.00;
-Creation of One Million jobs;
-Cheap fertilizers to all Malawians (MK4,900 per 50kg bag)
-Removal of fees to all institutions of Higher learning;
-Duty free week every year;
-Free water connections;
-Free electricity connections; and
-Construction of 400 roads in the first 8 months.
His conclusion was;
“I wish to remind President Chakwera and his government that Malawi is facing the most difficult challenges amid the COVID 19 health crisis. It is important that our collective efforts and energy are expended on saving our people from this pandemic instead of witch-hunting and persecution against perceived political enemies”.