2024-06-13

Nankhumwa Faults Tonse Alliance for failing to fulfill its campaign promises

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The Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Kondwani Nankhukwa has faulted the Tonse-led Government for failing to fulfill its promises that it made to Malawi during the campaign.

Making the remarks at the end of 6th meeting of members of Parliament on Friday, Nankhumwa said the Citizens are feeling the plight of economic woes such as the hiking of commodities.

Tonse Alliance is a partnership of 11 political parties in the country, that dislodged Professor Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the 2020 June 23 Fresh Presidential Elections, and the major partners are Malawi Congress Party (MCP)–led by President Lazarus Chakwera–and UTM Party, led by his vice Saulos Chilima.

In May 2020, Dr Chakwera who is the leader of the alliance uncovered the alliance’s manifestos at its rally in Mzuzu and he assured Malawians to implement the meaningful socio-economic development in the country once ushered into power.

“We will make sure that we create one million jobs, introduce universal fertilisers targeting one million people, while at the same time selling fertilizer at K4495 per 90Kg. We will also pay Civil Servants on 27th every month, ” Malawi Guardian quoted Chakwera in May, 2020.

Two years and months have passed since the Party ushered into power but Fertilizer’s price has hiked, commodities have hiked a development that has prompted the Mulanje Central Legislator advise the Tonse-led Government to fulfill its promises that they made during the campaign.

“Up to date they have not fulfilled even one of the promises that they made. They developmental projects that we are seeing are those that were planned and launched by our government. This is the right time to fulfill what they promised the Malawians during the campaign period,” said Nankhumwa.

Meanwhile, Minister of Youth and Sports Richard Chimwendo Banda has refuted the claim by the leader of Opposition saying the government is in the process of developing mechanisms to address the challenges that the Malawians are facing.

Chimwendo argued that Chakwera has done more road development projects across the country.

According to Chimwendo, those accusing Chakwera that he has not delivered are blind as they are failing to see.

Chimwendo says, Chakwera will continue to govern the country whether some people connive to organize demonstrations or not.

On issue of fertilizer prices, Chimwendo says Fertilizer prices have gone up everywhere. He has challenged the Opposition bench to travel to other countries to appreciate the prices.

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