President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, Hon. Kondwani Nankhumwa MP and Hon. Atupele Muluzi, have congratulated the Malawi National football team, the Flames, for their victory against Uganda, the Cranes and for qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations [AFCOM] 2022 finals in Cameroon.
President Dr. Chakwera said he and the First Lady Monica Chakwera, are wishing the Flames every success in the subsequent games, Muluzi is thanking the team for making Malawians proud of being the third team from SADC to have qualified after Zimbabwe and Comoros, while Nankhumwa, congratulated the boys and the technical panel for this sweet victory.
Muvi wa Chilungamo has also join all those who are wishing the Malawi Flames well, that the team has painted a good picture for President Dr. Chakwera since 2010 the last time the Flames qualified for the Africa Cup during the reign of DPP leader, Professor Bingu wa Mutharika, the late.
While Malawians were celebrating victory for the Flames, the Malawi Regulatory Authority [MERA] announced an increase in electricity tarrif by 11 percent meaning that consumers will now be paying K104.46 per Kilowatts from the current K0.94.43 per Kilowatt attributing the increase to depreciation of the Malawi Kwacha which is at 5.92 percent.
Muvi wa Chilungamo has a expressed a deep concern over increases of fuel, commodities and this time electricity saying this is contrary to the promises of the Tonse Government that after voting them into power, life will be good for everyone.
Its Commander in Chief, Bantu Saunders Jumah, said Malawians have been complaining since the Tonse Alliance was ushered into Government 9 months ago saying life has come at a point that it is impossible to live in Malawi, asking President Dr. Chakwera to think for the people and himself.
…”Mr. President, I beg you, think of your own people and yourself as a servant leader, stop listening to the inner circle, they are destroying you…,’’ said Jumah.
Jumah said Malawi’s economy is moving at a very slow pace due to Covid-19, many factories are closed, others have laid off their employees, many jobless, they have been waiting for loans for small businesses but to this day, Government has not come back to them saying price hikes will affect many Malawians and in the end they will denounce Chakwera leadership as bad.
He said it is worrisome that while some other countries are subsidizing prices of commodities as cushion measures to help the citizens afford to buy with a little money they are having in their pockets, the Tonse Government is making Malawians to forget about Canaan and many are thinking of remaining in Egypt, life is so unbearable in Malawi.
The Commander in Chief said the Chakwera-Chilima leadership need to think again for the country and its people, saying already it is a war with charcoal sellers and the same time hiking electricity tarrifs as if everyone in Malawi is working.
Jumah said Malawians are tired with these hikes and they will soon stand up to be against government policies, asking the Tonse Government to bless itself for more demonstrations differently from those of 2019 when all Malawians had one agenda, fighting for electoral justice in court.
By Vincent Gunde