• November 29, 2022 5:06 pm

President Chakwera refuses to be dragged into APM’s foulmouthed tirade

Oct 4, 2022

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has refused to comment on what former President Peter Mutharika has been speaking against him and his government.

Speaking at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe Chakwera said his agenda is to build Malawi.

For the starters in September this year, Malawi’s former President Peter Mutharika addressed a press conference at Page House in Mangochi where Mutharika asked President Chakwera to resign.

Mutharika said, looking at the economic status of the country, it is clear that the Chakwera-led government is doing nothing.

He noted that there is shortage of forex and fuel in Malawi and the government is yet to start procuring fertilizer for input subsidy programme.

Mutharika also faulted Government for travelling to the United States in the middle of an economic crisis and he claimed that the president has borrowed forex from banks in order to travel.

The former Malawi President then said that the only solution to the challenges facing Malawians, is to have another competent government that will understand and address the economic challenges being experienced hence Chakwera should resign and there should be formation of a caretaker government.

Many people expected that Malawi President Chakwera will respond to these outbursts.

But Chakwera was composed as usual and rubbished Mutharika claims calling them decisive.

“I refuse to practice politics of tribalism and nepotism. My mission is to unite Malawians and I will not give room to any divisive elements to divide us,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera said his agenda remains on uniting Malawians.

President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera said he will not be dragged into divisive politics advanced by the opposition.

Plane carrying Chakwera touched Malawi soil at exactly 4:09 PM.

After inspecting guard of honour mounted by the Malawi Defence Force (MDF), President went straight to address the members of the press who sat along the way joining after saluting dice.

In his statement Chakwera told the media that he was so happy to be back after attending the successful trip.

Chakwera talked about a number of benefits for the trip such as signing of second $350Million Millenium Challenge Compact (MCC) and the World Bank $1.5Bilion.

Soon after the interviews Chakwera addressed supporters at the mini stadium.

While in USA, President Chakwera addressed the 77th UN General Assembly on 22nd September 2022 in which his 10 minutes speech articulated a number of issues ranging from food crisis, security challenges, climate change and Covid-19 effects, and based much on calling the UN member states to work together to end crises facing many countries within the organization especially the LDCs.

President Chakwera also engaged in various activities including the signing of K350 Billion second Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact which is expected to create a range of economic opportunities for the people of Malawi.

The Malawi leader also attended the Global Fund Conference on September 21,2022 where he secured about K640 billion for fight against TB/HIV, Malaria, and Covid-19 in the country before addressing UN General Assembly on 22nd September, 2022.

On his way back home, President Chakwera made a stop over in Dubai on invitation by the Government United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he held discussions with His Royal Highness on opportunities for investment in Malawi’s energy, agriculture, finance, and transport sectors.

This year’s UNGA, was held under the theme “A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”.

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