The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has torn into pieces Joyce Banda’s administration for failing to pay attention to the on-going strike by civil servants.
CCJP has since called on various stakeholders including civil society organisations, politicians, media and parliamentarians to collaborate efforts to push the President to proactively respond to the challenges forcing civil servants to stage a strike.
Chris Chisoni, CCJP’s national secretary said this in an interview yesterday that Malawians cannot eat history, but rather food.
Chisoni said: “Our leaders in government are surprising us. How can they be sitting and trotting around comfortably saying everything is alright. Yet when we look around we see people suffer everywhere.”
Said Chisoni: “There is minimal support for the cause of civil servants from other important quarters in this country. Unfortunately, few are able to see the writing on the wall that if the whole civil service lays down its tools, the nation remains at stand still. There is death. There is suffering of the poor. Then there is disaster in the land.”
Chisoni urged parliamentarians to quickly respond to the crisis by proposing and legislating measures that should solve financial woes from citizens and civil servants.
Government spokesperson Moses Kunkuyu Minister of Information Moses Kunkuyu said it was not true that government is not listening to the cries of the people.