Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has decried what he calls abuse of teachers and police in the country by political parties in power.
Speaking during a joint rally MCP held with its alliance partner Freedom Party led by the country’s former vice-president Khumbo Kachali in Mzimba on Saturday, Chakwera said the police and teachers were the most abused civil servants.
“If there are people who are suffering in this country are teachers and police officers. Their welfare is not taken seriously. Their contributions to the country are not rewarded, but they are abused all the time to fulfill the interests of government.
“We want this to change. We want everyone to be valued and should work professionally,” he said.
During the rally, Chakwera also pledged to uplift education standards in the country if voted into power in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. He said the current standards were embarrassing.
The MCP presidential candidate also accused government of failing to construct the promised public universities.
In his address, Kachali said Malawi needs to progress and that to do so it will need leaders with the welfare of the people at heart.
Yesterday, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson Nicholas Dausi, who is also Minister of Homeland Security, dismissed Chawera’s claims that the government abuses teachers and police officers.
He said DPP was ticking in all areas such as infrastructure, agriculture, economy and others.