Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has said despite the challenges facing the country, Malawi is not beyond redemption.
He was speaking on Sunday at Bembeke Teachers’ Training College ground in Dedza where he introduced Wilfred Sangala as MCP’s candidate in the forthcoming November 1 by-election for Bembeke Ward.
“The health delivery system is in shambles, there is no water, electricity is becoming scarce everyday and people have no food. But if our leaders stop being selfish and have a heart of serving people, Malawi can recover from the crisis we are going through,” he said.
Chakwera also said the country’s problems do not signify that God is angry, rather the current leadership is greedy, has no love and has lost direction.
He called on President Peter Mutharika to acknowledge failure and resign.
Chakwera said: “It is an open secret that government has failed to run the country and the honourable thing is for the leadership to acknowledge failure.”
On the infighting in MCP, Chakwera acknowledged that the development was denting the party’s image.
“We have formed a special committee that is fostering dialogue. We cannot keep on fighting. It is bad for the party. We need to put up a united front if we are going to do well in 2019. We need to foster love and trust in the party,” said Chakwera.
However, speaking at a rally in Mchinji West Constituency on Monday, Vice-President Saulos Chilima said government is aware of the country’s challenges such as food and electricity shortages and is working to overcome them.