The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) sixth All-Inclusive Stakeholders Conference has commenced in Blantyre with a call to Malawians to stop tolerating failure.
PAC chairperson Felix Chingota said the country continues to slide backwards in terms of development because of the citizens’ tendency to tolerate failure by those entrusted to lead.
Chingota made the remarks today during his opening address to delegates to the conference which is being held under the theme: The state of governance and public trust: Reclaiming our destiny’.
According to the chairperson, the governance watchdog does not promote falsehood and will continue to point out failures by those in power.
He also expressed concern on the failure by President Peter Mutharika’s administration to act on resolutions that delegates came up with during the fifth All- Inclusive Stakeholders Conference held last year.
Chingota therefore challenged delegates to the conference to take to task duty bearers saying Malawians must determine their own future.
During the comments session Minister of Health Dr. Peter Kumpalume said that Zambia is more developed than Malawi because it has mineral deposits and not because of corruption in Malawi.
However, responding to his sentiments, economist Henry Kachaje challenged Kumpalume that there are countries that have no mineral deposits and yet they are better developed than Malawi.
“This country is simply underdeveloped because it is being mismanaged, we have no leaders,” Kachaje said.