The newly formed Muslim Taskforce for Democracy (MTD) has challenged political party leaders to put on the table their manifestos if they want people to vote for them based on their policies.
MTD chairperson Abdul Ajasie said this on Sunday in Blantyre during the launch of the non-governmental organisation (NGO).
He said people want to vote for leaders who have clear policies to develop the country.
“We need to vote for a leader who has interests of Muslims at heart. We have been voting for leaders, but there are few benefits [to show for] since 1994.
“This is why we are demanding all the 11 political leaders to put on the table their manifestos if they need our vote so that we shall take to task the winner if they fail to fulfill what is promised in the manifesto,” he said.
Ajasie said there is need for Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with political parties on implementation of policies as stipulated in manifestos.
Ajasie said the task force was formed to be the voice of the voiceless Muslims in rural areas.
MAM district chairperson for Blantyre, Aman Omar, welcomed the formation of the task force, saying it will complement government’s efforts in developing the country.
“As MAM district office, we urge all Muslims to continue working together despite their political affiliations. Politics aside, we are all Muslims, so, let’s work together,” said Omar.