Political pressure group Transformation Alliance (TA) has cautioned President Peter Mutharika and his government to stop making statements and insinuations that have potential to endanger lives and existence of media houses and media personalities.
Commenting on recent developments in the relationship between government and the local private media, the alliance warned that Mutharika and his administration could be sitting on a time bomb by delaying to resolve the issue.
A statement TA released yesterday says the status quo between the two parties is not only undemocratic and retrogressive, but is also a painful dent and blow on the various developments happening locally.
“Instead of being partners in development, the two sides have now turned into warring factions with an innocent victim, the poor, suffering the worst of the repercussions to follow.
“Firstly, TA finds the decision by media owners and the media bodies to effect a blackout coverage on the President and his government as not strange.
“We have noted with discontent the Executive arrogance displayed by the President and his government even on pertinent issues demanding his sober response.
“The glaring gaps in information management and dissemination by the current administration leaves it more exposed to criticism and investigations since responsible citizens want a transparent and accountable government, especially when public officers are riding on our taxes,” reads part of the statement signed by TA’s spokesperson Leonard Chimbanga.