Abide to Commitments Made; PAC Urges Dr Chakwera Leadership
The Public Affairs Committee says it expects the new leadership to abide to commitments it made in bringing change and development in Malawi.
PAC spokesperson Bishop Gilford Matonga says among others it expects Dr Lazarous Chakwera and Dr Saulos Chilima to abide by the PAC 19 point plan they signed, as it is a document that contains points that need urgent attention if Malawi is to develop.
He was commenting on the announcement and swearing in of the country’s president and his vice.
According to Bishop Matonga the religious affiliated body expects the new Government to prioritize putting in place measures that will bring to an end problems such as corruption and nepotism that have haunted Malawi for so long.
“We expect Dr Chakwera to have an open mind and open door policy. We wouldn’t expect him to shut PAC out,” Bishop Matonga.
On his part, leader of Citizens for Transformation (CFT) Movement Timothy Mtambo promised to keep the government in check.
Mtambo who started the movement with an aim of removing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) out of power and empowering citizens says there is now hope for a better Malawi.
The CFT movement leader who helped the Tonse alliance on its campaign trail says now the grouping will begin its work of monitoring and holding accountable the new and future leaderships to come to ensure they put the interests of people first.
"There is no break for accountability. Citizens will continue to hold the leadership accountable,” said Mtambo.
The new leadership was sworn in on Sunday. In his speech President Lazarous Chakwera said he will work towards uniting Malawi and bringing to an end malpractices that have led to a myriad challenges.
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