CAMA Accuses Government of Defiance
The Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) has accused government of being defiant due to failure by various Ministries, Departments and Agencies to respond to public concerns.
In an interview with Zodiak Online, CAMA boss, John Kapito mentioned the Office of the President and Cabinet, Ministries of Trade and Industry and Local Government among some of the major culprits.
Kapito is now cautioning that the situation might create a confrontation atmosphere that will get out of hand if urgent action is not taken.
“If Government can begin to tone and be cool, begin to take ideas from the Public even those that government hates, this is affecting the good development of our country,” said Kapito.
Apart from these accusations, CAMA is also demanding a comprehensive report on how much Government has saved from the austerity measures that were announced the past three months.
The Consumer Organization has since written The Chief Secretary to the Office of the President to brief Malawians on effectiveness and gains from the fifteen austerity measures, a commitment made by President Chakwera.
To the contrary, Governance Expert, George Chaima says most of the issues raised by civil rights groups are unrealistic and need more time to be worked on.
Chaima said “The demands that are presented in petitions with ultimatums would not be acceptable and some are unrealistic to be done within a specific period.”