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Govt. responds to Mayaya petition

Written by  Sam Phiri

Government has responded to the petition delivered by activist Billy Mayaya and his grouping saying the demonstrators have missed the point.

Mavuto Bamusi Mavuto Bamusi
29
October

Mayaya on Tuesday presented a petition to government through the Minister of information, Tourism and Civic Education Jappie Mhango following a march which took place in Lilongwe.

 

Among others the petition is demanding government to solve the economic challenges within the period of 30 days or face further demonstrations.

 

But responding to the demands by the activists, Presidential Advisor on Civil Society Mavuto Bamusi said the issue of ultimatums does not work in the modern democracy.

He said the problems the country is facing can never be solved in a period of one month.

 

“We have seen the petition and we can only tell Mr. Mayaya and company that government does not work on ultimatums.

 

He said the President asked the CSOs to come to a roundtable where they will offer solutions rather than making unnecessary demands.

 

“When the seven ministers had a briefing, we invited almost all NGOs who have been speaking on these issues including Mr. Mayaya but he did not turn up when his colleagues had turned up which is telling me that he has issues he wants to settle,” added Bamusi.

 

He therefore called on all CSOs who have solutions and alternatives to some of the challenges being experienced by this country to ask for an interface with relevant authorities than taking it to the streets.

 

Asked if government is going to heed to the demands Bamusi simply said the demands are out of the window. 

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