By Sara Ml0zoa
A social commentator, Lucky Mbewe, has asked government to work in collaboration with the office of the country’s vice president if the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is to be successfully achieved.
Mbewe made the remarks following government’s reaction to the Vice President, Saulos Chilima’s press briefing statement on April 8, in which he pointed out a number of issue needed to be urgently addressed by government as the country is fighting the pandemic.
But just a day after Chilima’s presser, government through the Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communication Technology, Mark Botomani, came up with a response which criticized almost the whole statement made by the vice president.
Commentating on the development, Mbewe advised the two sides to forget politics but rather work together for the interest of the Malawians who are at risk.
Mbewe said: “This is the time that we need to put our heads together to collaborate and speak one language and not pointing fingers.
“The two high offices must work together and fight for a common good which is to address the problem of the coronavirus for the betterment of the Malawians.”
He went further to warn the two camps that “when elephants fight it is grass that suffers”.