Mixed reactions as Tonse adminstration clocks two years

There have been mixed views from different quarters as Thursday, July 23, clocks exactly two years since Malawians voted Tonse Alliance led government under Lazarus Chakwera as its torch bearer in a constitutional court sanctioned presidential election.

In its statement, Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) said while the Tonse administration has fulfilled some of the promises made during the campaign, the administration has failed to live up to the expectations of Malawians.

HRDC mentioned the economic misdirection, ever-rising unemployment and cost of essential goods resulting in inflation that has left citizens poorer.

In conclusion HRDC said: “We are calling upon Tonse Alliance Government not to take Malawians for granted. They should rather walk the talk on their electoral promises.”

Speaking to YFM online, Ernest Thindwa, a political lecturer at the University of Malawi has mentioned the appointment of women in decision making positions and actions on people mentioned in corruption scandals as some of the achievement by the administration.

However, Thindwa, has faulted the administration for failing to deliver in the important sectors such as health, education and security services.

In a separate interview, political analyst Chimwemwe Tsitsi, faulted the administration for failure to address economic challenges while hiding behind Ukraine-Russia war.

On June 23 2020, Malawians voted out Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and ushered in Lazarus Chakwera and the Tonse Alliance in a historic court-ordered fresh presidential election.

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