CDEDI to hold second demos in Blantyre

Center for Democracy and Economic Development Initiative (CDEDI) has announced that it will hold other demonstrations in January 2021 if government will fail to act on its earlier petition.

This follows other demonstrations the initiative held in Lilongwe on December 18, 2020 where among others it was calling for an end to the tendency of foreigners operating small scale businesses meant for indigenous Malawians and challenges in the Affordable Inputs Program (AIP).

Executive Director for CDEDI Sylvester Namiwa told YFM that it is worrisome that government has chosen to remain quite on the petition that was presented to Lilongwe city council, hence their plan to hold another demonstration next month in Blantyre.

“We have not heard a word from the office of the President and Cabinet or state house.

“This is a clear case of impunity and executive arrogant and it runs counter to the campaign promise of a listening government if you are a servant leader you always pay attention to even every small voice coming out from the voters,” he said.

Namiwa further said some foreigners are staying in the country illegally but they are also taking up the very same limited economic opportunities that are meant for locals for example baking mandasi and selling second hand shoes which he described as a worrisome development.

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