CDEDI not intimidated by threats, says Namiwa

Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) executive director Sylvester Namiwa says he will not relent in his role of providing checks and balance to government on issues of national interest despite receiving threats.
Namiwa made the vow in reaction to reports that the Malawi Police Service is looking for him for questioning following a statement that he issued describing President Lazarus Chakwera as a joke.
Namiwa said he will not be intimidated by the threats.

“I can confirm that I am on wanted list but there is nothing to fear,” he said.

He also said that calling the President as a comedian and a time-waster is within his rights as everyone is entitled to his opinions since this is democratic era.

Namiwa has since advised Chakwera to start preparing a 6.2 billion report saying the arrest does not serve the interest of Malawians neither bring the much needed development.

“Instead of arrest, the President should be working on 6.2 billion report and also strategize on how government can reduce the cost of living,” he said.

Namiwa has vowed that CDEDI will keep on fighting for the rights of less privileged Malawians.

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