CDEDI urges Chakwera to cancel UK trip

Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has urged President Lazarus Chakwera to cancel his trip to the United Kingdom (UK) to attend the Global Education Summit.

In a statement, CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa said it apparent that Malawians have uncovered the shameful scheme of an attempt by the Malawi leader to dupe the citizenry.

“After being criticised for entrusting his daughter with a foreign mission appointment , Dr. Chakwera has yet again, reportedly, on taxpayer’s cost, taken on board his family members on an official trip to the United Kingdom, where he is allegedly going to be a Guest of Honour at a wedding in London of one of his family members,” the statement says.

According to the statement, Chakwera must be forced to cancel the UK trip or else Malawians should join him on the trip at the airport.

“CDEDI has arrived at this position, after observing the worrying lukewarm approach the masses have taken against growing executive impunity, arrogance, looting, plunder, abuse.

“And outright theft of public funds, when most essential services are literally collapsing and the cost of living is increasingly going beyond reach of the majority,” said Namiwa in a statement.

Namiwa also implored Malawians to wake up from what he calls a deep slumber and stand up against the executive impunity.

“CDEDI is dismayed to note that the citizenry, seems to be used to leaders who are callously tossing them around like objects, apparently taking advantage of their timid behaviour,” reads part of the statement.

Both government spokesperson and State House officials are yet to comment on the matter.

President Chakwera, who will leave the country for London this coming Sunday in the company of nine people.


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