Activists warn of total shutdown nationwide

By Emmanuel Yokonia
Some human rights activists have distanced themselves from last night’s meeting between former UTM youth director Bon Kalindo and some cabinet ministers.
Speaking at a joint news conference in Lilongwe, Sylvester Namiwa of Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI), Pemphero Mvula of Social Revolution Movement and Oliver Nakoma representing Forum for Democracy said the dialogue was a total betray to ordinary Malawians.
According to the activists, the Tonse-led administration was given seven days to address the following areas: maintain fertilizer prices at K4,450, remove all punitive taxes, implement K15,000 elderly allowance, implement the cheaper and non-expiry passport and driving licence and release of K17 billion Covid-19 funds’ abuse report.
The activists have warned that they will implement a nationwide total shutdown if government fails to address their demands.

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