Mutharika to offer solutions to Malawi’s economic crisis – Malawi 24
Former President Peter Mutharika plans to organize a rally where he will propose solutions to the current economic crisis.
This is according to a statement released yesterday by the spokesperson of the Progressive Democratic Party (DPP), Shadric Namalomba, following Mutharika’s meeting yesterday with the candidates for the presidency of the DPP.
“Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika will organize a rally in the immediate future, with all the aspirants, at a location to be announced, where they will talk about the suffering of Malawians under the Tonse Alliance government and come up with solutions,” Namalomba said. .
Malawi’s economic situation has deteriorated in recent months as the prices of basic necessities such as water, electricity, fuel and cooking oil have soared.
President Lazarus Chakwera recently admitted there was a crisis and called on Malawians to endure the pain as his government struggles to find solutions.
Mutharika’s meeting with DPP aspirants yesterday came after months of party divisions sparked by the battle to find a new DPP chairman.
Midshipmen Mutharika met included Prophet David Mbewe, Opposition Leader Kondwani Nankhumwa, former Finance Minister Joseph Mwanamvekha, former Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and former Governor of the Reserve Bank Dalitso Kabambe.
According to Namalomba, the wannabes agreed to recognize Mutharika’s authority as party chairman.
“The aspirants have agreed to put aside their presidential ambitions and stop all campaigning until the time the convention is announced,” Namalomba said.
He added that Nankhumwa, who is also DPP vice president for the South, has agreed to withdraw all legal cases his side has brought against senior DPP leaders.
The DPP is expected to hold a convention to elect Mutharika’s successor in 2023.