By Dorica Mtenje

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Monday, May 30, 2022 challenged President Lazarus Chakwera to call for a referendum over Tonse government incompetency to bail out Malawians from social-economic ills.

DPP gurus call for referendum

DPP gurus lead by its spokesperson, Shadreck Namalomba told the news conference in the capital Lilongwe that Tonse government has failed as they are failing to provide solutions on national importance issues.

Namalomba said Tonse government should give Malawians another chance to vote to see if they still have trust for the locals.

He said Tonse government betrayed Malawians as basic needs commodities keep one hiking daily.

Namalomba hinted that Chakwera government should put in place mechanism that will rescue Malawians.

He therefore called upon Chakwera to fire those involved in various corruptions to pave way for the investigations.

Namalomba however Chakwera to stop selective justice by treating anyone equally before the law including his ministers, aid and family members.

Echoing on the same, Former Minister of Finance,Goodall Gondwe said that the Tonse government is failing to manage economy and they deserve to go.

Gondwe also noted that,despite the forex crisis Chakwera hired plane that charges 10 dollars per hour at the expense of the countries economy.

He said if the Tonse government continues to fail to enhance the welfare of people the country should expect another devaluation

Indeed, only the Malawi President has the power to call for a referendum. However, it is very unlikely the President will do so. The conditions in the country are so bad that it is likely the referendum would go against him.

SECTION 89 ON Powers and duties of the President
h. to refer disputes of a constitutional nature to the High Court; and
i. to proclaim referenda and plebiscites in accordance with this Constitution or an Act of Parliament.

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