LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The once mighty Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 came out of slumber to rebuke President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse Alliance for failing to meet Malawians expectation.
HRDC whose leaders are now serving different Tonse government portfolios was up in arms with Chakwera’s Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to ouster former governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from power.
Addressing the news conference in the capital Lilongwe, HRDC Chairperson Gift Trapence gave Chakwera’s Tonse government 21 days ultimatum to resolve fuel crisis, Affordable Inputs Program (AIP) mess and among others by November 29.
Trapence said enough is enough that Chakwera must now walk the talk inline with campaign promises made during 2020.
Trapence said is very sad to learn that Malawians are sleeping at filling stations for fuel when Chakwera keeps on global voyage on petty issues.
HRDC therefore dared Chakwera desist from petty trip while stopping cabinet ministers to make unnecessary travels both within and international.
He also asked Chakwera to direct law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute all culprits involved in AIP mess.
Trapence added that National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) Deputy Chief Executive Officer Hellen Buluma be fired arguing that she is behind the country’s fuel crisis.
He however warned that failure for Chakwera Tonse government to adhere to the calls, HRDC will mobilise Malawians to streets on December 7, 2022.
In 2019, HRDC was fearless that mobilised for regime change in favor of Chakwera and MCP argued that DPP failed Malawians.