LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s private practice lawyer, Bright Theu is questioning Malawi government’s decision to put Principal Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Dan Namarika leading the fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The lawyer observes Namarika cannot be trusted because of the way he handled the illness and death of former President Bingu wa Mutharika.
In his post on the social media, Theu challenges that government cannot successfully convince Malawians on COVID-19 pandemic with Namarika at the helm.
Theu argues that the PS is not someone people can trust because of the way he handled the illness and death of former President Bingu wa Mutharika.
Namarika was a personal physician of Bingu at the time of his sudden death to cardiac arrest in 2012.
“COVID-19 is surely real and spreading, perhaps mostly unnoticed and untraceably. Government’s failure to convince its own people has everything to do with using known dishonest people to supply information to the public. The Dr. Namarika is in official records to have lied about the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika and probably sanctioned change of name of the dead patien president to Daniel Phiri,” writes the lawyer.
“Granted, honesty is not a value and virtue in DPP government. From the very top dishonesty is. But trust you me, your gang is the only one conviced with that position. The majority of the nation who can only operate with trust still values honesty and abhor dishonesty. You cannot deploy folks known to be that dishonest to convey truth. You soil the truth before it gets to the audience,” adds Theu.
And in his comment on social media, Praise Kadwala wonders how could Malawins trust Namarika with such responsibility.
“Is this the same Namarika who told the nation that Bingu was alive? Here he comes again with a cooked up story of ten cases of Covid-19.
Why should we trust him this time around. We don’t him at the him of the health ministry. Namarika is a lair,” writes Praise.
Namarika however is yet to respond on these accusations to clear his name amid COVID-19 scare.
As of April 24,2020 Malawi had 33 Covid-19 cases with three deaths.
But a number of patients said to be carrying the virus have been challenging the Malawi authorities of authentic of the tests.