Govt downplays HRDC calls for early elections – Capital Radio Malawi
18 June, 2024

Govt downplays HRDC calls for early elections

Kunkuyu: We are doing a lot of developments

The government is playing down a statement by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) that unless the government solves the current economic and social problems, going for early elections would be an option.

In a statement, the HRDC has highlighted several issues of concern bordering on the current tough economic situation.

It further outlines some actions which should be taken by the president in order to address the challenges through cost cutting measures and making some changes in some government positions.

According to the HRDC, the actions include suspending international and domestic travels by the President.

In reaction however, chief government spokesperson Moses Kunkuyu is revealing that some of the issues raised by the HRDC are already being addressed hence no need for calls for an early elections.

“There are several development projects which are currently being carried out across the country which include the rehabilitation of the M5 road, the M1 road, the six lane road in Lilongwe, the construction of security agents houses which include 300 houses which are ready for occupation.” Kunkuyu said.

He therefore stressed the need for stakeholders in the civil society space to continuously engage with the government and provide what he termed as practical solutions to address the social and economic challenges rocking the country.

“Civil society organizations should as well play a crucial role in civic educating the masses on their roles in different areas such as food security. The HRDC has an interface with President Chakwera early this year where they were urged to as well have a tour of some development projects being implemented so as to appreciate strides made.” Added Kunkuyu.

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