By Chimwemwe Mangazi:
Consumers Association of Malawi has implored organisers of demonstrations to put in place measures that will ensure minimal disruption to business and consumer freedoms.
During a press briefing held at its offices in Limbe Monday, the association’s executive director, John Kapito, suggested that organisers should use routes that do not have a lot of businesses.
“Consumers and traders who are being inconvenienced have different political affiliations that require to be respected for peaceful co-existence. Loses arising out of demonstrations affect the business community at all levels, from manufacturing to small scale vendors and workers,” Kapito said.
Chairperson of the Economic Empowerment Action Group, Lewis Chiwalo, who was present at the briefing, said businesses were negatively affected by the demonstrations; hence, the need to consider the interests of business persons so that economic development goals could not be disrupted.
Some Malawians, led by the civil society organisations, have been agitating for Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah’s resignation.