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Pac asks Malawians to come out and protest peacefully

The Public Affairs Committee has asked Malawians who are unhappy with the current state of affairs to patronise today’s demonstrations and demand answers from government.

Vice Chairperson of the quasi-religious body, Osman Karim, said the 10 issues that organisers of the demonstrations are demanding are genuine and need attention.

“Everybody who feels he is feeling the pinch of the underlined issues by the CSOs has the right to go on the street and participate on the demonstrations,” he said

Karim said the issues are genuine, and similar to what Pac has been pressing government on. Pac has been speaking on the issues of corruption, accountability, selective justice and many other issues.

He thus encouraged well meaning Malawians to exercise that right of assembly to press government for answers.

In December last year the quasi-religious body postponed its own plans of staging demonstrations which were aimed at pressing for electoral reform bills, combating corruption, addressing economic decline among other issues.

“The Pac demonstrations remain postponed but they are still on the table, we are just watching the space. Whenever we feel that we should come back and urge Malawians to exercise that right we shall do so,” he said.

The issues the CSOs are pressing government on include; a demand for a action on electricity black outs, termination of the disbursement of the K4 billion payout to Members of Parliament and they also want Finance Minister, Goodall Gondwe and Local Government Minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa to resign.

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