Renowned political and economic analyst Humphrey Mvula has challenged the academia living in diaspora that it is unfair and wrong to blame President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera for the current economic challenges in the country.
Mvula said everyone was aware that it is the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which messed up the country’s economy by among others the huge borrowing which left the country’s economy bleeding and in tatters.
“And we also have issues of COVID 19 pandemic, and climate change which has affected agricultural productivity as well as the war in Ukraine which have all led us to the current economic malaise,” said Mvula.
On the other hand, government has challenged the academia in diaspora to come, help develop Malawi, instead of criticising the administration from the comfort of foreign countries.
The reactions follow a statement by the academia in the diaspora who say the government is not doing enough to fix the country’s economy and other challenges.
Minister of Information and Chief Government spokesperson Gospel Kazako said the academia should join forces with the government in reversing social-economic challenges created by “some educated professionals and some members of the academia”.
Kazako said the current administration led by President Dr Chakwera is working tirelessly to fix the economy and ensure that Malawians leave a better life.