HRDC plans Nationwide demos


Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has said it will take to the streets if the government won’t come up with a blueprint on how it will address economic challenges in the country.

According to a statement from the grouping, the demonstrations dubbed “Pa ground sipali bwino” will hit the streets if and only if the government will not provide a clear plan in 30 days.

The coalition also bemoans elements of executive arrogance, nepotism, indecisiveness, arbitrary arrests and introduction of bad laws by the Lazarus Chakwera regime.

The move has raised doubt from some Malawians on social media. They believe the human rights group is only trying to be relevant after some of its members were offered hot positions in the government.

“Mr Trapence trying to be relevant. No sir we know HRDC is captured by the current regime,” said Maxiey Chiwanda.

However some people believe the reasons for HRDC’s planned demos are valid.

“We all know that the government is not ticking, the economic situation leaves alot to be desired. Let them organise the demos,” said Leah Mtwana.

Since the government changed in Malawi last year, the economy has nosedived. Covid-19 pandemic is one of the factors that have affected the economy.

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