Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) president Henry Kachaje has poked fun at President Peter Mutharika, questioning his promises if at all are also jokes.
Mutharika has become a social media talk when he told the nation during his political rally at Limbuli in Mulanje district over the weekend that Malawians should resort to mice and grasshoppers in the wake of food shortage.
And government has quickly defended Mutharika, claiming he was joking, an excuse which has failed to settle well with the citizenry considering the food shortage situation in the country.
And Kachaje has decided to poke a fun on Mutharika, questioning if the pledges he has made during his tour in Blantyre city are after all to be considered real.
During the whistle-stop tour, Mutharika promised to upgrade the city’s roads aside from constructing new stadium and 5-star hotel.
“Two days ago I was watching a rebroadcast of the President’s Whistle Stops in Blantyre City. He promised the people that he will build a new stadium and another 5-Star Hotel and a Conference Centre in Blantyre,” wrote Kachaje on his Facebook page.
He added: “And the women broke into song; “a Pitala chiwongolero dziko lonse!” Before I comment, can someone please confirm if this was real or yet another joke”.
Peter Mutharika has recently come under fire for jokingly telling hungry people to try eating rats and grasshoppers unlike just eating “Nsima” alone. Nsima is Malawi’s staple food and most popular cereal food.
Minister of Information Patricia Kaliati said Mutharika’s jokes are only meant to make the nation laugh and people have no right to criticize him.