Peoples Party (PP) acting president Uladi Mussa has doubted government’s projections that the economy will register a real GDP growth rate of 5.1 percent in 2016, and 7.0 percent in 2017.
Responding to the State of the Nation Address President Peter Mutharika presented to parliament while opening the budget meeting last Friday, Mussa said there was no indication that such growth could be registered as the Kwacha continues to plunge.
He said there are no strategies at the moment that would result to such growth.
The PP leader also questioned Mutharika’s rationale on his request for Malawians to persevere, saying, the many advisors he has are milking government coffers, and are no indication that government is concerned with the plight of Malawians.
On health, Mussa wondered why it is taking long for the Cancer Centre to be construed. He also questioned government’s priorities by failing to recruit the health personnel it trains, who are trekking to other countries to look for employment.
Mussa also spoke about the education sector, which he said is facing many challenges and is performing poorly despite getting a lion’s share in the budget.
The PP leader then demanded justice on those who disrupted Malawi Congress Party (MCP) rally in Mzuzu, where some people got injured.