Police fire teargas at Anti-government protesters in Malawi. Hundreds of Malawians poured into the streets in Blantyre to demand that Chakwera’s administration act on its election promises that included creating 1 million jobs and ending hunger.
Police in Malawi yesterday fired teargas to break up an anti-government protest over alleged corruption and economic mismanagement by President Lazarus Chakwera’s administration.
Speaking to Reuters, Bonny Kalindo, a former legislator who led the Friday protests lamented rising food and fuel prices. He said:
We are into the second year and there are still no jobs. The promise of three meals a day has failed to materialise, and instead, prices of fuel, food and cooking oil have skyrocketed.
Friday’s protests reportedly turned violent as a pro-government group also moved in to stop the march across the city. Some businesses and government buildings were closed as a result.
Chakwera in June 2020 unseated former leader Peter Mutharika in a re-run election after he pledged to curb corruption and rebuild the ailing economy. But Malawi’s consumer price inflation rose to 9.8% year on year in October from 8.9% in September.
Source – Reuters
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