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Demonstrators on their way to Parliament building in Lilongwe Demonstrators on their way to Parliament building in Lilongwe Image taken by John Namalenga Junior

Low Turnout At Anti Government Protests In Malawi

Written by  Written By Staff Reporter Mar 02, 2017

Civil society leaders are optimistic that government will act on the challenges facing the country after staging their protests.

This however is despite the low turnout at the march.

The anti government march is meant to push government to address cases of corruption that have rocked the country and some even involving state officials.

They are also protesting to show their anger on the executive arrogance displayed by the DPP led administration.

Recently former agriculture minister George Chaponda has been making news following his alleged involvement in corrupt practices in the botched maize deal between ADMARC and Kaloswe Commuter and Carrier of Zambia.

Agents of graft busting body Anti Corruption Bureau-ACB raided his house where millions of Kwacha were found.

During parliamentary sitting last week, opposition legislators backed the demos stating that they were in full support.

According to Capital FM’s John Namalenga Junior who was with the demonstrators, there were about 50 people present holding placards.

Some are demanding that maize prices be reduced and for probes to be made on some people who are suspected to have been involved in corrupt practices.

 

The demonstrators have presented their petition to government at Parliament building.

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