Mark Katsonga Phiri Asks Joyce Banda To Resign

Mark katsonga: Wants JB Off The Presidency

Mark katsonga: Wants JB Off The Presidency

Opposition People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) President Mark Katsonga has called for the resignation of President Joyce Banda for failing to control the spate of industrial actions and civil unrest.

Katsonga who was speaking at a press briefing this morning in Blantyre in response to the current political and economic situation in Malawi, added that if she does not resign and call for early elections, then president Banda must form a government of national unity (GNU).

“The current spate of industrial actions and civil unrest signify widespread dissatisfaction with the way the current administration is running the country,” he said.

In the same vein, Katsonga said the mass defections rocking the government benches in parliament constitute a development where the PP led government has drastically lost the trust both of nomadic parliamentarians and of the citizenry. He said this is a size of waning confidence in the current administration.

“This sums up to a vote of no confidence for the government. It would therefore be wise for the Joyce Banda administration to consider stepping down and call for early elections.

“Alternatively, the PP government should consider starting negotiations with other political parties for a genuine government of national unity which should see us through to the next general elections other than waiting for a total collapse of the government as predicted by Finance Minister Ken Lipenga,” Katsonga said.

The 10-day Civil Servants strike ended yesterday afternoon after government and Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) reached a deal to raise civil servants’ salaries.

Government has given a 61 percent pay hike for the lowest paid and five percent for the highest paid.

6 Responses to "Mark Katsonga Phiri Asks Joyce Banda To Resign"

  1. ..  February 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Please don’t write your name as former Mtumbuka. You wll attract the ralph of JZU. He may say all of you should go back kukaya as he did in 1989! Please!

  2. Namagetsi!  February 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    While I can see why you want resignations, may I ask if you have wisdom which you could give to the current government to do so that these episodes dont happen? can you suggets a different way of handling the chaos now so we can sort ourselves out.

    Bingu was being asked to resign, Joyce is being as ked to resign. Have we lost sight of directuion? Is resigning the only solution to our prblems

    Or is resigning a proces which may see you grab the same power and only to cause the same damage after you have lined your pockets?

    Help Joyce Banda, tell her what you see as a woekable solution and if she does not listen the peolpe will vote her out of office.

    Malawi is too negative!

  3. Patriot  February 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm


  4. Zabweka  February 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Malawi Voice wamva zoti strike yatha ngati?? ndimafuna ndikudziwitseni mwina palibe wakuwuzani..awapatsa 61% ma civil servant ndithu mwinanso muwafotokozere anthu amene sakudziwa..

    • Patriot  February 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Mau mau
      tchaya tchaya

  5. Former mtumbuka odeda ndi woponderezedwa  February 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Katsonga. Are you on another planet? Strike yathatu


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