By Linda Kwanjana
Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has commended Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera for his decision of taking heed to cries of Malawians.
HRDC chairperson, Gift Trapence says what President Chakwera is doing is what people have been waiting for.
Trapence said Chakwera has demonstrated leadership that Malawi wants. HRDC has since urged Secretary to the President and Cabinet to ensure that all what the president has directed is fulfilled.
“As HRDC, we recommend and welcome President Lazarus Chakwera for taking heed the crying of Malawians by announcing action oriented measures meant to help Malawians cushioned from impact of devaluation. This is the leadership Malawians have been looking for,” he says.
Trapence said the proposed cushion measures are comprehensive and what is key, however, is the implementation
of the proposed measures.
“We know sometimes that it is easier said than done. HRDC, hence, is calling upon the President to immediately appoint a multi stakeholder task force solely to see and track the implementation of these measures.
“This task force needs to be updating Malawians on how these measures are playing out, how much money is being saved and how it is
being used to help Malawians,” he said.
Added Trapence: ” We are also calling upon strong leadership in the office of the Secretary to the President and Cabinet that as HRDC, we will independently monitor the implementation of the proposed measures to see that these measures are effected to the letter,” he said.