NATIONAL WIDE DEMONSTRATION ON JULY 20

Some opposition political
parties, Non-Government
Organisation (NGOs) and
religious institutions say
they have set aside July 20,
2011 as a day they will hold national wide marches in
protest of ‘worsening
democracy and economic
governance’ in the country.

Spokesperson for those
organizing the
demonstrations Reverend
MacDonald Sembereka said
they have taken on board
Malawi Congress of Trade Union (MCTU) and are eying
Civil Servants Trade Union
and Teachers Union of Malawi
for the march.

“The issues we are protesting
are self explanatory and
their impact on the masses
can never be
overemphasized. We are
ready to challenge through other avenues including legal
redress any authority that
will refuse us permission,”
said Sembereka.

He said so far, the campaign
is being coordinated with
persons from all the sectors
involved across the country.

‘There are regional and
district committees in
strategic places, with HRCC as
the main coordinating
committee of the initiative.
The business sector, too, is bankrolling the initiative,” he said.

But government
s pokesperson Symon Vuwa
Kaunda wondered what the
demonstration wants to
achieve, warning that
government will assess their reasons and act accordingly.

“What is it they want to
achieve, the best they can do
is to try to engage this
government not going into
the streets,” said Kaunda. Malawi Voice

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Some opposition political
parties, Non-Government
Organisation (NGOs) and
religious institutions say
they have set aside July 20,
2011 as a day they will hold national wide marches in
protest of ‘worsening
democracy and economic
governance’ in the country.

Spokesperson for those
organizing the
demonstrations Reverend
MacDonald Sembereka said
they have taken on board
Malawi Congress of Trade Union (MCTU) and are eying
Civil Servants Trade Union
and Teachers Union of Malawi
for the march.

“The issues we are protesting
are self explanatory and
their impact on the masses
can never be
overemphasized. We are
ready to challenge through other avenues including legal
redress any authority that
will refuse us permission,”
said Sembereka.

He said so far, the campaign
is being coordinated with
persons from all the sectors
involved across the country.

‘There are regional and
district committees in
strategic places, with HRCC as
the main coordinating
committee of the initiative.
The business sector, too, is bankrolling the initiative,” he said.

But government
s pokesperson Symon Vuwa
Kaunda wondered what the
demonstration wants to
achieve, warning that
government will assess their reasons and act accordingly.

“What is it they want to
achieve, the best they can do
is to try to engage this
government not going into
the streets,” said Kaunda. Malawi Voice

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