The state President Peter Mutharika was yesternight 28th April Tuesday 2020 took people by surprise when He appeared and heard on State broadcaster MBC TV and radio after missing for some days.
Mutharika who was put on his dark blue suit made a unifying and cementing speech in the wake of COVID-19.
According to him Coronavirus is real so he urged the fellow politicians to stay away from politicizing the pandemic” those who are politicizing the coronavirus must be taken Zomba mental hospital”.He said.
On risk allowances and PPE for health workers Mutharika said his government is fighting tooth and nail to make a hospital a better place for its workers,He refuted claims that health personnels are being paid on peanut allowances. He also recommended a good job the said workers are doing towards COVID-19.
He added that government of Malawi has put aside some amount of money that will be given to people during lockdown via model money system inorder to ease their problems brought by corona virus, each family is expected to pocket 35,000 Malawi Kwacha every month untill the COVID-19 disappear.
Meanwhile the Mutharika’s speech followed by the speech of vice president Saulos Chilima on Sunday who among other things he strongly attacked his boss for failing to include all stakeholders in the fight against COVID-19.
COVID has infected over 2 million people globally.
Malawi has recorded 36 positive cases,3 deaths and 4 recovery.