By Franklin Mtambalika
It has emerged a petition some Civil Society Organizations presented to officials during April’s anti-government protests is yet to reach President Peter Mutharika’s desk.
According to Presidential Press Secretary Mgeme Kalilani, President Mutharika cannot address points in the petition as he has not been served with the document.
He urged the CSOs to follow up the matter with relevant stakeholders that had received the petition.
The remarks follow the CSOs resolution to pen the President after noticing that he has not started addressing concerns raised by the non-governmental organizations.
In the petition, among others, the non-governmental organizations called for immediate resignation of two Government Ministers, Goodall Gondwe and Kondwani Nankhumwa for allegedly flouting the constitution.
Prior to the April the Twenty-Seventh demonstrations, the protest organizers pushed for the petition to be delivered directly to President Mutharika citing previous channels had led to petitions either gathering dust on some official’s shelves or Presidents’ ignoring raised concerns.
According to Timothy Mtambo who is one of the organizers of the Anti-Government protests, the CSOs have resolved to write the state president Peter Mutharika reminding him of the petition they presented a few week ago.