The next nationwide demonstrations are will be held at border posts and airports, as revealed by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Chairperson Timothy Mtambo. The demos, dated to take place on 26th to 30th August, are demanding for the resignation of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson, Jane Ansah.
According to Mtambo, the protesters will close airports and border posts to force Justice Jane Ansah to resign. The locations have been aimed as means of crippling some of the country’s revenue streams.
In other news, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (Icam) wrote a letter to the Malawi Law Society (MLS), stating that the cost of renovations from the nationwide demonstrations will negatively affect the country’s already burdened economy. The letter is a follow up of a request by MLS, asking the Icam to examine the state of business affairs.
The letter, signed by Icam president Francis Chinjoka Gondwe, notes that businesses have not been generating resources that may sustain their survival, hence the body of accountants has also foreseen some potential staff lay-offs, thereby reducing the financial survival of the retrenched workforce as well as the disposable income.