Tonse Alliance forced to defend accusations of failure to fulfill campaign promises
The Tonse alliance is reeling from accusations that in the latest budget it fails to address all campaign promises that many believed were a ruse to get votes.
Mwanamvekha said in the budget there is nothing about reducing passport fees, nonrenewable driving licenses, Water and ESCOM free connection fee, and the K15,000 monthly allowances for the elderly aged from 60 years old and above.
“As you are aware, Malawians voted for Tonse Alliance because of these promises and we feel the failure to fulfill what was promised is not acceptable.
Malawians want cheap fertilizer now and not next year, Malawians want nonrenewable Driving licenses now, and Malawians wants cheap passports now.” He said.
Honorable Mwanamvekha also said the budget is silent on Universal subsidy instead the budget is talking about Targeted Farm Input Programme which was not covered during the campaign.
Cornered the State House has said the Tonse Alliance led government is committed to delivering all its promises.
This Obviously was a reaction to criticism that the country’s national budget has not incorporated some of the promises of the Tonse Alliance.
State House Director of Communications Sean Kampondeni told reporters in Lilongwe on Monday morning that President Lazarus Chakwera is committed to ensuring that all promises are delivered.
Kampondeni says a Malawian president is elected to stay in power for five years and therefore it is unfair to expect all the promises to be delivered in three months.
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