Speaking in an interview with MaraPost, both the Publicity Secretary and Chairperson for the organization, Ngwile Viyuyi and Stevenson Simusokwe said they had planned to hold demonstrations against the mine’s administration in April this year but failed to do so because of the sudden death of Bingu wa Mutharika.
“Our plans never materialized because former president [Bingu wa Mutharika] died in the same month of April. We also wanted to give the current president who had just assumed the office of president time to sort some issues out,” said Viyuyi.
However, Viyuyi indicated that it is rather sad that six months have elapsed and nothing tangible has happened in as far as improving “a very sorry situation” at Kayelekera mine in the district.
Pius Nyondo writes for the maravipost