Malawi’s Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Dr Kondwani Nankhumwa is expected to rip into President Lazarus Chakwera’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) tomorrow in Parliament.
Nankhumwa, who is also DPP Vice President for the Southern Region is expected to dive more into kitchen-table issues, energy, rampant corruption, AIP fertilizer collosal failure among other pressing issues.
Many Malawians, which Malawi Voice has spoken with, say they expect him to grill Chakwera on what they call “pocketbook issues” such as job creation, inflation, food prices that are a constant threat to their wellbeing.
“Nankhumwa has the whole world now waiting for him to stand up and tell Malawians that he and DPP are the alternative leadership by producing an extraordinary speech that would even sway independent and swing voters,” said Rose Sapao, a Lilongwe based vendor.
During SONA on Friday, President Chakwera was interrupted multiple times by jeering, boos and accusations of lying by opposition lawmakers.
Later on, Nankhumwa and his UDF counterpart Ned Phoya produced a scratching quick response describing the speech as “casual, insensitive and full of rhetoric.”