Sunday, December 6, 2009

Malawi's president banks on witches to end fuel crisis

Malawi’s president Bingu wa Mutharika has for the first time spoken out about an economy-chocking fuel supply shortage that has but crippled road operations in the Southern African Development (Sadc) country.
Mutharika has, however, surprised Malawians by saying that witches held the ‘temporary’ remedy to the problem, as their ‘winnower planes’ never required Diesel or Petrol.
Mutharika wondered how a mammoth crowd turned up to attend the launch of Malawi’s World AIDS Day Commemoration campaign for December 1, 2008 to November 30, 2010. The activities were commemorated under the theme ‘ Universal Access and Human Rights’ and took place in the Central region district of Dowa.
The commemorations were attended by Mutharika.
“I wonder how many people could turn up to this event in the face of the fuel crisis.
This is the time we need African technologies, notably night-fliers (witches) because they never need Diesel or Petrol in their travels. We need those technologies in times like these,” said Mutharika, to the amusement of people who gathered at the event.
The country commemorated the day in all its administrative districts, while other districts like Blantyre commemorated the event on December 2.

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