Chakwera accuses Mutharika of economic genocide in Malawi: ‘Poverty denier’

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday gave a furious attack on “poverty denier” President Peter Mutharika, for taking with him hundreds of hangers-on delegates to this year’s United Nations General Assembly during the time when Malawians are experiencing social,  political and economic challenges.

Chakwera arriving at the rally

Chakwera arriving at the rally

Msowoya speaking on electoral reforms

Msowoya speaking on electoral reforms

MCP podium

MCP podium

Crowds at Mtunthama at MCP rally

Crowds at Mtunthama at MCP rally

Speaking during a political rally held at Mtunthama in Kasungu, Chakwera who was accompanied by his party’s deputy, who is also speaker of National Assembly, Richard Msowoya, Parliamentarians, and regional committee members,  asked Mutharika to explain what value has  hanger-on people added during this period.

“Malawi is facing numerous challenges such as hunger so it is unfortunate that instead of focusing on solving these problems he is diverting money to fund the delegation,” said Chakwera advancing values of compassion, of social justice, of fighting for the under-privileged.

Chakwera said it is unfortunate that some people who have gone there have been sponsored by government institutions including the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) and the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (Macra).

“Is MERA not government?” queried Chakwera.

Chakwera said it is unfortunate that the public is accusing the opposition of not speaking on issues affecting Malawians.

“You are accusing us for not speaking on different issues, let me tell you that we do speak but this is not a listening government: They are defiant, to all issues coming from the opposition,” said Chakwera.

On problems affecting health sector in Malawi, such as lack of essential drugs,  Chakwera said, it is unfortunate that Malawians are dying in hospitals on preventable deaths and yet Parliament passed the budget.

“This government is committing genocide. Malawians are dying in hospitals due to shortage of drugs, this is genocide, We approved billions of money for medical drugs but go to the hospitals  they are in a sorry state,” said Chakwera.

Speaking earlier,  Speaker Msowoya said it is unfortunate that Malawians are going through difficult times.

Kodi amene mulipano ndindani anganene kuti akukondwa pano akweze dzanja pano, palibe amene angakweze dzanja a Malawi tikuvutika ngakhale ineyo ndikuvutika nawo (Out of you who are here who can raise their hands and say you are enjoying, there is nobody here, people are undergoing difficult problems in Malawi,” said Msowoya.

Msowoya also called for electoral reforms to ensure Malawians vote genuinely for a government of their choice and not manipulation of electoral results.

“It is unfortunate that elections in Malawi are decided by courts at night this shows that there is a need for electoral reforms in Malawi,” said Msowoya in veiled reference to Mutharika ascendancy to power in 2014 controversial elections.

“We want reforms which will enable Malawians to know who has won at constituency level, and not waiting for Blantyre to decide, why Blantyre? Why waiting for results paper to cruise from Kameme to Blantyre,” he said.

Taking his turn, Member of Parliament for the area Madalitso Kazombo, accused DPP led government of crumbling health services in Malawi.

“Ambulances are grounded in Malawian hospitals  due to shortage of fuel, Dr Chakwera is the only answer to restore Kamuzu vision in Malawi,” said Kazombo, a relation to Malawi’s founding president Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda – ‘Alidzi’.

He said DPP is “impoverishing families” while their leaders are in comfort zone.

Prior to the rally, Chakwera and his entourage visited Kachere tree under the department of Antiquities where he was briefed about the place where former President Kamuzu Banda used to learn.

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Kaya
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Koma gentlemen and ladies, when is JB coming back i hear she gave Chakwera 10 mita but this so called man of God put it on his tongue. I won’t be surprised to see Chakwera voting for DPP in 2019 after seeing that road passing by his home from Kasiya to Santhe. Many myopic people think Chakwera is making a mark after addressing a crowd as large as that a DPP district governor attracts.

akupha
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MWAPHA IPHA ATHUUUU. PANO MWATI TISAKHE ABUSA KUTI TISAWONEKELE NG’AMBA. APA NDIKUWONA INE NDICHAKUTI ATUMBUKA ABVOTELA MCP CHIFUKWA CHA NSOWOYA KUTI PENAPAKE ADZALOWE UPREZIDENT WAKUMPOTO NGATI MUNJA ZINACHITIKILA MALWMU BINGU. TAKUTULUKILANI A MBENUMBENU. NYANGA KWAMBILI ABWENUMBWENU. NDICHFUKWA CHAKE MUMATHAWA KWANU KUPITA KUKAMANGA MAZIKO KU MWELA. TIMADZIWATU. ATUMBUKA NOMWENU MUMATIWUZA.

Stanly
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Mthawi yokwanirisidwa ndi Bible yakwana ngakhale chakwerayo akunama ameneyo sangakwanise kulamulila(muufuse Bible linamuza kale zamasiku osiliza).
Ozaziwona,ukuwona ngati mavutowa azatha ndi munthu
Ukunamatu iweeee!.

Winston msowoya
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Candidly,Chakwera’s Malawi Confusionist Party ( MCP) ,is not in a position to run a progressive economy after 31 years of low profile economy ,highhandedness and one- man corrupt regime.Chakwera is parroting now that if Malawians put his party in the government seat,he will eradicate poverty and improve the national economy.What a fuss? MCP had been in power for 31 years and yet,the general economic outlook never resonated to the overwhelming majority of our people,alas,poverty among them was prevalent and barbaric that coerced thousands of our young people to go to Rhodesia,South Africa,Zambia and Tanzania to look for jobs which they… Read more »
Step hens
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Mbuzi ya munthu chakwera useless person

Muhilima
Guest

A Chakwera chonde thandizani kutukula dziko nthawi yomanyozana siino ayi komanso nthawi ya kampeni siinafike ayi kodi ndi mayesa inu mumati ndi abusa abusa ake amtundu wanji zomwe mukuchita zikungoonetseralatu kuti siinu oyenera kulamula dzikoli ayi simunakhwime ndinu anjiru zedi

Leckson .C.Phisi
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malawi woyeeeeeeee

grivin kelos
Guest

pta uzafa ifa yowawa.hw come ukuvutisa abale anga

azonto
Guest

Dis wat ur doing will never lift up our country always stealing money for government. If u call urselves well educated u were not on dat to be stealing money of people of Malawi but to build our nation. If politics u take like business dat u will be rich through it den ur an educated survage. Foolish boys, y don’t u take a good example of our Ngwazi Hastings Kamuzu Banda.shamm to u thieves u want ur doing rabish in my lovery motherland

mlomwe mnzanga
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dont waste time with chakwera he dont hv qualities of bcoming a president he z fit being a leader of opposition anasauka kwambiri azatibera akakhala president….afta all chipani chake its fo chau pipo only ndiye chau zilipo zingati?

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