Chakwera holds rallies in North Malawi

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwwra has been holding rallies in northern Malawi over the weekend just days after the ruling party accused him of buying an expensive vehicle despite the ailing economy.

Lazarous Chakwera: MCP president

Lazarous Chakwera: MCP president

Speaking in Nkhata Bay, Chakwera described the allegations as mere smear by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to divert people’s attention from the ailing economy that has crippled the health and education sectors most.

Chakwera has been embroiled in a K300m fuel guzzling top of the range vehicles and he has since denied any wrong doing, saying he was a target because of his vocal criticisms of President Peter Mutharika’s extravagance on public money.

The MCP president, who is also leader of opposition in parliament, said once he gets office in 2019, he would revive the Mtwara Corridor project, saying some projects are just but political that cannot work.

This was a direct reference to the Shire Zambezi waterway project, the dream project of former president Bingu wa Mutharika.

“In 2019, we will prioritise on the Mtwara Corridor. It is not good to abandon viable projects just because the government has changed, ” said Chakwera.

The Mtwara corridor was initiated by Kamuzu Banda.

The Leader of opposition in parliament said Tanzania is ready to bankroll the project on the east African country while Malawi will fund the project in Malawi which he said was economical.

Mozambique is not cooperating in the Shire Zambezi waterway project that would cut Malawi transportation costs by 60 per cent.

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79 thoughts on “Chakwera holds rallies in North Malawi”

  1. Friend says:

    I utterly dislike DPP, they have done nothing for this country and are a bunch of idiots. But you Chakwera I dislike even more , I nearly voted for you, but the longer you have been in politics I have seen your character …. you are not a wise democratic and benevolent leader . You and your supporters are VERY tribalistic …… MCP agenda is to get back CHEWA’s in power, you dont care about the rest of us. I hope to God both MCP and DPP dissapear in 2019. You are both making Malawi a worse place to live.

  2. Mmapeh says:

    Chabwera ndi mbuzi yeniyeni. Angotaya nthawi sadzalamula. Onse osapota Mcp muli mmadzi. Dpp woyeeee!

  3. Good samaritan says:

    Main opposition party, hmm!

  4. chitsa boys says:

    Mcp sizawina

  5. MAMA G says:

    ndale zakumalawi zotopetsa sure. mmh ndekuti sitingagwirie ntchito limodzi ngati boma? koma kukhalira kutukwanizana. mulungu atidaltd=sa bwanji nanga. lets change for once good people.

  6. Nathan says:

    Abusa a Chakwera ndiye ofunikadi utsogoleri wa dziko osati fisi yemwe akulamulirayu. Mbuzi zinangomva kuti Pitala ndi purofesa wa malamulo, basi zili akhale mutsogoleri wa dziko. Abale Pitala ndi manyi a munthu, sangathe kuyendetsa Boma. Ngati Pitala analephera kuyendetsa Ministry ya Maphunziro nthawi yomwe mchimwene wake Woyee ankalamulira, Boma angalamulire? Ngakhale ma Donors awona kuti Pitalayu ndi tuvi ndi chifukwa asiya kuthandiza.

  7. well Chalwere doing his job well as party predident amd leader of opppsition.Zina za galimoto mmesa nfiya Boma kofi mwatani maganixoulibe?

  8. ndebvuzamwai says:

    while you are speaking your voice out, know that another hospital in the eastern region has started rationing its meals by giving patients two meals a day, thus b/fast and dinner. just as their colleagues opposite the road near Central Prison are doing.

  9. Utawasala says:

    We don’t vote for somebody because road, hospital etc has been constructed during his ruling time but whether that person is capable or not. Projects are for the government not a party or a person. All the projects done in the north it’s the obligation of the government to do so for it’s people cause those are tax payers money not party or president money. Wake up Malawians.

  10. Kengere Kengere says:

    Kulakalaka kulamulira dziko,chalaka bakha nkhuku singatole.Akulephera anthu oti ali ndi chilichonse kuthana ndi mavuto ndiye munthu woti analembetsa plot yosamangapo ngakhale kachisakasa mpaka kulembesa katundu waabale ake ndiye kuti adzalemere.Dont forget that PP had only two years but because the leadership had nothing they wanted to enrich themselves first that’s why we are in this mess.
    Let us not compare the reign of MCP then and that of DPP.The time MCP was in power was enjoying donor support and population was lower around 7million.Mankhwala amene amagula anali ochepa zinthu zili zotchipa.Pano a Malawi tikufuna titchuke ndikupanga ana ngati tawamvera msika zimene zikupereka unnecessary pressure ku boma kuti lipereke zofunikira kwa anthu onse.Zikatero wina akufuna akabenso mankhwalawo zipindulire yekha osati anthu ambiri.

    Chimene chikufunikira mdziko ndikuganiza kuti kodi aliyense payekha apanga chani pabanja lake nanga dziko alipangira chani.Nthawi yofuna zinthu ku boma inatha kalekale and forget about budgetary support from donors because they are pulling out for example in Tanzania,Mozambique ndiye wina adzilota zoti ndikadzakhala pampando ma donor adzabwelera never.
    Aliyense alimbike kugwira ntchito coz popanda kugwira ntchito tidzikhalira kulambira atsogoleri kuti koma Peter wina ayi koma Chakwera wina ayi koma JB kuchedwa ndi za ziii.

  11. Chenda says:

    It is a blessing for the north to have such a rally.

  12. Kamija says:

    Stupid mapwevupwevu we need Chakwera and not these useless idiots.Dot try again to reflect ur useless thoughts on us

  13. Mathanyula Bengo says:

    chakwera ndi chitsiru kumpoto kuli ma graduate a 6 points iweyo chakwera uli ndi ma points angati? pita kumwera kuchimake kwambuli sizichedwa kutengeka ndiye uzalamula dziko high mortality rate means high populatin and high illiteracy rate means ignorance and they follow leaders in large masses in the north low mortarity rate low population which means low voter turn-out and high illiteracy level means they dont give a shit about your stupid mtwara project chim’busa chopepera…..

    1. truth says:

      mathamyula be go @62
      mtwara corridor means a lot to us in the north especially now as Malawi is certainly preparing to go federal. I hope you do understand that the chapter on the white elephant in Nsanje is closed – for good.

  14. mbuzi iwe says:

    So you conveniently decided to avoid mentioning about the new Nkhata Bay Hospital and the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay Road road. These are the projects that will win DPP votes in Nkhata Bay.

    You cannot even go to Rumphi as the Njakwa-Livingstonia-Chiweta road and Rumphi TTC will win DPP votes. As for Mzimba, you already know of the Mombera University.

    Usowa chonenatu iwe pofika 2019

  15. zencoh says:

    I believe that Chakwela must stop using that vehicle not even driven. Let him be an example to the nation. From there people will take him seriously. Also he should come with the way out not just blaming the government for the problems.

  16. Chenda says:

    Come on Dr Rev. Lazarus Chakwera. This is a new development because the people in the north did not know that the party is still on. MCP will be voted into power now, Come 2019 I can see the possibility of some changes.

  17. Nampuruma says:

    I see a visionary leader in Dr Lazarus Chakwera. I am changing my colours to Red, Black Green and the Black Cock which will wake Malawi up to hard work.

    My eyes are now open. Malawi can indeed change.

    Mtsogoleri osasunga mkwiyo uyu…..

  18. ZZ Junior says:

    O Chakwela, haa. MCP will never rule Malawi again unless they stop their regionalist tendencies. There is no MCP in the southern region simply because these guys neglect the powers of voters from the south.

  19. Che Ngana says:

    South Ndi Chimvano Cha Mavu.Amene Mukumuti Chakwerayu Sangabwere Kuno Akudziwanso.

  20. Nyera nyera says:

    Mo fire Chakwera 2019 BOOOMAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  21. Winston msowoya says:

    I would like to catagolically refute Chakwera’s misleading and lies pertaining to Mtwara corridor.It was not Banda who came with the notion of using Mtwara corridor,instead,it was a choice made by Masauko Chipembere,Kanyama Chiume and Augustine Bwanausi to avoid Nacala corridor which was then under the control of the Portuguese imperialists.These three brilliant and uncompromising Pan-Africanists,with the formation of FRELIMO,in the North of Mozambique,Nacala corridor was a stumbling block to the liberation struggle which was on the offing then.However, it is rather a disturbing scenario to observe that the official opposition leader seems to be out of his form.Northerners would be living in the cacoon of self deception if they will join forces with the Party of death and darkness,Chihana said once,but later joined forces.If you can not beat them,join them? Honestly,it would be a naked betrayal and lack of sense of dignity for Northerners to join Malawi Confusionist Party (MCP) which was bent to destroy Northerners.Indeed,the peace loving people of the North were brutally oppressed and descriminated in their land of birth,the practice still continues hitherto.It is sad therefore that MCP has not apologized to the Northerners what it did to them.How would you forget so soon that it was the MCP which slew the founder and first President of the MCP Mr.Orton Edgar Ching’oli Chirwa and Dunduzu Kaluli Chisiza,the brilliant economist of our time.There is an old adage which says that,: When a lion tastes human blood,it will always hunt for human beings.Instead of joining the dreaded MCP,there is an opportunity to revive the once mighty AFORD that brought multiparty democracy in Malawi.How would the spirits of our people who were innocently cut-short of their lives feel when we join the MCP.It can be done,let’s all play our part.

  22. Lord Mansfield says:

    Ngakhale Magalmotowo Akanapanda Kugudwapo Bwezi Mankhwala Kulibebe Kuchipata Boma Sinkuti Lilibe Cash Ya Ma Drugs Ndi Zina Koma Ma Priority A Maboma Athu Ndiolephela Or Atagulitsa Lero Sitiona Kusintha Boma Limaononga Ndalama Zambiri Osati Ka K300m Kachukaka Ayi Komaso Kodi Ma Entitlement Enawa Siofunika Galmoto, Aziyenda Pasi? Ngakhale Tasauka Nde Mpaka Ma Speaker Ku Parliament Aziyenda Pa T Vizt? Amangwetu Zativutaztivuta Apa Vomelezanipo Chabe Kuti Boma Lakanika Ili Osanamizla Za Magalmoto Anagulaso Okha Abomawo Pano Akukupusisani Anthu Opusa Nkumavomelezana Nazo Zomwe Lunena Boma Zoona, Pamene Mavuto Alipo Komaso Zina Mpata Ukapeka Ziziyendako Nanga Zose Ziime Ngati Agalileya Opusa Kumayang’ana Kumwamba Kuti Yesu Abwela Liti Mmalo Mogwila Job Ayi Amalawi Dont Be Blinded By These Gvt Pple Akudya Iwowo Zawo Zikuyenda

  23. Mfumu yachewa kumphoto says:

    Ofuna mphando wa upulezitenti mu 2019 ayambepo chitukuko pasanafike patsikuli chifukwa amalawi odapenya okufuna misewu yabwino,ziptala zabwino, matown abwino osat pakamwa ayi chitanipo musanalowe mboma anthuwa adza vota mosavuta chifukwa chikuko anachiona kale

  24. KARU UNITED says:

    I endorse Rev. Chakwera for president 2019. I as a seasoned tactician eventually, i will participate in garnering votes for the MCP. Experience shows that in Africa, professors do not make successful leaders, @ one time probably in the mid 70’s there was excitement in Uganda when one professor Yusuf Lule emerged as president, come to governance, the Ugandans were let down. Tiye nawoni matchona, achoke!

  25. devilsadvocate says:

    Kodi m’mesa unali wabwino iwe
    Wanyozetsa mtundu wakowo
    Kodi m’mesa unali wopemhera I we
    Wanyozetsa mtundu wakowo

  26. Few good men says:

    Only when you can start meetings in the South, 2019 will be for the crooks again.

  27. Mwaramwasa says:

    M’busa busy kunamA. Ntwara is noT economically just decayed politics what seemed economically viable then is very difficult today

  28. Eye Witness says:

    Brilliant minds

  29. malawi wane says:

    we are bhind u bwana.

  30. MULOPWANA says:

    WELCOME MY PRESIDENT

  31. Patriot mwenecho says:

    The failed Dpp is just diverting people attention from the much hated UNGA trip which Pitala carried the whole village of Goliati to be wandering aimlessly in New York on tax payers money.He is also been taken task for 577 billion loot that happened during his eccentric rule.Welcome Chakwera our president in waiting for 2019.All the north is yours now.Dpp has totally failed Malawians.

  32. Cheyusufu says:

    zofunika zimenezi a bwana chakwera. pitilizani ku north

  33. KALULU says:

    Boma ilo

  34. mzunguwanzeru says:

    Atleast the philosophy of kuwedza mumphika has come to an end in MCP. Come out even more. Nyani amadziwika maliseche ake akakwera pa nthodzo.

  35. Kenkkk says:

    Yes go Laz, that is the way to go. These dpp thugs will smear everyone against them since they haven’t recovered from the bloated UN delegation scandal, being caught with their pants down.

    The more they manufacture lies these dpp thugs, the more they shoot themselves. All that is needed from you dpp thugs is just tell the simple truth always. Then we Malawians will respect you. Is that really hard to do?

  36. Rockie says:

    You are a wonderful man

  37. Winston msowoya says:

    Northerners,please don’t just jump into Malawi Confusionist Party (MCP) band wagon.This is the Party that bent on the total destruction of the North.Why now it is aggressively campaigning to lure Northerners joining MCP which of course without bits of doubts,was formed by a Northerner who became its first founder and President Mr Orton Edgar Ching’oli Chirwa the first recipient of the prestigious QC title in Africa with a Nigerian citizen.However,the MCP cadres have not so far,recognized this plain fact.To cut long story short,MCP has not officially and unequivocally apologized for brutal and indiscriminate treatment of the peace loving people of the North.What makes you trust MCP and its novice leadership? I pretty well comprehend that AFORD,the Party that brought democracy into Malawi,is half collapsed,but through your unlimited efforts you can save it and make it the strongest Party in the country.I have noted some of Chakwera’s rhetorics are misleading and false. For instance,it is unfortunate for the Holly Priest to lie about the Mtwara corridor which was in fact,initiated by Kanyama Chiume,Masauko Chipembere and Augustine Bwanausi.This was meant to isolate the Nacala corridor which was controlled by the Portuguese imperialists.So the Mtwara corridor was meant to counter Nacala railway which was to interfere with FRELIMO’s liberation endeavours.In his own words,Banda as an imperialist dupe,feared the Mtwara corridor could expose Malawi to Chinese influence,hence,the demise of the Mtwara corridor.So,Northerners,you must leap before you jump otherwise you are exposing yourself to an unprecedented political mishap.My last advice,rebuild your AFORD,I know it can be done play your part.Chakwera is not a politician, he left the pulpit to enrich himself,he is not a Desmont Tutu of Malawi.

    1. Kenkkk says:

      Winston, up to this time you are still living in the past? Still living in Kamuzu era? Shame on you.

  38. Tivine says:

    Chakwera, get a life. Your days are over.

  39. Ambassador says:

    The real party that would bail out Malawian from dire poverty that has reared its head in ambush like style,Chakwera is my president in waiting.

  40. Clement says:

    Am Sure chakwera is stubborn, campaigning now??? Is that power hungry?? Kkkkk ukuchepa. DPP will teach you a lesson come 2019 ask the retired J Tembo. We are currently busy rectifying the problems of prostitute Joyce. DPP bomaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Prof Peter Mutharika 2019 bomaaaaa

  41. DOBO says:

    Inde zowona mutiwuzileko a bomawo kuti MOTO SAZIMITSIRA ndi MADEYA kutanthauza kuti zimene akuchita a bomazi zili ngati madeya. Muwawuzenso kuti GALU WA NKUPE AMALIRA NDI NKUPE WAKE WOMWE kutanthauza kuti bomali lalowa nkupe, lakudzuka kutereku nkulirila nawo nkupe. Komanso musaiwaleu kuwauza kuti GALU AMATHA KUWUWA CHITHUNZI CHAKE CHOMWE. Parliament ndi gawo la boma osati la opposition. Ndiye kuti bomalo ndi galu. Mundipelekeko moni ko Chilima.

  42. Dr Mbewe says:

    That is the presi6 osati zinazi

  43. Mary Manda says:

    Sad to see Dr L Chakwera and MCP losing the moral ground due to greed……i dont think the current MCP leadership is ready to govern i dont think so………so sad

  44. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    facts Chakwera, DPP has completely failed to govern hence they are busy making noise for nothing, and they are afraid of anything.

  45. bingiza says:

    Our visionary leader Dr Chakwera u r our hope

  46. Dr Haswel P Bandawe says:

    The Rev. Dr Chakwera should admit that it is indeed inappropriate for Government and for him to accept the purchase of such expensive vehicles at a time when the finances of the country are weak.

    In fact, such an admission would be a major plus for him. It is usual for Goverenments to budget some expenditures and then postpone some spending when circumstances have changed. That is normal. It is not convincing for him to push the blame to Goverenment for an extravagant expenditure which benefits him!

    I wish he could even go a step further. He could opt to have the vehicle sold and return the sale proceeds to Government coffers and seek to review the perks of the entire Government and civil service. As leader of opposition he should be more exemplary than the Goverment he criticizes. Failure to do so erodes his credibility that he would lead a more accountable and financially well-managed Government.

    There is room for humility and honesty in politics, I sincerely believe so.

    1. Kenkkk says:

      Bandawe, you are too myopic. Laz and others have absolutely done nothing wrong. What are they going to admit? You dpp thugs are the ones to apologise for abusing govt money.

  47. Angoni apaphata says:

    Anthu a ku mpanyira alibe ulemu. Tinkawasunga mu lizulu umu akumatidyetsa dzi ma edible fat dzosalongosoka. Akayamba kubandulana osawalandiranso.

  48. Happening Boy says:

    So Daily papers are not talking about Chakwera being in the North. This your profession Is too corrupt and You can’t deny to have received cash for black out, shameless devils.How long shall You operate as ideots not professionals.

  49. xmw says:

    Once again a wrong strategy for MCP. There are very few votes to be won up north. If you want to lead the country, please come up with a strategy for winning in the South. If not, Pastor Laz will be in opposition for a long time indeed.

  50. ABM says:

    Mtwala is indeed a viable project which can take Malawi to another economic level. It is shorter from the Indian ocean to lake Malawi. Malawi can easily transport the cargo on the lake and land including to Zambia. I support you fully.

  51. Tumbuka weniweni says:

    Ngati mukuna mavote 2019, mukane galimotoyo faiing which then you can not be agood leader, ndinu mbava basi sinu mbusa

  52. A President….mukuchedwa kulowa m’boma

  53. Phiri says:

    He could not talk of Nkhata-Bay Mzuzu road. Wangwenda pa ndegi? Kwedoli.

  54. Gundamoto says:

    Malawian politicians only know destructive politics that have contributed immensely to the underdevelopment of our country. I agree with Chakwera that Mtwara Corridor project was/is more viable than the Shire-Zambezi project. Why as a country we consciously abandoned Mtwara at a time financiers were excited about it only makes sense to Bakili, Bingu and company. The tragedy about our politics is that those in power are interested and focused on their immediate needs at expense of sustainable national investments. For inst

  55. H,Chitumvi says:

    Tiyeni Nazoni Lonjezani Kotenga Ndalama Ndikuti Poti Anzanu akungodzadza Mata mkamwa kusowa chonena athamingira cashgate ya anzawo koma yawo ya MK577bn. sakulankhulapo chonsecho zinthu zikuvuta ndipo onse ndi macashgate.Ndiye inu nenani molimba mtima mavuto amenewa mudzawatha bwanji.Awa tisapusitsane zakanika ngati ndi achulungamo ayesetse kuthetsa kukayikira nkhani ya K92bn ndiK577bn kuti anthu tikhale chete.INU TIUZENI ZOONA

  56. Mkwapu says:

    Dont worry chakwera we will make sure u get all the votes in the north
    We have to get rid of these bastards

  57. Kadakwiza says:

    Chakwera for president.

  58. Gonelamoto says:

    One thing about democracy that I cherish most is that people provide alternative views to that of the rulers. This Chakwera man is absolutely right th

  59. sapitwa says:

    I sometimes laugh when politicians are castigating one another. Insteadof telling the people what he could do to resolve the current ailing economy if he was president, he is busy telling them about a solution they don’t need to hear. What is Mtwara corridor to a hungry person? You say Tanzania is ready to bankroll the project, what makes you believe that Tanzania will do this? Bingu dreamed the same telling the people that Mozambique had a buy in into the Shire Zambezi Waterway project, lero?
    Ukutu ndiye kutha nzeru kapena tinene kuti you went to enjoy the Prado ride?

    1. Kenkkk says:

      Sapitwa, consultations matters in all bi or multi-lateral projects. Bingu failed to do so on the nsaje port. Kuzikonda basi.

      Tell your fellow dpp thugs to look at national projects not from tribalistic or regionalistic perspective but from what Malawi as a nation can benefit.

  60. Mac Hende says:

    Who buys vehicles for Opposition leaders and or speakers of parliament?

  61. Inde abwana, 2019 boma.

  62. ngongoliwa says:

    Vote ili kumwera. Mufunse JB. Adagwa chagada chifukwa chamanifesto ngat imene ukuchita. Komanso sukudziwa kumene ngolo iyenera kumapita pafupipafupi. M’mene wateromo wagwa nayo basi. A fool.

  63. MLOMWE says:

    Thats my president talking to his people

  64. aha says:

    And Mtwala would also utilise Bagamoyo new port.1

  65. Patrick Phiri says:

    MCP will never rule for the next 30 years.

  66. SONG says:

    Your excellency sir, we all in Malawi have agreed to vote you in Govt come 2019 whether someone wants it or not.

  67. The real ujeni says:

    Tell them Chakwera, lecturer them this clueless government ever in Africa, they make Idi Amin look like he was a genius

  68. mukharapwiyo says:

    unless the current crop of these leaders(kamuzu/muluzi graduates) are forced out of power and banned from politics for life by the masses(people driven revolution)like in Egypt,soviet russia,fidel’s cuba rest be assured that we will still have a myriad of problems which we will fail to contend with.how long shall the upper 1000 families continue to control all our resources,the muluzis,mutharikas,katsongas,gondwes,chapondas,chihanas,bandas,kachalis,tembos,chikaondas,mullis,kaliatis,mussas,patels,,mpasus,mbelwas,gonanis,mtambos,trapences,kyungus,bamusis,munlos the list is very long.if we can blush aside these gluttons and we have a better malawi for us all where everyone shall have to pay tax,pay for own children and dependants school fees,civil sertants being treated same way etc amen!

  69. kaka says:

    Boma ilo!!!!!. The car was bought by the government not Chakwera!!!

  70. mwana mulopwana says:

    Don’t just roll out the programe just because it was initiated and started by the late Kamuzu, you need to make a research if that still makes sense , a lot has changed the only sensible project could have been laying oil pipes from Mbeya to Malawi just like Zambia.

  71. Mlakho says:

    Wise leader.

  72. DZIKANYANGA says:

    Musiyeni president wathu wa 2019

  73. mapwevupwevu says:

    This guy is an idiot! He is busy campaigning in the north where he already has support!

    Why not go ku south kwa Ahlomwe akapeze timavoti tokugwa ndi chiswe bwanji?

    I now believe that MCP will never rule Malawi again!

    1. Kenkk says:

      You mapwevupwevu, has Laz told you that he has finished his rallies? He will go everywhere.

      You dpp thugs are shameful, blanking his rallies from newspapers and mbc. Bribing editors of newspapers not to cover his rallies. And you newspaper owners, where is your integrity?

      You will not succeed, votes are won on the ground not on mbc or newspapers. Rallies are on the ground.

      What are you afraid? Look at real democracy in other countries. The media both govt and private has no bias, they cover all parties. That is the only way you can educate and inform the public. You thugs don’t want to do that.

  74. kwake inu says:

    Yes a leader should have viable alternatives and options. Gooooooooo chakwera

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