Chakwera says DPP has failed to govern Malawi: ‘ Mutharika sleepwalking in power’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president, who is also leader of opposition in parliament, Dr Lazarus Chakwera has said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government  should swallow its pride and admit it has failed to run the country.

Chakwera speaking in Nkhotakota: Mutharika has dismally failed

Chakwera speaking in Nkhotakota: Mutharika has dismally failed

Chakwera was addressing a political rally at Nkhunga Primary School Ground in the area of Traditional Authority Kanyenda in Nkhotakota District where over 20 Members of Parliament were in attendance.

“We are saying that these people (Peter Mutharika led DPP government) have failed to run this country. We have a lot of pointers, if we see government failing to feed its people it means the government has failed,” said Chakwera.

As Malawi continues on its precipitous economic decline, Chakwera said President Mutharika and his DPP party should collectively swallow their pride and admit that they have failed the nation.

He said Mutharika is out of touch with reality, adding the fact that those around him seem to be inept and failing to advise him properly, makes the country’s situation untenable.

The MCP president said Mutharika should accept responsibility for the problems bedeviling the country.

Chakwera also accused government of corrupt practices citing the forensic cashgate report implicating seven ministers -who are being shielded with their names under wraps – as an example of grand corruption and institutionalisation of graft among the ruling elite.

“We will not relent, we will fight to make sure that we provide checks and balances so that we end corruption [by this DPP government],” said Chakwera.

He urged the citizenry to continue to demand accountability from the leadership peacefully.

Chakwera also accused DPP adminisytration for an equal distribution of resources.

He believed his party will form the country’s next government and said MCP would take the country out of its current problems.

Meanwhile, in a telephone interview  with Nyasa Times, DPP Secretary general Eckren Kudontoni said Chakwera has no moral grounds of accusing government saying he is also part of government as leader of opposition i parliament.

“This is very strange how can Chakwera accuse DPP of failing to run state affairs and yet he is part of government, he uses state vehicle and state allowances and salaries,” said Kudontoni.

Kudontoni has since challenged Chakwera to bring alternative and constructive views.

 

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Petre Mathanyula.
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1 month 27 days ago

Iwe Kudontoni, your president is being told to fire 7 rotten ministers who were involved in the Mk577bn. What has he done? He remains silent as someone who’s deaf. What alternative solution do you want mbuzi yachabechabe iwe? Just shut up. President wako ndi dpp alephera kuyendetsa dziko lino. 2019 MCP back to power. We want this country out of institutionalised poverty.

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
1 month 27 days ago
Chimwala,Comeon get enlightened.Hastings Banda was a Church Elder,but was the most brutal tyrant Africa had ever produced killing and imprisoned thousands of innocent Malawians.Eventhough Iam not a fan of Peter,Iam not inclined to fall prey of another so-called Church leader who abandoned the pulpit to enrich himself and members of his family.When Mandela was incarcerated for almost 30 years by the minority apartheid regime,Bishop Desmond Tutu led the masses of South Africa in the bitterest freedom struggle,while in Malawi,the faked PHD Chakwera supported the egregious regime of Hastings Banda.However,Chakwera is not God fearing and therefore he is not an alternative… Read more »
Chimwala
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1 month 27 days ago
Malawi needs a God fearing leader someone who can kneel down and cry to God for the country . If you read the bible you will see that when Israel was ruled by a God fearing person Israel prospered but when its ruled by Jezebel or Ahab there was great suffering like all whats happening in malawi. Chakwera can be a better alternative to Peter. Those of you who are Dpp know that mutharika only won by 36% and if there was a rerun that time as Joyce Banda wanted. Peter would have lost misarably. Hunger, Albino killing, burgerly, corruption,… Read more »
Alfred Minjo
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Alfred Minjo
1 month 27 days ago

Izinso ndiye ziti izi??? Palibe mbalume iri yonse atate Chimwala mwanenapo apa…..zankutu!!

dododo
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dododo
1 month 27 days ago

Nde chani mwene? O Chawera, tamalankhulani zabwino zomwe mubweretse mutawina pa 2019 osamangolankhula za wamba ayi…kodi ubusawo amkakuuzani zopeperazo? A chitsiru inu zedi.

dee Walker
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dee Walker
1 month 27 days ago

chitsiru ndi iwe oombera mmanja chosavina

concerned reader
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concerned reader
1 month 28 days ago

Senseless man CHAKWERA,thats why you left Gods work for worldly riches..shame on you…you left the devine ministry and thats why you believe kuti njala waibweletsa ndi peter and his DPP..no logic..even if you were the state president njala ikanakhalapobe..what could you have done to escape it??more over you abandoned Gods work ndie njala ikanakhala times two…idiot!

dee Walker
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dee Walker
1 month 27 days ago

it means you are pleased with suffering Malawi is experiencing. Listen satanist, Chakwera still ministers the word of God and he is going to lead Malawi come 2019

CHIKUTUMBWE
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CHIKUTUMBWE
1 month 28 days ago

MR KUDONTONI, HERE ARE MY ALTRENATIVE VIEWS TO MUTHARIKA’S GOVT AND LET PETER LISTEN.

FIRE AND ARREST THE SEVEN MINISTERS. AFTERALL, THE ARMY COMMANDER HAS ALREADY BEEN SACKED WHO IS ONE OF THE CASHGATERS.

Achimidzimidzi
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Achimidzimidzi
1 month 28 days ago
MCP are now experts on critizing DPP government. Although I all know that DPP lied to us but I don’t think that every speech or word that Dr. Lazarus Chakwera speaks,should be about Arthur Peter Muthalika and DPP government.Thus too much. After all Dr. Chakwera you have a party to run and not government , please just concentrate on relevant party issues. If you want to comment on any national issues, choose right platforms or channels. I read somewhere and am sure you know this, “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks,” Talk more about development and… Read more »
dee Walker
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dee Walker
1 month 27 days ago

because DPP are experts on blunders

What?
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What?
1 month 28 days ago

Somebody who is failing to supply commodities for his house thinks his neighbor is worse than him. This is none other than one Judas Iscariot the Laza. What is the logic for MCP to be holding rallies only in its homeyard? Tapitani kumwera mukaone anthu obwera pa misonkhano yanu azikakhla ngati aja a pa maliro a munthu wopanda kwawo! KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK. DPP yokhayo Laza ndiye suitha, wachepa nayo, ndipo game iliyonse imatha kusewerea, mpira woponda kaya wa smart.

dee Walker
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dee Walker
1 month 27 days ago

paja Malawi is bankrupt? 577 billion ili kuti apange supply commodities ujeni?

Stupid MPs
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Stupid MPs
1 month 28 days ago

Chakwera is just hungry for power….every time DPP DPP where are you going to get the money to run the GOVT.Ndalama iweyo ukuthera misonkhano akapanga anzako uziti akuonaonga ndalama Stupid nkhosa yotayika iwe umandinyasa wamva m’busa wotani?

Khethesa
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Khethesa
1 month 28 days ago

Fwetseke. He is not isung Govt money but money that we the MCP lovers tell him to do

lawson
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lawson
1 month 28 days ago

They say if you point a finger at somebody the other four points at you. Chakwera’s own MCP is disorganised instead of putting it in order then he is busy on Peter. Then what if he was the leader of this country? I doubt his capabilities

dee Walker
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dee Walker
1 month 27 days ago

four points or point? cadet munthu osazindikira. mukamafanizira Chakwera ndi ujeni muziganizira 577 billion

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