Chakwera says Mutharika’s 25-minute speech ‘lacked substance’

Leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera has criticised the State of the Nation Address delivered by President  Peter Mutharika at Parliament in Lilongwe on Friday, saying it was too short and lacked substance.

President Mutharika greest opposition chief Chakwera

President Mutharika greest opposition chief Chakwera

Mutharika in parliament

Mutharika in parliament

Mutharika made an historic 25 minute address to parliament when he opened a 46th session of the National Assembly.

“It is just too short. There was a lot of information we expected from him especially in recovery plan for the economy,” said Chakwera in an interview soon after the President’s address.

Mutharika broke the record for making just a 25 minute state of the nation address as opposed to the tradition two hours.

Chakwera said he will say much on Monday when he will take the floor in the 193 strong House to respond to the address.

Virginia Palmer, US ambassador to Malawi welcomed the address, saying it was to the point and factual.

Writing on her Facebook wall, veteran lady journalist, Suzgo Khunga of the Nation Publications Limited, who has covered parliament for many years, said this was the first time in her career she heard a 25 minute state of the nation address.

Among several issues, Mutharika said his administration is now getting tougher on medical drug thefts on public hospitals, hinting the malpractice is now on the decline.

Palmer this week warned the US would pull out its massive malaria drug aid package if government failed to address rampant drug theft.

“We are also arranging to amend the Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Act in order to strengthen the legal framework for punishing those who steak drugs,” he said.

“Time for stealing medicine is over!”

The President said there are enough drugs in stock.

Mutharika entered the chamber amid shouts of boma! boma! from the government benches and silence from the opposition.

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103 thoughts on “Chakwera says Mutharika’s 25-minute speech ‘lacked substance’”

  1. Honeycomb Chidyauzu says:

    Please can some one advise the President how to lay a wreath. The way he did it yestreday according to televion pictures was some how disrespectiful. Why did he lay the wreath using one hand.

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  3. Petro says:

    KUZAMANI KU ESCOM ANTHU ATSALA PANG’ONO KUPANGA ZA IWE MA LOAN AKAZI UMAPATSA NDALAMA ZABWINO KOMA AMUNA ANZAKO KUMANGODULA UKUFUNA TIKAKHALE PA GWAFA ULEKELETU NGATI AKAZIWO UKUMAKWATA ZAKO ZIMENEZO

  4. Foxyandy says:

    A CHAKWERA SEES ZINTHU IN WHITE&BLACK.I’M SURE MUTATENGA BOMA MUZAVUTIKA NDI “CRITICISM”.ZIKAZATERO,TIZAONA ‘CONGRESS’ TIMAIDAIONA IJA. tangoonani “leadership” mu party. yanu

  5. mbani says:

    why r pple putting imaginery words in the speach poor malawi

  6. Chakwera, you say the speech lack some info, which info? if you have that info, why cant you just share with us? U.S. Ambassador says it was nice one. (brief and to the point) and you say the opposite out of jerousy , shame on you>

  7. Sir Bentby says:

    Very shameful.
    25 mins like speach ya primary headteacher, headless speach from deluded president.

  8. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    yes, 25 minutes is good for him coz he has nothing important to tell the nation

  9. mr malawi says:

    it was nyc speech by the president, keep it going.

  10. Romento says:

    The opposition should take APM to task for lopsided priorities in providing for huge amounts of money for his pet projects of malata subsidy and community technical colleges while failing to employ nurses and junior doctors.

    It leaves a sour taste in the mouth that Lesotho will reap where it did not sow by getting a good number of our junior doctors. As for the nurses, they will probably be on their way to the UK now that the UK has lifted its self imposed ban on employing Malawian nurses…

  11. meneava uphsyunumu says:

    Kodi akakhala otsutsa ndiye kuti azitsutsa chirichonse? Sadayamikirepo speech ya munthu akuluwa pa moyo wawo ndikuwadziwa ine.

  12. Innocent kamanga says:

    Kunyoza kapena kutukwna sikungapitise patsogolo chitukuko cha dziko ,I hope chakwera sanatukwane,and tikapanda kuunikira zimene boma limayenera kuchita…ndekuti sindife amalawi.

  13. losco says:

    Its shameful and degrading for the opposition leader to be blamed as has been the case in this story.Watch out!!!!!

  14. Dido says:

    Inu alomwe muli ndi ziti zoonetsa ku dziko, anthu osalima inu koma kudya napwiri mchifukwa mumasongoka naye manu.

  15. chemwali kulibe says:

    what you have to know is that Peter is useless and he doesnt deserve to be the President of the country.He has completely failed to govern this country.Malawians have no hope with his useless speech.

  16. Fireguy says:

    Greatest speech ever….no time wasting, certainly on point and no need in talkin nonsense for 2 hours….those who whe used to sleepin in parliament r the one’s complaining….thats the way to go Mr President!!!

  17. SONG says:

    Peter is running out of ideas, how the whole president preside over a 25 minute speech, next we will see what Zimbabweans saw a repeated speech by Mugabe, we need fresh people to run the country like Chakwera.

  18. Winford Saka says:

    More Fire Apm Running A Country Without Donor Support Is Not A Joke It Needs People Like U.Eve When Preaching If U Preach More Than 25minutes pple can’t understand the message.

  19. zatha says:

    Blind loyalty does not help matters at all. If we are patriotic enough and wish this country well, then the speech was empty- no clear plans!

    If you travel to our neigbouring countries, you will notice that Malawi is the only country which is not developing, far from it! Thobwa lokkalokha basi! But here you are arguing kuti zili bwino! All we want is a clear development plan for the country!

    While some people are blowing trumpets for a by-pass, our friends in the neigbouring countries are constructing super highways and lots of high rise buildings, kuno ma kitchen basi. Kuchita kusowa ma hotel! Koma busy praising mediocrity. Wake up Malawi and lets work together to develop this country!

    Doctors are very few in our hospitals but we are failing to recruit the few that we have spent money on! Whats wrong? The best is to close the college and open when we need more doctors that we can recruit otherwise we are subsidising other countries!

  20. James kotoki says:

    We all know that peter didn’t win but the judge put him into power

  21. Who was tsrgrted in xat speech? Malawians or dpp suppotters or Diplomatic communiyy can it make sense in 15yrs time?no no ndiye kuxama nzeru ku poti!

  22. Sapitwa says:

    That’s always the case with Reverends turned Politicians.
    Most of them hate to be criticized as no one in their congregation has ever criticized them. They preach in long sermons on the pulpits to the passive congregation who mostly sleep in the process.
    They like freebies hence they wouldn’t object to expensive gifts from their cogragation at an expense of deteriorating tithes.
    They focus on Christian way of running the government as if all the citizens are Christians.
    If you elect them to be political party presidents, just know that it’s a wrong choice for democracy. They will not bend an inch on every advice. They believe in what they believe, period! They are too critical to other people just on everything.
    Iam not surprised at all.

  23. Jerejede says:

    One of the greatest sons of Malawi once said”A malawi tidziwe kuti ndale saadya”tsono ine ndayamba kutsimikiza panopo kuti ndale tikazitengera pa mgong’o more especially ife amene tilibe maudindo aaaah tizingovutika ndi ma BP zinthu za ziiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  24. Blessed Hope says:

    Bwampini amene uja. Watha nzelu.

    1. Winford Saka says:

      Watha Nzeru Ndiwe.Zomwe Walemba Zochepa Chifukwa Nzeru Zatha.

  25. Mato says:

    Disgusting

  26. losco says:

    Thank u Owen Khumula for writing the truth.We hv gained something fr yo article. Lazaro has nw started decompaining himself.Go ahead my President!!!!!!!

  27. Banda sikiza George says:

    I do not see any reason to accuse president for making a brief speech. what is good between making few promises that can be fulfilled and making the so called traditional 2 hr speech full of empty promises?.

  28. MCP DIEHARD says:

    Kodi Kang’wing’wi Lazaro angakhale ndi ntima oyamikira, ngati anthu amenewa so called friends of central region MCP amatenga manyi ndikupaka kukamwa ndi mano onse ndikumathamangitsa ndi kulanda ndalama anthu ndikugwirira azimayi in the name of chikhalidwe (what a stupid culture), Chakwera wavalapo gule ameneyu kumazola manyi kukamwa akuti gule asanathawire ku CCAP ndi ku Assembleis of God komwe anathawanso kupita ku ndale. Galatiya opusa osakhazikika, chinsomba chikumeza ngati Yobu, u president sungaununkhe

  29. Ambassador says:

    A ground breaking speech,he really inspired me not that long speeches without substances as previously done by his predecessors.

  30. Thako la njoka says:

    Chakwera wld have agreed with mec that peter is the winner and focus on countrys development if at all he had the mind to develop malawi

  31. Gracian Lungu says:

    Nyapapi

  32. Onkhoma says:

    Zavuta

  33. king says:

    Always arguements pastor, mixed reaction!

  34. Blessings Kaweru says:

    Let’s put politics aside and focus on the devt

  35. Bufalo Soldier says:

    Chokani inu!!!!

  36. YAKI says:

    Chokani otsutsa what else can we expect from to oppose basi.
    Nobody can speak everything at once look what how a zungu comment. that the difference between white and blacks mental capability. azungu ayamikila a black does not appreciate

  37. G chirwa says:

    pepani amalawi mukufuna munthu atani?should we say that the president ndi munthu wolephera pa chilichonse?Bwana chakwera inu kwanu kunatha munadya ndalama za ku chalichi ndi kukana kukhala mmanja mwa CHAUTA pano ndie mulowera kuti pakuti MULUNGU munamukana pepani musiyeni mutisiiere ife amatikwanira zikativuta tithawira kwaCHAUTA nanga inu mulowela kuti?

  38. wakumudzi says:

    a speech is suppose to be as short as a min skirt as far long as it tackles relevant points

  39. nyera says:

    galu ndi gaĺu ñ matanyula sadayambe pano

  40. jmc says:

    Kkkkkikii!!kalalikileni abusa! Zadzikozi zikuyenera chidziwitso chochulukirapo. Theology vs economy zaoneka kuti gap yakula zedi! Zituleni izi kwa amene angazitsate booh.

  41. Happy Eduardo says:

    Can MCP applaud APM? No, I don’t think so even if APM does something good. MCP and its leader are really becoming a specialist opposition party. I doubt if these guys will ever rule Malawi again with their mediocricy.

  42. devilsadvocate says:

    Laz m’mesa unali wopemphera iwe? Last time you said the speech was too long and lacked substance. This time too short and lacked substance. When you are asked for comment and you don’t know what to say just shut up. May be after consultation you can upen up and say something. Do you think by opposing everything you are gaining political milage? Uli ndi achina Jessie uziwafunsa osamakhala ngati afarisi omati ” is it right to heal a cripple on Sunday” shed off the style of opposition tembo and the other used to offer and give us something mature. At this pace you and your camp are just a bunch of rotten bananas SHUT UP!

  43. dav says:

    pemphelo lalitali silimamveka lipangitsa kuti akhilisitu agone komanso amayiwala mawu ambiri omwe anenedwa ndi opemphelayo koma pemphelo laling’ono lomatchula mavuto omwe anthu akukumanawo ndi njira zake zothesela mavutowo komanso mutchulapo mulungu kuti ndi iye yekha angathese mavutowo, anthu amakhala maso kumvesela komanso limawagwila mtima.

  44. alinafe says:

    Is it a law that the president should have a 2hrs speech in parliament when addressing the nation? If because of this short sPeech the opposition is failing to have a loophole to degrade the president’s speech. It shows it was a good speech instead he is now opposing time . IS this what it mean to on opposition side? Should you oppose anything? MCP learn to change . We voted for multi party we need constructive opposition not what you are doing. 2019 people will vote for you if you show constructive criticism. Grow up man

  45. sign kuntambira says:

    Following

  46. samson says:

    Chakwela izitu osamafananiza ndi ubusa

  47. wo says:

    Mutharika is idiot

  48. San says:

    No. I have to disagree with Chakwera. Has he ever listened to Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech? If Chakwera were an opposer of the American Civil Rights Movement, he probably would have said, ‘I’m sorry Martin, that speech lacked substance. You didn’t detail the entire plan.’

    A leader’s job is to have a vision of the future he/she wants to create, and then inspire the people to take the necessary actions that will deliver that vision.

    This mentality of looking to our President – past, present or future – for all the answers must change.

  49. wo says:

    WHY can so called Malawi president address the house in just less than Standard 1 lesson time while addressing the issues of nation importance? If someone in likes of state president does not show details in his address, is indicative of his highest degree of ignorance over Government business. Such a short speech invites more questions which could avoided.

    I can assure all Malawians that , this is going to be the worst regime ever in Malawi. How can in his person this so called president can without shame discredit His Excellence Gwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda? Really or Inu a Chlilima Mukuwona ndikuva zotelezi ndithu simunga muletse mzanu akutukwana kamuzu.

    FROM 1994 to date i can assure you supportes of this nonsense, that national development which was brought in by His Excellence Dr Banda in 30 years can is far much ahead from what democratic governments have done in 21 yaers. And considering what is happening if its not mcp in government the truth be said here that dpp can not reach even half of what Kamuzu did given next 50 years.

    let me confront you the supporters of this idiot with a bit of statistics: in 30 years kamuzu did the following;

    University of malawi with its wonderful five colleges; The Malawi Polytechnic, Malawi college of Medicine. Chanco, Bunda, KCN,… he brough Malawi college of Accountancy, NRC, Malawi college of health Sciences, Beautiful Technical college compasses, National secondary schools and seconadary school for every district.

    Sorry 24 hrs is not enough to list what His Excellence did for our nation. What about in health sector, Agriculture, Malawi Army, MAlawi POlice services,

    Zowona lero mukukhala mudziko komwe ma dokotala sangalembedwe ntchito m’boma? osati chifukwa we dont need them koma akuti mulibe ndalama. mmmmmm banana repulic. kodi madokotala amenewa akayamba business ya chipatala ndi a Malawi angati anga kwanitse? But we are saying these guys have the skills out of tax payers money.

    Please iwe mutharika tseka pompano College of Medicine chifukwa it seems we ddont need it now.

    Kamuzu is exceptional sindiku funa kukamba za transport kuti pano boma silimapanga misewu noooooo panopo boma limapanga upgrade. so you upgrade what was already there. am soory let me go but stupidi bigu and pitala

  50. Attention Seeker says:

    If someone is clueless do you expect them to offer any solution to a problem? What the SONA revealed is that at the moment this government has no plans to resuscitate the economy. What a pity! At least JB in circumstances like these introduced some measures like currency devaluation automatic fuel price adjustment and removal if forex controls. Koma basi kungotiuza kuti zinthu zabvuta without tellus the way forward other than say work hard!

  51. Kenkkk says:

    Lazaro, chakwera is not opposing for the sake of opposing when he says the speech was too short for him. If Peter’s speech didn’t include what Laz was expecting to be included, then to Laz the speech was too short. Indeed probably many Malawians also think that way if what they wanted to hear from Peter was not covered by his speech.

    Donors can say whatever they want to say but that doesn’t mean Malawians should always accept what donors say.

    Wait until Laz makes his own speech, then we can judge whether or not he is opposing for the sake of opposing.

    And also just because Peter has made a short speech, then some of you think or expect Laz should do the same. NO, we want Laz to say it all, zonse za kukhosi zituluke basi.

  52. The Analyst says:

    If truth be told, most of you Black-African leaders are not good at speeches. Instead of making a speech, all you do is just look at the document and read. Sadly, your reading skills are as horrible and lousy as the content therein. And therefore boring. As such, people lose focus and others take a nap! Worse still if you (the audience) are just given the documents to read by yourselves, you don’t do it – the marriage bill for example. The discussion on the Bill showed that at most 95% didn’t read it, beforehand. Is this what you wanted? Lets change this long-speech mindset and learn to stay focused.

    And to recite the shortness of the speech as one of the reasons why Chakwera thinks the speech lacked substance is a very naive, narrow-minded n strange out-of-space n therefore mentally remote thinking! Coz the very statement that the speech was short hence lacked substance defies logic. A speech can be long but lack depth and short yet deep.

    If Chakwera only said the speech lacked substance it wouldn’t surprise us coz that’s the only vocabulary he has so far mastered (since becoming leader of opposition) as a response to almost each and every APM’s speech. And this is not helping Malawi! Coz it helps to know that there are other words which can be used also like – the speech is not developmental, inspirational, not overarching etc. And such words are even more informative in nature.

    Its high time African leaders learned to avoid speaking a lot about nothing! Sometimes little is more if focused and relevant and more is less if otherwise.

  53. Eugene says:

    The Puppet Buffoon has spoken kkkkkkkkkikikikikiki… Ayi koma Mathanyula alibe manyazi ndithu Mxiiii

  54. Sapitwa kakulanye says:

    Dr. Chakwera, detailed actions in any plan cannot be exhausted in a speech. A speech is meant to give a picture of the direction to purse. Ask technocrats of the areas mentioned they will tell you in details what is to be done. Any way you shall know when one day God willing you shall be president of Malawi. The speech was not short as far as it touched all areas of concern to the nation. You wanted to stay there for many hours? When responding to the speech we expect you and all parliamentarians to be as brief as possible. If you have nothing to say just sit down to avoid wasting time and other resources like electricity as you use the public address system.

  55. DOBO says:

    Personally I believe in short speeches but more actions than words. After all, speaking for two hrs without results later is as good as silence.I don’t think the opposition leader is accusing the shortness of speech but rather surprised just as many as am also surprised. This is first shortest speech by the President since Democracy and probably the second Malawi president after Kamuzu to have such short speeches. So,it is easy to iinterpret it as a runway from crucial issues expected to be addressed in his speech.By the way, its good to have such brief speech provided it addresses real issues to be followed and emplemented accordingly.

  56. kim george says:

    Musiyeni alamulile bwino dziko osamusokoneza ayi

  57. Meja says:

    Lazaro, you have only pointed out on Chakwera’s noting that the speech was short, may you answer me if he indeed APM said anything as regards to economic recovery?

  58. Chiwaya JR says:

    That’s opposition go ahead Lazarus ine ngati mkhala pakati wa ruling and opposition isay zilibwino both sides

  59. JBM says:

    I wish Chakwera knew what he was talking about. Unfortunately he did not know and he does not know up to now. You are forgiven abusa! We know you expected something like a church sermon in parliament but that was not the forum. I heard you when a journalist asked you to explain what you meant , I wasn’t surprised that you struggled to say anything, in fact you said nothing. Abuuuuussssssaaaaa! We expect sincerity and honesty from preachers like you. On the other hand abusa, I begin to doubt if you have some basic understanding of economy and independence. I am not surprised too, as I know you are coming from a background of dependence ya atsogoleri from the poor members in the church! Pastor, we expect more from you than this. Please learn the dynamics of running government sooner. Learn the dynamics of economic independence sooner, because the Malawi you aspire to lead, needs solutions around these issues and we need more patriotic leadership and citizenry. Be part of that pastor sooner!

  60. DPP CHIEF SUPPORTER says:

    A two hour usual speech summarised in 25 munites renders it null and void.

    It simply means that they have nothing to offer.

    Even in schools, essays have minimum number of words to determine the quality of work.

    This government must go. I am a DPP supporter , but it is a shame to give a kindergarten speech when people are expecting the president to tackle on pertinent issues such as 1.insecurity,

    2.food shortage,

    3.power black outs,

    4. escalating inflation rates,

    5. high lending banking rates,

    6. hacking of albinos,

    7.murdering of Njauju,

    8. Chasowa report,

    9.dry water taps,

    10. high fees in secondary schools and universities,

    11.scarcity of drugs in hospitals,

    12. unemployed nurses and medical doctors,

    13. high levels of poverty,

    14.high levels of illiteracy,

    15. MK 577 biilion cashgate investigation,

    16.Proceeds from the sale of Jet,

    17. Procurement of a new jet,

    18. Ndata must be handed over to the government coz it used gvt money

  61. KoKolikoko says:

    Ochakweraso nanu zinazi tamakhalaniko chete osangoti ndinu otsutsa ndiye chilichose mmmmm shame!!!!!

  62. Nyamakumutu says:

    You don’t have to oppose for the sake of opposing. If it was too long you would have said it was long now short you say it’s short kodi

  63. Manuel says:

    Kusiyana kwa mbusa wa mapente ndi pulofesa wa zamalamulo kuonekeratu!

  64. Manuel says:

    Chakwera has 50 yrs to go inorder to reach level of intellect JZU had

  65. kito says:

    Being brief speech is not a problem but contained in that short speech is what is counted. However, as Chakwera commented, there were some important issues which were put in that brief speech.

    Any way, since mps will be deliberating in the house doesn’t matter much.
    But let crucials bills be discussed regargless of political difference.

  66. Mgoloso says:

    Chakwera ndi mbuli ndamuona,,,,,kutalika kwa speech doesnt make sense,,,,,,but the content itself,,,,,,,mufadi mukungotsutsa choncho amnzanu akulamula dziko,,,,,sikumpingotu uku,,,,,,,,,kuyendesa boma iz aserious bussiness Chakwera,,,,,bolanso aTembo aja analiko bwino ndithu,,,,,

  67. Elias Nali says:

    eti tiziti iyeyo ndiye ozindikila ! zazii !

  68. Muhiye says:

    Mr.Chakwera.Long speeches without substance are useless.Malawians need civilised politics. The President Went straight to issues haunting Malawians like poverty and hunger and how as Malawians we should move to overcome them
    Refrain ftomm politics of hatred and jealousy.

  69. kamuna wa a kamuna says:

    In my point of view ithink there is someone at the back of the so called Abusa, there is no way he can speak like that. He is a opposition leader but its not all the time you oppose. Think like a leader and act like one. Jessy akulandani udindo mukapusatu

  70. Dr Haswel P Bandawe says:

    I have only read published exerpts of the speech. From the little that I have read, the President informed the nation that reliance on “donor” funding of Malawi’s development programmes and projects is virtually a thing of the past. A sense of self-reliance is sorely needed for the country. There is much that can be accomplished with little external support. What is needed is a common sense of purpose and commitment and determination to achieve well understood nationally shared goals.

    This realisation/conclusion has several implications on the manner in which Government manages its finances.
    1. It means extreme care in prioritising projects. Focus should be on projects that create synergies in the development process. Agricultural development is key in this respect since it will save on food imports, promote Agro-based industry and earn some foreign exchange for the country. Irrigation, animal husbandry and other agricultural activities will require increased extension services from the Ministry of Agriculture. The country must diversify agricultural cash crops away from tobacco.
    2. “Financial independence” means careful spending and cutting back on luxury and unnecessary spending on trappings of power (state houses must be cut back, spending on expensive luxury vehicles must be stopped, travel expenses must be cut back and prioritised)
    3. The private sector must play a major role in economic development. This will require reducing inflation by cutting back on government budget deficit spending through the central bank (printing money), and excessive borrowing from commercial banks (using up funds that banks can lend to private businesses); taxes on businesses must be reduced; power supply and electricity must be available. Small and medium scale industries must be encouraged through local procurement by Givernmnt, removal of red-tape in company registration and low taxes.
    4. It is a pity that the Malawi Development Corporation collapsed. It should be revived as a vehicle for promoting public-private ventures that can attract foreign direct investment as well as domestic investors to team up with the public sector in industrial development. However, the issue of cheap Chinese consumer imports must be examined if local industries are to grow. Otherwise, infant industries will be chocked.
    5. Tourism is a must. All services and facilities that assist in tourism must be focussed on: efficient clean and border posts that are not corrupt; improved airport facilities; good roads with sign posts; brochures and maps for tourist places must be available at airport, border posts, at filling stations, hotels, travel agents and even at banks. Cities and towns must be clean and public conveniences (that are paid for to ensure that they are clean ) should be available at border posts and in cities and towns. These improvements will go a long way in attracting regional and international tourists. This will earn the country foreign exchange.
    6. Malawi High Commissions and Embassies must be cut back; the staff must include competent trade and commercial attaches who must sell the country’s tourist and investment potential. But they should be backed up by a competent corruption-free and efficiently managed one-stop shop in Malawi under the Ministry of Trade, industry and Tourim that can coordinate all the related official formalities.
    8. There is much to be commended in developing a mind-set of a self-reliance as a nation. After 50 years of independence such a spirit is long over due. But our leaders must show a high sense of purpose for the common good and not self-serving self interest and enrichment in the performance of their public duties.

  71. Mbwiye says:

    THE LEADER OF OPPOSITION DID NOT HEAR ANY SUBSTANCE IN THE SPEECH BECAUSE HE WAS SLEEPING. HIS FRIENDS OUR DONORS HAILED THE SPEECH BECAUSE THEY WERE ATTENTIVE. SHOULD MALAWIANS LISTEN TO DONORS OR SOMEBODY WHO WAS DOSING Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

  72. zeni_zeni says:

    DR CHAKWERA SHOULD BE RESPECTED FOR WHO HE IS. TO SAY “who are you to say mfwe mfwe mfwe” I FEEL THAT IS NOT GOOD. CHAKWERA IS THE SERVANT OF GOD AND I BELIEVE HE IS NOT JEALOUS ABOUT DPP OR MUTHALIKA. LET US BE MINDFUL BEFORE WE WRIGHT OR SAY ANY THING ABOUT HIM!

  73. Mafikizolo says:

    To be honest, if ever there was a State of the Nation Address which needed to be even 3 hours long, it was this one for the simple reason that it should have, as of necessity, focused on the unprecedented socio-economic crises the country is presently going through .
    For those who may not be aware, this speech serves as the “guide” for MP’s deliberations during the rest of the sitting . Do not get carried away by what the diplomats are saying about the speech . These people are trained to say nice things whenever they can .
    As a serious Malawian, I would have loved if APM had touched on the following 3 issues in greater detail:
    1. The unprecedented attacks on people living with albinism;
    2. The simmering attack on Malawi’s status as one united nation which is clearly there for all to see and has even given rise to calls for federalism .
    3. The apparent collapse of the systems which provide water and electricity amenities to the nation .

  74. pel says:

    The speech lacks substance in the sense that it does not spell out specific government plans to solve our problems let alone give a specific direction. I wonder what will MPs be discussing from this SONA. But for a government that has not found a formular to solve our self created problems this type of speech was expected.

  75. Mukhuna says:

    Dr. Lazarous Chakwera ( PhD in Theology) you are missing out big time. Being a leader of opposition does not mean opposing every single thing your colleague does. You are there to give objective advice and comment on critical issues. There is painful truth in the speech. The government is open to its people that things are no longer rosy in Malawi, the economy is nose diving, time to bank our hopes on other people’s tax payers’ money is gone. He went on assuring us that out of the challenges Malawi is going through now, we shall grow stronger and stronger and in the long run we shall achieve economic soveregnity. It appears you are living in denial that you lost elections to your opponent and this will negatively affect your approach to matters of National Interest as a Leader of opposition.Worse still you are a political novice and your Publicity Secretary is fresh from Literature classroom with almost zero political back ground and she takes activism approach in matters that require high levels of maturity. Besides, you seem to be a dictator and you are too emotional, you don’t want people to oppose whatever you decide to do. You still have some vestigial traits of Ubusa where church congregants seldom question the decisions of a man of God. Please do a quick adjustment, you are in a different world full of castigation and Mud slinging. If you are not ready for that then relinquish party presidential post and embark on something else preferably Utumiki.

  76. Mandionekedwe says:

    Does a donor have expertise in politics?

  77. Masharubu says:

    Please, leave APM alone! How could he make a 2 hour speech when he was rushing to go back home and get ready for the Mlakho festivities at Chonde? After all, who “eats” a State of the Nation address? Get your priorities right . Jealous basi!

  78. Konza Chapasi says:

    What can he offer as he has never ever solved problems according to the record of book of geneses ?

  79. Clement says:

    Chakwera, ufiti chiyani? Chomwe ukufuna nchiyani kwa president? Ndiwe chitsiru. Umafuna aziyankhula chiyani kuti umve? Mapwara ako wamva

  80. bright says:

    momwezinthuziriri pitala sangayankhule kanthu,magesi,manzi,njala,ndalama,chilichomse ndi mbola chanzeru angayankhule ndi chiyani.

  81. akuntinji anamuona says:

    Mr lazarus Chakwera learn to appreciate. I know you are the opposition chief. Don’t just oppose. You will not gain our support by your jealous actions. Be the substance which is missing not just mere words rhetoric. Bwana president was just precise with His speech. Straight to the point, no time wasting.

  82. Chopwichopwi says:

    A chakwera nthawi zonse kupanga criticise… mudzayamikilako liti ? Kaduka ndi anzanu bwanji ?

  83. mbuyuni says:

    Well done prof.short but factual and frank. SFF, the first in the country

  84. Chipoya LJ. says:

    Even my Bible (in Proverbs) do tells/teaches me that “Pochuluka Mawu Zolakwa sizisoweka and I believe this hypocrite Jonah/Chakwera knows this very well.

    What this MCP leader must know is that all what Malawians needs in time this are not words/long speeches as eluded by this fake Man of God who chose to defy Gospel for Earthly Kingdom/politics forgetting that he was the very person who has been on the pulpit preaching that “Muyambe mwathanga Ufumu wake/Mulungu zinazo zizibwera pambuyo.

    How I wish he borrowed a leaf from well known Preaches/Men of God in the likes of Desmond Tutu, Reinhard Bonke, Pastor Chris, TB Joshua and many others who don’t use encompass themselves in this wicked thing called politics.

    My free advice to MCP is that they elect another leader if at all it is dreaming of ruling this country in future otherwise it will be there in opposition till the advent of Christ to judge and punish this Hypocrite Jonah poti wachititsa manyanzi dzina la Mulungu.

    All in All, GOD Bless Malawi!!!!!!!!!!

  85. Jahmai says:

    Osangosutsa for the sake of it but muyamikileniko pitalayu..

  86. Bambo a mwana says:

    Traditional 2 hours to just 25 minutes? Someone says it is about focus and actions; which action?

    Actions to steal our money in a broad day light? Action to increase tax rate base and punish the very poorest?

    Just like chakwera then; ir some of us have nothing to comment about it is good to keep our opinions to ouselves.

    Vuto liri ndi Amalawi ndi loti anything said by whites is correct ” reference mpakana ma donors ayamikira short speech”.

    Azunguwo zimawakwana akamamva zi ma long speech zopanda substance.

  87. Makhosi says:

    Chakwera thinks backward, the nation address is not preaching where u need hours
    mr opposer,you are turning irritating. Mxiiii

  88. kkkkk says:

    Why the peter didn’t touch issues like hunger?

  89. Chipoya LJ. says:

    Even my Bible do tells/teaches me that “Pochuluka MAWU zolakwa sizisoweka” I believe this Jonah/Chakwera knows this very well and has been on the pulpit preaching about this.

    What Chakwera must know is that what Malawians needs are actions on the ground not words/long speech as eluded by this MCP leader who chose to go for earthly things like politics leaving Gospel behind thereby defying Biblical teaching which says; “Muyambe mwathanga Ufumu wake then Zinazo zizibwera pa mbuyo”

    I wonder why he didn’t borrow a leaf from well known Men of God in the likes of Desmond Tutu, Reinhard Bonkie, Pastor Chris, TB Joshua and many more. No wonder MCP will never ever win election under Chakwera as its leader. God will never tolerate this because its like kumuchititsa manyazi Chauta ndikumkweza Satana.

    All in All, GOD Bless Malawi!!!!

  90. Chipoya LJ. says:

    Even my Bible do tells/teaches me that “Pochuluka MAWU zolakwa sizisoweka” I believe this Jonah/Chakwera knows this very well and has been on the pulpit preaching about this.

    What Chakwera must know is that what Malawians needs are actions on the ground not words/long speech as eluded by this MCP leader who chose to go for earthly things like politics leaving Gospel behind thereby defying Biblical teaching which says; “Muyambe mwathanga Ufumu wake then Zinazo zizibwera pa mbuyo”

    I wonder why he didn’t borrow a leaf from well known Men of God in the likes of Desmond Tutu, Reinhard Bonkie, Pastor Chris, TB Joshua and many more. No wonder MCP will never ever win election under Chakwera as its leader. God will never tolerate this because its like kumuchititsa manyazi Chauta ndikumkweza Satana.

    All in All, GOD Bless Malawi!!!!!

  91. jona pwele says:

    Imakhala nsanje osati kuthandiza boma.A Chakwera basis ndimmene muthere mukawafunse a John Tembo.MCP kulamulanso ndakayika!

  92. cheyo the real northerner says:

    Chakwera is right. Malawian were eager to hear more about the economic recovery process. Don’t be dogmatic @ Lazaro

  93. Titus scot says:

    Amafuna speech ikhale yaitali kenaka azinena kuti it’s full of void and lacking in substance. Yesterday’s speech was focused snd to the point. Wosamva asamve, that is their choice!

  94. Zambulo says:

    It was short, but not focused enough. How will Mutharika tackle the economic problem? We want measures not the same old story.

    1. malawi says:

      Zambulo!!! & ur chakwera lead widely… speach of the president gives directions,paths or overall steps of how he interns to govern country..let alone opening pariament speach;which is debated thro-out the sitting &details or explanations on specific areas r given by responcible ministers.kkk MCP has a leader who lack patience and speaks to provoke emotions not to convince… typical pente pasters style..anthu amalapa asanavetsetse. even speach by CEO of multcompanies unit can not give a how, where or wen speach umbuli ndi cancer. imagin Chikaonda giving a speach 4 press trust…would give diretions TNM,NB,MTL..etc shall take 4 them to grow and make profit sustainably..then chairmen of these companies give details on how to go about such directions.eg chikaonda..TNM will expand its products; upgrade to 4 g network services and be closer to customers to increase customer base…director of TNM now will give details how upgrading to 4 g network wil be done. lean,some details too from specialities..learn

  95. Musazafulu Dums. says:

    Iwe Lazaro naweso ndiwe chitsiru. Moti suuziwa kuti speach ya president posekulira parliament ndiimene aphungu amayamba kuthirirapo ndemanga kusonyeza kuti ndiyofunikila kwambiri ndipo siimafunika chidule?

  96. chimbiya says:

    Amaopa kupanga za Robert Mugabe..

  97. It is running away from responsibility hence thinking small the brain is now brocked can not think over that

  98. yako ija says:

    Chakwera ndiwakaduka!!!!

  99. gama says:

    long speeches are for dictators, not our apm, bravo apm

  100. Lazaro says:

    Lazaro Chakwera, government is not about long speeches like you are preaching in Church. Its about focus and action. Your friends the Donors, who are well experienced in politics than a novice like you, have hailed the speech so who are you to say mfwefwefwe? Don’t just oppose for the sake of opposing otherwise you will remain in opposition the rest of your life.

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