Chakwera wants Mutharika in parliament for grilling: ‘Questions not for minister to answer’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president and leader of opposition in parliament,  Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday withdrew his questions he filed for President Peter Mutharika, a clear protest against Mutharika’s failure to appear in parliament to answer the question in person as leader.

Chakwera: Let Mutharika come to parliament and face the questions time

Chakwera: Let Mutharika come to parliament and face the questions time

Chakwera snubbed Mutharika’s arrangement to have Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe answer questions on his behalf, saying he was interested to grill the Head of State.

“It is imperative that the President suspends his powers to delegate the answering of the parliamentary questions because the country is going through difficult economic times,” Chakwera said.

Chakwera said he was not undermining cabinet ministers who were asked to respond to the questions saying to the contrary, Mutharika was undermining parliament.

“I will ask the question when the President decides to appear in parliament,” said Chakwera.

“Why should I ask the question to a cabinet minister whom I interact every day in parliament? I hope the President will have change of heart,” said Chakwera, who is also Mutharika’s traditional arch rival.

Others who queued to ask Mutharika questions pertaining to the current food shortages and ailing economy include Rumphi east outspoken MP Kamlepo Kalua and Mzimba west MP veteran politician Harry Mkandawire.

Leader of the House, Francis Kusaira said in an interview that the questions were general hence the President delegated his ministers.

But Kalua said there were “hard hitting” questions and the President has dodged them.

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kk
6 months 12 days ago
Chakwera ndi mtundatu, inuyo simukumudziwa koma mufunse a President akuuzani. Ngati sakuuzani ndipamene mudziwire kuti bwana wanuyu sinayenela kutsogolera Malawi. That is why he is failing to go through cash gate issues, and he knows he can’t because he is one of them,but let me make it clear pangavute bwanji Malawi will not be the same, tsiku lina zionekela ndithu kuti izi zinafunika Chakwera uja akanakhala President. Mark my words!!! Once Chakwera kutenga Boma dziwani kuti Malawi akhala malo oyendeka, achikoka,ma Albino people will be walking mwa ntendele ndimwasangala ngati dziko la makolo awo. osatikumapha ngati nkhuku ayi!!! We are… Read more »
Emmanuel
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6 months 12 days ago
l thought you oppostion leader you lost the genesis of our challenge. Do you forget what your sister did within her two years with gvt treasure? She brought with her unlocked lock in all gvt account which lead to our todays hunger problem? You opp. Leader, have your replace that money? If not, whom do you think should replace that money? Owow! l bleave you too you there to accumulate gvt finance. Why dont you join hands in hands the ruling party to run our malawi jct as Hon Atupele did? Yes ofcourse things r not going well, but fisrt… Read more »
KANDAWE
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KANDAWE
6 months 12 days ago

WHEN U SAY MAN OF GOD, WHAT DO U REALY MEAN? AREN’T YOU YOURSELF MAN OF GOD? CHAKWELA AND PETER ARE ALL CREATURES OF GOD SO DONT BLAME CHAKWELA FOR JOINING POLITICS. AND KNW THIS THAT POLITICS AND RELIGIOUS GO TOGETHER READ THE BIBLE, THERE WERE KINGS AND PROPHETS

Marduk
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Marduk
6 months 12 days ago

This is what happens when you have a leader with mapwevupwevu mentality. This is a rue testimony that this man is not incharge. He remains clueless on what is really going on in this country. He is more interested in enriching himself than helping Malawians who are dying from hunger. It is my hope that the donors will not return and lets see if Muthalika will bring back the loot he and his brother store from Malawians.

Chilungamo Chimawawa
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Chilungamo Chimawawa
6 months 12 days ago

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk APM amaona ngati upulezidenti ngophweka amayenda kumbali hahahahahhahahaha wakumana nazo lero…

Kaka
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Kaka
6 months 12 days ago

HE WILL NOT GO STUPIT ALL OF YOU NDI MLONGO WANUYO

CHAKWERA HAS LOST DIRECTION. POWER HUNGRY.

CHAKWERA AKUFUNA NKONDO CHAMBA ETIIIIIIIIII

MUNYA MUWONAAAAAAA

Dinda
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Dinda
6 months 12 days ago

A.P.M wachita bwino kukana kupita kumeneko ndipo asapite akufuna akakutchere kuti amwalire

The Partriot
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The Partriot
6 months 12 days ago

If Jacob Zuma, the whole South African president can be summoned by parliament, what more with a president of a poor country like Malawi? The President is our servant not our boss, he is answerable to the electorate and not vice versa. The MPs represent the views of all Malwians and ought to be respected.
Ngati safuna kufunsidwa ndiye asadandaule tikayamba miseche yathu ija!

chibisa
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chibisa
6 months 12 days ago

ABUSA AMULEMBERENSO KALATA CHAKWERA. WE A NEED A PASTORAL LETTER TO CHAKWERA. ASAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

CHAKWERA WAS IN CCAP BUT AFTER MISMANGING FUNDS FIO THE CHURCH HE LEFT THE CHURCH AND JOINED ASSEMBLIES.
HE IS A MAN WHO IS ALWAYS HUNTING FOR GREENER PASTURES..

HE IS ACTUALLY INSIGHTING VIOLENCE IN THIS COUNTRY

Katakwe
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Katakwe
6 months 12 days ago

I love Jacob Zuma for his courage to face his parliament even when he is very aware there will be tough talking from the opposition. That is what leadership entails to face the difficulties whether sunshine or rain! Nanga nkhani ya Nyanja ija ikati ibukenso tili m’madzi kale apa…..sure!

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