DPP denies crisis of confidence: Hits back at MCP

Malawi’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has his back at opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) for their criticism to Peter Mutharika administration on governance concerns.

Kasaila:  DPP spokesman says MCP criticism not merited

Kasaila: DPP spokesman says MCP criticism not merited

MCP president and leader of opposition in Parliament, Rev Dr Lazarous Chakwera told a news conference in Lilongwe that the six months of the DPP and Mutharika leadership has been unproductive with little intervention on issues of national importance.

But DPP spokesman Francis Kasaila has denied there is a crisis of confidence in Mutharika leadership.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times, Kasaila urged MCP and other critics   to come up with alternatives than just criticizing government.

“It is unfortunate to note that up to now that Malawi is having an opposition which is just opposing for the sake of opposing. They should be constructive and over alternative solutions,” he said.

“The opposition believe that by holding press conference they will remain relevant to Malawians. That is not the case, Malawians are very clever now they want solutions,” said Kasaila who is also government leader in parliament.

He trashed Chakwera’s accusations as “lame” and “utterly flat” saying as the leader of opposition he  should have known better that President Mutharika is doing “everything in making sure that the economy is back on its feet.”

Kasaila said government has issued a circular banning frequent travels by members of cabinet and the other senior government officials as part of austerity measures.

On security, Kasaila said government has increased recruitment of Police Officers from 1,000 to 1,500 despite financial constraints.

“On top of that government has bought 50 vehicles for Police. So should we say Dr Chakwera is not aware of all these government interventions?” wondered Kasaila.

“Did the President not invite those who stood during the May elections to the State House? Did Chakwera turn up? So should Malawians believe him today?” Kasaila added.

Kasaila said the door to State House is open that anyone with alternative views on how Malawi can succeed socially, economically and politically are free to offer to the President.

Chakwela told reporters that MCP are disturbed with increased cost of living, lack of financial prudence and delay in implementing Farm Input Subsidy ( FISP)   as some programs which government is failing to successfully implement.

Government spokesperson Kondwani Nankhumwa accused MCP of trying to make political capital out of the issues.

He admitted that the DPP government is experiencing challenged and said “noises off” to critics who raise concerns.

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M23
Guest

What do you expect from a party that only sees barriers and fail to see what lays beyond. Visionless, directionless is all I can say. A party that sees all criticism wrong. Because its leadership is not sharp, it will end up digging its own grave. This time it will be for good, never to resurrect again.

haswel bello
Guest

pangani zanu a chakwera ndi uneneri wachinyengowo! musiyeni peter akydziwa chimene akuchita, so pliz zachamba zanu za ku dambwezo ayii!

Umunthu
Guest

Kansaira please don’t irk some of us. In 1994 Bakili said he was rebuilding the economy. 10 yrs later he was a multi millionaire. Bingu lied again to say the economy was in tarttters. In 7 yrs he constructed Casa Blanca. Yet the economy was hospitalized in ICU. Then Joyce again claimed the economy was in a very “sorry” state. Lero Peter atinamizenso? No No Not at all. DPP, PP nonse ana a UDF, the worst criminals on the land. Like daughter like mom. cHAKWERA WAS RIGHT.

Dodoli
Guest

Malawians time isn’t yet, you wanted proffessor who failed to manage Minstry, aportion of Gvment, how do you expect him to run the Gvment well? proffessors are not meant for presidency,but for public lecturing and authorship. Zero aid budget /Zero deficit budget are one thing lets not be confused here,the same type of budget that gave us headache now again,its good to depend on our own but we shouldn’t rush in implementing some of these programmes they are the ones to our incompetency. DON’T CRY YOU VOTED FOR HIM.

Kambuku
Guest

Kasaila, mwasiya kuona mavuto chifukwa muli m’boma? Ndikuvetsa! Mukuona ngati chakwera akupangandale? You want him to please u by telling lies? Mukuona ngati amene angaone mavutowa ndiyekhayo anapita kwa president? Amene alindimaso akuona.Alimife kugulitsa fodya dolla ilipa k350. Pano tgule zidazaulimi dolla ilipa k540. Ndiye tisalire? Ayi bola inu!.

Nkwanda Wilson
Guest

MCP WILL NEVER EVER RULE MALAWI,TAKE IT FROM ME
KWACHA! KWACHA! CHANI.
PRESIDENT AKAKUITANANI SIMUMAPITA KUKULA MTIMA THOO A DR LAZARO. MUPEREKE MA SOLUTION APA OSAMANGOBWEBWETA ZA CHAMBA ETI. YOU R EATING OUR MONEY CHAKWERA AND YOUR JESSIE AND YET YOU R JUST PHWII. MCP IMANDINYANSA KWAMBIRI NDINENE POYERA PANO. MY NUMBER 1 ENEMY POLITICAL PARTY= MCP

Master
Guest

Hey u! Its time to show malawians what u can trully do and what u cant.pls learn to say yes and seek others to help.

chakwanuleka
Guest

DPP is well known for being clueless. Bingu’s first term in office sounded like we had a promising party but those who know better advised that he performed well because of extreme opposition pressure. He proved himeslf as a complete failure when he was given a full mandate. This APM is indeed Apa Palidi Mavuto.

Gray Gutas ba Bikoko
Guest

DPP Drug is slow to heal. Malawi should be healed today not tomorrow. I expected 1st wk DPP in power kumachotsera ma problem koma we’re just adding one on top of another kenako they say we should wait for three years.

Mngoni
Guest

I knew this guy called APM had nothing for malawi. Nanunso a kasaila, Chilungamo mukuchidziwa bwino koma poti munthu sungalume chala chomwe chimakudyetsa.
To be honest APM is not a leader, he has no crue of what running a government is. Six months down the lane but nothing tangible progress.
Amalawi phunziro tipezepo, kuonetsetsa pofuna kusankha mtsogoleri wathu.

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