DPP keeps widening gap between rich and poor – MCP

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has accused the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for keeping the gap between the rich and the poor widening.

Kasaila:   it’s not true to misinform the nation that it’s only the President’s Vote that has been increased

Kasaila: it’s not true to misinform the nation that it’s only the President’s Vote that has been increased

MCP’s Divelias Zaipa MP for Mchinji South Constituency told parliament during his contribution to the 2015/16 budget statement that the proposed financial which Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe presented in Parliament on May 22, has nothing to offer to the poor.

He expressed worry that inequality is a threat to economic growth, saying it is “very pathetic” that government has reduced money on subsidised farm inputs.

Zaipa said the DPP government continues to widening the gap between the rich and the poor.

“How can the Minister increase allocations to the presidency and reduce those for the poor?,” wondered the MP and asked Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development to reduce the President’s Budget and increase allocations to those of the poor.

Zaipa said when it is an austerity budget “there is always a need for everybody to tighten the belts and those in the driving seats should be exemplary.”

He said: “How can the Minister of Finance increase allocations to the Presidency while teachers are serving under very poor conditions of service which needs immediate attention by the government.”

Zaipa called for an increase in the allocations to the law enforcement votes.

“I think the Judiciary, Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Audit Office need a lot of money to carry out their duties efficiently,” he said.

Leader of the House, Fancis Kasaila rising on a point of order accused Zaipa that he misinformed the nation that Minister of Finance has increased resources only to the President’s Vote.

“I want to inform him that if he goes to his Budget Document under the Ministry of Youth; that budget line has been increased from K266 million to K5.4 billion, Education from K8.4 billion to K10.1 billion, RFA from K15 billion to K29.4 billion. This is just an example and therefore it’s not true to misinform the nation that it’s only the President’s Vote that has been increased,” explained Kasaila.

But Richard Chimwendo Banda MP for Dowa East (MCP) challenged Kasaila, saying he was out of order “to lie” that the Ministry of Youth Vote has been increased.

First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje asked go use a better word, noting that “lie” is unparliamentarily word.

Banda said: “I will give you three words: misinformed, lied and not telling the truth. But the point is, on the Ministry of Youth Vote; the K5 billion which is there it is a loan from the Chinese Government and it is for construction of a stadium. You have not increased funding to the Youth Vote. The Minister sitting close to you actually is looking at you and is he surprised.”

Kasaila said figures that he mentioned are in budgets voted for the House to approve.

He protested that it was “unprocedural” for Chimwendo Banda to be allowed to make a point of order out of another point of order which Mcheka-Chilenje agreed.

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29 thoughts on “DPP keeps widening gap between rich and poor – MCP”

  1. george kathumba says:

    these so called honourables needs a kick in their fat hindquarters pretendng to discuss the budget while in reality they are just making necessary noises to justify the heavy allowances they are getting I hope you choke when eating the taxes of ultra poor Malawians

  2. Winston Msowoya says:

    Indeed,poverty has been a thorn in our flesh since independence 51 years ago.There is a vital reason for that.The crucial reason is that the Malawi Congress Party had no vision atall and therefore,Malawians had to cling together in building Hastings Banda in journey to build personality cult around himself.hence,our present predicaments.Malawians had no time to think for themselves,Banda did absolute thinking for us.By the time we woke up to realize our blunders,it was too late the despot had already built gargantuan financial and economic empires around himself.After his first brilliant and highly educated Ministers tried to reason with him to lower his velocity for absolute powers,Banda shrugged off their endeavours.The cabinet crisis erupted within two months of independence.To be fair,the ex- ministers put up A very concerted unity and challenged the despot over his highhandedness,his lack of tackling national poverty which we inherited from colonial establishment and creating lucid climate for foreign investors and starting gradual Africanisation of strategic positions.However,this did not go well with Banda because he wanted British expatriates to remain in high positions for decades to come.After the ministers had fled the country for their security reasons,Banda settled down to chart his personal destiny.It was through this trend that the gap between Banda and the overwhelming majority of our people commenced to widen up to this time.The leaders we have today,are no better than Banda.They have absolutely no vision,they wanted power to enrich themselves and their tribesmen,they have cleaned good government coffers and above all,they have continued to Chanel public funds inti foreign Banks while our people are sucked into a vicious circle of a novel poverty.

  3. Alungwana says:

    The choice of 36.4% voters, Allan Ngumuya and Friday Jumbe’s injunctions, the corrupt Blantyre high court and Mr Mbendela of MEC have brought us these problems. Malawi in a wrong direction

  4. the patriot says:

    What is most surprising is that at the end of the day, after tearing the budget apart, these misfits we call honorable MPs will still endorse and pass the very same budget. Why are you wasting our time and money pretending to debate these budgets at all. It has been the same since time immemorial.

    The so called “president” lies in parliament on key financial issues, issues that affect the very same budget and our MPs sit phwii.

    What a sorry people we are, us Malawians.

  5. Godwill says:

    Leaders are chosen by God, remember.

  6. MASO A GULU says:

    Goodal ndi mnzako pitala MULUNGU AKUKUWONANI

    ZOONA IFE TILIBE MAWU KOMA
    MILUNGU NDI YANKHO

    MISOZI NDI NKHAWA ZIZACHOKA LITI MMASO MWA A MALAWI ???

    INUYO MULI PHEEEE ???

  7. zonse ndi nthawi says:

    A M. Mbendera adatiwonongela dziko potipatsa Peter yemwe anthu ambiri sitidamufune ata.

  8. Kizito says:

    stop these idiotic claims stupid MP. Like all ignorant MPs this time around u rose up on a baseless issue.

  9. Issa Kabudula says:

    When I was Wilberforce Private Secondary School 1996/7, this was the time of His Ex-President Bakili Muluzi, money was coming from all over the worlds, be they west/east for roads, industrialisation, schools, poverty alleviation and many other developments, in the form of grants and loans which some of those loans are being paid today by other governments.

    At one time – we were siting outside the class – with our hot chips in hands, we discussed the Chinese grant which was enough for the government to give every Malawi a Million kwacha for personal development in waiting for general development. We discussed this issue for almost a week, and some said its impossible for the government to give its citizens cash for many reason including infighting among the people, and some supported the idea that it is possible and the right thing to do.

    Am just waiting, that one day one am in parliament/minister/president every citizen be given a grant of a two million Kwacha, and who ever will be arrogant after this grant he/she will be arrested a two million days in jail.

    Am waiting – yes am waiting, my government will implement this dream.

  10. Mchona wamkulu says:

    Baseless argument I feel the poors are being attended by various budget votes like those for education, subsidy, health, road networks etc etc etc are targetting the very same poors . Almost everything. What matters is that still white collar officers are the controllers of the budget.

  11. wakumudzi Mayeso says:

    And may I know why IPTE8 and their ODL3 colleagues are not yet posted to schools despite having finished their training on July 25 last year?

    Alas to this regime!!!

  12. mtumbuka1 says:

    Dpp is simply clueless about matters of national importance and finances. This Goodall gondwe is also just as overrated as his professor president. We have 2 old men on finance and the presidency and these people are not investing in the youth, all they do is get one loan after the other but the money goes into their pockets and no development to speak of. The poor man is hungry again on the countryside and is only expected to vote again in 2019. All politicians will go to hell.

  13. Kwatha says:

    No. 2 kho! kho! kho!

  14. Tiona Mall says:

    The fact of the matter is that the world does not favor the poor unless one works hard to cross over the structures which is not easy at all

  15. mayeso says:

    Majority of this country is youth but the empowerment of the youth is not there.check the budget for the minister of youth and sports that amount is too small depending on the majority plse make sure you satsisfied the majority if we can remove the loan from the chinese what is the balance chonde yetsetsani kusamalira achinyamata kuwapatsa maresource oyenera.

  16. malawian says:

    WHAT A USELESS 2015/2016 BUDGET. MW WILL STILL BE POOR WITH THESE BUDGETS. ALL REASONABLE MPS MUST REJECT THIS SH*T

  17. burnettie says:

    gondwe in total slumber with ur dusty bumpy unfinished ekwendeni road dine with them torture ur homecountrypeople one day u will die finding urself burried kwanu u always start zinthu zofinya amalawi once uget that ministry kupension ukhaulitse ku matax ndi izo lucius anayimba kale “kungofuna kutolera ndalama”

  18. mahopu says:

    I think Kunsaila is the most stupid, ignorant & most selfish person in our land Malawi. How on earth can he back up facts more than the truth. U will all die with curses for not redeeming poor malawians. Galu wanu wa pulezidentiyu mukuona ngati wamuyaya? The reason why Bakili muluzi is still alive today is bcoz amaba but he also made sure that he shared whatsoever he had stolen with the poor. But u Lomwe’s are so greedy & selfish. Chilenje always i don’t see her neutral when she is acting as the speaker, uchitsiru basi, that’s why mabanja amakulephera bcoz u back pple without the heart of pple at heart.

  19. White Rabbit says:

    The FAT ones must be cut down to size!

    Let them go without food for a week, let them sleep outside in a hut, let them suffer with no medical care, let their children not go to school …let them taste their own medicine!

  20. yosefe langwani says:

    All along that’s the way things have been in Malawi.Dpp is just continuing where all the parties left.Ndichifukwa politicians have been jumping from party to party for their own survival everybody claiming to be helping the govt of the day.Mulira a Mcp mfee mfee simunati mpakana 2019.You failed to corner the mbenderas when they were crying in the midst of night…sob sob while Dausi was busy running up and down to burn any box containing votes to complicate the vote recounting while Mcp was in deep slumber.Amayi analira chizimayi inu you never assisted her.Anthu ngati anabera alikunja and i don’t know how safe are our funds in the govt.Pitala Ali busy kulongeza matumba with his friends.

  21. Kodi mumafuna akweze malipilo achakwera?

  22. Kodi mumafuna akweze maliila achakwera?

  23. mbewe says:

    Ambuye idzani msanga mavuto achuluka mdzikoli.

  24. Laughter the best medicine says:

    The gap has always been there.Aku ma yard ndi aku ma plot.Oyenda mumagalimoto ndi zipha nyerere.A bwana ndi A charlo akwathu or Anabiyeni akwathu.kikikiki…

  25. Curiout Cat says:

    Iwowo they claim to have put tough austerity measures yet they have bloating salaries coupled with alot of benefits.Pali nzeru apa?You all go into the same shops,pay the same electricity bills,water bills and some of them the bills are paid by the struggling tax payer.Palibe chilungamu.Pofuna zinthu ziwunikidwe bwinobwino.Umbanda wavuta ndi Uhule wavutanso.These are some of the causes.Something is not ticking in this country.

  26. WAMULIYENDA says:

    Amalawi kusamva.Those matchonas have failed to make a fortune in wilderness for 40 years and now they have become instant billionaires in a poor country like Malawi.Why didn’t they make billions in the US which is one of the richest country on earth planet?Mzungu sangamuyende pansi.The tax man will catch you if u are lying.Munthu is distorting his poor handwriting and making millions by handwriting errors in asset declaration and it is business as usual in Malawi.How gullible are Malawians.That cant happen in the Mzungu land.You will have to resign instantly.Malawi will never develop with that type of politics.Ena azafa akudya makaka moyo wawo onse while others eating chips and chickens and other expensive meals washing down with ceres juice like the insane billionaire Lutepo on a wheelchair.He he dee koma ma status avuta panyasaland.Kaya zanu izo mufota ndi dzuwa la pamalawi clapping hands to the oppressors.Tabwerani muzagwire maganyu muliyenda muzatukure makwanu kusiyana tie ndi yekete kumalandira k50,000 pa mwezi daily allowance ya fuel ya anzanu pa company pompo.Nanji ngati ulibe pobera umatuwa ngati galu wogona pa phulutsa.Amalawi alibe mtima wachikondi.kupemphera kwawo kwabodza kodyerana masuku pamutu.Galamukani amalawi anzanga asakuputsiseni anthu andale awa.Penyani ndipo muzachidziwa chilungamo chake.All these politicians are there for self enrichment basi.

  27. Mtchona weniweni says:

    These loans you are getting from the Chinese you will have to pay them through the nose one time.You grandsons and granddaughters will have to bear the consequences for these useless china loans.You are just enslaving the future generation to the Chinese while you will be gone by then.There has always been the gap between the poor and the rich in Malawi.It has been the system in Malawi.Foreigners exploiting Malawians and Malawians again exploiting fellow Malawians.They have created a class system.High class and low class.High class lives in in suburbs in sprawling mansions driving expensive cars from illgotten riches and the poor living in mud houses with no opportunities tied in a cycle of vicious poverty.Malawians likes to be called bwanas alot scratching their bellies from unhealthy eating while the povos are withering with hunger and this is the country that claims to be God fearing.Wake up.This is the deliberate system to make you slaves.Azathu zinatha kale zoti bwana amadya izi wantchito amadya izi.Nonse you have sausage and bacon in the morning.Nonse mumagona munyumba zofanana osati wina yoyatsa chikoloboyi mu 2015 zoona?Ndi chifukwa enafe tinachokako kuti pitilizani kuvotera nkhalamba zanuzo contented with titles while doing nothing for Malawi.A shameful country with no opportunities.Its politics through out the year with no any development.Development to them means building some stadium and the Chinese mistreating the local workers paying peanuts claiming to Malawians that they are creating jobs in Malawi.Fellow Malawians Wake Up Please.Time for being down trodden is over.

    1. Peter says:

      As for me, I will not rest until I see my children are set free through responsible governance. If the loans that they are taking from China and other countries will not benefit the generation that will be paying the loans we will surely make a legislation to confiscate property of all people involved in enslaving that generation. Tikungokuonani, but one day you will regret your irresponsible actions! Nobody stays forever and nothing stays constant in this world. watch out you brood of vipers!!

  28. Towa Bethuel Chirwa says:

    GODALL GONDWE MUST GO ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, IF HE HAS LEFT OVERS ON HIS PLATE HE SHOULD KNOW THAT CIVIL SERVANTS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH HIM ONE DAY HE WILL HAVE A RUDE AWAKING BECAUSE OF HIS NASTY FINANCIAL TRENDS THAT BENEFIT HIM AND HIS DPP GURUS

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