DPP mustn’t get away with blue murder

Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera spoke for Malawians in Parliament on Wednesday when he described President Peter Mutharika’s State of the Nation address as empty grandstanding and another campaign rally speech.

Chakwera (L) with Mutharika ar Palriament: Says cashgate wearing a new robe under DPP

Chakwera (L) with Mutharika ar Palriament: Says cashgate wearing a new robe under DPP

We all know we voted last year and the time for campaigning went with that process. What Malawians expect, therefore, is for the DPP to govern and govern well.

And governing does not entail making more empty promises and claiming that you have fulfilled some. Which promises have been fulfilled and how have they been fulfilled?

As far as I am concerned, all DPP flagship programmes such as cement and iron sheets subsidy (basically a response to Joyce Banda’s Mudzi Transformation Initiative in which she built houses for the poor), community colleges and reforming the public service are just taking off and hardly something to write home about.

Their impact on Malawians at the moment is minimal and no president would tout that as a success.

As for the economy, where is the evidence that things are getting better. Economists and accountants believe in figures. Can the President show Malawians the figures to show that their standards of living have improved?

Is it not actually the opposite, as Chakwera said, that tobacco farmers in Bwengu, Nambuma and Jali are feeling the pinch of the kwacha manipulation in December when they bought inputs exorbitantly as the kwacha was in free fall but now they have met a stable one when they are selling their produce?

But the President and his DPP must not be allowed to get away with murder in broad daylight.

The President deliberately ran away from hot potatoes and accounting to Malawians some of the controversial decisions his government has taken recently.

The obvious one that comes to mind is MSB. Chakwera could not have put it any better. When you borrow money from a friend, use it for your own benefit but when time comes for you to pay, you suddenly become clever, there is just one name for you: You are a congenital crook.

DPP supporters borrowed money from MSB by duress. They have not paid back that money. The bank is on the verge of collapse and needs immediate recapitalisation.

After messing it thus, the DPP administration is left with no choice but to sell it to the highest bidder and get rid of the sick baby.

But before selling, the DPP wants to cover the back of their supporters who owe the bank billions and has given MSB K6 billion of our tax to bail out these crooks when they know them and where they are.

As Chakwera said, we have sheriffs in this country who are legally empowered to confiscate property from anybody who owes somebody money and they are refusing to pay.

But in this case, these crooks are special. They have the backing of the DPP administration and then they have money to hire smart lawyers in town to protect them.

All this has one name and it is abuse of power that Malawians gave DPP last year. The tax they are using to bail out their crooked friends who borrowed from MSB is paid by you and me.

Nowhere did we say they should use it in this manner but for our welfare. Paying bank loans for crooks is not our welfare.

This is pure thuggery and murder, the ultimate crime, and the DPP must not be allowed to get away with it.

Malawians are watching and looking up to Parliament and Chakwera started well but the job must be finished.

*The article appeared in the Malawi News under ‘Hititng the Nail’column

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27 thoughts on “DPP mustn’t get away with blue murder”

  1. SpaRks Chow3 says:

    You will have to pay back our money that you are stealing from us by any means necessary.

  2. williams frazer Harawa says:

    its too early to criticise the president and more over he is able to run the country in zero aid situation thats very recomended hw many times has had the fuel price gone down bt Dr Chakwera u r sirent on that u r using old hatered politics with some sort of jearousy and politicising the whole statement of nation address bt u cnt cheat us we know malawi and what it needs Mr Chakwera do u want the president to fullfil his promises in 364 days thats impossible?

  3. chakwanuleka says:

    Some comments on this social media cannot be allowed to pass. How can a person in his right senses support what the DPP is doing to use billions of our tax payers money to bail out individuals. This kind of blind support is unimaginable and counter productive. I am sure the likes of Chipwete Chalunda would swallow APMs stool just to show support. This is utter nonsense.

  4. Vavlov says:

    Now we know why MBS is being sold. Malawians don’t allow this to happen. DPP is a party of thieves and crooks

  5. Let’s wait from what happens following the petition the demostrators delivered, otherwise the sale of MSB is another looting

  6. charles says:

    Let me use this forum to air out my cry for the Malawi Nation which has been robed off her wealth by unscrupulous barbaric savages called politicians. Like bob marley said that ‘I would rather live in a country where there are no politicians and no president’, I for one wish the same. Malawi has become impoverished not because it is poor, as Bingu said that it is the people themselves who are poor, but because the poor people who own Malawi loved not their country and used it as a borrowed showel. We have not treated it as our own nation. We have done it total injustice and we all share the blame.

    1. We have chosen to make our primary schools free and wait for donors to come and offer us education funding to fund our deteriorating education standards
    2. We have cashgated our own taxes meant for buying drugs for ourselves, books and other resources for our delapidated schools. Politicians don’t care because if they get sick they will fly to SA or India. Government hospitals and schools are for poor countrymen like you and me.
    3. We have misused and finished chikangawa forest with millions if not billions of tonnes of timber gone to other countries. Where as we ourselves use nsungwi and rejects from this daylight robbery of our own trees. What can we show to the world that we have benefited from this forest?
    4. Politicians have set aside billions for maize purchase when we have alot of water resulted from heavy rains this year. This money can be used for supporting farmers who are ready to do irrigation so that we cover up for the deficit. There are alot of farmer who have everything in terms of equipment and if supported by loans they can do both winter and summer iirrigation and supply the deficit that we have at the moment. Where is the green belt innitiative? Has the founder died with his idea?
    5. Our politicians use extravagant official vehicles as if we are a rich nation. A toyota vx costs about MWK120 mil, consumes alot of fuel and has high maintenance costs not fitting an impoverished country like Malawi. The most unfortunate part of it is that all these burdens are layed on a tax payer who has no capacity of paying for his needs and economises by walking on foot to work even without taking breakfast because he cannot afford one.
    6. Politicians have started strategizing and focusing on 2019 elections instead of strategizing on how to pull Malawians out of their terrible poverty. Our leaders are become blinded by the luxury of their entrusted positions and the relief from the heat of the sun out here and have forgotten the pains of poverty. They themselves are there not for the love of their nation but to relieve themselves of their poverty. Malawi needs a servant leader to propel it out of it’s bitting poverty.
    7. Instead of bringing to book the debtors of the struggling MSB who happen to be politicians they are busy trying to convince Malawians that selling the bank is the best option…NO! The best option is to squeeze the debtors to pay back their loans or else face the law.
    8. Where is the report on mineral survey conducted by the ministry of mining? What about the green belt, Nsanje world inland port, ban on burned bricks for soil stabilized blocks as in the neighbouring countries?

    The problem is that politicians are there sorely for their living and have no warefare of the poor villagers at heart. They are a failing peopme who most of them have tried but failed to upkeep themselves that is why they joined politics as a way of earning a living. They are after satisfying their bellies. Malawi won’t go like this for ages, these barbarians will be wiped off and we shall prosper some dayThe URL address for the CAP page will be sent by email after each purchase. Every car has an individual CAP page.

  7. Jelbin mk says:

    Those who question MPs loans here is your answer; MPs get loans from government including car loans of which is being deducted from their salaries on monthly basis so don’t say we are going to pay for their loans because that claim has no basis at all. The only difference with other loans is that MPs and ministers do not pay interest when paying back as is the case with us ordinary people.

  8. kadamanja says:

    Thats the way to go M r Chakwera, well spoken. If these crooks like Muli dont pay back the money then Fedulo should come in. Tiswanepo apa basi.

  9. commentator says:

    Chipwete Chalunda! Chakwera did not lose an election. He only conceded to crooks. Next time we will literally carry him and put him on the presidential chair if these blue crooks do it again.

  10. Wanga ndi yemweyo says:

    This tendency of getting the poor ordinary Malawians to settle loans on behalf of the rich is something my mind is still failing to make sense of. First it was the “Horrible MPs”, now it’s business tycoons. Should it not be the other way round? Will somebody please educate me about the logic behind all this?

  11. charles says:

    Let me use this forum to air out my cry for the Malawi Nation which has been robed off her wealth by unscrupulous barbaric savages called politicians. Like bob marley said that ‘I would rather live in a country where there are no politicians and no president’, I for one wish the same. Malawi has become impoverished not because it is poor, as Bingu said that it is the people themselves who are poor, but because the poor people who own Malawi loved not their country and used it as a borrowed showel. We have not treated it as our own nation. We have done it total injustice and we all share the blame.

    1. We have chosen to make our primary schools for donors to come and fund our schools rather than

  12. mbuzi iwe says:

    Ma MP nanga nchifukwa chani ngongole zomwe munatenga adzabweze ndi a Malawi ndi misonkho yawo. Even inu a Chakwera munatenga ngongole zoti abweze ndi a Malawi, pamenepo mukutipo bwanji?

    Tikufunanso mayankho pa nkhani imeneyi. Musatibele ayi

  13. Njenjenje says:

    Mr Ibu Chakwera khalani chete. The civo stadium was empty. Literally naked, Kamuzu used say.

  14. Kodi a Peter amenewa pali chanzeru apa?! Kudabwa nazutu blunder after blunder he seems not to care what z dis ting pipo? Really not material for presidency Tiamalawi tachina Mulli Tachina Ben Phiri tangoyipezelera yi Peter yi kuti ndi Gontyo!!

  15. NYAKWAWA says:

    Prior to 2014 elections, I thought Dr Chakwera was incapable of delivering the desired goods most Malawians were/are looking for, but 12 months down the line, it shows he is far much better than himself.

    Well done Pastor, keep it up.

  16. Paul Chiringulo says:

    These people who took loan from MSB and are failing to pay back the money they loaned, I understand that they have properties which they put as collateral. Those properties must be seized by the banks Sherriff and be sold to recover the money. If I may ask are these dead so that they can not service their loans?

  17. andrew says:

    act your statements….words will only b live when acted on…

  18. Get rude says:

    People like Chipwete chalunda are the once making Malawi a sorry state. How can he back political thieves that bend on milking a poor country like Malawi??? Even though Mathanyula is a lomwe like you, the money being wasted here is not only for lomwes but all of us Malawians. It pains me to see this mr Ibu misgovern malawi. mixxxxxxxxx!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Tilipo says:

    It must be applauded that the Leader of Opposition has his eyes open. Our government must act in the interest of the people and not in the interest of their individual friends. Protect our money to show that you are different from the former DPP and PP. Otherwise this arrangement is worse than cashgate.

  20. chipwete chalunda says:

    Who is this man called Chakwera. He seems to be so angry in his speech as I we Malawians are not clever. He should accept that he lost last year’s election period and accept that Malawians like me who happen to be in a majority put up APM at state house. Let him govern in peace and we will judge him in 2019. If he really want state house then not through MCP a party of death and darkness. Sitinaiwale nkhanza zanu athakati inu. Mumva kuwawa Ku opposition ko

  21. Mfwethu says:

    This picture shows that these 2 haven’t got any love between them, and APM despite his long stay in a democratic nation is as evil as his brother through and through. I dont know from which fibre the mutharikas came from, their heartless souls is as baffling as ever.

  22. ujeni says:

    DPP is a party of mafias, thieves.

  23. Vimbokori says:

    spot on George

  24. kate says:

    THUS OUR MAN. WHIP THEM HARD. EVEN JESUS WHIPPED CROOCKS IN THE TEMPLE. MBAVA ZOBA LILI NGWEE! BWEZANI NGONGOLE MSANGA.

  25. harold says:

    thats very true and realy a true man of God safuna kumakamba dala pambali chilungamo chikuwoneka.

  26. haward says:

    Sakunama chakwera mulli ndi anzinzake adatenga ndalama koma Lero akuti boma liwabwezere ndi misonkho yathu, moti Peter sakudziwa kuti ndikatangale ameneyo? Kutiwonerera kupusa kwathuku a malawi, dziko lomvetsa chisoni

  27. YOLANDA says:

    Mtumiki wa Mulungu sakubwera monyengelera.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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