Kamlepo asks if Goodall is incapacitated: Malawi Finance Minister speak in Parliament while seated

Firebrand Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua asked Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe  to come out clear to say whether he was incampacitated or not.

Kalua:  I didn't know Goodall's medical situation

Kalua: I didn’t know Goodall’s medical situation

Kalua demanded the answers after Gondwe was presenting votes to parliament whilst seated.

Standing orders, rules governing conduct of the House requires that the minister stands up when presenting the votes to the 193 strong House.

“We want to know madam chair why our able minister of finance is unable to stand up and present the votes. We want to know if he is incampacitated and if he is how can he continue in his position,” said Kalua.

After an hour or so Gondwe stood up to tell the House that he had a seven hour operation and doctors asked him not to stand for long.

“I am surprised that [Wakwhitu]  a boy from home can be very unkind to me,” said Gondwe.

After the clarification, Kalua apologised to Gondwe.

“I did not know the situation and he should forgive me if I am seen not to be caring. I have that duty of care,” said Kalua amid handclapping from other backbenchers.

Chair of the committee of supply – first deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chileke  – had told the House earlier at the start of business that Gondwe would not be standing due to a medical situation.

Apparently Kalua was not yet in the House when the announceement was made.

However,  business in the House went on smoothly.

As at 4pm, 25 votes had been passed since Monday which means the MPs had another 25 votes to scrutinise and pass before close of business on Thursday, the last day of government financial year.

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16 thoughts on “Kamlepo asks if Goodall is incapacitated: Malawi Finance Minister speak in Parliament while seated”

  1. piya says:

    makobiritu ndi chinthu chabwino. A Kamlemo ndi awa ayamba kuwoneka ngati munthuwa..

    1. kkkkkk koma man Piya mwandiwaza bwanji hahahaha

    2. Ngakhale says:

      munthu amachita kusowa ndi Geisha yemwe uyu.

  2. kia says:

    Muzimukhululukira munthuyi anayamba ganja ali wachichepere pano wasavuka
    …kkk

  3. Nambewe says:

    Mind yhour business Kamlepo. Why not listen to what he has to offer in terms of information and have some intellectual discourse! I dont suppose you even understand what that entails! Doest it matter if he is incapacitated?

  4. The Analyst says:

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    ONE WORD, DIFFERENT MEANINGS

    . . . and I quote . . .
    “I am surprised that wakwhitu (a boy from home) can be very unkind to me,” – Good-All Gondwe
    . . . can anyone feel the pain in this statement by Gondwe? Its a lot, I can promise you.
    However . . .
    . . . Painful or otherwise, it is such words as “Wakwithu”, “Wakumudzi” or “Akumudzi” or whatever, thats killing Malawi now. Coz people expect favours from people merely because they both/all come from the same region/district/village e.t.c. Lets stop this. It breeds nepotism etc.
    . . . what Kamlepo said and the way he said it; is wrong whether he is “wakwinu” or otherwise.
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    His conduct on this specific case, shows impatience, lack of maturity and chaos of mind.
    If Kalua were wise;
    . . . he would realise a possibility of having missed something as he had been out of the House. Thus would have conducted himself in a mature and organised manner by first asking those around/close to him, why Gondwe was seated when he (Gondwe) was required (by orders) to stand.
    . . . And If the answer was “Inenso ndine mulendo mu Jerusalem muno”, he would then ask the speaker.
    And when asking, he could do so in a polite manner, as opposed to launching ridicule on such an old man.
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    If Kalua had conducted himself in a polite manner;
    . . . he wouldnt have been so uncharitable with his choice of words. Incapacitated? Very sharp & piercing!
    . . . Truth is, the word “incapacitated” is not wrong in absolute terms. But when applied to people like Gondwe (who are old and fragile), it means something else different from what it might mean if applied to Atupele Muluzi, for instance. Thus the word was contextually inappropriate.

    Its high time Kalua and other MPs (govt or opposition) realised, that its possible to enquire about something without necessarily having to be rude or mock someone/others.
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    1. Charombanthu says:

      Analyst you are going round in circles instead of suggesting the best word he would have used instead of “incapacitated”. That is why Kabwila suggested that Parliament should be conducted in vernacular because I for one cannot think of any other better word. Tell us……

      1. The Analyst says:

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        Charombanthu,
        . . . I think asking if the minister was “unwell” or “ill” or “tired” or “not alright” or “not feeling fine” e.t.c. would be kinder than otherwise; coz such lighter words would imply wanting to know if there was something wrong with the minister, AT THAT PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME.
        . . . However, “incapacitated” means something is so grossly wrong with the minister that he is not even CAPABLE of carrying out his MINISTRIAL DUTIES; which doesn’t follow merely by his sitting down.
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    2. Kanthu Ako! says:

      What is killing Malawi is denial, you are doing it here, We are Africans and we have tribes, there is no denying that. This idea that we can only be a nation if we do not recognize our roots is rubbish.

      Kamlepo is from the North, Kwithu according to Gondwe, therefore he Kamlepo should be in the best position to know what was wrong with Gondwe.

      Gondwes door is always open, ask anyone, but because of the stupidity of political pride and back stabbing attitude of Malawians Kamlepo is more interested is “Gondwe should resign because he is sick” that was his point.

      We have kwathu, and a kwathu, untill and unless we cease to have villages with family names, what you have said here is rubbish.

      Northeners are their own enemy, DPP is in power because it is predominately a southern region party, so is UDF, MCP is Central Region, the North had AFORD, but because of the same Kamlepos, where is it?

    3. Giby says:

      We don’t need old and fragile fellas in the present August house. The best is Mr. Goodall should go and rest, otherwise he shouldn’t expect any special treatment just because he’s old. In parliament everyone is honourable and should be ready to do what is expected of them, whether young or old. Whoever thinks is old should just quit like JZU did.

      1. JJB says:

        Where does it say he was sitting down because he is old?

        A new born can have an operation, is that because it’s old?

        Tembo was not in government when he quit leadership, he did not quit politics.

  5. Chambe says:

    Kamlepo? What a fool!

  6. Mbawo says:

    mwana wakwithu syndrome

    1. Ine says:

      If he is ‘old and fragile’, what is he contributing to our present predicament? We need vibrant individuals to turn things around…

      1. PSP says:

        So according to you, one person is responsible for your present predicament because he is old. What an Idiot.

      2. Dan says:

        if u think Gondwe is too old that’s why Malawi is not developing or in this predicament as you it, what have your so called young and vibrant politicians like Atupele Muluzi, Billy Kaunda, Gwengwe etc done to improve the situation? apart from siding with the same old people in order to achieve their personal needs. its not really about age, its about desire and love for your country which most of our MPs do not have.

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