Kamlepo causes another storm over missing tractors  from India       

Outspoken Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua on Thursday prompted the government to make serious denials that former head of state Bingu wa Mutharika personally benefitted from 177 tractors that the government of India donated to Malawi.

Kalua: Claims to have evidence

Kalua: Claims to have evidence

Kalua had asked the ministry of Agriculture to explain the whereabouts of the tractors and their components, and 144 maize shellers which the Indian government gave Malawi through a credit in 2011 to mechanise farming in Malawi.

The Peoples Party MP Insinuated late Bingu used a personal assistant to illegally get some of the tractors to which some members of parliament alleged that the tractors were spotted at the former head of state’s farm in Zimbabwe.

But Minister of Agriculture Allan Chiyembekeza said the tractors and maize shellers were donated to ADDs and some of the tractors were sold off to small and medium farmers.

The minister said other tractors were sent to district commissioners’ offices which got a tractor each, saying tractors donated to the ADD and other government offices are for tractor hire scheme which encourages small scale farmers to hire the tractors for farming as way of migrating from hoe farming to mechinisation farming for increased efficiency and productivity.

Chiyembekeza said all procedures were duly followed when selling off the 59 tractors, saying Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya benefitted from this scheme.

But the opposition wanted to know the list of the people who bought the tractors to which Chiyembekeza obliged.

However, Leader of the House Francis Kasaila asked Kalua to withdraw his statement and apologise for implicating the former head of state Bingu wa Mutharika whom he said was not involved.

Kalua,however, refused to withdraw the statement and apologise saying he did not mention Mutharika by name but said state house.

He argued he had evidence to which second deputy speaker Clement Chiwaya told him to provide the evidence on Friday morning.

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31 thoughts on “Kamlepo causes another storm over missing tractors  from India       ”

  1. peter says:

    If parliament approved the loan to support small scale farmers and this support did not reach to the intended beneficiaries then those responsible for diversion must be held responsible, otherwise why should we be borrowing money which will in the end be abused by some thugs masquerading as politicians and technocrats!

  2. Truck says:

    MUKUBA MA TRACTOR POWAGULITSA NDALAMA ZAKE SIZIKUONEKA KUTI ZINAPITA KUTI NDIYE PANO NDIKUMAKAPEMPHA AZUNGU AID ANGAKUTHANDIZENI BWANJI NGATI MUKUWABELA MA AID AWO ZOMVETSA CHISONI MALAWI

  3. Nabiyeni says:

    Koma Kamlepo ndi mtunda wina. Tell us more anthu awa kuba

  4. Palikanthu says:

    Asankidwanso 2019- Kamlepo yemweyo!!!

  5. Phinifolo says:

    Koma amene mukususa Kaluwa uyu mumafuna ma tractor awo angosowa mumene kunalimu kapena mumafuna kuti zikhale bwanji? I do not understand why you do not want Kaluwa to keep on expossing the mess

  6. Gadabwali says:

    Tractor were meant to help our farmers to graduate from khasu la mpini hence help reduce deforestation, what a good idea, not to talk of drudgery elimination that comes with mechanization! Now tell me, is government in the business of getting loans to acquire tractors only to sell them to undeserving rich malawians? I jst hope the money realised wll help to offset the loan of acquiring the tractors, otherwise it would be unfair to use the tax payer’s money to repay the loan. Koma Malawi sadzatheka, wina anagulitsa ndege wina anagulitsa ma tractor, ndalama zake zosaoneka ntchito yomwe zagwira. Cashgate, ndegegate, tractorgate!

  7. Sico de complaza says:

    I thing malawi leader lacks de leadership qualities lyk accountability and transparency in fear of being noticed in course of their corrupt acts. So kamulepo kalua z ryt de gvt shud ellucidate de wea abouts of d tractorz which wea to help poor pple and not thoz in athoulitiez. kaboom!!

  8. utitiri says:

    Why don’t u just send a delegation to Zimbabwe and visit Bingu’s farm or ask Malikebu Defence Attache or Bruce Munthali (former chief of staff at State House) they know the truth.

  9. utitiri says:

    Why don’t u just send a delegation to Zimbabwe and visit Bingu’s farm or ask Malikebu Defence Attache or Bruce Munthali. (former chief of staff at State House) they know the truth.

  10. shad says:

    Mbava m’boma

  11. shad says:

    zomvesa chisoni

  12. KK..Kamlepo Kalua fredokiss says:

    Kamlepo ndi deal..keep it up.chweee mwana chwee!!!

  13. Njalayamalamuchiuno says:

    Malawi can only come out of the cobweb of corruption and fraud if we can have more brave people like Kamlepo Kalua( whistle blowers) who can expose malpractices in our societies without fear or favour. If these programmes were excuted in an open and transparent manner with full accountability, why are the citizens not aware? Our systems are far from being perfect. No wonder only the previlaged few benefit from such programmes meant to change the lives of ordinary Malawians.

  14. i miss kamuzu and john tembo says:

    i think this kamlepo guy is useful ndithu. i for one knew absolutely nothing about any donated tractors. i haven’t seen any poor malawian farming with a tractor nor have i seen any photographs in any newspaper of these ‘ghost’ tractors. ndikuwona kuti chaka chino tidziwa zambili ndi mkulu ameneyu. keep it up olemekezeka!

  15. Patriot says:

    DPP MAFIA ndi imeneyo

  16. H.CHITUVI says:

    A Minister is out of order Kalua wants to know the where about of tractors nothing else and their is no need to bring evidence if u r sure what u said is true, why u provoke him? What Kalua says is what people might think u ve clarified which might be true to gvt side but malawians knows that the truth is in Kalua .

  17. Wiseman nyirongo says:

    Kamlepo zamisala sizabwino ku parliament uzilankhula ndi kupeleka umboni. Osati kutayitsa nthawi malo mokambilana zothandiza

  18. Mulakho says:

    Some people are losing sleep. Kalua is a liberator. To you born frees, remember it was Kalua who took Kamuzu head on. While Malawians were sitting phwii during Kamuzu days, it was him who had the balls to call a spade a spade. Every Malawian used to tune in to South African radio stations to listen to him. He contributed to the fall of the dictator. His party wasn’t successful, though he did better than Bingu’s party. Then Muluzi brought him in but used him like a condom. I’m glad that finally he managed to win a parliamentary seat where he can continue to speak the truth and ruffle a few corrupt feathers. Bravo honorable Kalua!

  19. Mbuli says:

    So what are other MPS doing there,just getting their daily allowances and getting their behinds big???

  20. Wakawama says:

    Kaluwa knows a lot of stuff more than other mps. Ife a mp athu sanveka komwe. Olo nkhani Yama tractor sakuyiziwa komwe. Kamlepo ndi deal.

  21. kamlepo is right. Munthalik family are robbing us

  22. Kaligondo says:

    Go ahead kamlepo malawi need people like you who alwayz put thair life at risk in order to make life better for the poor, bravo kalua

  23. Ozisata says:

    Hon Kalia…..shaa. Tal sense in parliament. That’s the danger of mistaking parliament for anti corruption bureau. If you are a whistle blower just go to ACB ,game shot!

  24. Eugene says:

    577 BILLION woyeeee

  25. choonadi says:

    Anthu enawa mafomyula onse awathela. Kukana ndikupepesa komwe. Mykatengeledwa ku Khothi ndiye muziti political persecution. How would you feel and react if someone makes serious allegations against you but on false grounds?

  26. The Analyst says:

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    . . . I didnt know that MPs or ministers have their salaries delayed also until Kamlepo was so broke that he had to ask the speaker or deputy about his money as if the two are in the accounting /finance dept.
    . . . I didnt know that the Indian Govt donated some tractors and that (instead of attempting to mechanise agriculture in a coordinated manner), the tractors were just sold out to some uninterested individuals; and in such a surreptitious manner; until Kamlepo questioned hence promting the minister to explain – transparency.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    I have always thought that chaos is a pit wherein one falls-one-n-gets-quickly-forgotten. Am however begining to believe that . . .

    “Chaos isnt a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fall . . . and the fall breaks them . . . but the ladder is real. And the climb is all there is.” – Petyr Baelish (Game of thrones: s3e6)

    And slowly Kamlepo is climbing, always in the news everyday! But am afraid, the climb is so fast n the ladder is not real; that he may as well fall and break. And realise that chaos isnt a ladder but a pit.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    There are many good ways of registering one’s presence in the chamber, but causing chaos is not one of them.
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  27. Limwado says:

    Stop telling us about the mess the so called Kalua brings in the August house. We are tired of him. He is there to provoke his friends and nothing else. Stupid Kalua

  28. Biziwek Pakhala Nginere says:

    Osanamizana Mkulu uyu amazitsata zinthuzi. Kodi ndi wa intelligence eti? analidi ku Russia uyu.

  29. chawezi says:

    Chaka chake ndichino munya naye manyi ameneyo ahewa inu

  30. KHAYA BAY says:

    kamlepo, why can you not bring the evidence. This is the second accusation. The first one you did not bring evidence. YOU ARE FULL OF CLAP!!!!!.

  31. Mjomba Yusuf Jonas says:

    Kalua sakuyenera kukhwefula; ali bho heavy and fanz imeneyi ikuyenera kufotokoza bwino coz zinthu ngati izi ndi zimene tikuluza nazo ma donars.

    THIS IS WE CALL “TRACTOR GATE”

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