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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peter
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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!

Truck
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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

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

Palikanthu
Guest

Asankidwanso 2019- Kamlepo yemweyo!!!

Phinifolo
Guest

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

Gadabwali
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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.… Read more »
Sico de complaza
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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!!

utitiri
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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.

utitiri
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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.

shad
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Mbava m’boma

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