Kamlepo says Mutharika must resign as Malawi President: Goodall rejects ‘executive arrogance’ attacks

Member of Parliament for Rumphi East (People’s Party), Kamlepo Kalua has called for the resignation of President Peter Mutharika, whom he has insinuated in parliament as a “professor of doom” to resign after going ahead selling off the hitherto government wholly owned Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) despite parliament stopping the sale.

Kalua: Professor, what are you professing? Doom?

Kalua: Professor, what are you professing? Doom?

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe told parliament that Mutharika, who had suspended the sale transaction of the bank had announced on Thursday morning that after consultations the sale would proceed.

But Kalua was not amused, saying the House and the nation was ambushed on the matter.

Kalua quizzed: “Does the Minister of Finance tell this House that Parliament has no powers in this case of MSB? And if the Minister is correct that the President announced this morning that the bank should be sold and this morning the bank was sold. Are we fair to the people of Malawi? Is this the President of the people of Malawi?”

He then demanded Mutharika to peacefully step down.

“I am therefore calling for the resignation of Professor Peter Mutharika as the president of this country,” said Kalua receiving applause from the backbenchers.

The Leader of the House Francis Kasaila told the House that a legal opinion by Malawi Law Society indicated that government is the sole shareholder of MSB on behalf of all Malawians and can decide on what to do with these shares.

Kasaila said the decision of the executive to sell MSB is backed by law.

“The executive has those legal powers to decide and the executive has decided [to sell MSB], “said Kasaila.

Earlier, PP leader in parliament Uladi Mussa said Mutharika told the nation that he suspended the sale of the bank and “nowhere did he announce to the public that he rescinded the decision to sale the bank.

He added: “Is the Minister of Finance telling this House and the nation that what the President told the nation was untrue or (a lie), that he suspended the sale?

“He has never come even in any paper, or any media house that he has rescinded the decision to sale the Malawi Saving Bank.   Where did he announce that he has rescinded that decision? Was he telling a lie to this country?”

Mussa also said the ruling side is “failing to identify as who is leading this government. “

He asked: “Who is leading this government? We are failing to identify as to who, because Minister of Finance is doing one thing, the President is doing another. Who is leading this government?”

Finance Minister Gondwe dejected accusations of executive arrogance.

“This question of being arrogant should not arise,” he said.

Gondwe said if government were to decide to keep MSB, the Reserve Bank of Malawi would have had “some problems” by the accommodation it would be giving to the bank.

“We had to decide very soon. The resources that we are leaving at the Malawi Savings Bank, we would want to buy back, so that we can actually reconstitute our position at the Reserve Bank of Malawi,” said Gondwe.

“This bank is gone, we should know this. The alternatives that you are talking about would have been alright some ten years ago. It is not now, we do not have the time, and we have to act now,” added the Finance Minister.

Gondwe stressed that the wholly-owned government financial institution “is not there anymore, that is what it is.”

The Malawian government has disposed of 75 percent of its shareholding in the MSB to to Financial Discount House Holdings.

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57 thoughts on “Kamlepo says Mutharika must resign as Malawi President: Goodall rejects ‘executive arrogance’ attacks”

  1. Silence is Golden says:

    All Mw presidents, elite or illiterate, have common characters : cashgate, lies, Mw-property-gate, etc. Exampli gratia, Muluzi sold Lake Mw, Bingu-July 20, JB-Jetgate, Peter-MSB-gate. All these have one thing in common: cashgate. Victims being poor Malawians

  2. Nabanda says:

    people like Kamlepo and there are many of your kind in Parliament, try and be constructive in your feedback to government, do you want to only be remembered as the persons who made the most idiotic noise in Malawian politics or someone who drove an agenda for change and died fighting. your senseless noise is not helping us as a nation. Yes the government is losing track but that’s the reason we have opposition in Parliament to help us citizens correct the situation. BE CONSTRUCTIVE AND help us rebuild/bring the government back on track!!!! The kind of weak opposition we have now is as good as having a one party state!!!!!!!

  3. Boy says:

    A totally agree with Sweet Boy, wanena ndi mfundo zomveka ndithu. In fact the proposal of selling MSB came from Kamlepo PP government. What did Kalua say during their govt. when it was in power. This guy is indeed a chatterbox and does not think when he want to speak. After all. the shares have been bought by a fellow Malawi owned bank. Where was Kalua when PP was selling the govt. jet? Did u say even a single word wherever u were? The DPP knows what it is doing and we are going in the right direction.

  4. Boy says:

    A totally agree with Sweet Boy, wanena ndi mfundo zomveka ndithu. In fact the proposal of selling MSB came from Kamlepo PP goverment. What did Kalua say during their govt. when it was in power. This guy is indeed a chatterbox and does not think when he want to speak. After all. the shares have been bought by a fellow Malawi owned bank. Where was Kalua when PP was selling the govt. jet? Did u say even a single word wherever u were? The DPP knows what it is doing and we are going in the right direction.

  5. Joseph Moyo says:

    akamulepo?Mukulankhulazi zikupeleka chitukuko ku dera lanu?Anthu anu ndyetu sachibwana ndkukaika ngat mungazapambanenso chifukwa ajaamafuna kukugwesan apezela kufooka kwanu ndipo mugwa mpoto ndi ya jackupmusaiwale.nanj ambirinso ndi ageri simuwapusisa muzagwa mwankokomo ndzakukumbusan man.ndalezanuzongolimbana ndi uprofessor ngat amavekedwa ngat jekete?ukazatha upresident peter azakhalabe profesor koma inu muzakhala former parliamentarian za ma nyaz et.peter man ndi wanzeru mukuziwa kale mudamuyamikila mathero ajune pano munene zina akusekani anatu.

  6. pastor wa pa nyasa says:

    Mr President has lost it all just like king Saul in scriptures. The more the ordinary pple are crying foul the nearer your departure is from state house. Misonzi yanu Yehova akuyiwona a Malawi, AZISIYA YETHA analipo anzake.

  7. cemussa wakwatabu says:

    things will neva b the same again,olo titokote bwanji,mapwiya ali duuu!

  8. danivela wa danivello says:

    Akwa Goliyati achiminanso kuti mtchona ameneyu ngotani?Akukhalira kungodya makaka.

    1. Joseph Moyo says:

      akwa goliatiwo amangokhala zala lende kut aziwadesa?Adyed makakawo ngakhale mbaibulo adat osagwira ntchito asadye kudziko kuno kuli makolo adaphunsisaanawo ndi ma graduates amagwira ntchito zapa mwamba mudamvapo kut makolo awo asiya kulima kumadalira abawo ndiopenga abwire nandolo ndi makakawo ndye zimukhuze muntharika?nsanje muisiva

  9. makwinjaishmael says:

    Why Mr President?.All these accusations,are they coming from hatrate?.Give us your side.May be people made mistake to vote you into power,they should know to avoid repeating the same mistake.

  10. Wachikond says:

    I feel sad fo this Govt koma kuipa mtima kumeneku bwanji, ndinudi amalawi? Olo muzikundikire muzazisiya madandaulo athu ndi matemberero painu. Mmabordermu mmene amalawi akulilira ndi misonkho ati MRA ikupatsidwa ma target akuluakulu ngati business ya minibus basi inu ndalamazo muzipanga zofuna zanu? Ndili nanu chisoni Mulungu akukanthani plz sinthani.

  11. Trevor Manyi says:

    577 BILLION !

  12. Moya says:

    Long overdue!! this call was supposed to come as soon as the sexed up elections results were announced. Mutharika should go and should go now!! Thanks kamlepo i hope Malawians will do the necessary.

  13. misheck jasi says:

    Ameneyu ndiye malawi walero

  14. People this needs spiritual intervention. There DPP have no spirit. Kumudzi anthu are suffering kusowa chakudya, mankhwala and basic things and we do not feel for them, know that Yahwe will judge us. Osaiwala kulira kwa anthu ndi tsoka remember 2012.

  15. Kenkkk says:

    We can rant and vomit all filth, the fact is msb has been sold and is gone. We can’t change that but we should now press the govt on how the proceeds will be used and also how mulli and others debtors will pay back the money owed to the govt?

    We can also seek explanations as to whether the 9.5bn paid for msb is really its true value or how it was valued. Does that value include msb’s branches and headquarters buildings, that is the bricks and mortars?

    We all wanted msb to be sold eventually but at the right times do price. Is this the right time and price?

  16. Charles says:

    A no.22. Zafika kumeneko anthu atolapo chani pa comment yanu? Muwauze A kamlepo akamatsuta chamba mbali chawocho azizimitsira kwasalaku apenga

  17. Nyoni-nyoni says:

    Kamulepo? Ndiye wakuti ameneyi? Zamisala basi, tell them Gondwe samamvesa paja

  18. Tione says:

    Iwe puna ndiwe wopusa kwabasi. Ife tikakudyere ku maliro? Ndiwe galu

  19. Mbanje says:

    The best way to describe the MSB sale is the way Uladi Mussa said it on Zodiak news this morning “The Government has sold MSB as if it was selling Indian hemp…”

  20. Yohfra Countryboy - LILONGWE says:

    The bank is gone, full stop. Let by-gones be by-gones, ok? Mukunama a kamlepo. Who are you, anyway?

    1. Mbava says:

      Bambo, ndi za boma izi. Zimatha kutembenuka. Ena aja ankaganiza kuti asintha mbendera ya dziko, pano mbendera yaoyo ili kuti? No matter how long it takes, justice on this matter will be done one day.

      Anyone who thinks this matter is over must have the IQ of a snail…

  21. Kakha Erutu says:

    Kamulepo iwe, suzachiziwa chitaazakukhame pamelo. Utosewelatu pa ncholo wa angangazi.

  22. Judge Mphwinye says:

    Malonda a mphaka between amphaka okhaokha..

  23. matutu says:

    The fact no president has resigned amid calls in the highest institution of the land is a sign itself that those in power,at whatever level, have no regard for the wishes of the electorate. They can do what they want. At the of the day, we ordinary Malawians are to blame to let such issues go just like that.Oh my foot, this Country.

  24. Alick Kalima says:

    Government has no business in business. Just make sure that the proceeds are properly accounted for.

  25. caswell Thom Mbalinga says:

    Dr Gondwe needs deliverance for cheating the nation in day light. God forbid!

  26. Iwe ukumazitcha Say No to Stupid Federation. Mark my words. You will be the most sorry person when government will change hands and ypur leaders are either in jail facing serious crime charges, on the run or even hanged themselves. Malawi cannot be an exception where some tribe is turning into a thiefdom and expect the rest to be watching and clapping hands. You will swallow your bigotry not long

  27. nthandalanda says:

    Stupid nonse amene mwabakila agalu opusawa. Inu zoona kumabakila economy ya Goodall lero? So sad. He is a spent force today!

  28. TQ says:

    Mmmmm independence is not nationalism. Sheme, why z the government doing so instead of improving standards. Kaya…

  29. Angoni apaphata says:

    Good all Gondwe is really a fool. He says the opposition recommendations would have worked ten years ago. Mbatama. What ministerial post did you have in 2005 old fool. You were minister of finance. Mukutikwiyitsatu.

  30. Mkandawire George says:

    Bank yapita basi munthu wankulu akulamlira dziko, just leave him alone is ur leader

  31. mleme says:

    This Kamlepo guy is more of a nuisance than anything else. I don’t think he comprehends anything, let alone how banks operate!

  32. mdk says:

    Kamlepo you are still making noise?kkkkkkkkkķkkk

  33. clement says:

    Kamlepo are you trying to be clever? Do you remember what the late prof Bingu told you? If you are taking chances that Peter doesn’t talk you will be taught the lesson one day. Ngati uli ufiti udzaleka wamva kamlepo. How many companies being put on sale before Peter? Mapwara ako wamva ndipo usamuzolowere president. I thought you tried to contest and failed miserably so are you jealousy?

  34. Ramsey Majiga says:

    Bwampini at its best………muropwana

  35. BLACKBAZUZU says:

    U’ve now fledged into fully grown thieves and liers wearing off ur usual hypocrisy coat. We know from hence forth u’ll not stop. Just like witches, u’ll stop when ur life stops. Have u already forgotten the cause of ur sibling’s demise?

  36. kanyengambeta milazi says:

    A Kamulepo vote yanu adalowera kwa Mayi lero adakuthawani mukulimbana ndi zosatheka! Anthu ena inu mungolimbana ndi zinthu zosadziwa n’komwe mukuona ngati amalawi angateketseke ndi nkhani imeneyi.

  37. Kasungu says:

    The Gondwe we know today is of yesterday coz donor aid stopped under his nose , so what does he know . Stealing for president ?

  38. Changaputwa says:

    Kupanda luntha konkhako amene mukukambano. Kunena mosapsatila boma lalakwa kugulisa mwamseli kumachita kt pachiyambi anaitengera nkhani ku nyumba ya malamuro. Atakana anthu including iye mwina sichanzeru kugulisa mozemba. U sogoleri wake ndiye uli pati osafuna kumva za anthu ?????? Aliyese yemwe angabwere basi mkumangogulisa chinthu chimene wachiganizira ????? Nanga akamamaliza period inoyo ankhala atagulisa zingati ????

  39. Chimangenimapiko says:

    Kuliza chiminingo njovu zaononga kale or mukuwe mokweza that will not give positive solution,our president who has got all the powers has sold it, stop making noise u Malawians coz even Joyce Banda sold the jet &Bakili sold many companies that was under press coperation that led to high unemloyment crisis in this country. Stop crying a Malawi anzanga, limbani mtima anamalira anzanga.

  40. Myao says:

    I BELIEVE NEXT TARGET IS MALAWI LEAF COMPANY, ASUBSIDIARY OF ACTION HOLDINGS GROUP (PAJA KULI ALOMWE OKHAOKHA KUMENEKU)!

  41. james says:

    Thats how Malawians hav successfully moulded dictators. This time it is MSB (badlly handled and we are ululating) Do you know what is next and will you still clap and worship? When will Malawians re gain their conscious?

  42. What are you trying to achieve by asking Mr President to resign with the full knowledge that he
    Cannot? apart from Thabo Mbeki which President in Africa resigned voluntarily just because a certain disgruntled member of parliament has requested him to? If you can’t criticise objectively I think its high time you join the government side to gain some experience

  43. Sweet Boy says:

    Why should Kamlepo Kalua pretend to be an intelligent person now because of MSB; where was he when his PP President sell the Jet whose proceeds nobody knows how it was disbursed? And this word “Impeach” is being taken lightly but for arguments sake let’s assume APM is indeed impeached, is Kalua anywhere near that he could assume the Presidency, nor is Chakwera eligible being a leader for another party. In any case leadership will go to Chilima even if it meant going to the polls DPP will massively win because every Malawian is aware that the opposition is composed of chatter-boxes based on the tone of their participation in Parliament. What a waste of resources in these kangaroo type of an August house.

  44. Charles says:

    I agree with no.6

  45. Chidzukulu Chakwitusya says:

    The President n the min of finance are too old to think in a very constructive manner..Malawians must learn that people who leaves their country and settle in some countries with ought comming home “matchona” they are greed they do not have the love for their country….this is why we have 92 billions scam…this is why they don’t pay civil servants in time…this is why they don’t resten …the salevof the bank is arobery to the true citizens of this country…The problem is us we accepted the elections results when the proof was their kit anabela..we saw places where the evidence (votes) were kept being burnt but we stayed silence….Why did the electoral boss cried? Was it the sign of over happiness? We need freedom fighters again in this country otherwise we are doomed

  46. Jelbin mk says:

    Gondwe is a liability to this country’s development intact he has over lived his relevance he is no longer of value to our nation. What Gondwe and other stupid government officials don’t come to terms with is that no one is against the sale but the manner in which the bank has been sold. Some people especially from dpp are still owing the bank billions of kwachas and the government took my taxes to pay off their loans and the bank was selling their assets which were collateral to those loans and at the same time the loan defaulter went to court to query the sale of collaterals amid the court hearing of the case the bank is sold so my guess is the case in court is not relevant anymore because it is obvious that the loan will not be paid back and the properties will not be sold by msb because msb does not exist anymore.

    1. Bob says:

      This shit of a government must leave ruling this our Malawi. Democracy is nor followed

  47. Weniweni Balakasa says:

    A gondwe mwanjila unkhungu wa chilomwe namwe

  48. puna says:

    kodi Kamulepo kalua wache uti ameneyu? uja anaimirapo u pulezidentiyi? you know how difficult it is to be a president, ndiyeno basi atule pansi udindo just like that, uli ndi ma sewera eti

  49. Say NO to Stupid Federation says:

    Azayetsa Mantha Azazolowera Gondwe Atsimikizire Atombolombowa Kuti Bank Yapita.

    Kamlepo Kalua iwe Uthera Pa Uphungu Pomwe Basi Ndipo 2019 Uzalepheranso Kubwelera Ku Nyumba Ya Malamulo.

    APM Alibe Nawe Ntchito, Ndipo Pali Gap Yaikulu Pakati Pa Iwe Ndi President Wa Dziko.

    Uzafikira Kulowa Manda Utsogoliri Wa Dziko Osazaunukha Olo Ndi Olowera Pa Window Ngati Wa Mai Ako Abiti Namaloko.

  50. Sapitwa says:

    We have heard these calls in the previous governments but none has ever resigned even in the midst of cases involving theft investigations, no Executive has ever resigned to pave way for investigations.
    Kamlepo should not expect APM & Gondwe for they have not violated any law for selling the rotten MSB. If Kalua believes so, let him follow the legal route.

  51. proudmalawian says:

    So where are the proceeds? Civil servants want their June salaries.

  52. Rodgers Banda says:

    The president and finance minister are March hares. The parliament should do something
    .

  53. zingati zanu says:

    Destroying Bingu vision of Malawi economy. Am sure his body is turning hearing this sad episode.koma musagulitsenso zina zomwe Bingu anakhazikitsa. You are too fast in selling government property and can sink so low kugulitsa motchipa kwa a malawinso. Tabesa a big deal. Zanu ndi zingati?

  54. cheyo the real northerner says:

    I believe the minister of finance is a renown finance expert. Therefore let’s leave him like that. He knows what he is doing. Kukakamila zosadziwa bwanji. Division of labour in democracy is of parmount important.

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