Kamlepo says ‘Tshwee! ’ to north Malawi PP’s leadership post: Vows to voice against ‘Mapwevupwevu’ in Malawi govt

Outspoken Rumphi east member of parliament Kamlepo Kalua says he is overwhelmed with excitement following his appointment as former ruling party, Peope’s Party (PP) third vice president.

Kalua: Vows to fight for the poor in Malawi

Kalua: Vows to fight for the poor in Malawi

Kalua however said he will not have honey moon as he has a huge task of rebuiding the party in the northern region rocked by confusions.

“We will have to revamp the party in the north, we need to assure people that PP is there, it is a party to reckon with in the country, it has the leadership that is honest and accountable,” he said.

Kalua. formed Malawi Democratic Party where he was president and contested in the first Malawi multiparty democracy elections in 1994.

He came fourth after Bakili Muluzi, Hastings Kamuzu Banda and Thom Chakufwa Chihana. In 1999, Kalua ran again and came third after Muluzi, Gwanda Chakuwamba. He defeated, as it were, Daniel Nkhumbwe and Bingu wa Mutharika – when he contested the polls under his first party, the United Party. He did not stand in subsequent elections.

However, Kalua who together with Unandi Banda and Shyley Kondowe, took advantage of South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Chinyanja broadcasts into Malawi and other parts of Southern Africa to change Malawi, failed to secure parliamentary seats until 2014 when he disbanded his party to join PP.

He said the confusions in the north have potential of breaking up the party in the north where it has a substantial following.

Party acting president Uladi Mussa recently fired the party’s northern region governor Christopher Ngwira in a bid to quell power struggle.

Ngwira was campaigning for Khumbo Kachale to take over the presidency of the party.

Kalua said after the mission in the north is accomplished then party officials will hold meetings across the country to show people that the once mighty party still exists.

“We want to assure people that we have not abandoned them, we want them to know that they are not alone, we are there for the people. Tshwee! Mwaa Tshwee!” said Kalua.

The appointment of Mussa as acting president and Kalua as vice president is seen as a blow to Kachale who has not been offered any senior position of the party.

The once powerful vice president of the ruling party remains an ordinary member now.

Kalua and his comrades in arms were on Channel Africa, as the Chinyanja Service of the SABC was then called, taunting the once mighty Kamuzu Banda, the once-feared MYP and other notorious institutions almost every evening.

During the 1994-2004 period when Malawi’s democracy was maturing, Kalua played a critical role of holding the president accountable to Malawians. He would march, sometimes alone and dressed in military fatigues, to the gates of Sanjika Palace to present a petition.

Kalua has not relented on his political activism as he recently stood up in Parliament and told the government to stop lambasting the parliamentary leadership for procuring for itself expensive motor vehicles in this time of economic hardships.

He told Parliament he had chassis and engine numbers for all the motor vehicles, of similar quality to what the speaker and others are using, that government bought for itself, principal secretaries, and others and that he was ready to parade them before Parliament.

Kalua also queried on the 177 farm tractors and144 maize shelters Bingu wa Mutharika bought for Malawians in 2011 went.

The Rumphi East has again forced State House on the firing defensive firing line on the purchase of a multimillion luxury vehicle for catering and toilet facilities for President Peter Mutharika.

Kamlepo had told a local newspaper that State House had bought the vehicle at a staggering K150 million, an amount that could have provided three meals a day in all public hospitals that have since suspended provision of food and ambulance services due to huge budget cuts as Capital Hill says it has no money.

However, in a statement issued on Sunday, State House admits it has indeed bought the said vehicle but said at a price of K65 million.

Kalua insists there was ‘cashgate fraud’ in the purchase of the new unit and vows to continue speaking against extravagance in government in what he calls ‘Mapwevupwevu’.

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17 thoughts on “Kamlepo says ‘Tshwee! ’ to north Malawi PP’s leadership post: Vows to voice against ‘Mapwevupwevu’ in Malawi govt”

  1. KUWILA CHILAMBO says:

    Forget altogether, AFORD will never taste to rule Malawi. Don’t waste time you Northerners, support the party that has had capacity to rule Malawi. Be it MCP, UDF, DPP or PP. Period.

  2. Nankumba. (VG) says:

    Even atati PP yatsanga paudindo otani sikuti ingachite kanthu ai Tere ine ndiganiza kuti PP itha kusankha anthu a sopano pamaudindo ngati. Amenewa Coz uladi ndi kamulepo ndianthu osokoneza nthawi zonse

  3. Bibo says:

    Aford should be the party to to be supported in the north not this PP party of thieves, an offshoot of UDF and DPP. Aford has a history to reckon with not PP which was born out of stolen money.I therefore,request northerners to rethink about their support because they seem to be so confused that they have always been fooled to blindly follow parties whose leaders have a tented history and don’t care for them.

    As it is now, Malawi is a country that is divided on regional lines and these regions are attached to party identity. Thus, it makes sense to revive the party identity of the north which is Aford and not PP which is camouflaged into mistaken identity. I do not support a party that played a part in robbing poor Malawians of their scarce resources(Cashgate) and still exists because those resources are stocked somewhere.

    PP exists because its leadership is believed to be one of the architects of Cashgate and therefore, it makes no sense for principled northerners to follow such a party with a dark secret. The same applies to DPP whose existence has been made possible by the K577billion+ loot. This is to say that we should not entertain crooks ruling us why they are killing the spirits of innocent souls.

    I have followed both PP and DPP and each party tries to preach a message of good governance while blaming the other on Cashgate. The fact is neither PP nor DPP brings any good values on the table.Malawi has failed miserably during the period spanned between the two parties’ rule. This is the period millionaires with a shady background were created against the backdrop of a suffering majority, and this is the period we have been hearing of gay relationships, A factual deduction out of this is that a conservative society in Malawi has lost its values during the said period which is worrisome.

  4. ah PP its adead party tabanthu takumpoto tiyeni tijule maso ndale zitilutiskenge panthanzi yayi lets support the current government

  5. well done my bro kamlepo kalua, keep them running for the ball…Monday you shall score. together with mxxxx

  6. Che Ngana says:

    Bola Kumapanga Makaniwo Chitukukonso Chikuyenda Ku Rumphiko Nanga Chiyambireni Mukaima Mu Parliament Sitingomva Kuti Boma Lapanga Zakuti Nanga Tamva Po Mukuti Anthu A Ku Rumphi Akufuna Chakuti Ngati?

  7. prince says:

    Uli bho Kamlepo tiye nao. Kip on exposing theM.asafuna asiye

  8. prince says:

    Uli bho Kamlepo tiye nao. Kip on exposing theM

  9. sapitwa says:

    Just like prescribing expired drugs to a corpse. Kalua= expired drugs,, PP=corpse.

  10. sapitwa says:

    Just like prescribing expired drugs to a corpse. Kalua= expired drugs, PP=corpse.

  11. Kaluga says:

    Koma timva zambiri ndi dada Kamlepo

  12. George phiri says:

    Am not pp but Kamlepo is my man. Quiters never win. My man is finally in parliament, so sweet.

  13. Ineyo says:

    PP Inamwa Mkozo Kalekale.

  14. Clementine says:

    You completely failed to run your own party even to register a councillor. Now today? Which strategy? Fuck you indeed and to hell with pp. Fighting for the poor? You’re sick 😷

  15. Wokwiya says:

    Is Tshwee mwana Tshwee the new PP slogan? Or is this Kamlepo’s personal slogan? If so, then he should not use it on PP platform. Odi ukooo!

  16. alex says:

    aaaaa this is untrue.a kaluwa chipani chanu chinakanika zaka 20osapanga kanthu ndiye lero poti akuyikani ku mchila muli mupusitse ife. tamangodyani zononazo basi.

  17. dennis buju says:

    bambo a fredokiss like father like son

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