Lilongwe vendors against anti-govt protests

Lilongwe Urban Vendors Association has spoken against the January 13 demonstrations, saying the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) planning for the same are doing so with a biased mind.

Namponya: Vendors not joining demo

Namponya: Vendors not joining demo

The association’s chairman Mark Namponya told reporters that the issue of Tsoka Market’s fire was one issue which the CSOs could have triggered rapid response.

“We are a people who rely on business but when we are in problem and the so called organisations tend to ignore us then we wonder who can we rely on in times of need.

“Upon hearing of the intended demonstrations, we sat and discuss the issue and at the end of the day we reached a consensus that we should  not be  part of it.”

Namponya said the protests organisers  “seem to be politically motivated” .

He was addressing the reporters together  with  Hardwell Kachibekete and Bonface Chimkanda vice Chair and spokesperson respectively.

The vendors said its high time that people who matter most in public decision making positions should consider involving all interested partners.

Civil society organizations have planned to hold the demonstration on Tuesday  January 13 to force Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) and Muhlakho wa Alomwe (MWA) to return money they obtained from National Aids Commission (NAC).

NAC reportedly provided the funds to the BEAM and MWA which do not have any HIV/AIDS interventions programs to warrant such financial support.

 

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75 thoughts on “Lilongwe vendors against anti-govt protests”

  1. aurora says:

    what do you gain at the end of tima demo tanuto…av never heard or seen any positive outcome from it ine…zikuvutani

  2. Kingsley says:

    Anthu opanda nzeru inu mumangopanga coment musakudziwa chomwe mukulemba. analyse issues first and come up with facts. mumangoonetsera umbuli wanu wonse poyera. No wonder you hide your identities. If you dont have something sensible to write better shut up. stupid educated fools.

  3. chatty man says:

    What can a vendor contribute to the democracy, Go ahead my gud citizens.

  4. kondwani says:

    Bravo vendors joice akuwanamiza anthuwa wy didn’t dey march in times of cash gate.

  5. pef says:

    Pomaliza,ine ndi ma CSO’s anzanga amthumba tagwirizana kuti sitipitako,mupitako nokha amalawi osusuka koma mulibe kanthu,zitichedwetsa.

  6. Rambos says:

    The fire startd at market by vendors. We turn on the heat

  7. Rambos says:

    Dpp stole about $150m, Pp stole about $50m. Whch one should the court judge first. Answer dpp, down wth dpp goverment

  8. more fire (CSOs)with demo we are on back with you tomorrow.No matter we are afar but we are going to follow u through our website or another martial who can help us to find u easy. Don’t give up pls go ahead until u must gain what u and we need

  9. BINTO BANDA says:

    AKUPATSANI CHANI? MAKAPE

  10. Pitala Pamtanda says:

    In my opinion I feel that these Demos have nothing to do with vendors and these vendors from Tsoka Market have missed it. CSO’s and vendors are two different entities and if DPP has given money to these people so that they may speak against the demos angoononga ndalama zawo sure.

  11. pumbwa says:

    mmmene mphepo ikukunthilamu. . . nkukakhala busy pansue

  12. Kakha Erutu says:

    Atumbuka lanu ndi phokoso lomwelo basi. I am 92 years old but I have never seen or even heard anything worth bullshit from a Tumbuka. Ndiponso akazi achitumbuka ndi osakoma.

  13. NYAKWAWA says:

    Ubwino wake tilipo ambiri.
    Ife tipanga mawaaaaaaaa!

  14. Atumbuka agundika afuna kupemphetsa udindo ishiiiiii. Mtundu otembeleredwa ndipo sudzalawako udindo umenewu… Agalu inuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!! mxiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  15. mlomwe says:

    Let them go to demo we will meet on the streets our priority is shut and kill. We us malawian lets come and disccus together and we can comeup with solution.Good solution is not go to demo think wise like people went to school.Venders don’t go to demo do yuor business and find the daily food and God bress all people not partspate.

    1. Rambos says:

      Stupid man we want amalawi, nt corrupt malawi. Ur so called p is corrupt. U dnt hv solution, if u hd thngs could b better by nw.

    2. Rambos says:

      Stupid man we want abettermalawi, nt corrupt malawi. Ur so called p is corrupt. U dnt hv solution, if u hd thngs could b better by nw.

  16. kangali says:

    ndiye akabweza ndalamazo Ku NAC does it mean its safe.kkkkk koma ma demo ena.Bring people who are responsible at NAC to book.This is also cashgate .

  17. ADE says:

    JE SUIS DEMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. MPOTOPHWANYE says:

    Lilongwe route revised: From NAC pass through RedCross where Global Fund Secretariat is housed so that nawo aifire pang’ono

  19. Abiti says:

    kodi cash gate simunapange ma demo bwanji? ndalama zambiri ndi ziti? asiyeni alomwe alamule, inunso nthawi yanu inalipo yomwe munadya zochuluka (cash gate). you want us to think that you are concerned with poor malawians.

  20. Man Ifeyo says:

    Anthu opusa inu ma vendor nzeru mulibe mukamva kuti ma demo mumawona ngati ndi kuba ndi kuwononga zinthu.mungatiwuze chani agalu inu.mungochita uve mu town ya lilongwe kufuna wina akumenyeleni nkhondo,akamakubelani ndalama za ma ARV a boma ndi ogwira ku nac inu muli ndwiii tulo basi.pamene ulipo ukufuna servicing ya ma ARV koma uli fwe!fwe!fwe!mudzafa imfa yowawa ma vendor!

  21. Hebrews says:

    Abale ambiri anbvulala ku ma demo mbuyomu pano akubvutika ena anadulidwa miyendo atawomberedwa, koma ma CSO palibe chithandizo kapena compensation inaperekedwa. Pitani nokha ku ma demoko!

  22. Mbwiyace says:

    The question we should all ask is; After the demos, what will be achieved?

  23. ine mmalawi says:

    inu tavalani red mawa ,pakazakhala ma dando anu tizakhala pa mbuyo panu,nzatonse izi

  24. mzimwale says:

    ife tiyendabe.

  25. kwabaniso says:

    Do demos against Lilongwe Mayor who is currently seating phwii in his car not paving the dirty areas in the town.

  26. zomba boyz says:

    Akumana. Ukuba. Okha okha apa

  27. Danny says:

    Mademo omwewo kuti wawa!

  28. ineyo says:

    In my opinion,ndikuona kut nonsenu mukufuna ma demo ndinu opanda nzeru,sukulu siinakupindulireni momwe inachitira kwa ine..nkhani ya ma demi ikhale imeneyi haha

  29. Angozo says:

    Agaru inu ma vendor apindula chiyani ndi ma demo opusawo,CSO idzadya sausage plus fat allowances nanga vendor? Aja anafa ku Mzuzu ndi bungwe liti likuthandiza ofedwa.

  30. chindere says:

    MAVENDOR ACHITA BWINO ASAKHALEPO NDIAMENE AMAYAMBITSA ZOPHWANYA NDI KUBA AMENEWO.gOOD IDEA FROM THE VENDOR’S ASSOCIATION,AND MAKE SURE YOUR FRIENDS SHOULD NEVER BE THERE.

  31. MPHWAYE says:

    Atumbuka akulira

  32. KING SOLOMONS PALACE says:

    DEMOS ARE BETTER OFF WITHOUT VENDERS.MOST OF THEM NEED TO BE EDUCATED/SCHOOLED ABOUT WHAT DEMOS MEAN.IF VENDERS HAVE OWN ISSUES TO MARCH ABOUT ,THEY SHALL DO SO AS VENDERS EXCLUSIVELY.RECENTLY,CHIEFS HAD THEIR ISSUES ,WHAT DID THEY DO? THEY FOLLOWED PROPER PROCEDURES AND MARCHED PEACEFULY.SO MR NAMPONYA AND MR NAMADZUNDA SHALL HAVE THERE OWN TIME.MR NAMADZUNDA THIS IS IRELEVANT NEWS.WE DO NOT NEED U VENDERS PLS.WE BETTER OFF WITHOUT U BUT OUR LOVE 4 U IS NOT LOST.

  33. Mzika ya Mw says:

    Mvula igweratu lero mawa kuli dzuwa lam’nanu…mumaonana ngati Mulungu ndi pitala kapena James? Afterall ndi ufulu wathu amenefe tikukapanga mademo enanu mind your business.

  34. Wanex banda says:

    Inenso sindidzapitako

  35. MVANVARA says:

    Atumbuka Mulibe Ulemu Tisiyeni Alomwefe Tilamule Mwabata

  36. Tasiyana says:

    Koma mvula zake zimenezi kkkkk ine ndia CSO wakunseu nkhani yake akuti Beam ndi Mlakho atani?ndikaleke kuotcha ma Sausage ndizikayenda wapansi kusowa ntchito?Cashgate sitinapange bwanji?Mavenda ndili pansana panu gulisa malonda anu basi ana adye kupita olo kusapita palibe chosintha

  37. Clement says:

    pitani mukapange mademo anuwo malilo anu tizawamva, thawi yakwana ntundu ndi ntundu uwukilane.adani athu simayiko wotizungulilawa ayi
    adani anthu lelo ndikusiyana kwa mitundu!khondo mwayiyamba kale a Malawi

  38. papa says:

    Ife ma Blantaya tiri phee tikugwira ntchito kuti tidye
    ife ndi ana athu basi.Uku dziko likuyenda.

  39. ujeni says:

    Since when are Lhomwe vendors from Mphanyira Mozambique more importance and voice of reason than Civil Servants, Judiciary Staff, Teachers, Lecturers and the whole ordinary Malawi public. Listening to a Malawi vendor is like listening to Militia in Somalia, Libya, DR Congo and many others from similar failed states.

  40. andzalu says:

    Ameyu ndi vendor di eti doesn’t know what’s happening takataka ya dull ‘no idea’

  41. saini says:

    when vendors are out of demonstration that means it is going to be peaceful and our message send to APM and DPP so God bless Malawi vendors are out i am personally happy stay out

  42. First Lady says:

    Chefourpence nkhani imeneyi yakhuzana bwanji ndimitundu

  43. Nyapapi says:

    Mulungu sangavomereze zamathanyula!

  44. Moni says:

    Mukulalatila a Malawi yet mukuti mademowo mukupangira a Malawi. Inu ndikufuna kwanu kupanga mademo koma sikuti amene sanafune aliyense wapatsidwa ndalama ndi boma ayi. Mademo anu ndiodana ndi pfuko la Chilhomwe poti linathandizika ndalama. Awa ndi maganizo oyipa ku dziko lathu chifukwa Alohmwewo ndi a Malawinso. PENA PAKE KUMAGANIZIRA DZIKO MUSANAPANGE ZINTHU ZOPHWASULA. MBULI ZOPHUNZIRA!!!!

  45. Patriot says:

    Mwaliona dzinw lakelo?
    Namphonya. NDI MLOMWE

  46. Odziwa zokambirana anena mmene nyengo idzakhalire mmawa,anthu adzatuluka ochepa kwambiri mochititsa manyazi,otsogolerawo kuyenda pansiku kuwathandiza kusitsa ma bp chifukwa nthawi zambiri amakhala ali mgalimoto za wofuwofu,makalata amene atapelekedwewo apitanso kwa amene akuwamatchirawo mmalo mongopita kukakambirana nawo,kukhala mvula yamawawa imene akatha kunyowanayo akabwelera mmakwao kukaotha mbaula za magetsi ndi ku mwa ntentha ndebvu wa mkaka ndi chingwa chopaka batala pamene enawo bonya akuwadikila kwao,akuti athu achuluka adzakhala akuonelela kagulu kodzikondaka kakutsuluzidwa ndi mdalitso wa mvula ndi mphepo pomaliza akuti akuitanani ku nyumba ya boma chifukwa chopempha chilolezo mwa mdipiti tikufunirani kunyowa kwambiri zikomo.

  47. Alfred says:

    Kaya apanga anthu 20 bola message ifikire okhudzidwawo.

  48. ADE says:

    WHO SAID THESE DEMOS WERE FOR VENDORS??? THESE DEMOS ARE FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONCERNED BY WHAT HAPPENED. IF YOU ARE NOT CNCERNED THESE DEMOS ARE NOT FOR YOU. EVEN IF THERE WILL TWO PEOPLE, IT IS THERE FREEDOM TO EXPRESS WHAT THEY FEEL WENT WRONG. IT WILL BE EVEN MUCH BETTER IF THESE SO CALLED VENDORS STAY AWAY. YOU ARE THE ONES WHO BRING CONFUSION.

  49. Nkhani yamademo siya atumbuka:but any Malawian affected or infected with HIV/AIDs.Wake up and Stand up 4 ur right Mavenda opusanu!mulipo enanu muli ndi HIV koma mukut Mademo ayi,Global Fund ikanyanyala wil u manage buying ARVs???Kumaganiza..Enanu nkumat they hav to discuss;;discussing wat??solution inali kungobwenza ndalama.

  50. Mwana wamasiye says:

    Mavendor mwachita bwino kuti umbava uchepe ndimaganiza kuti sindipita komano i wl go abweze ! abweze !

  51. GWANDANGULUWE says:

    Venda nde kuti chani? Mwachita bwino mbava inu munazolowera kuba basi, mwadyetsedwa banzi shupiti

  52. James says:

    At least for the first time kukhala peaceful demonstrations, anthu Awa amasokoneza akalowelera ma demonstrations. And for your information, not all of us will participate but that doesn’t mean we are concerned with current affairs.

  53. Wosowa kwawo alibe mpumulo says:

    Meaning kuti alomwe onse ndi ma chair a ma vendor. Kodi kukapereka ma demands ku boma cholakwika ndi chani?
    Kapena malamulo a malawi amaletsa ma demo

  54. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    Dzikagulitsani nthochi zanu. Ma demo awa ndi ya anthu anzeru, amene amatha kuzindikira kuti kodi ulamuliro wabwino umayenera kukhala otani. Amene simuzindikira musavutike ai, kachiteni zina. Koma ife amene zimatiwawa, mawa tili pa mseu.

  55. nanjekeya says:

    Ndakitairani lantengo mabendor nonse you are civilised. Osamangotengeka ndi ma peanuts amakupakani pakamwa vhonsecho ndalama akudya okha. Lilongwe vendors olo mutadya mabanzi mwachita bho mukavulala kumeneko akubanja kwanu ndiomwe amavutika Iwo Alimakwao kudya sausage.

  56. hardco says:

    Pempho langa ngati mukuyendera chilungamo, mawa kukhale bata ndi ntendere koma ngati ili yongopanga kufuna kusangalatsa oipayo kuzagwe chinvula, mphepo komanso zing’aning’ani ndikuwakantha iwowo. Akufuna kuzunzitsa anthu. Tatopa Ife ndi za zii. Cashgate yadya zingati osapanga ma demo. Shit.

  57. mtila zomba says:

    COUNT ME OUTTTTTT ine ndidzakhala ndili ku room man kuufila. eee koma mkazi uyu kunyekhula kwabasi, mikanda ndiyosayamba, zokoka zokhazo eee, kulirira nde msinkhani mayo mayo mayo

  58. Tiko says:

    Ndiponso adakunamizani ndani kuti demo ndi venda presence. Inu mumadziwa any real academic issues of governance? Mwachita bwino for this is about civilised people, the way it is done in developed democratic world.

  59. Most of the vendors are Lomwes and are the ones littering the cities. It just shows how useless this tribe is. If you see a name that starts with “Na” just know the person is Lomwe.

  60. Overseer says:

    Pa 13 chimvula chowopsa chizayamba 9 koloko ndipo chizatha 5 koloko madzulo. Misewu idzakhala madzi okhaokha ndipo mass demo idzakhala ya anthu 13

  61. william says:

    Demo siya Tumbuka ndi ya amalawi siya mvendor mozi mawa kukuchedwa kucha for our peacefully Demo

  62. Nachipanti says:

    Zamkutu… Afterall who is a vendor. Lero akungowagwiritsa ntchito kuti ayankhule za anti demo kenako mawa mumva kuti athamangitsidwa munsewu… We do not need vendors during demos. Ife mawa tili pa nsewu kumademo. Asafuna akakolope Lake Malawi…

  63. NYANJWERA says:

    MLOMWE VENDAYO WADYETSEDWA CHIBANZI. SALARENSO SAMAIDZIWA ALI OUT OF TOUCH NDI REALITY. MWACHITA BWINO MA DEMO ASAKUKHUZENI MBAVA ZA DPP YOUTH CADETS.

    1. Nyapapi says:

      Iwe umaona ngati mavens ndi ndani? Ndi ahlomwe!!!!!!!

    2. odalla gracian. says:

      Iwe ndi chisiru kwambiri ukuwafuna Mavenda lero ndiye akukaniratu galu iwe ukayenda wenkha, mpata okabanso siuzaupeza ukhaula.

  64. Chipoya LJ says:

    lets wait and see how it will turn out to be for its less than 24 hours now.
    All in all, GOD bless Malawi!!!!!!

  65. Cos says:

    Demo siyamavendor ndi ya ife amalawi mavendor kuba, mwachita bwino kuti idzakhale peaceful.

    1. machete says:

      Amalawi ake achitumbuka

  66. Reality says:

    Participation of demonstrations is voluntary so there is nothing wrong in this group of people opting out. Their absence could also be a blessing in disguise as most of them think demonstrations means violence. In reading between the lines one also senses the feeling that they would like to be paid in order to take part. Stay out of the demonstrations it won’t be strange since it’s your democratic right to do so as well.

  67. Munthuwazeru says:

    Amene ali kulakhulayu si m’malawi ameneyu ndi mukhokhola wopanda khalidwe.

    1. machete says:

      Iweyonso ndi mtumbuka

  68. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Chimlomlomwe ichi ndanzake akudya ma banzi skuboma anhawamvere ndani? Ndiposo demo sidzakhala kumalo komwe kumakhala MN a vendor nde ife tivutike nawo? Kagwereni uko! Ife tili pambuyo pa ma CSO demonstrating mawa lino!

  69. chefourpence says:

    ndipo kudzakhala chimvulaaa cholapitsa! Mphenzi zili wali-wali kukwiya ndi atumbuka amenewa!

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