Malawi govt denies ‘Lhomwelisation’ and nepostim accusation:  Dausi hits at ‘apostles of misinformation’

Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi has denied accusations by a group of civil society organisations (CSOs)  that President Peter Mutharika’s administration is favouring his Lhomwe tribe and practicing naked nepotism.

Dausi: Its propaganda

CSOs are concerned by the “Lhomwelisation” of the public service and public appointments.

But Dausi, who is government spokesman, issued a statement made available to Nyasa Times  accusing the activists of  giving selective information to confuse patriotic Malawians.

“Government would like to deplore the anti-government political propaganda being spread by some biased Non-Governmental Organizations who are attempting to create a perception that all top positions in government are occupied by one tribe,” Dausi said in the statement.

“These apostles of misinformation are using selective information to impress upon their believers that appointments to key positions in the public service are dominated by one tribe and not balanced in terms of tribal groups.

“Above all, the propagandists want the public to believe that it is wrong for His Excellency President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to appoint anyone from his tribe no matter how well qualified and deserving such a Malawian may be,” government spokesman added.

The activists also observed that all key positions in government are being held by people from the Lhomwe Belt—where Mutharika also comes from,  diluting the whole essence of national meritocracy— doing things on merit.

At a news conference, representing nurses’ organisations in the country, Dorothy Ngoma said :“Why is it that all the key positions, including PS (Principal Secretary) Treasury, Chief Secretary, PS Health and the vast majority of boards are full of Lhomwes?

“I want to categorically condemn this despicable practice, as it is undermining the issue of meritocracy. We want to provide an example of nepotism by reading out this list,” Ngoma said.

But Dausi cited  the following arms of government and departments are headed by meriting Malawians who are not Lhomwes: The Vice Presidency; The Judiciary; The Legislature; Malawi Police Services; Malawi Prison Services; Immigration Department; All public universities.

“In our 20 member Cabinet, which is the highest decision-making committee in the country, we have only three Lhomwes in the the Cabinet. As a matter of fact, there is no single Minister from Thyolo where the President comes from,” said Dausi.

Dausi said  DPP-led administration had managed to include Cabinet ministers from across the country.

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george
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apa nso pakhale quarter system. koma mma NGO tandifufuzirani kuti which tribe is dominating? kwathu komkuno Ku Lilongwe mumakatenga anthu a JC Ku chitipa osakhonza kuyankhula ndi chichewa komwe. kuno kulibe a JC WO? shame on you. go to football association of Malawi from president to the bottom. shame on u. ife tudikila Chakwera 2019 yathu idzafika nthawi

Tsokaliyenda
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Mr Dausi with due respect ngati mulibe infor bola kwankhala chete. How do you eplalin appointment of a young man Denson Makwera from P0 to Deputy Director in Ministry of natural resources and Mining? The guy was employed in 210 and has outjumped all his seniors all P7, and P5 just because he comes from the same village as the Chief Secretary Loyd Muhara!! The world is watching ndithuu and you wonder why ntchito sikuyenda ku Ministry of Natural resources??? NTHAWI YANU MAKOSANA IDYANI MMENE MUNGATHERE

Chitsiru chili ndi mwini
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KOMA AKULU AKULU IYI YOKHA NGATI ILI YOONA IKUFUNIKA COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY NDITHU?? MMENE MA PROMOTION AMAVUTIRA MBOMAMU IZI MWATI ZAKHALA BWANJI? KUTEROKO KAPENA NDE KUTI KU GEOLOGICAL KUJA MA MEMBER ONSE TIKUWADZIWA AJA NDI MADEYA??? CONGA BWANA MAKWERA MUNTHU WANKULU ZEDI WAWA!!

Independent Diplomat
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There are also a lot of Ambassadors and Deputies from the Central an North. Think of Berlin,Brussels, Addis Aba, Harare, and many more. This Beach Drothy Ngoma is dudu-head !!

Dodolido
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Above all, the propagandists want the public to believe that it is wrong for His Excellency President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to appoint anyone from his tribe no matter how well qualified and deserving such a Malawian may be,” government spokesman added.

glingo
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are lhomwes only from thyolo

Chimanga
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Only three? Zoona mpaka anthu ayambe kukana kwao chifukwa zaululika? Mr of Mis information Dausi

dr Tambala
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add anti corruption bureau, budget director, CEO of northern region water board etc

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