Malawi Kwacha appreciation manipulated: Chakwera blasts Mutharka’s zero economic common sense

As some commentators have argued that the true value of the kwacha is being distorted, leader of opposition in parliament, Dr Lazarus Chakwera has accused the Peter Mutharika government of “deception” on economy, saying the Kwacha currency appreciation is being manipulated.

Chakwera: If you want to know the status of the economy, ask people how they are suffering

Chakwera: If you want to know the status of the economy, ask people how they are suffering

Chakwera having a hand shake with 'babyseater' President Mutharika

Chakwera having a hand shake with ‘babyseater’ President Mutharika

Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) statistics show the kwacha continues to gain more ground against major convertibles, appreciating against all major international currencies.

But Chakwera on Wednesday in his address to parliament in response to President Peter Mutharika’s state of the nation address delivered on Tuesday, accused government of peddling lies, saying Malawians should not be taken for granted.

“There are those who will tell us that the recent appreciation of the kwacha and the rise in the import cover are a sign that the economy is doing well. Nothing can be further from the truth,” said Chakwera, adding: “After the free fall of the kwacha in the last half of 2014, it is a known fact that the government manipulated the kwacha in December last year to score cheap political points. “

Chakwera said the artificial appreciation of the Kwacha has hit hard the vast majority of Malawians who are in the agricultural who also happen to be the major foreign exchange earners for the country.

“We all know that farmers bought their inputs expensively at the peak of the kwacha depreciation, come the time to sell their produce, farmers are literally being robbed in broad day light under the force pretext that the kwacha has appreciated,” he pointed out.

Chakwera, who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president, told parliament that poverty levels remain “unacceptably high” in Malawi trashing assertions by President Mutharika that Malawi economy is doing very well.

“I challenge our economic experts who are often at home making economic analysis from the comfort of their air conditioned offices in their high rise buildings to come down from their ivory towers to go to the villages and ask farmers in Namwera, Bolero, and Nambuma whether they are experiencing the so called improved economy,” said Chakwera, trashing Mutharika address which claimed economic mini-boom.

“.Lets us not lie to our people, this economy is not doing well,” said Chakwera, a former Assemblies of God church leader.

Commenting on the import cover, Chakwera said companies and individuals “due to the poor performance of the economy”, do not have the purchasing power to enable them to import raw materials for the industries hence the reduced capacity for private sector to produce.

“You can check with Malawi Revenue Authority statistics on the dwindling tax revenue collections which are below 50% of our unofficially projected MK900billion 2015/2016 budget,” he said.

The opposition leader said MRA under collection of taxes is a reflection that the country’s capacity to produce is not growing but declining.

“Has the improved import cover translated into improved quality of life for ordinary citizens? The answer is no! Are we seeing business booming as a result of improved import cover? Again the answer is a big no! We should not be carried away by this improved import cover talk,” said Chakwera.

He also trashed government plans to issue zero interest rate coupons “as if we are in Japan for private sector to provide financing to government to be repaid in 3 to 5 years with no interest.”

Commenting on Reserve Bank’s recent decision to maintain the base lending rate at 25 per cent, Chakwera described it as exorbitant and extortionist rates which cannot stimulate an economy.

Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama) president Henry Kachaje said Chakwera was spot on in his speech.
“ I think he is right. Maybe let us start measuring our economic growth and development by looking at the people on the ground instead of doing it on the computer Spreadsheet,” he commented.

The debate on the president’s speech in parliament continues and Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe is expected to present the national budget on Friday.

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78 thoughts on “Malawi Kwacha appreciation manipulated: Chakwera blasts Mutharka’s zero economic common sense”

  1. Phodogoma says:

    Leader of opposition why are you wasting time over economy of Malawi being manipulated. Do you know Gondwe? He is an economist who was recogized by world bank where the man was holding the highest with 50 white economists as his juniors. Gondwe understands the economic concepts better than anybody else. Remember for Bingu to tick it was due to Gondwe. Now Gondwe is just registering his economic tricks. Let him handle Malawi economy again. If Malawi gains its economy back to its expectation as it was during Bingu, then Chanco or Poly should recognize this old man Gondwe.He mus be given a nobel price of Malawi. I am suprised why you haven’t said anything concerning Malawi and donnor relationship if indeed you do your balance and checks in good faith. You observe only bad things and make your parrot comments. Can you hold a conference for thanking the government for its effort for winning donor confidence in the quickest way like this.A Malawitu akuona.

  2. Phodogoma says:

    Wopenga si Chakwera yekha ayi. Mulipo ambiri ngakhale iwenso Denguzman ndiwe wa ziwala m’maso ngati ankulo ako Abraham. Kukwera kwa mtengo wa mafuta sizikhuzana ndi chuma chaziko. Ngati dziko limakhala losakweza mtengo wamafuta pamene mtengo wamafuta wakwera padziko lonse ndiye kuti dzikolo sikugwiritsa ntchito automatic fuel pricing. Panopa fuel wakwera padziko lapansi. No way Malawi can survive with automatic fuel pricing mechanism without instant adjustment. Ndipo ngati Abraham angakhalankhule mopusa ngati m’mene walankhuliramo ndiye kuti Abraham ndiopengetsetsa zedi. Iweyo ndi Abrahamyo mukuona ngati a IMF aja ayamba kupereka ngongole ndi zithandizo aja ndi oputsa. Iweyo ndi Abraham wakoyo ndiye kuti ndinu ochenjera.

  3. Denguzman. says:

    Amalawi, bwanji fufuzi zina zikumayankha ma comment ena oputsa against Chakwera. Mwina anthu ena simumatha kutsiyanitsa nkhani zandale ndi nkhani zokomera mtundu wa Malawi. Speech ya a Chakwera siyandale, inetu sindine wandale koma zandale ndi madzitsatira bwino. Zanazanali a Chakwera anena ku ndalama yathu ya kwacha siikuyenda bwino enanu mukuti Chakwera ndi wopenga. Lero pa 8th May fuel wakwera mtengo, nanga pakati pa Chakwera ndi boma ndindani amene akuuza mtundu wa Malawi zoona. Tikamatengera kutsangalatsa a President mu zinthu zoputsa dziko lathu silidzapita patsogolo.

    1. Makaiko says:

      Wopusa kwambiri iwe matako ako mbuzi

  4. Denguzman. says:

    Amalawi, bwanji fufuzi zina zikumayankha ma comment ena oputsa against Chakwera. Mwina anthu ena simumatha kutsiyanitsa nkhani zandale ndi nkhani zokomera mtundu wa Malawi. Speech ya a Chakwera siyandale, inetu sindine wandale koma zandale ndi madzitsatira bwino. Zanazanali a Chakwera anena ku ndalama yathu ya kwacha siikuyenda bwino enanu mukuti Chakwera ndi wopenga. Lero pa 8th May fuel wakwera mtengo, nanga pakati pa Chakwera ndi boma ndindani amene akuuza mtundu wa Malawi zoona. Tikamatengera kutsangalatsa a President mu zinthu zoputsa dziko lathu silidzapita patsogolo, kwainu amene ma sapota a DPP choti mudziwe ndi ichi kunjaku a Malawi akuwona.

  5. Denguzman. says:

    Amalawi, bwanji fufuzi zina zikumayankha ma comment ena oputsa against Chakwera. Mwina anthu ena simumatha kutsiyanitsa nkhani zandale ndi nkhani zokomera mtundu wa Malawi. Speech ya a Chakwera siyandale, inetu sindine wandale koma zandale ndi madzitsatira bwino. Zanazanali a Chakwera anena ku ndalama yathu ya kwacha siikuyenda bwino enanu mukuti Chakwera ndi wopenga. Lero pa 8th May fuel wakwera mtengo, nanga pakati pa Chakwera ndi boma ndindani amene akuuza mtundu wa Malawi zoona. Tikamatengera kutsangalatsa a President mu zinthu zoputsa dziko lathu silidzapita patsogolo, kwainu amene ma sapota a DPP muzipenya kutsogolo osamakomedwa ndi zinthu zopanda pake coz kunjaku a Malawi akuwona.

  6. mlomwe2 says:

    WHICH INDICATORS CAN SHOW THAT KWACHA IS APPRECIATING????????????????????????????? PLEASE TELL ME. THERE IS SENSE IN CHAKWERA’S ARGUMENT.

    1. Nyifwa-Ilenga says:

      In all what peter said it is untrue that it can be 100% false. At least a 0.001% was to be awarded.

  7. Malawi has been waiting for a such polite leader of opposition, bringing out facts and backing points not rubber stamping and praisings, Chakwera has hinted and EAM has agreed to Chakwera`s facts. DPP should not think that we are all sleeping, we are watching, we all know that some notable gurus paid huge billions to make kwacha look appreciating, we all know that, cheap politics to gain confidence will not work this time, you cheated the elections yes, but this time you will not cheat again, bravo Chakwera, bravo opposition, we will fight until you will be mad again like your brother bingu.

  8. chindele chakufikapo says:

    The day will come when the north will rejoice.the seeds of segregation which you sowing will not gereminate at that time. Proud northener.com

  9. Kondwani says:

    Chakwera usadzapangenso mistake yotenga running mate wakumpoto. Bwezitu uli president lero pachipanda mistake imeneija. Take a southrner udzawina 2019.

  10. supportorwaDpp says:

    Akulu chimene mungadziwe ndi U president antha kukhala wina aliyense; Onse amene akhala u Prsident muno M’malawi muno sitimadziwa kuti atha kukhala a puluzident; Siyani kunyoza; Ndani amadziwa kuti Joyce angakhale President no body; Komanso mukamalakhula mudzimizera malovu osatha mau, Lero lomwe Fuel Wakwera IS that not a sign kuti ndalama yathu yagwa? Ndiye mudziti akunama bwanji wosavomera mau akakhala wokoma, Promisory Note Chuka Sanalembebe mpakana pano amuuza ndani wo posa Secretary Ku Treasury, Amangwetu be very Careful; Dzikoli pakali pano likulamulidwa ndi Crooks oti antha kutuma kukampha Alibino omwewo mkukhala woyambirira kukapepesa msanga ndikulira kwambirikwambiri mfiti imatero, Komanso anthu ena akuti nfiti kulibe ndiye muone mmene anthu tikupherana, dzikoli likulamulidwa ndi mphamvu ina yake. it is high I think dondo ya dziko imene amapatsidwa President yisinthidwe muli mphamvu ya Umphawi

  11. Roots says:

    Iam suprised kuti Amalawi sakuona chilungamo muzomwe Chakwera akunena instead mukunena za ubusa….kkkk kupusatu kumeneku,, please argue on facts

  12. Boyd Kilembey says:

    If the economy was booming you would not see workers(slaves) eatinmg “:air” during lunch hour. You would not see workers looking starved. Game and Shoprite would be abuzz with people buying things. You would not see people walking barefoot walking from Chinsapo to Area 2 to work and walk nback to Chinsapo at night. You would not see minibuses that cruise in neutral will a full load of passengers. You would not see so many policemen(opps highway robbers) on our roads.
    Chakwera is spot on here. Malawi has become a nation of liars and that coming from the very top.

  13. balotelli says:

    izi ndiye zamanyi.. mafuta akwera lero

  14. Let’s not fight one another but we have to get a solution to end up the poverty.Malawi is very small country but is full of corruption and ignorant leaders which leads us into deep pitty

  15. wamkulu says:

    Zimenezo ndiye ndale za Ku mpanje za ziiii! Mutsutsana mpaka liti?

  16. wakwinthu says:

    Dpp or mcp palibe chomwe ndiwona ine apa , kaya chuma chikukwera kaya chikusika the poor will remain poor ,atsogoleri awa ndiwozikundikila chuma ,whether in opposition or in gvt all the same , awa ndi afisi

  17. Mwiza says:

    Very correct Mr MCP. President. The exchange put in the public media is also incorrect.

  18. Shekman says:

    Ndalama Mumtumba Mwa Anthu Mulibe, Ukalowa Mu PTC, CHIPIKU PLUS, SANA OR FARMERS WORLD Ndi K25000 Kukagula Ma Groceries Jumbo ya K20 Osadutsa Half Yomwe, Chuma Chalowa Mbola, How Can Govt Cheat Us On Kwacha Appreciation While De Coutry Is Not Producing & Exporting? Chek Statistics Wth MRA, Or May B We R Mintig Our Own Foreign Currencies Here In Malawi, Tiyeni Titsekule Maso Boma Shld Create Enviroment Favourable Fo Agriculture And Enterpreneurship From Grassroot Going Up, Then We Will Produce, Manufacture And Export More Then Zinchito,Chuma Zose Zidzakhala Tayale(MMALAWI ALIYESE APASIDWE MWAYI OONETSA LUSO ALINALO PAZINCHITO / BZNESS)

  19. Nyamakumutu says:

    Sindinawone ine anthu kusiya ubusa kukayamba bodza. Anthu anzaru amasiya uphunzitsi, usilikari, kuba, uhule etc to go for ubusa not other wise. Go back to your Lord man of God.

  20. wamasomphenya says:

    A DPP eeee koma sindimadziwa kuti ndinu mbuliiii chomchiiii eee imbulitu makomenti any ndi mbweerera akalemba pitala pulezidenti wanuyo ndendende mamina okhaokha palibe chanzeru chomwe mukuyankhula boma lokubali simulitha monde ndinu wosadziwa kanthu makamaka chipukupuku chanu munakachikocheza ku statehouse uuuu mbuzi ya president

  21. Tengupenya says:

    Uko ndiko kukamba. Mfundo on mfundo with explicit examples.

    Farmers are always cheated out on exchange rates!!!! Bravo, let us see the engagement on this. Unveil the deceit and the manipulation of the exchange rate mechanism that rips off the producers (farmers). This should be the right time to devalue to attract exports; not to over value currency to punish producers (farmers).

  22. Jabex says:

    Kodi iwe Chakwera unamaliza ngongole zako zija? Ya nyumba ija ndi kagalimoto kako kaja? Uzithokoza kuti unwinako u MP.
    Komanso phunzirani kuyamika ngati mzanu akugwira ntchito ya bwino. Analisisi yanuyi ndi yopanda nzeru. Mukanakhala wina bwenzi mukulimbikitsa a Malawi kuti azigwira ntchito molimbika kuti azipeza ndalama but instead you are promoting laziness what type of a leader are you?
    Ndizoonadi MCP sidzalowinanso Malawi muno. Kachaje angayankhule chiyani chanzeru popeza bwana wake ndi Chakwera
    Mukhala choncho a mphaka inu

  23. Che Spindulo says:

    I hate people who follow blindly and unfortunately for Malawi we have a lot of blind followers. Some people cannot see sense in what Chakwera is saying because they are blinded by party colours. But the issues we are facing are national and goes beyond party colours, Even if I don’t support MCP but the concerns raised by Chakwera are genuine and I urge all those who love Malawi to support those who wish Malawi well. Big up bwana Chakwera.

  24. dhuah says:

    peter yemweyo kuti wawa

  25. Mafia says:

    That’s kind of opposition system of Malawi. Wishing someone bad lucky when things are changing for better. They celebrate when someone is failing.

  26. obwande says:

    It pains to hear of the appreciation while Iam still livlng with less than a dollar a day.

  27. chikoya says:

    whatever the case, fuel ndiye anatsika and we r happy.

  28. charles says:

    kugwa mudzanja la Mulungu nditsoka lalikulu, nanga kuleka za ambuye kuyamba ndale? mabodza ake akhala ngati amenewa.

  29. James Mkoko says:

    Muli bwanji bwana abusa CHAKWELA ku Malawi, Lilongwe. Pepani ine ndili ndi mafunso awili kwainu ngati ndikotheka mukhoza kundiyakha kuduttsa ku email yanga mu Chichewa, Chilomwe, Chitumbuka, Africans komanso English 100% :-
    – Kodi chiloweleni mu MCP komanso ngati mtsongoleri wa anthu otsutsa ndichiyani munanenapo chabwino chimene boma la DPP linachita?
    – Monga inu munthu wamulungu simunganene zoona poopa mulungu kuti anthu aone zabwino tsopano?

  30. Black Market says:

    Chakwera is 100% right n it shows these guys in MCP are indeed knowledgeable unlike most of those in Ruling parties. There are so many reasons but one thin is lack of knowledge on the part of those running Govt that mzungu is manipulating us Malawi by remote control or through smart corruption by reducing n raising kwacha values in strategic times. It was worse during the blind leadership of JB when mzungu dictated floating in currency managemen. In fact the mzungu (imf n world bank) noted the weakness and utilised it by devaluing the kwacha further down to make them harvest more in the already milked poor Malawi. Kamuzu or Bongu could not allow that nonsense. The only leader we have in Parliament now chakwera is opening eyes of many Malawians today to be on guard of the devil behind us. It will be difficult to develop with the current mindset of the many blind political party supporters including the MPs themselves. Very few are able to see. If u can start revamping Admarc today some leaders will be bought to say no. These will be those running same business like Admarc not to have it back as before. I must have known by now. These are European multinational companies who wish us poorer n poorer n make the richer n richer. Very sad country

  31. Denguzman. says:

    Mr. President, Amalawi kunjaku akudikira kuti adziwe zoona zeni zeni zankhani ya MSB, 6billion yomwe munamulipilira ngongole katakwe wina mu DPP mwanumo. Nanga makhuluku ena akupezeka bwanji mu cabinet mwanuno. A president akulu anu anayamba bwino koma zinawavuta kumapeto koma inu mukaputsa simulitha boma limeneli. Nthawi ikadalipode tengani tsache musetse nyasi zimene zikufuna kukuonongerani mbiri yabwino ya boma ndi chipani.

  32. kuhn says:

    Mr chakwera,don’t think mudzakhalapo president WA dziko lino forget…lnu ngati munathawa mulungu yemwe amapeleka ndi kudalitsa atadzakupatsenidziko linondani?/zoona leronso kwacha kwacha mmmm.pitani chabeku assembly kwanuko.

  33. Lloyd Mpofu says:

    Chakwera is growing on cheap and stupid politics alongside uladi which will take them nowhere; instead you will loss ground.

  34. Bless Banda says:

    I understand most of commentors r partisans who doesnt wish well their nation.lets focus on realities for APM and his gurus can change for better.if cant open eyes malawi remain poor forever. Where r we after indipendance ?other african nations have something to point at,what about malawi anthu ake ngati inu ongoyan’gana the party,tribe,region

  35. Abiti says:

    Malawians Malawians let’s be above party politics on our reasoning. I can easily tell by comments here thst are driven by political affiliation than love of Malawi.

  36. Madziakaphwa says:

    Wabwino ange yani? Kwacha depliciate problem, appliciate problem mmmmm abale, kutsutsa boma kumeneko? You are missing it pharisee we are watching you

  37. Howard Kachipanda says:

    Ulendo uno zobela kulibe. Choti mubecho sichikhalapo

  38. Nsanje lekani says:

    Kunena zoona, a Chakwera musanene poona mabvuto ndi umphawi wathu. Ku Malawi anthu sanakhalepo ochita bwino kuyambira pa gogo wanu Kamuzu. Kubvutikaku kukulitirira. Musanene popeza mukufuna mutalamula inu.
    Kodi mumaganiza kuti ngati economy yayamba bwino, basi nthawi yomweyo anthu alemere. Nkhaniyi mukanayinena 2019.
    ACHAKWERA NDINU ABUSA, LEKANI SANJE.
    MCP inatikwana pazaka zosezi kulephera kuthesa umphawi.

  39. Nsanje lekani says:

    Kunena zoona, a Chakwera musanene poona mabvuto ndi umphawi wathu. Ku Malawi anthu sanakhalepo ochita bwino kuyambira pa gogo wanu Kamuzu. Kubvutikaku kukulitirira. Musanene popeza mukufuna mutalamula inu.
    Kodi mumaganiza kuti ngati economy yayamba bwino, basi nthawi yomweyo anthu alemere. Nkhaniyi mukanayinena 2019.
    ACHAKWERA NDINU ABUSA, LEKANI SANJE.

    1. peter says:

      What is this pastor saying????so during kamuzu era ppo were seen with money when kwacha & dollar was 1 to 1??how many were managing to buy even a bicycle ??

  40. cash gate says:

    2019 Kudzachanso, Kutada Kwa Zaka Zambiri, Ndithu Kubela Kudzakanika Ndithu,

  41. Maggie Lucius says:

    RUNAWAY REVEREND

  42. Alufeyo says:

    Every top civil servant knows that APM borrowed more than USD200 million from Mota Engil so Chakwera is right. Am a DPP supporter but i want congratulate Chakwera on a brilliant speech. Kodi analemba speech ya APM ndani? Why not give Msaka to write? Its embarrassing listening to a boring useless speech. Boma latha ili.

  43. nsonga ciswe says:

    A chekuceku kukana kuvomerta coonatu APA. Anthu ngati in koma mmanamiza want hu kulephera kunena zooneka.mwagwa nayo

  44. Mccarthy says:

    Who are u to judge Chakwera that he cannot rule this country!! Are u God now? This President Baby seater he has no vision at all!!! Why are u supporting thieves? You’re foolish men.

    1. Lloyd Mpofu says:

      Zoti chakwera akungotsutsa mwa umbuli mbuli simukudziwa?

  45. Fathara says:

    KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ANOTHER MAD MAN KKKKKKKK. AKULU AKULU ANTHUWA PETER WATENGESA SAKUZIWA CHOTI ACHITE. APENGA MISALA KKKKKKKK. IWE UMAFUNA KUTI MALAWI KWACHA IGWE KUTI ZITHU ZIKWELE?? ZOSATHEKA NDIYE MULUNGU WATHU YESU SIWAMOYOTU. SIMUNATI MUPENGA ZENIZENI MUVALA ZIGUDULI CHAKA CHAKE NDICHINO KKKKKKKKKKK.

  46. tombolombo says:

    He is spot on. The problem is that the ruling elite will not take him seriously because he comes from central region

  47. nanjinga says:

    Sometimes its good to oppose then give solution, zomangosusa osaperekA solution its nothing in the modern world. Sikuti mukayamikira ndie kut munyozzeka nthawi zina munthu akachita chabwino kumamuyamikira to encourage him to do more. Ndatha ine mnyamata wa pa five miles

  48. Sapitwa says:

    “I think Chakwera is right” is an answer of not being sure. Who says appreciation of a currency is a measure of the level of poverty? Import cover is very crucial to Malawi economy as we import medical drugs, fuel, fertilizer, agricultural chemicals and without import reserves, obviously an ordinary person’s quality if life will be affected. I therefore score APM 8/10.
    The appreciation of the Kwacha is good for imports of critical products mentioned above.The stronger the Kwacha, the more we buy the Fertilizer and the likes but since we are not in a controlled economy, this will not lower the prices not controlled by the government like fuel. This noise maker does not give us practical alternative solutions so I can not even waste my time listening to someone who does not even seem to know what he is making noise about.

  49. Ambuje Kukaya says:

    Those who are doubting what Chakwera is saying today will face the truth very soon. APM connives with some dirty guys to manipulate the kwacha and you think that’s the best way to manage the economy??? Give us a break plz

  50. powder says:

    mbalame yotembereredwa, unathawa kutumikira mulungu after kuba zambiri za akristu ukuganiza ungakhale president? batokota choncho nkusamvesa kwako za chumako. kachaje angasuse munthu amene akumulipira? ku vokera zopanda pake. mcp ndi ya opposition nothing else. forget about kulamula, mizimu idakukwiirani kale mudapanga zoipa zambiri mudadetsa mbiri yachipani! take it or not, no hope mcp will never rule

  51. Dr White says:

    Chakwera I have been respecting you it appears you are foolish. So you wanted the Kwacha to depreciate further and let people suffer? You can’t rejoice in positive development. Chimene ukufuna ndi choti ife tizivutika iwe utinamize kuti uzasintha zinthu? You see you are contradicting yourself here. RBM has retained the bank rate and you are crying foul.

  52. Charombanthu says:

    Umbuli ndi matendadi zoona. Some of the comments here do not reflect a people who would wish this country well. What the opposition leaders and other economic commentators are pointing out here is constructive and instead of picking out the relevant issues that the president has missed in his statement, which is what Dr Chakwera, Uladi, Kachaje, Kaferapanjira etc are saying, some people are talking about Chakwera being in opposition for ever – OMG!!!. This is what we call blind loyalty people. This is objective criticism aimed at finding ways of uplifting the welfare of the villager who does not even have a chance to look at these comments. Is it not a fact that the rate of interest in Malawi is one of the highest in the region?

  53. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    CHakwera is just a church economist, economizing tilth every sunday. you can not manage national economy. church profession is a calling. Chakwera are you sure yoou were call to lead khosa za a mbuye or you joined pastorhood by the power of devil’s work. For sure if it vwas by calling you could not have run away. Now look you are against God by abusing fellow being s who are images of God.What does a bible teach us? Arent we the images of God.This is the reason why God is not calling you back. He knows that you are just a confused pastor.

  54. Chikopa says:

    A njovuyalema president wanu akamabalalika muzinkokela pambali ndikumamuza chochita president wa chipani akayankhula anthu amati nonse maganizo anu ndiamenewo zopangisa manyazi izi ,zikuoneka kuti za economy sakuziwa chilichonse, bolanso john tembo ngakhale anali big crook koma akamalankhula umaziwa kuti m’mutumo anapangako za economy . Zoona president wa chipani kumalankula ngati area chairman oti sanapite ku school ? Ife amene timayenda ubwino wake tikuona , ndipo ndikamachoka kuno ndikugulirani brand new bible mubwelele ku busa , apazikuonekelatu kuti mwalowa chimbuzi cha kazi

  55. e;m 8;10 says:

    My fellow malawians fuel today is cheaper not because of kwachas appreciation but that the selling price from the companies we buy fiel from was reduced and we are only beneficiries of that effect.no president or information minister should cheat you.Afarmer bought fertilizer when dollar was at 490 and we all know that companies sell the products basing on the import value which is transfered to a buyer in this case a farmer and today that farmer is selling his product when the dollar is at 440 and you say things are ok.which books of ecomics did you read incase i did not have an eye.pliz chakwera has a point and i see him rising come 2019.mmene ma floods anapangila chaka chino nkumadalilabe ulimi wa mvula zooona,dua citizenship itithandiza chani,lets go irrigation and value addition ya nzeru titukuka.

  56. Chalaka Bakha nkhuku singatole says:

    Peharps what Chakwera needs to know is that during seasons such as these the currency always appreciates. He should look at the trends and see if he can come back with the same statement. Let’s not criticise for the sake of it

  57. Benjamin tetiwa says:

    Let them oppose coz its their role to apriciate is a sin to them

  58. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Point of order,Mr Speaker.
    Dr. Chakwera has undressed Malawi president in public.
    We don’t want another cardiac arrest.

    My fear is that, no debate has started yet, these are mere comments on opening speech, what more when debates on repaying loans for crooks start, allocation to buy miaze from outside country yet some Malawians have plenty. Just enrich or cashgate with friends who are in haulage.

    Yet news has it government owes K157b to it own people not as by failure to pay while a private jet will be budgeted.

  59. CHEKUCHEKU says:

    Dr Chakwera Will Remain In Opposition For Ever. U Will Never Be President And Mcp Shall Never Never Rule This Country Again. Kwanu Kunatha A Mcp. Sitidzakuvotelani Bwana Mubwelere Ku U Prophet. Kachaje Was A Tally Centre Supervisor For Mcp In May Polls What Can He Say? U R All Failluresn………

  60. Angoni apa Phata says:

    Thumb up to DR Lazarus Chakwera,,,, 2019 ambuye chonde atithandize,,,,, kuti chisankho chidzayende mwachilungamo mokomela m’Malawi wa kumudzi menu Voti.

  61. Angoni apa Phata says:

    Thumb up to DR Lazarus Chakwera,,,, 2019 ambuye chonde atithandize,,,,, kuti chisankho chidzayende mwachilungamo mokomela m’Malawi was kumudzi.

  62. mwana mulopwana says:

    This is the type of mentality that I cant buy, if the country was doing badly and the kwacha was depreciating and things becoming expensive, you could have said that the country or the president is failing to deliver and that the govt is failing to stabilize the kwacha, just now the kwacha is appreciating and things like fuel are coming down, you still say the govt is manipulating, I think Dr Chakwalera needs to work in the vineyard,
    If you want to understand issues about economy you need to work with real players in the field , they will impact the knowledge, the rest akunamizani chabe, Bravo APM & Saulosi that is what we call working,

    1. Mccarthy says:

      Chakwera is here to defend poor people including you, but you’re busy criticise him, are u not ashame on yourself, So you choose to remain fool & blind.

  63. Mweneku Muzi says:

    Chabwino Kwacha z Depreciating…………

  64. ujeni says:

    Chakwera was just studying you guys jumpung from plane to plane going to America. Now the gloves are off. This Chakwera is real deal

  65. MCP WATCHDOG says:

    MR Chakwera you may be right in some of the argument,but frankly speaking malawians are not there watching you being critic to the president alone but also solutions to the numerous challenges they are facing. what the president is saying is not on individual level but overall average so should to not argue on the bases of pleasing your supporters but folow economics logic

  66. Yankho says:

    Mwamva nokha boma la 2019 likulalkhula. I hope every one knows that in Dr. Chakwera our answers are there. Bwana keep it up. If Kachaje can approve your thinking who is Mwanamveka and his team to dispute your good advise. Ife a Tambala kumangomva kukoma Bwana. I am now more than convinced why the National Executive Committee proposed that your represent us in 2019 so that this leadership style you are demonstrating should benefit all Malawians. Koma Bwana sizamwana koma za munthu mamkulu. Tamabala ameneyo wakuda ambuye kuti Kwacha

  67. Chingolopiya says:

    Chakwera and Kachaje are one. so let these people make noise.

  68. Mbweno says:

    you don’t measure economy using that theory.Thats why we were stagnate during Kamuzu.Wake up ps

  69. zoona says:

    thumbs up bwana president Chakwera. continue pointing out the messes of the government.

  70. Am coming there now to continue my farming.and we need good governours

  71. big chimbly says:

    This chakwela guy can surely be our answer to an improved malawi, but as an opposition leader, he is that good in offering the needed constructive opposition. Keep it up Hon. Chakwela

  72. Wampwesa says:

    Zoona a President Chakwera

  73. Friends of MALAWI says:

    Jodi chili hones kutsutsa? Old fashioned congress way of thinking…..eventually mudzatsutsayour own name

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