MCP applauds govt over school fees

Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Saturday refused to get credit for government decision to revert to old secondary school fees instead applauded the government for bowing down to parliament.

MCP'S Kabwila addressing a news conference

MCP’S Kabwila addressing a news conference

Jessie Kabwila, spokesperson for the Malawi Congress Party made rare patting on the back for the government for listening to the opposition in parliament.

“Government should continue listening to the opposition. They should have done this on the issue of Malawi Savings Bank when we advised the government to recapitalise the bank instead of selling it off. They should have listened to us not to take the large entourage to the UN,” said Kabwila.

Felix Jumbe, MCP legislator for Saima central moved the motion in the last sitting of parliament forcing the government to put on hold a secondary school hike.

Kabwila said the opposition will continue to pass laws that will help and benefit ordinary Malawians.

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9 thoughts on “MCP applauds govt over school fees”

  1. Eddy Gomez says:

    Yeah!!!This Is Exactry What I Have Been Waiting For ,ooo!!! Guyz MCP Ndi Deal %

  2. Mtumiki says:

    Hard to applaud anyone who is so retrogressive. We should not expect improved Secondary Education in the country if everyone is too poor to pay for it. While it is true most Malawians would find it very hard to afford the suggested costs; we would have expected, to say the least, some altenative views as to how the costs could still be met so that the standards are not compromised. To maintain the same old fees and expect to make progress in improving standards without any other means of financing, is ‘ a lot of wishful thinking’.

  3. angel says:

    Go on mcp deal with these fools

  4. Sapitwa says:

    Yes but at an expense of horrible education. Look at the production of our University students now days with their broken English and lack of innovation. Most of them are unemployable in any form including self employment.
    This type of education will produce more criminals than we think.

  5. The Truth says:

    Thumbs up, the visionary opposition for bailing out the poor from the ransom of government. Let us hope this is just the beginning as the tertiary sector is waiting for the same,,,

  6. HPB says:

    That is what democracy should be about. That is why there is need for a strong opposition.

    The guiding principle should be serving the nation and not narrow party interest. The party in power should not refuse to listen to the opposition because of arrogance or collective ego of the party. Similarly, the opposition should not be opposing the government initiatives for the sake of opposing. Rather, when all is said and done, the best ideas that serve the country best must be adopted. It takes a great man to say “I am wrong”. We need humility in the conduct of running a Government and representing the people’s interest. Always remember that power is custodial and is exercised in trust for the common good.

  7. kukhala says:

    DEMOCRACY AT ITS BEST

  8. The Analyst says:

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    I for one, want the MCP to make its stand known, on the gay issue, not for them to applaud govt for suspending the fee-hike coz eulogy or no eulogy, nothing will change.
    You are playing hide and seek on the gay-issue and not coming out clearly. Don’t think that because you are neutral, some of us will not know your stand. Coz . . .

    “If you are neutral in a situation of injustice [where some two misguided people can just wake up n suspend laws willy-nilly; or where some are calling for killing of others], you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say you are neutral; the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” – Desmond Tutu
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    Come out of your hiding-cave and make your stand known. You are an alternative, but truth be told, you don’t seem to inspire much, since you keep smiling or frowning in the dark, yet we cant see the smile or the frown, for us to smile or frown back.
    It is in times like these, that the opposition scores or loses political points. But what good is holding a card if you do not know how to play?
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    When an elephant has

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