MCP hits back at government

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has hit back at government accusing it of trying to divert people’s attention from pressing issues that are affecting the country.

Menyani:  Hits back

Menyani: Hits back

This comes hot on the hills of accusations by the executive arm of government against the legislature of reckless spending tax payers money on the buying of state of the art vehicles for the Leader of Opposition and the Speaker of Parliament and his two deputies.

Government through its spokesman Jappie Mhango accused Parliament of blowing about K300 million on cars without taking into consideration the economic turmoil the country is going through.

Director of Public Relations for MCP, Alekeni Menyani said in an interview with Nyasa Times that the current accusations by the executive arm of government against Parliament are meant to divert people’s attention from pressing issues such as the health care crisis, the unopened Admarc markets due to hiccups in Farm Input Subsidy Program and high inflation on basic commodities.

Menyani said the Information minister is actually pressing panic button through these attacks, adding that government should open up and tell Malawians if it has failed to govern them.

“The tactic is to muzzle opposition legislators during the forthcoming Parliament session so that they can get away with the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly ) travel saga and executive arrogance,” said Menyani.

He said MCP as the main opposition will continue with the mission of pushing forward the development agenda by sustaining democratic tenets and its values to restore the dignity of the Malawian people.

“Malawians are our sole priority and we shall stand by their side besides whatever propaganda being peddled. As a party we also have learnt the hard way on what is expected of us in this time of economic hardships,” said Menyani.

He added that it is important for the opposition to use its energy into fights and counter fights to help Malawi come out of the current economic crisis.

The past few weeks the executive has engaged an extra gear by accusing Parliament of spending tax payers money recklessly with the recent blowing of about K233 million  on Committee meetings that never took place.

However, Parliament had parried away the accusations saying the money that was used to buy the cars was budgeted for in the 2014/15 financial year and was duly authorised by the Office of the President and Cabinet.

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30 thoughts on “MCP hits back at government”

  1. Samuel July says:

    Akudziwana zochita.

  2. brave nyanyaluwa says:

    This is nonsense for the DPP to accuse MCP on the so called Parliament plunder. It is just a hoax in order to deal with the Malawi congress party. If the president approved of the purchase of the vehicle, how come the very same people who approved are accusing the legislature on it. They are just eating their own vomits. This just came after the revelation of the UN trip which the DPP went with 115 people most of them being not part of the UNGA. NGati kuli anthu /chipani chakuba ndi DPP ndipo sichidzasiya. if u don’t agree with me check the revenue collection of MRA and marry them with the monthly fundings of ministries and departments. Mukuba kwambiri opanda kuganizira anthu osaku ndi mavuto amene akukuma nawo kumudzi kuno. Inu akunyumba zaboma musadzabwerenso kwathu kuno kudzatinyengeza mu 2019. mudzadya bodza lanu lomwero.

  3. choonadi says:

    Nonsense! Are president’s travels to UN not budgeted for? So why are you defending yourself that vehicles were budgeted for. This show you MPs and govt have the same spirit of gluttony. Musamangokamba za chitsotso cha mmaso mwa gvt pamene chanu chikuonekela. If you were in gvt it show you would do exactly what this gvt is doing.

  4. Mgwazo says:

    Vimbaza vokha vokha shupiti

  5. Mchikumbe wakumudzi says:

    Where is FISP?Rains have started now in most parts of Malawi.Is the Dpp govt concerned about poor farmers in Malawi?

  6. Omwa Thiyi (tea) Adzamwanso! bola osaswa makapu. “owononga chuma cha dziko ali ku opposition, adzawononganso even ali kolamula” bola osaiwala backing statements after every move.

  7. sd says:

    Those saying Kamuzu developed Malawi given period of 30years simunayende pa zikoli. I thnk all ur life u hav lived in Malawi

  8. drogba says:

    imagine if Malawi’s Crocodile Party wins elections in 2019 and the moron on that picture is a Minister kkkkkk

  9. Ambassador says:

    Since at the beginning of the debate,I have never understood what is the Government aiming for?is this not self contradiction on the government side when it is clear from the fact that it is the executive that had approved the purchase of the vehicles in question?its real absurd of the highest order.

  10. Chithope says:

    Awonjeza olamulawa akangokhuta misonkho yathu akuphwesa mkhuto pa mcp kubisa mamilion aja anakaononga bwampini ku unga zikutiwawa zimene zija asayese akubisala tinaika mark pamene paja udzaona zomwe amalawi timapanga mboni ndi jb

  11. chimus says:

    mukuzuza anthu osalakwa katundu wakwela ndalama zimene mwagula magalimozo ndizochepa chakwela anafunika ndege yake

  12. chimus says:

    apita watsala pati

  13. Ma says:

    Mcp you have no justification here you are heartless Chakwera and Msowoya yiu so dumb. Now you can’t accuse dpp. Integrity is power so now mcp is finished no matter how you try to hide ir refute.

  14. Bertha Chisale says:

    MCP are cry babies that is why they are still in opposition and will end up in opposition. Ngati Chakwera ndi Msowoya akuba ali ku opposition nanji kuwapatsa boma, adzaba bwanji poti akhala moyo wawo wonse kudzuwa? Malawians we should be careful with these MCP people they are still killers and corrupt bastards!

  15. The Only Democrat Left says:

    MCP as the official opposition party should be conducting its politics in a manner which should give hope to us Malawians of better governance and therefore development and poverty alleviation after 2019. But instead Rev Chakwera is behaving as if he was the one people elected as President of Malawi. Sadly instead MCP exposing the corruption in the DPP government and holding the DPP government accountable in Parliament Chakwera is busy with press conferences and rallies. Does Chakwera know how PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY works?. It time for Chakwera to begin to realise that Malawians are sick and tired of politics conducted outside parliament instead of holding the DPP government accountable in Parliament. No wonder octogenarian Peter Mutharika is boasting of winning elections in 2019. If the opposition carries on as it has since 1994, then Mutharika will be President of Malawi for 10 years for sure!

  16. Malawian!!! says:

    MCP you are a shame to this nation Malawi. Are you at war with this Government? Wait for your time please.

  17. CHALO ICHI TCHITEREZI says:

    Kodi iwe jappie dim

  18. Galamukani says:

    Mr. Lekeni Menyani, please tisiyeni ndi umphawi wathu. Tatopa ndi kumatinamizira kuti mukulankhulira ife osauka. Kodi munakati magalimoto odulawa siyani kaye kugula mugulire wanthu chakudya ndi mankhwala sizikadakhala bwino? Mukuganiza kuti anthu sadakakuyamikirani? malipiro anzanu mukuwanenewa anati ayembekeze kaye mpaka zinthu zitakhala bwino, inu mwapangapo chani. Monga mwatigawirako ife osauka or 1tambala pa malipiro anu? please defend zenizeni osati mbwerera ngati izi. Apa mwapala 100%

  19. Galamukani says:

    Can someone tell us where our beloved short haired spokesperson of the mighty party is? we really miss her during this trying time. She would have defended well this issue. If what we are reading then Chakwera is also becoming intolerant as the other camp. He started with Jumbe its now Madam. Dictators start like this. They dont like views different from theirs.

  20. Nebuchadnezzar says:

    Simunati,MCP ikuonetsani mbwadza,muwerengane mulipo angati?

  21. haha MCP needs to do more than dat to win malawians,little critic7..why? malawians are appreciative pple.remember wen Bingu defeated hunger(…pple in the village were dying!!), constructed roads, made ARVs free & improve security… in 2000 S no one would think pple can b withdrawing money on ATM! Tikunyada pano etc malawians gave Bingu 67% victory amidist bloody critics from UDF,MCP,NRP etc.Peter atathana ndi vuto lamagetsi..no blackout 4 yr,.imagin! kutipatsa ma IDs kufa mdziko laeni ayi ndithu azitidziwa tsopano, build roads, universities, bring mo companies… raise our export..amalawi adzamulipira chani? did u say landslide victory. yes if MCP fight DPP on everything.. mukamafinyana things works like seasaw.wen majority MCP wanted to zip Bingu with section 65,His minority survived by ntchito za manja ake.Bingu Up Oppo Down..landslide.tit 4 tat works 4 gov.MCP should allow muthalika to relax,don’t push him. soon or later complancence wil put him off track kkk.then finish him 2019,,advice

  22. Aubrey Zambika says:

    We Malawians we are foolish how can jappie divert attetionfrom serious blunders government is making and we believe is it not said wapakaliyala sangaybe belu ndiye lero a opposition alamulira bwanji ndalama za msonkho boma lili pomwepo bomali ndiye kuti lilibe mwini nkuona chili chonse chikusokonekwra shupiti gafamenti

  23. enoch says:

    Mvp will never rule malawa

  24. Katong'ongo says:

    Why did Malawians only know about the alleged parliamentary extravagance after UNGA issue was unearthed? In short, without the UNGA revelation, there was no parliamentary extravagance. These are kicks from a dying horse !!!!!

  25. baby says:

    Stupid opposition.

  26. ENTEBBE says:

    VIKUTUMBWE

  27. Mbiyazodooka says:

    Please MCP dont answer to every every noise that comes out from the other side. People may not notice the difference between yourselves and them. To be honest though, the expenditure on such vehicles was not a well thought idea by Msowoya and team. It leaves a dent on our credibility as a ruling party in waiting.

  28. Kandapako says:

    Kodi inu a Jappie Mhango, kodi magalimotowo adagula ndi a Chakwela? a Msowoya kapena Boma la Malawi? Ngati Boma limadziwa kuti uku ndi kuononga ndalama bwanji sanakanize kugula? Ngati Boma silimadziwa za kugula magalimotowa ndiye bola Bomalo litule pansi udindo wake.

  29. malawi says:

    Chisoso cha maso mwa nzakoo!!! kkkkkkkk ukamalodza chala nzako dziwa kut ziwili zimakhala zikulodza iwe. Nde musalire ndi choncho basi, simunati, mumaona ngat anzanuwo ndi opusa mumalalata muja. zanu zimenezo. Akutengeseni basi.

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