MCP MPs rebuffs Mutharika’s banquet: ‘Mapwevupwevu govt’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Wednesday rebuffed President Peter Mutharika’s invitation which was extended Members of Parliament to the State House banquet, citing economic challenges which the country is going through as reason to go make merry.

MCP lawmakers addressing a news conference

MCP lawmakers addressing a news conference

Addressing a news conference at the party headquarters in Lilongwe, MCP publicity secretary Dr Jessie Kabwira said the MCP MPs will not be feasting with the ruling party and President Mutharika when majority of Malawians – half of whom live below the poverty line – are starving.

She also said the palace party will not be in the spirit of austerity measures.

“Even ambulances are not operating so how can we be dinning and winning at State House, this is setting priorities upside down,”  said Kabwila.

Member of Parliamen t for Lilongwe South Peter Dimba , who is also a member of the Parliamentary finance Committee, accused government of lying to Malawians on delay in funding the civil servants salaries.

Dimba said it could have made sense if government could just have revealed that “it is broke.”

Chairperson of Parliamentary  health committee Juliana Lunguzi argued that government is not serious in running affairs of government.

“How can government spend K300 million for independence celebrations why could they just use that money in paying civil servants, pay civil servants now, postpone the dinner, don’t build banquet halls, these are people who like parties in times of grief. MCP is asking for sanity to prevail,” said Kabwila.

MP for Kasungu Central Nkhata accused the DPP government of  failing to run government.

“I will give you the example, if we go into details of the expenditure of just ended financial year, government had overspent with billions of money and yet most assemblies have not been funded, these people are dreaming in black and white and not in colour as as they have been speaking,” said Nkhata.

Kusamba Dzonzi of Dowa West took another swipe to the DPP led Government saying it is immoral for the government to hold State House banquet.

“This government is not sensitive on these issues,” he said.

Rumphi East MP, Kamlepo Kalua accused government in parliament of being too obsessed with banquents, labelling the Peter Mutharika administration as a ‘government of Mapwevupwevu [parties]’.

He asked government to prioritise in paying civil servants and not dinners.

“How do you expect civil servants to survive without money? It is unacceptable,” Kamlepo told Nyasa Times later in an interview.

“Money should be put in good use to pay civil servants not spending in mapwevupwevu (banquents at State House),” he added.

Malawi national assembly budget seating is scheduled to rise on July 4, 2015 amid unresolved issues on Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) sale, the MK92 billion scam reports and the PwC MK577 billion analysis reports.

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133 thoughts on “MCP MPs rebuffs Mutharika’s banquet: ‘Mapwevupwevu govt’”

  1. kagunde pamwamba says:

    Maliro akatuluka mnyumba, samabwerelanso. DPP inafa kale koma nomweno ma Civil Servants inuyo. These problems are of ur own making.

  2. chamz says:

    its sad that our leaders don’t know what to priotise. this is all due to greed and selfishness. I sympathise with civil servants, but you are just seated phwiii waiting for Mtambo, Mayaya and Kapito to fight for you. Wake up, the ball is in your court!

  3. Banzo says:

    I am commenting this today this year 2019. God is not a man to play with. Inu a MCP Mukuzitumbwa pano kudzera mu Nyasatime. Tsiku lizabwera mudzalowatso mu boma lizakulakani ili. Anthu amene akukuyamikilani pano ndi amene azizakunyozanisnoni. A Malawi azerezeka ndi umphawi sakudziwa chimene akufuna. Believe me or not. Mwagundika ndikunyoza apa ngati zenizeni.

  4. Kkkkkkkkkk fund raising ya mowa ndi nsima done by ahead of state no no peter thus apit.Mr peter go a round the global like jb.I credit her within two years she did something’s,you 2yrs nothing wamuna kumangopanga kitchen topup

  5. KHUERE says:

    Kamulepo MAPWEVUPWEVU NDIYE KUTI CHIYANI ,KOMADI BOMA ILI NDIYE NDILAUSILU

  6. Bertha Chisale says:

    MCP a bunch of sorry losers, still licking your loss up to today, would you grow up? Come on!

  7. Says the truth to shame Devil says:

    NA BOMA ILI, NTCHITO YILIPO. CHIUTA TOVWILANI. NDISE WANTHU WAKUTONDEKA. TIKUTONDEKA KUPULIKIRA WANYITHU PALA WAKUTISOKA. MIZIMU YIHENI NDIYO YAKULA. TAWIKA KUJITEMWA PA NTHAZI NA KULUWA WANYITHU. FUMU LONGOZGANI CHARO CHITHU. PALA AWO WALIPO PA MIPANDO WAKUTONDEKA, IMWE, FUMU MUNGAMANYA WAO WANGATOVWIRA. THANK YOU LORD, FOR ANSWERING THIS PRAYER. AMEN.

  8. Kapolo Sakwiya says:

    Palibe chaphindu chilichonse chomwe mcp inganene. Ikhala ku oppozishoni konko mpaka 2050 kkkkkk chipani chankhalamba ndi anthu aphuma ndi kufuna kulamula kkkkkkk mpofunika tichiunike bwino chipani chimenechi, chisinthe dzina. mbava za anthu. chipani chapakati kkkkk. ati amedza sidik mia kuti akhazikitse mcp kumwera shiiii longa mbuya.. step 1 Sidik sponsoring Peter Simbi to take over leadership of mcp in the whole southern region. Step 2. Sidik Mia vying for running mate of MCP in 2019 . Step 3 Chakwera planned for removal during MCP Convention. Step 4 Msonthi takes over leadership.

  9. SADRIDO says:

    Failed government. Pay us our salary, Mr. Peter Muntharika with the K92B which you, your family and those of Muralkho Wa Lomwe people stole from us, poor Malawians.

  10. zeni_zeni says:

    Even myself I can support what DPP is doing!

  11. malume says:

    Inu a mcp ino sinthawi yomanyo anzanu njira yomwe mukuchitira ndaleyi ndi yachikale ,mudikire 2019, asiyeni anzanu ayendese Bomali.

  12. MABVUTO says:

    MAPWEVUPWEVU GOVERNMENT OF PITALA

  13. Samuel Lwara. says:

    Congrats!

  14. M.C.P YOUR HAVE SHOWN THAT YOU ARE BAD LOSERS WHERE IS RECONCILATION HERE/ KOMA ABUSA A CHAKWERA MWAVOMERLZA ZIMNEZI / SHAME ON YOU MAYI KABWILA, NGATI A MALALATA CHONCHI ALI KU OPPOSITION, WHAT MORE NGATI ATATI ALIMBOMA, ZOVUTA SHAME ON YOU

  15. Mutofa says:

    MCP inapha wanthu ife kulibeko; DPP inapha achina Robert Chasowa komanso kuba chuma cha dziko ife tikuwona! Enawo sizinatipweteke koma acha-bale wanga awa asaa atotakata!

  16. Bright says:

    No coment

  17. Dododo says:

    Poor MCP, nkhanza party…..

  18. mphatso says:

    MCP is a party deep in BITTERNESS.Remember that we havent forgotten Nkhanza za MCP and you havent asked for forgiveness.

  19. Equal Rights says:

    Event was budgeted and all MP’s approved the budget. I don’t see anything long with a well planned get together. As for mavuto, Jesus already said that we’ll have the poor amongst us always.

  20. CHIPAPWICHE says:

    Ithink Malawians will make noise mpaka kalekale, Palibe boma limene silifuna kunjoya and theres no govt which doesn’t hold state parties and when was Malawi rich . we have been poor all through yet each govt holds such functions when in power and even mcp ikazolowa mmboma izapanganso coz imapanga nthawi yakamuzu. He could invite mbumba fromm all over the country and dine with him at sanjika and later ferry them to their respective homes. were we rich that time? Tiyeni tizikhala responsible when criticizing things. Mwina enawa amaopa kuti akaledzera akayamba kunyulako coz timawaziwa ndi zidakwa nde mmalo monena kuti nduopa kuti nkakaledzera zaulelezi ndikayamba kulongolola angoti boma laononga ndalama. anyway that’s what Malawi is all about

  21. Lutundu Wa Lutundu says:

    Does MCP know how a govt in multiparty system work? They always say something bad of any govt in power. Tiyamba kulemba all khanza MCP did to anthu akumwera and North. Please give us a break

  22. Nywaa says:

    MCP team, think about the parties which you hold in your houses. Think about tasty foods in your houses. Why don’t you stop having them now in your houses for our sake, we poor people. It is a one of thing. Stop dramatizing the situation. Do things together with the govt and wait for 2019. We are voters and your negative attitudes towards the govt all the time downgrade your abilities to govern us one day. Serious!

  23. DUMISANI CHIMPHANJE says:

    Mr Chatsika, just write in chichewa because it appears your English has a lot of problems. No wonder you can not understand what MCP top leadership is saying .

  24. In my experience and studying malawi politics .I found that politician who talk to much they want money from the presedent when the comes in de pocket they stop talking so why should we listen to them

  25. leoplant says:

    chindele China change chikut Tumbuka 1,am sorry wit u dude,zoba to call for cardiac arrest of our blovd president…remember muyeso u.ene umuyesa nawe mzako nawenso uzayeseswa mofanana…so I tel u guy dat for w so sinned &fall shot in the kingdom of God, w ll all die..don’t insult …whatever the situation in our country tilibe chochita than kungovomeresa kut zativuta …
    Malawi let’s b patriotic & work hard in farms…than jst waitin & dreaming for 30 days later #salary#…
    me ma self & can do understan kut britain yawina …ll w ll sail mpaka pa doko

  26. kwalewera Zinyemba says:

    Malawians need to be patriotic. The tendency of defending ruling parties because we voted for that party is un fortunate. That tends to encourage corruption. Let us be sober and criticise our loved leaders when they goof. Any mistakes will hurt every one including the loyalist who backs any decisions,even wrong ones. I love my country and i believe you do too.

  27. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    Mcp is carelesa stupid thoughless and senseless yhe MIF was a very good national event thry would ve attended mugonero thing mcp you getting it wrong dont be primitive can you the country with your lavk of direction like that stupid and senseless psrty with poor thinking and archaic leader

  28. Guys which is which those who belong to DPP are busy backing banguets and busy accusing MCP MPs and opposition busy accusing DPP for Banguets over Banguets on expense of the poor. Believe me Malawi will not go any where with this kind of thinking. DPP is playing seek and hiding MSB has been sold why? Most billion missing went through this Bank and guy on centre was Mwanaveka.

  29. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    Abale inu, APM is a man of protocol. If he didn’t invite MCP, they would have branded him “mulhakhoist number one”. MCP is being noticed and putting itself on the political map for the wrong reasons: and people remember the reasons, especially, come time for the next election. MCP cementing the idea that it is a party of intolerance, to be sure; and Ms. Kabwila-Kapasula’s approach of confrontation is not helpful either.
    APM is running out of olive branches. But he’s still a gentleman, as always.
    Meanwhile MCP continue to shed tears over last year’s election loss. You’d think by now, they would start respecting APM for running a convincing campaign. But no. The river of tears continues; and it will flow even past the 2019 election, when MCP are destined to lose. Again!
    Whether APM leads DPP, or somebody else it doesn’t matter.
    Poor MCP; most Malawians thank you for continuing to dig your own grave!

  30. Gonapo says:

    Mr president wake up plz. Malawians are in shackles, twisted up having no hope of relief ‘nd yet u are seated enjoying. Malawian souls are groaning under ur feet. Hell is upon u mr president. When dogs bek, know that something is right in the quators. Learn from the past.

  31. mlowoka mlowoka says:

    driver of malawi government is not fit.

  32. Namisako. says:

    MCP MUMAFUNA KUYENDETSA BOMA,kkkkkklkk,NDALAMA ZIDZATHERA KULIPIRA MILANDU IYI IMENE ANTHU ADZAKUSUMIRENI: KUPHA, KUMANGA ANTHU NYAKULA, NDALAMA ZA MAKHADI, KUGWILIRA AZIMAYI MMISONKHANO,KULANDA KATUNDU WA ANTHU, eeee inu! kkkkk

  33. Namisako. says:

    Useless MCP,WHEN DID WE EVER GO ABOVE POVERTY LINE? YOU SET THE PRECEDENT IN YOUR 31 YEARS OF RULE TO HOLD REPUBLIC CELEBRATIONS YEARLY.DO NOT TRY TO LOOK INTELLIGENT NOW.EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT YOU HAVE TURNED DOWN THE INVITATION OUT OF SHEER HATRED.YOU BURGRRS ARR THE SAME,FORSAKE!JUST GO AND PARTAKE OF THE CAKE YOU HYENAS IN SHEEP’S CLOTHES.

  34. Tilibemau says:

    stupid DPP stupid IBU supid BUBUBU.Agalu onse osapota chipani chakuba.Foolish thats why dziko silingatukuke chifukwa cha anthu osapota mbuzi za DPP mapwevupwevu.Kumvetsa chisoni.kumakapanga phwando za ziiii when your relatives have nothing to eat at home.Zitsilu.How you suport this.

  35. wakale says:

    pay yalowa guys.mawa ndiwongoke wa pa standard bank.zonse kuzimwera ndiyambeso kugwira ntchito bwino.that’s the soldiering in me!!!!!!

  36. shonai says:

    A presdent gwirani nchito mbuli izi sangakumvetseni.Ask how much by one MP at parliament spent.If you are sypathetic you would refuse.You think cival servants at Capital hill are playing and you are working.You are insulting them.You are exposing your Ignorance.You mean you dont know why salaries have delayed.Malawians no the truth.How much have you spent for your useless press comference.Shame

  37. If you’re serious about the economic situation in Malawi the best way to show that opposition MPs is to bring a motion to parliament to cut your salaries & allowances don’t fool us you’re all afteroney only that you don’t have Ntaji woberawo. You all come into politics in order to become rich. Show me one person who joined politics to serve people????!

  38. Msundu wa Gwalawala says:

    Why can’t God bring back April 5.

  39. Peter uyuu Nyapamphii….is a big joke. . kutsogolera kwamukanika.

  40. BigMan says:

    A useless inept party of murder, tinpot dictatorship, darkness and genocide, barking, barking barking and barking some more…..for nothing. What is so extravagant about eating a meal at state house? Arent you eating at your houses?

  41. mdk says:

    Akuzioba kumene ndizovuta kuti adzimvetse koma don’t worry muzolowela.cheap political gimmick kkķkkkkkkkkk

  42. Sangomaa says:

    zikuwawa buanj? inunso simukuvutika ..simukuisawukila nyama..ife timapanga zathu palibe akutameni mwamva?? nyanyalani

  43. mtumbuka 1 says:

    Sunderster,whatever that means, you seem to be having short memory, have you forgotten your foolish president boycotting an invite to a round table by joice Banda to discuss the stand off that was there between Malawi and Tanzania over lake Malawi? Now you come here calling a party at the state house something of national importance?? It’s either you have a watermelon brains or you have a bad obsession with mutharika. You can’t justify partying week in week out when civil service is in a sorry state (no pay up to now) as if it’s not enough to dance and drink taxpayers money, your useless president has the audacity to put aside 300million kwacha to waste on the 6 of this month. This president needs deliverance or heavens must just crack a whip and free us ( the bingu cardiac arrest style)

  44. Mmalawi Olira says:

    Akabwila Akunena Zoona Umphawi Wakula, 2019 ndi MCP tonse tizalemela.Phwando Lizakhala La Amphawife

  45. ken says:

    A police ndi asilikali yambani kuba, doctors and nurses sowetsani mankhwala, aphunzitsi kakamizani mwana wina aliyense kuti abweretse 50kg chimanga ena abweretse mbuzi or nkhumba etc. Ena azinjoya ena azilira? Fotseki

  46. Amalawi says:

    Sanderstar, National event when the Ambulances cannot operate because of lack of fuel. National event when the Country is facing a mountain of issues. National event when pole are struggling to put food on the table. You ll be dining and wining and at the same time someone fighting for life. Someone cannot sleep because of hunger. Someone pleading with the Landlord because the govt prioritised banqueting. Malawi at 51 still do not have clean water for all. Malawi at 51 Roads are pathetic and claiming lives and that’s not a priority but dining and wining. How can people stop abusing govt resources when the Leaders choose to treat the civil service like this. This is not on and this is not right.

  47. choka phiri says:

    I agree with MCP. You can not part when you children are hungry. 51 years of what? What are u cerebrating? Failure to develope Malawi? Even in colonial time civil servants were paid. To day.they are not paid but parting. Since Peter took over they have been parties which people pay 150 000 these people are forced to pay. They have no choice. Do you know where the money go? You are ruled by same goverment whi took 92 billion. Now they can not get money to steal they have to find a way. 92 plus the money JB also took could Malawi not come up long. Go to Zambia, Tz, Mozanbique see how they have developed. I was in Zambia Lusaka. I was shocjed how the country is doing. Shame to be Malawian. Dont hate MCP. they are opposition. That is their work otherwise they are not opposition. Learn politics.

  48. maritchara says:

    We in the northern region have nothing to do with MCP, murderers. MCP you have no vote here in the northern region.

  49. fredpa says:

    if you say salaries and banquets are not linked what do you mean?.Alhomwd mumangowombela mmanja zilizonse,chimtundu choipa inu.How many of you are civil servants?Inetu zopusa ndimadana nazo,MCP is talking the trueth.Havent you heard that some hospitals have stoped refferals to central hospitals due to lack of funds?.and you are here acusing MCP,mademons chani?.Umafuna nawonso akhale zitsilu ngati abale akowo..Dont tell us about the old MCP,we are in our time,different time,different MCP.MCP will take this goverment.

  50. nkrumah says:

    But government priorities are on eating rather than servinserving people. This is a sign of a failed government.

  51. Bornface c Mwale says:

    Mphando lachiyani?Inu a president tipatseni ndalamazo tikagulire mafuta ambulance Ku Mpoto ndi Ena tikathira m’ma generators m’ma hospitals.

  52. Matata K says:

    MCP inatopa ndi maphwando….koma A Malawi kukonda kuiwala bwanji…I recall those days priority was the celebrations kungoti zinasizimaonekera who could say fweee angainst Ngwazi…inu a Kabwila mwaiwala kale ….ine sindingomera MCP you guyz mutatizunza. Ndikanganiza ma khadi a umembala you guyz you owe us millions

  53. MLOMWE WA LL says:

    the position of opposition parties in Malawi is critically ill timed to any developmental strategies. Democracyin Malawi has resulted only in political competition thats why Kabwira is hungry for power.tTherefore lying to us. The perfomance of MCP indicates that we should question whether it is really ready for the hieghst office. Adyera awa akubisalira kuseri kwa MCP.

  54. Mulohmwe wa kwa Mendulo says:

    Zopusa za Zakuphwandozo mumuuze Elson ndi mwana wache Atupere Muluzi ndi amene angavomere zopusa zanuzo zopita kumakasangalala ma civil Servants akuvutika mpaka lero sitinalandire!!!!!!!! Agalu opanda nzeru inu zisiru za DPP

  55. Mulohmwe wa kwa Mendulo says:

    National event yake iti?????? Iwenso ndi opanda nzeru etiiii ukuona ngati Amalawi ndi opepera eti go to Hell with ur nonsense remarks, pita iweyo Ku banquet ko!!!!!! Ukuona ngati zibwana zikuchitikazi Amalawi zikuwasangalasa??????

  56. MAKOLO says:

    DPP YACHANI CHAK WELA NDEMUTHU

  57. Mulohmwe wa kwa Mendulo says:

    Wise pepo of MCP siziazi kumangothamangira zili zonse ndi za ziiiiiii zomwe, Ku Phwando ife ma Cival Servant tikuzunzika!!!!!!!!!zoti mwezi uno tipochera ndikukaika, pitani ku State House ko muzikaphwisa ndi kukhuta tizakumana 2019!!!!! bola moyo

  58. Achikulire says:

    Phwando pangani limodzi aaah! Guys ku state house mumwelele pa 6 July mumwelelenso? Tamakulani !!!!!!!!

  59. The Most Concerned says:

    DPP Woyeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

  60. The Most Concerned says:

    Mudzakhalamukulira choncho mpaka Yesu adzabwera.Ovotera Ovotera DPP tilipobe.

  61. Novirikana says:

    I hope MCP and Jssie in particular will initiate their pay-cuts coz their cousins in villages are poor. Even taking Jssie to bed, she won’t perform coz her aunt is hungry. KKKKKKKK

  62. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    Mwachita bwino kukana. DPP wants to kill you by food poisoning. Don’t forget they they are sons and daughters of Lucifar. DPP… a headless chicken party indeed!!!

  63. sunderstar says:

    This is a National Event, why politicking on stupid things. If you dont want just sit in your homes and dont bother anybody. MCP used to force people to contribute towards this and this Government budgeted for this, the issue of delay of salaries has got nothing to do with this and the Finance Minister already clarified the issue so whats the hell. Lets stop fighting one another on useless things, instead of joining hands as Malawians to asses our successes and failures in 51years we are busy boycotting events of National importance and pretend that you have the welfare of people at heart. People know who are genuine and not and what MCP is doing is destructive and they want to cheat Malawians as if they are good people and thats where Malawian politics is bad because opposition Parties like MCP are there to fight the Govt not helping

  64. Malawiboy says:

    This banquet is stupidity at it’s zenith. One bum on one seat could help pay for one civil servant, the next bum on the next seat could help pay for a critically ill person’s drugs in hospital, or even an ambulance just to get them to hospital, and so on, and so on.
    Please, wake up Peter.
    You are shooting yourself and your fellow Malawians in both feet.
    And as for the Independence celebrations, you have got to be kidding, right?

  65. chefourpence says:

    if MCP is serious, Chakwera would have refused the obscene pay increase he got last year. This is hypocrisy. Cheap political gimmick.

  66. LWD says:

    Desperate to score cheap political mileage. I don’t buy it.
    Like I said before, desperate thieves in the waiting. I am not impressed.
    Speaks volumes about your own hopelessness!

    You are all disappointing!

  67. Malawi says:

    Is there any person in DPP with sense of humour who can stand up to the President and argue this case for the oppressed Malawians? This cannot be justified, it is wrong? How can you go merry and wine and yet there is a father,a mother who is having sleepless nights because the kids are sleeping without eating. How can you go wine and dine and yet someone’s child is back from school coz of lack of school fees. How can you wine and dine when someone in a hospital is dying because there are no drugs to save the life. How do you sleep in your beds knowingly that you are oppressing the very poor people you followed in their villages promising better life yet dumping them after getting their votes.
    Dinning and wining and defending the inhumane act . Can someone sensible please, stand with the oppressed and say enough is enough this is not right. Do you know God appoints people for a reason. Someone knows that they are a mouth piece of the poor and yet they are choosing to follow the wrong way. Do you know that God in his power can use anything even a stone to speak for His people? WISDOM IS THE PRINCIPLE THING.

  68. Karonga Boy says:

    Zoti Kuli Boma Ndinayiwalako Kale,ndimapanga Zanga Basi.Musova!You Voted For It,dance The Music Men!

  69. Nyamithuthu Flood Victim says:

    Kodi munthu akakhala masikini samapita ku phwando ? Samasekelera ? Samafuna kudya zabwino ? Nyimbo ikakoma asavine ? Zoona ? Samalota atalemera ? Sangapange plan ya future yake in case he picks up along the way. So government should not build state banquet halls ? Nanga inu mukadzakhala president simudzafuna ma banquet halls kodi ? mudzamanga anu nthawi yomweyo ? Aaaaaasaaa h !

  70. JOSEPH ADISON says:

    Anthu awa ndikhalidwe lawo sichifukwa chinanso ayi udindo ochita mogula kwa makisoni mbendela m’mphawi wa ku nchinji ogulitsa dziko la mw

  71. ras says:

    You see these parties can’t give us anything mcp failed for 31yrs, udf failed for 10yrs, dpp failed for 8yrs and pp did the same for 2yrs,…. If you analyze opposition points you will realize that they motor is just to get government nothing else will come from them believe me these parties are all failures,..let us lends our country to white people starting from sp up to the position of present

  72. dambwe says:

    Stupid MCP. stupid Chakwera. Chipongwe chonsecho a Chewa mungadye mungadye ndi ife a DPP. Ndiye mumulawa tameki.

  73. ndadabwa says:

    MCP, hear this Peter does not like parties but he wants to give contract to his friends/relations to provide services for the celebrations on inflated prices so that they can benefit from stealing. bravo MCP. a mature party run by mature people with human hearts. may God bless you. mbala imeneyi tatopa nayo. yalowa chilope tsopano koma siifika 2019 ifa ndithu

  74. jimbo says:

    Addressed to No 5: Why celebrate Independence? What has Independence done for Malawi? Has there been 51 years of progress for the country? Was Malawi the poorest country in the world in 1964? The writer of No 5 Comment was probably not around at that time. The country has gone backward since Independence. Now it has a government that can’t afford to pay its civil servants but manages to find the money to fund banquets. Celebrations and banquets are for occasions that have meaning and mark progress and benefit. The only people to have really benefited from Independence are the Presidents and governments that have replaced the British administration. The British were accused of milking Malawi of its wealth. After Independence nothing changed; in fact things have got worse over the years. Ensuing governments have certainly milked the country of its wealth for their own personal benefit. What price Independence now?

  75. Za ziiii banquate yadya ndalama zingati kuti mutibowole nazo mmimba,MCP chinali chipani changa cha kale koma pano mmmmh ndinasiya mumangosutsa ndi munthu wokanyera yemwe

  76. Thomas says:

    Zz Junior u know nothing about y we still use Kamuzu let me ask one thing y u still use ur father’s surname

  77. Rodgers Banda says:

    Is it celebrating Independence amidst starving death sentence of slaves called civil servants? They gave you votes and srurve them in return. Funny voters!!!

  78. CHOKO says:

    MCP ikulamula boma outside capital hill as of now on. Look no one at state house can see that Vimapwevupwevu vanuvo mvolakwika. Come on, move out of state house you mapwevupwevu. Kamuzu did not construct the palace for mapwevupwevu but to stay in there and dream plan for poor Malawians outside that state house. Matchona inu nonse kuyendetsa boma kwakulephalanitu.

  79. Lake Malawi says:

    This government has lost direction. MCP you are very right by not siding with these confused fellows.

  80. half trillion says:

    zitsilu ndi ma MP nomwenu. mumangodutsitsa ma budget yet mumaona how our money gets eaten. just shut up now. mwatikwana

  81. akukonde akukonde nkhoma says:

    MCP, be realistic and reasonable in your accusations. if we elect you into government will you not you go merry making??? Do not allow anger and envy to cloud your reasoning.

  82. Moni says:

    Koma mufika 2019 musanafe ndi mtima anthu inu? Kulira ziri zonse kuti tidziti ndi inu oganizira anthu, chonsecho ladzadza ndi litima. Kukonza bwino kwa makina amalipiro mcholinga choti mtsogolomu zikhale bwino, zomwe zachititsa malipiro kuchedwa mwati mupezerepo ponyozera anzanu. Mpake mukuthera kotsutsa chifukwa cha litima ngati limeneri. Munaleka kusangalalira ufulu wathu tsopano, kwa inu ulibe ntchito? Munthawi yanu sibwenzi titazunzika kusonkha kuti mudyelere mokwanira, zabomazo mkupindira mthumba? Kungodziwa kuyipitsa ena ngati kuti inu ndiye angelo, asatana achabe-chabe.

  83. Chilipo says:

    Chiboma choyipa ichi, umbava basi, vuto lolamulidwa ndi anthu oyipa mtima

  84. CHAKWERA NDI TOMBOLOMBO says:

    A Mcp Ndinu Dzitsiludi Eti? Or Zitzvuta Chotani Simudzawinadi! Taonani Dzinsalu Mwaikazo Za Ngwazi Lero? Mudakanyanyalabe? Mukupusitsana Kwambiri! Kodi A Kabwila Adakali Pa Banja? Mwamuna Wao Ali Pa Motoooooo! A Kabwila Mumadya Chamba Kapena? Anthu Osakhululuka Amtundu Wanji? Mkwiyo Wa Mavoti Mpakana Lero? Nde Simunatitu Mukwiya.

  85. Alufeyo says:

    Hahaha DPP is a useless party. How on earth could they decide to accommodate 800 ordinary members and 195 NGC members in Hotels during our independence celebrations? What a waste of money. Why hold the celebrations in BT when 95% of the people to be accommodated in hotels come from LL?

  86. Mlakho says:

    Mr Ibu can not run the gvt perfectly. Opanada manu mkamwa.

  87. Kavuluvulu says:

    Kamulepo and Jessie are talking sense.

  88. Kandapako says:

    Kodi nanunso a Jesse Kabwila mwayamba kunyamula ma litaka a nsalu pa phewa? kikikiki. On a different note though, budget yochita approve dzanadzana lomweli mwayamba kale ma phwando? Nthawi zina tamaganizani bwino inu a DPP.

  89. nkhambako says:

    bambo wànżeru zake zonse sapita komwà mowa asanalongosore pa Khomo dpp yukàmwa ma wine
    antchito m’bomà asanalandire

  90. Namaloko says:

    Mbuzi za MCP. Mukuona ngati ndi nkhani zopangira kampeni ya 2019. Chifukwa chani Chakwera Gologolo wakumkulu
    ali ndi mamiliyoni a ndalama amene anaba ku Assemblies of God pamene akhristu ambiri amavutika ndipo akuvutikabe. MCP!! Mcp!! Kongoresi will never rule Malawi again. Why? No one has ever come out open and apologise on behalf of the party for the atrocities and misery you brought for 32 years. Keep on barking, shuning baquets, press conferences, organising demos, don’t forget gologolo animals. This is what you are known for in this decade in addition to blood in your hands. Kodi nyau zimadya mphwando??????? Mwachita bwino, mphwando anakonzera anthu!!!!!!

  91. Tapona Beza says:

    AM not writing as a party follower but a concerned Malawian, How do you expect Malawians or rather civil servants to understand you on delayed salaries and you hold mapwevupwevu -parties. As a parent how do you feel your child is suffering and you are busy enjoying meals and whiskey in your merry moments. People that love their country will speak against the evil but those that are party zealots are seeing this press conference as nothing. Our anger is boiling right now and one day DPP and your leaders you will cry titakupakilitsani

  92. poooooo says:

    Kabwira and your MCP, tamaganizani ngati anthu pliz pliz. eeeeee koma inu eeee. Ndinu ma Doctor inu?? kkkk. Tamaonani ma issue opangira Press Briefing aKabwira pliz. Mwangomva mphekesera so mukuthamanga ndi Press Briefing. What if ztakhala zaboza simuzapepera?? musamapange Press Briefing on hearsay issues. U want to buy Public Sympathy?? kkkkkkk eeeeee koma nde kuyalukatu. Is Indipendence cerebration not necessary?? tell me iwe Kabwira ndi gulu lako lopanda nzerunu!tell me. Anthu opusa kwambiri inu. opposing everything et?? noncence pary MCP. You all have no reasioning ability.
    Ngat mukudana ndi chipani cha DPP, munayenera kuziwa kut Lilongwe yatukukanso chifukwa cha DPP government yomweyo. inu opusanu simungamaganize zimenezi?? mundiyankhulis kuipa anthu opusanu, chokaniu.

  93. kamfana says:

    ZZ Junior no.3,may b u r IGNORANT OF WHAT KAMUZU DID IN MALAWI.That one was the Father & Founder of our Nation Malawi.All parties MUST GIVE RESPECT TO HIS DUTIES BECOZ WE STILL SEE & USE THEM.BEING TATE WA FUKO, THAT IS WHY MCP IS MAINTAINING HIS PORTRAIT ON THE GROUND & EVERYONE WHO KNOWS THE DEVELOPMENT KAMUZU BANDA MADE CAN TOTALLY AGREE WITH THEM{MCP}.YES,MAN HAS GOT MERITS & DEMERITS.BUT WE MUST APPRECIATE WHAT IS GOOD ALSO.NEARLY ALL OR THREE QUARTERS OF MALAWI’S DEVELOPMENT WAS DONE BY KAMUZU .

  94. koma kumeneko says:

    I am also feeling sorry for civil servants but not primary school teachers, judiciary employees, mec employees no these can starve as they played a role to award muntharika family another Christmas of tax payers money while muluzi family is waiting for its second turn it will be the same pple rigging elections for muluzi Atu come 2019. Anthu osava awa look it is the party you denied to go into govt speaking for you . Mbuzi zophunzira inu.

  95. Nkhedu says:

    kkkkk koma!!! I have also heard that this PWEVUPWEVU gvt has sold our pwevupwevu bank. infact i have instructed my pwevupwevu girlfriend to close her pwevupwevu account wth this bank.

  96. Nkhedu says:

    kkkkk koma!!! I have also heard that this PWEVUPWEVU gvt has sold our pwevupwevu bank.

  97. Wadya Kake alibe mbiri says:

    Koma this mapwevupwevu govt.. kkkkkk give us our salaries or else…

  98. Koma ya says:

    Ndiye ndinu ovutatu. If the president had not invited you, you would also complain. Lekani za ndalezo. Go and attend this Independence cerebration. Malawi has never been a developed country since its birth but we still cherish these cerebrations. Kapena mukufuna tizingolira chifukwa ndife osauka?

  99. ulanda says:

    @phiri Number Five Please read between the line. This Mapwevupwevu is not for Independence cerebrations Muzimvetsa nkhani osamagokomenta muli mbuli mwamva

  100. markc says:

    iweyo #3 bwanji umasunga chithunzi cha bambo kapena agogo ako oti adafa kalekale?

  101. mulopwana says:

    HOW CAN YOU CEREBRATE INDEPENDENCE WHEN MOST PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY BCOZ THEY ARE NOT INDEPENDENT YET.

  102. Newton says:

    This is Independence cerebration. MCP organized these cerebrations for the solid 31 years when all of us were sleeping in shrines. That time it was very rare to see nyumba ya malate. Joyisi banda and Bingu also had them for solid 10 years. And what is wrong today?

  103. Guma says:

    kamlepo ndi mcp akunena zoona

  104. Apolitical commentator says:

    Independence cerebrations have been there for the past 51 years and Malawi was still poor even more poor than we are today. Should we not have these Independence cerebrations just because it’s not MCP running the show? Stop that barbaric jealousy.

  105. Denguzman says:

    MCP, avoid making noise too much coz ukamalimbana ndi chitsilu pipo wl not notice the difference. Ndani sadziwa kuti matchonawa ndiwonjoya so let us wait and see.

  106. Denguzman says:

    MCP, avoid making noise too much coz ukamalimbana ndi chitsulu pipo wl not notice the difference. Ndani sadziwa kuti matchonawa ndiwonjoya so let us wait and see.

  107. william says:

    Maganizo abwino amenewo mai kabwila aleseni anyanya, mupangabwanji part pamene neighber wanu akulila malilo mukhonde mwanu? Mupanga bwanji part pamene dziko lilitho’ ndi mabvuto? Dpp muthe kaye three years ndi pamene muzizapanganu maparty anuwo.

  108. Gulugufe says:

    Of course I agree that this is not a good time to be partying but on the hand atumbuka kupepela bwanji, simungapeze mawu oti adzipanga make sense? Osati izi ati “Mapwevupwezu!” “Vimwekumweku!”

    Kamlepo! Ngati mapwevupwevu kuli kutukwana nawenso amako!
    Mwenefumbo! Mkazako amaphwisa vimwekumweku zonunkha kwambiri!

    Kikiki! Ukamtukwana mtumbuka umafila relief ngati wanya mchimba woti umakana kutuluka chifukwa choti unauma kwambiri hahahaha!

    Ndatha ine wanu hule wonyansa Jessie Kabwila!

  109. Modusi says:

    Kodi umphawiwo wabwera lero? We have been in abject poverty for the past 51 years and Kamuzu, Bakili, Bingu, and Joyisi had been having these banquets. Stop politicizing everything you News conference party. If you love Malawians you wouldn’t take that heft salary increment. Anzanu anazikana but you Kabwira and your Chakwera were in the media backing that stupid increment.

  110. apundi says:

    boma la zitsiru, nanga pali nzeru kumapanga mapwando ena akulira salary, mzipatala mankhwala mulibe, koma Ambuye aweruza anthu ankhaza awa chaka chino chisanathe

  111. Nyau Isthobwa says:

    Asiyeni Achedwa ndi mapwevupwevu very soon we will have fuel shortage where is JB Mark my words

  112. Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche says:

    Total hypocrisy! Holding a press conference, pretending to speak for the starving povo while seated behind bottles of purchased water. Why not sit there with chithaphwi water? From here they will go to eat full chicken using seating allowances collected even when they did not sit in the Parliament Chamber 90% of the time. It is gross hypocrisy. Don’s speak for povo. You have no moral high ground from which to do that. MCP – the party of famous death and darkness!!!!

  113. Hope mbalaka says:

    Aaaaaa kaya zinenani

  114. Ndiye mukamapanga mapwevupwevu anuwo musamaike pa tvm ife Ana akutibvutitsa kulilira phala akaona inu mukudya. Salary sumukutipasanso ntchito kutionetsa mukudya pizza ndikumwa whisky. Ndangosowa transport ndikanabwera komko ndi Ana anga osasambawa tizadye nao zimenezi popeza ndi za celebration

  115. Nyau Isthobwa says:

    Anthu akulira ndalama sanalandile inu mukuti tiyeni tizikakwatana budget has passed mtundu uwu kunsamva ————–Come 2019 we will share the region whether you want or not

  116. Ozisata says:

    Jessie…basic thinking. Why do you accept monthly salary prom we mukudziwa Kati kunjaku kuli mavuto? Useless thinking…kindergarten assessment. Shupiti

  117. AMUNA BAWO says:

    Afana Peter Maphwevuphwevu, mukutibela ku road trafic kuti mupange maphwevuphwevu!!!

  118. Olo musabwere. Munavota nawo ngati? This is our time to enjoy mapwevupwevu! mbali inayi tikupangira a Malawi chitukuko cholozeka. Eyetuu ee yathu yantchito zamanja zitichitire umboni ija. 2019 tikuthidzimulaninso! Ngati tinochotsa president JB pampando from a victimised oposition ndiye zingativute pa 2019? Simuidziwa mighty DPP etii?

    Iwe Kabwira agogo anga akukufuna chibwezi wamva.

  119. i kachere says:

    Dada kamlepo kkkkkkkk

  120. OMalindi says:

    You Mcp Gurus next time u will tell us that presdent must stop eating bcoz malawians are poor.

  121. Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri says:

    By the way what are we celebrating?

    1.Poverty?

    2.Insecurity?

    3 Looming Hunger?

    4. Self exile of JB?

    5. 0.5 trillion of kwachas unaccounted for?

    6. NAC gate?

    7.Bribing journalists?

    8. Salary delays for civil servants?

    9. Nepotism? enactment of bad laws?

    10. High illiteracy levels?

    11. The pull out of donor support ?

    12. Secret hiking of salaries for ministers , MPs, and president,

    13. Secret sale of MSB?

    14. Gagging academic freedom?

    15. Lying of lean cabinet when Ben Phiri and other homeboy advisors are on the list?

  122. Makiyolobasi says:

    This is what we want from our opposition. What is there to celebrate anyway? Mavutowa

  123. The real Ujeni says:

    Peter mapwevupwevu Mutharika, is clueless.

  124. Nyapo says:

    MCP will never rule this country again. You are 100% fit to be in opposition. RI P

  125. Big Anti-Haram says:

    Shame on DPP, true a chin’gubudu amenewo

  126. hoza john. says:

    Stupid gvt. Stupid president.

  127. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Today’s HEADLINE.
    ‘Government uses salaries’ money to have banquents at state house”

  128. phiri says:

    I thought the banquet is for our countries independence. Come on MCP don’t do cheap polotics with National events. We have to celebrate our independence with the little we have. I am for you MCP but you have disappointed me

  129. Samarakunjuta says:

    Finally some people starts to feel ugly anger of civil servants!mxm

  130. ZZ Junior says:

    MCP why the face of Kamuzu in this era? these are the reasons you fail to get votes in other regions. Nganganga pambuyo pa kamuzu. This guy is dead people.

  131. ANALYST says:

    Chiboma chosamva ichi – kaya chifuna chidzamve chiyankhulo chanji kayaaa! Kamlepo wanena mwachimvekere apa “Mapwevupwevu” ayi, koma tiwaona akupangabe zimenezi! Kaya anthu omwe munavotera zigawengazi munkaganiza chani kaya????? Mwatiika m’mavuto ndithu!

  132. Desire says:

    KKKKK Mapwevupwevu? koma Kamlepo amwene kkkkkkkk DPP ili mmadzi….tchweeeee mwana tchweeee

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