MCP tells Malawi govt off on Lilongwe District Council

Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has told the government off on its threat to dissolve Lilongwe District Council over feud of two defecting ward councillors.

Thyolera: MCP cannot take threats

Thyolera: MCP cannot take threats

Thirty-two ward councillors of the council have been barring two councillors from attending council meetings after they defected from the MCP to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

The government, through the ministry of Local Government issued a statement warning it would invoke its powers to dissolve the council, meaning the government would effectively strip off the powers of the ward councillors.

However, director of elections of the MCP Maxwell Thyolera said the party will not take the threats, insisting the two defecting ward councilors would never attend council meetings unless they go back to the MCP which sponsored them into the council.

“The government or the ministry of Local Government has no powers whatsoever to do that. The ward councillors will continue doing that because this was a full council resolution,” said Thyolera.

The Lilongwe District Council comprised of 34 ward councillors, all of them MCP and the two, Yohane Kachingwe and Moses Chidzungu defected to the DPP a few months ago.

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9 thoughts on “MCP tells Malawi govt off on Lilongwe District Council”

  1. Nthala says:

    greed is the word that best fits these people that left the MCP, personal gain is what they are after forgetting that they are here for the people and to fight for a better Lilongwe and a better Malawi at large

  2. Ngwenyama says:

    Kongelesi imeneyi siyidzasintha mpaka kalekale ndipo sikukhulupilira mpaka lero kuti inachoka m,boma. Akupitiliza kukakamiza anthu kuchita zomwe sakufuna mmene ankachitila kukakamiza anthu makadi kuphatikizapo mwana ali mmimba komanso misonkho komanso kukakamiza anthu kupita ku misonkhano ya chipani. Bwanji osawasiya amene asankha kupita ku DPP? Mpaka kumawaletsa kuchita nawo misonkhano ya Council? A Kongelesi magazi a wanthu aja munapha powaponya mu n’gona, Nyakula ndi kuwaombera sanakukwaneni? Democracy inafika kuno ku Malawi movutikira inu munkakana ndiye vomelezani kuti muli kunja kwa boma anzanu akulamula.

  3. LUHANA Z says:

    Greedy Councillors! During The May 2014 elections , Some People who opted to stand on their own did that while who opted for party sponsorship did the them . Now, if u see a representative dumping there party for another , that is being disrespectful to the people that voted them into office. If they are serious, let them seek fresh mandate from the people. DPP, STOP INTIMIDATIONS. U CAN NOT OVERRULE COUNCIL RESOLUTION JUST BECAUSE U R IN POWER!

  4. James Mkoko says:

    M.C.P itha tsopano atsalamo yekha chakwela! !!!!!!!

  5. markmarkc says:

    osaimva,tinawavutikira kupanga kampeni ndiye ngati alowa Dpp basi agwa nayo okha amenewo!Winawe ukuti ndi ufulu wao analekerandi kujoina alomwewo kalekale?

  6. Kandapako says:

    MCP shudnt tolerate dis behavior, teach de detectors a lesson dat others shud learn a lesson 2.

  7. chipani chankhanza says:

    Thus why mcp kongeresi shall remain chipani chanyawu…Pple hv the right to associate… Thus democracy.. its not aone party era.. wake up…. Gvt pliz dissolve the council… dont be weak pliz….

  8. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    Reading the story, many things come greeting you “hello” but three of them stand out . . .
    . . . Greed . . .
    . . . Ignorance . . .
    . . . Pomp . . .
    ………………………………………………………………………..
    . . . Greedy, is the person who dumps his party for want of greener pastures elsewhere; coz clearly he/she is doing that, not to help his ward; but for personal gains.
    . . . Ignorant, is the person who wears an intolerant mind hence fail to appreciate that people are accorded freedom of association.
    . . . Pompous, is the one who, instead of employing peaceful ways of resolving misunderstandings; boasts about having the capacity to dissolve or obliterate or delete someone or something else.
    ………………………………………………………………………..
    Such virtues as the ones displayed by these warrring parties (the two greedy councillors, the intolerant council and the larger-than-life govt), cannot resolve the matter (if at all there is any matter that needs be resolved); and most importantly, cant move this country anywhere but backwards and downwards.
    . . . Coz instead of concentrating on how the council plans to develop their wards, it will invest all energy strategising on how best to punish the two greedy councillors.
    . . . On their part, the two councillors will likely hold their ground, and continue to trouble the council in a bid to claim back their place at the council’s meeting;
    . . . As the ruling party would assemble all weapons in it’s arsenal (and side with the renegade councillors) to show that they are the elite.

    Meanwhile, the poor man continues to wallow in poverty as the greedy, ignorant and pompous nongs, deny him the much-needed development. Sad!
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  9. Myao says:

    Strengths in unity I guess

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