MP Etta Banda removes iron sheets from school

Nkhata Bay South MP Professor Eta Banda has removed iron sheets she donated from a junior primary school at Chifira in Nkhata Bay district because she is angry that supporters from her former DPP refused to follow her to PP.

Nyasa Times source said people allegedly sent by Prof Banda stormed the Chituka FP School when learning was in progress and asked pupils to move out.

“They came with a three tonne lorry. We tried to reason with them but they referred us to Prof Banda who is currently at Parliament,” one of the teachers told NyasaTimes.

He said by the time they reported the matter to Police, the gang, which came equipped with tools had already gone.

Prof Ettah Banda

Prof Ettah Banda

Prof Banda said she did not send anyone to remove anything but said everybody is entitled to his things.

“If people cannot appreciate what you have done for them then it’s good to backtrack. Other people can assist them also,” she said.

Last Sunday Prof Banda had a rude awakening when DPP supporters she claimed were her ardent followers refused to follow her to PP during at integration meeting held at Chifira in Nkhata Bay district.

Prof. Banda claimed to PP President Dr. Joyce Banda on the podium at Chitipa Boma during the official inauguration of the Karonga-Chitipa road that she would bring into PP all DPP supporters in her constituency.

Speaking in her native Tonga Prof Banda said :“A president ndati ndimukambiyeni kuti musanaware ndajoina PP. Nditoposo mwayi kuti ndipepese vyose yvo ndikumu nangiyani. Mwendazi kuno to chipani chidu cha PP ndekuti ndapinga vose vo ndenawo ku DPP

Prof Banda is also known for ridiculing President Banda by initiating the song “wachoka wachoka sizonyengelela” during the DPP NEC at Sanjika Palace where they were booted from DPP together with Vice President Khumbo Kachali for opposing the endorsement of Peter Mutharika as DPP torch bearer.

As part of its reorganization following enmasse defections from other parties, the Peoples Party is conducting country wide integration meetings where MPs or aspirants are required to bring their followers for inclusion into new constituencies committees.

But during a meeting held at VIBTAC Mission private Hall Prof Banda brought about 300 supporters from DPP, Dr Zikhale Ng’oma who stood as NRP candidate in 2009 brought about 3000 supporters while Emily Chithu of PPM 50.

However, trouble started when PP Provisional Secretary Good Kayira asked the joining parties to indentify only 30 members for inclusion into the constituency committee.

DPP supporters refused to be associated with Prof Banda saying she had neglected the constituency for so long. They then started chanting PP slogans while moving away from Prof Banda to Dr Zikhale Ng’oma camp.

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