MP Mwenifumbo raps ‘overzealous’ Minister Jappie:  Stop ‘politicising’ food situation

Independent memberof parliament for Karonga Central, Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo has accused an “overzealous” Minister of Information Jappie Mhango  for politicising the current food shortage in the country.

Mwenefumbo: These overzealous ministers are spoiling the name of the President in north Malawi

Mwenefumbo: These overzealous ministers are spoiling the name of the President in north Malawi

Speaking in parliament, Mwenefumbo cited Mhango  as one of the cabinet ministers  who politicised the  food situation in Karonga when he came to donate maize to the district hospital.

“ Instead of him just making that donation, it followed out with some negative reflections on us as Members of Parliament for Karonga district.

“He made a statement to the effect that he said to the congregants of that meeting, ‘we as a government have come all the way from Lilongwe to give maize to your hospital, where are your MPs here?’  and that was followed up with the party functionaries.

“I thought the initiative was very good for the Minister to come and donate maize to Karonga district and that he was doing that on behalf of the people of Malawi including us as representatives of the people of Karonga; but unfortunately, they use that as a political tool to de-campaign us,” said Mwenefumbo.

Mwenefumbo wondered why there are other members of government using the “unfortunate situation in the country in terms of food shortage to de-campaign others and to de-campaign other parties?”

He added: “ Please overzealous MPs and ministers don’t politicize maize You are the ones spoiling the image of the President in the northern part of Malawi.”

Mwenefumbo also complained about the ”selective distribution” of maize into different ADMARC depots.

“Karonga Central along with Karonga Nyungwe and Karonga South, out of the five constituencies, were deprived of the distribution of maize in ADMARC depots, simply because their representatives are not amongst the ruling party and this was evidenced.

“Mr Speaker, Sir, it took us to speak and complain to the Honourable Minister of Finance, who actually expressed ignorance and shock of what was happening and I want to commend and thank the Minister of Finance that he reversed that unfortunate situation by ordering ADMARC people to distribute maize equally in the district. I am happy to report that there is now an equal flow and distribution of maize in Karonga district,” he said.

There are long queues of maize buyers at state grain trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) depots throughout the country because of shortage of the staple grain.

Presenting a ministerial statement on the food situation in the country in Parliament on Monday, Chiyembekeza  has 9 300 metric tonnes (MT) of maize in stock.

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Mtumiki Watson Msowoya
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Mtumiki Watson Msowoya
7 months 11 hours ago

My people love each other say God so lets love lead all we r Malawi

mwene
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mwene
7 months 1 day ago

This Jappie Fool!!!! No wonder he was roughed up in his own constituency!!! He is in the Ziphwitsi group!

anadimba
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anadimba
7 months 2 days ago

kodi majappie.mwavala mosseeee

Ento j
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7 months 2 days ago

at not all a bout politics minister change de mind set we need change say the truth sometimes dat wil set mw free

ineyo
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ineyo
7 months 2 days ago

All he knows is to bulldoze other people. He is such such a big fool! Matama akewo ndi amene anakamuphetsa ku Rumphi pa Tasokwa Msika ‘ s funeral. Too selfish minister

Mlomwe
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Mlomwe
7 months 2 days ago

None of the DPP MPs have been in two terms in the NORTH.Ask Peter Mwanza and who is Jappie after all?Timufyunyengepo mwana wamaphinya nga ndi Jappie

MBUMBA
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MBUMBA
7 months 2 days ago

THESE ARE THE TYPE OF MINISTERS
WHO DONT WANT TO HEAR OR
SEE BUSHIRI
DISTRIBUTING MAIZE TO
THE POOR PEOPLE EVEN IN
THEIR BACKYARD !!

SHAME !! SHAME !!

Bento symblica
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7 months 2 days ago

its doesn’t surprise us when we see dpp falling apart, bcoz all top blasts are empty tins, deadwoods, gum trees- they can’t do something tangible to the nation, only to suck all nutrients(backs) before they leave.

Omex70
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Omex70
7 months 2 days ago

Jappie Muhango, is the most thinks he is doing a good job for Mutharika. The truth of the matter he irritates us when he opens his stupid mouth. He is doing more harm both to Mutharika and DPP party by his useless and senseless utterances. He does not engage his brain before opening his mouth. He is the most trigger happy minister.

vavlov
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vavlov
7 months 2 days ago

What’s the qualification of this Mhango man? He is uniquely stupid, I cant believe he is a minister

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