MP Wakuda says Malawi should have government of national unity

Kasungu north east legislator Wakuda Kamanga on Friday caused a political storm in parliament when he suggested that a Government of National Unity (GNU) should immediately be put in place to deal with the current economic and political problems rocking the country.

Wakuda: Praise Mutharika as he calls for GNU

Wakuda: Praise Mutharika as he calls for GNU

Kamanga also proved that he can be a political divisive figure when he ignored his People’s Party stance on the state of national address and heaped praise on the speech describing it as full of wisdom.

“All this wisdom from all political parties in the House must be put together in one direction. From 1994 there has never been political stability. No government can develop this country without political stability,” said Kamanga.

He therefore suggested a government of national unity would ring solutions to the long suffering of Malawians.

Kamanga said all political parties represented in parliament must be included in President Peter Mutharika’s 20 member cabinet and parties outside parliament must also be included through other political sphere of life.

“If we don’t love this country; we can keep talking and that talking will be nothing,” he said.

However, a political scientist at Chancellor College Henry Chingaipe dismissed Kamanga’s suggestions, saying the political situation in Malawi does not call for the GNU.

“Usually government’s of national unity are put in place in countries coming from wars or huge political instability. The situation in Malawi is different,” said Chingaipe.

There was no immediate comment from the government although it is most unlikely that the Mutharika administration can take such an expensive venture when the government is failing to provide basic services to its people due to financial problems.

An opposition PP legislator described Kamanga’s sentiments as words from an “opportunist.”

Kamanga was secretary general of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party until the death of the party’s founding leader Bingu wa Mutharika. He joined PP was appointed spokesperson to former president Joyce Banda.

His calculated and rare praise of Mutharika could mean the once powerful political figure in DPP is making a calculative move back to his party.

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Ndale zinapita zinali kale inuso mukudziwa kuti titchule mpaka kutidera

Woyera Kamasula

Komatu though pipo are castigating wakuda Kamanga, desparate fans ku oppositiontu anamuombera mmanja. Politics of poverty at work.

It was good that think tanks the likes of Henry Chingaipe talked first otherwise we would have seen some zombies from Chanco, masquerading as political analysts, applauding Wakuda Kamanga as if there was sense in what he said. In short, the analysis of Henry put them in an untold confusion. That’s why ali ziiiiiiiiiiiiiii.


ndi wakudadi munthuyi ndi maganizo omwe sankanena zimenezi nthawi imene azimbuyake malemu Bingu ndi Joyce akulamulila bwanji

Ronald Chisaka

Wakuda kusendera pafupi kuti alowenso boma.


political scientist is need for gnu.dyera basi.

Koma PP inangobwera kudzasawukitsa anthu basi. Pamene mumkalowa PP mumkati mutani kwenikweni? Koma moyo uwu umatiphunzitsa mkutilanganso basi. Lero anthu achita kuyiwalika kuti alipo; a Wakuda Kamanga, Ken Zikhale Ng’oma,Ken Lipenga ndi ena ndakuyiwalani koma kuli ziiiii. Momwe amayendera mavoti mdziko muno ndikuwuzeni mwina simudziwa; anthu amene anavotera Bingu mu 2004 aja adakalipobe mpaka pano ndipo ndi amene akhala ndipo adzakhala akuvotelabe mpaka mtsogolo. JB atatuluka mu DPP anatengako anthu a DPP omwe ananyasidwa ndi ulamuliro wa Bingu kumapeto kwa term yake so now because PP has no future and has no presidential candidate in 2019 those supporters will be… Read more »

Anatha awa!


Sapitwa, please don’t tell us blue lies. The govt has money, they have just spent over 3bn on cars for the president, cabinet, top civil servants, parastals, etc. And this is the govt that cries that we don’t have money because donors have withdrawn budgetary support.

Just imagine how the 3bn could have alleviated the sufferings of Malawians and made small head ways in improving the economy.

So please you dpp thugs don’t tell us that the govt doesn’t have money. It has but you have already started stealing it for your own pockets.


Kuda kumeneko kulili kumatako kwakoko bwanji

A dpp have already approached him to cause as much confusion amongst the pp ranks. He is saying all this nonsense with the blessing of dpp. Kaya zanu zimenezo. If not carefully handled we may end up with a one party state as all parties rush to join the govt. We complain about udf, what if more parties join the govt? It may also mean an admission by dpp that they are failing to run the country on their own. The current cabinet would not like to lose their jobs if 20 posts are to be maintained in a govt… Read more »

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