No nepotism, Malawi ex-VP Kachali tells DPP

Former vice president Khumbo Kachali has advised President Peter Mutharika not to repeat mistakes of the former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration in promoting nepotism and ethnicity favouritism.

In a statement posted on social media, Kachali said “DPP and its leadership should avoid its obvious past mistakes.”

He joined the chorus of criticism against the DPP leadership on nepotism.

Kachali: No nepotism

Kachali: No nepotism

“I insisted that the DPP regime should resist and avoid among other things: Nepotism where only members of one tribe are given all influential positions including a cabinet dominated by members of one tribe,” the statement reads.

He said DPP-led government should also desist from awarding almost all Government contracts to one business person, destabilising the macro-economic environment which will result in forex, fuel, basic commodities, and medicines being unavailable.

Kachali also counselled DPP against being obstinate, temptation to change the constitution to suit present needs of the administration without taking into account long-term aspirations of Malawians.

“I believe the most important thing for the new administration is to put the interests of all Malawians first whilst upholding our constitution. It is my sincere hope that this will be the new Government’s guiding principle,” said Kachali.

In parliament, Mangochi Nkungulu legislator Aisha Mambo Adams also advised Mutharika spread development across the country.

“I ask the Peter Mutharika DPP to avoid the deadly mistakes of the former DPP,” said the former Radio Islam presenter.

Opposition Peoples Party (PP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mzimba West Constituency Harry Mkandawire also lashed at Mutharika, accusing him of practicing regionalism in selecting Cabinet Ministers.

Mkandawire said Mutharika appointed 15 Cabinet Members from the Southern region leaving the remaining 5 from Central and Northern region.

According to Mkandawire, this is blatant regionalism and has a negative effect in the fair distribution of development country wide.

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