North Malawi shuns DPP rallies

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) top officials, most of the cabinet ministers over the weekend suffered low turn up in their political rallies in the northern region.

Khwauli: Addressed DPP

Khwauli: Addressed DPP

Reports from the north indicate there were low turn up mostly in Karonga where among others, minister of labour Henry Mussa and Trade and Industry minister Joseph Mwanamveka held the rallies ahead of President Peter Mutharika’s tour of the region in the next few weeks.

The same low turn up affected rallies held in Mzuzu, Rumphi, Chitipa, Mzimba and Nkhata Bay.

Officials from the DPP northern region office played down the low turn up issue, saying many people turned up only that there were numerous political rallies within a distance.

“Many people turned up only that there were many rallies within a distance of each other. If we organised the rallies at one place, you could have seen that there were many people. As you can see, in Mzuzu alone, we had many rallies,” said an official from the party northern region team.

In Mzuzu, Information minister Patricia Kaliati and Sports and Youth minister Grace Chiumia were among the party officials that addressed people.

In Karonga, Khwauli Msiska, former Aford secretary general famed for moving a flopped presidential open terms bill, addressed people as a DPP official.

The cabinet ministers and DPP officials drummed up support for the party whose popularity is weaning due to poor economic policies that has put the economy in peril pushing the cost of living up beyond the reach of the majority poor.

Malawians also blame the government for the persistent food shortages, saying the government could have put in place sound agriculture policies including massive irrigation projects in view of the El Nino powered weather which has negatively affected food production in the country.

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Tit for Tat
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Tit for Tat
4 months 9 days ago
Mr.Joe,if you do not love yourself who will you dog? and again,try to go to school and improve your English.This explains that you don’t even have any sense of humour.You better think before you write otherwise you ashame your fellow Lomwes.A real educated Malawian would not waste his precious time talk of Tumbukas day in day out.Talk of the situation of our economy which is now dysfunctional,talk of unprecedented joblessness,talk of the crime rate which is the highest in Southern Africa and aboveall,talk of tribalism which has risen to the highest zenith since the two Muthalikas,took the helm of leadership… Read more »
Tebulo Sipokosi
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Tebulo Sipokosi
4 months 9 days ago

Abale musamalimbane ndi ife alhomwe simungatithe . kodi mumadziwa kuti njoka pokudya timayamba chiyani?

Mugonapamuhanya
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Mugonapamuhanya
4 months 9 days ago

When Chakwera has low turn out at his rallies, people including rat-brained so-called political scientists say that numbers at political parties are not a yard-stick for a party’s popularity. But when DPP has a low turn out, it suddenly becomes an issue with the Nyasa Times. After all, where are the pics to prove it?

Chilupsa
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Chilupsa
4 months 9 days ago

I think most northerners at grassroots are not living in the 21 st century. What has quarter system to do with this! Go to private universities they are many. Have your degrees and get employment in the south and central

charle hebdo
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charle hebdo
4 months 9 days ago

Koma comment number 21 kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk yah!! mwamveka boss.

Kaliati
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Kaliati
4 months 9 days ago

dzanja lalemba

Joel
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Joel
4 months 9 days ago

Ii koma ndizoona. Ahlomwe sabelekana koma kuswana!!!!!!!

Game on!
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Game on!
4 months 9 days ago

Tabagonani choncho a opposition mainly Chakwera belittling DPP mudzalira chokwawa.

Rumphi
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Rumphi
4 months 9 days ago

To hell with quota system,at all this is beyond quota its an academic genocide.Northeners learn to say no to dpp kufuma pakwamba mpaka pakumaliro.Wa dpp wakuchenjera as we approach voting wakuti quota tizamufunyapo mbatesi yikuwanga campaign waka ise tikuwa waka makwerero.Everybody say now’ No’ to dpp in the north

Rumphi
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Rumphi
4 months 9 days ago

To hell with quota system,at all this is beyond quota its an academic genocide.Northeners learn to say no to dpp kufuma pakwamba mpaka pakumaliro.Wa dpp wakuchenjera as we approach wakuti quota tizamufunyapo mbatesi yikuwanga campaign waka ise tikuwa waka makwerero.Everybody say now’ No’ to dpp in the north

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