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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33 thoughts on “North Malawi shuns DPP rallies”

  1. Tit for Tat says:

    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 through abhorrent means.As I said before,go to school to improve your knowledge which will lead you to a better citizenry,take my advice you ROGUE and bear in mind that little education is always a quandary.I pity you.

  2. Tebulo Sipokosi says:

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

  3. Mugonapamuhanya says:

    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?

  4. Chilupsa says:

    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

  5. charle hebdo says:

    Koma comment number 21 kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk yah!! mwamveka boss.

  6. Kaliati says:

    dzanja lalemba

  7. Joel says:

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

  8. Game on! says:

    Tabagonani choncho a opposition mainly Chakwera belittling DPP mudzalira chokwawa.

  9. Rumphi says:

    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

  10. Rumphi says:

    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

  11. munyinu says:

    uyo mukuti pipala matanyula tikumutemwa cha kuno kumpoto ise kuno tili wakusambila chomene ndise mabwana mumaofesi ghanandi tilekaninge waka mwapulika .

  12. Ralph says:

    I don’t say any relationship btwn the topic of story and ur comments guys. if u don’t have anything to comment u better stay quite.

  13. Racist McTumbukaFace says:

    DPP will always win elections because ahlomwe are all over as tenants in the country. Anaswana kwambiri ndipo akuswanabe ngati makoswe.

    Ife atumbuka tidzingokhalira kulira chonchi koma sitidzalamulira Malawi. Nayenso Chakwera mutu ngati nalikukuti palibe chomwe akuchita!

  14. chakulewa says:

    I totally agree with you lets just work hard leave Peter alone he is a good leader

  15. PK says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, is there need for people to waste time at political rallies? Really!? People need to spend their productive time working and making a living. Politicians won’t bring food on your plate!
    You politicians please we already voted and now you just need to govern. Instead of solving the country’s problems you are busy disturbing them with rallies! We have MPs and our problems are well known…hunger, poor infrastructure, poor quality education, inflation etc. So why are politicians coming to hear our problems? Just focus on implementing government policies and deliver on your manifesto. Life should not revolve on politics amangwetu! I salute the people of the northern region. If all other regions followed suit we could become a civilised country

  16. Chileka Banda says:

    I feel sad when people think on tribal lines who z more tribalistic take my word you be shocked let’s live in Peace always…… the more you talk about the more tribal u are…..Rev Nyondo knows whom he serves…. our religious leaders of today so corrupt…. I stopped listening to them long time ago because I have my life which God Almighty gave me

  17. muzala munyake says:

    kumpoto tikumba cha chipani cha DPP mutilekani waka na masambilo ghitu mwapulika imwe vindele na makomenti ghinu

  18. Mazyanga says:

    No 4 you are westing your time, of your nosense comments, you never voted for DPP neither Grace Chiumia ,she is a unique lady we will Vote for her, PETER NYAMU, GRACE OBAMA NYAMU, WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR MP BRAVO GILLY .SANJE WAKA.

  19. Greencardless Malawian says:

    THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING, A TIME TO SOW AND A TIME TO REAP…and when the reaping time comes, you reap what you sow.

  20. Flamingo says:

    Mukhalira yomweyo, those that talk about the quota system have never participated in university selection and they are ignorant about it. They just comment based on emotions, get the policy on equitable access to higher education and read it yourself. Ndi mbuli and comment out of umbuli
    If the NORTH hates DPP based on tribe, then don’t expect any support from the same tribes you re despising. You are disgusting, egocentric and myopic, you think you are the only intelligent people. Please get statistics from MANEB on the MSCE performance and base your arguments on facts

  21. MKWAPU says:

    Iwe 11 why getting uptight with mortheners?
    They dont want ur apm full stop
    Come see 2019
    Those so called dpp officials from the north r crooks who want cash in from apm. They know theres no dpp in the noth

  22. KK says:

    We don’t want your DPP in the North – to hell with your party

  23. joe says:

    That’s very bad of guys. One you need to know is that even if you today a president can you manage the economy you are talking about. You failing to manage your own life and even you are failing to manage your own marriage can you manage the country. Don’t so stupid you atumbuka, anthu wozikonda ngati inu zausilu basi. Bwanji wosamayika, munthu is trying to lead the country without any donor aid so what do you want. Peter is a good leader so far. Don’t put person attach to alomwe, what about achewa nthawi ya kamuzu, what can you say about. This really nonsense lets just work hard for the prosperity of our country. Do you think you are the only people who passed with 20 points, there also many in central and southern regions, dong be so selfish,may god punish all those with evil intentions like you. I am sorry to say this may god also forgive me but I cant do otherwise but to answer you in this way

  24. Winston Msowoya says:

    Northerners,time has come to show Peter Muthalika that Northerners are not fools to be used like football.Do not listen to Khauli Msiska who has no political correctness and he is the top-most political prostitute the North has ever had.During Muluzi era,he supported him to run for a third term which was unconstitutional.How can you people forget so soon that these two (Peter and Bingu) are anti-North elements,had it been that they had God’s power,Northerners could have been decimated long time ago.Look what Peter did to Nkata-Bay students who were not selected to go to form one,instead students from the two regions with low points were sent there.Is this fail? What else Northerners want to prove that Peter doesn’t care about us,so why should we care about him? To be fair,UDF under Muluzi embraced the Northerners on the side of his Government even Joice Banda too.DPP is a Party of Lomwes and other Southerners,do away with them they are die-hard tribalists just like MCP.Boycott his meetings when he comes to the North,you have nothing to loose,but your decorum.LONG LIVE NYIKALAND,FORWRD WITH THE PEOPLE!!!!

  25. vavlov says:

    Any norther attending DPP meetings should be a fool, reasons are obvious.

  26. chete says:

    PETER MUTHARIKA, NOW YOU ARE BUSY LOOKING FOR VOTES IN OTHER REGIONS. DO YOU ALSO CONSIDER THAT THE PEOPLE IN OTHER REGIONS ARE IMPORTANT?

    MA UDINDO MUKUPATSANA NOKHA AKU THYOLO AND MULANJE AND NOW THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO REACH HALF WAY THRU YOUR TERM YOU HHAVE STARTED PANICKING. LEAVE OTHER REGIONS ALONE. IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO EMBRACE THEM AS YOUR PEOPLE, PLEASE STICK TO YOUR THYOLO AND MULANJE.

    ANTHU AGALU INU A TSANKHO.

    ANTHU A NDALE MUMATILAKWITSA KWAMBIRI. BINGU 2009 KASUNGU INAMUPATSA 8 OUT OF 9 MPs BUT COME APPOINTMENTS, YOU STARTED SIDELINING OTHER REGIONS. THOSE AGITATING FOR CESSATION ARE NOT WRONG AFTER-ALL.

  27. dani says:

    dziko lamkani ndipo sitikumfunanso.

  28. mkhudzi says:

    mmmmmm peter samasamkha ana opita Ku university, amasamkha ndi atumbuka omweo chifukwa kumipando yosamkha Ana kuli atumbuka okhaokha ndi omwe akusamkha anthu olowa Ku sukulu zathu za ukachenjede. ambwenumbwenu inu ndinu anthu opanda khalidwe mumangofuna zonse zikhale zanu even mma university athu mwadzaza ndi ambwenubwenu, musalimbane ndi peter muyambe mwaona kuti mavuto alipowa kuti abwere chinayambitsa ndi chani Ami anu aja anangobaiba ndalama ndikuthawa lero I’ve tikuzunzika a peter akusauka kusaka ma funds otiamalawi to savaive koma kupanda khalidwe LA atumbuka ndi anthu osayamika inu mungokhalira kunyoza ngati inuyo mutakhala President mungakwanitse kulamula dziko lopanda ma donors alomwenso nawo akuvutika munjira zambirinso kwambiri, sikuti anthu mmalawi muno ndi atumbuka okha, anthu adyera inu, chokani apa

  29. john phiri says:

    Ine olo mutandithira doom mkamwa sindigasapote dphiphi. Chipani cha vindele vakufikapo.

  30. VYOTO says:

    PRIOR TO 2014 GENERAL ELECTIONS PETER MUTHALIKA PROMISED PEOPLE OF THE NORTH THAT ONCE VOTED INTO POWER HIS DPP WILL ABOLISH THE DISCRIMINATORY QUOTA SYSTEM? THE REASONS FOR SAYING THOSE WORDS WERE TWO FOLD,HE KNEW THE SYSTEM IS DISCRIMINATORY AND SECONDLY HE KNEW THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH ARE BADLY AFFECTED AND NOT PLEASED WITH IT SO HE WANTED TO PLEASE THEM AND BUY THEIR VOTES.

    NOW IT IS HIGH TIME THE PEOPLE FROM THE NORTH TO HOLD PETER MUTHALIKA ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS PROMISE. ON ANOTHER NOTE HONOURABLE GRACE CHIUMIA MUST BE PREPARED TO LOSE HER PARLIAMENTARY SEAT IN 2019 IF SHE CONTINUES WITH HER BLIND SUPPORT TO DPP BAD POLICIES AGAINST NORTHERNERS. SHE WILL FOLLOW GOODAH GONDWE AND VUWA KAUNDA

  31. dube says:

    There is nothing wrong with quota system. It is only selfish and egocentric people who continue to fault the Quota system. Malawi needs quota system because we still identify ourselves by tribe and, second, university places are minimal.

  32. Kota Takana says:

    DPP takana. We don’t need DPP in the North. This party has killed the future of our children, hardworking, with 11 points,and staying at home, while the Lomwes,lazy,with 30 points getting to University. This is totally unfair,unjustified and discriminatory. We now want independence. Actually, the quota system is acknowledgement that some tribes are so dull that they need government’s protection -they cannot compete. Yet shool is about competition, just like football or any game. You cannot say because team A has scored many goals then govt should narrow the goal post where the strong team scores or put 3 goalkeepers so that the chances of further scoring are minimized – that is not promoting level playing field and is unjust. This is what the quota system does – same exams but graded differently.

  33. Mzakwacha, says:

    Atumbuka ndiokwiya ndi his excellency peter qoata system author mutharika,mwamuna wa getrude.Thats a sign that people dont like dpp in the republic of north.Muzamuwuze uyo peter qoata system mutharika kuti uko,kumpoto ndi dziko lina.Akuzatani kumeneko.Azimayi,nonse,musazamuvinile peter.Musazamugwedezele ziuno/Matako anu apume.Muzivinila amuna anu.Akumusuzgani waka uyo pulezident uyo,Phindu alije.Muzamuvinile akazasiya qoata system,njala yikazatha,kwacha yikakwela mphamvu.Mafumu,ccap,roman catholic,zolozolo,ndi nonse a dziko la republic of northern malawi,akubwela amene akuzunza ana athu a 20points below kukhala pakhomo koma alomwe kumanjoya.Koma peter iye,oh !God,rescue malawians,except those that come from thyolo&mulanje.Mzakwacha.+27724922299.

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