PP wants credit for Chinese loans

Former ruling People’s Party (PP) says credit should also go to ex-president Joyce Banda for facilitating some of the loans and grants which China granted Malawi this week.

Joyce Banda with China veep

Joyce Banda with China veep

PP officials told Nyasa Times Friday most of the loans and grants were signed two years ago.

“For example, the 300 megawatt coal fired electricity plant was signed by our secretary general, Ibrahim Matola when he was minister of Energy and mines two years ago,” said one official.

PP members have also taken up the issues in the social media, saying there is nothing that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) can celebrate as the loans and grants were negotiated by the PP led government when the DPP was in opposition

. The Kammwamba electricity power project is expected to reduce frequent power cuts which is affecting ordinary Malawians as well as investors, including Chinese investors.

The Chinese also want to upgrade Chileka Airport in Blantyre and construct a dual carriage road from Kanengo to Mchinji roundabout in Lilongwe to ease congestion, among top projects in the multibillion dollar loans and grants package.

There was no immediate response from the DPP or government on the PP assertions but some analysts say this shows there is continuation of development programs even if a party is booted out of power.

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Babangida
Guest

Chicken heads!! We have no electricity for the past two weeks..yet nothing has been reported..now ur making noise about the loans..as if all will be fine..ndalama zimenezo muziba and our children will be paying dearly…stupid politicians

chitsa boys
Guest

Pp was just a sign post of the ruling party joyce acting presidente thats why china did not gave them the money.the pp must remember a presidente always elected through ballot paper not at the funeral ceremon

m'swati wallace chinyamula dube fc
Guest

its better to be jehova’s witness rather than to be a member of any political party,zaziiiiii…….!! nchani chimenechi?..misonkho yamphawiyo ngat muzabweza zamuthumba mwanu bwanj

Mwendanato
Guest

PP JUST SHUT UP YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW JB USED TO LIE THAT SHE DEVELOPED PLANS FOR THE KARONGA CHITIPA ROAD BEFORE SHE EVEN BECAME A MINISTER. DONT FORGET TAHT SHE WAS A FORIEGN MINISTER WHEN DIPLOMATIC TIES WERE BEING FORGED. LOKO MUNASEGULE WAMAVUTO TIKIKUMANANOWA AND YOU TIME WILL NEVER COME

advisory committee
Guest

No one should get credit government is a continous entity panene zipani come and go

Masoaopsya
Guest

If PP followers feel it is a continuity, why can’t they ask themselves the reasons behind their leadership discarding the projects the previous DPP had in place with Late Bingu Wa Mutharika at the helm, ie the Shire/Zambezi waterway, the university in Thyolo etc?

Mgoloso
Guest

Zao izo,,,,dpp woyeeeeeeeee

John wa Chilungamo
Guest

I do not understand. If it was initiated and concluded what held the programmes for over three years. I doubt the reasoning of Nyasatimes publication crew and their research acumen. Before you publish, don’t you verify these things and go on to tell us what stopped the programmes. Some questions would be; Did Joyce Banda do something that Peter Mutharica cannot do that has led to the near implementation of the projects in question. I would beg Nyasatimes to give us well researched quality news

Bornface c Mwale
Guest

Joyce Banda
mubwela
liti tizave mphavuuu

Haxy
Guest

PP should also take credit for initiating cashgate at capital hill

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