Shanil hails govt as UDF chief whip says Mutharika ‘walking the talk’

Chief whip for United Democratic Front (UDF) Lilina Patel has backed President Peter Mutharika claims that he is fulfilling his electoral promises, saying indeed one year in power the President is delivering.

Lilian Patel: UDF chief whip

Lilian Patel: UDF chief whip

Shanil: Government did well in floods action

Shanil: Government did well in floods action

Commenting on Mutharika’s State of the Nation Address in parliament, Patel whose UDF party is in “parliamentary coalition” with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said Mutharika was walking the talk on transformation of the nation.

“In the first year and first term of His Excellency, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, government has indeed fulfilled our promises,” said Patel, UDF member of parliament for Mangochi South.

Mutharika and DPP will mark one year in office this month end.

“ The macro-economic policy reforms, the extended credit facility with IMF, the public finance reform programmes, the Malata and cement subsidy, the establishment of community colleges, construction of Phalombe District Hospital, National Cancer Centre,” Patel cited some of the delivered promises.

She continued: “A ban on attendance of political functions by Principal Secretaries and the de politicisation of the public services where officers will be appointed on merit. “

During the debate of President’s address, Members of Parliament (MPs) commended government for its support to people who were affected with floods, hailstorm in the 2015/2016 rainy season.

Former first lady and Balaka West MP, Patricia  Shanil  Dzimbiri described the response by government towards disaster stricken areas was one of the best ever.

“We are pleased of the government’s plan to restock maize, however, that should be made available to all Malawians,” she said.

Member of Parliament for Blantyre, Susan Ndalama said despite limited resources, government managed to save lives of many Malawians by among this providing food, shelter and proper medication.

“I would like to register my appreciation to the government for such a timely response when the country was faced with a worst ever disaster.

“I come from Blantyre Rural East and about five houses were washed out while thousands of people were heavily affected. However, government in corroboration with its stakeholders managed to rescue the affected Malawians,” she explained.

Member of Parliament Karonga North, Vincent Ghambi also saluted government for its continued support to Malawians who were affected with the disaster.

President Peter Mutharika in his State of National Address highlighted about government plans to restock maize grain to deal with hunger.

In the 2015/2016 National budget, government has set aside about Mk 80 billion  has been set for the purchase of maize grain.

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24 thoughts on “Shanil hails govt as UDF chief whip says Mutharika ‘walking the talk’”

  1. Aferazao says:

    What was strange? I thought it was the sole responsibility of Government to bail out those who were affected and displaced by floods? Why talk as if it was something so special? Problem is that our legislators lack tangible meaningful facts to talk about and instead go to parliament to praise and praise and praise the president

  2. Alied Ausi says:

    mpaka pamenepa?kma eeee…..tiona

  3. ochewa says:

    Muona ngati othokoza akupatsani mpando ayi tere. This is the govt for intellectual. Koma a president achotseko agaga ena mmaudindo

  4. ujeni says:

    Geo, FFF as in fail unless you tell me 9 is a pass to you

  5. Chokani inu mayi!Inu ndi amuna anu a buluzi ndi amene munatsaukitsa dziko chifukwa chakuba ndi umbuli.Kufiira ngati ujeni yopsotola!

  6. Tengupenya says:

    Thanking the government for doing part of its job….

  7. nsonga ciswe says:

    Kale likati lizibwerera yeeee

  8. Geo says:

    Iwe Ujeni Adakuuza Ndani Kuti Pa MSCE Pamakhala Ma F-F-F Ukalephera? Koma Pamakhala Ma 9-9-9.

  9. Ochibwe says:

    While it might be true that the government delivered during the floods time,we can not judge t by only that! We have a lot of problems in our country which are not being addressed to ! Look at our crops prices on market now! Vendors are exploiting the poor while the government is just watching. What is ADMAC for? Don’t expect this Nation to develop if we don’t develop the poorest citizen! Our main target should that ‘To change the life of the poorest Malawian’

  10. ujeni says:

    Mediocre MP’s I don’t think they even have msce, if they do then they got FFFFF in all subjects.

  11. Mhesha says:

    This is the pipo’s government. ..Keep it up.

  12. Yamikani says:

    Ndi a Shanil omwe pilizi???? Dziko liri m’manja mwa a galudi.

  13. Pichi says:

    Shanil and Lilian are UDF so the have yellow blood. Is that the problem? Kodi why all the negativity? If you oppose offer an alternative thats the problem I have with you dunderheads.

  14. NKhutukumve says:

    If thats the meaning for the word delivering…then Malawi will never develop….ever!!!! What has the current president done that we can say its development in this century?!

  15. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    Wow! I didn’t realize there are such MPs with focused eyes and some grey matter between their ears. What these MPs are saying really represents the views of many, if not most Malawians.
    The government deserves an “A” grade, maybe even an “A+”, for how it handled one of our worst crises. If it was PP in power, they would shamelessly be stealing the donated goods, selling them to buy party trucks and buses. And MCP? They would not have a clue, because churches, where o’Chakwera came from, handle things differently. Like just sitting phwii (idling) and leaving everything to the Devine.

  16. Kenkkk says:

    All the limited good work so far by this govt has been obliterated by its very poor governance on the mulli-msb loan gate scandal. This scandal is worse than cashgate!!!

  17. Kokotowa says:

    Izi ndiye zanzeru. Osati za mbusa uja, angobwebweta zopanda mutu!

  18. Amon Chandi says:

    I have never been a supporter of APM. And Party politics is not my cup of tea. But I can’t help it now but just admire his philosophy of running things! I am sold! All I can do is just admire him and his team. These guys are damn serious! They know fully well and understand this enormous task on their shoulders, of running a country full of people with no real understanding of where they are going, let alone, where they are coming from. have brought back sanity in the Civil Service. The economy looks promising. These guys are not leaving any region of the country behind.This is Management by Objectives. APM and his Vice Saulos KC are everything Malawi needed and I wish they came in earlier. Given time and space, with their lieutenants like Gondwe Goodal and Charles Tchuka and many more others who can understand and translate the team APM’s vision, I have no doubt it won’t be long before Malawi graduates from this mediocre. The foundation these able guys continue to lay can only be understood and appreciated by people who wish this country prosperity…not the greedy! And please kick out those greedy Ministers and PSs that have amassed unimaginable wealth and have build houses only seen in Hollywood from IFMIS stolen money.

  19. Amon Chandi says:

    I have never been a supporter of APM. But I can’t help it now! I am sold! All I can do is just admire him and his team. These guys are damn serious! They have brought back sanity in the Civil Service. The economy looks promising. These guys are not leaving any region of the country behind.This is Management by Objectives. APM and his Vice Saulos KC are everything Malawi needed and I wish they came in earlier. Given time and space, with their lieutenants like Gondwe Goodal and Charles Tchuka and many more others who can understand and translate the team APM’s vision, I have no doubt it won’t be long before Malawi graduates from this mediocre. The foundation these able guys continue to lay can only be understood and appreciated by people who wish this country prosperity…not the greedy! And please kick out those greedy Ministers and PSs that have amassed unimaginable wealth and have build houses only seen in Hollywood from IFMIS stolen money.

  20. NAMAtHANGA says:

    Lilian ndi mzako Shanil, nonse mudzafa imfa yowawa….tikuwonerani

  21. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Yes. These ladies are new on the government side. You mean ,DPP promised us floods during campaigns, and now they delivering.

    Well! Well! What else?

  22. Yellow Tonse says:

    Both Shanil and Lilian have yellow blood in them and we know all yellow people are praise singers for DPP ndiye palibe nkhani apa

  23. This is what Malawians are waiting to see the the govt they elected delivering.boma iloooooooo

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