2 Nsanje MPs join MCP: Mia says party gaining ground in southern region

In a clear response to the shift in the balance of power from the erstwhile ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) under Tonse Alliance banner, two independent Members of Parliament in the Shire Valley have decided to join MCP.

Abida Sidik Mia on cloud nine after adding Nsanje South MP Eurita Ntiza in MCP family
Mia welcoming Nsanje South MP Eurita Ntiza at Nsanje Youth Centre
Eurita Ntiza making maiden speech as MCP MP now

On Saturday,  MCP deputy president Sidik Mia, accompanied by his powerful wife Abida Sidik Mia, campaign director Moses Kumkuyu and party regional officials, welcomed Nsanje South West Constituency Member of Parliament, Eurita Mtiza Valera.

The welcoming ceremony took place at Nsanje Youth Centre before a small crowd inorder to be with the corona virus preventive measures that the Chakwera administration put in place.

Speaking after Mia performed the welcoming party rituals, Mtiza thanked Mia for taking time off his busy schedule to welcome saying “this is an honour to me.”

Mtiza said she had decided to join MCP in order to best serve her people by working with the government as opposed to working with opposition entities.

“The lower states [referring to Nsanje and Chikwawa] can be the breadbasket of Malawi but we have been reduced to beggars’ year in, year out due to drought or floods we suffer almost annually here.

“However, if the government can help our people to do irrigation farming as we have water in abundance in the Shire River, we can get rid of this shame and we can even start feeding this country.

“Therefore, being part and parcel of government as in joining the Chakwera led administration is therefore ideal to realize this goal hence this move today,” said Ntiza.

On his part, Mia who is also Minister of Transport and Public Works, was delighted and thanked Mtiza for making a wise decision to join MCP.

The party Vice President told the new catch not to worry saying President Lazarus Chakwera’s government is a trusted partner in her quest to develop the constituency.

Mia assured the people of Nsanje that good roads will be done in the districts, a railroad project underway will be completed from Limbe via Nsanje to connect to Beira —a project he said will inject a new lease of life in our economy through job opportunities and cross-border trade.

On Sunday, Mia, who was officially conferred with the title of Mbuya [confirming his status as political godfather of the two states] by Chiefs as a successor to the late Gwanda Chakuwamba, is expected to welcome another Independent Member of Parliament, Ramzan Mohammed, at the far end on the Malawi map—Nsanje South Constituency.

Last week, Mia also welcomed Balaka North legislator, Tony Ngalande, who resoundingly defeated Lucius Banda, at the parliamentary polls last year.

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Medson
Medson
2 months ago

Kodi passport ya mwk14,000
Myamba liti
Ndingowona mli busy ndi campaign pomwe nthawiyi yinadusapo.

mtete
2 months ago

Question is why did these people stand as Independents? Is it because they couldn’t make it during Primaries? If so, which party did they stand for during those primaries? I have no problem if they stood for MCP otherwise they are fortune seekers if not DPP spies in which case MCP and UTM must be wary.

Masharubu
Masharubu
2 months ago

Its a two-way thing. The defecting MP is obviously after ruling Party mapwevupwevu. The “welcoming” Party guru is desperately after recognition as a powerful and influential Party leader. Check what is happening in both MCP and UTM. This “arms race” will just waste time for the Tinse govt. Very retrogressive politics. Za zii…

Jason Mlowoka
Jason Mlowoka
2 months ago

There shouldn’t be any celebrations on these useless gimmicks i am hearing, of poaching poverty stricken MPs crossing the floor due to monetary inducements dished out by Mia. The culprits should be ashamed of themselves for not being principled and cheating the electorate. Come 2025 your chances of making it to parliament will be very slim, ask your Mphale Chidanti Malunga who thought all was well as long as you dealt with illiterates. By the way the MPs are also doubtful because their education is too low. I heard one of them being interviewed and he left quite a lot… Read more »

Lethal Agent
2 months ago

Great. We need more ministers and deputy ministers. Welcome.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
2 months ago

Malawian politicians will never learn. Defectors don’t make a party fain ground. UTM/ MCP are just doing the same things that others did before & proved useless. Just govern well like what Bingu did then you will the heRys of voters or electorate NOT greedy political prostitutes.

Phwisani
Phwisani
2 months ago

Kodi palibe njira yothetsera nyansi zoterezi

Wawa
Wawa
2 months ago

What happened to a provision that required MEC to hold new Elections whenever an MP crossed the floor? We need that back plz. Childishness has to stop.

Chewailesi Bedansichi
Chewailesi Bedansichi
2 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

Section 65 does not affect independently elected members of parliament.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
2 months ago

Just hoping
samatukwana nao pa dzana paja
sakukubwera kuti aononge cuma caboma kaamba kakupsa ndlama zao zinathela ku kampeni
sanapheko kumenya olo kutuma a ziwembu pa dzana

Mulopwana
2 months ago

Nyasaland iyi. Rent imavuta if not working with govenment

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