70 DPP officials stranded as vessel develops fault on Lake Malawi

Over 70 officials of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are stranded in Nkhata Bay after a vessel they had hired to go to Likoma for party activities developed a fault.

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Nkhata Bay DPP governor Golden Chikanda said the party officials were to be led by party Treasurer General Jappie Mhango for a political rally at Likoma where they were to officially endorse an aspiring member of parliament for the DPP.

“The vessel was on its way from Monkey Bay to Nkhata Bay to pick us on Wednesday only to learn later that it had developed a fault on the way so Honourable Mhango had to return to do other official duties whilst the rest of us waited,” he said.

Chikanda said the operators, Malawi Shipping Company, have assured them that they would be picked on Friday for Likoma.

He said Mhango, who is also minister of Transport and Works will join them on Friday.

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Wase Gauteng
Wase Gauteng
1 year ago

Wake up call for so called minister of transport. Was caught napping. This country needs men who can act to solve problems not coffee drinkers at conferences. Over 50 years of independence but no reliable water transport to be proud of yet we have a portfolio that receives a salary but nothing to show of it. Shambles shambles everywhere. People die on the lake because our response mechanisms are so poor that by the time there is a response if any people have already drowned and died. We seem not to be learning anything. The reason why these characters wanted… Read more »

Gwape
Gwape
1 year ago

Pano mukufunako ku likoma.. zaka zosezi simumapitako. Pano mukufuna mukawanamize anthu.

youna
youna
1 year ago

Mwana kulira ndi mkodzo wake omwe.

odya zache alibe mulanu
odya zache alibe mulanu
1 year ago

ana a Pumbwa akhaula ambuye sakufunani

MCHACHA
MCHACHA
1 year ago

It’s a good thing that Minister of transport was among the people stranded. 2019 Bomaaaa!!!

Wiseman
Wiseman
1 year ago
Reply to  MCHACHA

It can happen to everyone, breakdown is unpredictable. Izigwa ndege yoti service is a priority. Osamangokhala ndi mtima wa khwidzi nthawi zonse

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