Blame both DPP and opposition on Malawi state of governance —activist

A Lilongwe -based governance commentator Makhumbo Munthali has said apportioned blame on both the Executive and the opposition on the country’s state of governance.

 Munthali: Government and opposition being an accomplice

Munthali was commenting on the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) position on the state of governance,  as the Catholic bishops have expressed concern about the socio-economic and political climate in the country, citing increasing levels of poverty due to corruption and theft of government resources.

Commenting in the bishop’s concerns, Munthali said  both the Executive and the opposition are to blame  for governance concerns, citing how Parliament handled electoral reforms and the recent K4 billion issue.

“For the first time in recent years we have seen government and the opposition being an accomplice —uniting to either frustrate policy or legal reforms that would benefit the people or in some cases suspending oversight roles to some suspicious dealings involving the Executive arm of government. The Lilongwe -Salima water project, the K4 billion scandal and electoral reforms are examples. These are signs of deteriorating governance,” said Munthali.

According to ECM secretary general Father Henry Saindi,  the bishops were concerned that Electoral Reforms Bills were frustrated and defeated not on the basis of their merit or demerit but simply because the people’s representatives chose to give way to the advancement of their personal and selfish interests at the expense of the national and common good.

“They were worried about the increasing levels of poverty and the growing gap between the rich and the poor because of corruption and stealing of government resources. They were also concerned about the prospects of hunger due to unpredictable rainfall pattern. These have been and remain the concerns of every well-meaning Malawian, including the bishops, the pastors of souls,” said Saindi as quoted by the local press.

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Divine
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Because of the way we handle issues of national interest is what making this Nation poorer and underdeveloped comparing to our 4 neighboring countries. We politicize very important issues. We always defend our politicians, if we continue doing the way we are doing and not stand out for the truth this Nation will continue be like this. I think its time we Malawians regardless of our political affiliation start doing things the right way according to what God is telling us through our Church leaders.

Tenzi Mzungu
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A Kachenga poverty is subjective it’s how one feels about it so don’t make a sweeping statement. Secondly Malawians don’t fight their battles God fight for them. Kamuzu oppressed us for a long time but we didn’t take up arms against him. We removed him democratically. We also removed JB democratically. Tell me did we go to the streets when cash gate was exposed? Where were CSOs that time? What did Chakwera do? So you want us to go to the streets now because you hate APM.? The ballot will speak for itself my friend and after all it’s not… Read more »
Mwananyanian
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Kikiki The Bishops and their acolytes are really endowed with deep thinking capabilities: To think that 50+1 would even put a dent in the poverty levels, and the widening gap between the rich and the poor. What solves problems like these is transparency and destruction of gross corruption, abale inu – just check out the persistence of poverty in the few African countries with 50+1. And look at ignorance of the masses, and arrogance of the elected politicians (even at 50+1) as a big part of the problem. And, in the same vein: what has 50+1 got to do with… Read more »
Dr Manga
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Makhumbo from Nowhere akupangidwa quote daily….Billy Mayaya wasowatu kkkkk

kanchenga
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Really Mr Munthali ? Personally I think the opposition made a mistake to agree to share the 4b but to acuse them of being party to the appalling situation the country finds itself is abit unfortunate. Apparently it is the general citizenry that should be blamed for passiveness in a situation where they should be angry. It’s funny how most Malawians expect people to fight their wars. How many times has Chakwera stood up against a wrong without the citizenry supporting him. Sometimes we should be ashamed of criticizing people for making a mistake especially when we remained quiet. The… Read more »
Msundu
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Koma ife anganya tavutanso bwanji ndi za u Commentator kikikikik

Listen and Love
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HEARTLESS POLITICIANS WHO OCCUPY DECISION MAKING POSITIONS IN GOVERNMENT ARE LITERALLY DRIVING THIS COUNTRY TO HELL. PRAY MALAWI PRAY FOR LEADERS WHO TRULY FEAR GOD AND CAN/ WILL GOVERN MALAWI WITH GOD’S WISDOM AND COMPLETE SELFLESSNESS.

Jajah
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You are right my brother both side have to be blamed they are all useless they is no one to trust both are thieves thus 2019 new party is getting in to change our buitful Malawi viva DEPECO 2019 boma.

Hatton
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Makhumbo, you are a real commentator. Such unbiasness is rarely. We saw and heard what the pro opposition CSOs did. The heaped all the blame on government. Silly enough they demanded government personalities to either resign or be fired and asked the chief culprit, the leader of opposition, to apologize. This is stupidity of the highest order. The person that deserves to resign and vacate his position is the leader of opposition. He is not fit to be the president of Malawi because after allocated the K20 million he was satisfied and endorsed the expenditure. Mkulu ameneyu akhoza kugulitsa dziko.… Read more »
kaka ni dada
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Bushit! Boma lakuba, iwe Munthali boma la ambuye wako ili katangale too much, osamanamizila opposition, simasunga thumba la chuma cha Malawi, wamva!

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