Chakwera calls Parliament to put Malawi first: Vows to end theft and corruption

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, who is leading nine opposition  political parties in an electoral ticket branded Tonse Alliance, has said Parliament  which starts meeting in Lilongwe from Friday has a big responsibility of ensuring that legislators represents the interest of Malawi first, than their party’s and personal interests.

Chakwera: The leaders we have in power now are thieves and corrupt
People waving at Chakwera  as UTM’s Samson Mithenga gives the Tonse slogans
Chakwera on campaign trail in Dedza

Chakwera in his address  during a whistle stop campaign meeting at Mayani school ground in the Area of Traditional Authority Tambala in Dedza, said  Malawians are hopeful that Parliament will fix the fresh presidential election date in the interest of all and not raising doubts as to whether the election will be held or not.

“My appeal to members of parliament is to put Malawi first and consider things that concern Malawians most. Let them be honourable in their task and set the date for fresh elections,” he said.

He lamented that the country has been on a standstill for a year since the botched election in 2019 with its economy down because peace loving Malawians have been fighting for electoral justice in court.

Chakwera expressed his trust and confidence that Parliament will represent the will of the people in their deliberations.

The MCP presidential hopeful, who resigned as a member of parliament in line with the Constitution to contest for the elections, assured that votes in the fresh elections will be protected as Tonse Alliance has put in place measures to fight rigging tactics.

Chakwera, who quit the pulpit as head of Malawi Assemblies of God in 2013 to join frontline politics, said the destiny of Tonse is Malawi a new and better Malawi for all.

He said the destiny can only be achieved if Malawians cast and protect every vote in the presidential rerun.

Chakwera said God has given Malawians the fresh election to restore every voter’s power to bring change and enjoy their rights.

The MCP leader has also vowed to fight corruption and sharing of resources equally to all Malawians.

He heaped blame on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government for the socio-economic woes facing the country, saying it is because of rampant corruption.

Chakwera said the leaders are busy enriching themselves through corrupt means and are failing to fight corruption because “they themselves are thieves and corrupt”.

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika is set to address the 193 legislators marking the official opening of budget session through a recorded audio clip on Friday as a preventive measure of Coronavirus pandemic which Malawi is registering cases.

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Mofolo
Mofolo
3 months ago

A Chakwera ndale mwaberesa pa Malawi simungawine nazo chisankho. Too much violence mpaka kukhazikisa Msundwe Barracks destroying peoples properties and businesses do you think Malawians want this kind of leaders NO. You are also in the process of syphoning MK9.7 BILLION from government before even you become President. Nkumati muthetsa corruption pamene mwayamba kale kubera Boma agalu inu.

Qute
3 months ago

Chakwera ali m’nkhwapa mwa abiti Cashgate Joyce Banda

Mete
3 months ago

GOOD speech Mr President Mutharika. Ife tili Nga! Nga! Nga! Pambuyo panu.

kingcobra
kingcobra
3 months ago

CHAKWERA UMATHA, GOGO ALIRA TWIIIIIIII

Ziggy
Ziggy
3 months ago
Reply to  kingcobra

Alire ndi chakwera muonanso

Makolija
3 months ago
Reply to  kingcobra

Chakwera walira kale ndi Chilima

Mwini muzi.
3 months ago

Chakwera should be last to condemn corrupt leaders when he is one. He never questioned the K9.7bn billed against MEC for he has vested interest in this exorbitant bill. He received gifts from Simbi yet knowing Simbi has corrupt questions to answer in RSA. He received a silence bribe from proceeds of JB’s Cashgate and today, he is still with her in his inner circle teaching him how to steal government money. When Chakwera says this is the God given opportunity to vote again, he thinks God has given him the position of president, but it is also an opportunity… Read more »

hardy
hardy
3 months ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi.

I agree. The honest to God clean person here Is Peter Kuwani

Phwisa
Phwisa
3 months ago

But why is Chakwera not talking of cash gate. Is it because he doesn’t want to hurt Joice Banda and consequently alliance

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
3 months ago
Reply to  Phwisa

APM by his own admission recently just said CASHGATE is still happening. He claims with the coming of the new ifmis software CASHGATE will end. But how limes have we heard these “cook and bull stories” from the same mouth.

John chidongo
3 months ago

Dr Chakwera. How I wish you could be having your phone to public. Mmene zinafikira pano musanamize anthu kuti corruption ingathe . Corruption sikuba ndalama za boma zonkha koma inu mudzikhala mu office bwana kodi kuli konse kumene corruption ikupangika mudzikhalako. Tiyeni tpabge kampeni mwanzeru ndi chilungamo. Panopa kuchipatala kulibe mabedi zakudya zofunda kodi mwachifundo chabe munayamba mwagulapo. Tiyeni tinene moopa Mulungu zinazi. Ikani number yanu kuti anthu tikuuzeni zona. Kodi inu muma boarder mudzidzakhalamo inu. Munthutu ndi wovuta.

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
3 months ago
Reply to  John chidongo

iSalute u JOHN

Okay
Okay
3 months ago

Chakwera and chilima have stolen k9 billion through legal fees as we speak. The legal fees alone equals 100,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser at k4, 500 per bag.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
3 months ago
Reply to  Okay

What about South African lawyers and Kaphales fees? And why did these thieves (dpp/mec) decide to fight a losing battle? We all know (apart from yourself may be) that these are the consequences of losing the battle.

hardy
hardy
3 months ago

Problem with Malawians is we choose to take side. Both camps are criminals. Our rescue lies in Peter Kuwani. Vote Mbakuwaku

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
3 months ago

This month is the end of Chakwera’s short-lived political career. He would have served his two terms as MCP leader and all the so-called nkholokolos are waiting on the wings to pick up the pieces of MCP. There is no way MCP will win this election. Mark my words: MCP IS HEADED FOR A DEVASTATING ELECTORAL DEFEAT!!! Period. Do you know that Mutharika won elections in 2014 when he was positioned ninth in the ballot paper. What more now? Atibela Volume 6 is looooaaading!!!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
3 months ago

In your dreams.

chibwaka
chibwaka
3 months ago

Even if one is exhusted of choices to make cannot vote for the current governemnt. Sometimes we should be liable of consequences we are experiencing now because of wrong choices we make when selecting leaders. Malawi is burning and wether one LIKE IT or NOT God will not allow us to stay in the present circumstance. The government will change and new dawn is coming to Malawi. Every tactic that will be done to avoid the change will encounter the resistance from the almight and we have already seen this. God watching Malawi. I am relating the situation we are… Read more »

ignatius
3 months ago

Atupele attracting more clouds through out the country including Lilongwe his motherland, Kasungu and the entire North, mwina opposition uphunzire kupanga campaign based on issues not kutukwakwana kokhakokaha

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
3 months ago
Reply to  ignatius

Yes, that’s why he won as an mp kwawoko.

Mlauzi
Mlauzi
3 months ago
Reply to  ignatius

Ignatius, what are you smoking?

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