Chakwera deprived constituents right to parliamentary representation

Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which has majority opposition seats in the House following the disputed May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, had its president Lazarus Chakwera  forced to refund the allowances he drew without attending any parliamentary session.

Chakwera: Paid back the allowances

Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara – who is also executive meber of MCP –   succumbed to the pressure from the general public to force Chakwera refund the allowances.

Chakwera has not attended any parliamentary session depriving his constituents a right to representation in the National Assembly.

Many people have been questioning the decision by Parliament to continue giving allowances to someone who has been absconding from his duties.

MCP and Chakwera have  refused to accept the legitimacy of governing Democratic Progress Party (DPP) leader Peter Mutharika as the President.

But Chakwera was not disputing parliamentary elections therefore he had no valid reason not to attend parliamentary session.

He paid back the allowances on Tuesday 11th February 11, 2020.

During the opening of the first meeting in the 48th Session of Parliament, MCP members of Parliament (MPs) showed a vote of no confidence in President Peter Mutharika’s presidency when they openly called him wakuba (thief) and walked out during the presentation of the President’s first Sona since the contested May 21 2019 poll.

The protesting MPs left bottles of Tippex on their tables, symbolising that Mutharika had won his second term with the aid of Tippex which was used to alter election results sheets.

MCP’s Lobin Lowe was elected Interim Leader of Opposition as Chakwera continue parliamentary boycott.

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Chipani Cha Fuko
Chipani Cha Fuko
9 months ago

Why did it take him all this time to pay back????? the only reason he did so is because he knew the story was about to break ………….I have always said Chakwera is suspect, something about him doesnt sit right

Musolin
Musolin
9 months ago

Tamuwonani kamlomo kukonda kuba. Adadi anaba k145m anabweza nawe waba nkubweza. Koma izi za 50+1 sanatiganizile, especially now the favourites are all thieves

Medson
Medson
9 months ago

Why it was possible for him to accept payments at first place?????without working for it.
Umbava uwu stealing from poor Malawians
Lazarus never thought ahead of him
parliamentarian duties are not the same of president.

Kingsley
Kingsley
9 months ago

A Wanga Gwede osanena kuti wabweza voluntarily bwa?

Alipo wapempha a Chakwera kuti abweze ma allowance? Palibe.

Mesa wina amayesa ikhala nyambo, koma wagwira chiphwisi.

Nyasatimes you’re becoming a nuisance with each passing day.

WON
WON
9 months ago

Chakwera is a thief. He has had to pay the money after concourt judgement to clear his name. What a hypocrite.

POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
9 months ago

Mumaona kuti pastor wosabela anthu.Ma pastor ndi ma husslers.Akufuna m’ boma kuti adzidzaba ngati enawa.Taonani ndi amene amawatuma akwansundwe kuti aziti Bela

Nalingula
Nalingula
9 months ago

How many public figures have ever returned Money ….How many People atolandira ndalama ,mkumaba misonkho yathu ,ntchito atogwirayo Osaoneka …Basi kumangolongolora pa MBC tv and radio ….Kulandira ndalama ….LAZ was said We don’t want Ansah Chisankho chisanachitike….Laz Said Chisankho Chitobedwa and Warned MEC. ….He is just Consistent a Leader who tells it as it is ….He called the Prince of Thieves by his name ….A Thief and Some people condemned …..Later we all agreed kuti atonena …Zooona ….You will. Paint him Black or Red …..But deep down you know that he is the Real Deal ….The threat to Your Plunder… Read more »

jogoda
jogoda
9 months ago
Reply to  Nalingula

returning money is good gesture and we have to thank him for that. he might be getting without his knowledge to his bank account. however, advise to all of us that its important we follow our accounts in banks for any money recieved into it. the money loundering and financilal crime makes it clear that failure to report any obnormal financial transaction is a crime it it self.

this is common that when money is added to our accounts we dont report koma when any abnornal deductions happens we alsi qurry the bank.

Olivier
Olivier
9 months ago
Reply to  jogoda

For Chakwera to return the money to me it just show hones and transparency, otherwise zikadangothera monena kuti sindinkadziwa. Mind you ignorance is not a point to back you in court of law, questions comes to say after you have known so what do you do

Malawi belong to the citizens

It’s not fair to continue destroying our country guys.

Forgive them
Forgive them
9 months ago

Wanga be proffessional,this story u copied from a real journalist who wrote that Chakwera volunterily gave back the money,and u come here to lie about it,we follow these things,please editors check ur boys,this used to be one of the best online papers,but the way it is going,Malawi 24 will take over from this un professional paper,

Webster
Webster
9 months ago
Reply to  Forgive them

why did he receive it?

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
9 months ago
Reply to  Forgive them

Fuck you off, how come he first collected the money, so what’s the difference with Peter who also received k145 million after that he returned it, Chakwera joined politics not to uplift the poor Malawians but yo milk them, mulibe utsogoleri wa Dziko mwa Chakwera , lets call aspede asped

Olivier
Olivier
9 months ago
Reply to  Mabvuto

Anthu a DPP are known by their abusive language, then you come to apologize. you don’t know how to differenciate a public forum and a pub in you location, i think to be sensible is golden gift otherwise you just disposing lack of discipline

tung'ande
tung'ande
9 months ago

Chakwera and MCP are highly certified idiots and hypocrites. If they had any sense of reasoning remaining on them they should have boycotted even parliament because it is the same EC that run parliamentary elections. If the court found that constituency tally centres were illegal, where did Chakwera votes got counted . Is it not at the same illegal centres. If the court established that duties of the commisioners can not be delegated, who was presiding over the elections in his constituency, ware they commisioners or delegated people.

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