Chakwera explains why opposition blocked Malawi loan from World Bank

Leader of opposition in Parliament, Lazarus Chakwera , has said the opposition block on Friday rejected a government motion to table a bill that could allow government to access a K36 billion loan from the World Bank because they wanted transparency and not aiding another form of cashgate.

Chakwera

Chakwera

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe tabled a bill seeking Malawi loan from World Bank to cater for post-floods disaster recovery costs.

However, the opposition MPs rejected the bill to be discussed as they demanded that government explain how the previous relief efforts on the floods were handled,

Chakwera, who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president told a news conference alongside People’s Party (PP) leadership, that the rejection of the motion was driven by a desire for transparency and accountability.

He also confirmed plans by his fellow MCP lawmakers to reject the budget if government pressed ahead to sale State-owned MSB bank.

“MSB is not the only issue; we want a full explanation on a number of money issues which we, as a House, approved government to transact and made law.

“We want to know how government spent it and not just the MSB issue. This is how it is done world over and there is nothing strange about it,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera said the opposition rejects “a father knows best” mentality where the

Leader of the House Francis Kasaila said the move to defer the bill was a calculated move by the opposition parties to frustrate government.

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Thyolo South
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a man with all senses cannot defend the sale of MSB

Pharula
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Don’t think that well versed Malawians can applaud the wrong decision the opposition has taken. The aftermath the flood has caused is pricking and someone tells to wait till the list is produced? nonsense. The bridges need reconstruction now and to shamefully come on the open declare the block demonstrate the low I Q and lack of patriotism. A shame to our opposition leader and his fellow MPs.As if it is not enough they block MSB sale .This is abuse of power. They don’t have the jurisdiction. The understanding is wanting. Banking business is operated on trust .Government to come… Read more »
Kenkkk
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You seem lost and don’t understand the basics and fundamentals of issues involved here. Typical dpp boot licker!!

Roots
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James Nkoko

Understand the issues raised and its not about supporting MCP. Kodi kupusa bwanji? Akunena kuti akana motion chifukwa chakuti akufuna boma liwerengere bwino ndalama zina zimene linalandira zokhuza ngozi yamadzi..mwina zikuveka.. Its not about ine ndi wa MCP olo chani..Kodi boma lisiye kukhala accountable just be cause the leader of oppostion anali mbusa? childish thinking

Tukombo
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The days of business as usual are long gone!!!! Way to go opposition so proud of you.

tuvitwana
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GOODALL GONDWE NDIWE CHINDERE CHAKUFIKAPO. LOMWEZ USE U LIKE ANYTHING KWENI WULI KUSAMBIRA IWE POOO?
NO WONDER WUSO WAKAWA stooge

Denguzman.
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Amalawi, chotsangalatsa ndi ichi, ambiri ma MPz a DPP sakufuna kuti budget idutse coz of setting Mulli free. Koma ngati boma likufuna kuyaluka lipitiliza kukula mtima. This is Malawi govt not Lomwe govt and normal Malawians sangatsangalare kuti 6billion ingolowa mthumba mwa munthu mmodzi yekha pamene azibale anthu muzipatalamu akusowa mankhwala. Panopa boma likuti likufuna ndrama zoti likathandizire anthu ama flood victims, kodi mmene ankamulipilira ngongole Mulli sankadziwa kuti anthu akuvutika ku lower shire? U southerners ndinu anthu ogona kwambiri, makamaka inu aku Mwanza ndi Neno-what development have u benefited from these leaders( Muluzi, Bingu, JB and now APM? Amalawi,… Read more »
Kadesh Kadesh
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You call for constructive comments and at the same time you call southerners ‘anthu ogona’. I don’t think you’ve got peacefu Malawi blood in you vessels.

hango
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Whether DPP,PP or MCP our stand in this country is FACTS and openness. Do a lot of tricks to steal taxpayers money but am sure Malawians are observing. Mwayambaso kusatsamala anthu inu? Chakwera we need you in the villages, you are good for the common Malawian. Adzibvina ma dansi kumwerera, kubweza ngongole za abale awo ife tikuona!

Zanga Phee!
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This is what we call maturity brains in stuff, not in parliament for fun changing benches for what are you guys human or dancers? remember someone in the rural masses who spent morning ours in long queue in quest of your position now laying to say my constituency they have asked me to be on the government bench side.May Allah have mercy on us please! this is not soccer guys you are dealing with humans in the country which listed poorest among other fellow African countries. can’t u feel sorry when making such poor decisions?let us emulate from our developing… Read more »
nganya
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More fire Chakwera,checks and balances at its best

James Mkoko
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Ine ndi wa MCP ndipo ndimachokela ku Nkhotakota. Koma zimene akupanga Mr R Chakwela monga President wathu ndizautsilu iwo monga munthu wa mulungu pa vuto limene linaoneka ku Nyasland iwo anachitapo chiyani? Lero ndiuyu akukana kuti boma lithandize anthu ndi madela amene anaonongeka. Kodi pamavuto pamtendele mukhala otsutsa BASI????????????

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