Chakwera for reduced presidential powers, strong mining laws

Malawi Congresss Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera says his administration  will initiate that the powers of the State Presidentbe reduced once voted into power in next year’s elections.

Speaking at Khuzi Primary School grounds in the area of Traditional Authority Kwataine in Ntcheu District during a political rally on Saturday , Chakwera said he will ensure   trimming of the powers of holders of the highest office on the land, especially in appointing members of boards and key positions in parastatals and government institutions.

“Our constitution gives too much powers for the presidency and as MCP we will not allow that to continue,” he said.

Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition, also said the country needs  strong laws to regulate the mining industry, bemoaning lawlessness sin the extractive industry.

“Either contracts are given to people in non professional manner, as you saw un Kayelekera, or people are just going around doing mining without telling people what they are doing.

“There are also those who just involve villagers, looking for whatever they are looking for, rubies and so forth,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera, accompanied by MCP vice presidenta dn May 21 2019 running mate in the presidential race, Sidik Mia,  said MCP will ensure that Malawians should be “beneficiaries of all things Hod has endowed us with.”

“Let us put i place laws that protect Malawians and protect the extraction of such minerals to the end that everyone develops and prospers alongside everyone else.”

On health delivery services, Chakwera said MCP will ensure there is adequate supply of drugs and will make sure hospitals and health centres have adequate ambulances.

He also pledged that other ambulances will be specific to help people who might get injured during car accidents along Blantyre to Lilongwe M1 Road.

On education, Chakwera promised to provide a lot of early child development centres and also to build enough school blocks as well as providing adequate teaching and learning materials.

On agriculture, Chakwera promised to build more factories to manufacture juice from abundant fruits the countries have such as mangoes and tangerines.

He said it is sad that people have plenty of ,ango trees but just for inadequate retail market and in the end the mangoes just go to waste.

Chakweta  said the imports a lot of juice brands from outside the country because it did not provide a conducive environment for entrepreneurs to open such factories.

Speaking earlier,  Mia promised the people that he will ensure that he drives MCP into government.

Mia said Malawians are tired with the ever growing poverty which the country is going through.

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Maliseche a Pumbwa
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Maliseche a Pumbwa

Hi-5 -agenda reminds me of the 4 corner stones, ……..Ngodya zinayi…………we can’t go back to that nonsense anymore

School is a COMMON DENOMINATOR basi.
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Iwe KATAKWE, U have forgotten that Chakwera started uterring such points before even Chilima rebelled against his own Boss. In this case, who is copying from who ???????

Katakwe
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Jax, that also worries me. Whatever Chakwera says is a replica of what Chilima has already said. This is where I feel MCP has no substance. Chilima is making a big difference on the political scene to a point that whatever he proposes, DPP hastily implements it. A case in point is the proposed free secondary school education and increase of honoraria for chiefs. Malawi wants leadership with new ideas.

Chacha
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You are missing the point. What Chakwera is saying, is the same he has been talking over and over while Chilima was with DPP. For example, Chakwera and MCP brought a bill in Parliament to trim the powers of ACB, He has talked about the Quota system abolishment even during the 2014 election campaign. Chakwera has been talking of an end to farm subsidies. Surprisingly, all what I have listed above, are the same things Chilima has been saying. The only thing Chilima is to copy from Chakwera is to change the financial year from July to April. Wait and… Read more »

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

How you say it matters and that determines a leader! How come people didn’t know chakwera said it? but once Chilima says then we we crystal clearly know whats up!! Who deserves to be a leader? Chakwera and APM both mtocha dont know how to speak and articulate staff = lucks leadership skill leave that corporate marketer show you how its done sit down and learn kkkkkkkkk

Zondeni
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Zondeni

Mabodza iwe. Chakwela.anayamba kale kunena izi. Dphiphi team B ikucopela

MAUNITS
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MAUNITS

Copy right ndi chidakwacho kaya.

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Keep up good work Dr. Laz and Alhaj Mia. Boma ili ndilanu come 21 May, 2019.

chikokwe
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chikokwe

mcp yayaka muona 2019 makape inu mwatikwana kwabasi.

KAGWA
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A Congress muli ndi chitchito chotuta anthu muli eti,zimene izo kukuzinamiza nokha. Muzikhala ndi chikoka ngati UTM samatuta anthu ayi

Angoni sathaonse
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Angoni sathaonse

So MCP will be driven into government by SIDIK MIA koma abale where is team work in MCP, this guy feels he owns MCP after buying it .

Chacha
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Kaduka ndi nsanje zidzakuphani.

Njiwa
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Njiwa

That’s the talking of the next president of Malawi, we believe in your servant leadership Dr Laz

Political Analyst
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Political Analyst

Most of the times am worried with Sidik Mia’s comments, i have never heard him speak of any constructive ideas that he will bring to transform Malawi. He always talks about Malawi that is full & tired of poverty but also he will make sure MCP makes the next government, after all these so what? What is is that he has to offer to us? Are they not just repeating what their opponents have spoken already?… I love these two guys but the fact that they have nothing concrete to offer, am afraid they may not make it unless they… Read more »

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