Chakwera tours gutted Area 18 market

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president, Lazarous Chakwera, who is also leader of the opposition in Parliament, on Friday toured Area 18 market in Lilongwe which was gutted with fire Thursday night.

Chakwera at the Area 18 market
Chakwera at the Area 18 market
A woman weeps in the rubble of her destroyed shop.
A woman weeps in the rubble of her destroyed shop.
Chakwera touring gutted Area 18 market
Chakwera touring gutted Area 18 market

The market is 200m away from filling station, Escom had to cut off power to the area to avoid fire spreading to other property.

In a sombre mood, Chakwera said he was gravely concerned over the gutting of the market and a spate of fire gutting public places in the country.

“There is need to find lasting solutions to these fires,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera was accompanied by MCP’s Central Region Chairman Patrick Chilondola and members of parliament.

MCP supporters also flocked to the market and chanted songs praising Chakwera as the “real leader”.

Briefing the MCP leader on the tragedy, chairperson of the Area 18 market Benard Gama said the market has lost more than K100 million wealth of goods.

Gama commended Chakwera for swiftly coming to see for himself the tragedy that has happened in the area, saying that is “a mark of a leader”.

Chakwera has since pledged to assist the victims at the market in one way or another but called on government to open the public purse to give relief package to the affected traders.

Escom and Lilongwe City Council fire department are yet to disclosecause of fire which started in a hardware shop.

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Dominic
Dominic
5 years ago

Chakwera AKUNJOYA ndi umphawi wa anthu ku central region.

Dominic
Dominic
5 years ago

Cheap politics – taking advantage of poor people’s calamities, unfortunately most Malawians like politicians who take opportunity out of our poverty. Moto mwauyambitsa nokha – ukufuna wina akuthandizeni – my fellow poor Malawians, kumvetsa chisoni

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
5 years ago

For your own information, wapeleka one million kwacha, am saying this as a resident wa ku area 18, whether its out of politics, or whether its enough or not is for another day, but thats it

Martin chibweya
Martin chibweya
5 years ago

He’s someone that this country needs chipepeso sindalama.zokha inu khalani ndi jumbe wanuyo

Keen Observer
5 years ago

So you believe that you can get bad luck cos reprimanding political leaders???????? People who were simply elected by people themselves to go & serve the people in return they get huge salaries, so they’ve got the power to put a curse on someone who reprimands them???????? Very funny indeed. Ignorance my fellow countrymen. Chakwera from the time he crossed the floor from serving The Lord to becoming a politician, he seized to be a man of God. God does not do politics, He is God. He is the only One that needs NOT to be mocked. He is the… Read more »

Chindindindi
Chindindindi
5 years ago

Mnzako akamalira nawenso ,kumalira naye limodzi

chibwaiko mbekamachuni
chibwaiko mbekamachuni
5 years ago

A Chakwera mwayamba ndale zopanda nzeru kungowalonjeza anthu popanda cheni cheni kulibwino munakangokhala osapitako. Moyo wanu ndi wangati mtumbukadi

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ndege
ndege
5 years ago

The comments we make concerning our leaders may bring us bad luck.

Mabotcho
Mabotcho
5 years ago

A Chakwera tikuthokozeni chifukwa cha mtima wabwino umene mwaonetsa anzathu zitawavuta ku 18. Kukhala nawo ku nyumba ya maliro koposa kupita kuphwando la chikwati. Tidziwa kutinso a president athu a Peter Muthalika akhunzidwanso pa ngozi imeneyi koma chifukwa ndi otanganidwa sanathe kuthangirako mwansanga. Koma tithokoza kuti anatuma nthumwi yawonso imene inazayendera malo mwawo. Ngakhale pali kusiyana mmaganizidwe akumbali ziwirizi ndikungofuna kunyozetsa chabe. Ndalama ngakhale imathandiza muzambiri koma siyankho la chili chonse komanso nchitidwe womangopereka ndalama zothandiza anthu mopanda dongosolo ndi zomwe zawononga dziko ndikubwezera chitukuko pansi, koma ndi kudzuka kuti aliyense amene ali ndi kangachepe athandiza wolirawa mwadongosolo mosafuna kuzitukumula… Read more »

Binton wakale
5 years ago

Avoid politics when some one is in pains.Tikuziwa inuyo muli muboma koma tiyeni timve nao mavutowa ndipo amene akuchita malonda mumsikawu sikuti ndi akumbali ya opposition koma its from all parties.Vuto kunoku ndiloti munapunduka ndiviwanthu vina vopanda nzeru akapambana kulowa muboma amvekere wa opposition uvutika, kodi misonkhoyi boma likugwiritsa ntchito kutukula okondedwawo adulidwa ndiyeyu yekha wachipanicho kapena tonse?Inu tiyeni tizikhala ngati anthu anzeru kapena odzindikira chumachi ndichathu palibe za opposition kapena muboma.Moti amenewo onse awathandize ndithu its a must palibenso zomapemphanso iyi ndi ngozi misonkhoyi tikupereka ndife tomwe benefit yokhoma msonkho yizioneka, osati iwo adzingoyang’ana mbali yao okha andalewa.Ndipo zonsezi… Read more »

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