Chaponda says early child education vital: Submits papers to run for DPP in Mulanje South West

Former Cabinet minister George Chaponda has said the country needs to enormously focus on improving education standards in the country arguing the discipline is one of the central pillars for the country’s economic growth.

Chaponda: Democracy is best if practiced with sober minds

Chaponda said Thursday when he submitted his nomination papers for Mulanje Central Constituency for which he has been legislator since 2009.

“Education, especially early child education is vital for this country. We need to invest more in the education of our young people if this country is to move forward,” said Chaponda, who was cheered by hundreds of supporters.

He added: “And for this, I have been passionate about. For example, in this constituency our children enjoy better education through reduced teacher-student ratio of the recommended 60:1.”

Talking about his constituency, Chaponda said his experience showed that apart from education the other pillars were health and security.

“It is my intention to mobilize for additional secondary schools, so that our boys and girls can obtain skills that would assist them in various trades. In the next five years I will also focus on the construction of more police units and health centres,” said Chaponda.

According to Chaponda, democracy is best if practiced with sober minds.

“We should desist from violence and hate talk as we journey towards elections,” he said.

He touted the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government as development conscious and urged his constituents to renew its mandate for continued economic transformation.

Chaponda, a retired international diplomat, fell out of public favour following his implication in maize-gate—a maize purchase deal from neighbouring Zambia where billions of taxpayers money are said to have been swindled in dubious circumstances.

Chaponda, who was the minister responsible at the time, insists his implication was mere political smear to pull him down saying his haters wanted so since he was fast rising the political ladder.

Courts acquitted him of any wrong doing after eleven months of hearings.

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KKK
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Mbava iyi kodi ilipobe. Ilowa liti ku Maula kodi?

Graham
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Graham

Not from him, not from him. He got Many going to school on empty stomach. Coward

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Watch the Bwana Nkubwa Chaponda get in to cabinet after the May elections! The man is one of the main pistons in the DPP engine, no doubt. And, apparently, APM misses him and his ideas too.

Shack
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Shack

He is not even ashamed! That’s how you can tell these people are evil sent by the devil himself

ndele
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ndele

kutha ma planthey retired today,, trust me they would be dead in a week or month bcoz they never werer prepared but are busy whoring ,bastarding in all angles at our cost. fartty man stinking old cow

Caregiver
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Caregiver

BRAVO Dr Chaponda for openly showing commitment to develop early childhood education sector. How I wish more politicians understood the importance of Early childhood education for the national socioeconomic development and attainment of SDG 4. Wishing u good luck in your campaign.

Mr. Ibu
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Analephera ali mboma, nanga akatuluka pa may pano akwanitsa???? Kkkkkk wishful thinking.

guy jobo
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guy jobo

Other than his age which i may not subscribe to his vision is better than what HE was justifying for his running mate.The old man has indeed lost some ideas.Was he not advised sir Chaponda. This is proof that we need a younger generation.

Maduro
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Useless Lawyer. Why not retire and go to teach Law at the University? In America, when educated politicians become of age or lose elections, they resort to teaching in colleges. When Al Gore lost the presidency to George Bush, he went to teach journalism at the University plus plenty more have and are still doing the same. Kuba ndiye mwaba, what else do you want on earth?

NotWakanda4Ever
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NotWakanda4Ever

Still not tired of maize purse still want to steal more from the poor! madala team we booting out…..

Uncle Thom
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Uncle Thom

This man irritates me like shit. Mbava iyi.