Chief Kyungu, DPP officials show up at demo in Karonga

Hundreds of Karonga residents responded to the protest organized by the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on Friday where they petitioned the country’s President Peter Mutharika through the office of the District Commissioner (DC) on the way the country is being governed.

Chunga receiving the petition

Some of the protestors in Karonga

Police commend Karonga residents for peaceful protests organised by CSOs

The protest which started around 8:30 am and ended around 10 am started at Karonga roundabout going straight to the DC’s office using Karonga-Mzuzu M1 road and led by fearless youth activist Steven
Simsokwe.

However, as they were about to start, the face of Paramount Chief Kyungu and some officials and supporters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led by its deputy regional governor Smart Kayira as well as Karonga north shadow legislature Mungasulwa Mwambande where visible.

The development angered the protestors who suspected that their presence were to block them.

However, Kyungu left the area secretly leaving the DPP officials at the area who also joined the protest after threatened to be manhandled especially if they wanted to disrupt the peaceful demo.

Police provided security to ensure everything was peaceful.

Presenting a petition to the DC’s office, Simsokwe said they are number of issues affecting the residents of Karonga  such as water billing,  electricity blackouts, mining issues and the relocation of refugee camp to Katili in the district among others which have been raised in the petition apart from the  K4 billion that was meant to be disbursed to legislators.

In a separate interview, Simsokwe said another issue they want to see is thoroughly explained is about the diesel-powered generators, arguing that there have been contradictions on the issue and the nation was still experiencing incessant blackouts.
Receiving the petition, Clement Chunga who represented the DC said the petition will  be presented to authorities.
Chunga then thanked the residents for holding a peaceful protests.

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Uthenga wapereka ku dziko lonse that we hv incompetent leadership and corrupt government.
We are watching all players in this Kyungus, MBC personalities,and all blocking people’s wishes. One day you shall regret this it never lasts long. If this demo is not enough for you sit down and digest the messages on placads.
Ngati mukuganiza these are jokes inu pheee.

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Tell ur kiungu
He no longer owns kiankhonde

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Firing Gondwe, Nakhumwa, Peter etc will not solve Malawi’s problems. The problems are deep-rooted. Malawi politics has to seriously transform to modern way of governing, with a set of new thinking vibrant leaders. There are probably around 200 old and recycled politicians who should politely retire from politics, to pave way for new-thinking political parties with a set of vibrant politicians. The best value these old politicians can add to Malawi is to act as a fountain of wisdom for the new and young vibrant crop of politicians. South Africa, Angola, Rwanda are moving in that direction. Its people are… Read more »
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