Columnist hits at MCP: Party ‘not inspiring confidence’ as choice that could save Malawi

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) faced an extraordinary bit of dissent  from a newspaper columnist who torched the oldest party as not being on the cusp of victory in 2019 Tripartite elections   as predicted by some survey but a party that is “unravelling at the seams aided by some shortsighted individuals lacking ambition.”

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Suzhho Khunga, writting in Weekend Nation, argued that MCP has been “flip flppiing” on the stand to the government dubiously sourced and distributed K4 billion for constituencies.

The cokumnidt pointed out the MCP president Lazarus Chakwera made it clear that much as they had accepted the money would be spent, he still wanted the events leading to the disclosure of this funding investigated by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

“One would think this was a clear stand communicated by the president of the party with endorsements from the National Executive Committee (NEC) but that was clearly not the case.

“The MCP MPs must have been shocked, however, when the acting secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka told the media that MCP would not be accepting the K4 billion after all,” reads the column.

Khunga wrote that if Iindeed the K4 billion was contained in the allocation for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, it was up to those leaders in Parliament to school their colleagues outside that this could not reversed.

At least, the columnist wrote, not without tabling a repeal or amendment Bill to the Appropriation Act which MCP MPs themselves contributed in passing to authorise the Minister of Finance to spend.

And the column used has more questions than answers.

”Why is it that it was only Mkaka who realised that the K4 billion payout was embroiled in dishonesty and thievery, not the MPs who approved its expenditure?

“What is MCP telling its supporters and potential voters about their ability to make decisions and stick to them?”

In all this, the columnist observed that the leadership of Chakwera is “nowhere to be seen or felt.”

According to the columnist, Chakwera is spending more time attending dinners organised by an aspiring vice-president than removing the confusion that rocks the party.

“MCP does not seem like a political party on the cusp of victory as predicted by some survey or other. It is a party that is unravelling at the seams aided by some shortsighted individuals lacking ambition,” wrote Khunga.

The columnist states that MCP seems to “hellbent on squandering the perceived good they have had recently”.

Khunga concluded the column by stating that  MCP does not inspire confidence as a party that is capable of governing come May 2019.

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Mpolokwa
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Mpolokwa

Well, the writer has some sense of biased reflection of his own. Caution to everyone is that usually DPP sympathizers seek manipulate people’s choice. This is a good example. Chakwera could be the only option outside Mutharika that’s all.

chikoti
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chikoti

Polls are won thru the ballot,not on paper..work hard to achieve the dream.

AmVeryAngryWithYou
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AmVeryAngryWithYou

As for me, its not about merit of the alternative. It’s more about a change full stop. It’s even more about someone without traits of dirt of the dpp. It’s much about someone who will not duck to tackle the evil of this government. An arrogant government with evil people.

peace k
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peace k

Thus on point @sugzo. .really this man can’t change things. .we guys like chilima to govern

National Front for Protection of the Poor
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National Front for Protection of the Poor

Politicians come from our midst. They were not imported from Syria. They are our brothers, sisters, uncles, in-laws, and so forth. Their character was made by our society. We condemn them right and left forgetting its our very society that modded them. With this kind of immature writing by Nyasa Time Reporter do you expert politicians to behave and act differently. Can you separate the character of this reporter and that of Goodall Gondwe. No. Look at your chiefs Kyungu and Lundu how they misbehave do you expect politicians coming from there to act differently. We ask politicians to change… Read more »

Wa Mwale
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Wa Mwale

This writer is useless and does not know politics in MCP, Chakwera is working day and night to build a party, while his other court bounded GS, and VP, are not helping in anyway, no meetings, of all the bye elections, they are not part of it. This writer first must look into Malawi today under DPP, the most scandalous gvnt ever had since 1964, most corrupt, most thieves we ALL MUST remove to bring into it the new dawn and at the moment its Chakwera who must help us redeem Malawi from the corrupt government.

P. phoye
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P. phoye

Be blind deliberately. MCP is receiving support than any time since 1994

Mary
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Wadyetsedwa

MAGUFULI
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MAGUFULI

AS A MATTER OF RESPECT AND DIGNITY TO YOURSELVES AND THE PEOPLE OF MALAWI PLEASE HUMBLE YOURSELVES SURRENDER THE MANTLE TO THIS TALENTED YOUNG MAN OF GOD/OUR LAND (BUSHIRI AKA MAJOR 1) THE YOUNG MAN CAN TAKE THE COUNTRY TO HIGHER LEVEL. GOD BLESS !!

Nkhangazaona
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Nkhangazaona

Forget about this girl Suzgo Khunga. She is so much driven by misplaced Northern tribal feelings.

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