Diaspora commends Chakwera for swift move over Malawi Independence Day cancellation over Covid-19 threat

The Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) Diaspora Network, an external wing of  one of the parties in Tonse alliance government has commended the President Lazarus Chakwera over his swift move in declaring that the Independence Day celebrations that were scheduled for Monday July 6th at Bingu stadium be cancelled due to growing numbers of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic cases.

Some MCP diaspora executives with Chakwera

Speaking to Nyasa Times, the spokesperson of the group Chalo Mvula said President Chakwera should be commended for a decision that will potentially save so many lives.

“We in diaspora, especially in UK and USA we have seen how devastating this virus can be. We have seen mistakes that were made by governments such as in the UK where they took longer before cancelling public gatherings which led to many people getting infected.

“It is good to see Malawi government getting to grips and facing this invisible enemy head on”

Mvula said it is the prayer of those in Diaspora that things don’t turn worse for Malawi as currently our hospitals are not fully equipped to cater for growing numbers of patients.

He said this Independence day cancellation is already a testament of the servant leadership that the leaders of Tonse alliance,  Chakwera and vice-president Saulos  Chilima promised to Malawians.

“Since his national address on Friday, there had been growing calls for the President to carefully consider cancelling the independence day celebrations and after reports of the escalating numbers, the president has listened and made this bold move,” added Mvula.

President Chakwera on Friday announced social distancing measures that would have seen only 20000 people grace July 6 celebrations. He cited the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) that has got worse in the past three weeks. Malawi has so far registered over 1500 cases with 17 people confirmed dead.

Chakwera urged Malawians to maintain good hygiene by regularly washing their hands, or using hand sanitizers, wearing masks  and to adhere to social distancing measures

Meanwhile, Tonse alliance politician Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo made an announcement on his social media page that he had been diagnosed with the virus

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Kashma
Kashma
7 months ago

Corona Virus is here, but Agogo aja amathawa zisankho ndipo he openly lost to young man Chilima. We dont need agogo muno mchifukwa chake athawira ku NYANJA. agogo agogo atenganga ndi kamsungwana kawo kataba ma billion athu

Namulondola Njira
7 months ago

Mvula , the decision to save lives was ignored and supported by courts and HRDC. Most of you ignored the call and said you didn’t mind Covid-19 than elections. You even said it was DPP strategy not to hold elections. Uku timati kumva nkhwangwa ili mmutu. There will be lots of life . If in Uk where you are is experiencing a second wave, and Manchester is one of the city that has poor record in disease control, what more with Malawi. Time is up.

Just
Just
7 months ago

Too late. This thing yafala kale. All we can do is brace for the inevitable destruction to follow basi. The stupid political functions are our undoing. We will pay for our stupidity.

King David
King David
7 months ago

As long as the date appointed by God that somebody would be out of office is over, every thing will be ok,Dr Laz continue doing what God has invested in you to move Malawi forward,leave out all political sentiments and focus on your work to move the common man from hardship to fair and reasonable living standard

Mwini. Dimba
Mwini. Dimba
7 months ago

Kkkkkkkk Diaspora, UK wing khalani chete. Muzingosetetsa nkhakamba zanuzo basi. Where were you when the injunction was effected to stop lockdown ?

Igbudu
7 months ago

No irony in that, anybody could have done it, ngati tinalephera upita ku ma olympics whats that?

Mwaramwasa
Mwaramwasa
7 months ago

Kkkkkkk timanena paja kuti izi sichimodzimodzi ndi kuyendetsa ka mpingo. Running a Government is a serious business. Ana acheepa awa!

sazuza
sazuza
7 months ago

We thank God that He restrained the situation until election processes were over. We needed a new government. we could not afford to have a government with thugs up to this hour

Love
Love
7 months ago
Reply to  sazuza

Restrained what brother. God hates foolishness. We behaved like fools during the campaign s. We have to pay the price. God is not to blame at all.

Wawa
Wawa
7 months ago

Politicians come out in the open now and apologize to the Nation for misleading them on Covid 19. During the run up to Presidential Election you Guys boldly told the masses that there was no Covid 19 in Malawi. According to u Covid was just a Cooked up DPP propaganda. Everybody believed you and they went all out attended ur Rallies in large numbers. See now? How many people did u expose to the Virus ? Unfortunately, Today, we are told UTM has lost a whole Secretary General to the same Covid. Too bad. May Heavens have mercy on Us.… Read more »

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
7 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

DPP Cadet, your President is one who is greedy. We are all in this situation.

Wawa
Wawa
7 months ago
Reply to  Nambuma Girl

Finye, we are not in this together. Misinformation has come back to bite u. Deal with it.

Jinga
Jinga
7 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

Dpp could and will never be trusted. Everything around them was crooked. We could not take another risk of keeping them in power for an extra day. We all know that COVID is real but DPP was using it to their advantage hence we had the Botomani-Jappie allowances saga. The figures that were being announced at that time were mostly cooked because DPP never wanted us to go to the polls!!

Well done Mr President for moving in quickly to address the situation. You are in touch with reality without a doubt.

Wawa
Wawa
7 months ago
Reply to  Jinga

So now U believe Covid is real simply coz Chakwera is the President?

Grey hair
Grey hair
7 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

I wish one of the die for Covid19, Malawi will have a 20 years learning lessons..

Itsanana
Itsanana
7 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

But one thing you might not want to agree with is the fact that it took a whole government to send a call for self repatriation of Malawians at the peak of Covid-19 in South Africa. No proper protocols were laid down in the missio which ended up bringing a lot of people suffering from the disease. You must, now, be the same people crying foul of the possible uncontrollable scourge of the virus in the country!

Nyau
Nyau
7 months ago

Kkkkkkkkkk

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