DPP dares Tonse government on implementing campaign promises 

Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says Malawians are anxiously awaiting implementation of some of the policies that President Lazarus Chakwera and his Tonse Alliance made during campaign.

Nankhumwa: People’s patience is wearing thin 
Ben Phiri: People ar enot eating three times a day, 1 million jobs not yet and the poverty continues to worsen
The funeral of DPP governor in Thyolo
DPP gurus Ben Phiri (r) and Kondwani Nankhumwa confer at the funeral
DPP regional governor (south) Mchacha speaking at the funeral
DPP mourn their governor in Thyolo

DPP says the longer it takes to carry out some of the pledged the greater the likelihood of people losing faith that the policies they endorsed at the ballot box would ever come to fruition.

“What this means is that Malawians will feel cheated and therefore lose trust in the Tonse Alliance government of President Chakwera.

“Indeed, Malawians are waiting for 1 million jobs; three meals a day; duty-free week; K4,000 fertilizer: K14,000 passport; free water and electricity connections and many more. These and other Tonse Alliance promises were intended to pull Malawians out of abject poverty but it seems implementation hasn’t started yet. People’s patience is wearing thin and I wish to encourage government to move with speed,” leader of opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa made the observation on Tuesday, August 18, at the funeral of the late Owen Kocherani.

Kocherani was DPP governor for Thyolo Central. He died suddenly on Monday after he collapsed at his residence at Thyolo Boma. He was also a very successful businessman and devout Muslim.

Nankhumwa paid tribute to the departed politician, describing him as a selfless warrior who fought for the betterment of Malawians.

“He wanted everyone to live a good life. He worked hard during campaign to ensure that the DPP under Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika remains in government to continue pursuing and implementing pro-poor policies. But that did not materialize and Tonse Alliance formed the new government and they are the ones managing the country now.

“I wish to assure Owen’s spirit that we will carry on with his dream of creating better lives and economic opportunities for all Malawians by ensuring that DPP returns to power after the next elections,” said Nankhumwa.

Other speakers at the funeral included former Local Government Minister and MP for Thyolo Central Ben Phiri, DPP Regional Governor for the South Charles Mchacha and Mayor for Luchenza Municipality Henderson Supuni and representative of Senior Chief Nchiramwela, among others.

They paid tribute to the late politician as a dedicated member of the party and society who made tremendous contribution towards the development of Thyolo Central as well the people’s welfare.

MP Ben Phiri said the late Kocherani was a father figure to him and that he invested a lot of time and personal resources to grow the DPP in the district.

“The late Kocherani has left a gap, which will be difficult to fill. May his good soul rest in everlasting peace,” said the Thyolo Central legislator.

Phiri also echoed Nankhumwa’s sentiments, rapping the Chakwera government that people are not having three meals a day and the job creation is set to start.

He said people of this country are desperate for a better life and not just lip service.

The late Owen Kocherani is survived by a wife and five children.

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Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
9 months ago

Anthu tikalima ndi fetereza ochipa ndiye tizadya katatu zomwe tizakolore. Si ifenso ana ayi, DPP. Tikudziwa chomwe tinavotera TA. Malankhilidwe otere mupusa nawo, aMalawi adzuka timathanso nafe kuwerenga masiku ano. Siyani zopusazo.

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
9 months ago

Political rally not funeral gathering.
JUST PAY BACK THE MONEY YOU HAVE STOLEN

Bolero
Bolero
9 months ago

Koma anthuwa adakali okwiya kuti salinso m’boma. Zoona after just 2 months you expect what Ben was saying to happen? Seriously! No wonder zinthu sizimayenda m’mbuyomu if this kind of thinking is anything to go by. I am now convinced the PhD he claims to hold is fake. What? Really?

Poison v Venom
9 months ago

A Mchacha mwakwatira mwana and you have no future with MSCE. Even you Nankhumwa what if you lose in 2025 like Atupele Muluzi? Atupele angodalira mbava bambo ake. The best is just start a church like Enock Chihana who is assisting Bushiri nkumanama kuti he supplies fuel to Zimbabwe yet he fails to pay Katapira. The degrees you get from fake universities mudzalowa nawo kuti? Please the best for the employers is to check MSCE. Anyone with more than 28 points ndi mbola.

Pachalo
Pachalo
9 months ago

Wow! How times have changed! Look at Ben Phiri and Mchacha! How the mighty have fallen! My vote got rid of these politicians and now I dont have to see them on MBC tv every day and am so glad that the fresh elections got rid of these mediocre politicians who thought that they will rule Malawi forever! DPP should forget about ruling Malawi again! Even if Tonse does not fulfill its promises but going back to the thieving and careless DPP is suicidal! Inu kukhala ka chipani ka mtundu umodzi omwewo! Funso…kodi chaka chino Mulhako uliko? Kapena chifukwa fuel… Read more »

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

khalani pansi .dpp ilibe fundo . manyazi kulimbikila ntunda opanda madzi. kauzeni namagwelu wa mikono ngati folk lift uja.
2 months Tonse ikugwila nchito. mukanawinaso inu pano mukanadya ma party ndi kumwetsa anthu mowa waulele ma blue nite daily for a year anyapapi inu.
joji malemya
robert somanje
Lioness witch glezeda
mcaca
jomo
bangwe 1
chisale
kodi Nick alipo uyu ndi dausi alipo???? tatulukanitu. kwale yomweyi????
agalu acabecabe inu mumawaendesa a malawi coseta. agulu kunyinda inu.
moni a dzozi. kulalata inu lelo manyazi bwanji?
ma ARV simasewelatu.

Backbencher
Backbencher
9 months ago

Let me start by saying, May Allah grant jannah to the departed. Secondly I feel what the DPP is is true because an early bird catches worm. Some of their manifestos would have already been put to action like duty free week, free water and electricity connection atleast people would have had a feel of a new government in power. But honestly they have not done anything that shows the touted change with the exception of arresting people. On the other hand I feel that its too early to start finger pointing. Lets wait for the elapse of the first… Read more »

Mathanyula
9 months ago
Reply to  Backbencher

It’s indeed too early to point fingers at the new administration. What dpp failed to implement in 6yrs cannot be done in just 2 months

Maliseche
Maliseche
9 months ago

This goes to show how retarded Cadets are! DPP is full of ignorant, pitiful, good for nothing thieves!……… Tonse has already started fulfilling its campaign promises:

1. Mbava zones zizamangidwa

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
9 months ago

Actual it looks like DPP missed the message that Chakwera delivered at the inauguration ceremony……..first thing that Tonse alliance has embarked on is clearing the rubble……so mr Ben Philip and mr Nankhumwa just pray that the tractor sent to clear the rubble does not come your way. Secondly DPP should be reminded that the first Tonse full budget is coming in September please if you want people to eat three times a day then do not sabotage the budget, just approve it. By the way last time you accused Chakwera of not leading by example at the funeral of mayi… Read more »

Last edited 9 months ago by Mbonga Matoga
Sam Kams
Sam Kams
9 months ago

DPP do you know the damage you left to the country when you been in power?You act like people with blinkers.It may to take 2 to 5 years to clear your mess. Corruption that was going on while you’re in power you can’t see that.

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