I’m not Kanthiti, Lunguzi hits back at ‘shallow minded’ Muluzi

Dedza East member of Parliament (MP) Juliana Lunguzi (Malawi Congress Party-MCP) on Friday hit back at Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi, accusing him of having “shallow thoughts” and campaiging to demonise her after she criticised government over the Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programme, popularly known as Cement and Malata (iron sheets) subsidy.

Juliana Lunguzi MP Dedza East : Muluzi's shallow minded

Juliana Lunguzi MP Dedza East : Muluzi’s shallow minded

Muluzi strongly criticised Lunguzi on Thursday in Parliament after the MCP lawmaker raised concerns about the economic cost and benefits of the initiative, the Malata and Cement subsidy, a brainchild of the Peter Mutharika administration, saying Lunguzi is the only MP opposing the programme in the House.

But Lunguzi told parliament that she was appalled with the way Muluzi handled the issue, taking it personal.

“Mr Speaker Sir, the honourable minister is busy going around in the media telling people that all 192 MPs are supportive of the cement subsidy except Dedza East. It is unacceptable and misleading,” said Lunguzi.

“My statement still stands. I was saying as a country, we have food crisis in our hospitals, shortage of medicines, and increased fees in secondary schools. We are better off not focusing on consumption activities for our budget as opposed to production,” she said.

Lunguzi continued to say Muluzi is welcome to go to Dedza East constituency so he can “shelve his shallow thoughts” in the whole process.

Muluzi, who was in the House at the time, ignored the MP on the matter, but several MCP MPs supported Lunguzi with the party Chief Whip Robin Lowe saying Muluzi was “totally out of order” to indicate to the nation that 192 Members are for the Malata Cement Subsidy programme.

“Unless you asked us who is ready for that, but you did not ask us. You just indicated only one constituency. It is either the issue is political in nature or personal enmity between the Honourable Minister [Muluzi] and the Honourable Member [Lunguzi],” said Lowe.

But United Democartic Front (UDF) MP for Mangochi South, Lilian Patel expressed concerned with Lunguzi’s choice of words against Muluzi.

“We need to respect each other and we have to choose our words carefully. I heard the Honourable Member for Dedza East in her statement, she said, the Honourable Minister should choose his shallow thoughts carefully. What does shallow thoughts mean? This indicates that the Honourable Minister is not capable of delivering anything sensible in this House. Can we please choose proper words to be used in this House? Thank you, Mr Speaker, Sir,” said Patel.

Speaker Richard Msowoya said he did not hear that remark “shallow thoughts.”

The Speaker that ordered Lunguzi to substitute “shallow thoughts” with any better word , saying is unparliamentary.

But Lunguzi gave conditions before withdrawing.

“I will try to substitute ‘shallow thoughts’ with unpalatable and possible, Mr Speaker Sir, I will withdraw unless he [Muluzi] withdraws what he had said, I am not kanthiti [skinny or anorexia],” said Lunguzi.

Speaker, who is also MCP vice-president, curtailed debate on the matter and urged the House to concentrate on serious issues.

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Riddick
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Kkkkkkkkk

Phodogoma
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Guys if you are brpthers and sisters to this Miss Kanthiti, you better shut up your mouth. This Dedza East MP is : 1. She is ugly, so ugly for that matter, look at her skin, it does not reflect beauty even using distance plus dressing, to her its still equals to ugly. 2. She is talkative like a baby, which husbund likes a talkative girl, may be Joe Gwaladi.. 3. She gets angry easily in presence of even her boyfriends, boys run away from her. 4. She likes revenging all the times, what type of a girl is that,… Read more »
Manyera
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Muluzi is shallow minded indeed! Malata and whatsoever subsidy will never do us any good!

Tione
Guest

And do you know what you are called Atupele? You are nkhumba Mr. Chimtu chindipha. Who do you take yourself to be son of the chief thief? Mkazi wako uja ndiye ali kanthiti. Wamva galu iwe? Stupid! That is why you are called baby because you don’tknow what things to talk in parliament. Ati ndiwe honourable? Wa chiyani if you don’t act honourably? You are a bootlicker who fails to comment on issues of national interest. Chipani chha UDF chatha ngati makatani mmene ananenera bamboo wako coz of greed.

shams
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All u kno is insulting each other instead of doing something good the country is stil poor shame.u must respect each other guyz

ndadabwa
Guest

a patel nanunso ndinu ambuzi

Bambo atuwiri
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Juliana anamuuza Atupele kuti ndi mwana wachepa sangafikile koma Atupele kukakamila. Azangowona kuti delu yakanika ayamba kubifana. Atupele amakonda ochepa matupitu.

Oswald Thambala
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Some of you are just talking rubbish. I think Juliana is one of the smartest, wisest and most objective amongst MPs in the house. I think they don’t come better than this. Some of you are painting a bad image of her – that she is single because she is talkative. Please stop this rubbish – she is a beautiful and very smart woman. I must admit that I am married to the most amazing person on this planet and I would marry her again if given a chance. However, if they said you cannot marry the same woman twice,… Read more »
Berson
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a game becomes a chronic disease if one reacts angrily.lunguzi watch out 4 not even all of your fellow mcp mps can be in support of your stand bcoz mcp is on record of appreciatin d malata subsidy as d prog was being launched in their constituency in LL

DOBO
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This lady is just bright evidenced by her 13 point MSCE obtained at single sitting, Deans List at College and her work place performance.

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