Joyce Banda’s son among PP MPs who met Mutharika for Malawi Parliamentary alliance talks

People’s Party (PP) secretary general Ibrahim Matola has clarified that he is not leading talks for working relations with governing  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), saying President Peter Mutharika met the party’s legislators including its president’s son, Roy Kachale at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

Roy Kachale PP’s MP for Zomba Malosa and son to former president Joyce Banda was among the people who had talks with Mutharika

Matola said the meeting with President Mutharika had followed another discussions held at Parliament Building with government delegation led by Leader of the House, Kondwani Nankhumwa.

Nankhumwa, who attended the meeting at Kamuzu Palace, said he could not comment but hinted there is “remarkable progress.”

The DPP is courting PP to have a working relationship in parliament to strengthen its voting powers.

Already MPs from DPP and its alliance partner United Democratic Front (UDF) are receiving K20 000 extra allowance from State House to motivate them to tow the government line in the House.

PP legislators will also be included in the package, Nyasa Times understands.

However, Matola said any arrangement Mutharika and DPP would want to have with PP, the party which formed government between 2012 and 2014 will need to have National Executive Committee (NEC) endorsement.

“Whatever negotiations are happening are for legislators themselves but the party will have to take its stand,” Matola said.

He said DPP is not proposing an electoral alliance but a loose working relationship for parliamentary issues.

Matola said Joyce Banda would have to be involved in anything being discussed, and that there should be immunity for her that she should not be arrested if she returns home.

But DPP sources said Banda is already involved and her sister Cecilia Kumpukwe is representing her in negotiations.

Among the PP MPs who attended the meeting with President Mutharika included former president Joyce Banda’s son Roy Kachale (Zomba Malosa), Kamlepo Kalua (Rumphi East), party spokesman Noah Chimpeni (Nkhata Basy South East.), Maquenda Chunga (Mzimba South), Ralph Jooma (Mangochi Monkey Bay) and Beatrice Mwale (Kasungu North),

Others who attended were Welani Chilenga (Chitipa North), Rev Malani Mtonga (Karonga south), Wallace Chawawa (Zomba Chingale) and Patricia Kayinga Nangozo (Zomba central).

However, three of PP lawmakers were excluded for their working relationship with Malawi Congress Party (MCP), they include Harry Mkandawire (Mzimba West), Racheal Mazombwe  Zulu (Mchinji North) and Elias Wakuda Kamanga (Kasungu North East).

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Phinous Fologonya
Guest

I cant believe this that even Kamlepo can sink so low, koma ndalama ndi satana zoona

Observer
Guest
Quite interesting turn of events. And the optimism in the MCP camp is just ridiculous. I mean,if you can’t beat them with a simple majority vote (first pass the post),what makes you think that you can beat them with a 50+1 (absolute majority vote). Let the games begin!
Toka
Guest

Konseko kuyiopa 50+1. ….? Dpp is indeed so afraid of the bill. Whether the bill will pass or not, Dr. Chakwera boma akutenga come 2019. Am sorry for those greedy PP Mps. U’ll never return to the august house after 2019 general elections. Mark my word.

Bibo
Guest

This is happening because DPP leadership is scared of the electoral reforms bill. They know once it can be passed, there will be no chance of survival politically, but God works wonders. Whatever they can do, Malawi will still be ruled by the competent and progressive ones. Parties involved in Cashgate want to unite to kill the country, and may God save Malawi!

Kanthiti Mzandu
Guest

Cash gators koma ndiye mutiberadi koma u are making ur grave who can votefor P P candidates who can vote for DPP candidates 2019 Dr Chakwera and Mia ndi Boma kale masiku a kuchedwa awa. Mwatibera nthawi yayitali

Gwada
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zitsiru za cashgate zokhazokha kulumikizana kkkkkkkk. MCP izatchayira limodzi zonsenzi kuphatikizapo mdyomba anakwatiwa kwa alomwe yu hahahahahahaha cant stop laughing at the joke of the century.

Saleta phiri
Guest

Selling the whole country with K20000
Hahahahahahaha

Mike
Guest

Let me warm some legislators contemplating to join dpp working relationship that outrightly they will not go back to NA shld they go ahead with the plans. They are organising to kill themselves by doing contrary feeds to the people’s views in their mandatory zones. SORRY SORRY

Gogodasi
Guest

I am not surprised with the names of MPs who want to be in a so called “working relationship” with DPP. I was actually shocked to see Kamlepo Kalua in a blue tie last week. I asked myself why? Now I got the explanation. Kamlepo will not resist this because he is being accused of plundering the constituency funds and he wants DPP to shield him. When Mutharika said some MPs are misusing CDF money while they attack his government for corruption he was referring to Kamlepo. The consequences will follow in 2019.

mbuyafive
Guest

This is an alliance for political survival and to continue stealing from Malawians. It has nothing to do with the the love of this country and sacrifice to improve its socio-economic development. An alliance to plunder the resources and continue to victims the poor.
One patriotic Malawian said that deucated people of this country shoulder the responsibility to make this right. We cant stand a side and let the country in bliss. Do we want the people in the village to stand up for us. We have slept on our responsibility for log. Time to make things right.

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