Kaliati blasts govt for ‘shoddy works’ on development projects: ‘DPP will be washed away on May 21’

United Transformation Movement (UTM) secretary general Patricia Kaliati has said several bridges on main roads have been washed away, saying this was due to shoddy works.

Kaliati rebuked DPP led government

Heavy rains on Thursday washed away a bridge in Kawale, a multimillion bridge which had just been constructed by Sawa Group, a Kenyan construction firm.

“This government is very corrupt, the washing away of the bridge is due to shoddy works of the bridge due to corruption, this DPP government will be washed away during the May 21 elections,” she said.

She was speaking in Salima north west during a political rally which UTM president Saulos Chilima held in the area whose member of parliament is Jessie Kabwila who has just defected from the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to UTM.

Kaliati said most of development projects, including roads and bridges, are done at supersonic speed just for political campaign purposes.

She said that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will not get back into the government after the May 21 elections, saying the DPP has failed Malawians and the voters would instead go for Chilima and his UTM whom he said have lined up major development programs for the country.

The UTM secretary general said Chilima would fight and end corruption in the country, saying he has the zeal to do so.

Kaliati told the gathering that UTM has a priority to end hunger in the district which has abundant water flowing in Lake Malawi to ensure that every individual gets three meals a day.

She rebuked government for selling a bag of maize at K8 500 when vendors are selling it at a cheaper price.

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Dulli
Dulli
2 years ago

This fool called Akweni cannot even construct a full sentence. How can she talk economics? Why do Malawians clap hands to mediocrity?

Chukambiri
Chukambiri
2 years ago

Kaliati must know that her days are numbered, you are so greedy and disgruntled politician

kendp
kendp
2 years ago

osataya nawo ntawi awa ndi ma cadet palibe chomwe amaziwa koma kuocha ma galimoto , just wait the oldman forced to retire in may 2019 his age 81 years is beyond retirement age but because he is a disgruntled politician ( wadyela at 81 clinging to power on what ground) for heath purpose akanapanga retire kuti ziko lilowe mumanja mwamuntu woyenera

Ndowa
Ndowa
2 years ago

Start with Nkando bridge and water barrier project! You were in UDF you supported substandard projects! You were in DPP the same thing. You are the sitting MP in a constituency where substandard projects are being executed…. what new thing will bring? You should be fired!!!

tsamba
2 years ago

ndikuona ngati DPP iwina regardless of what opposition say what comes. Chipanichi chapanga zambiri zokomera aMalawi

Ineyo
Ineyo
2 years ago
Reply to  tsamba

Its Taxpayers money not DPP Money, Hope you Know the Difference between the Two

Hhee
Hhee
2 years ago
Reply to  Ineyo

So enawo amalephera kuchita nayo tax payer money bwanji? Mmutu mamina okhaokha. negative you say DPP, positive you say tax payers money. Nkodzo wanga manyi si anga.

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
2 years ago

Kodi simayesa munali ku DPP komweko last year kumayikira limodzi ma foundation stone ama project. I thought ma plan to just put shoddy projects mmapangira limodzi. They didn’t start this mutayamba UTM. You are part of these stupid plans to fool electorate that’s why nonse ndi Chilima you wanted him to run under DPP. If SKC was torchbearer wa DPP you could have been pointing at these same infrastructures for people to vote for him so get away.

Vinjenje
Vinjenje
2 years ago
Reply to  Sikusinja

Sikusinja,I totally agree with you.

Sotes
Sotes
2 years ago
Reply to  Sikusinja

True man. Akuona ngati a Malawi ndi opepera ngati a chi na Winiko eti?

Pedegu
2 years ago

Kaliati you should be the last person to comment that .Let people go to Nkando trading centre the whole school and bridge got washed away does it mean that you connived with the contractor and ate the money???

mugabe
2 years ago
Reply to  Pedegu

Did she build the bridge or is still still The dpp gvt

Hedfe
Hedfe
2 years ago
Reply to  mugabe

Now here you say its DPP not tax payers money? Kuzitsutsa. mumadalira magetsi kuthima. lero mutinji? Mumati mafuta akwera mtengo. Lero mutinji? Opposition heading for a disaster . mudzalira pyooooooooooooo

Patrick Mbewe
Patrick Mbewe
2 years ago
Reply to  Pedegu

Kodi MP ndi amena amayang’anira ? Ndamgofunsa

Okatraz
Okatraz
2 years ago
Reply to  Patrick Mbewe

so is the president yemwe amayanganira?

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

But on a serious note, what the government is doing by putting up shoddy infrastructure all over the place in an attempt to claim infrastructural development in advance of the election is criminal and a disservice to the Malawian people. A waste of resources.

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
Shaft Sachapandimadzi
2 years ago
Reply to  BigMan

It’s only fools like yourself, Kaliati and UTM who blame a political party/Government for shoddy works. For ur own information for every construction project there r supervising personnel called Consultant. Their duty is to ensure that Contractors do the works according to specifications/standards. They r paid handsomely for that role. They r the ones to blame for shoddy works because they don’t effectively supervise contractors on site. Government/Mininister or President does not supervise projects. Government only awards projects to successful bidders. The Supervision is left in the hands of a Consultant. Wamva Mphaka iwe!!! Umuuzenso Mphaka nzako Kaliati yo zimenezi… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Dont be stupid, it is the minister’s responsibility to ensure that all works being done under his ministry are of a high standard. That is why he is criss crossing the country wasting fuel inspecting the different projects.

Same way that Dausi as homeland security minister is responsible to ensure crime goes down. Or perhaps you think that’s not his job either?

Msusa
Msusa
2 years ago
Reply to  BigMan

You are very right that is why we even have Saulos Santa Klaus Chilima as the Champion of Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CosT). What did he do in that capacity about the so called shoddy works where a gabion was destroyed and not the bridge?

CitizenX
CitizenX
2 years ago

Govt, consultants, contractors, they all work together in stealing project money OK MY STUPID BROTHER, now you have been schooled BUT the ministry involved is the one in the forefront in stealing so what would you expert from consultant and contractor???? GOVT MUST GO BASI

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
Shaft Sachapandimadzi
2 years ago
Reply to  CitizenX

Mwana wa Mphaka wina uyu akuti CitizenX. Mbalame yeniyeni yaMunthu ndi Mbuzi nzako ‘BigMan’ yu. Ministers inspect on Progress you fools. Its only trained Civil Engineering personnel that can supervise Civil works. Fools like yourself how can you inspect on a project when you are not trained and you are blank in your head on Civil Engineering works??? Supervision is done by trained Civil Engineers and Inspectors only. What do u think an ordinary person can supervise on Civil Engineering works if they are not trained??

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago

Stop your fake and numbskull reasoning like “Shaft” ys hule. Akamati minister is responsible it doesn’t mean he has technical expertise to physically the job himself. Ndiye umbuliwo! Nobody expects even the president to do the actual technical work himself. But he is ultimately responsible because subordinates do delegated duties.
In short a responsible minister is supposed to be accompanied by an expert in the field when doing inspection/ familiarisation tours.
Do we still wonder this mediocrity cadets close those in corridors of power lack basic reasoning.

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

We know you are a dpp cadet, but please try and reason a bit more.

Wilson
Wilson
2 years ago
Reply to  CitizenX

Substandard work happens when a group of people including govt officials connive with project key stakeholders to steal from projects resources. It’s not a one man show, it is a collective scheme with big fish pocketing the lion’s share. Wake up. Before handling these projects to the community, consultants and contractors make sure that the work done is to the satisfactory of all concerned. Mukadzaona project ya substandard ndipo palibe akuyankhulapo, dziwani kuti anthu mabiri anapindulapo illegally. This is why anthu ena ndi amwano ndi makani lero lino, mimba ndi ma bank account awo zakhuta ndi ndalama za misonko ya… Read more »

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