Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change Management, Godfrey Kamanya on Tuesday referred to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as a disease that would have killed Malawians.
Standing on a point of order in the House, Kamanya who accused Member of Parliament for Zomba Central, Yunus Mussa for blaming Government for failing to provide Malawians with better and quality services said if DPP was to continue ruling the country, many people would have been dead by now.
Kamanya said during DPP regime people in the country were faced with a number of challenges that the then government did not bother to solve.
“Mr Speaker sir, the DPP government lied to Malawians that things were normal when in actual sense the country was in a mess. DPP was a disease that would have killed Malawians if it had continued running this country,” Kamanya explained.
Musa in his contribution to the State of the National address said the country needed solutions that would help Malawians move out of the economic trap they were in.
He accused the People Party (PP) for failing to put proper mechanism that would have assisted Malawians from the shocks of the Kwacha devaluation.
“Because government did not properly plan before devaluating the kwacha, hence the problems that Malawians are facing today. Let us stop blaming the DPP government which performed better but rather look for the best solutions that would uplift economy of the country,” Mussa said.
Minister of Finance, Dr. Ken Lipenga concurred with Kamanya by saying the challenges that Malawians were facing were as a result of the delayed devaluation by the DPP government.
“I want to correct the honorable member that even before the kwacha was officially devalued, It was already devaluated and the MP himself knows about this because he was with us,” explained Lipenga.
Mussa was a Cabinet Minister in the DPP regime when the country started experiencing economic problems.
Ken Kandodo, Minister of Defense also quashed Musa for blaming the PP government that by devaluating the kwacha many farmers made losses last year and that they would continue making losses this year.
Kandodo said from the time the kwacha was devalued, farmers especially in the tobacco sector made huge profits. He said even this year many farmers from different agricultural sectors would still make more profits.
“We have encouraged the farmers to grow many export crops since we can foresee how they will benefit from that. It is therefore out of order to cheat the nation that due to the devaluation of the kwacha farmers are going to make losses,” Kandodo said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :