Kamlepo says Mutharika must resign as Malawi President: Goodall rejects ‘executive arrogance’ attacks

Member of Parliament for Rumphi East (People’s Party), Kamlepo Kalua has called for the resignation of President Peter Mutharika, whom he has insinuated in parliament as a “professor of doom” to resign after going ahead selling off the hitherto government wholly owned Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) despite parliament stopping the sale.

Kalua: Professor, what are you professing? Doom?

Kalua: Professor, what are you professing? Doom?

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe told parliament that Mutharika, who had suspended the sale transaction of the bank had announced on Thursday morning that after consultations the sale would proceed.

But Kalua was not amused, saying the House and the nation was ambushed on the matter.

Kalua quizzed: “Does the Minister of Finance tell this House that Parliament has no powers in this case of MSB? And if the Minister is correct that the President announced this morning that the bank should be sold and this morning the bank was sold. Are we fair to the people of Malawi? Is this the President of the people of Malawi?”

He then demanded Mutharika to peacefully step down.

“I am therefore calling for the resignation of Professor Peter Mutharika as the president of this country,” said Kalua receiving applause from the backbenchers.

The Leader of the House Francis Kasaila told the House that a legal opinion by Malawi Law Society indicated that government is the sole shareholder of MSB on behalf of all Malawians and can decide on what to do with these shares.

Kasaila said the decision of the executive to sell MSB is backed by law.

“The executive has those legal powers to decide and the executive has decided [to sell MSB], “said Kasaila.

Earlier, PP leader in parliament Uladi Mussa said Mutharika told the nation that he suspended the sale of the bank and “nowhere did he announce to the public that he rescinded the decision to sale the bank.

He added: “Is the Minister of Finance telling this House and the nation that what the President told the nation was untrue or (a lie), that he suspended the sale?

“He has never come even in any paper, or any media house that he has rescinded the decision to sale the Malawi Saving Bank.   Where did he announce that he has rescinded that decision? Was he telling a lie to this country?”

Mussa also said the ruling side is “failing to identify as who is leading this government. “

He asked: “Who is leading this government? We are failing to identify as to who, because Minister of Finance is doing one thing, the President is doing another. Who is leading this government?”

Finance Minister Gondwe dejected accusations of executive arrogance.

“This question of being arrogant should not arise,” he said.

Gondwe said if government were to decide to keep MSB, the Reserve Bank of Malawi would have had “some problems” by the accommodation it would be giving to the bank.

“We had to decide very soon. The resources that we are leaving at the Malawi Savings Bank, we would want to buy back, so that we can actually reconstitute our position at the Reserve Bank of Malawi,” said Gondwe.

“This bank is gone, we should know this. The alternatives that you are talking about would have been alright some ten years ago. It is not now, we do not have the time, and we have to act now,” added the Finance Minister.

Gondwe stressed that the wholly-owned government financial institution “is not there anymore, that is what it is.”

The Malawian government has disposed of 75 percent of its shareholding in the MSB to to Financial Discount House Holdings.

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Silence is Golden
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All Mw presidents, elite or illiterate, have common characters : cashgate, lies, Mw-property-gate, etc. Exampli gratia, Muluzi sold Lake Mw, Bingu-July 20, JB-Jetgate, Peter-MSB-gate. All these have one thing in common: cashgate. Victims being poor Malawians

Nabanda
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people like Kamlepo and there are many of your kind in Parliament, try and be constructive in your feedback to government, do you want to only be remembered as the persons who made the most idiotic noise in Malawian politics or someone who drove an agenda for change and died fighting. your senseless noise is not helping us as a nation. Yes the government is losing track but that’s the reason we have opposition in Parliament to help us citizens correct the situation. BE CONSTRUCTIVE AND help us rebuild/bring the government back on track!!!! The kind of weak opposition we… Read more »
Boy
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A totally agree with Sweet Boy, wanena ndi mfundo zomveka ndithu. In fact the proposal of selling MSB came from Kamlepo PP government. What did Kalua say during their govt. when it was in power. This guy is indeed a chatterbox and does not think when he want to speak. After all. the shares have been bought by a fellow Malawi owned bank. Where was Kalua when PP was selling the govt. jet? Did u say even a single word wherever u were? The DPP knows what it is doing and we are going in the right direction.

Boy
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A totally agree with Sweet Boy, wanena ndi mfundo zomveka ndithu. In fact the proposal of selling MSB came from Kamlepo PP goverment. What did Kalua say during their govt. when it was in power. This guy is indeed a chatterbox and does not think when he want to speak. After all. the shares have been bought by a fellow Malawi owned bank. Where was Kalua when PP was selling the govt. jet? Did u say even a single word wherever u were? The DPP knows what it is doing and we are going in the right direction.

Joseph Moyo
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akamulepo?Mukulankhulazi zikupeleka chitukuko ku dera lanu?Anthu anu ndyetu sachibwana ndkukaika ngat mungazapambanenso chifukwa ajaamafuna kukugwesan apezela kufooka kwanu ndipo mugwa mpoto ndi ya jackupmusaiwale.nanj ambirinso ndi ageri simuwapusisa muzagwa mwankokomo ndzakukumbusan man.ndalezanuzongolimbana ndi uprofessor ngat amavekedwa ngat jekete?ukazatha upresident peter azakhalabe profesor koma inu muzakhala former parliamentarian za ma nyaz et.peter man ndi wanzeru mukuziwa kale mudamuyamikila mathero ajune pano munene zina akusekani anatu.

pastor wa pa nyasa
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Mr President has lost it all just like king Saul in scriptures. The more the ordinary pple are crying foul the nearer your departure is from state house. Misonzi yanu Yehova akuyiwona a Malawi, AZISIYA YETHA analipo anzake.

cemussa wakwatabu
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things will neva b the same again,olo titokote bwanji,mapwiya ali duuu!

danivela wa danivello
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danivela wa danivello

Akwa Goliyati achiminanso kuti mtchona ameneyu ngotani?Akukhalira kungodya makaka.

Joseph Moyo
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akwa goliatiwo amangokhala zala lende kut aziwadesa?Adyed makakawo ngakhale mbaibulo adat osagwira ntchito asadye kudziko kuno kuli makolo adaphunsisaanawo ndi ma graduates amagwira ntchito zapa mwamba mudamvapo kut makolo awo asiya kulima kumadalira abawo ndiopenga abwire nandolo ndi makakawo ndye zimukhuze muntharika?nsanje muisiva

makwinjaishmael
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Why Mr President?.All these accusations,are they coming from hatrate?.Give us your side.May be people made mistake to vote you into power,they should know to avoid repeating the same mistake.

Wachikond
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I feel sad fo this Govt koma kuipa mtima kumeneku bwanji, ndinudi amalawi? Olo muzikundikire muzazisiya madandaulo athu ndi matemberero painu. Mmabordermu mmene amalawi akulilira ndi misonkho ati MRA ikupatsidwa ma target akuluakulu ngati business ya minibus basi inu ndalamazo muzipanga zofuna zanu? Ndili nanu chisoni Mulungu akukanthani plz sinthani.

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