Kamlepo warns of tribal war of words: ‘Malawi belongs to all of us’

Rumphi East legislator Kamlepo Kalua (People’s Party-PP) has warned that tribes might evolve into unarmed militias if politicians continue to make tribal war or words.

Kamlepo: Malawi belongs to all of us

Kalua said in Parliament as some legislators are accusing each other on tribal lines.

“Madam Speaker, I also fought for multiparty democracy in this country. I did not anticipate that one day I will listen to an argument in this House that the fight that is there is between the Chewas and the Lhomwes,” said Kalua.

“I did not anticipate that because Malawi belongs to all of us. We are all one whether you are from the south, east, lower shire, north or central region.”

Kalua called on legislators to  discuss national development  in the august House and not tribal issues.

“Talking about tribal issues might generate something that will be uncontrollable. So, I am asking your office [Speaker]  whether this is the place to talk about Chewa, Lhomwe, Tonga or Ngoni. Please our language should be that of national development,” he said.

His comments were made when  earlier  Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi accused the  opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  of ethnic cleansing in post-elections protests.

Dausi  made the claims while delivering a ministerial statement on political violence and its effects on socio-economic development.

MCP has been holding protests following the announcement of presidential results last month.

The party’s president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM Party president Saulos Chilima have  filed for nullification of the presidential election results in court.

MCP took its resistance to President Peter Mutharika’s legitimacy to another level on Friday when its legislators attempted to block the President from delivering his State of the Nation Address in Parliament.

The legislators later walked out in protest and the party, which has the second highest number of members of Parliament, has refused to nominate a Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

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youna
youna
1 year ago

You are right honorable. Though the battle started with nepotism that has engulfed all sectors in Malawi. What you have said is just a symptom of what is already there. This country belongs to all of us, not one tribe. I even held someone saying “Northern Region will never produce a president”.

Ajofia
Ajofia
1 year ago

What is dividing this country are the politicians, for example it is the MPs who short down the 50+ bill, the same MPs who have failed to challeneg the quota system, and the same people who have approved development projects that favour one region.
In conclusion, we have a crop of politicians who grossly lack integrity, objectivity and people centeredness. That is why, myself I do not vote because of that. I find it hard to find who to vote for.

Iantana
Iantana
1 year ago

To those who have and are suffering from such Acts can testify how bad regionalism, ethnicity or whatever you call it. We need deliberate legislation and corrective measures to address this (which is merit ofcourse) . If the president appoints someone, we look at where that person comes from and not his capabilities which is somehow not good. Even in these small companies , CEO’s would rather recruit someone from wakwao than wa merit..

chemalembo
chemalembo
1 year ago

I totally agree with Comrade Kalua. those pronouncing tribal / ethinic sentiments are brewing a beer that may not be able to gulp.

Gonakuphondo
Gonakuphondo
1 year ago

Sibweni Kalua, you observation is lopsided. You have only talked about words spoken as a threat. What about secret acts of nepotism which speak louder than words i.e. suppression of other tribes in form of appointments, quota system etc.? You should also talk about DPP’s conduct as a vivid act of draconian rule.

Jubwada
Jubwada
1 year ago

WISE WORDS kAMLEPO , hats why i like you , osati za tippex izi

Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
1 year ago

Wankulu amakakamira pampando zimakhala kuti waonongerapo monga zimene tikuonazi kuti mbava ikuikiridwa kumsana kwa anthu awiriwa kuzunzitsa mtundu wa Malawi chifukwa misonkho yathu yomwe pali anthu
MONGA
Peter Wakuba Tipex Ansah Mutharika
Jane Tipex Wakuba Mutharika Ansah
Dausi Wakupha nkuononga
Commissioner ya MEC yonse
anthu inu mukuyenera kuvomereza kuti ndinu akupha,kuba ndikuononga dziko pamene mukudzikundikira ndizinthu zimene ziliza a Malawi

No One
No One
1 year ago

United we stand, devided we fall

Mkanda
Mkanda
1 year ago

What Mr Kalua, whose son Jim we were together is true. I remember Jim then never came across as someone from Rumphi. I think if politicians should be on path of propagating one Malawi, which does not see a Chewa because this person hails from the geographical location in the centre, or Tumbuka/Ngoni/Lambya because the person happened to have been geographically positioned in north. Those us under 45, we should be on the road of togetherness.

stewart
stewart
1 year ago

stop poiting finger bring more investars in the country ash poor malawian are suffering

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