Karonga and Rumphi youths gang against ‘greedy’ MPs: Vow not to follow them in DPP

Hundreds of youths from Rumphi and Karonga the northern districts of Malawi on Tuesday joined together in protesting against their members of Parliament ( MPs) who have shown interest to join or form an alliance with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) amid the problems the country is facing.

Chihana addressing a rally condemning nomadic politicians

Karonga and Rumphi youths march against MPs

The development follows the revelation from the media that some MPs particularly from the former ruling Peoples Party (PP) who include the Rumphi east legislature Kamlepo Kaluwa and Karonga south MP Rev. Malani Mtonga met with President Peter Mutharika on the process.

Speaking at the political rally organized by the Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) president Enoch Chihana at Karonga community ground, the group leader Steven Simsokwe said the decision made by such MPs is for their own benefit and not community as well as their supporters.

Simsokwe who is a renowned youth activist in the northern region said the youths have lost trust in such ‘greedy’ MPs.

“We the youths from the north have been and we are suffering a lot in hands of DPP. We voted for the concerned legislatures with the aim that they should fight for our welfare in the Parliament but look what they have done, they have betrayed us for own sake. They should therefore forget our support,” said Simsokwe.

Among the problems the northerners have been and are still suffering in the hands of DPP according to the youths in the north include quota system of selecting public University students, killing of 20 people during the 2011 demonstration, stealing their worth especially from mine industry and insulting them that they will not produce a President.

“Why joining DPP? Are they telling us that they are supporting what the ruling DPP is doing to us? DPP will continue disrespecting us because of these selfish legislatures,” he added.

Simsokwe then urged northerners to have one strong party which will produce its legislatures across the region saying “people in the central region are respected because they have their own party that is MCP, in south is DPP and eastern region is United Democratic Front. We also need to support our own party, AFORD.”

In his remarks, AFORD president Enoch Chihana while welcoming the youths warned to fire all members who wants to sell or brought confusion in the party.

He said the door is open for anyone but urged the new comers to respect the current administration.

“AFORD is the only party that can bail out the problems that northerners are facing. We therefore need to work hand in hand in order to achieve our plan. As a President, I will not entertain anyone who want to sell the party,” he said.

Adding “I am not denying to hold convention as others are saying in the media. But I want us to follow the party’s policy. I am ready to surrender my power to anyone during the convention.”

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Kunena Mosapsyatila
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@mjomba or what so ever you call yourself, Inuyo ndiye agaru, zitsiru, mbuli, zitserekwete and vindere vakufikapo. Makamaka inu a Nguru ndi a Yao for voting into power mbavazi, ana a satana awa and the clueless Moya wachabechache uyu. No wonder we are a laughing stock in Africa and the world over because of your irrational decisions during the casting of a ballot. A normal human being cannot be happy with the current economic malaise, chronic black ins or load shedding, rampant corruption, retarded education standards and many miseries in Malawi. I have doubts if iweyo mjomba unalawako ndi kurauza… Read more »
Mwinithako
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THumbukazi will never and have never appreciated for the past Southern lead Government Only PP because of Khumbo Kachali being the Vice.They need MCP rather .EspeciallyThu from Rumphi and Karonga eeeiish!!Quota system,Killing of 20 Tutsi,Mining in Kayerekera shall be their scapegoats.Civilised Northeners are from Chitipa nad Mzimba are the once to support the Southern lead Governrment.
Selfish once wanted easy ride in Public universities kkkkk.Mukunama mathumbuka

Achimidzimidzi
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DPP and Associates.

mjomba
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Zitsiru atumbuka awa, normadic MP ndi aku Rumphi ndi Karonga basi, nanga akanakhala kuti akupita ku MCP ndiye akanalora, kupepera basi ndale za zomati ife aku north tinadana ndi DPP simudzatukuka, mukuona ngati MCP ikabwera idzathetsa qouta system NG`ooooooooooooooo mwalemba mmadzi. akukupusitsani komanso AFORD sidzalamulako mmalawi muno mpaka mutadzapnga boma lanu la Nyika republic mwina, komabe or mutapanga President adzakhala Mchewa obwera, inu ndikupepela kwanuko mungasankhane.

ADE
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THE MAN OF GOD WAS SPOT ON WHEN HE DESCRIBED SOMEONE AS THE PRINCE OF THEIVES. SEE HOW HE IS WILLING TO EMBRACE AND FORGIVE THOSE WHO STOLE OUR MONEY. IS IT NOT STRANGE THAT SOMEONE IS PERSUADING THE GOVT NOT TO ARREST JB. SHAME

ANALYST
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Shame on the People’s Party and its MPs! Kudos to the people of the North especially Karonga and Rumphi for being vigilant against these marauding thieves disguised as MPs!

Amayenge
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Money is the root of evil !!!

Omex70
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All along, I thought Kaluwa is great worthy following but today I have realized the truth. How can a well-meaning member of parliament dump his people and join an alliance with DPP?

Omex70
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That’s great news. Those MPs who are contemplating of making an alliance with DPP should not be given any chance to return to parliament come 2019. They are greedy and they are representing themselves not the people who voted for them. Bravo the youth in the north.

Comrade
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Yes pease don’t support these sell out MPs!, they h ave no shame, no morals they sold their souls for Mk100,000……..come May 2019 we will Mugabe them………

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