Lowe accepted to serve in Presidential Taskforce: Refuses to comment on MCP claims

Leader of opposition in parliament Lobin Lowe accepted through President Peter Mtuharika  before he was lopped into the now restructured Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19. And has refused to comment on his Malawi Congress Party (MCP) claims that government  did  not consult him.

Lowe (left) on duty as member of Presidential Taskforce of Covid-19 on Thursday in Lilongwe

On Wednesday at a news conference in Lilongwe, MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka accused President Peter Mutharika of announcing that Lowe was in the committee without consulting him and the party.

However, when contacted, Lowe asked for more time before commenting but said he was carrying with the duties of the taskforce.

“Just give me a little more time on this issue,” said Lowe.

President Mutharika announced this week of the restructured coronavirus committee which will now be headed by minister of Disaster Preparedness and Public Events Everton Chimulirenji.

The previous committee was headed by the minister of Health Jappie Mhango who is now embroiled in coronavirus allowance scam.

Mutharika also thanked Lowe for accepting to serve in the committee and representing all opposition parties as its leader in National Assembly.

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Chiombagaga
Chiombagaga
10 months ago

Thumbs up Mr. Lowe for accepting.

Were
Were
10 months ago

Lowe is very sensible. Timakunyadirani. You are calm and pragmatic. We commend you for working with government. Manyazi agwira Chakwera.

Dr. Mvuma
Dr. Mvuma
10 months ago

My fellow commentators. I see that you miss the point. Though Mr Lowe accepted the National assignment, the process of his appointment was wrong. You must know that it is this method of hand-picking people for national chores that cause the problem of corruption. It will be difficult for Mr. Lowe to bite the Finger that feeds him. If there was a good will gesture from DDP in co-opting the opposition parties in addressing this task, the appointment appointment of Mr. Lowe should been channeled through the MCP machinery. What I mean is DPP should have either requested MCP to… Read more »

Wakwithu
Wakwithu
10 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Mvuma

Very plausible Boss

Zitayeni zomwe sizikutsata momwe zimayendera

If Hon Lowe wasn’t appointed through MCP it is completely wrong.

But we know the biggest problem is the appointing authority!

This APM has outlived his relevance to our society.

Chilima Vs Chakwera
10 months ago
Reply to  Wakwithu

Atumbuka playing know it all as usual. He he he vindere vakufikapo. Kulira Kulila basi non stop.muwona nyekhwe simunati. Lowe is Chief whip of Mcp consulting him is consulting Mcp. What you are saying is the same as consulting Nancy Pelosi is bypassing the DNC. She is majority reader of the same Democratic party in US House of Congress. It’s that simple, no need for calculus.him failing consult the party is Mcp structural problem, same as Mkaka making party sensitive posts on Facebook.

Political commentator
10 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Mvuma

yes, you are very right………..this is why our former speaker rejected the Ministerial position offer. There is a reason behind why this APM chose Lowe without consulting MCP. Just very soon you will hear him joining DPP

DKC 2000
DKC 2000
10 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Mvuma

Dr Mvuma, take note that Hon Lowe was appointed in his capacity as Leader of Opposition, not as an MCP member. It wasnt necessary to consult the MCP leadership

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
10 months ago

Fishy. APM said Lowe represents the opposition. But apparently he never consulted the opposition parties about whom they wanted to be represent by. Very unprocedural. On the other hand, Lowe is a seasoned politician. He knows the procedures. He just got a wee bit greedy here. Ma allowance abvuta. But Lowe must be in a fix. He’s now weighing ma allowance versus the real possibility that the regime dishing out the money may very well be short-lived, and his own MCP would soon be in the driver’s seat busy plundering the public coffers. (I for one have no illusions about… Read more »

Chilima Vs Chakwera
10 months ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

Lowe is chief whip of Mcp, consulting him is consulting Mcp. Lowe didn’t wish to avail himself to his bosses and compatriots that is Mcp structural problem not Apm.

Kuswa Kuswa
10 months ago

Nkaka is still developing milk-teeth. Does he expect to be consulted about Lowe participating on national duty? Only his boss fake accent ex-reverend Lezala would consultant such a dunderhead.

Koko
10 months ago

Neba Chakwera game yamukulira. Asovenge.

BigMan
BigMan
10 months ago

Malawi, we cant even work together without any unnecessary drama?

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
10 months ago

🅱🅸🅶 🆄🅿 🅻🅾🆆🅴

Chikoti
Chikoti
10 months ago

Embroiled in allowance scam? Please get your facts correct..this is not social media.please please..haaaa

John Phiri
John Phiri
10 months ago

What is the issue here? Let him serve so that he helps in blocking you thieves from stealing. Mumafuna akane kuti mpeze mpata wobera? MCP was just to point out an irregularity in communication. Nothing else. In any case MP Lowe alowa my boma Alliance within the next two to three months. So there is no issue here.

wawa
wawa
10 months ago
Reply to  John Phiri

Clearly mkaka sees an issue

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