Lunguzi touts Chakwera as leader Malawi needs beyond 2019: Engages diaspora community

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislator for Dedza East Juliana Lunguzi, has called on Malawians in diaspora  to actively get involved in political issues and discussions that affect the development of the country.

Lunguzi speaking to Malawians in Manchester

Lunguzi and some of the Malawians she met in Manchester

She was speaking to Malawians in Manchester on Thursday night at a special gathering  organised by the diaspora wing of  the party.

Lunguzi, known for being outspoken and fearless spoke to the Malawians on a number of issues including the highly debatable issue of dual citizenship. The legislator declared that she was willing

to personally champion this cause  and  work of  pushing for a motion in the next sitting of parliament for MPs to debate on the issue.

She urged the diasporas to be proactive on the issue, doing  more research and engaging more stakeholders so that the issue could be fast-tracked.

Commenting on the matter, MCP  diaspora wing deputy chairperson Allan Mandindi said “It was frustrating that the issue of dual citizenship has all been just promises and nothing tangible has happened. He accused President Mutharika of promising Malawians in Diaspora that he would be a champion for their call for dual citizenship and yet he has done nothing apart from empty promises.”

In her further remarks on the issue Lunguzi, acknowledged the need for an open debate on the issue. She said there were a number of issues that need to be looked at in trying to weigh the pros and cons of dual citizenship.

She however questioned why Malawian cannot allow its citizens to have dual citizenship when other African countries like Ghana, Namibia and Angola are doing it.

Lunguzi who is in the UK as part of the delegation attending the global symposium on health Systems Research  in Liverpool also spoke on the issue of healthcare system in Malawi, describing the current system as a disaster  and not benefiting the poor Malawians.

She argued that more money need to be allocated to healthcare .

These remarks were greatly supported  by the audience  as some accused  the political leaders  across the stream of not caring enough for the poor Malawians.

They claimed that  most of the leaders because they are rich can afford to go to better hospitals or go abroad for treatment while the poor Malawians are suffering.

Lunguzi also had no kind words  on the levels of corruption and government looting  in the current  Mutharika regime . She accused the DPP government as being one of  the most corrupt governments in the worl, saying time has come for MCP president Lazarus Chakwera to take over.

“The Mutharika government has failed to tackle corruption . This is why we need the MCP government led by Dr Lazarus Chakwera to come in power  as we are serious about fighting corruption and looting of government resources”

When asked about peoples concerns on the announcement by MCP that it will look into the option of hiring a foreigner to head the Anti corruption bureau, Lunguzi said people  need to look at the bigger picture .

“ Its all about finding the right person for the job , however  the main thing is to give the anti corruption body independence. MCP has again and again said it will make ACB truly independent from political influences”

Lunguzi also tackled on the issue of nepotism promising that MCP government will focus of appointing people on merit

On the her political future , Lunguzi who is due to face primary elections in her constituency to find who will represent MCP in next years elections  was adamant of a clear victory. Primary elections in her area were abandoned a few weeks ago after chaos marred the process.

“ I can tell you one thing , no matter what happens I will still be the MP after the general election. I will win this seat  as the people in my area have been satisfied with what I have delivered  in the last 4 years I have been their representative,” she said.

Lunguzi , known for her honesty admitted that primaries in her area have been problematic due to some political opponents within the party who are trying everything to make sure she doesn’t win .

Sje  also rubbished the speculation that she will stand as an independent MP .

“ I am MCP , my president is Dr Lazarus Chakwera  and I am confident that I am winning the primaries and will retain my seat ,”concluded Lunguzi.

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Kupepela
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Kupepela

Anthu amenewo Ali ku UK???? Kusasbako bwanji?

mtete
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mtete

Mr. Clueless MCP, I think DPP must be arrested for Chasowa and Njauju

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Clueless MCP

I admire her contributions. She is a fitting MP. However, at some point she was advocating for payment of health services at public hospitals. Where does she think the poorest would get that money? We know that MCP had its own serious human rights violations. We want MCP to be apologizing for that at every meeting they hold for us to be convinced that they have changed. I still doubt them. MCP needs to demonstrate that it’s not regionalitic and they should start focusing on their vision for our impoverished country rather than bad mouthing UTM. DPP is the enemy… Read more »

pathfinder
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pathfinder

kkkkkkk abale inu a nyasatimes mwasowa nkhani yolemba kapena mukungofuna poyalusira MCP. Nanga ti anthu take timeneto mpaka kupitira ku UK, si apabanja pake amenewo? hahahahaha koma abale mtima suvala nsazadi!

Tiyanjane
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Tiyanjane

Koma wawelenga nkhani yake?

pathfinder
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pathfinder

kkkkkkkk iiiiii Tiyanjane ngati ukundifuna ungonena wamva ndipo ndikutumizira ma contact anga. Mwa anthu onsewa alenba ma comment a negative pankhaniyi, waphwekerapo ine baasi?

oMachemba
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oMachemba

Kikiki Koma bale eh? Nkhani zilipodi apa.

Hatton
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Hatton

Dual citizenship for what? Choose what you want to be and be that. Sitifuna a bilimankhwe.
Za foreign DG for ACB, ameneyo ndiye Chakwera weniweni, ngati akugwiritsa ntchito foreign accent ndiye mukudabwa chiani?
Zoti MCP ingapambane chisankho ndi zokaikitsa. Taganizirani izi:
1993 referendum : MCP inalephera.
1994 general election: MCP inalephera.
1999 general election MCP inalephera.
2004 general election MCP inalephera.
2009 general election MCP inalephera.
2014 general election MCP inalephera.
Umboni woti MCP ingapambane chisankho chachikulu m’malawi muno uli kuti?

ArsenioChimphamba
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ArsenioChimphamba

Uwona chakachake ndichimene chikubwerachi. Don’t ask me why

Kala
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Kala

Juliana is a big crook don’t listen much to what she says! She is saying all this just to please Chakwera so that she can get to represent MCP in Dedza East! She too is bribing people in Dedza East with some thousands of kwachas to vote for her! I used to like her but for now she is no different from other crooks! This country is fucked! Don’t get cheated with these young politicians with some nice PR stunts! Mubeledwa

Namasempwani Wokalamba(Ndondocha yeniyeni)
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Namasempwani Wokalamba(Ndondocha yeniyeni)

Maiyu ndi wamisala.Chakwera adathawa ubusa.A CCAP adamuphunzitsa wawathawa nkukayambitsa Assemblies of God.Lero ali ku upulezidenti wosusa.Amangosusa chirichonse atasiyana ndi zotumikira Mulungu wake.Aphunzire pa YONA.Ndale sakwanitsa kwake nkuweta nkhosa za Mulungu Wamoyo m’mipingo.

Honourable
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Honourable

ti anthu take ta mmanjatu..ayi ndithu zabwino zonse..

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Dual citizenshop? No! What If everybody in the world had double citizenship? That would be chaos.

If you wat go seek citizenship elsewhere and renounce our motherland we won’t miss you.

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

Bravo Juliana Lunguzi umatiyimilira. Bravo Chakwera!

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