Malawi opposition MCP, PP in parliamentary alliance: DPP claims

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which has a parliamentary coalition with United Democratic Front (UDF) and is on a drive to recruit independent MPs, has said opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Peoples Party (PP) are working together in parliament.

Uladi:  Its common platform for good governance
Uladi: Its common platform for good governance

Leader of the House Francis Kasaila said MCP-PP parliamentary alliance is meant to frustrate government.

He said the opposition alliance agreed to reject a government motion to table a bill that could allow government to access a K36 billion loan from the World Bank to cater for post-floods disaster recovery costs.

“We have information that they (MCP and PP) had a joint caucus where they agreed to frustrate government business,” Kasaila claimed.

Kasaila accused the MCP and PP of being “regionalist”, saying the move to defer the bill was a calculated move as the funds will not go to the regions the opposition represent.

But PP leader in parliament Uladi Mussa said government were taking business in the house “in a casual way.”

Mussa said the opposition are only doing their rightful role of “checks and balances.”

The PP parliamentary leader said the opposition will not compromise on “accountability and transparency.”

He said the loan bill was not specific, saying they would not allow to approve the loan and end up “funding DPP” through another form of cashgate.

Mussa downplayed the alliance issue, saying they have a “common platform “of a rejection of lies, corruption and abuse of power.

Leader of Opposition, Lazarus Chakwera, held a news conference last Friday alongside People’s Party (PP) parliamentary leadership.

He said their rejection of the motion was driven by a desire for transparency and accountability.

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Tengupenya
Tengupenya
7 years ago

Opposition represents Malawians too. Opposition MPs, just all other MPs, are Part of Government too. The MPs on the administration side and those on the opposition have the SAME interest to SERVE Malawians in the BEST interest of the nations. Both sides must engage in real debate about the BEST INTEREST for Malawians and not squabble about frustrating each other’s partisan agendas. We have multiparty system so that we debate and negotiate compromises that are in better taste for the nation than any partisan interest. If you cannot negotiate and convince the others to a workable compromise, then you are… Read more »

shadreck tembo
shadreck tembo
7 years ago

Dpp ndi chipani chatsankho hence pp and mcp shud indeed work together to contain it.

Eversmile
Eversmile
7 years ago

dpp wants to bring another cashgate bt opposition yawonera patali

Wakale
7 years ago

Wankulu sauzidwa munaziputa nokha muisova

Mpondas boy John Russia

Ife kwathu ndi kuyang’ana basi

wanthu
wanthu
7 years ago

a che petulo sinkhani yotukwana apa ndi pa gulu zipatseni ulemu, musalimbane ndi mtundu kapena munthu,

wanthu
wanthu
7 years ago

a mcp kodi ng’ona zimadya anthu zija zinafa?????mufuna muzayambitsenso ma card ana athu azizathawila mu toilet kuopa a youth?? kanani biil yokoma malawi simuzalamulira mpaka kalekale nthawi yanu inatha basi vomerani.

Aferazao
Aferazao
7 years ago

DPP is a cry BABY. If they chose to partner with the defunct UDF why should they cry all over the place because MCP has also chosen to partner with PP? If you are looking for someone to wipe your blue tears I can assist, but stop crying like kindergarten one year olds.

Chidzukulu cha Akwitusya
Chidzukulu cha Akwitusya
7 years ago

Hi5 to the oposition be strong. Together we unite …..the joining benches of UDF to government was meant to easy the the corrupt bills the likes of MSB now you guys go on with this move you are a threat to their plans ……

Veinvidvic
Veinvidvic
7 years ago

Anyani aopposition musatinyase ndava kuti mukufuna kukana budget ife tikadya kwanu kodi chakwerayu ndi m’busa otani

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