Malawi youth MPs demand stop of  ‘Lhomwelisation’ in employment and  corruption

Members of  Youth Parliament have  expressed concern in a motion the high and egregious levels of corruption and nepotism in the President Peter Mutharika’s administration.

Young legislators meeting

Speaking in a motion during the second session  of the Youtn Parliament opened on Tuesday in Lilongwe,  the  youth said noted the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government has  run the country poorly, pressing home the nepotism accusation.

Chikondi Maseko, the Ntcheu  West Constituency youth member of Parliament (MP) moved a motion  and  high levels of corruption has left many youth in Malawi jobless.

He also accused Mutharika’s administration of favouring his Lhomwe tribe, saying the youth are  concerned by the “Lhomwelisation” of the public service and public appointments.

“Youth are finding it difficult to get employment nowdays  just because they have no relatives in [DPP] government,” she said.

“Nepotism is the practice when offering employment to people in government departments. This is corruption and it needs to stop!,”

The motion was seconded by Lilongwe North East  youth MP Simeon Katunga backing that  top Lhomwe Belt appointments are the order of the day in the country.

He said: “People continue to engange in corruption because thet are connected to big people in government, hence, they know they will go unpunished.”

Katunga said the only way to deal with corruption is by ensuring that those involved are “punished”.

The youth MPs who spoke to Nyasa Times on the sidelines of the meeting  queried that all key positions in government are being held by people from the Lhomwe Belt—where Mutharika also comes from. The trend, they added, is diluting the whole essence of national meritocracy— doing things on merit.

Speaker of Yout Parliament, Mary Namaya said the y will also discuss issues to do with the environment.

“Mining has the potential of bringing revenue but most youths are not involved  that much so we want the youth to be involved,” she said.

Among other issues to be discussed during the session of youth Parliament  is the controversial education quota system  of selecting students to public universities, provision of safe water, child labour and issues of violence against youth.

Parliament has said giving the youth a chance to discuss issues affecting them would help in solving some of the problems they face. The youth parliament draws representatives from all the 193 constituencies of the country.

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Ine
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Akulemberani this nonsense akukupangani abuse. Akupatseni ma facts on the number and positions of a chess vs atumbuka in home and NGOs.
Timothy Ntambo and his CHRR crew all ndi alomwe?

Kondwani Moyenda
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Stop this tribalistic madness ,you foolish, poor sting people..People have intermarried and you are not 100% your tribe. I blame all these madness on Peter Mutharika and his late brother. They should have known better the dangers of championing this tribalistic shit – Lhomwe thing. Lhomwe people will need Central and Northern Regions. A lhomwe alibe malo okhala. We can give APM a benefit of doubt because he is an old timer and to him tribalism is acceptable. Malawians have suffered alot under Kamazu tribalistic government. Mutharikas were also the victims of tribalism during Kamazu err – thats why they… Read more »
Neutral Analyst
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Utsi sufuka popanda moto. Anthu ambiri si alomwe kumwerera. kuli anyanja, ayao, asena, angoni( ku balaka) etc. Kodi mwini a Chakwera angadzathese tribalism. no body knows. Beyond a reasonable man’s reasonable doubt, Lazarus seems to be a greater supporter of nepotism. You questions this statement? check the list below. palibe waku mangochi, zomba, machinga, chiradzulu. Kapena wa ku Nsanje alipo? Is he constitutionally legitimate? MCP Leadership List 1. President ….Chakwera = Lilongwe 2. 2nd Vice SG ….Mkaka= Lilongwe 3. Treasurer General ….Chiphiko= Lilongwe 4. Vice TG….Chipuwa = Lilongwe 5. Deputy Publicity….Ching’oma = Lilongwe 6. Organizing Secretary ….Lowe= Lilongwe 7. Director… Read more »
Mesimadzi
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Zikomo, you don’t know what the southern region has got. The south has graveyards completely filled up by Tumbukas. The south has also Chancellor college, College of Medicine, the Polytechnic, MUST and some more; mwamva atumbuka? Muli ndi chiani inu? Nyanja yanu Ku Karongako ndiiyo mataifa akuitenga. We don’t want you kumwera kuno. Please pack up, demolish your houses and go back home.

Kondwani Moyenda
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Did Zikimo said he was living in the Southern? Zikomo says detach northern region from the rest of the country -Thats a solution -period. Northern Region too has people from Lhomwe belt..and Yes there many…Kulibe malo ku Lhomwe belt achimwene.. Stop this tribalist madness..People have intermarried and you are not 100% your tribe. I blame all these madness on Peter Mutharika and his brother. They should have known better the dangers of championing this tribalistic shit – Lhomwe thing. We can APM a benefit of doubt because he is an old timer and to him tribalism is acceptable. Malawians have… Read more »
Mwenecharo Mkandawire
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Your bitterness will quickly take you to the grave. Stop it. kiki

Kulemba Kunama
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Omwe anakulembelani zolankhula misled you angoni a ku Ntcheu and ochewa a ku Lilongwe. All along mbenumwenushave been practicing nepotism. Because they have a competitor now, they are not happy. If you join them you will lose for they have already infiltrated all the ministries. Each ministry, 50% are bwenubwenus. They want to use divide and rule but it will not work for them.

drogba
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Youths talking here are not tumbukas.Why hate tumbukas,North does not have tumbukas only many tribes here.

zikomo
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Tell your ancle to detach our region,we are ready to form our own government,why clinging to us.Mbamva inu munatibera chikangawa forest,uranium ku karonga pano mukufuna moyo wathuno.Shupit! tisiyeni we have so much natural resources in our region.Muli ndi chani kwanu ku mwera mapiri okha-okha. Apereka motion yo ndi anthu apa central region,iwe kuyamba ndikuyamba pointing finger at northerners,heeee,fotseke.

nachisale
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1. President ….Chakwera = Lilongwe 2. 2nd Vice SG ….Mkaka= Lilongwe 3. Treasurer General ….Chiphiko= Lilongwe 4. Vice TG….Chipuwa = Lilongwe 5. Deputy Publicity….Ching’oma = Lilongwe 6. Organizing Secretary ….Lowe= Lilongwe 7. Director of Elections ….Thyolera= Lilongwe 8. Director of Youth ….Chakhwantha= Lilongwe 9. Director of Political Affairs…..Sendeza = Lilongwe 10. 1st Deputy Political Affairs….Bondo = Lilongwe 11. Director of Women Affairs…..Manjamkhosi = Lilongwe 12. Director of Campaign…..Dzoole Mwale = Lilongwe 13. 1st Deputy Public Relations…..Kamata seda boy = Lilongwe 14. Director of Social Services ….. Belekanyama= Lilongwe 15. 1st Deputy Director of Social Services….. = Lilongwe 16. 1st Deputy… Read more »
Dr Fiderus Miyoyoooo
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Lhomwe days are numbered, mark my words

Geoxy
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Dr. F. Miyoyooo,
Its not for us to say what the future holds for us but Almighty God.Wait for the final “pinto” am sure you wanna regrate my dear.Hopefuly, your words will not be marked by then. See you there in 2019 !!!

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Ananveruwa akwa magodi kumalowa

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