MCP MP praises ‘genius leader’ Bakili Muluzi: ‘University of Malawi never closed indefinately’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) lawmaker gave a rare praise to first president of Malawi’s multi-party democracy Bakili Muluzi, saying though he did not see the corridors of University of Malawi but he valued higher education and had a solution when there was academic crisis.

Chimwendo Banda: Under Bakili Muluzi there was no such academic anarchy we are seeing today

Muluzi: Malawi former president gets rare praise from MCP

Dowa East Member of Parliament, Richard Chimwendo-Banda  was adding his voice to the barrage of criticism  in the National Assembly leveled against Minister of Education, Science and Technology Emmanuel Fabiano on the continued closure of Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima).

The opposition MPs queried government inaction on the closure of  Chancellor College following a staff strike which has left the college closed since March 2017.

And lecturers at Malawi Polytechnic, another constituent college of Unima have resolved to down tools by July 1 to join their Chanco counterparts.

Several legislators said government officials were not caring for the welfare of the students because their children are sent abroad for tertiary education.

“Though people said  Bakili Muluzi was not educated [by Unima], Dr Bakili  Muluzi never allowed this to happen,” said Chimwendo- Banda.

“That man [Muluzi]  was genius,” he added.

“People said Bakili Muluzi never to [university] but he valued higher education., he learned from Kamuzu Banda,” he said.

Muluzi was a charismatic leader who previously served as secretary general  and administrative secretary during 31 years of the deposed MCP dictatorship.

He revolted against Kamuzu just in time to join the pro-democracy bandwagon, ruling the country from 1994 to 2004.

Adding her voice to the matter, Dedza East’s Juliana Lunguzi (MCP)  described the situation as academic crisis.

“What we have is education crisis in this country,” said Lunguzi.

“I was with him in Brussels listening his speech prioritising education yet Chancellor College  was closed,. He even went to Oxford Union and said the same,” said Lunguzi.

Lunguzi also blasted  Minister of Education, Science and Technology Emmanuel Fabiano for sleeping on the job.

“The Minister of Educations hould  sit here , he should go oput and solve the crisis,” said Lunguzi.

Fabiano was Vice Chancellor at Chanco during  the academic freedom saga.

Talks between Chanco management and Chanco Academic Staff Union as well as Unima Council have failed to break the deadlock on the differences.

 

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Wananyongo
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DPP is a party of dogs. APM your leaders always barks and all the followers bark too.

joze
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AaaaaaaH Mai kapena Biti Lunguzu..kikikikikiki…kani kunena kuja mumati ayi lekani a pulezidenti apite kunja mumatsekerera ulendo wanunso nawo pamodzi..munalandira masikono ndipo anakuthimbani pakhosi ndipo maso anachita khungu kuti mumeze sikono bwino..lero pamene sikono mwayinya mwayamba kunyoza a pulezidentiwonso…kikikiki..kani nduni nazikambe wotsintha-sintha maanga ake mukaona phukusi la chilembwe kapena kuti ndalama…
Biti Lunguzi utule pansi u MP ndiwe munthu wadyera wakatangale

santana
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Mr Winston Msowoya you have a few questions to answer regarding your praise to Muluzi. With all what Muluzi did to the north as you have mentioned, why is it that during his office the UDF was much hated by the northerners? Why is it that the northerners reached the extent of dressing a pig in UDF T-shirt venting the anger on the muslim Muluzi? Who does not know that people in the north were very much happy with the MCP-Afford Alliance than the seat of second VP to Chihana? Everyone knows that Chihana resigned from being second vice president… Read more »
Mudzamva liti
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Koma amayiwo, mmmmm akugwirabe ntchito? She is beautiful

winston msowoya
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Yes,Muluzi did not go far with his education,but he did a lot to the country educationally and otherwise.To his credit,he brought University at Mzuzu and did not followup the imposition by lunatic Banda of the divisive and tribalistically oriented Quota System.Muluzi appointed Chakufwa T.Chihana as the first Vice President from the hated and segregated North.Bakili Muluzi appointed a number of former exiles the majority of whom,came from the North,to the senior Ministerial portfolios and Ambassadorial posts.He appointed Mr.Kapote Mwakasungura to be Malawi’s High Commissioner in Namibia and many other postings.J.Banda followed Muluzi’s footsteps in appointing Northerners into senior positions.This trend… Read more »
joedan
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Muluzi is absolutely a genius and we need to salute him without reservations.
I wish giving him a full cover of Mzuzu coffee.
teach these goats plz.

hatton
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The Chanco issue is MCP sponsored. This is not new. Remember tha Academic freedom strike; those who were championing it ended up in blood stained red MCP regalia. After all, Chanco alone is not unima.

NGWAZI
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Phd BUSHIRI
THE ONLY MAJOR ONE
CAN TURN AROUND THIS COUNTRY FOR
THE BEST

NEVERTHELESS WE STILL
HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO MY BROTHERS AND
SISTERS

Geoffrey zagonja
Guest

What has this to do with government. Force matters?

Geoffrey zagonja
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Mmafuna president atani? Guys think . Whose fault? Asiyeni sakufuna school

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