MCP MPs ask party executive to remove SG Kaliwo for ‘gross incompetence’

Members of Parliament of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have issued a communiqué after their meeting in Lilongwe  where they met to air their views on the ongoing leadership wrangles in the opposition party and have recommended to National Executive Committee  (NEC) removed party Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo for  “gross incompetence” as one of the reasons.

MCP Deputy Chief whip Clement Mlombwa reading the communique 

The MPs were meeting following  a letter which the top executive of the party elected at the 2013 convention, among them vice-president Richard Msowoya and secretary general Gustav Kaliwo, penned the MCP president Lazarus Chakwera, accusing him of flouting the party constitution.

Addressing a news conference, the  MPs said NEC should fire Kaliwo because he has absented himself  – with no reasons  – for more than three consecutive management meetings, contrary to party Constitution.

“He has  absented himself from major party functions for two years, including the whole period of the by-elections held in October 2017 without giving any reason. He has absented himself from management meetings which he himself called without communicating to any member about the postponement of the said meeting,” MCP deputy chief whip Clement Mlombwa said when he read the communiqué.

MPs also condemned Kaliwo for his signature on the January 13, 2018 letter to Chakwera as one of the reasons  that he had shown his incompetence   instead of engaging with the president personally.

The MPs condemned the letter for containing serious allegations against Chakwera.

“We feel that, if they had issues, themselves being in the same office with the President, should have taken the initiative to solve the said problem,” Mlombwa said.

MPs accused Kaliwo of  gross incompetence for failing to give policy direction to the party .

Kaliwo said he could not respond to the MPs because he does not want “to address party wrangles in the press.”

Meanwhile, the MPs have recommended holding of National Executive Committee conference known as National Convention by March 26, 2018, which is within the 60 day period, as per the constitution.

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Moses Nkhambako
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MCP ikuwonongeka chifukwa cha Mia ,koma eni ake inu simukuwona ,chifukwa you have been in the wilderness for quite a long time ,and you think mia akuthandizani .But Mark my words ,Mia wasunga mpeni woopysa and if not carefully handled ,he will kill someone.How come kuti munthu woti wabwera zulo mchipani azisankha zofuna kuchita ,mukamupasa u vp azamvera munthu winanso ameneyu .Mcp take care ndi mchawatu ameneyu si kape

Odala
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Walemba mmadzi. You have kampeni kumphasa. Let MCP deal with its problems, why do u come out to help chikhalirecho ukusapota dpp? iweyo ukufuna kuti MCP uyithandize kuti igwe nsanga kikikikikiki wagwa nayoooooooooo

Maunits
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I think the best is to form their own party so that they learn once and for all. We had who was rebellious to MCP and formed his own NCD where is he now he can not even stand as MP from his own own village. Very sshameful Kaliwo and Msowoya

eBance
Guest

Not rebellion, as one with zero proximity with the man i understand your misjudgement. Ask those close to him, he is much wiser and extremely more intelligent than most of these yahoos left in the mcp.

Biggie
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Vuto la chipani ichichi ndilowelija lakalekale lija. Aliyense opereka maganizo ena to correct things is an enermy. Zili mu DNA yawo sangasithe. I hope tsopano mukhulupirira kuti chipani ichi nchakupha ndipo. It represent death and darkness. Kodi kulemba kalata kupereka maganizo kuti zithu ziyende bwino ndi mlandu?

santana
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When MCP was insulting Tembo during the 2013 Convention they said they are getting rid of JZU because they want a winning team in the 2014 elections. They chose Chakwera and Msowoya. When the team failed the elections they first said there was rigging. This time they are blaming Msowoya for the loss yet it was Chakwera’s face on the ticket. It was Chakwera who carried the MCP ticket not Msowoya. Blaming Msowoya only shows that mitu ya chipani ikuyendera mamina wokhawokha. How can a conductor be blamed for a minibus accident? Sidik Mia has seen that in MCP there… Read more »
santana
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A Party transforming itself democratically.

NGWENYA
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PALIBESO APA PREMANDI KWALI UKO CHALAAAAA!!!!

NGWENYA
Guest

Very good MPs , you are indeed intelligent people that we desire to in our party. Kalio ndi lawyer koma wakumanya chala ukadaulo wake pa issue resolution or conflict management. AMsowoya nawo akungo tsatila akuganiza kutangwanitsaku tikawapatsa udindo unless apepese. isanafike convetion.

Ngakhale ataforma chipani chao angatenge udindo. Tweeeeeeeee! awiske pano! Mchotseni Kalio apite komwe anakadya sikono tikaone ngati angakamlandile. ifeyo tiyeni tilandile ana akubwerawa. Fisha Kondowe , Francis Muluzi, akabwera ma prodigo a Mtaba, a Dausi, Mlongo wanga Chijanja mwana uyu manyi wachitika uli muzamulila kungthaziiiii! I repeate sack ougt Kaliooooo!

Banda
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Mia has succeeded in buying off MCP and he is pompous about it – rubbing it in the eyes of people who have held and sweated for MCP all this time. What position does Mia hold to be the one announcing MCP parliamentary candidates like Fisher Kondowe? Tione momwe zithere.

MZIKA
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believe or not,Mia is trying to make everything possible to become a leader of this nation so MCP’s leadership should be very careful of losing it to this greedy man. He did this to Bingu, JB but has failed and now he want to advantage of Lazarous as he know that he is new to political leage. My advice to MCP is that you don’t let a visit to choose for him/herself a room to sleep or the type of beddings to use in your house otherwise you will left yourself or your children in trouble. Respect the party constitution… Read more »
Achimidzimidzi
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MCP should teach its MPz to be disciplined when it comes making comments about a colleagues. Do not poise as if you are more intelligent than others because that’s a sign of selfishness and bad leadership. Follow procedures.

Bunch of Confused Clergy
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Bunch of Confused Clergy
Much as I would have loved him to still belong to MCP, his actions are not good for the party. I understand he is being paid by DPP to bring confusion in MCP. Kaliwo to me is a liability as far as politics is concerned as this is a game of numbers. He can leave with his followers but that can not make a difference to MCP. They are planning to form their party, so why all this noise from him. He can as well resign if he feels he is bigger than the rest of NEC members. What I… Read more »

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