MCP MPs rebuffs Mutharika’s banquet: ‘Mapwevupwevu govt’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Wednesday rebuffed President Peter Mutharika’s invitation which was extended Members of Parliament to the State House banquet, citing economic challenges which the country is going through as reason to go make merry.

MCP lawmakers addressing a news conference

MCP lawmakers addressing a news conference

Addressing a news conference at the party headquarters in Lilongwe, MCP publicity secretary Dr Jessie Kabwira said the MCP MPs will not be feasting with the ruling party and President Mutharika when majority of Malawians – half of whom live below the poverty line – are starving.

She also said the palace party will not be in the spirit of austerity measures.

“Even ambulances are not operating so how can we be dinning and winning at State House, this is setting priorities upside down,”  said Kabwila.

Member of Parliamen t for Lilongwe South Peter Dimba , who is also a member of the Parliamentary finance Committee, accused government of lying to Malawians on delay in funding the civil servants salaries.

Dimba said it could have made sense if government could just have revealed that “it is broke.”

Chairperson of Parliamentary  health committee Juliana Lunguzi argued that government is not serious in running affairs of government.

“How can government spend K300 million for independence celebrations why could they just use that money in paying civil servants, pay civil servants now, postpone the dinner, don’t build banquet halls, these are people who like parties in times of grief. MCP is asking for sanity to prevail,” said Kabwila.

MP for Kasungu Central Nkhata accused the DPP government of  failing to run government.

“I will give you the example, if we go into details of the expenditure of just ended financial year, government had overspent with billions of money and yet most assemblies have not been funded, these people are dreaming in black and white and not in colour as as they have been speaking,” said Nkhata.

Kusamba Dzonzi of Dowa West took another swipe to the DPP led Government saying it is immoral for the government to hold State House banquet.

“This government is not sensitive on these issues,” he said.

Rumphi East MP, Kamlepo Kalua accused government in parliament of being too obsessed with banquents, labelling the Peter Mutharika administration as a ‘government of Mapwevupwevu [parties]’.

He asked government to prioritise in paying civil servants and not dinners.

“How do you expect civil servants to survive without money? It is unacceptable,” Kamlepo told Nyasa Times later in an interview.

“Money should be put in good use to pay civil servants not spending in mapwevupwevu (banquents at State House),” he added.

Malawi national assembly budget seating is scheduled to rise on July 4, 2015 amid unresolved issues on Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) sale, the MK92 billion scam reports and the PwC MK577 billion analysis reports.

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kagunde pamwamba
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Maliro akatuluka mnyumba, samabwerelanso. DPP inafa kale koma nomweno ma Civil Servants inuyo. These problems are of ur own making.

chamz
Guest

its sad that our leaders don’t know what to priotise. this is all due to greed and selfishness. I sympathise with civil servants, but you are just seated phwiii waiting for Mtambo, Mayaya and Kapito to fight for you. Wake up, the ball is in your court!

Banzo
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I am commenting this today this year 2019. God is not a man to play with. Inu a MCP Mukuzitumbwa pano kudzera mu Nyasatime. Tsiku lizabwera mudzalowatso mu boma lizakulakani ili. Anthu amene akukuyamikilani pano ndi amene azizakunyozanisnoni. A Malawi azerezeka ndi umphawi sakudziwa chimene akufuna. Believe me or not. Mwagundika ndikunyoza apa ngati zenizeni.

medson manyamula
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Kkkkkkkkkk fund raising ya mowa ndi nsima done by ahead of state no no peter thus apit.Mr peter go a round the global like jb.I credit her within two years she did something’s,you 2yrs nothing wamuna kumangopanga kitchen topup

KHUERE
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Kamulepo MAPWEVUPWEVU NDIYE KUTI CHIYANI ,KOMADI BOMA ILI NDIYE NDILAUSILU

Bertha Chisale
Guest

MCP a bunch of sorry losers, still licking your loss up to today, would you grow up? Come on!

Says the truth to shame Devil
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Says the truth to shame Devil

NA BOMA ILI, NTCHITO YILIPO. CHIUTA TOVWILANI. NDISE WANTHU WAKUTONDEKA. TIKUTONDEKA KUPULIKIRA WANYITHU PALA WAKUTISOKA. MIZIMU YIHENI NDIYO YAKULA. TAWIKA KUJITEMWA PA NTHAZI NA KULUWA WANYITHU. FUMU LONGOZGANI CHARO CHITHU. PALA AWO WALIPO PA MIPANDO WAKUTONDEKA, IMWE, FUMU MUNGAMANYA WAO WANGATOVWIRA. THANK YOU LORD, FOR ANSWERING THIS PRAYER. AMEN.

Kapolo Sakwiya
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Palibe chaphindu chilichonse chomwe mcp inganene. Ikhala ku oppozishoni konko mpaka 2050 kkkkkk chipani chankhalamba ndi anthu aphuma ndi kufuna kulamula kkkkkkk mpofunika tichiunike bwino chipani chimenechi, chisinthe dzina. mbava za anthu. chipani chapakati kkkkk. ati amedza sidik mia kuti akhazikitse mcp kumwera shiiii longa mbuya.. step 1 Sidik sponsoring Peter Simbi to take over leadership of mcp in the whole southern region. Step 2. Sidik Mia vying for running mate of MCP in 2019 . Step 3 Chakwera planned for removal during MCP Convention. Step 4 Msonthi takes over leadership.

SADRIDO
Guest

Failed government. Pay us our salary, Mr. Peter Muntharika with the K92B which you, your family and those of Muralkho Wa Lomwe people stole from us, poor Malawians.

zeni_zeni
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Even myself I can support what DPP is doing!

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