MCP querries DPP govt for skipping ‘capital city ‘of North Malawi in internet connectivity project

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) querried the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for sidiling  northern city of Mzuzu in the intended implementation of the National Fibre Backbone Project.

Kusamba-Dzonzi: Why segregating North Malawi

Kusamba-Dzonzi: Why segregating North Malawi

Commenting on the motion under Bill Number 31 of 2016 seeking Parliament approval and authorisation to lend K16.5 billion from Export and Import Bank of China moved by  Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe on Tuesday,  MCP spokesperson on finance Alexander KusambaDzonzi wondered why Mzuzu has not been considered.

Kusamba-Dzonzi said  accused  government of being unfair for borrowing money to be repaid by tax payer throughout the country and yet the project segregates a certain section of the country – in the north.

“But of importance to MCP is to know why Mzuzu has been left out. You cannot just pick other places (Blantyre, Zomba and Lilongwe) and forget Mzuzu, which is a capital city for the Northern Region,” Kusamba-Dzonzi said.

Kusamba-Dzonzi said it is disheartening that Mzuzu is not included in the project.

He said MCP by not including Mzuzu, people in the Northern Region will be denied the enjoyment of accessible and fast internet services if government goes ahead to implement the project.

Finance Minister Gondwe told the  House that government will see how best it can address the abnormality as observed by MCP.

Gondwe said the loan will enable government enhance and improve internet connectivity by connecting the services to the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom).

The minister emphasised that enhancement and improvement of internet connectivity will translate into improved service delivery in public offices.

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Walker
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one called tatavyala has made me angry.!and you think mz is only for noqtherners? mulakho basi, idiot.

Tadala
Guest

The World Bank already gave Malawi $20million to connect Fibre Backbone from Lilongwe to Tanzania through Mzuzu in 2011 and the project started in 2013 implemented by a Tanzanian company called Simbanet. Check if this money was embezzled or not used properly, otherwise by now we were supposed to have good internet cover. MTL has Fibre country wide which can easily connected at any District, the choice of ESCOM is questionable because there are some places where ESCOM fibre is not available hence some districts will still be lagging behind.

mmc
Guest

Am for MJ and my take is: Mzuzu must be connected…..full stop

Fidel Castro
Guest

Thank you honorable Kusamba Dzonzi. I wish parliament had 20 of your kind.

Mgoloso
Guest

But what is Government?. I thought Parliament is part of Government, and Bills are tabled in Parliament for discussion. So just bring your thoughts on the table and NOT on social media. Contribute to the deliberations and make necessary changes. I know, Mukufuna tikuchitireni Chisoni pa 2019 – forget it. You want to be seen as good people when you are Njoka mu udzu – asakudziwani ndani?

Ponderani
Guest

This bill must have been drafted under the supervision of George Ponderani bwantasa. Very tribalistic

Let Us Pray
Guest

Oh oh! No Mzuzu? Malawi!!!!! Woyee!!!

atatavyala
Guest

atumbuka azitani pa internet. They are 50 years behind. We will consider them in 2060.

Vya chichi
Guest

Really stupit tatavyala why????????????????? Tsankho mkulu atumbika anakulakwirani chani? Iwe ndi chinde chakufikapo nadididi.

Charlie
Guest

Atatavyala, you are simply a very immature and dull person! You do not understand the importance of the project to the country, northern region included and it is not about any tribe in the country. No wonder you respond in Chichewa instead of English. I repeat, you are dull, uncivilised and uneducated.

youna
Guest

For how long will Gondwe betray his fellow northerners?

IT Guru
Guest
This country we call Malawi is full of very stupid/crazy people. Why cant we do the right things for once??? We have the Optic Fiber cable running from Tanzania all the way to Lilongwe, We have another coming through from Zambia to Lilongwe’s Virtual landing point at capital hill. The normal thing to do is to ensure that all the districts along the route are connected to the fiber once and for all. I know Karonga, Mchinji are connected. If you start telling us that You did not connect Mzuzu then we people are very very stupid in our thinking.… Read more »
Mwanamgwa
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Who does Goodal Gondwe represent?

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