Minister Phiri bemoans heightened political atmosphere hampering development

Local government and Rural Development minister Ben Phiri says the current post election heightened political atmosphere is hampering development as some people have created no go zones for government officials.

Minister Ben Phiri: Some communities have created no go zones for some government officials

Phiri said this on Tuesday in parliament in Lilongwe when answering a question from a back-bencher on equity of development projects and their progress.

“Some communities have created no go zones for some government officials. I recently failed to go to Nambuma [in Lilongwe] to inspect some development projects under my ministry,” said Phiri.

He said it was pity that some communities have resorted to stoning any government vehicle they see in their localities.

“This means government officials cannot go to some areas yet they need to be on the ground to see how projects are going on, how they are done,” said Phiri.

He urged Malawians to take the issue of politics out of development projects for the country to forge ahead.

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM are challenging the May 21 presidential election results which they claim was manipulated in favour of president Peter Mutharika, a claim denied by Mutharika and the Malawi Electoral Commission.

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baba
baba
2 years ago

If there is the most hated and unpopular figure here , this is it. Most people cant stand the guy. No personalty nothing. Popanda ndalama zakubazi you wouldnt look at him twice! Your time will come , meanwhile enjoy mipando yosakukhalaniyo!

phillips wanga
phillips wanga
2 years ago

Stone them to death Lelebzya,stone them to death Phililanjuzi,stone them to death Tulonkhondo,stone them to death Nambazo,stone them to death Kamenyagwaza stone them to death Doviko,stone them to death Mavwere,stone them to death Bumphula,stone them to death Miyowe and stone them to death Jenala up until justice prevails.

Moya
Moya
2 years ago

Which development? That’s why 62% malawians didn’t vote for DPP, development is only limited to southern region villages. That’s why malawians want to verify if Dpp is a legitimate government because they are not happy with it.Dpp started it by creating other regions a No go zone for development. Shame on your government, let’s wait for court outcome

FRED LOCKS
2 years ago

STUPID DWARF PHIRI YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS SPEAR HEADING THIS CHAOS NDIYE UKUDABWA CHANI SHUT UP YOUR MOUTH, YU DWARF

Mandado@147
2 years ago

Hampering Mbombera University and siphoning money you mean? KKK These high rooters hate low demo rooters KKKKK

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