Ministers Mia, Lowe convoy draws public fire

About 60 vehicles were on Wednesday tailing two ministers in the southern region where they were  on duty, drawing public fire that the motorcade is sprawling.

Minister Lowe:  Some of the vehicles were not from government

Minister of Transport Sidik Mia, who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) deputy president, has an entourage of 27 vehicles as he inspected Thyolo-Thkerani to Makhanga road and East Bank road.

Minister of Agricultural, Lobin Lowe, had about 28 vehicles on his duty tour in the Lower Shire on familiarisation tour.

Lowe was accompanied by his deputy Agnes Nkusankhoma. They visited five irrigation schemes in the Lower Shire

Most of the vehicles were big fuel guzzlers.

The development comes as President Lazarus Chakwera and his vice Saulos Chilima are championing public sector reforms, aimed at reducing unnecessary expenditure while ensuring efficiency.

But the ministers while admitting the big motorcades, explained that not all vehicles came from their respective ministries rather from government departments and other institutions, which are stakeholders in the projects the ministers were attending to.

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ineyo
ineyo
1 month ago

Inspecting roads constructed by DPP. Shame

Chittanooga
Chittanooga
1 month ago
Reply to  ineyo

No, constructed by tax payers money. Simple.

PhD, Jerusalem University
PhD, Jerusalem University
1 month ago

While I want to agree with the words of the vice President that vehicles should be reduced, deputy ministers should perform duties on their own than going together with the Ministers. Remember that one million jobs are pending within 100 days as the request by many people is very early.

FEW GOOD MEN
FEW GOOD MEN
1 month ago

“Some Things Will Never Change” By Late 2pack

Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told
1 month ago

Abida Mia and Sadik Mia are behaving as either one of them is the Vice President. They want to be seen as more powerful than SKC

Vavlov
Vavlov
1 month ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

The stupidity of convoys should stop. Ministers should only be using one car. Mia and other ministers should stop this stupid behavior.

Disappointed Citizen
Disappointed Citizen
1 month ago

That’s how civil servants still our money in the name of allowances…
We tired of mbava. I voted for change but not this nonsense..
So disappointed with Kazako..When are we going to have a minister of information not of disinformation

Mfumu yaikazi kuchigwa
Mfumu yaikazi kuchigwa
1 month ago

Ife tidanena kuti uyu Kazako ndiofunika apite ku sukulu yeniyeni. he is clever but academic low. noise is nothing but noise. What do you expect from Mia? he is empty which school did he go. he doesnt have even a fake qualification like his friends who tried atleast to get a fake degree. its unfortunate that the president is pulling on one side while Mia and his thugs are pulling from the other. we are going nowhere. Mia should be one of the rumbles to remove. Shame

chimbirajembe
1 month ago

I had great respect for Mr. Kazako, but my respect was misplaced. For the first time, I have seen you Mr. Kazako defending something that is completely outrageous and disgusting. Your so-called ministers feel they should be trailed like a president, which is a waste of resources. You Kazako seem completely unaware of how many vehicles trailed your extravagant ministers. You seem defending and denying at the same time. Which should be the correct version of your point. When you say “3 or 4 vehicles”, which one is correct? And when you say there is Coronavirus, a point that justifies… Read more »

monosile
monosile
1 month ago

The reason why you are appointed as ministers and deputies is to share responsibilities not to accompany each other got it you silly ministers. Share jobs as well as findings[notes] you fools.

Zofu
Zofu
1 month ago

Anthu andale nzeru zawo its the same nkhuku imabereka nkhuku

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
1 month ago

I did listen to Kazako defend the indefensible. It was painful to watch. This early in their administration, these guys already feel they’re talking to children. It all reminded me of the huge delegations DPP and PP presidents allowed to tag along whenever they went to the UNGA. When queried about it, they would say most of the folks met their own costs. Which was bullshit then, and it’s bullshit now. Ase!

monosile
monosile
1 month ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

It’s so disappointing and disgusting at this early stage you think people voted for you ministers no, far from that musadzipatse matama ndi galimoto za boma, musaononge mbiri ya Tonse Alliance.

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