MP Bisnowaty, LL CEO Hara in near punch-up: Trade barbs

Lilongwe City Centre MP David Bisnowaty and the Lilongwe City Council CEO Richard Hara on Monday most exchanged punches  as they exchanged verbal tirades within the Civic Offices  during an all inclusive meeting.

Bisnowaty: I was called a foreignor

Bisnowaty: I was called a foreignor

Hara: I said I am a bonafide Malawian

Hara: I said I am a bonafide Malawian

During the break, reporters witnessed  Bisnowaty having an altercation with Hara in the corridors of the Civic Office and almost exchanged punches before they were separated.

Bisnowaty told reporters that he is “not happy “that the CEO has labelled  him “a foreigner.”

“Who is the CEO to label me a foreigner, I am a Member of Parliament (MP) legally elected to represent the constituency so who is Hara to intimidate me by  talking  to me in such a manner?” said a visibly charged Bisnowaty.

But in a separate interview,  Hara denied having said that Bisnowaty is a foreigner.

“What I  said was that I am a bonafide Malawian with full rights of employment in my country,” explained Hara.

“You may wish to know that this is not the first time that I have crossed path with him. He  (Bisnowaty) always stand on my way accusing me in different ways, he is almost in the media giving false allegations against me, That is why today I called him so that I can speak my mind,” said Hara.

But Bisnowaty said: “What I have been saying is to ask him to clean the city, fix the street lights, fill  the potholes, and the question I ask,  is this standing on his way to ask for quality delivery services?”

During the meeting,  Lilongwe City Mayor Willie Chapondera appealed for unity among the Council and the executive.

Chapondera said mutual understanding and good relationship between the two will help to foster development within the council.

“I am asking for cordial relations between the secretariats, Members of Parliament and ward councillors for smooth implementation of the programs within the council,” said Chapondera.

During the meeting the council received reports on the Public Works Program (PWP)  2014 to 2015.

But disagreements started when councillors and  the Members of Parliament questioned on why the executive not consulted the council when starting the Public Works Programs of the said period and yet at that time there was a full council.

Tempers flared in the meeting until the Mayor adjourned the meeting to allow Council  Committees  discuss the issue.

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Chegutu
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Hara is a cruel and nepotism person,he is fond of keeping grudges against staff.Towards the general elections he campaigned vigorously for PP candidates in Dowa his home district by using a council grader to grade roads as a campaign tool for PP candidates.Together with Makileni they were plotting to grab houses which Bingu bought legally from the council as one way of pleasing JB.

nakuwawa nsalu
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what we here is that the mp is denying the explain in meetings and Hara as head of institution was enquiring the right to be heard. The MP does kot believe secretariate had to give technical explanation.The MP is redefining Local Government. The limited capacity of LLC cannot be addressed by one person particulary in an organisaton like LLC where Firecyors are sometimes sponsored by the centre to eject CEO at any cost. The City has not finished paying Mmangisa his K50million compensation. They are yet to know fair labour practices. Sibande of the same office was awarded MK18 millions… Read more »
Kasenye
Guest

When One Telz U To Do Ur Job U Get Angry. Kuzolowela Cashgating City Council NyaHara Gwape Iwe. Look At The State Of Lilongwe Bus Depot, U Idiot!

saidi mussa
Guest

Bus depot is under private hands of national bus company. Meangodana naye mwana

pijo
Guest

The constitution must be revised honestly to avoid these types of incidents. Na pa mzungu uyu anthu munapala. Sakuthandiza ameneyu. Akuzimva sugar bwanji. The last thing anyone will do foreigner or not is to intimidate me in my office. Sayimanso bisnowaty ameneyu

pijo
Guest
Leave hara alone. Bisnowaty nde kanyama kanji. Even the people he used during campaign are suffering go and ask them. Amalawi why are we always first to hate one another. If you were an mp in Israel ungayelekeze zoopsazi? Bisnowaty acted unprofessionally but I am not surprised because he was just a soldier in his home country. Why abusing people in their offices. Who is he? A hara akabwelanso please musamusiyesiye tell him you are a bonafide malawian and tell him your home address. Azikapanga kwao zimenezi. Bisnowaty is not a malawian and doesn’t have a Malawi passport. He has… Read more »
kd
Guest

hara ine atumbuka amandinyasa chifukwa aayimva juice, koma apa pokha ndakwela yako …… mzungu asamabwele kwathu kuno mkumadzatitola …big up hara!!!!!

Ziege Mwale
Guest

The issue here is not about the tribes but let’s digress the facts and gist of the story. First of all find out the root cause of the impasse between Hara and Bisnowaty then make make a proper and sober analysis. I am a pure Chewa and am proud for being one but I don’t hate or view any other person of different tribe than mine as a threat because I believe in myself. Let us be very objective in our comments.

Boy
Guest

Mr Bona fide Malawian. What have you done for motherland Malawi besides milking it dry. I hate people of your kind who are anti development and yet hide behind such phrases as true Malawian.

ODL
Guest

branding Atumbuka ‘zitsilu’ is out of context!!!!!!!!!!!! Can the one who wrote this apologise before he gets bewitched……

mtimuni
Guest

Bisnowaty you are now a disgrace. Some stupid israel who thinks is intelligent yet you are an idiot. You harass palestines . Go home in israel. Just kill this idiot

kambuta
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Hara you must be very stupid how can you call our MP a foreigner. Lilongwe is very dirty and yet you get a lot of money out of it. You have to apologise a tumbuka ndi zitsilutu. Chindere chakufikapo iwe Hara.

saidi mussa
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Mr Bisonwaty today this morning went to the COUNCIL to complete from where he stopped. Today it was the share for Director of Finance. The MP was demadig financial statements to be give right there and there. When DOF is the notice was short and that thebmormal of working is for him to get reports through the Finance Committe of the Council he could not agree. The MP shouted at him, after exchange of words he said he is going to the Minister, banged the door and went to the Mayor’s office. How Honourable is Bisnowaty. The Ministry should intervene,… Read more »
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