MP Gaffar under fire from constituents: ‘I will join DPP to win back the seat’

Chikwawa Central Member of Parliament (MP) Zaheer Gaffar Issa (Independent)  is facing pressure from  constituents who have expressed dissatisfaction over his  performance.

Issa says he would rather belong to DPP to salvage his seat

Constituents claim no tangible developmental work has taken place since the 2014 elections, yet they are facing serious problems such as water scarcity and inadequate school blocks.

They also accused Issa of being rude and when asked for meetings on development issues he always give excuses that he is unwell to attend.

Issa is said to have been absconding Area Development Committee (ADC) meetings  despite several invitations.

“Come elections 2019 we need a new development conscious MP in Chikwawa central,” said one of the constituents Elywin Khembo.

But the parliamentarian blamed the situation on lack of adequate financial resources which he said has had a negative impact on implementation of some developmental work.

He also blamed his status as an independent MP to have affected his work, saying it has been difficult to lobby government to bring development in his area as he only relied on his chief financier Sidik Mia.

Issa said he is contemplating of joing the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to ensure he wins back the seat in the forthcoming elections with help of government bringing development projects.

The legislator said he proposed in Parliament that the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development should allow districts retain five percent of taxes collected in their jurisdiction for development.

Issa said in his home district, Chikwawa, Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Limited operates Nchalo Sugar Estate and contributes billions of kwacha in taxes to government, but the district does not benefit from the contributions.parliament

On failure to attend ADC meetings, Issa claimed the meeting being referred to was scheduled when he had routine medical check ups and during Parliamentary deliberations hence his absence.

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Wokhaula
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I’ve tilinayo MP was DPP palibe chitukuko onse maphungu athu amadalira CDF ndi LDF ngati boma silinaike ndalama zambiri Ku counsels palibe chomwe chingabwere mudera lanu ngakhale uli Ku boma

Shasha
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Iyeyo Issa yo si ngero ayi koma akuyesetsa pa size yache, koma bvuto la independent ndaona kuti guidance imachepa coz ndi chipani ma program amakhalapo ambiri from nec, region, districti nde kupita Ku DPP is good decision chifukwa akhala ndi full party structure yomwe azimuuza zochita pa ground, koma mcp kugulitsa kwa mcp ndikobvuta ndi history yawo kunoku Ku mwera tinaona zokhoma mu ulamuliro wawo nde congrats lowani osachita mantha a mp, onena anena zitha, koma DPP nde dilu

Uziona
Guest

Lowa DPP yo… Uziona. Kumaiwelengatu!!!!!!

mbobo
Guest
Maonedwe anga in Malawi tiribe Mp wa 100% ayi, chimkana ma President same same, Ali ndizofooka zawo zambiri, ine ndi wa Dpp 100% APM koma Issa sanatukwanepo munthu olo during ma campaign amamutukwana ndi opikitsana naye nde saying his rude kaya, nde Issayo is not 100% koma ndiwozichepetsa nyamatyu timakhala naye maliro, zikwati, mipira, amayesetsa kuyendera mdera not daily angakwanitse ndani full time mu constituency is no joke, daily Ku nyumba kwache ndimamuvera chisoni anthu, bwana fees, njala, matenda, maliro transport, ma box, simply his humbo man, u know ondandaulanso sangalephere coz zina sakukwanitsa coz Ife anthufe too much kufuna… Read more »
mbuyache
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Ndaiwala mijigo a Water for People akukumba mijigo mu constituency ya Issa Pano mdera la TA Ndakwera, anali kwa TA Maseyanso Pano akupitanso kwa Paramount Chief Lundu, nde madzi nde in next six months madzi akhala mbwe mbwe, a Gift of Givers anali momonso kukumba, kwa Nyamphota, Sekeni ndi Dyelatu apindula ndi new water budget akufuna aikhe ma water kiosks menemo, nde wina wati he wants to use Dpp, asaa mzeru ulibedi zoona, keep it up, Dpp yomweyo kuti wawawa

mbuyache
Guest
Issa mukumunenayo tiri naye full time mu constituency mu nde Si onse angamukonde nde democracy ndi imeneyi, komanso kumati sanaoneke, if he fails to go Ku Palament mumunenaso nde nothing chabwino, ndi waulemu wache nde chipongwe munenachi anachitira iwe wekhatu mwina, wagulidwa kuti umuyipitse, pepa, kwaonso nkochita bwino nde mwati Ali ndi financier, hede hulu, ayi dziko ndi imeneyi a Mp pitirizani kusatithawaku, adandaulayo mwina munamumana ya green, ddf mwamanga ma block 3, illovo 1, ma under 5 mbwee, Mukumanga cdss Ku Ndirande, magetsi akuyaka kwa Tomali ndi Ndakwera, Pano mumatiuza kuti Boma lavomerezanso magetsi Ku Ndirande ndi Mandrade, full… Read more »
mbuyache
Guest

He is full time in his constituency and being independent is not easy its a good move to join Dpp and also no one is 100% but he is trying his best but I feel author is an mcp sympathiser that’s why and they thought his going there, if he fails to go to Parliament u will brush him too, so palibe chabwino, not all will be happy with his move but we are, I feel the heading has been sponsored by pipo who despise my mp, sanati amunyoza but that will just make him stronger n wiser, Dpp Woyeeeee

Guantanamo Bay
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Each district must benefit directly from revenue govt collects from that district. Its immoral to hv money collected from CK develop LL while the CK population remain poor. This proposition is what we call “federalism”. Tea from TO and MJ has develop BT. Tobacco from KU and MZ has developed LL. Uranium from KA built Ndata farm.

CHAPWE
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BASED ON THE ILLOVO COMMENT, IT SIMPLY MEANS CHIKWAWA PEOPLE NEED FEDERALISM SO THEY CAN UTILISE RESOURCES FROM THEIR AREA FOR DEVELOPMENT!!

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Chapwe, not necessarily that rather that sugar, which is exported outside Malawi, started contributing to export earnings increase of 65% in 1966 thereby generating a positive Balance of Payments (BOP) in 1967 and remained so for the next five years. It resulted into the total value of exports exceeding the total value of imports. Much as it accepted that Chikwawa has not benefited from ILLOVO directly, it is proper to say that revenues being generated from sugar do find their way into development projects in the districts through Constituency Development Fund; Local Development Fund; and District Development Fund after being… Read more »
Murupale pa Thyolo
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Mp ntchito yake si yachitukuko. That part is for Councillors. The people just want to milk him full stop.

jen
Guest

Can you say that again bro. Millions of Malawians are ignorant about this truth.

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