MP Kabwila raps govt for ‘DPPlizing’ Malawi 53rd Independence cloth

Outspoken Member of Parliament (MP) for Salima North West Jessie Kabwila (Malawi Congress Party-MCP) has faulted the government for putting the portrait of President Peter Mutharika and a dorminant  blue, a colour politically associated with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), on the special cloth for 53 d Independence anniversary.

The special commemorative cloth to celebrate 53 years of Malawi independence from British colonial rule

Kabwira said by putting the  President’s face ans using his party colour instead of national colours on the flag, Black, Red and Green, is  abusing  a national event and taking Malawians for granted.

“Why putting the face of Mutharika and colour of DPP? Is this political or public event? Why is this government ‘DPPlizing’ this national event?,” wondered Kabwira, one of the people who took the late Bingu wa Mutharika’s government to task under DPP over academic freedom.

She thereafter became active in various causes that include early marriages, safe abortion and gay rights. .

“Independence Day is not a party event,” she said.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka also asked DPP to learn to separate State from party functions.

“Honestly this nonsense must stop! For heaven’s sake, this is national celebrations and not DPP celebrations,” Mkaka said in a post on his Facebook page.

Youths activist Steven Simsokwe also condemned the cloth, saying it is unacceptable

“Politicians should not spoil this day, such kind of action always bring conflicts among the party supporters,” said Simsokwe.

Mzuzu-based political analysts Emily Mkamanga said its “uncalled for” to have a cloth with party colours for a national event whose aim is to unite the people.

Chairperson for the organizing committee Joseph Mwanamveka defended the commemorative cloth, saying there is nothing wrong with the colour and the face of Head of State.

” I don’t think there is any problem with this,” said Mwanamveka.

Mwanamvekha, who is also Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism has since refused to disclose the budget including costs of the cloth.

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yankho nkolokoti
Guest

Man ur talking sense .mcp shall always cry becoz all it wants z to get back into power.

Yahya Jammeh
Guest
I am surprised that Kabwila has seen the ills of DPP with the cloth for independence celebration and yet chairs in Parliament are decorated in DPP colour when the national assembly is supposed to have a neutral colour as is the case in the UK (Green) or Kenya (Brown). This is how DPP took the advantage to believe that people are blind and are not concerned and therefore can play its game with the colour of cloth for independence celebrations. This is also true in churches and othe public functions where some churches have deliberately ignored their colours and print… Read more »
KUCHITHEKETE
Guest

‘YOU CAN HAVE A HUNDRED DEGREES BUT IF YOU DONT HAVE MORALS AND VALUES, YOU ARE MORE OR LESS A TRAINED DOG’ SOMETIMES IT IS GOOD TO PARTICIPATE IN SILENCE, KABWIRA. THIS WAS TIME FOR DEVINE INTERVENTION. LET PPL OF GOD ONLY TO SPEAK FOR THE NATION. DO NOT CREATE ANOTHER NINIVEH IN MALAWI WITH NOSEATIN MESSAGES

Brian luhanga
Guest

Thats the problem with DPP

chimuzanga majoti
Guest

i don’t see any problem here. read literally that nsalu says at Malawis 53rd independence Professor Mutharika was president basi. All this noise is just from people with nothing to say. You just see everything bad in what government of the day does.

Piko
Guest

This is too much to malawians and this is a true reflection of what people have been…look now wasting our tax branding mchona on a national event cloth…shame DPP

Patrick Phiri
Guest

Party is bigger than government – Bakili Muluzi (2004).

Malawian
Guest

Mwanamveka ndi galu..nkhope ngati chitumbuwa….2019..out..out…tatopa ndi DPP….

mackson
Guest

independent day end up with blood as more children injured at Bingu some died at the same place

Douglas Ndindi
Guest

I understand the argument by Hon. Kabwira and company on this issue, but let me tell you all that there is nothing new here. Politicians have always tried to confuse Malawians with such things. It was actually started by the MCP! Hon Kabwira, between 1964 and 1994 how many Malawians were able to tell the difference between the National Flag and the MCP Flag? Very few! The colours are the same, the only difference being the rising sun which the majority of Malawians cannot even notice until today. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW STONES. Kkkkkkkkkk!

Yankho
Guest

Don’t think parties doing that before takes away the fact of the issue: which is ‘this is uncalled for’. for us to be taking comfort in what we do now based what was happening in ’94 means we as a nation we are not making progress. Just saying

Sindi
Guest

Nanusotu simuanganize bwino. How many parties were there during MCP Era? Weren’t the national and one party flag’s background red? Kapena ndinu a chichepere simukuziwa. It was sensible then than now!!!!!

Kaitano
Guest

Kikkkk kunalibeko awa. mbuli za aChair izi.

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