MP Kamlepo claims Malawi Finance Minister ‘working under duress’

Malawi Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister Goodall Gondwe is working under duress, claimed opposition people’s Party (PP) Member of Parliament for Rumphi East, Kamlepo Kalua in Parliament.

Kamlepo: Malawi Finance Minister pressured
Kamlepo: Malawi Finance Minister pressured

Kalua based his claims on how allocations in the 2015/2016 have been made, saying it was surprising that while budgetary allocations to government ministries and departments were trimmed, State Residences vote has enjoyed an increment.

“There are a lot of inconsistencies in this budget. Why did the Minister of Finance reduce allocations to most ministries and departments but increased allocations to State Residences? “ wondered Kalua, one of the politicians who played key role in the fight for one-party dictatorship.

“Maybe he [Gondwe] was working under duress. If that is the case, it is sad because it will affect national development,” said Kalua.

The lawmaker, who contested in the first multiparty democracy presidential election in 1994 under Malawi Democratic Party (MDP) banner, further said the budget has a lot of hidden figures.

According to Budget Document Number 5 State Residences has been allocated K7.756 billion. In the 2014/2015 financial year, State Residences was allocated K5.414 billion.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, George Chaponda not pleased with Kalua’s statement, stood on point of order.

“The Honourable Member is out of order to say that the Minister of Finance was working under duress. He is misinforming the nation because, before the budget was tabled, the Minister conducted nationwide consultations,” Chaponda said.

Kalua, however, continued to tear apart the 2015/2016 financial plan, saying it does not offer any solutions to the problems the country is facing.

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Nivindele
Nivindele
6 years ago

Kodi driver wa chaponda ndindani atithandize. Chaponda is the most evil man the country has produced. More evil than Kamuzu and Tembo combined.

bob
bob
6 years ago

Kamlepo is right. Goodall belong to the cluster of politicians who will not oppose anything about the President or state House. That is how these guys survive and keep their positions. It is not because of merit and competence . Chaponda is also a seasoned hand clapper who spent years abroad meaninglessly

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
6 years ago

Ya Kalua is right why a lot of money for State Houses for what???????

nyamata wa kwa Mayaka
nyamata wa kwa Mayaka
6 years ago

Kodi ma civil servants achitidwa increase ya Bwanji? Kapena amene akugwira ntchito kwambiri ndi aku state houseko?

Imraan Sadick
6 years ago

Afana ogona mu boyz quarter amenewo, agwileni angayambe kulowa mtchire kkkkKkkkkkk

VIZAULI IVI
6 years ago

kwiba basi! fotseki

Chemtukanika
Chemtukanika
6 years ago

TChwe mwana tchwe wanenadi.Kuba kachikena.

PM
PM
6 years ago

He fought AGAINST one party system Not FOR

English Guru
English Guru
6 years ago

just a point of order to nyasatimes, kamlepo fought ‘against’ one party rule, and NOT ‘for one party’ rule as suggested in the third paragraph of your article. i know you dont like it, but i keep suggesting, get proof readers for your articles!

Hoitty
Hoitty
6 years ago

Chaponda number 3 on 92bn DPP cashgate.

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