MP Zikhale accuses govt of neglecting NkhataBay South since independence, stirs up Malawi Parliament

Newly elected Nkhata Bay South Member of Parliament (MP) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Director of Strategic Planning, Dr Kenneth Zikhale Ng’oma, told Parliament on Thursday that government is neglecting his constituency, alleging that no tangible development projects have been allocated to the area since 1964.

Zakhala made his maiden speech

Ng’oma said this when he was delivering his maiden speech, in which, he also asked government to recognize people he described as national heros from his constituency.

The legislator said government’s deliberately caused gross imbalance in the allocation of resources in the country, is disintegrating Malawians.

“One wonders when our fellow MPs in this August House are singing songs of praise that abundant developments have reached their constituencies and have been even promised more yet we in the north are singing songs of displeasure, looking at the leadership as authoritarian regime, personal and oppressive,” said Ng’oma.

He attracted loud cheers from the opposition benches and jeers from the government side.

He continued, “Such partial administrative approaches must come to a halt now. We, Malawians, must enjoy working together as one. We want equitable distribution of wealth in this country if we are to bring the disintegrating Malawians back together”.

Ng’oma then went on to outline some of the development projects that his constituents have long required and need government’s urgent intervention.

“Madam Speaker, are you aware that in Nkhata Bay South there is no government secondary school? That since 1958, people in the constituency have never tested piped water? That our schools are in a dilapidated state, no new model schools have been built since 1964? Are you aware that in Nkhata Bay South our bridges are single lane ones and that this is the only part of the country with single lane bridges,” he said, further angering the jeering government side.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, who is also newly elected Parliamentarian for Thyolo Central, Benson Malunga Phiri, rose on a point of order to reprimand Ng’oma.

“Madam Speaker, is it in order for the honourable member to stand here and rebuke the government when his own party was in power for 31 years and failed to bring to his constituency the very same things he is talking about here?” Phiri asked, surprised.

However, the Speaker, Catherine Gotani Hara, ruled Phiri out of order, saying Ng’oma was delivering his maiden speech and that he had the right to say what he wanted.

And indeed Ng’oma went on, adding that Nkhata Bay South has the richest history in the history of Malawi for having embraced the first Bible and school in the country at Bandawe.

“Yet, the Bandawe area up to Mfundi, has no piped water. The area has no electricity except for electricity wires passing over our villages, except for a small trading center at Kande,” he said.

Ng’oma added: “We need a technical college, a community stadium, teachers houses and two ambulances to save women from maternal deaths”.

The Nkhata Bay South legislator wound up his speech by mentioning some names of fallen people with roots from his constituency, saying government must recognize them as national heros.

The people, among others, include; Manowa Chirwa who was first federal MP, Orton Chirwa founding President of MCP, Elliot Kamwana Chirwa and TDT Banda, President of the General African Congress in 1956-1958.

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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO

Nyumba yosi yapa Nkhata Bay yizomeri kuti muzuku Jiliki Ung’oma via Umphandi wamu Chifira wasere mu parliament. A Chiweyu weche waka. Nkhuzi yinu a Kalitema a Wanjowa a Kavuta a Sakatu a Teketa a Makwenda Ku mukwakwa Muvunduzi families. Yewo a M

chimwendo Banda
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chimwendo Banda

Hon.Ken
Salutations are in oder for your wise submission in parliament. Kindly be advised to leave mcp for your grivance is dating back to mcp bad rule.We didnt understand you when you hated mcp to hell before .please jump the ship for second term because the same statement mcp shall automatically dump you.

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Look at you Mr Zikhale, very fat yet your home village dont have pipe water, you must be crazy. Kondani anthu akwanu, not self enrichment, kuzikonda bwanji????

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

This is a problem with Malawians, how many goverments have you saved mr zikhale and yet you have not developed your own home?Now you are accusing the government, all those people you mentioned from your area shows that you dont love your consituency, period!!!!

Richie
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Well done hon zikhale ngoma
Please note it was mcp who did not recognise the fallen heroes of nkhata bay
Even the memorial pillar was built by Bakili Muluzi
Malawians were being brainwashed not even knowing who started the struggle for our independence
It’s time Malawi knows the truth

Maunitsi
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Maunitsi

Also Aleke Kadonaphani Banda to be honored

Acapulco
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Acapulco

Aleke banda is a villain like John tembo. He is the one who championed the introduction of the sadistic traditional courts system arguing ‘English law placed too much reliance on evidence and witnesses’. As such lots of Malawians were arrested and tried under traditional courts and jailed including Orton and Vera chirwa.

Gobegobede
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Gobegobede

Cheers Zikhale, you have shown that your highly capable. This is what we wanted you to do.continue pushing for development in this constituency and surely we shall give you another term.

CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO

Doda lavinjeru Ada bwana a Kalitema. Chiuta wapitilize kukupatsa mahara. Now you’re in the class which legislates our laws. Don’t be an extremist apply moderation. May God bless your journey as you now wear the big shoes of Reid Willie Katenga Alexander E Muwamba Clements Kadalie Isaac Katongo ndiyu Chifira

Patie
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Patie

Mwayamba umampha ada!

Kennedy
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Kennedy

Good man, knows why he is in the house.