Mtambo hits back at MP Lunji’s remarks: ‘Its DPP gradual healing from electoral defeat’

Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo has hit back at Nkhotakota North East  legislator  Martha Lunji’s remarks demanding his dismissal, calling them ‘divisive and spoken from a position of understandable frustration’.

Minister Timothy Mtambo: The same energy I used to unite Malawians in removing DPP from power; is the same energy I want to use now in unifying this country 

Lunji—who is Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) deputy chief whip in parliament —called on President Lazarus Chakwera to fire Mtambo, saying his character is questionable as Minister responsible for uniting Malawians.

She said the Minister, by then leader of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) was involved in demonstrations that saw people’s businesses, houses and other structures being destroyed.

But in an interview with Nyasa Times, Mtambo said, as a person who led the struggle to remove DPP from power, he understands the frustration of politicians such as Lunji and he prays for their instant healing.

“Malawians, from Nsanje to Chitipa, were tired with how nepotistic, corrupt and divisive the DPP was. I led the struggle that united the voice of Malawians in removing them from power.

“The evidence of such a united voice was confirmed on 23rd June when Malawians gave a resounding victory to Tonse Alliance led by President Lazarus Chakwera and Vice President Saulos Chilima,” Mtambo said.

He added that such a resounding victory was a vindication that the struggle he led had the support of Malawians.

However, Mtambo was quick to underscore that, though he understands people such as Lunji to be in pains, he wants to invite her and all Malawians to a table to work together for the good of uniting the nation.

“The same energy I used to unite Malawians in removing DPP from power; is the same energy I want to use now in unifying this country so that we prosper together,” he said.

Mtambo, who is Commander-In-Chief of of a political grouping Citizens for Transformation Movement, underlined that God blessed him with the gift of being able to speak to people and people listen.

Further, he added that there can never be a better experienced person that Malawi needs now to be unified than in a man of his stature who led the struggle for change, a human rights defender and a person who has done up to post graduate level in peace making and keeping, conflict resolution and management, restorative and transition justice.

“I have the education and the passion to unify our country. This is why throughout the struggle my slogan was always people power, one Malawi one nation,” he said.

Meanwhile, peader of the opposition in parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa has commended government for showing interest in promoting unity in the country through establishment of Ministry of Civic Education and National Unity which is headed by Mtambo.

He asked President Chakwera to continue implementing initiatives aimed at promoting peace and unity in the country.

“However there is a lot which needs to be done and this include formation of clear policy that would help to visibly address issues of unity in the country by clearing the rubble of regionalism and tribalism,” he said.

The leader of the opposition also advised political leaders from both government and opposition side to take matters of national unity seriously, if the country has to develop for the better.

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John
9 months ago

Some times you have to break to fix a problem so mtambo did it you can cry the way you want no problem at he is still there as minister

Tonse Alliance Guru
Tonse Alliance Guru
9 months ago

Ntambo doesn’t deserve a ministerial position let alone that of unity and civic education. His character is that of a barbarian, vandal, a terrorist. Unless if the president created a ministry of terrorism

Concerned citizen
Concerned citizen
9 months ago

Kwa anamalira nonse tikuti, pepani, pepani, pepani. Kwakukulukulu Chauta wodziwa kutonthoza, akutonthozeni. Ndi mawu ochepawa, ndikusiya mwambowu m’manja mwa a mpingo kuti apitirize. Zikomo.

Chife
9 months ago

He has been quiet for along time he must wake up

Medson
Medson
9 months ago

Indeed Mtambo must be fired
He has corrupted malawiian citizens
We were expecting him now to do some demo over the lies of Tonse government.
Mk14,000 passport is no where
Water and electricity free connection is no where.
Mtambo lied to the nation that he is doing demo to save the nation.
But now he is dancing with the devil at dinner table.

Che Bauleni
Che Bauleni
9 months ago

If you still believe that you led Malawians to ouster Dpp from government……I think your medula oblangata is not functioning properly .The truth is that you led Malawians to destroy there country without the real cause .Today the DC office in Karonga is in ruins ,the fisheries office in Karonga is only ashes the list is endless.Are you happy to see these ashes and you jump as your achievement …something must be wrong indeed in your tiny brain.Even the president i dont understand him ,why he gave you that position .You dont give a responsibility like yours to a Mafia… Read more »

nambewe
nambewe
9 months ago
Reply to  Che Bauleni

IWE NDIWE GALU CADET WACHABECHABE

mtete
mtete
9 months ago
Reply to  Che Bauleni

Kicking out DPP/APM was not cheap bwana.

chimbirajembe
9 months ago
Reply to  Che Bauleni

Che Bauleni you are right. This Mtambo idiot is full of self praising as if he did something worthy patting him on the back. He has forgotten that many people lost property and life in some cases due to his reckless thinking. Now things are backfiring. Belive me, this will be the first casualty to be fired by the Chakwera administration because he is really doing nothing. Kuzimva umulungu sort of. Stupid Commander in-Chief.
The president should just remove him from the undeserving position.
Bravo Lunji

Mikoko
9 months ago
Reply to  Che Bauleni

Mtambo has no morals. He left Malawi in ruins and there is no way such a moron can unite us. The glass house which mtambo stoned in Mchesi is still in ruins, and the traffic lights which mtambo smashed in Lilongwe are still not yet fixed. Offices which mtambo set on fire such as government offices in karonga and many police station across the country are still in smoke state. And you go and make such a terrorist become a Minister? No no no, mtambo’s appointment to ministerial position is a clear demonstration of the level of impunity, arrogance and… Read more »

Atokwene
Atokwene
9 months ago

Ngati pali chitsiru cha munthu ndiye Chakwera amene anachita appoint chidzete chotchedwa Mtambo kukhala Minister. Lazaroyo ndiye wouma mutu. Lunji akunena zoona osati akunenera kuipidwa kuti DPP inaluza chisankho. Mtambo kwao sikuno ku Malawi. Iyeyu ndi wothawa nkhondo from Burundi and settled in Chitipa. Look now lero Lazaro ali mboma and a lot of buildings were destroyed by this Mtambo and his HRDC party. You will need cash to rebuild offices in Karonga , Lilongwe, Mchinji, Blantyre and many more places. Ulibe manyazi Mtambo ukamaona these dilapidated buildings that were destriyed by you and now you are in Government today???… Read more »

nambewe
nambewe
9 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

IWENSO

TAMALISHA
TAMALISHA
9 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

Atokwene ndiwe galu wa a galu

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
9 months ago
Reply to  TAMALISHA

Musiye iwe Atokwene uku ndi kulira kwa Cadet. Umphawi wamupweteka chifukwa chandalama zakuba za DPP zamusowa. Umuona pompano akufa ndi njala. Kuchira adzachira koma mochedwa.

Let
Let
9 months ago

Mtambo zakupwetekani kkkkk. Even spending time answering. musova.

Chilima
Chilima
9 months ago

Mtambo must Fall..why should tax money be spent on a ministry that has no significance at all.

Zio ine
Zio ine
9 months ago

Well look at his face as if he is pushing a hard stool in the toilet. I hate this man . He terrorised Malawians more especially he celebrated when Imedi was killed . Whether DPP lost and is frustrated in non of his business but Malawians are worried how Chakwera in his wisdom could appoint a certified terrorist and gay activist to champion unity. I hate you Ntambo.

Mwini muzi
9 months ago
Reply to  Zio ine

Whilst you may think that he celebrated the death of Imedi, take note that he was the first to condemn that death. No one from the opposition followed suit even Chakwera or Chilima till today have never publicly condemned that death. I just wanted to us to be fair on this one.

Last edited 9 months ago by Mwini muzi
chimbirajembe
9 months ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi

Those were crocdile tears. He has never shown any signs of remourse. Mtambo is disgusting and foolish.

Medson
Medson
9 months ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi

It was not sincerely condemnation
Mtambo deserve to be charged

Medson
Medson
9 months ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi

We must take mtambo to international criminal court
Coz he was hired by MCP.

Zimwanda
Zimwanda
9 months ago
Reply to  Zio ine

And i love Mtambo so much just as God loves him

nambewe
nambewe
9 months ago
Reply to  Zimwanda

REALLY

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