Mutharika hits back at Chakwera, denies being boring and inept

Owen Khamula – Nyasa Times

President Peter Mutharika has hit back at opposition leaders for declaring his state of the nation address empty, saying the opposition have always failed to understand his development agenda.

Mutharika: My speech was not empty

Mutharika: My speech was not empty

Mutharika said this in Kasungu on his way to the northern region where he is expected to undertake a dozen official engagements including the opening of the renamed Bingu Highway formerly Karonga-Chitipa Road built by the Chinese givernment.

“I was in parliament on Friday, I spoke for one and half hours and somebody said my speech was empty. I know he did not understand it, it was beyond his comprehension,” said Mutharika in vernacular Chichewa.

He was directly hitting at Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) president  and leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera who said the President failed to provide prescription for Malawi’s problems, saying there was no insight t ending of the economic and social problems rocking the country.

However, Mutharika said his administration has better plans to develop Malawi to new heights than the opposition.

“We are buying 1.2 million metric tonnes of maize this year to avert food shortages, we have already started sourcing the maize,” said Mutharika.

Peoples Party acting president Uladi Mussa however described Mutharika’s speech as flat and empty, saying Mutharika is inept.

Muss also went on alleging Mutharika administration is recalling diplomats from Malawi missions just to replace them with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials  and their relatives – unacceptable nepotism.

He said the DPP led government is full of people from the Lhomwe tribe as if one tribe is superior than the other.

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Peter, you are the problem. Just finish your term and retire peacefully.


Chakwera lacks experience at that high level leadership honestly. His “empty speech” are misplaced, puzzling and naive. I’m sure he had no idea how to respond immediately before consulting his lieutenants or was one of those sleeping during the speech. Ife (including journalists and the “reknown Malawi experts” tinanva all the plans lined up and most are digesting those plans which we believe Gogo Goodall Gondwe shall give detailed nitty gritties to the execution of such plans during budget presentation.

Perhaps man of god was looking for an economics lecture?


What is the relationship between Uladi Mussa’s tribal comments and the president’s speech? I’m lost.

APM is right, we are all puzzled by Chakwera and Change Golo’s sentiments which are basically opposing for the sake of opposing as Parliament gives them official responsibility to comment, otherwise they don’t make sense to us. All i see is Chakwera falling in love with JZU’s vocabulary of “empty speech” that sent him to retirement empty. Similarly, the uneducated Uladi just copies and pastes what was/has been said by other politicians. For instance, the word “inerpt” is associated with that mad woman known as Jessie Kabwira Kapasula chani chani uko. Just compare and contrast the comments by the donor… Read more »

Mau amanewo change golo; ena amaona ngati kukhala mlomwe ndi madalitso pamene ndi tembelero anthu akuba. Ena achita ngozi last Friday atha pang’ono pang’ono God is not happy with them. The govt vehicles they are misusing will kill them


Even the response is mediocre! shame on us for doing nothing to force these people to do their job and be accountable of their actions or lack thereof

Kodi speech yi akuimva ndi a DPP okha? Clearly that means there’s a big problem


Wow! Didn’t know that Uladi Mussa is nepotistic, regionalist and tribal. How can you expect people from that region you hate most to vote for your party? See you in government in 2019 kkkkk.


Shall we say giving food to the needy is also part of development agenda? Is it not an indication that you had failed to plan for food security in the first place and that is why you now inject the much-needed development funds into feeding the hungry population?

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