Mutharika visits flooded Salima as DPP’s SG politicises event

Vice president Saulos Chilima on Monday cut a lonely figure at a function in Salima where President Peter Mutharika went to visit flood victims as the government took the veep out of the programme.

President Mutharika presenting relief items to a flood victim

Instead, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general Glazier Jefrey spoke to the flood victims and other people before she asked Mutharika to speak to the people.

Chilima is minister responsible for disaster affairs and was supposed to speak, giving an account of what his ministry is doing to ease the suffering of the victims and was responsible of asking Mutharika to talk to the over 2000 flood victims in chief Pemba’s area.

This is in sharp contrast to what the DPP has in its manifesto which says when in power, they would make a clear difference between party and government business.

In her speech, Jefrey teased opposition party leaders whom she said visit flood victims empty handed.

“You don’t visit the grieved empty handed, that is not our culture,” she said.

It was an indirect reference to Malawi Congress Party president Lazarus Chakwera who on Saturday visited flood victims in Lilongwe.

He gave them 50 bags of maize and K350000 cash.

In his speech. Mutharika paid tribute to two men at Mtandire in Lilongwe who drowned whilst trying to rescue some people in the Friday floods.

He also paid tribute to Chilima, whom he said responded to a presidential order promptly to visit flood victims in Salima and Lilongwe.

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Matandani
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Awa Dada Jeff Wa Jeffrey alibe nzeru, ndi akwathu but I wonder how the whole DPP can choose her of that important SG position of all the people in the party. How would you accuse the opposition that they visit aggrieved people with nothing when we know that what Mutharika distributed is our tax money. She thinks herself is clean, was she not the one who lost her trucks because of corrupt practices when she was contracted to construct classrooms but ended up with substandard structures when her husband Cassim Chilumpha was Finance minister then. The trucks were compounded and… Read more »
Mwas
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Our tax is not for campaign! STOP foul mouthing using our misonkho money. I will catch you one day,. God sees you! Anthu oba chimanga inu.

youna
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Atleast the opposition can in fast, when the victim needed a shoulder to cry on.

The Pillar
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Mai Jefrey, please, guard your mouth, ndalama za misonkho yathu musatenge ngati za DPP ai. Please, know that misonkho yathu sitipereka ku opposition ai……. so do not be stupid, you’re taking advantage of the uneducated rural masses to talk rubbish! How much personal money did Bwampini and yourself contribute? That’s our taxes!!!! Nonsense !! total garbage !!! Timava kuwawatu………………

Imbwa
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Boma lopsyetsa mtima ili. Total nonsense. Chakwera went there and used personal resources yet u abused govt resources. Who is more caring here you DPP fools? Rubbish!

chakweramwamba
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who told you that he used personal resources, kani tsimudziwa kuti amalandira fuel allowances ,plus ena ambiri. moti ngati sayenda kuzancthito ngati idzi amayendera kudzimene akuziwa iye kaya kukampeni

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