Nankhumwa back in Ndirande on Sunday to follow up on rally pledges

The governing  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the South, Kondwani Nankhumwa, will on Sunday, November 18, 2018, go on a tour of the Ndirande Township in Blantyre to inspect some of the projects that government plan to undertake in the township.

Nankhumwa back in Ndirande

The tour is a follow up to the pledges that he made at a public rally that he conducted in the area two weeks ago. He assured Ndirande residents of the developmental plans that DPP government has in store for them.

During the rally, which was held at Nyambadwe Primary School ground in Ndirande Malabada constituency, Nankhumwa assured the people of the area that the DPP government would undertake various development initiatives in Ndirande meant to uplift the livelihoods of its residents.

Among them was the rehabilitation of the dilapidated Chimseu-Malaysia Road and to extend it so that it goes up to Machinjiri. He also said government would soon construct Ndirande Community Technical College.

At the rally, Nankhumwa said it is the expectation of government that youths from Ndirande would be trained in various technical skills and that they will be able to set up their own businesses and engage in wealth creation.

He also asked community leaders from the area to identify land where government will construct a state-of-the-art sports and recreation centre for youths to be kept busy with various sporting activities so that they avoid indulging in promiscuity, drug and alcohol abuse and other immoral behaviour.

Nankhumwa told Nyasa Times in an interview on Saturday that his tour of the township was “a show of DPP’s strength under the leadership of President Arthur Peter Mutharika and confirmation that government has the needs of the people at the very core of its planning.

“It is also a demonstration that as DPP, we do not just end at political rhetoric but that we match our words with action,” he said, disclosing that during the tour he will meet leaders from various sections of Ndirande market, where he would like to confirm to the people of the plan to build a modern market and listen to their concerns and appreciate their challenges.

He said another major challenge confronting the people of Ndirande is the availability of water, particularly pure piped water from Blantyre Water Board (BWB).  People in the area mainly rely on water from kiosks, whose taps are always often dry as a result of pipe breakage or sometimes vandalism. The kiosks are mainly operated under various projects including the Water Users Association (WUA), which sometimes comes under accusation for mismanaging the kiosks, he said.

“This is the reason why I will also meet members of the Water Users Association, where among other issues I want to appreciate the concerns of the people and possibly find a way forward over the allegations of mismanagement. There are accusations that some people are selling water from kiosks at exorbitant prices, when it is supposed to be sold at highly subsidized prices so that poor people can afford safe drinking water,” said Nankhumwa, who is also Minister of Local Government and Rural Development and Leader of the House in Parliament.

He noted that some people take advantage of the scarcity of the commodity to sell water from boreholes which is supposed to be accessed for free by residents.

The minister will also inspect the Majiga- Zambia road, which is one of the roads to undergo rehabilitation, to see how best the exercise will be done. He will be accompanied by Blantyre City Council officials.

Ndirande Township is one of the most densely populated in Malawi. The township has always been a beehive of non-stop activity and enterprise and a bastion of hard work as people go about their business to make ends meet.

The squatter Ndirande has always referred to as the origin of multiparty politics in Malawi, and it is often said that any political party cannot win an election in Malawi if it does not win in Ndirande. There are two constituencies in Ndirande-Malabada and Ndirande Central. Both MPs are DPP.

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vuto lake ndiloti cipani cili cose cosankhidwa siciimapitiliza citukuko comwe zipani za mbuyomu cinayamba conco zimati zikayambika ,zimalekezera panjila koma izi za cipatala ku mbalanya kwa nfumu nyambi ku mangoci. cipatala coyamba 1997 mpaka lelo sanasekule anthu kulila ndi cisoni coti umoyo wa a anthu sukuyanganilidwa and there come ati minister of health kuti akudikila equipment – timati zipangizo please mukuuza anthu akumidzi osati olankhula cizungu pls atupele, not only that, kuli ma nurse ,ma dokta osalembedwa ncito ,akungokhala and here with your fat ass kumati tiwalemba shit pa dzana pajaunakafola ndi vice wa india next thing he comes here… Read more »

Change is needed
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Change is needed

All this is happening because DPP is slowly losing confidence. They are in doubt. Did we realy convinced people to vote for us? Even their president has the same problem. You are doing little.
Panopa magetsi ndi othima. M’makata chithimireni dzulo. Makhwala zipatala mulibe. Madzi chitulukireni kaya liti komanso omatuluka anthu akugona. Even the few supporters remaing in the party are walking with their heads down. Akamatuluka m’nyumba atavala makaka achipani magetsi atathima madzi akukapepha kwa neighbour komwe kuli mpope iwo atalephera kutunga kamba koti madzi amatuluka iwo akugona ndipo asiyanso. Manyazi enieni. Masapota oterewa, olo mutawayendera tsikunditsiku palibe chingasithe.

Malawis future
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Malawis future

Lack of strategy my brother Nankhumwa, you are a good guy but not the extent of bn our leader, we need a risk taking kind of a leader who can shake things , who can run government business unusual way. May the best team win in 2019 .

Nzika ya Malawi
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Nzika ya Malawi

Yautsiru! Where were you the past 5 years? Those funds are our taxes, wina asamakunamizeni kuti wakuchirani chitukuko zili ndalama zanu zomwe. Vote yanunkhira, ogona adzuka! Agogo ako amanamizanso ma civil servant ku Mzuzu.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Your really taking the people of Ndirande for fools with your frequent rallies? Where have u been all the months? donating bikes in Lomwe belt? Wake up Malawians and chase away these politicians before they disappear after getting your votes. Their neckback is getting fatter with stolen money!!

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sato

Mega rally sinaphule kanthu ndi chifukwa chake aNankhumwa akubwereranso Ku Ndirande. Mwabera a Malawi nthawi yonseyi pano ndiye muwafuna. Mukhaula simunati anzanu akudutsa kumalo kamodzi ndi mfundo zomveka. Mumatamba kuyera kuyiwala kuti dzuwa lituluka.

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

The problems of people of ndix have been there all along . Why now showing concerns when we have been suffering? We want this to happen when a new govt has been ushered in not during campaign time.

Tiyeni
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Tiyeni

Too little too late!

Labwino Lowala
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Labwino Lowala

Why haven’t DPP undertaken these projects already over the past 4 years? We are tired of these take promises DPP. Dzimvele Pumbwa Pakila (DPP) has failed Malawians big time. It’s not fair to Malawians for DPP to be eating the meat themselves while putting mere meat oil on people’s mouths. Time is up. You had 4 years to undertake these developments Kondwani what have you done apart from enriching yourselves and growing scombingos? You are lying to Malawians and that’s not good. Change is enivitable Kondwani and your cronies. You are bad people who don’t care about mother Malawi.

Grova
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Grova

I am sure people of Ndirande will be given a raw deal. Ask area 24 people in Lilongwe. The road that was constructed some 6 months ago is already in shambles. Anangopaka paka matope ndi mchenga, where was the road authority in regard, where were the city engineers ? . Chinyenga mpnunzitsi basi. Is this what Malawians want? Please lets love our country regardless of where we are coming from. Ndine Mlomwe yes and I love my country and would want to see it develop in every region. Ife amene tayendafe timachita manyazi ndi zochitika kwathuko

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Anthu a Ku ndikisi mwatani? Tawonani George Malemia akubwelaso kodi inu simamuvesa inu? Chabwino ndikisi azayivesa bwino pa 21 may 2019

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