Nankhumwa puts Chakwera on spot over Tonse or MCP govt: President justifies ‘HI-5’ agenda

Leader of opposition in Palriament, Kondwani Nankhumwa asked President Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday whether he is running a Tonse Alliance government or just a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) government as he wondered why the President was championing the Chakwera Hi-Five agenda and not that of the rest of the partners.

Leader of opposition Nankhumwa: The President had turned my response into the actual Sona-pic by Lisa Kadango
President Chakwera faced Parliament to answer questions from people’s representatives –Photo by Lisa Kadango

During His Excellency’s Questions (HEQs) time session, Nankhumwa posed supplementary question: ‘Is this Tonse or MCP govt?’  And then asked Chakwera why veteran politicians who campaigned for the Tonse Alliance such as former vice-president Khumbo Kachali and Dr John Chisi were left in the cold not given key positions.

In response, Chakwera admitted that all the parties their manifestos including MCP and UTM Party were under the umbrella  of Tonse alliance represented by the Chakwera Hi-Five agenda with values of patriotism and integrity.

President Chakwera has consistently referred to the Super Hi-Five as the driver for development.

In his Hi-5, Chakwera is committing prospering together, ending corruption, upholding the rule of law, servant leadership and uniting Malawi, saying even the opposition should be party to that agenda ‘unless DPP is not interested to ending corruption.’

The President said Tonse Alliance partners shared similar principles and that not all those who campaigned for change in the country did so to get positions.

He said the Tonse Alliance remained united to clear the rubble left by DPP and no amount of false narratives of divisions advanced by the opposition will bring cracks to its rank and file.

At this point Leader of the House Richard Chimwendo Banda stood to query if it is in order asking the President on Khumbo Kachali and other politicians instead of Nankhumwa just calling them on their mobile phone numbers himself, sending the House into stitches.

In a litter moment, Nankhumwa joked that the President had turned his response into the actual Sona by mentioning his title 20 times in the response.

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1 year ago

Phwaaaa Nankhumwa has landed a hard punch on abusa Chakwera. Kikiki Lazaro ulira siunati!!!. Koma zomatong’ola maso mu parliament zo usiye Chakwera.

But where are the 1 million jobs?

1 year ago

My advice to Nankhumwa is that he should be very careful with his choice of playmates and Chakwera is not someone to play with. Thursday’s SONA had just proved this. That said, each time I survey the DPP’s landscape, I hardly see anyone who can lead the party. Even APM did not fit the shoes. Unfortunately, the only hope as far as I am concerned happens to be Nankhumwa. He can ably lead DPP but he has to grow and the bashing he received from Chakwera is part of the growing up. Honestly, does anyone believe that the likes of… Read more »

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
1 year ago

Based on the performance of the leader of the opposition in parliament yesterday, I have now started to believe those who have been making allegations that mr Nankhumwa never passed his MSCE exams and that he used his relative MSCE certificate to become an MP. The quality of the comments and questions that Nankhumwa was asking the president in parliament is just unbelievable…….I could not believe it, I think mr Nankhumwa has proved that he does not have a brain worthy a parliamentarian……my advice to him is to start spending his cashgate money on some strategists to do his work… Read more »

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 year ago

osangokhala pasi bwanji nakhumwa and nurse your pot belly.
mukutithobwa mmaso.
kulila uku kuti
mbuyani ankati
azhyalila kuti waaaaa wawaaa.
lelo ndi ABOUT TURN!!!!!

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