Nankhumwa says Chakwera parliament responses mixed bag

Leader of Opposition in parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa says although President Lazarus Chakwera was direct and clear when answering some questions in parliament on Wednesday afternoon, he was dodgy on other questions.

Nankhumwa: Mixed bag

Nankhumwa has therefore described responses by Chakwera as a mixed bag.

This comes as Chakwera took time to respond to some questions raised by members of parliament on Wednesday.

According to Nankhumwa, the President in some cases failed to give clear answers that would convince legislators in line with the manifesto that Tonse Alliance presented to Malawians.

“My call is that leaders need to make viable and achievable  promises as this leadership has admitted that processes to meet the promises faced tough times at the start” he said.

Among other things, Chakwera said it will take time for government to meet most promises such as the introduction of a duty free week because there have been massive consultations to strategize on how to meet targets.

Nkhotakota North East member of Parliament (MP) Martha Lunji Mhone Chanjo (Democratic Progressive Party-DPP)  asked Chakwera as to when Malawians should expect the commencement of campaign promises such as duty-free week and reduction of passport fees to K14 000.

The President said the promises would be fulfilled after consolidating the agenda of the two major players in the alliance—his Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party of Vice-President Saulos Chilima.

“But I can promise you, I can promise the people of Nkhotakota North East and I can promise Malawians, these promises will be fulfilled,” said Chakwera.

Nankhumwa did not ask the President any question.

Section 89(3)(c) of the Constitution provides that “the President shall each year, immediately before the consideration of the official budget, attend Parliament and shall: ( c) respond to questions”.

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Chekweche Ngozo
2 years ago

Nothing is happening with Ndekha alliance

Truth be told
Truth be told
2 years ago

Thenamswees from the president showed the guy in not inntouch with reality. He knows he cheated Malawians. Whether the contract on passport was bad this does not stop the current government to cancel the deal and offer it to somebody else. Chilima was part of government and he was making the promise knowing well about all these contracts.

2 years ago

Some promises doesn’t need time. They are policy based in nature. They were supposed to have researched widely before coming up with their promises. No wonder they are backtracking having realized that they simply cannot deliver. Typical hypocrites!

Che Pichesi
Che Pichesi
2 years ago

Rome was not built in a single day. How many stupid promises did Dpp make which they failed to fulfill? Turning malawi into Germany.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
2 years ago
Reply to  Che Pichesi

Turning Malawi into Germany can be a promise that can directly affect the lively hood of Malawi. A promise like: reduction of passport price, duty free week, one million jobs in a year would directly ease the financial burden from the people.

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