Opposition takes Malawi govt to task over the death of 4 learners crashed to death in class

Opposition back bencher for Dowa east Richard Chimwendo Banda on Thursday took the government to task over the death of four learners in Zomba who were crashed to death when a class wall collapsed on them on Wednesday.

Chimwendo Banda: DPP prioritising wrong things 

Dowa east MP Richard Chimwendo Banda told parliament that the death of the learners at Nantchengwa primary school at Mayaka in Zomba was a symptom of the neglected education infrastructure in the country.

“This shows a neglected education system infrastructure,” he said.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Emmanuel Fabiano who sprung up on behalf of the responsible education minister said the incident was regrettable.

He said the building was substandard because it was constructed by the community following acute shortage of class rooms at the school.

Malawians have taken up to the social media why President Peter Mutharika is splashing out huge sums of campaign money to retain power as learners are crashed to death in classes.

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chataika
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chataika

Chimwendo shud just be silent on this since he is among those MPs who have recently rejected 4 billion kwacha meant for the constituencies to build structures like school blocks just to mention a few. Malawians we shud learn where to politicise things. So govt will take up the matter no matter what hence APM shud go ahead with his plans to disburse the aforementioned 4 billion kwacha for the constituencies. Mmafuna zimenezi a opposition kuti mudziwona polankhula SHAMEEEEE!

Anananananananananan
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Anananananananananan

The word is “crushed ” you fools !!!

Youna
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Youna

Tachulutsa kusekelera zinthu zolakwika. Its high time Malawians demand better public facilities. 54 years of independence koma osaonako kusintha?! Well done Chimwendo!

CHOMBANKHANGA
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CHOMBANKHANGA

DPP SISAMALA ZA MA CITICEN AWO KUPHA KUBA NKHAZA CHIPANI CHONUKHA NGATI MIDZODZO MMM

Msundu
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Msundu

Napeleone you are among the thugs who are stealing government money or you supporting the thugs blindly.

Napoleone
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Napoleone

Msundu you are a person who lucks understanding. The fall of the schoool was due to strong winds. If you are a true Malawian you will know what strong winds do. It doesn’t spare, it can blow any roof or bring down the building. You need to know that this is not the make of man. The community built the school hence there funds to support the work. The area has a member of parliament and councillors. When was the school built do you have any idea. I always pass the kanengo – airport road, there is a school called… Read more »

Alfred Minjo
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Alfred Minjo

M’manja mwao bwana Napoleone. Hon Chimwendo Banda, do not politicing natural disasters. Think before you say anything.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Do not lie to make yourself feel better /for your political comfort. It’s like a thugs temporarily hypnotising himself with ‘katundu’ believing it’s an escape way out of troubles. Or that real problems/ issues will disappear. NO!
Go see the pictures, it’s not only the roof that was blown off. It was a total collapse of the building.
Ok now ‘osadzikwata ndi chala’, seriously unless the construction was FAKE, no building is supposed to collapse even with very strong winds.
SHAME on mediocrity!!!

Central
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Central

It appears you are a beneficiary!! Mind you some of us have not yet forgotten that some two or so years ago, Ministry of Education through Fabiano gave back to OPC over K500 million claiming they had no use with it!! Today it is the very Fabiano guy who is forefront pretending to be good!! Can a school block like the one under discussion cost that much? When was this building constructed? Isn’t it the same period he gave back money for mapwebvupwebvu……………………………………!! Abale musamakhale No. 1, kubakila zinthu zopusa……………………………….!! Pano ndi izi amane akumwalira ndi ana osalakwa………………………………… chonsecho mukulola… Read more »

Billy Chilewani
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Billy Chilewani

I totally agree with Napoleone. As Parliamentarians accross the political divide this is the time to condole our brethen who
have lost their beloved. You mean when you come into government you will stop all natural disasters??

Mike Matambe
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Mike Matambe

It is pathetic at how some of us tend to reason. And you say this is a country dreaming of moving forward. Sad

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Koma abale akuluwa ndi onyansa. I wonder ngati amai a kwawo amawachitira nsanje.

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Can Chimwendo Banda tell Malawians what happened to structures that were left by MCP and Kamuzu Banda at Natchengwa? Had MCP not neglected educational infrastructure in its 31 year of maladministration the school should have had adequate educational infrastructure. Shame on MCP. Never Again.
May the souls of the departed learners rest in peace.

LEGO
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You are senseless and you don’t know what you are talking here.If it was left by MCP by then as you have stated who is and was suppose to renovate the building?NO POINT mbuzi

HALARE
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HALARE

just help the parents to sue ministry of education to compensate families

PATHAKO
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PATHAKO

I wonder if we have really MPs who have mercy on fellow Malawians. I feel it is very sad that no one from
government side or opposition has ever talked of loss of lives of innocent people due to blood sucker allegations.So many innocent people are losing lives and property due to mob.More people are dying yet mode laws have become escape goat of murders in Malawi.Old people are burnt in broad day in the name of mob., yet the whole president and parliament still sit on very old laws.

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