Opposition tells Chakwera to prioritize houses for teachers, health workers not MPs

United Democratic Front (UDF) leader in parliament Ned Poya has advised the nine-party Tonse Alliance administration led by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to prioritize construction of houses for teachers, health workers and security agents rather than moving to construct MPs houses.

UDF MP Ned Phoya: Health workers and teachers first

State House press office  disclosed that the money that will be used to build the houses will come from “special investors” not the national budget.

In his State of the Nation Address (Sona) of the Nation (SONA) address last Friday, Chakwera announced government will construct houses for MPs in all 193 constituencies.

Phoya said the government should consider health workers and teachers to have decent accommodations and also faulted Chakwera for failing to tackle the issue of environment and climate change in his Sona.

MPs were  continuing to respond to Chakwera’s Sona.

In her contribution, Mwanza West MP Joyce Chitsulo called on President Chakwera to prioritize improvement of health services in the country other than construction of MPs houses.

She said her constituency needs health centers and not MPs houses at the moment.

Chituslo, a member of Democratic Porgressive Party (DPP) and chairperson of the budget and finance committee of parliament, said despite that the housing project will help government save on expenditure in the long run, there is need to value things that will impact on lives of people now.

She has also called on government to implement the promise of K14 000 cost for passports saying people are eager to get passports at lower cost.

However, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) MP for Ntchisi South Ulemu Chilapondwa has condemned those that are objecting the MPs housing project calling them hypocrites.

He said the MPs are drawing allowances for accommodation which costs government a lot.

Chilapondwa said  those objecting the housing project should stop getting the accommodation allowances if they are serious about prioritizing the welfare of people in constituencies.

He said the country needs the houses as they are permanent structures and will serve MPs for a long period of time and in turn help government save on accommodation allowances for MPs.

Rumphi West Independent MP Yona Mkandawire says government is spending about K2.3 billion a year in accommodation for MPs hence the need for construction of houses for the MPs.

The new administration was ushered in following its triumph in the court-ordered June 23 Fresh Presidential Election.

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laws
laws
9 months ago

Nyumba zimenezo zizakhala target nthawi ya ma demo.

laws
laws
9 months ago

hahaha Chakwera Boma akuyesa chalichi chomwe chimamangira Mbusa nyumba eti.

Neserare Noiz
Neserare Noiz
9 months ago

Ma allowance a nyumba akupelekedwayo ndianyumba zantauni, ku Lilongwe, komwe kuliPaliamenti. Inu mukamangila nyumba amMP ku constuency kwawo ku Nsanje, Lalanje. Nde akazaluza? Nde session ya paliamenti ikayamba? Mwinadi aMalawi ndife anthu opusa kwambili chifukwa tikanakhala ochenjela, sibwenzi tikumauzidwa nyansi ngati izi. Chakwera, from the very beginning has never been truithful to Malawians, he just took advantage of the change we were yawning for. Munthu uyuyu, tinasankha olakwika, this is not the change we wanted

Vembe
Vembe
9 months ago

Njiraina ndikungowapezela ma hostel Oti azigonamo nthawi ya session ngati afunadi Boma liseve. Monga Ku MIM kuja

Hastings
Hastings
9 months ago

How many MPs really stay in their community in Malawi ? N if the construction is done how sure is the government that these townlover selfish individuals will stay Kwao ? This is one of the first disappointment our lovely Tonse alliance is doing

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
9 months ago

MCP MPs are clearly useless. Government will still have to pay Mps accommodation allowance because the said houses will be built in their constuencies.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

Excuse my ignorance folks, will these houses remain government properties or for individual mps? If it’s the later, will every incoming mp get a house? Either way, I am yet to be convinced about this proposal.

maria
maria
9 months ago

Opposition DPP inu munawamangirapo zingati nyumba a phunzitsi ndi a police????????

James chibisa
9 months ago

If the GVT builds a house in CHITIPA WENYA, R u telling us that the MP from there will stop receiving allowances wen parliament is in SESSION???

Octopussy
Octopussy
9 months ago

President Johnny English

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