Rumphi West MP says not concerned with DPP gurus attack

Rumphi West member of Parliament (MP) Jacqueline Kouwenhoven (independent) has said she in not concerned remarks made by ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  top officials on Thursday in Bolero, Rumphi during a presidential rally.

Jacqueline Kouwenhoven MP for Rumphi West: I will not leave Malawi

DPP gurus took turns at the rally addressed by Presideng Peter Mutharika to brand  Kouwenhoven a “foreigner” and that people in the area should vote another legislator in next year’s elections.

Northern Region Governor for DPP, Kenneth Sanga, set the ball rolling in attacking the legislator.

Sanga accused Kouwenhoven of being an opposition  parliamentarian  and “in the forefront  denying the people development projects.”

In her remarks at the rally, DPP Secretary General  Greselder Jeffrey Wa Jeffrey said  Kouwenhoven won the seat after assuring the electorate that her benefactors were ready to fund construction of a tarmac road connecting Rumphi Boma with Nyika National Park.

But she said the MP could not  fulfill the promise to transform the rugged earth road.

“She is a liar and today we have proved you that it is only President Mutharika who can deliver the long-awaited tarmac road and ensure is built to standard,” said Wa Jeffrey as the rally was preceded by the laying of a foundation stone of the Rumphi-Nyika-Chitipa Road.

The DPP Secretary General continued: “ She lied to you that she will build Bolero Hospital, she lied that she will provide you w8th cash, it is only government that is providing youth loans. Your MP is always against us in Parliament.”

Kouwenhoven denies making the promise of a road as she admittedly pledged to assist government identify donors.

She also downplayed attacks that she is a foreigner.

“I am a Malawian and I will be buried here. I will not leave Malawi,” said Kouwenhoven who attended the rally.

President Mutharika in his speech threatened to deport expatriates living in Malawi who mistreat their workers and call them slaves and monkeys.

 

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che nnungu
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Is Mutharika himself Malawian??

john
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john

thanks

Glenara
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Glenara

Jacqueline Kouwenhoven is a Malawian and the DPP is downright slanderous and discriminatory. She has worked hard for her constituents and has built a health clinic near Bolero, where people receive free treatment.

Panganani
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DPP with its STUPID POLITICS! Why do they elect people that keep insulting others. CHIPANI CHA MBAVA NDI ANTHU OTUKWANA OPANDA NZERU

Mike
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Malawian politicians are very stupid. That’s what I can say

Central
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Central

Where is the money for road construction works coming from? Is it APM’s pocket? Karim or the other ‘gates?

If its from taxes paid by Malawians, then its neither DPP nor APM doing it!! Don’t expose your…………………………………..!

Gwamula
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Gwamula

It is sad when politicians, worse still in the presence f the president himself, start making homophobic remarks. These are not just remarks disparaging a fellow human being but a member of parliament voted into office by the people of the area through the ballot. Mr President, when shall you rise and censure your party zealots fr such discriminatory remarks? Last time it was one of your own making discriminatory remarks in Mangochi and your office has never spoken against this. Should we expect that this is the trend you are setting fr the campaign period? Always remind yourself and… Read more »

malawi
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malawi

Just forget that DPP u can win in that constituency. If she loses then do not thinks it’s DPP kulibe. Tose kufuma ku Hewe kwa Katumbi and Zolokere ndivotere MCP. Mpoto no DPP.

Mungozivuta. Komanso. Mungabera yayi kwithu kuno. Muzibelana kumwera konko…….

Cashgate1
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hahhahahahaha I agree with this MP, you don’t urge with dunderheads and Malawi is for all. In fact we’ve Burundi’s, Rwanda’s, Indians, and many more, so whats special with her, just because she opposes your side in politics. Peter, as a president has also missed a point here and need to be blamed for allowing his mouthed DPP mercenaries to attack and individual who was elected by people from her constituency. Govt should have known that it was his responsibility to construct this road through the tax that we pay. So one wonders why should same govt attack an MP… Read more »

yamie
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yamie

dpp is fucked up our country . bt change is coming

golo wa golo
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golo wa golo

It is disrespectful for DPP to call Rumphi MP West a foreigner. She is Malawian and the people of her area love her.Attacking people based on race and origin is a primitive thing to do in this digital era.DPP please be civilized.

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