Zikhale takes Nkhatabay chiefs to Chakwera, pledge support to Tonse govt

Malawi Congress Party Nkhata Bay South Member of Parliament (MP)  Ken Zikhale Ng’oa, led a team of Nkhatabay Chiefs to pay their courtesy call to President Lazarus Chakwera at the Kamuzu Palace e in Lilongwe on Tuesday where they pledged their support to the new Head of State.

President Chakwera with chiefs from Nkhatabay

Speaking on behalf the chiefs, Chief Fukamapiri, thanked God for giving Malawians an accommodative leader.

Fukamapiri went on to say the chiefs have faith in the new leadership to bring development to Nkhatabay, a district that has been marginalised despite its rich history.

He wasted no time but to take advantage of the opportunity  to request  specific  developments  for the district

“Our dream has come true and we are hopeful that development will finally reach Nkhatabay .The people of Nkhatabay  want Kande/ Mzimba road opened for business, Orton Chirwa’s son be recognised and decorated on behalf of his father , a Technical College in Nkhatabay,  M5 lakeshore road re-done and should pass through Usiska mountains and not Mzuzu,” he said.

MCP second deputy president Harry Kandawire was also part of the delegation.

And the chiefs did a bididng for Mkandawire and Zikhale.

“We want our sons; Honourbale  Harry Mkandawire and Zikhale empowered, for they are doing a good job at home, in collaboration with our working DC, Mr Simwaka,” said Chief Fukamapiri.

The Chiefs also applauded Chakwera, for timely help during the funerals of sons of Nkhatabay like that of former MP of Nkhatabay South, late n Sam Kandodo Banda, that of late TA Malengamzoma , which the President attended in person prior to ascending to presidency. Chakwera also assisted during the bereavement of late Senior Chief Mbwana of Usiska.

The chiefs also thanked the President for showing keen interest in Nkhatabay despite only being in the office for just over a month.

Chief Fukamapiri said it was an honour to see the President supporting major plans of removing what he described as  “well known death trap” Kapesya bridge and to replace it with a dual lane bridge, approving piped water to reach Kande in Nkhatabay and also for the flagship fertilised price reduction which they said will help  people in the district to be able to grow and harvest enough food  and mitigate the risk of hunger .

They also thanked Chakwera for highlighting during campaign the need to build Orton Chirwa International Airport in Mzuzu and a University at Bandawe in commemoration of Dr. David Livingstone and Robert Laws, who brought first education in the land through Bandawe in Nkhatabay excited them all.

The chiefs asked the President if consideration can be sped up  for the   installations of Chief Malengamzoma and others and asked the President to consider giving them a Paramount Chief in Nkhatabay .

In his speech , President Chakwera thanked the chiefs for working as a team and for being focused on the development of the district. He promised that his government will look at the requests that they had brought to him and said many of the requests were in line with the Tonse Manifesto and what his government want to achieve.

In his remarks, Zikhale Ng’oma thanked the President on behalf of the chiefs for having time in his busy schedule to accommodate the chiefs.

Notable faces in that meeting were Minister of Local Government Lingston Berekanyama MP and Deputy Minister, Halima Daud MP and PS for Local Government.

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CITIZEN
CITIZEN
10 months ago

I think the president is meeting too many people. It is a time of pandemic and some of these meetings are unnecessary. He needs to be accommodating and open to meet people, but should wait until the pandemic is contained. Coronavirus is dangerous and even the best laid plans of masks and social distancing are not 100% safe. He needs to be cautious.

Wako Ndi Wako
Wako Ndi Wako
10 months ago

The same chiefs were once bowing to Muluzi, then to Bingu, then to Joyce Banda and then to Peter Mutharika. They are now bowing to Chakwera and in 4 years will bow to SKC. Malawi ya lero. Ziikhale is a village idiot, even looks like Idi Amin and Chakwera should be ashamed to be seen with this fool. Those of you old enough with recall that it was Kanyama Chiume another Nkhata Bay native who composed all those songs in worship of Kamuzu and who would beat up anybody who questioned the excessive powers of Kamuzu. Until Kamuzu dealt with… Read more »

Khima
Khima
10 months ago

The more things change the more they remain the same…

Quarantina
Quarantina
10 months ago

Watched this movie before. Very boring.

Mbudye
Mbudye
10 months ago

Here we go again. Same old song, new choir master.

msundwe
msundwe
10 months ago

Dr Chakwera should be careful with this Ken Zikhale Ng’oma. He led Bingu astray. He is trying to reposition himself after missing a cabinet post. Do we want every politician to bring chiefs from.his District to the President? The whole purpose of this trip was the chiefs to do the bidding for Zikhale Ng’oma. Whatever they said here they already said pa campiagn , whats so special

Wiza
Wiza
10 months ago

Chiefs are amongst welcome groups of Malawians to visit the president but business community groups should be discouraged. It has been noted that certain groups of business community are used to promote wrong favour and corruption through such types of visits to any new government. Examples of such groups are not even of Malawi origin and worse that most of their business operating in Malawi do not contribute much to Malawi development but just draining our resources.In effort to minimize corruption these types of groups should not be welcome for such meetings with our new president. It has also been… Read more »

Zawa
Zawa
10 months ago
Reply to  Wiza

NO! NO! NO! Chiefs should not go to the president please. They represent people of different political backgrounds.

Peter Mutharika Jnr
Peter Mutharika Jnr
10 months ago
Reply to  Zawa

Zawa you are so right. Zikhale misled my brother Bingu

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
10 months ago

Idiots chiefs

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
10 months ago

This is utter bullshit! The same old recycled politicians doing the same old shit. And the stupid chiefs playing the same old tired game!

It seems the good-for-nothing Columbia Commonwealth University has made Zikhale even more idiotic than before.

By the way, who footed this fuckin’ bill?? I sure hope it’s not my taxes. Mxii! Ase!

Orton Chingoli Jnr
Orton Chingoli Jnr
10 months ago

Zikhale, DPP then UDF supporter with Chakwamba, now MCP is a lost soul. With Doctorate in Corruption & Bribery. Fixer for Bingu of link to the most corrupt Indian fertiliser and pharmaceutical supplier based in Lilongwe. President Chakwera should not be fooled by Zikale who is an expert at abandoning sinking ships and climbing on to the bandwagon of success.

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