‘Mutharika delivered a zero-plan speech’ – Chakwera

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…Malawi now bankrupt because it is being led by a visionless president

…Mutharika offered no indication that he knows what he is doing

Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mr. Lazarus Chakwera has said Malawi President Peter Mutharika delivered a ‘zero-plan’ speech.

In response to the speech that President Mutharika made when he presided over the opening of the 46th session of the Malawi Parliament, Mr. Chakwera who is also President of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) explained that it is “almost impossible to find anything of substance” in the president’s speech apart from its 23-minutes duration.

Peter Mutharika and Lazarus Chakwera

Chakwera: Mutharika delivered a zero-plan speech

“The one positive thing from the President’s address is that it only lasted 23 minutes, so at least he was kind enough not to take too much of our time with his Zero Plan Speech. The President’s speech avoided so many national issues that it is almost impossible to find anything of substance to respond to” said Chakwera.

The Leader of Opposition who during the previous Parliamentary session had branded Mutharika a babysitter taking Malawi on a bumpy ride, reiterated his earlier remarks saying the only thing that Mutharika has achieved is making the country bankrupt.

“We are now officially a nation in the unenviable position of having a government with no plan, and a President who claims that he has a national agenda or National Development Strategy without ever telling us what it is or what part ordinary Malawians should play in it. Under the leadership of President Mutharika, we are not only financially bankrupt, but also bankrupt of sound policies and plans to move Malawi into a prosperous nation”.

Chakwera hit at Mr. Mutharika’s inability to lay out an overarching plan of action to bring the country out of its economic slump. The Opposition leader said the president demonstrated a serious lack of leadership.

“President Mutharika began by declaring that ‘Malawi is at a very critical stage’. This is an incontrovertible fact and Malawians deserve to hear a full report on the progress being made to reverse this. However, the President’s failure to take full stock of the state of the country’s economy, food situation, security, social welfare, governance and other national issues is an insult to the Malawians that employed him to say how bad things are and what he is doing about it. Mutharika offered no indication that he knows what he is doing”

He also lambasted the President for taking the country through what the leader of the opposition called “untold nepotism” in the history of Malawi as only people belonging to a single tribe are appointed in public positions.

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  1. chakwela ndi wakuba analephela kuba ku church yomwe amatumikila lelo wa yamba ndale, ndipo akhale nawo azungu akeo, kapena akuwona ngati akutumikilabe asembless anthu awa ndi amene akhala akuononga machurch ambili choncho mzosadabwitsa,

  2. Chomwe anthu mumalimbana sitimadziwa kuti ndi chani?Linalo ndi Boma enawo ndi otsusa angapange zimodzi?Comwe mumaiwala ndi chakuti ndale anthu amapitirako kupanga nchele wa ana awo osakhala dziko always leader of politics is Lucifer.So Lucifer kwake nkususa ufumu wa ambuye aboma ndi oima paokha azasusanabe mpaka kale ndi ife oonela tizakhala tili dyoo osaziwa coonadi

  3. chakwela unataika iwe… u made an awkward move. munthu wa nzeru zake sangasiye nkhosa zake nkukalowa ndale. Palibe cha nzeru chomwe ungaatiuze a Malawife chifukwa we know that all those accusations u make against the President arise from u being a Money Hungry Person. thelostsheep@chakwera.com

  4. Iweyo katokote za 1_plan_ speach. Nanga si APM watokota za zero plan spch. Osamangobwebwetuka ma solution nanunso mulibe. Kungofunapo mipando. Zazii

  5. Mr rider tel malawi what iz ua role in parliament?opposing everytng musakhale ngat ochemerera mpira amene amanyoza osewera chonsecho iye satha mpira

  6. yona anathawa ntchito ya mulungu mapeto ake anaona tsoka loopsa,chakweranso wathawa ntchito ya mulungu mapeto ake azingotisokosera zopanda nzeru ngat wamisala komaso sazawina.tizingomumvesetsa uyu vuto ndloti anasiya bible nkulowelera

  7. Am tired of hearing critiscisms from opposition parties especiall MCP.When will we hear about developments from opposition parties?Should we say that opposition parties cannot bring developments in a country?Let me ask u ,mr chakwera to transform urself b4 u voted into power.We want to hear developments speech that can transform malawi from where it is to another level.

  8. Chakwera wants to hear the government will get loan from IMF, borrow from world Bank and loan from private lenders. Such is the story that impresses Capitalists and colonisers. Amai did that. Bingu died for not being the champion of the beggars. Chakwera must assist in national building and economic freedom. The very same Chakwera advises donor not to give aid to Malawi. I don’t understand this man

  9. Iwe Lazalo Uyiwale Zolamula Malawi. Ngati Umalota Upresident Nchimozimozi Kuzichinda Ndi Chala Konyerera. Bwelera Ku Ubusa Basi. Nyima Iwe.

  10. NTHAWI IMENE AMULUZI AMASIILA AKUTI MA PROFESSOR KAYA DZIKOLI LINALI PA 104 PAMAIKO OSE ADZIKO LA PASI. PANO LILI PA NOMBER 1. NDI MA PROFESSOR. NDIYE MKUMATI LIDZAKWELASO?? BOLA NTHAWI YA KAMUNZU NDI AMULUZI NDITHU.

  11. After all churches are helping the govt in various sector, Health, education, agriculture, HIV, climate change, etc you did nothing for the whole 24 yrs you were at AOG highest position, I villages haven’t come any thing frm Assemblies of God, even in remotest areas. Why? That answers itself that you dont have a zeal for development. Where do you think you will start from. What policies were you using at AOG that restricted you frm helping the govt, may be your followers were not sick, did want education, or were not affected by the pandemic. So you are begging 5yrs to change Malawi. Tell us the truth. Macy Williams, MAGU is there to milk us bcz they are pvt institution. My question is where are you going to start from?

  12. Apa zikuonekelatu kt Uzimu wathawa chifukwa chothawa ku church.Amalawi umbuli tilinawobe tikulimbana kt Muthalika sakupanga kanthu inu munafuna atenge ndalama za mthumba mwake?Bwanji osalimbana ndi omwe anaba ndalama aja why muthalika? Ndalama za dziko kt zibwelere ndi mtunda ndithu

  13. “Mr Speaker Sir, the inconsistencies of this government are so many that it is dizzying to account for them all. We spend millions to train doctors, but they say that we are too broke to employ them. “The same government says it is selling Malawi Savings Bank one day, then says it is not selling it in order to consult Malawians, then sells the bank while Malawians are giving their input through Parliament. “The same government says it is not buying a jet, then hires a jet, then says it will buy a jet in the future, then says it will never buy a jet. The same government says it has no plans to raise salaries for public officers, then raises salaries a month later, then its leaders say they are suspending the salary increases they gave themselves until the economy improves. 7 “The same government says the Access to Information bill will not be tabled in this sitting of parliament, and then says that the bill will be tabled in this sitting of parliament,” said Chakwera.

  14. “We are full of blaming and counter blaming, instead of developing this country”… Am not DPP but the president said the truth

  15. kodi chakwera akufufna chani??? iyeyo atha kuthandiza boma while he is in the opposition,, he shouldn’t bother himself talkig to much coz malawians won’t vote for him come 2019,,, we all know wat this guy is doing. in the ttime of tembo and Bingu, Tembo used to do some sort of visible things. but this idiot the so called Yona is busy criticizing the government instead of helping. Meaning he can’t help while in the opposition? if It’s so then he has no future for the poor Malawians. I don’t see him bringing a change to our nation but to continue from where they left from the time Kamuzu.. He should go back to his real job as a pastor

  16. Leader of opposition in Malawi national Assembly anali JZU, a strong minded person he was not only fighting for presidency but also helping the government in its development strategies.

  17. kodi those of you who are calling chakwela all sots of bad names ! Do you have something good your president is doing to save this country!? Mukungoti galu chakwela!! making noise , tell us what your president has on the table.

  18. Is shame to see the whole leader of opposition thinking that by bringing back the donors and continue begging is a solution to our economy

  19. Dr Lazarous Mc’cathy Chakwera is the next president of the republic of Malawi…. Zikuchita Kuwonekerathu Zokha!!! Ma Cadet Mulira… Muzingotukwana

  20. palimbe dziko lingalamulilidwe ndi m’busa wolephera ngati chakwera ndipo sizizatheka kuzalamula dziko lathu unalephera kutumikira kuchurch zaumulungu lero ukunyoza anzako what kind of man of god r u get lost chakwera paster wonyoza anthu mkuona unalephera pachisankho mbuzi

  21. A Chakwera amagwira ntchito yomwe anthu anawatuma,enanu ngati zakuwawani pitani mukayankhule komweko tione kuti mukayambira pati. Mumukakamiza bwanji munthuyi kuyankhula chomwe chili mmaganizo mwanu? Bwanji inu osakhala leader of opposition kuti mukamuyankhe pulezidenti wanuyo zomwe inu mukuti zilibwinozo? Zanu zithera pa fb pompa koma Chakwera mukumutukwanayi zalowa kale mmabuku {hansard} ndipo pulezidenti wanuyo akuwerenga akatero afunsireko nzeru kwa ajawo kuti apange bwanji. Kungodziwa matama basi,ndipo enanu ndikuvota komwe simudziwa ‘null and void’ nthawi zonse. Umbuli basi,munthu asagwire ntchito yake?

  22. Kod paja uyu c wa opposition? yea doin hz job as an opposer opozng evrythng!! Do u expect anythng gud 2 come out 4m da mouth of an opposer aspiring 4 da same position???? İ doubt! xo NO wondr 2 here Him say dat owez!!

  23. .Pena Ndimakayikira Kuti Koma Pitala Di Anankako Ku Sukulu?Coz He Sometimes Gives Me A Picture Yokuti Samadziwa Chomwe Akuchita,Or Tell Me Kuti Its Because Of Old Age.What Ever He Promised,He Is Doing The Opposite,We Need Cheap Farm Inputs,Including Mafuta,Malata,Kwacha Ikhale Stable,Komanso Ma Salaries Abwino As He Promised,People Want To See A Better Malawi Through Him,Coz That What Made Us To Vote For Him.Osati Mmene Zikukhalira Zinthu Mu,Katundu,Sugar,Zokudya Zikudula Kwaambiri,A Mmboma Akwezeledwe Ma Salary,Paja Anati Mu Nthawi Ya JB Timalandira Tima Change.Failling Which Nde Bolanso JB.

  24. After 51 years of the so-called independence yet nothing on the ground is moving. Let’s face the facts, we got the dumbest government system ever. The silly goons we vote to be in power seems to have no idea how to differentiate btwn a party and a nation. Believe me, regimes will come and go but malawi will still remain the same pathetic sorry state unless we change our mindset towards mw especially our uneducated politicians. For Christ-sake we’ve the same primitive thinkers surrounding each and every president, ndiye mungatukuke? Malawi hasn’t had a leader for a long time now, we simply got goons who bark useless stuf on podiums and embezzle our taxes. What a useless nation, proud to be a Malawian though…

    • useless points here how ever even u cant change things if given the chance to rule. economic crisis is everywhere.America takes loan from china. South africa rand is collapsing the country with mines what about malawi? kumaganiza b4 writting shit

    • What a retard. Its cz of muppets like u that’s why dis nation fails to move forward. Who doesn’t know about economic crisis all over the world anywae. Wheather in Economic Crisis era or not, malawi still swims in shit. Kumaganiza b4 replyin useless stool

  25. Abale musamale ndi asogoleri azipani zina bcz muthu ukamapikisana ndi nzamko amene alipamavuto umaoneka ngati wabwino bcz iwe sukupanga kalikonse kt uthese mavutowo.mfundo ndi imodzi :Chakwera sadzakhala presedent wabooo atalowa mboma!rememba kt APM akakondedwa ndi aliyense asanalowe mboma.

  26. What points were wrong in Chakwera’s speech, can you cite them?

    Was it wrong or incorrect to say university student loans have not yet been approved for most poor students and many have failed to register? Was it incorrect to tell the president about being proactive on would be floods in the predicted El Niño weather? Was it wrong to tell government that medical equipment like scanner has not yet been repaired and this can only cost k26 million? Kkkkk

  27. If it were church administration I wud have sided with Dr. Chakwera but running the affairs of a govt is a serious business. A Chakwera akulionera patali dzikoli.

  28. Chakwera ndiotumidwa ndi Mulungu aMalawi tidzazindikira liti? Dziko lamalawi anayamba kulifunira ufulu anali m’busa pano Ambuye akulierekanso kwa m’busa koma amalawi sitikuzindikira zimenezi. Tiyeni tikhale amaso mphenya. Nose mukumanyoza Chakwera simukudziwa chomwe mukupanga. South ndiyodzaza ndi andale akuba thus y UDF inagawanika nkukhala ndi mphanda za zipani zambirimbiri koma atsogoleri ake omweomweo. Dyera basi- shiti mwatikwana kwambiri. MCP ndi AFORD bwanji sizikupanga mphanda? Simungaganize iyayi…asa. Simukudziwa kuti pitala wanuyo ndiye anasikoneza mbale wake atangobwera kuchoka kuutchona kwakeko? Muzichita manyazi. Dziko adzabweza kwa eni odziwa kulamula Mulungu simunthu.

  29. The problem is that MCP simavasa kuti analuza chisakho and zosezi ndiwululu wakuluza and thy are some radio station alikumbuyo kwawo shame on you

  30. It`s because of vision-less leaders like you made MCP not to win last elections when there was a clear chance of you guys to win, and now just because someone is there and you pointing finger`s saying he is vision-less..It`s high time Mr Chakwera you show maturity in politics, this not a church where we seat down and listen to the preaching even though we know that’s not what the Bible meant but we listen coz we have no choice, but rather you dealing with intellectuals and great minds that understand the outside world than you do, am not asking you to join the ruling but rather help in contributing ideas even though your idea would be worthless or meaningless but for sure the current leadership of Prof Arthur, Atupele, and G. Gondwe would widen your knowledge and help you in being the great leader in another world only if there are elections

  31. There Is A Difference Between Wisdom And Intelligence, Peter Is Intellegent In His Ways Of Doing But Has No Wisdom. So You Dont Have To Wonder It Has Already Been Written Is The Bible About These Day. What I Can Say Is Good Morning Malawi? Lumbani Nyoni Maurice Muwuso Jele Wyness Kaunga Gerald Kaipa Lumbani Tchongwe Pau Banda Linda Wa Liberty Kwawilira Vinbeama Banda Pilirani Kunene Louis Cazorla Zingiman Gift Tchongwe

  32. Kkkkkkkk…a Malawi anzanga mumandidabwitsa kwabasi. Mukuganiza dziko lathuli lidzabweleranso ngati mwakale? Tingolimbapo mtima apa. Zinthu zizingoipira ipira mpaka Yesu kubwera basi. Ngakhale akulu akutchedwa a Chakwera wa, titati tawaika m’boma, Nkhani zake zidzakhala zokhazokhazi basi. Tingolimbikira zomwe tikuchitazo zikavuta zingokhala momwemo.

  33. Mutokota mpaka 2019 koma mukonzeke mokwana kut muzamugwese chifukwa enafe pomwe panachokera muvuto omwe tili nawo ku malawi kuno tikpaziwa si pitala ayiiiiiii

  34. Kodi ma advisors alibe mwina amanva zake zokha?Tawauzeni kuti safusa anadya phula.Kalikokha ndi nkanyama,paja amati Demokarase (government of the pple by the pple&for the pple).

  35. Malawi needs solutions zomwe govt likupanga to move us out of this sorry state because malawians already know that we are in trouble and we are only looking for some good leadership to get us out of trouble otherwise whats the use of having leadership if it does not know how to end these problems

  36. Hahahaha Mr Chakwela Malankhulidwe Amenewa Amunthu Wamulungu? Mukanakhala Anzeru Mukanangoitanitsa Bwana Mutharika Nkuwauza Zimene Mukunenazi Koma Ngati Mukuopa Mkumabwebweta Kuseli Ndinu Amiseche Ngati Nzimai Kkkkkkkkkkkkk Paja Amati Chitini Cha Empty Chimasokosa Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  37. achakwela sikuti akati leadet of opposition ndiyekuti you are there to oppose every thing ,i think ndale munangolowela kuonela ena. ngakhale john tembo pali zina zomwe amachita praise boma koma inu kalikonse kutsutsa ,ofunika mubwelelenso ku chalichi munaphonya anzanu amayamba ndale kenako kuchalichi koma inu viceversa.

  38. No wonder, Chakwrer will never never ever see any sense in Peters speech, only donors and others will do. Its not him but the negative block he developed against Peter. Till then

  39. foolish chakwera,,, kod nkachaninx ka chakwera?,,, koma akat tenga VX uziyendera maso mwaa and kamwa mwetumwetu,,, wotsutsa opanda nzeru uyu watikwananx ndipo,,,, go to church to continue manifesting,, politics not suitable for u Lazarus,,,, period

  40. whatever spoken by MCP is a crack and do not have a vision in it,DPP is mighty and it will keep on ruling this troubled nation .We are in economic crisis,the security is low,the health sector is in disapora but now what the way forward?MCP must come with the very competitive strategies which will move the nation one step a head