Govt. blames UNIMA council, MPs for Chanco Protests: asks God to intervene

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Government has faulted the University of Malawi (UNIMA) council and the Committee of Education in Parliament for fanning the Chancellor College student demonstrations.

Government’s spokesperson Patricia Kaliati said the two entities were in a better position to deal with the fee hike issue before the students decided to hold vigils that culminated into running battles with the police.

“I fault the University Council and the Committee of Education in Parliament because they were supposed to be the ones to look into it and deal with it,” said Kaliati.

Patricia Kaliati

Kaliati: Lands blame on UNIMA council and MPS.

She also claimed that government has information to the effect that some politicians were behind the demonstrations. The government spokesperson said it is unfortunate that some politicians chose to destroy the future of the students.

“It is unfortunate that some well-educated politicians were behind it and we are aware that they went to South Africa to collect money,” said the minister.

According to Kaliati, the students do not know what they are doing because if they knew they would have found ways of dealing with the issue rather than protesting.

She further said that the Chancellor College Students Union should have talked to the Minister of Education to map the way forward on the issue rather than destroying the future of other students.

Kaliati has since said government leaves everything in the hands of God hoping that He can intervene in the situation.

“What more can we say, we only hope comes in and speaks to these people to stop their actions” said the government spokesperson.

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  1. Listen my fellow Malawians, Prophet kamuzu said Multiparty ndi nkhondo. Kutukwana, kunyozana sikuthandiza. Ophunzira ndi osaphunzira tonse ndi ofunika palibe opambana mnzake and pali angazipangire china chilichonse yekha koma tikudalilana

  2. Kupanga mademo sikolakwika pamene zinthu sizikuyenda bwino. Chimene chavuta ndi kuononga, kuba zinthu, harrassing people, traffic jams, kuphwanya mfuti wapolice ndi kumenya mastudent. My humble plea to the students is , do your demonstrations peacefully,in an orderly manner, right time, right place, and follow proper procedures.To the police, don’t provoke the students and the situation. Be proffesional as usual.Don’t be carried away by the situations.Osapsya mtima msanga.Oro akunyozeni kuti ndinu mathafu a std 8. Sadziwa chimene akuchita. U may use CUDSA in conflict management.B4 strike/demos, we could have taken and confronted the two conflicting parties; see the way forward. Police to be vigilant on intelligence collection. Civic education is needed to students from police and leturers on how to conduct, c consequences of these demonstrations to minimise loss of life and property. Do we remember how our lovely Fanikizo lost his precious life? God bless MW.

  3. Fees hike govt sec sch were stop the reasons being poor economy and people cannot afford today fees hike in unima with same reasons how com?

  4. So government does not know what to do to sort this out, and the best it can do is to leave everything in the hands of God. Fair enough, Peter did not know what to do either when he was education minister and Chanco was closed for 8 months. I do not expect him to know now. But if the whole president, with his government machinery, does not know how to solve a Chanco situation, can he solve the economic situation affecting this country? So Allan was right when he insinuated this government is clueless. Damn!

  5. Carl Max said the poor will become poorer and the rich will become more richer.Anthu amene Ali mboma lero akufuna kuti Ana awo adzalamulirenso Ana athu.Mind you God is watching and we are his witnesses.

  6. musatukwane anzanu pot inu mudamaliza, aliyese amadandaula ndipomwe ali! kwainu ndiyochepa nanga sizanu zinayera, koma kwaomwe akuphuzirawo ndiyambiri MOT MUKULIMBA MTIMA KUWATUKWANA ANZANU KUT ADANDAULA ZOPUSA? ai zikomo.

  7. This government is always blaming every body for their undoings next u wil blame a car for not transporting the big kicker to the scheduled meetings why skyrocketing the fees knowingly that pipo are struggling to survive

  8. Amene zikumunyasa kuti ma students akupanga zionetsero asamuke coz sanati and the battle is on. To a reasoned person, politics aside, the reasons for demonstrations are genuine. You might argue kuti K400,000/K450,000/K600,000 for generic students and K900,000/950,000/K1,100,000 for mature entry students ndiyochepa but think of Mpunzitsi we pulaimale amene mwana wake wasankhidwa kupita Ku college, do you think with K61,000 yomwe amalandira angàlipilire mwana Ku college?
    That even better, but think of kholo lomwe silili pantchito, ndalama akipeza kuti?

    Put politics aside and argue on a humanistic point of view. Enafe tikupanga argue based on politics underground. If was independent from politics, all these couldn’t be there, koma almost everyone has to praise their side and do as commanded by the high authority. Too bad!!!
    #UnimaFeesMustFall

  9. Government should consider how poor peopla can afford and should be more affordable to all and their think all people got money and their need to scholarship and loan for students. Not God should intervene. Our government is too greedy

  10. Seriously!!!! The government can not deliver basic services e.g. health, education, food security just to mention few. Ndiye kuti tsabola wakale sawawadi. Age limit for both presidential candidate and minsterial positions should be liberated and introduced. Malawi needs fresh and vibrant leadership.

  11. Pali Mbuzi Zina Zikukomenta Zofoira,,,shut Up Plz,,,do U Knw How Many Students Amene Apanga Withdraw On Financil Groundz Dis Yr? Wat About Wth This 0.4 million kwacha? kumaganiza2,!!

    • Amati chikakula patuka ifeyo titani nanga coz iwe ukulira umafuna nanenso ndizirira kkkkkkkkk iwe ukagona nayo umafuna nanenso kkkkkk ngati fees yakula bweranikoni zintchitonso zikusowa apa kkkkknafe tiphunzireko

    • Ndiye Kupuxako Kumeneko!! U Dont Think Of Others,,,,ufiti Chan? Dont Be Selfish Like That!!! Amawida2! Osangoti Kwanu Ndi Kwa Ndalama Mmutu Mulibe Kanthu Wat Bas Ndi Yankho Lopezekeratu!!!! Am Rich In My Heard!,,,u R Rich In Ur Pocket,,,we Shall See

  12. Akuti akuchita ma demo chifukwa iwo ndi anthu osauka sangakwanitse kulipira fees. Nde pofuna kuwonetsa kukwiya, akupita pa Msika kukalanda malonda a anthu osauka. Kudya Mandasi, Chipitsi, kanyenya osalipira. kulanda Mowa wa Chibuku, win, shooter. Osalipira.
    Nkhani ya inu ndi boma ife siyikutikhuza. Ngati mwayambana menyanani nokhanokha ife zisatikhuze. Ife tikamalowa ntawuni timakhala tasiya ana pakhomo oto adye. Tilibe nayo ntchito nkhani yanuyo #foseki

  13. Now its time to face the problem and facts. Then we must come with a solution. We need to stop shifting blame. But to look in the matter seriously. Now if the goverment says they don’t have money. How wil ordinary pple have it?

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  15. how old are you? how many children do have at unima? how far is your home from any unima colleges? pala wakhuta kachaso please shart up your mouth coz this is for mature pple and pple with brains osati aku community technical, leave us a lone we are toiling, if your parents are able to send you abroad izo ndi ndalama zamakolo ako, uzaziona ukabereka wako wana basopu!!!!!!!!

    • Zaziiiiiiiii ngati mulibe ndalama basi zikalimani pasani mwai anzanu ali ndi dollar akatenge digiriyo inuyo mwatikwana ndindale zanuzo

    • my dear xool its not having money but ndungu if head is full of muhityo zako izi our kids have the right good education coz their brains can tick. am not a politcian for your information. this page is for intelectuals not a person like u. go to hail with your money. am already a farmer but you are the same pple you steal our produce thru fake prices god forbid.

  16. IT SHOWS THAT YOU, PATRISHA ‘UNFORTUNATE’ KALIATI, HAVE NEVER BEEN AT CHANCO AS A STUDENT. THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN THERE KNOW FOR SURE THAT NO POLITICIAN EVER GOES THERE TO INFLUENCE STUDENTS TO HOLD DEMOS. TO THE CONTRARY, THE TRUTH IS DURING THE BINGU ERA SOME GOVERNMENT POLITICIANS USED TO GO THERE TO PERSUADE THE STUDENT COUNCIL LEADERS NOT TO HOLD A DEMO. SO STUDENTS AT CHANCO DO DEMOS ON THEIR OWN ACCORD. AND YOU HAVE SAID THE STUDENTS ARE DESTROYING THEIR FUTURE, BUT I SAY THAT THOSE THAT HAVE HIKED THE FEES ARE THE ONES WHO ARE DESTROYING THEIR FUTURE. YOU SHOULD ALSO LEARN THAT THE PRIME RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMEWT IS TO DEFEND THE POOR. ANY GOVERNMENT THAT DOES NOT STANDS FOR THE POOR NEVER DESERVES TO BE CALLED DEMOCRATIC. IT IS IRONIC THAT YOUR PARTY IS CALLED ‘DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES PARTY’. TO CALL A SPADE A SPADE, THIS ‘DEMOCRATIC’ PARTY IS NOT AT ALL DEMOCRATIC. IT ONLY HONOURS THE VIEWS OF THE PRIVILAGED FEW. THE VIEWS OF THE MAJORITY, WHO ARE MOSTLY POOR, ARE CAST TO THE WIND.

  17. Think about tomorrow, stupid students. Being @ chanco & u think you owns the world? Stupid student from Malawi with empty brains. Look at them, shame! Who will employ you then? Chineke!!

  18. This woman is a disgrace to the malawi women. Here she is behaving like things are ok in her party and DPP led government. APM is the Chancellor of the University and she pushes the blame to others that are far from decision making corridors. Shut up your mouth if you have no solution to malawi challenges.

  19. Moti simukuwona kuti inuyo aboma( Dpp) ndi amene mwaoangitsa zonsezi? Kodi zokuti anthu alibe ndalama simudawonebe mpaka Lero? Dziko mwawononga nokha ndiye muzinena anzanu. Vuto kokhala ndi atsogoleri odzikundikira zonse zawo ndizimenezitu

  20. University students are not like young Democrats who don’t reason. They new what they were doing so don’t blame others. Blame your president for being academically decorated abroad yet he is! constructing Academic Mpumulo wa Bata in his country.

  21. Stupid amai chidole, why do you always blame others for the blunders of your administration? You always want to get credit when things are alright but when you blander you always blame other people. Chancellor college students have been pleading with your government to reduce the fees but agonthi inu simunamve. Now that things have gone heywire you are placing the blame on MPs and the university council. Tikukuonanaitu.

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