Malawi Minister George Chaponda chased by angry villagers

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Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, George Chaponda this morning failed to attend an event on tapping water from Mulanje after angry community members in the district blocked the road and chased him away, Malawi24 can report.

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Chaponda got chased.

Blantyre Water Board (BWB) wants to pump water from Likhubula in Mulanje to distribute it to residents in the commercial city.

But villagers in Mulanje made it known to government that the initiative will not take off unless another project is introduced to plant trees in Likhubula.

The community members also want to benefit from the potable water that will be pumped from their area.

Government officials may have thought the villagers were not serious about the demands but they got a rude awakening today when Chaponda – in the company of his ministry’s Principal Secretary Erica Maganga and Member of Parliament for Mulanje Pasani Angie Kaliati – was chased away by the irate community members.

The villagers were also incensed by government’s claims that communities in Likhubula had acquiesced to the BWB initiative, a claim which the villagers denied.

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Locals ganging up to chase Chaponda.

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Tree branches were used together with stones to chase Chaponda.

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Go away Mr. Minister. Locals chasing the Minister..

 

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  1. If the chasing of the Government Minister on duty was done somewhere like Northern Region. Police officers with guns would have been authorised to shoot and Kill. Even the body guard of the minister would have forced the people to open the way either by opening fire at them. since its home district everything is alright.. Galu akaluma mbuyache siwachiwewe ameneyo

  2. HIM BEING THE MINISTER OF AGR. WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BUSY LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS TO THE CURRENT FOOD CRISIS WHICH MALAWI AS A NATION IS FACING NOT KUPITA KUKAGWIRA NTCHITO YA MADZI NGATI AMAGWIRA NTCHITO KU BLANTYRE WATER BOARD KAPENA KUPITA KUNCHALO KUKAONA DZOMBE M’MINDA YA NZIMBE AS IF HE IS AN ESTATE MANAGER FOR ILLOVO SUGAR GROUP AND ILLOVO IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DEPT. BUT A PRIVATE ENTITY WHOSE AFFAIRS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY WHICH IS HIS CORE RESPONSIBILITY.WHAT THE AGRICULTURE MINISTER HAS BEEN DOING SINCE THREE WEEKS AGO IS LIKE KUCHEZERA GULE WA ANA WHICH INDICATES THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG SOMEWHERE,HE IS NOT AT PEACE WITH THIS 7 MINISTER CASHGATE SMOKE WHICH IS KNOWN EVEN TO THREE YEAR OLDS.THERE IS NO PEACE AMONGEST THE PRESIDENT AND THESE SUPER 7 THIEVES. LET US WAIT AND SEE SOON THE 7 CUTS WILL BE LET OUT OF THE BAG.WHY DID THE HEAD OF STATE FAIL TO ATTEND THE SADIC CONFERENCE? JUST WAIT AND SEE.

  3. Ngati ziri zoona ndiyekt ndinyamata oyenda maliseche uja,kma bale upweteketsa osalakwa fukwa ife tikabwera kumeneko sitinyengerera kt uyu ndi mp usamale

  4. peoples rights and choices sizongopitako mukaona chitukuko koma kumaliro or pa mavuto ayi anthu akumudzi ali ndi nzeru pano atchuka kulephera kwake si ministeryo okaona nyanja akaona ndi mvuu zomwe thats the importance of community participation

  5. upusa ndi peter, akuwalekelera anthu amenewa osawachotsa, koma akadzaluza azamuthawa uyu. A Peter muzichenjela anthuwa akuwononga chipani chanucho andiso mudzakaluza azakuthawani awa, peter muziganiza ngat minapita kusukulu mukwanira.azakusiyani awa agaluwa

  6. power to the people. It is wrtten a stich in time saves nine which means correcting mistakes immediately prevents troubles in future.Look now DPP is going to die a natural death if it is still backing cashgaters.

  7. mbava ndipo mbava zimenezi zikudziwana bwino lomwe ndi uyo mukumutchula pulezident yo,koma mkulu wa polisi bwanji sanasayine arrest waranty kwa mbava zimenezi?

  8. Mwachta Bwino..Thumbs Up Anthu Aku Likhubula..Asajaile Amenewa Bomali Ndi La Tonse Osat Lawo Lokha..Adadyako Za Cashgate Zomwe Zija..Once Again Keep It Up..

  9. Amalawi ndale zizitithandiza tyeni twne dziko lathu kmene likupita! panopa exchange rate yili pa 7.13 kdi zilibwno pamenepo ? and zikwonetsa kuti katundu akadali kukwera mmmm Malawi wavunda kkkkkk!

  10. Akanene zoona kwa omwe anantumayo olo ine nkadakhalako ndikadathamangisa nawo akuona ngati osauka saziwa kanthu mwanchita bwino 100%

  11. wake up call.
    they must realise that we are civilised.

    I like the demand for tree planting project before the water taping
    I am yet to understand how would they benefit (villagers). considering that this is not SWB but BWB.
    but its a good idea thou.

  12. M’malawı muwenge wanthu wanthena awo 10,000 nthena panjı Malawı walı panyake sono.Galu ızo zıkukhumba nthenanthena kuzıdıkozga chıdfukwa wakutıtola nge ndıse pakumwera masuku shut up

  13. Mbuzi Zimenezi Zikan’gathen Agalu,afinye,khakhakha Manyera Chiru Kunoso Kukasungu Muzaereke Kubwera Tidzakuphuzulan Zachamba Mabodza Atikwana.

  14. Next Wl b Kalindo(winiko) people need water in your constituency, how can people in Bt have water from Mulanje but people in Mulanje there still drinking water from Muloza river?I support the people of Mulanje district.First they must give water to the villagers here in Mulanje next can be Bt.

  15. @ Mphatso charles God is God of love he does not chase people with stones.Only the devil does that.God gave Malawi a lot of water but its poor people are busy involved in little politics delaying development shame.Chakwera or pitara do not own malawi!

    • Well done these selfish politicians they deserve to be chased ,we no longer trust them may the good lord give us another leader to lead the country chaponda and company must fall

    • @chikwanda Jasoul No invester will bring development to a place where there is no rule of law,where officials are chased by stone throwing people,where you burn people alive and where you torch buildings.I fail to understand you! Sometimes i ask myself is it lack of knowledge or what, i dont know.

  16. Thanks be to GOD Almighty whom Chakwera saves for as DPP is bizy wth there propaganda of castigating MCP he has done this…DPP samala a Malawi akuona Mulunguso akuona

  17. Nduna kapena azitsogoleri akamachita zopusa kukufunikadi choncho,akumatumbwa kwambiri anthu amenewa kuyiwala kuti anasankhidwa ndi anthu,more fireee

  18. Palibe chinthu chophweteka ngati anthu andale . Ndi anthu owawa kuposa tsabola wa kapiripiri . Ndiponso or mukanangomusenda makofi mbuzi imeneyo kkkkkkkk. Ine andikwana Heavy !!!!!

  19. Mwamuchita bwino akamamwa tiyi wa nkaka osamapita ku midzi kukageyera, asamatitenge ife ngati ngolo zawo mbuzi za anthu akakhuta azipita ku chimbuzi kukanyera iyaaaaa!!! Anyani amenewa andikwana

  20. Anthu ena amandidabwisa nthawi zonse amasekelera pakachitika zoipa kodi kapena ndi umbuli? apa pali choti munthu wanzeru akayamikile? Kodi ndinu ayani ndikukaika ngati ndinudi a Malawi eni eni okonda ziko lawo!!

  21. How authentic is this story, cuz i wz at th same spot although i left earlier, yet i dd nt wtness anything like tht. Mr editor, i stand to b corrected

  22. Mesa mumati DDP ndikumwera ndeno zukhalaso bwanji…mwamuchita bwino amaona ngati Malawians are comedians lyk his son…Nde ngati kwanu komwe akukuthamangitsani nde central and Nothern regions muzakwapulidwa zenizeni mbava zacash gate inu.

  23. Anthu Amenewo Atipolamira Ndipo Akanangopha Mmalo Motumizako Chakudya Akutumiza Asilikali Kumawamenya Anthu Ndiye Anthu Atani Kuthamangitsa Basi Ndipo Malo Molimbikisa Ulimi Akutengako Madzi Cholinga Anthu Azifa Ndi Luzu Panye…Panyengozino Kkkk

  24. Chaponda dont let people hate Mother Malawi because it created you.They hate anyone and anything that embraces you. You are a disgrace.

  25. Kkkkkk mbuzi zimenezi kumazithamangitsa zikamathoka mbola ………..
    Ine nde andikwaniratu anthuwa kwawakulira ndi kuba ndalama m’boma basi !

  26. ife kwathu ndikuyamikila ayamba bwino bolaso azachite zimenezi ndi peter munthalika akamazadutsa asangomupezelera chaponda chifukwa anali ndi a police atatu mumsewu lathu ndi pempho muzachitileso zomwezo olemekezeka a munthalika…Tizaone kulimba mtima kwanu chifukwa apo mwangoyeselera