Chaponda lashes out at Parliamentary committee

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Malawi minister of agriculture, irrigation and water development emotionally brushed aside the credibility of Joint Parliamentary committee that is probing the Zambia-Malawi maize scandal saying the inquiry is a waste of time.

Appearing before the inquiry, George Chaponda lashed out at the committee arguing that it was formed against Parliamentary standing order 154.

“You want me to be honest? You want me to be honest? I feel that this has been a waste of time. The amount involved could have helped a common man out there, the committee is contrary to Section 154 of the Standing Orders. It lacks objectivity!” said Chaponda.

He added by faulting those implicating him in the maize scandal arguing that it is “unfair” that they are accusing him of pocketing money meant to help poor citizenry.

George Chaponda

Chaponda: Went angry.

He also suggested that the accusations were being made by Parliamentarians who comes from the Central and Northern Regions to discredit him because he hails from the Southern Region.

Responding to Chaponda’s outburst, chairperson of the joint committee of public accounts and on agriculture Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the remarks were “disappointing” arguing that the minister was not posed with “personal questions”.

He read to Chaponda the said Standing Order 154 which showed the joint committee was formed within the mandate of the mentioned standing order that states that a matter can be handled by two committees jointly to serve common interests.

Chidanti, who is a Parliamentarian from Nsanje, also told the minister that the joint committee comprised legislators from all regions of Malawi and from various parties including the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Chaponda then apologized and retracted the remarks saying he was enjoying his democratic freedom of expression.

He also told the committee that he appreciates the work they are doing and its report on the scandal will have his full support.

 

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  1. chaponda u r a serious motherfucker! stop talking that trush before we fuck yo ass. stupid son of bitch who the hell do u think u r? fuck off .this country doesnt b’long to yo family dont fuck us around .get the fuck out of the parliament with all yo shit!

  2. Is awaste of time for who …You are where you are now because people voted for you dont ever ever forget that …Parliament is there to hold Thieves like you in the executive accountable …..Malawians are not fools…

  3. Nothing under the influence of Kamlepo Kalua will ever have substance cos his concerns are personal & have nothing to do with the people. It’s very unfortunate that Malawi has quite a few who are so retarded like Kalua.

  4. Chaponda wapondaponda chimanga mmunda mwa ongwira ntchto m’boma onse.To work in gvt in Malawi its chitonzo.But God is watching,anzanu mpale koma inu ndi kumawawata chonchi.

  5. kuba chaponda wanyanya ukuzitenga simple poti uli muboma waiwala kuti maboma amabwera amapita 2019 tizawona ngati uzapambane ndi APM wakoyo.

  6. we always go to pulling stating and vote for change becoz during campaigh candidates preach change. each and every time i vote, i regret at the end and i hv realised that our leaders can not sorve our probles but they are the problems. laws were made for the poor, after stealing our money they sent us to jail so that we can never complain.. if i was a judge, i would hv judged them

  7. Then u call him a minista ena akt ndi mp wawo..somebody wt a full brain can simply qn then credibility of our politico system..pipo are cryn n they r jxt tryn 2 seek an ansa pa funso lakut y….a chaponda? Inu mukt he z bakfirin..funy hah