Mutharika under pressure from party supporters: fire Chaponda, he is making party unpopular

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As the saga involving the minister of Agriculture rages on, some Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members have asked president Peter Mutharika to fire George Chaponda.

Through a letter dated 20 February 2017, senior officials have asked Mutharika to take action on the alleged corruption and abuse of public office against the Mulanje West MP who has been touted to be the Party’s next President after Peter Mutharika.

George Chaponda

George Chaponda: DPP supporters want him fired

”Your Excellency, we are the concerned members of our mighty party who are neither strangers to you nor unfamiliar with our party. Our loyalty and love for you, our party and our nation has been steadfast.

“We have stood by your side and fought with you through the toughest of times and not for once have we abandoned our great party even as many defected and left us to bury our founder and president, Bingu wa Mutharika in 2012; neither did we abandon you at the convention in 2013; and did not even leave you alone on the path of jail and courts in 2013.

“We want you to understand, that it is this love and faithfulness that we have for you and our mighty party that we humbly petition you today, to take timely action on the alleged corruption and abuse of public office by the minister of Agriculture, Irrigati­on and Water Development George Chaponda,” states a part of the letter.

It further says that the senior members appreciate the distinguished effort and service that Chaponda has rendered to their party and country even in and the darkest of times of their party.

It also states that Chaponda is a great man and source of inspiration and mentorship to the country’s youths and contemporary politicians within and outside the DPP.

The letter however argues that the allegations leveled against Chaponda of corruption and abuse of public office and recommendations that the Police and the Anti-Corruption Bureau investigate Chaponda further have made them ask for Chaponda’s head.

”Your Excellency, we know honorable Chaponda as a good man of high integrity and we seriously consider him innocent until proven guilty by a competent court. But our petition for your action follows the fact that you promised to take action on findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry,” the letter reads.
It further said that many enemies and opponents who fight the DPP in many party colors and others that disguise themselves as Civil Society Organisations, media practitioners and even foreign agencies have identified Chaponda as the weakest link in the administration and has become a target to hit and is affecting the whole functionality of the government and party.

Pressure still mounts on President Peter Mutharika to ‘act’ in line with recommendations made by a special commission of inquiry that he had set up to investigate key processes that took place in Admarc’s purchase of maize from neighboring Zambia.

The report by the inquiry urged Mutharika to consider starting up a separate investigation in a number of dealings Agriculture Minister George Chaponda had with Transglobe Limited, a company he earmarked for the transportation of the maize.

The inquiry termed the dealings the Minister had with Transglobe as suspicious.

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  1. Muntharika akudziwapo kanthu asatipusitse ife noooo…how come munthu waba alot of money koma osachitapo kanthu kumangoti tikufufuza….useless dpp….useless leadership….kusaganizira osauka kumangofuna dzimimba dzanu dzikhute basi osauka akulira nao umphawi ndi njala….God is watching mudzafa imfa yowawa becareful this is world….

  2. ine ndimakonda APM komaso DPP ndine wa ku mj mdela la chaponda koma apa abwana muyenela kuchosa a chaponda pa unduna kuti afufuzidwa bwino ndimakodwela ndi anthu awa C NAKHUMWA ,P KALIYATI ndi V MUSOWA you guys you make mulanje proud

  3. As a dpp man i support this,it takes thousands or million pple to build but it can take a single person to destroy be careful with this saga.

  4. Akutumani eti? If you are bonfide mambers of the party, there is no way you can pertition the president to fire Chaponda. Tell whoever has sent you to say ” mbuzi, you have failed”!

  5. chipani ichi chikutichititsa manyazi kwa ife tinachivotera sindikudziwa kuti nkumati chani pamenepa utsogoleri ulebe phatso yotsogolera tangokhara ngati ngumbi zothothoka mapiko mmmmm mulowelerepo ambuye

  6. Akachoka chaponda ndiye kuti inuyo muyendetsa bwino undunawu,musiyeni munthu adyelele ndi ink yake imeneyi.basi umphawi ukangokupwetekani kumalimbana ndi munthu emwe mulungu anamudalitsa,azanuwo zawo zinayela kale makomo onse anatseguka.inu mukhalira yomweyo yomangofufuzayo mudzafa ndi umphawi wanu omwewo,musiyeni chaponda ananale ink ibweze zake inumukutero chifukwa muli kutali naye ofunika kukutengelani Bazuka koma

  7. Due to the maize saga which Hon. G. Chaponda has been involved in, I therefore declare that the Minister of Agriculture and H20 development suspended indefinitely until he is proven not guilty and the position is replaced temporarily by myself.
    I have fired Chaponda, on behalf of Mr Arthur Peter Munthalika.

  8. Nkasa anati>> ” sindidziwaaaa
    kuti ndi chaniii~~~~ koma
    ndinaona kuphiri kumeneeeee
    akuliraaaaa#
    now dzana timalira tokha amphawife pano tsono zayambika kuPhiri ko,mulilanso
    nanu, Mumvere bwino lomwe
    nyimbo imeneyi from
    “KULIRA KWA DZIKO done by
    Nkasa,analota zochitika,anthu
    osauka,aliyese akulira,its their turn aliranso

  9. Pezani zolemba zina izi zopanda umbonizi tatopa nazo, ngati mulibe nkhani pitani kumudzi mukalime mvula ikugwa musazativutitse ndi njala

  10. No member of the Mighty DPP could write this garbage. This is the work of our enemies. But one thing you will not succeed. Presidency is bestowed by GOD ALMIGHTY. Come 2019 DPP will win again.o

  11. komano amene mukulankhula chifukwa chakuti azanu akutelo /jila iyi ikukulolan kulakhula ndimene mungathele, mm lakhulan mokumbikila kuti kuli mulungu ndipo dziwani kuti mulungu alinanu cholinga enafe akutisunga mcholinga choti tisiye zakumidima ena kamba kakuti akuchita chifunilo chake oky sindikuletsan dzilakhulan koma kumbukilan mawa ndinu dothi

  12. Bright Kamoto ,kunali a Kasambala kunjakuno,apolisi analimbana naye ndi I f u can remember, apolisi anabwererapo arrest warrant ili mmanja atawauza kuti iye si Ralph koma Ralphael.. Alikuti lero?? Achemwali ake kungomuona kundende kugwa imfa nkukhala yomweyo,kamuoneni pano ngati mungamudziwenso…

    • Man pali mau awa ng’oma yobangula kwambiri sichedwa kusweka kasambala ananyanya kutchuka ndi ukhuluku pali anthu ena mpaka lero akuvutka chifukwa cha kasambala koma ndili osangalala kuti ng’ombe zayang’ana dazibomu nayenso amve kuwawa komanso kuwonjezereke kuposera mmene avera anzake

    • Bwana katole, ine president wanuyu u professor wake ukundikaikitsa, chifukwa chani mukuku wa admarc ali pa suspension while being investigated and chaponda is being investigated but is still at work. Nde tinene kuti iwowa ngophunzira kwambiri. Limeneri nde bodza. President uyu ngofatsa kwambiri.

  13. Chaponda ndi makina guys ngakhale president wadziko akulephera kumuchita kanthu, muwonanso ACB ngakhale imufufudze imupedza osalakwa chonsecho pali zomwe zinachitika. Makina opangira makina anzake amuna bambo.

  14. chaponda is right man ndzosatheka caponda kucoka ndlinga la DPP koma pali wina wandale walowelerapo asokoneza ndalama nd admarc kamba iye ndnduna pot amat somba 1 mudengu ikavunda zose zavunda ai mwambi uwu expire

  15. chaponda is right man ndzosatheka caponda kucoka ndlinga la DPP koma pali wina wandale walowelerapo asokoneza ndalama nd admarc kamba iye ndnduna pot amat somba 1 mudengu ikavunda zose zavunda ai mwambi uwu expire

  16. APM show some leadership spirit your party is already becoming unpopular because of your mediocrity and your ministers instead of reconstructing your party you still allow rotten apples to depopularise your party even more. APM wake up from your deep slumber and start leading this country towards the right direction

  17. People like FIKILE BEND are not needed in society. How can a normal person compare a separate individual matter to a national matter.. Adultery is not a national matter. Maize gate saga is international matter that if not handled well can bring hatrege between Malawi And Zambia. In turn. War.
    Or you are blind to see that in your mind?.?

  18. Malawi has done a recommendable job compared to our Zambia when it comes to the maize saga.
    If we keep thieves and expect each one of the citizen to do well economically,then we are lying to ourselves. Thieves must be prosecuted for the stealing committed.
    Fire..and take thieves to jail.

  19. before u command our President to fire chaponda can you plz go fire ur husband/wife who used to cheat at you behind ur back.