Chakwera told the basics

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Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has come under fire for what has been christened as taking an archaic approach to politics by sustaining attacks on the current government.

The Malawi Watch has made the observation in a press statement released on 15th November 2017.

Lazarus Chakwera

Chakwera has demonstrated hatred over the current govt.

This comes hot on the heels of the Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) response to the address made by President Peter Mutharika in Parliament a few weeks ago.

The Malawi Watch wonders why the opposition leader keeps on railing at the government on several issues.

The NGO says Chakwera has demonstrated hatred over the current government through the tone of his speeches. The statement adds that the MCP is playing archaic politics by showing it believes that by being in the opposition, then it is meant to oppose everything that government does.

‘’The content, language and tone of his statement demonstrate his limited understanding of the role of the opposition. It shows that he believes that the opposition, as the name suggests, is limited to opposing everything or anything the party in power or the government proposes. Worse still, it shows that he believes that resorting to personal attacks and uncivilized language are what an opposition is all about. Chakwera has once again shown his political immaturity as characterized by emotional outbursts and derogatory language by making criticisms which some commentators have already branded as one dimensional,’’ reads part of the statement signed by Executive Director Billy Katimba Banda.

‘’Unlike mature opposition politicians elsewhere who would highlight achievements and positives of the government before criticising and offering solutions to prevailing challenges, Chakwera thinks and believes that his role is simply to be negative about everything that the government is doing. We, at Malawi Watch, would like to condemn in the strongest terms the behaviour of using derogatory vilification of rival politicians, let alone by a man who calls himself reverend and from whom decorum is expected.’’

It adds: ‘’By concentrating on insulting the President, Hon Chakwera has simply validated the perceptions of many Malawians – that the Leader of Opposition is a bitter and failed politician who has no clue of solving the country’s problems if he were given an opportunity to rule this country.

“A mature opposition leader is the one who is able to criticize and at the same time offer possible solutions to the problems under discussion. For all we know, Malawians are no longer interested with the outdated politics of using podiums including the floor of the National Assembly as a forum for showing how pejorative one is. Malawians want politicians who accept problems and move in to start solving the problems as the current government is doing,’’ the statement says.

The verbal wars between the MCP and DPP camps have been one of the core political news that has dominated the headlines lately.

The MCP recently beat the DPP in a byelection by amassing 5 seats of the posts contested for against the single one the DPP got.

President Mutharika is on record as having said that he wants the MCP to show its political prowess by taking him out of power in the 2019 elections.

On its part, the MCP maintains the DPP regimes has failed to run the current citing the rising cases of corruption in government, the ongoing power blackouts and the ‘declining’ economy which the DPP on the other hand claims is taking good shape.

Analysts told Malawi24 recently that the verbal wars between these two main parties lightly sets the scenery of how contention to the 2019 polls will be like.

The two parties have however been advised to do ‘decent’ politics to avoid seeing Malawi having a disrupted poll that has a potential of darkening the countries democracy.

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  1. Failing to capitalize on the current government failures, but busy attacking the President do you think Malawi can put trust in you? I don’t think so, you are only paving a broad way for him to pass freely come 2019 elections believe it or not.

  2. Chipani cha MCP chilibwino,chilipo ndipo chidzakhalapo.koooooma,mtsogoleriyu.Malawi akufunika mtsogoleri woti anadzikonzekeretsa kale pa Chuma,osati wakuti akatenga dziko adzayambe kae wayang’ana za MAVUTO a pakhomo pake

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  4. The problem why Billy Banda’s Malawi Watch can not be trusted in all this is because it is conflicted with interests. He is the Malawi’s Board Chair in some government parastatal. See what i mean?

  5. Dr Chakwera was speaking for the voiceless not himself. Why not condemn APM for not thanking Kamuzu and his old MCP for installing 219megwats above everyone else.

  6. Munthu ukazangoyelekeza kudya ndalama yachakhumi yomwe anthu apeleka mapeto ake ndimisala,see chakwera now.akupenga or wapenga kale.akungotsutsa zopanda mutu mmalo mopeleka solution,#IDIOT

  7. Amalawi ngati mukuona kuti chakwera adzakuthandizani dzavoteleni, munthu osauka ngati ameneuja ndalama, ndipo mwachizolowezi boma likamachoka silimaya ndalama m’boma, kapolo wakuba chopeleka adzatithandiza uyu, nomwenu munkadada ndi malemu, anayambapo jb anaba ndege ndalama ndiye mukudziwa, akulu amati oyipa athawa yekha alikuti. Musamakhale ngati ndinu akendo

    • osaukayo nde president wabwino..mesa mavuto aku malawi akuwadziwa..Nanga anthu olemela anuwo aku malawi amadziwa mavuto?? nanga amalemekeza anthu osauka??

  8. mwinatu enanu mumangomuona chakwera akamujambula pa chikatoni cha mowa eti….ine I know chakwera kuchokera kuumwana wake and just imagine ngati munthu akukanika kubweretsa bata mu chipani chake nde kulibwanji kumpatsa kuti alamulire dziko???chakwera 0%

  9. mukuyembekeza kuti chakwera angasinthe chani atalowa m’boma? thats politics trying dcv malawians to luv him,our leaders azikhala osaphuzira zedi like che bakili,joice mtira amenewa doctorate anaipeza ali pa mpando,think wisely 2019

  10. Akulu ngt munazolowera kunyanyala msima ku nyumba kwanu then muzikapanga ximenexo ndakaxanu osati amalawi zotitengera kokatiyesa ai maxira anu…why cnt w join hand n develop our country as Malawians of today for D future generations?

  11. Malawi Sadzasithaso APM Asanalowe M’boma Analonjeza Zambiri Kma Sizikutheka Nayeso Chakwera Akuoneka Ngat Wabwin Pot Salim’boma Akalowa Adzakhala Ndinzeru Zakeso Amatikopa Kut Tavotere Kma Zopusa Zokhazokha Bola Kuvotera PPM COZ PALIBE CHOMWE AKULONJEYA

  12. The foolish people hates what is true, the evil minded do not sleep if something good is done. This opposition leader spoke about the situation on the ground.

  13. Kusadziwa ndikufa komwe chakwera ndimwana pandale sanati kwakwe ndikulila basi anagova kuti opposition muthu oti amalibana ndiake omwe ngati mai kabwila akafuse AGOGO AKE A JOHN TEMBO MPAKA ANADZISIYA ATAONAKUTI SANGAWINE

  14. He is our only hope. Zinazi tabetsa!! The problem is you are telling him the basics yet he is already past that level, Lol!! What a miss!

  15. chakwera is more stupid .just wasting time .anatembeleledwa atadya chakhumi. ndipo kongeresi sizalamulanso malawi muyiwale.olo kupanda nzeruko, kumasatira congeresi yoti yalephera zisankho 5 times!!. go to hell with crocodiles party

  16. WAKWIYA NDI MFITI!!!!!! Bola mwamva chilungamo. Tsutsani zonse ananena a chakwerawo ngati ndizabodza kuti anthu a chipani cha DPP sanapangedi. Osamangotukwana yambani mwawelenga zomwe ananenazo ndiye munamenso kuti anapanga ndi a chipani chakuti chakuti.

  17. Dr Lazarus Chakwera the only hope and pride for all Malawians…….the only politician and opposition leader who has taken a different political approach……

    He is never moved with any financial coaxing or cheap political castigations….he is always straight to the issue at hand…..

    No matter what happens, he is the next………….of Malawi if and only if the current regime fails to put matters in order…..

    • Wind ndi amene anawina ndi 36% of votes, bisy kumangonamiza anthu kuti apanga chitukuko. Koma kuli zi. Munthu wanuyo analephera as minister of education, dziko ndi ili lamukanikali. Wapitilizadi pamene Malemu analekezera. Malawi need a God fearing leader, someone with Umunthu to move forward. Malawi needs the 50%+1 vote. Mtsogoleri azikhala osankhindwa ndi more than theka la amalawi osati kupambana chifukwa choti ka mtundu kena kache. More over this time around people will not vote chifukwa achimwene awo anali pulezidenti, anthu azaona ntchito zimene wapanga. Nde ntchitozo palibe olo chimodzi cholodzeka. Nyumba za a polisi ku Kanjedza ndi izo anangolankhula empty words without action.

    • Basi mmalo molemba mfundo zomveka, zomwe mumadziwa ndi kutukwana basi. Otukwa anzawo alandira chilango cha 5 – 1 pa 17 October paja. Pitilizani zotukwanazo, mu 2019 we will give you a landslide defeat.

    • Koma Ndiye kaliati ndimchikosa uganiza kuti ife tingavomeze nyasi zimene usazazi chifukwa nukhulupira kut ndiwe mmodzi mwaba ndalama zaboma ndipo ulindichito kuyankha iliyose imene ikunyoza Mbwampini ndipo ndikawona macomment 90percent ali against Dpp masazi

    • Ngati sikuona chitukuko chilichonse then you are myopic .Come to Nkhata-Bay and see for yourself. Nkhata-Bay Mzuzu road under construction remaining 7km to be completed Nkhata-Bay depot unofficially opened. Nkhata-Bay Central market complited subsidised houses compiled fase one

    • Not for all Malawians my brother Patrick lemani but for some Malawians perhaps like yourself. I am also a bonfide Malawian but I have my own choice of presidential candidate

    • Haha komatu muli over confident a MCP , lets learn something from the by elections. There is something that most of the political commentators are missing out, that is the good behaviour that Dpp showed by accepting the defeat now this behaviour is a behaviour to be adopted by all those that indulge themselves in competition my advice is going to MCP that whenever DPP succeed in the upcoming elections accept a defeat.

  18. Truth was told.. Calling a spade its name. Even those denying these facts are just trying to be opposition leaders to chakwera.. Peter should know he is a leader for Malawi not DPP.. He should think of the people he is representing….. He should strategise how to minimise the sufferings. He should think of exploiting the potential the country has. He should forget playing blame game. He should stop playing dirty game of self-enrichment using state money. Being passive victims and observers will not change anything…. Lets wake up and advocate for change of mindset….

    • They say chakwera must criticize and offer solutions if he is a man enough.not that Peter is this Peter is that nooo Peter is trying his best we have seen developments the issue of electricity is not caused by Peter

    • Zikugoonetselatu kuti sakudziwa ndale siphaso yake vuto lake alindiphuma ndi ndalama zaboma sanati alilabe akafuse JOHN TEMBO ataona kuti sangawine anazisiyapasi

    • Bodza ilo man you can’t compare chakwera ndi John tembo, Kungoti vuto inu amzathu makadet mukuopa chakwera kuti atati a wine mudzakhala opanda chili chonse poti zonse zomwe mwabazi zidzapita kuboma osati kumangogawana chuma cha boma ngati ndi munda wanu

    • Zinthu ndi zophweka izi the point is chakwera is a power hungry person, i’m not suprised with his behaviour.After peter won the 2014 tripartite elections he called for a meeting of all the candidates of that election especially those that were vying for presidency, the meeting was designed to join hands all of them with government hence development is for a country not a political party. Chakwela refused to attend the meeting but almost of the candidates reported present this shows that he was not happy that peter won the elections he thought he was the only possible winner now he is just without good faith criticising peter mutharika instead of offering solutions ,

    • I think people are missing a point. There are two things here.. Politics and managing government… Peter is a president now.. He has his cabinet.. They should perform so that we can trust them. Chakwera nayenso ndi munthu he feels the pain that Malawians are suffering. So reminding the president was not wrong. Then after being reminded, instead of arguing about the points he raised they are attacking the person.. Thats what we call denial.. They are trying to silence the critique not proving what they are achieved during their term…..

  19. ra papela koma aMalawi miyoyo yawo ikunka pansi ndi ‘archaic approach’4. kunkumbutsa APM kut mu manifesto analnjeza kupereka malipiro afanana kwa onse a maphunziro ofanana(harmonised salaries) 5. ogwira nchito adzakhala pa medical scheme 5. Adzathana ndi mchitidwe wosolola ndalama zaboma and so many others too many to mention is that archaic? Do people know the role of Leader of opposition? its to check the excesses of the executive. Kod ana ali ndi njala pakhomo, umafunsa kut ndie umat nditan?

  20. Maganizo a anthu ozimbidwa ndi ‘mphamvu’ samasowa.Bingunso ankatero. Osafuna kudzudzulidwa akamalephera. Koma amakhala akudziwa zigwa za masautso omwe a Malawi amadutsamo. Ndiye mukamati ‘archaic approach’ u mean kukukumbutsani kuti 1. amalawi akufa mzipatala kamba ka vuto la magetsi ndi archaic approach? 2. kukuzani kuti malawinso si dziko lopatsa chikoka choyambitsa ntchito za malonda kamba ka kuzimazima kwa magetsi is archaic approach? kuuzan mmaso muli gwa! kuti pamene chuma cha dziko chikukwe

  21. A chakwera musavutike ndikunyoza koma anthu akufuna munthu wanzeru yemwe adzathe kulamulila mwanzeru osati manyaka a misechewo ayi!

    • Mayesa in their manifesto, DPP said will run the country perfectly without budget support? Nde lero kulephera kwanu mukuti no budget support? Kodi amalawi tizingokhalira kupempha mpaka liti? More over why is there no budget support mpaka pano? Azunguwo akutha kuona kuti akapereka ndalama kwa boma ili, zikathera mmathumba mwawo. Chakwera spoke the truth, and truth is always painful.

    • Which is which here bwana Nanthambwe? Tisamalandire aid or tidzilandila? Am not a politician but I understand what budgetary support is. Nanga ndalama za development akupereka ma donors sizingabedwe as u have alleged?

    • Chakwera wakamba mbwampini zimene adalonjaza ngati inuyu mudayiwara zanu zimenezo ndipo akungwira ntchito yotamandika uyikumbutsa nkhalambayi chifukwa akugona kwambiri.

    • kodi misonkho tikudula ngati ndife ma foreghner yi nde muziti akuyendetsa boma apanda ma donnas nanga zomwe akuba achina chapondazo akuzitenga kuti?

    • budgetary Aid ndi ndalama zomwe ma donors amapeleka ku malawi kuti awonjezele pa budget yawo. yatsala ndi direct aid.I support Peter on weaning ourselves on budgetary aid

    • Without budgetary support why?Its bcoz of DPP’S mismanagement of funds which angered donors.Donors not happy with DPP since Bingu’s time e.g Britain lets change colour for the better Malawi nothing else than MCP!

  22. I am wondering is MDF still alive here in malawi or we shud start the chaos ourselves.cant they see what is happening in zim… Thus atleast better than this stupid readership we were experiencing here, We are tired of everything. shit! Fuck the whole cabinate and its stubborn head.

    • Sankhani you’re not God that you charge, people will vote not through mbendera this time you will see fire, kunena zoonadi this government is a latedown to many Malawians ngakhale mukuwayikira kumbuyo palibe chimene akuchita fulafula pakalapakala popanda chooneka bolanso mmayi uja ntchito amagwira amp kungothamangira kutsakulira zitukuko ZA amzanu basi mukagwere uko

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