Chakwera speaks out: DPP not a listening party

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Opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has problems with the way the Peter Mutharika led administration is handling contentious issues in Malawi saying Mutharika shows he is not a President that can listen to critics.

This is after Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) along with opposition People’s Party (PP) – a party the DPP is moving to merge with shot down bills in the electoral reforms recommendations on Thursday.

Lazarus Chakwera

Chakwera: Mutharika not listening

In a statement Chakwera says Malawians, the civil society, donor partners and all critics need to reckon the DPP is not ready to take in any advice.

“Fellow Malawians, I share your astonishment at the Members of Parliament who have blocked the mere reading of a key legislation that is designed to make our democracy stronger. Even more astonishing is the fact that they have done so without even giving Malawians a chance to vote on it through their representatives.”

He adds: “And since there are three branches of government, with this legislative branch being the only one through which the people of Malawi have a vote in every decision the House makes, the shooting down of a bill before the people’s representatives even debate and vote on it is not only a self-contradictory act because the bill has been rejected by the same people who presented it, but it is also a self-maledictory act because those members have harmed themselves by silencing the only branch of government where they and their people have a voice.”

He says that DPP lawmakers think they have suppressed something they feel affects them when it is a national issue.

“They have demonstrated that they are in no frame of mind to listen to sound reasoning justifying these reforms, or to listen to the Law Commission that drafted these reforms, or to listen to Malawians demanding these reforms, or to listen to development partners recommending these reforms, or to listen to chiefs promoting these reforms, or to listen to clergy lobbying for these reforms, or to listen to their own constituents crying for these reforms,” he said.

Chakwera’s MCP continues to lash out at the DPP claiming it is failed leadership which does not put its own interests at heart and has also failed to run the affairs of this nation.

The opposition leader recently cited the ongoing power outages as something that deserved Mutharika’s voice but said he was surprised to see the President making no statements something that he says entails he (Mutharika) does not care on what is happening on this issue.

The DPP maintains the MCP renders it advice based on frustrations of losing the 2014 elections, something which Chakwera and co keep branding as being not a convincing scapegoat.

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  1. God is the best judge and soon he will reveal to us who is on the truthful side. Just wait see and it will be shown by indicators of various kind. May God guide our beloved country.

  2. Chakwera is brand come 2019.enenu mungopanga phokoso takudziwani mwapanga kagulu KANU ndi Dausi kuti muzipanga comment against Chakwera koma muli mmazi ndi mantha amenewa inakugwani nthupi 6-0.2019 tikuonani ngati munthu munthu wanuyo sazathawa ngati JB.kumatsata zaziii .Chakwera ndi dhilu mwayamba kale fever nkumapanga timagulu kuti pa social media anthu aziti mbolayo ili ndi support nyoooo !!! My foot.

  3. Lazalo Chakwela is indeed a shame to Malawian politics. Zakukanikani basi accept that. Akati leader of opposition sikutsutsa chili chonse. Inunso you have a task to build Malawi. No you are seeking sympathy from Malawians. Shame ndithu. Pitani mukalalike uthenga. It’s not too late

  4. Most of these people in leadership dont want others to become leaders because they fear they will lose their significance. They enjoy being served than serving .They measure their leadership by how many people serve them rather than how many people they serve.Leadership is not about maintaining followers but letting people get attracted to your vision that they chose to follow you.The problem is lack of character.The only solution for our nation is to intentionally train young people in schools the true meaning of leadership before their minds get corrupted by the philosophy of those in power now.We should make sure our moral code match the one in the Bible after all,the earth belongs to God and everything in it.History shows us that nobody gets away with disobedience.May the Lord give our leaders wisdom.

  5. Chakwera ndimayetsatu kuti m’mene muli ku Paliament, ndiye mulankhule mfundo zanzeru zothandiza wanthu akumudzi. Koma apa ndaona kuti nzeru ulibe, tangokumbukira mwezi wanthawu iweyo Chakwera umadandaula zakuzima-zima kwamagetsi. Tsopano lero uliku Paliamenti-ko, malo moliwuza boma kuti likulephera kuyendetsa dziko ndiye ukubwera ndimfundo yopanda pake ngati imeneyi. Wandale ndindani kumtundu wa amalawi, akuganiza kuti anthu apeza zosowa zawo kuchokera kwa vumbwe mnzako wamutchulayo. Anthu akufuna magetsi, mankhwala kuchipatala, chakudya ku admarc ndizina zambiri. Ukuganiza kuti anthu angakuvotere masewera ake amenewa, dziwa kuti anthu m’dziko muno akuyang’ana nonse amene muli ku paliamenti. Ndiye zindikira kuti, sikuti ungawine ndimavoti abale ako okha ayi komanso anthu ena apadera ndi amene angakuvotere samala.

  6. Chakwera tamuzolowera kwake ndi kunyoza koma he doesn’t give mfundo zake….president sanali Ku Parliament ..mps were there why can’t he talk this in Parliament….

  7. Kodi amalawi mpaka pano mumafunabe chipani chimozi basi pakuti DPP ikulamula basi ikhale yamuyaya sizoona ayi dziko lapasi osutsa ndamene amapapangosa kuti zithu ziziyenda bwino kukanakhala DPP yokha muganiza bwezi zikuyenda osayiwala UDF DPP alamulapo pano ndi change goal

  8. Ma Cadette mwapanga phokoso pano kupanga attack Mr. Chakwera, a Malawi eniake dziko tikulira.
    I bet you cad

  9. Wagwanayo uyooo pano akudalira PAC bansi alibenso mphavu parliament yamukana chakwera amaona ngati zophweka chamulaka chomwe amafuna what ashame chakwera PAC isiye iziwerenga ma bible zikukukanika wekha

  10. Munthu wanzeru sangasiye kutumikira ambuye ndikuyamba zanziko Chakwera he is not a true born again nde anyatu sanati kkkkkkkk

  11. Critics…..hit him with constuctive criticisms,eg APM this magetsi issue,I think lets do a b c. Put heads together, you are equally important.

  12. Achakwela muyenela kusankha chimozi za mulungu kapena zachipani mukusakanizatu apa satana ndi yesu iiyaa mufuna anthu azingoti amen pachilichonse tapota nanu

  13. we r in last days zikuenela zichitike bshop chakwela musamale cifukwa zina zidzakwanilitsidwa pa inu.Paja kugwa mmanja mwa mulungu wamoyo mkoopsa.

  14. Ngati iwe Chakwera umavera anthu bwanji supangisa convention mpaka mafikisana kukhoti, A Peter sakhalako kupaliament koma iwe Chakwera bwanji osadusisa mabilo sumati oppositio leader ndiye kuti ndiwe party opposer leader ndale bambokkkkkkk mwakumana nazo

  15. Zindare zikupangisa munthu odzozedwa before kuwunjika machimo mumtima mwake shame Indeed nkakhara ine nde sindidya ndare zawozo kazikokanani simuta umulungu vs uziko

  16. Aliyese amalimbana ndi pac amathela pomwepo popanda pac opeza kulibe zomwe munyadilazo afuseni adausi musanyoze pac sichipani chomwe wamkulu wawona alipasi mwana sangachione olo atayimilira linda madzi apite ndipo uziti ndawoloka

  17. Bomatu sibungwe,tawafusa Mr Tembo nthawi ya Muluzi komanso Bingu ngati Mr Tembowo akamveledwa.Palibe anthu andale inu chomwe mutazapange chomverana ngakhale inu Mr sumungamamvere azanu mutakhala Pulesidenti.Nonse ndiokumva zanu zokha.

  18. I thought chakwera chose politics than ubusa.tiyeni bambo chakwera musewere politics pa nyasaland pano.paja munazolowera anthu azingoti “AMEN” .palibe zimenezo.the problem is that most pastors and all religious leaders amakhala ma dictators akasankhidwa mma udindo ena.the reason being that there is no opposition in church .people always pay nsembe and say amen.so dont expect amen in politics

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