Malawians oppose naming road after Gertrude Mutharika

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Malawians have condemned plans to name a road in Blantyre after First Lady Gertrude Mutharika.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Blantyre City South Constituency Allan Ngumuya said the road, Nkolokosa-Zion Road, which is in his constituency, will have its name changed to Gertrude Mutharika Avenue.

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Ngumuya: We want to recognise the first ladys efforts.

Ngumuya said they want to recognise the first ladys efforts in getting the road constructed.
He further said the first lady told President Peter Mutharika about the condition of the road and in no time funding for construction of the road was released.

However, Malawians have condemned the move saying renaming the road to Gertrude Mutharika Avenue is ludicrous since the first lady does not deserve the honour.

Commenting on the story on Malawi24 Facebook page, Michael Mkandawire said: “Now this madness must stop. Why? So every elected president will put names of their wives. No man this ridiculous.”

Some noted that this is one of the things indicating that the first lady is gaining more power.

“Kusokonezatu anthu kumeneku chikuchitika ndi chani ulendo woyamba munawapatsa mphamvu kuti ayambe BEAM, mabungwe ena mpaka kukakamizidwa kupereka ndalama NACgate, kenako munawapatsa u professor, lero taona mmisokhano mmayi uja akumakhala ngati president ndi iyeyo. A Malawi anzanga Zimbabwe anaononga ndi Grace Mugabe. Moti panopa Malawi akulamula ndi mayiwa koma mwa nseri. 2019 tiyeni tichotse anthuwa,” said Amos Kagona.
While others objected to the renaming of the road after the first lady considering the road was constructed using public funds.

Van-persie Watsopano Kudzala said: “What has she done to deserve that? Don’t take Malawi as your personal estate….we will meet in 2019.”

Though most comments were against the renaming of the road, several people commended the decision to have the road renamed after the first lady.

“Well done Madame first lady, this is commendable and you deserve it. Viva Gertrude Mutharika, viva Malawi, asakufuna asiye,” said Linda Mbewe.

While James Pofu said; “I don’t see any problem with the renaming of the road, let it be.”

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  1. I know this ngumuya shit, he is as stupid as he looks! An empty headed git! Malawians, tazionani anthu akuthandizeni posankha ma MP!

  2. Kodi inu mukutiona kupusa Eti? Nseu wake utiwo ?inu ngati makolo ako anakupatsa Dzina ndilako limenelo wanva? Upatse nseu Dzina?iwe pumbwa Eti? Kwanu Ana anasiya kubadwa?ukapatse mwana wa uncle ako wanva?

  3. That Pussy Power has nothin to do with Malawi… if you Peter want to please yo damn wife do that in your own way not with Public properties please…Fuck it….

  4. Kwinaku ndikungofuna kutitola nkamwa kuti tiyakhulanji,kodi Getrud yo akudzitenga ngati ndani pa Malawi pano, mm kungokhala nkazi Wa president basi utivute za msewu,your not qualified enough kuti tiupatse dzina lanu msewu umenewo ataa,angopilizani beaurtify Malawi yomweyo basi,iiiihhh mpaka dzina la msewu eeehh mphwanga getu ,zidabwa kwambili

  5. zimene mwakomentazi zakwana koma enake pompa akuti akufuna valid reasons.kaya tili mu lesson ya philosophy kaya.akuti dont be jealous of mama getrude,hahaha ngati ili jealous tiuzeni maiwa apanga chani choposa amai ena odziwika bwino mdziko muno?

  6. Mugabeso zidayamba chonchi. It seems amuna akakalamba zonse amalamulila ndi mkazi and the sad thing is that most those women amakhala nzeru alibe. Nanga grace wapangako chiyani mu mbiri ya Malawi kuti tidzakhale tikumukumbukila?

  7. Tinamvapo akulengeza za chisankho akuti a Malawi avotela Peter kukhala President wawo, did this ment kuti all the votes anali a Peter? or amanena majority? Ndikudabwa nawe ukuona ngati heading ya newsyi njolakwika

  8. 2019 is around the corner. Elections will speak in democratic nation. At least if the name was going to be Bingu WaMuthalika that was going to be fair because he was democratic elected officially. Mugabe was bringing his wife slowly and he lost. Zuma was doing the same embracing his ex wife it failed.

  9. So who are you telling? Mukuuza aku Zambia kut Malawi wakana?… the point is, not all Malawians have rejected that’s y u r telling some of us what others are thinking.. Stop generalizations as if u speak for all of us

  10. At least they know that Malawi is not their farm where they can do what ever they want , Getrude is not a freedom fighter at all just got married to someone and now her name should appear on a road , why ? Malawi realy is for sale

  11. My fellow country men let’s take the issue with sober minds. the lady did not ask for it. It is the proposal by MP Ngumuya. Just give ur views on the proposal. kutukwana kupindulanji? Nkhani yamavoti 2019 ovota siinu nokha ai ifenso tidzavota nawo.

  12. Unless there r much more that I don’t know abt madam Muthalika but if its only the fact tht she z a president’s wife then its a big nooo to me,There r lot of deserving ppl in Malawi other than her,Naming somethung in a country comes with a lot of historical backgrounds as well as achievements and not not marrying a president,Useless!

  13. We have the road.. It doest matter it is named aft get,,pita or hu eva..! O we wanted wz de road..!….. Wax de bg deal in de naming anyw…!???

  14. This wifey stuff brought Mugabe down so here comes now in Malawi too.
    What did this Getrude did to malawi or Blantyre that should earn her such an honour? Ethel Mutharika maternity wing at KCH was her own charity to the hospital and she deserved it.
    Do we have even a public toilet named after Kadzamira, Anne, Shanil or Richard Banda?

    #MDF take the wheel!!!

  15. Wolakwa Ndiamene Wayambitsayo Becoz Mmayiyu Ndimaona Ngati Ali 2smart Interms Of Politics Ndiye Mp Ndiamene Wayambitsa Nkhani Imeneyi, I Think Akufuna Kuzigulira Malo Mu Dpp. Mayiyu Sanalakwe Tisamunyoze Kwambiri.

  16. Jealousy can’t pay a profit. If it won’t be named after her then what name do they suggest and why? let’s not judge it out of jealousy but with valid reasons.

  17. why political leaders are so selfish, there are so many mountains which left un covered by trees and the same ruling government knows about this ,why not naming one or two of these mountains for better remembered after being retired for example machinga and chikala mountain changed to Gertrude mountain/hill and it can sound better than the road, try meditate on this madam.

  18. Which Malawians? Exclude me pliz, to me it doesn’t matter whose ever name they can give to a damn road I’d worry if it was my personal thing not a public thing like a mere street. This nonsense of opposing everything must stop. Forthwith

  19. Let her ugly face & her leak nose poke some where but not near our poor infrastructure . why name our road after her stupid Name

  20. Name this Road Madona for adopting Malawian Kids and building a hospital for the kids at Queens.
    What has Mai Mutharika done?
    Wearing a school Uniform.?
    Give her a good name (cashgate Lady)

  21. ndezopusazo if u do little thing then you put yours name on it what the use of?????? m’malawi muno anthu akungofuna kutchuka not to develop the country come on Malawi stop sleeping during a day

  22. Whatever the case that will be useless naming the road Gertrude why?then just name that road chaponda for everyone to recognise what chaponda has contributed to the development of corruption

  23. akuti getrude mtharika road,kkkk koma ku malawi,, mukulephera kulemba ntchito ma nurse, aphunzitsi,ndi anthu ena pano mutivute ndikansewu?, paja munkati mukatsegula nsanje inland port mukawina2,mombera university kod zri pat? osamaphweketsa

  24. Allan Ngumuya why thinking like a bird……this is why azungu ku Ulaya anakulandani mkadzi anaona kuti ndinu ombwambwana……mukufuna akupaseni chani…unduna ? ndiye wanji to a stupid person like yourself…this is the grave u are digging…..u think people in ur area like u…??? u will be embarrassed to see another MP coming in..
    Why naming the name like that of all the heros we have in the country….???…..this is total madness…what kind of a stupid Honorable u are………

  25. A Man had 3 problems:
    1: He was very poor.
    2: He had no children with his wife.
    3: His Mother is blind.
    An Angel appeared to him and asks him to make a vow; just one. But his wife wants a child, his mother wants to see and he wants to be rich …
    Ah, what predicament!!!
    After reflecting, he said wisely to the angel:
    * “I just want my mother to see my children eating in gold plates.” *

    Immediately all problems were solved.

    May GOD give you this immense wisdom……

  26. Anamalila onse limbani mtima nanu mukadza wina chisakho muzakhala ndimwayi oti mupeleke dzina la mkadzi wanu ino sithawi yanu olo mudikile chakwera kuti muzaupeze mwayi ngati umenewu

  27. Why Getrude Muntharika?…….what did she do to Malawi as a Nation?….this woman is trying her best to make her name out of nothing, she wanna be among greatest women who are well known in this world like Joy Banda, the late Apostal Hellen Sighn and the like, but to this woman mmmmmmm it won’t work at all because she did nothing to malawi. Atleast Joyce Banda is a well known because for her achievement, 1 the first woman president in malawi, the founder of Nabiwi and the likes, so the name of that road should be Joyce Banda unlike Getrude Muntharika. Getrude Muntharika? To me it doesn’t make sense at all, why not Mama Kadzamira?

  28. hahahaha atleast this old and degenerated couple want their names on national structures already her tooth-drought geriatric husband wants the purported useless njamba stadium named after him, atleast it makes sense to honour someone for the achievements i dont see anthing that this this couple has achieved not even a mere pregnancy! expect more accidents in that road

  29. Sichachilendo kutchula dzina la munthu wina chinthu kungoti amafunika kuti munthuyo wachitako cha nzeru mu dzikomo koma amaiwa palibe chimene tinganene ku dziko kuno chowapatsila ulemu otero ngati ineyo ndikungowadziwa kuti ndi mkazi wa mtsogoleri wa dziko lino mwina ma buku adawaiwala kukamba za mbiri yawo

  30. are all stuffs and machines which used to construct the road belong to Getrude Munthalika?. If not, there is no need to call and name that road Getrude Munthalika.

  31. just say some malawians !! dont generalise bcoz you didnt asked me . speakk for urself bcoz some of us we r interested only with the road not aname. so just say some rather than generalising!!

    • That’s exactly the same thing i wanted to say. If he doesn’t like the idea it doesn’t mean that all Malawians are against that. Lets be realistic with our opinions

    • in research there is what we call ‘sample’,, after doing the research or an interview it was concluded that many people opposed the idea. anena2 kt ku blantyre where a malawi alikonso

    • Daniel that’s brilliant, kaya anthuwa vuto ndichani. Amalawi phone osamangodziwa kulogela kumaonakoso zina ndi zina to boost your thinking capacity

    • cokani apa zitsilu inu who you want to teach? and more over ndikupanga statistics yomweyo third year pa chanco mbuli inu mungokhala pakhomopo. and for ur own information one of the disadvantage of sampling z dat it z in accurate according to the same statistics ur talking about so dont pretend as we dont know when commenting. osamanamapo apa statistics yake iti? ndayiphunzra semester yangothayi abodza inu. and iam saying to speak for themselves . dont say malawians just say some

    • Kkkkkkk a jones mwatii mwaphuzra statistics the whole semester ndy anxanu anyozeke? Hhhhh wanzeru sazitukumura the way u duin mwinaso uli Ku nansawa technical 😂

    • Only dictators can name national structures after their wives or give them a monthly salary as Bingu did to Caristar some years back

    • It means many people opposed the idea. Same as mutharika is said to be chosen by malawians but in real sense it’s just majority not all malawians.

    • Kkkkk #JamesMahamba I can see MDF getting ready to do a Mugabe.Fall Season 2 here in Malawi

      Kkkkk #LeesaMakwale kodi izi zikugwirizana bwanji ndi statistics? Akanatiko monitoring and evaluation coz zitha kugwiruzana ndi research since this issue is based on kafukufuku and mwawaona bhobho koma apa chancowo? He wrote studying bachelor of arts in public administration apa akuti aphunzira statistics whole semester how come full semester to be taken by statistics modules in public administration?
      Kkkkk God have mercy ndithu kkkkk

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