Chakwera distances MCP from ‘anti-North’ remarks

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has distanced the party from remarks by one of the party’s Members of Parliament (MP) that government is favouring the Northern Region.

The MP Alexander Kusamba Dzonzi made the remarks on Monday in Parliament when he was speaking as MCP spokesperson on finance.

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Kusamba Dzonzi said DPP govt favouring North

He said Lilongwe is facing water shortage and the party hopes the challenge will be resolved by the Salima-Lilongwe Water Project which aims to pump water from Lake Malawi to the capital city.

Dzonzi also accused Democratic Progressive Party government of favouring the Northern Region by giving the region a lion’s share of water projects even though the region has a lower population than other regions.

His comments were heavily criticised on social media with Malawians accusing the party of practising regionalism while others called for the party to apologise for the MP’s remarks.

On Friday, Chakwera stood in Parliament and distanced the party from Dzonzi’s statement.

“The president of the Malawi Congress Party and Leader of Opposition, this morning stood in Parliament, disowned and withdrew the statement made by one of the party’s MPs in it’s entirety, as the views expressed by the said MP do not necessarily represent those of the party. The statement is, therefore, not part of the parliamentary record,” party Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka said.

He added that the Dzonzi’s remarks dismayed the party since the MCP believes “in one Malawi, one Nation and one Vision.”

Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports say the party has fired Dzonzi from the position of spokesperson on finance in Parliament.

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  1. We already know MCP doesn’t like northerners we most of our parents changed names because this party commanded that no one from North should be selected to bording school, and northerners will never vote MCP now we go for new party DEPECO 2019 boma Chris’s Daza woye!!!!.

  2. MCP lero! Kanundu eti! Kwacha lero? Inu kwanu nkulira kuti akuberani ma voti! 2019 mzaliranso! Sitikusiyani!

  3. Yooyani tikupulika,kweni mpoto ikawa ya aford na mcp sono chakufwa walikufwa nacho chipani chake apo mcp njamoyo manyani pakweru kuti mcp ikujintha misisi ku mpoto yambula kuzgulika kwali walipo wakhumba olo yai

  4. Yooyani tikupulika,kweni mpoto ikawa ya aford na mcp sono chakufwa walikufwa nacho chipani chake apo mcp njamoyo manyani pakweru kuti mcp ikujintha misisi ku mpoto yambula kuzgulika kwali walipo wakhumba olo yai

  5. Government is not favouring north bt is using it they’re aware that even if they can do those favours in central they can’t get more votes. Government is just trying to blindside north using Jappie Mhango and his friends to gain some power from them.

  6. Vuto lomabwera ku parliament mutaledzera muyankhula nazo pambali kkkkkk komabe MCP is the only national party we love it!!!!

  7. During the First World War there was a poster which read “CARELESS TALK MAY COST LIVES”. Politicians should know they have entered a “danger zone of election time. Late Chakufwa Chihana found this out when he talked of banning Kaunjika if voted into power. He thought he was pleasing David Whitehead company.

  8. Kkkkkk Paja chilungamo chimawawa ndiye wina akalankhula chilungamo ndamene amaoneka kuti zake zibelibe ntchito. Mwini chilungamo akubwela ndipo sadzanyengelelanso.

  9. What honourable Dzonzi said reflects the party’s position on the North because he was speaking on behalf of the party. This is what they discuss in their cahoots

  10. Kunena mopusa
    Anakutumani kuti muziberekana ngati munamva kuti kuti auction ya ana ndini
    Why hating northerners
    What have they done to you
    Kamtima kakamuzu ndi tembo kodana ndi anthu akumpoto sikazatha

  11. why do these people contradict themselves?will these help this country even they shout for malawians to vote them?truly truly there is great dout.this man is so weak!!get off

  12. True leader should openly condemn divisive tendencies without fear of negative repercussions, or let go as pastime jokes.

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