Breaking News:

Big Issue Slide, Just In

MCP cries for the suffering in a great nation called Malawi


Malawi’s main opposition party, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has said it feels bad for the nation as its citizens suffered for nothing when they braved the winter mornings of May to exercise their constitutional right to choose those who should govern them.

The State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi delivered this year’s State of the Nation Address exactly two years the country casted their votes, and the same period the MCP President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, who the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) said came second to Mutharika, was making his response to Mutharika address.

Dr. Chakwera did waste time coating his speech with un necessary sugar. He however felt duty bound as Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, that as Members of Parliament they were in the Honorable House as a result of the sacred choice the electorate made.

In his punchy speech, Dr. Chakwera said that the Parliamentarians should count themselves privileged to be entrusted with running the affairs of a great country like Malawi.

“As such, it must be remembered that we are not here to warm the chairs; we are not here to fight for our political agendas; we are not here to accumulate allowances; we are not here for the cameras; we are not here to be thoughtless hand-clappers,” he said.

Under the theme; ‘Dzukani AMalawi’, the MCP leader rebuked the Parliamentarians that were sleeping when the State President was addressing the nation last Friday.

He observed that under whatever circumstances, a serious Parliamentarian would not go into sleep when a Head of State is holding the floor in the National Assembly.

“I dare say that even if we feel that the President’s speech before this honorable house was no better than a make-believe and uninspiring bed-time story, we are not here to sleep,” he did not mince words.

But his sentiments drew fire from the government side.

In their reasoning, the Leader of the House and Government Chief Whip insinuated that the MCP leader had attacked Mutharika and Members of Parliament.

But the Speaker of National Assembly asked all Parliamentarians to just get prepared with their respective responses to the State of National Address when they take the floor and out waste time in point of orders.

Related Posts

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Mrs Mia inspires DPP senior officials

    In a leaked whatsapp conversation among DPP gurus the blue officials said they wish Mrs Abida Mia who has a hardworking spirit was in their team. The DPP officials which include; Ben Phiri, Ngeme Kalilani and Nicholas Dausi just to mention a few said Abida Mia is an insiration to all women in politics. One…


    What UTM will do is to divide the DPP votes. The scenario will be much the same like the Gwanda and John Tembo scenario in 2004. This gives MCP an opportunity to make the best use of its unwavering supporters, which are over a million. Plus those who are generally disgruntled with DPP and those…

  • Govt withdrawals Vice President’s security detail 

    By Feston Malekezo/ Times Media Malawi Government has withdrawn the Vice President Saulos Chilima’s security detail with immediate effect, the office of the vice president said late Wednesday. “It’s true that today we were informed that the Vice President will not be accorded some of privileges his office is entitled to including his security,” said…

  • Malawi: Long-Term Development Plans Are Essential

    By Tione Andsen Lilongwe — Vice President, Dr Saulos Chilima has hinted that Malawi as a country should stop thinking of short-term implementation of its development agenda. He made the observation Thursday at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe during the launch of Malawi Growth Development Strategy (MGDS) III Mid-Term Review Report. Chilima who…

  • God’s man in State House

    In an exclusive interview with New African, Malawi’s new President, Lazarus Chakwera, outlines his intention to replace the ‘old Machiavellian politics’ with more ethical governance and says he still believes he can honour his election pledge of creating a million jobs. By New African Magazine Like his Biblical namesake, Malawi’s President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera metaphorically came back from…

  • Lower Shire Farmers Dazzle

    Government says Malawi has potential for growth in the agricultural sector as it is endowed with both human and natural resources for improved agricultural practices and socio-economic development. Minister of Agriculture Hon. Lobin Lowe, MP said this when he visited Chikwawa and Nsanje districts on a familiarisation tour to appreciate some of the efforts being…