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Teachers be warned:Support MCP and face the wrath of Joyce Banda’s protege Sosten Gwengwe

Sosten Gwengwe and President Joyce Banda

DEDZA (MaraPost)--Some primary school teachers in Dedza Central Constituency have accused ruling People's Party (PP) Joyce Banda's running mate Sosten Gwengwe for influencing their transfers because their schools received donations from Malawi Congress Party (MCP) aspiring MP.

But Sosten Gwengwe, former legislator for the area, accuses the teachers for being in support of MCP and there by deserving his wrath and vengance.

The Urban  dictionary defines wrath as ” Extreme and violent anger that is accompanied by a person doing something to satisfy that anger:

The accusations and counter accusations ensued after MCP aspiring MP, Daniel Chiwere donated books to three primary schools in the area, but this did not go down well with Gwengwe.

Gwengwe approached Head Teacher of Mwenje Primary School, Edwin Kaferapanjira over the donations, but teachers in question told him they could not refuse the books because the donation was made in good faith.

While admitting that he approached the teachers against showing their political colours, Gwengwe refuted allegations he was behind their transfers.

"I approached one head teacher because I got reports that during the school closing ceremony two weeks ago, he urged parents to vote for MCP. But I know nothing about the transfers," said Gwengwe, who is also the Minister of Trade and Industry.

Kaferapanjira has been transferred from Mwenje to Gwengwere Primary School, Symon Ngungu from Mkomela to Songwe primary school and another teacher from Chilamba primary school to Chisili Primary School.-MARAPOST.



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DPP’s Peter Mutharika promises to turn Malawi into hunger-free nation again

Dr Peter MutharikaBLANTYRE(MaraPost)—The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Arthur Peter Mutharika has promised to turn the country into a hunger-free nation again once voted into power.

Mutharika said this at a campaign rally held in Blantyre at Njamba Freedom Park on Easter Monday.

“My administration will turn the country into the food basket it was and ensure that it regains its pride as a nation which would feed itself and neighbouring countries,” he said.

Embattled Vice President Kachali ignores Kamanya. assists Mzuzu vendors directly

Embattled VP KachaliMzuzu main market was razed down by fire on Saturday, destroying property worth millions of kwacha.

In an effort to stop opposition parties to Joyce Banda’s government from supposedly taking advantage of this mishap by helping vendors, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Local Government, Mr Godfrey Kamanya, said all those wishing to assist the traders whose property got destroyed by fire should go through the city council.

Western Donors refuse to fund PETRA’s Chibambo because of his stance against homosexuality.

Kamuzu ChibamboBLANTYRE (MaraPost)--With only few days to Malawi's first ever tripartite elections, People's Transformation Party (PETRA) President Kamuzu Chibambo claims that some donors have denied him and his party's candidates funding due to their stand against homosexuality.

According to The Nation, Chibambo, law practitioner, voiced his concern to Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a grouping of religious organisations in the country.

Lundu ask MEC to amend electoral laws

Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikhwawa has asked Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to amend the electoral law which allows foreigners who have stayed in the country for more than seven consecutive years to take part during elections.

paramount chief Lundu

The Paramount Chief said this on Sunday during the ongoing MEC sensitization meetings with traditional leaders and their subjects to discuss electoral related issues.

“I am not comfortable with the electoral law which gives power to foreigners to take part during the country’s electoral process. This has always been my great concern because they may end electing leaders who can ruin the country because they may not be able to critically scrutinize the candidates,” said Lundu.

He then urged his subjects to vote for ward councilors, Members of Parliament (MPs) and President who can bring meaningful economic development in the country.

Chief Lundu also appealed to his traditional leaders and subjects to desist from corrupt practices in the run up to May 20 tripartite elections to contribute towards free and fair polls.

Meanwhile, Sub-Traditional Authority Ndakwera of Chikhwawa has appealed to the youth in his area to avoid being used by politicians in perpetrating political violence’s.

Ndakwera also urged all aspirants in his area to inform District Commissioners office and the police whenever they are holding political rallies to ensure peaceful and credible elections.

On her part MEC, Assistant Civic and Voters Education Officer, Emilia Chadza asked traditional leaders not to take part in active politics.

“I would like to urge all traditional leaders to level the playing field by allowing all the contestants to conduct their campaign rallies anywhere in your respective areas,” said Chadza.

She also tipped all political parties in the country to select active and trusted party monitors who can work vigilantly during the whole voting and counting process.

“If all parties and candidates choose trusted individuals to monitor the voting and counting process issues of political violence’s after the elections can be reduced radically because these people would be able to expose all irregularities and suspected rigging processes in all polling centres,” said Chadza.

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