Thursday, August 27, 2009

DPP's majority praised

By James Mandala

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP’s) majority has been praised by both University of Malawi’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Zimani Kadzamira and University Council’s chairman Professor Benson Kandowole.

Both were speaking at the College of Medicine in the commercial city Blantyre where President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika presided over the first congregation for the 2009 University of Malawi’s graduation.

In his speech during the ceremony, Professor Kadzamira said DPP won with a landslide victory because Malawians have all the faith and trust that government will be able to deliver as bills will no longer be pilled as was the case in the last 5 years when opposition was majority.

Kadzamira who is a nephew to the opposition Malawi Congress Party president John Tembo praised the Mutharika administration for listening to the cry of the University of Malawi and coming forward to respond to the institution’s needs.

Furthermore, the University of Malawi’s Council board chairperson Professor Benson Kandowole said Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika was able to deliver even when he had a minority government in the last 5 years.

Council chairman added that Malawi has never had a fast and fruitful parliamentary sitting as was the case this year where bills were passed easily for the interest of Malawians.

Kadzamira acknowledged Bingu for delivering beyond people’s expectations from 2004 to 2009.

In addition, Kadzamira said that the election results in May spoke a lot about what Malawians think on the administration of Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika.

“For 10 years, Malawians were tired of being deprived of developments works in their areas but instead heard jokes from the then president of Malawi Mr. Bakili Muluzi,” he said.

Following the ruling DPP’s landslide victory in May this year everybody in Malawi including opposition UDF officials are able to recognize that the DPP is unbeatable and now in majority after the sweet victory.

Meanwhile officials from the opposition UDF and MCP are dumping the sinking ships of their parties and now are joining the ruling DPP.

The latest is opposition UDF parliamentary candidate for Blantyre City Central Ernest Maganga who joined the DPP last month.

These praises are coming because the ruling DPP had to break regional and district partisan politics as people voted not because of their region or district of origin but because of Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika’s delivery in development works in the last 5 years.

The ruling DPP won in some constituencies that nobody expected them to win like in Zomba-Changalume where UDF seemed to be strong-Malawi Digest.


  1. if not praising DPP then people dont know good things in life.Bravo to all opposition members who are joining DPP as this is the only way to development to your respectiove constituencies.if Dausi did it, Tembo and Chafukira you are nextthen later Achair after treatment.

  2. Are these guys speaking as professionals or just talking out of their heads?I think for DPP to have a vast majority is not health for the country.Even in America the sanate is split, not that it could not work in Malawi but giving the ruling party the majority has concequences.Another point is it doesnt mean if you are a member of the opposition then you can serve your constituents rather i guess its much easier to gain favours and power not to be prosecuted in case of corruption especially in Malawi.