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Malawians divided over MP Kathumba’s comments proposing Chakwera’s lifetime presidency – Malawi Nyasa Times

By Vaseline May30,2024

Mapuyu South MP Esther Ceilia Kathumba may have thought she was just trying to sell President Lazarus Chakwera’s brand by proposing him the presidency for life; Little did she know, she was plunging the nation into a sea of ​​controversy.

Should he be a lifetime president?

Speaking at Mzonde Ground in Senior Chief Kalolo area of ​​Lilongwe during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Chileka-Likuni Road under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact II, Kathumba has asked Malawians to consider President Dr. to give Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera the presidency for life. saying the country will benefit immensely is transformative leadership.

She further said that she will file a motion to change the laws so that Chakwera can rule for life.

“The power to change the laws lies with us, parliamentarians. So I am going to use this power that has been given to us to move a motion to change the law so that President Chakwera can rule this country for life,” she said, further commending the President for implementing several development projects in her constituency.

However, her comments have left the nation so divided that opponents claim she is drunk on power and should never be tolerated. Others who agree with her claim that she only expressed her opinions as part of enjoying her freedom of speech.

On the other hand, Kathumba said the construction of the new road in her area will significantly help address the challenges faced by her people.

She described Chakwera’s foreign travels as useful; with reference to the compact.

Kathumba further commended Chakwera for ensuring that tobacco farmers earn better as a result of higher prices in the tobacco market.

She believes this will encourage more tobacco farmers to restart cultivation as those who sold the crop have made huge profits.

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