August 31, 2016 by Staff Reporter
By Chimwemwe Nyirenda
Malawi’s veteran Journalist and political analyst Dickson Kashoti has said that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration is dealing with a bunch of confused bunch of Lhomwes from Mulanje and Thyolo,
Kashoti altered the remarks few hours after angry Lhomwes and DPP supporters from Mulanje Pasani Constituency blocked
Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Dr George Chaponda from going to Likhubula citing failure by government to work with the community in a project where Blantyre Water Board (BWB)
wants to pump water to supply to water stressed Blantyre City.
According to local media, the people demanded that unless government works with the community to plant trees in the
area, the project won’t materialize.
Posting on his official Facebook Page Kashoti who is also a Lhomwe by tribe said that the demands by the villagers only
showed that government is dealing with a bunch ignorant Lhomwes.
“The villagers say they want the government to suspend the project until 5000 trees are
planted in the area. This is when I realized the government is dealing with an ignorant and confused bunch of Lhomwes.
” You cannot plant tree seedlings in this hot summer weather. We wait for the rainy season in January.” said Kashoti.
He added that,” On the issue that they should also be provided with the same potable water, I do not see this as a problem as APM has said people from Mulanje, Thyolo
and Chiradzulu will also benefit from the same Indian funded project.”
He also called upon Traditional leaders, political leaders and religious leaders to take up their rightful role to educate the un=educated Lhomwe’s from Mulanje and Thyolo.
‘’Nice, ministry of Education, where are you on this? Mulanje needs more civic educators
than anything district taking into account the senseless confusions coming out of the district.’’ Said Dickson Kashoti.
Not long ago, some Lhomwes from Mulanje declared Mulanje and Thyolo a country.