APM opens K20bn shopping mall: Greed affecting Malawi, says Old Mutual chair

God must help the people of Malawi to learn to love their country by abandoning greed instead of just blaming the country’s leadership for the country’s problems, chairperson of Old Mutual in Malawi, Jimmy Lipunga, said on Monday.

Mutharika and First Lady inside the Shopping Mall<

Mutharika and First Lady inside the Shopping Mall<

Speaking in Lilongwe during the official opening the largest shopping mall Malawi by President Peter Mutharika, Lipunga said it is greed across the board that is destroying the country.

“The kind of selfishness which fosters self-centredness is the one that is destroying our country. God must help this country by talking to the hearts of its people to learn to hate greed and love other people,” said Lipunga.

He explained that people across the board want to clutch all opportunities and goodies to themselves instead of thinking about the plight of other people.

“It is because of greed that sometimes we hear of demands that are absolutely selfish; they make one wonder whether those making them consider the interests of all,” he said, without referring to specific people.

However some of the country’s commentators and columnists, in referring to demands that some of the public workers who have gone on strike are making, are wondering how such demands would be met.

“Aren’t some demands childish?” was the headline of a column written by ‘Backbencher’ in the Weekend Nation, one of the leading weeklies in Malawi.

“If we are genuinely incensed by the prospects of another 50 years without much to show for it, then the Judiciary, the Legislature and the intelligentsia should stop making ridiculous demands for VXs and 48 percent pay-hikes from a government that is obviously broke and start leading the masses in demanding of APM the transformational leadership that is needed to fix our economy,” reads a paragraph in Backbencher’s column.

Lipunga said until all Malawians become patriotic and become brother’s or sister’s keepers, Malawi will not develop.

“We are so obsessed with the sense of ourselves that we forget other people exist. We are so selfish we think only us, not the other people, are entitled to good things. We need to change,” said Lipunga.

He said it was not enough to demand of change from government when the population does not want to change.

“Before we start praying for government to change, we have to start with the prayer for us to change. This is important because the quality of the government is determined by the quality of the people it leads,” said Lipunga.

President Mutharika on Monday morning officially opened Malawi’s largest shopping mall, which is owned by Malawi Property Investment Company (MPICO), and called on other companies to emulate the example.

“This is an indication of serious investment and commitment that the management of the company has for the betterment of this nation,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika said the facility has increased space for letting, adding that once it is fully engaged, there will be need for companies to offer various services ranging from security, landscaping, cleaning and maintenance.

Gateway Mall stands next to the Africa Bible College complex along the Kaunda Road in Lilongwe. Kaunda Road runs through Area 47, Gulliver, Area 49 and Area 25 townships to Kanengo from the Lilongwe-Mchinji Road.

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96 thoughts on “APM opens K20bn shopping mall: Greed affecting Malawi, says Old Mutual chair”

  1. Black Market says:

    You are all blank and blind because you don’t know why and whoade Malawi such poor today. All these are the effects of starting our democracy with uneducated leadership. Muluzi is to blame for destroying and demolishing the pillars of our nation through privatisation that left Malawi bare and futureless. Kumuzu was not stupid to install those pillars and today we are harvesting the fruits of Privatisation so can’t withstand the heat on the market and do well as a country until we get those companies back. APM is not to blame. Blame mzungu for fooling Blind Muluzi.

  2. LNORD BUSH says:

    NANGA AMAYIWO MAGALASI A TINTED MU BUILDING?KOMA UMBULI

  3. Lipunga hasn’t said anything I mean he hasn’t said anything sensible, him and his BO$$ Peter are so THICK. Devilish Peters Party (DPP)

  4. High percent MCP says:

    Anthunu kodi uyo ndi Mwanamveka Ali kumbuyo yo? Ha ha ha ha – kodi Mwanamveka ndi body guard?

  5. HMT says:

    a first lady wo nchani ngati ali mu filimu ya ma mafia…eish!!!! alibe owaveka kodi ma fashion what what wa? shame

  6. Elube says:

    Iwe Lipunga, gteedy ambuyako. Nonse mkuvomereza zopusazi ndinu agologolo opanda nzeru….shupit

    1. Pichi says:

      Ngati walakhula cholakwika chitchule cholakwikacho?

  7. Chithumwa says:

    A NAC ntchito munaigwira: Ma national wear pano aponyedwa uko. Ndiyetu kuli kutchena! Ma costume osiyana siyana, ndikuti zipewa, ma sun goggles…zonsezo zili ndalama za NAC

  8. Alex Godfrey says:

    Don’t bow down to the selfish pipo

  9. zopusa zuipa ezi says:

    zouna vula ekagwa kuchuluka zokamba enaeyyi yagwakwambili enaayi yagwa pang,ono,koma chodziwika aMLW zi2 zavutadi zouna tiyeni tipempele kwaMLUNGU atithandiza chifukwa akakhal maccnt ayi talemba ena kutukwana enazoyamikila zosez zingosonyez kuti sizilbwino chofunika ndipempelo tiyeni tilikonde dzikola2 chodziwka ndichoti chilichose chochitika mudziko lathu chikhudza efe aniwak aMLW pepho nse ocomment chepetsani kutokwan ndikunyoza ngati mulindifundo zoti mungakwanitse kugawila aMLW kuthetsa mavuto aMLW chitani poyela chifukwa ulomunyeze kaya kutukwana palibe chisithe ziko amalawi antendele ulikonda dzikolawo

  10. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    Asukusula awa. APM anawapeza ali a nobody asakudziwa ndi kupesa komwe1

  11. The Truthful One from the West says:

    What Lipunga said is shocking. Malawians are not greedy but people such as him. There is nothing Lipunga has achieved. Everyone knows that Malawi is now experiencing leadership failure.

  12. Fathara says:

    Koma Lipunga yi ndiye walongosola bwino a malawi. WAKUNVA WANVA OSANVA SAZANVASO. A MALAWI KUZIKONDA. TAGANIZANI SOGOLO LA ANA ANU MULIBE NALO NTCHITO, SOGOLO LA ZIKO MULIBE NALO NTCHITO. ZIKO MUKUCHITA KULIWONONGA DALA, INU MUKUZIWA KUTI ZIKO LINO LILIBE NDALA NDIPAMENE MUKUTI MUKUFUNA MA VX MA TOYOTA LAN CRUSER. TANGO GANIZANI NDI ANTHU OTANI AMENEWA. NGATI MULI AMUNA OSAKAGULA NDI NDALAMA ZANU ZANTHUMBA BWANJI?? MU MALAWI MUNO MUNAKAKHALA ANTHU NGATI LIPUNGA BWEZI MALAWI ATATUKUKA OSATI MASEWELA. A LIPUNGA MULUNGU AZIKUDALISANI SITIMAZIWA KUTI ALIPONSO A MALAWI ENA ANZELU NGATI INU ZIKOMO KWAMBILI PITILIZANI KUWAYAKHULILA A MALAWI AKUMUZI.

  13. chechisale says:

    The madam looks like a clown. wearing sun glasses and a hat inside a shop. Therz no sun in the shop woman!!!

  14. Only truth shall set you free! says:

    Mrs Getrude Mutharika take those silly sunglasses off you show off. Do you not know that your husband is a failure. He is corrupt, a tribalist and nepotist. And you have contributed to his failures. You Mutharikas are thieves. Lawfully you should both be in prison with Bingu’s children. All THIVES. Did you silly

  15. Patricia says:

    A Lipunga tikukuonani .ukakwela muntengo usatukwane pansi. GOD IS WATCHING.

  16. Galu says:

    I know Mr Lipunga is suffering from myopia…that guy is old, he needs to wake up from the 1930s when he was born and realise that this age is the new age, the new millennium. When one is so sick that he cant even think, let alone see, we demand that that person should be relieved of his duties if he is employed or rested if he is clogged of the veins.

    Mr Lipunga, just because you come from the same region with Peter Mutharika doesn’t mean you should defend rubbish. If you yourself are rubbish, nobody is rubbish as well.Be your own rubbish. We are fighting for a better country, we are tired of being at the same spot over and over the years. Malawians for once are not cows that will forever be milked without being paid back the benefits by their government in return. We need a capable government, a government that leads by example and the citizens follow, not a government that cares less for its people. It seems you are part of the mess, such that you can ably stand in front of the poor and victimized and talk rubbish in defence of the same rubbish. Being the chair of NICO I thought entails intelligence, but it can be clearly shown here that that is sheer luck. We know you are just crying for the president to include you in his cabinet next time, otherwise you are just a tin of rubbish.No wonder NICO Holdings has not been performing to expectatioons lately.

    Have the brains Mr Jimmy Lipunga, it was just an empty tin speaking after it was granted the podium.

  17. NKHOKWE says:

    LIPUNGA KUTUKWANA KULIKONSE KUKUGWERE IWE,KAYA NDI KWACHIZUNGU,KAYA KWACHILOMWE KWAKOKO,KUKUGWERE IWE NDI MBUMBA YAKO NDI ZIDZUKULU ZAKO,NDI ZIDZUKULU TUDZI ZAKO…If you are blind, atleast get some googles from the first lady.

  18. fred says:

    what a shame, the whole president opening a shop and that he claim to be an achievement,, dont ignite anger .

  19. mesho says:

    ambuye mukutimve !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! phone taimbayi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! inde mukutimve soon God will here us thank u Lord

  20. m2 says:

    Salary increase, YES but not at the expense of everything. Salary samangokweza ngati mtengo wa mbatatesi pa Lizulu. Timaona kaye economy ikuyenda bwanji. Boma likhoza kupanga print even K10,000 notes and pay you, salaries of K1 mill from K50 pin/month. That will not help the economy atall. Mudzafika pa zimbabwe ndithu! Lipunga ua right. I support you. Ndiwe mmodzi mwa a Malawi ochepa aganizako mofewa. Enawa apitenso ku sukulu. Its about levels of education that matters for a nation.

  21. Muchizi John says:

    Jimmy you are worse than hypocrite hypocrites a you should be the last one to condemn greed. How much do you earn at PPP Commission. Aren’t you one of the highly paid Malawians that when one compares your salary with that of a learned judge it become obscene. Your package put together exceeds Mk4 million per month. What special qualifications do you have to deserve such obscene earnings. At least I know you didn’t go to any university so by any account you’re not extraordinary. Those demanding a wage increase have legitimate cause particularly when one pokes into your salary. PPP Commission is funded by the national fiscus. It’s not a private organization just like the judiciary.

    In my view you do not have moral authority to accuse Malawians of greed. The money you earn is an insult to ordinary Malawians who painfully toil to earn an honest living. How can a public sector organization pay anyone such huge sums in salary. We can’t even see the results of such extravagance on you. Is any PPP program that you have successfully implemented since you became CEO in 2011?

    Malawians don’t need prayers but you and the likes of President and group who unfairly earn what our economy can barely afford. We need to pray for our leadership which is obviously driven by greed. Since assuming power no major developmental has been espoused except placement of colleagues, tribesmen on state house and diplomatic jobs. Patriotism has to start with leadership of the country which is a necessary tool for collective national mobilization. If the leadership is greedy as it is how do you expect citizens to be different. If you earn more than MK4 per month as you do with same or lower qualifications than me how do you think I can listen to your advice to be patriotic by not demanding a living wage. I find your argument extremely interesting where you think us deserve prayers and not the political managers. Jimmy economy has so many of us outside the formal sector employment so which Malawian need these prayers to emancipate them from greed. Don’t generalize because by doing so you genuinely insult us who toil day and night to make this economy thrive. This economy will grow when you and me starting investing not when you still remain a receiver of salary. Nope.

  22. Nambuma Girl says:

    Kodi khosilo a First Lady bwanji?

  23. MZIMBAMUBE says:

    APM akungofuna ma alawansi komanso ndiwadyera kwambiri. Lipunga anapusa pontho. Asatengere Amalawi pa mugong’o. Iyenso akuba ndalama za ma pension ku Old Mutual.

  24. Bondera Bondera says:

    Jimmy Lipunga I used to respect you but I have lost all respect for you. A whole professinal like you stooping so low just to pander to APM What a shame Did you have to comment on the Judiciary strike?
    For those who dont know Jimmy Lipunga he sucks the dick of the powers that be whoever it is. You were pandering to Muluzi Bingu Amai and now APM that is how you survive at PCM. When it is near to renewing your contract you nyambita the dick of powersand from time to tikme your contract is renewed. What in hells name are you trying to achieve? To get cheap political points from DPP? Nde kusadziwa ntchitoko kumeneko because performers just do their job and let that speak for themselves. You have just reduced yourself to another DPP handclapper. Watiputa Judiciary this is the beginning of the end for you. Stupid man ndinkayesa uli ndi nzeru… IDIOT!!!!!!!!

  25. Shame!shame!shame!The whole president opening a ground floor building!Mashende!It was the duty of the mayor.Chitani manyazi inu a old mutual ndi a president.Indeed you are too OLD and MEDIEVAL!

  26. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    Who can tell who is ignorant or intelligent? I have seen women talking bad about their husbands and you wonder that after few minutes they are together. They forget that they are selling their husbands. In my opinion This country is ours and we must take part in building it. Forget talking bad about the government lets talk about what to do inorder to grow.

    Chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa.

  27. Fathara says:

    AMBUYE MULUNGU WA ABRAHAM, WA JACOB, WA ISAAC, MULUNGU WA MOSES, WA PETER, WA POSTLE POUL INVANI IFE ANA A MALAWI KULALA KWATHU. MULUNGU WANGA ASAGULENI ANTHUWA MASO AKUZIMU KUTI AKATHE KUZINDIKILA KUTI INUYO MULUNGU MUKUYAKHULA. KUYAMBILA NTHAWI YA KAMUZU MWAKHALA MUKUWAWONESA KUTI MULUNGU NDINU AMENE MUKUSOGOLELA ZIKO LATHU, KOMA A MALAWI SAKUTHA KUPENYA. MULUNGU WANGA NDI PEPHO LANGA KUTI ASEGULENI. MULUNGU WANGA APASENI A MALAWI MOYO WOKONDA ZIKOLAWO, ACHOSELENI MOYO WA NSANJE WOZIKONDA WOKHA NDI KUWAPASA CHIKONDI CHAKUZIMU. MULUNGU WANGA MUSATI KWIYILE PAZIMENE TIKUPANGAZI POTI NDIFE ANTHU WOFOKA MMAKHALIDWE, MUMACHITIDWE ATHU. PITILIZANI KULIKOZA ZIKOLI, PIILIZANI KUTI WONGOLELA CHUMA CHA ZIKOLI KUTI SOGOLO LA ANA ATHU LIKAKHALE LOWALA. MULUNGU WANGA KHALANI NDI MALAWI NDI NTUMIKI WANU AMENE MWAMUSAKHA KUTI AKALAMULILE MALAWI, KOMANSO OSAYIWALA ANTHU OKHALA NZIKOMO,, MUZINA LA MWANA WANU OKONDEKA YESU CRISTU AMENE ANATIFELA PA NTANDA KUTI ZOCHIMWA ZATHU ZIKAKHULUKILIDWE,, AMEN.

  28. tsamba says:

    Koma zilipo. He opens the biggest Mall mumunyoze basi. Munakhala bwanji a Malawi? Koma mukufuna azikapeleka abakha ndiye kumtima mbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    1. Atupere Muluzi mwana wa Mbava says:

      THIS IS A PROJECT THAT STALLED DURING DPP’S RULE DUE TO SHORTAGE OF FUEL AND FOREX. THANKS JB FOR BRINGING IN FUEL AND FOREX. WE HAVE THIS SHOP NOW IN PLACE

  29. BalakaGuy says:

    well done APM ,peter sanalakwitsepo

  30. Patriot says:

    As a Patriot of this nation (not a dpp patriot), I would like to suggest the following.
    Since the buildings that APM is inaugurating are owned by private entities and since these private people are the ones inviting APM to go and inaugurate their respective buildings, I would like to advise them to use their own money to cater for all APM expenses (fuel, allowances etc) because Malawi has no money to waste in inaugurating private buildings that are NOT going to benefit common malawians in the villages.
    And the money saved must be redirected in salary emoluments of all those people that are striking out there.

    By the way, who are his advisors that are telling him to remain mute on these issues of national importance like strikes? They are just tarnishing your CV as we can remember that you were Completely CLUELESS in the Academic Freedom saga.

    And there it goes again today, a Total Failure, a Complete CLUELESS LEADER, you do not know what to do.

    Inu sanakusankheni Mulungu ayi. If not why are all thing going astray in this country?

    No offense.

  31. Ganda says:

    Ukakwera pa msana wa njovu usamati pansi palibe mame….Lipunga uzaziona tsiku lake ndi limodzi….

  32. anduna says:

    Lipungu u must learn how to talk ur just talking as if ur coming from the same family with Apm.stupid zako pamodzi ndi nzako opanda manoyo

  33. Dusty says:

    I didn’t know that old mutual has afoolish chairperson in the name of Jimmy Lipunga.How dare you stand on public and say that nonsense.What you must is this Malawians are not greedy as you are insinuating but groaning for justice,fairness,transparency,equity and accountability.That man including his wife,his ministers and yourself with your wife are greedy while we Malawians are victims.

  34. Anakonyani says:

    Wautsiru lipunga, ngati satamba koma matewera okha anadyapo

  35. Kamdondo says:

    KODI LIPUNGA’YU NDI WAKUTI? AKUYANKHULA ZA ZIIIIII! KAPENA AKUFUNA APM AMUTAME? BOOTLICKING STUPID ZAKO LIPUNGA.

    1. gerald blantyre says:

      my friend u are pathetic.Lipunga is talking sense.theres no love for one another in Malawi.we all need to be patriotic to mother Malawi.if unsay lipunga ndi wakuti?ndi waku Malawi my friend.please think soberly if u can.its not government of dpp or pp or mcp that can develop Malawi.its we the citizens.

    2. BTN says:

      Kamdondo, if you can not understand the wisdom behind Lipunga’s “lecture”, then I am afraid you should not blame him nor anybody else for your double stupidity.

  36. alukosyo says:

    Mazenera akuda pena Pali ponse mwayenjeza mayi tikuoneni nkhope kaya.

  37. brutsha says:

    Koma iIili Kwacha shop imeneyo satseka? Opanda forex and the country which is a net importer katundu adziitanitsa bwanji kuchoka kunja? Nawenso Lipunga talk like a technocrat. If you speak nonsense like that who is going to advise our corrupt politicians? Stupid fool!!!

  38. Kodi Lipunga kwanu ndikuti.Kodi simumamunena JB kuti amangotsegulira zilizonse .Nanga izi ndi chani? Dzana analinku Mzuzu lero ndi uyunso.Zinali nsanje chabe zimene zija.

    1. Can you compare ndikukapereka zingwe zomangira mbuzi

  39. Iwe Jimmy Lipunga,kani ndiwe opanda nzeru?Sometimes silence is golden. Are you really the chairperson of Old Mutual. was it out of nepotism kapena?Ukuyankhula kuti akuonere ndani?Did you do your statistics before putting forward your ‘generalized’ assertion about Malawians? For your own information, Malawi has close to 15million people. Those whom you are referring to as greedy are less than one percent of the population including you,your APM,Mbendera,Ministers and a few previledged ones. The 99% of us Malawians are not greedy and unfortunately we are the most affected by decisions made by silly people like you.How dare you generalize ‘Malawi is greedy’ when you know you are being very sarcastic and unfair to the common man. Let me assure you that if Malawians were really greedy this country would have been at war by now.Muluzi,Bingu the late ,Amayi,and now this breathless APM have cheated Malawians by enriching themselves and their few folks like you.Do you really mean what you are saying or you are mocking us for being dormant,unless you say it was an indirect attack at APM. Remember,Jimmy when you point a fingure at others know that four of your fingures are pointing you.shupiti..

    1. me says:

      I wish you knew what u were talking about Mr Chosen one! Ur sins are forgiven.

  40. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Who is more greedy than the presedent himself? He has deferred his own 80% salary increment until the economy improves. Why cant he do the same with the rest of the people asking for the same? A Lipunga mukukhala ngati mumayankhulira konyerera bwanji? Pa chakuti pano nonse ndi petulo wanuyo!

  41. Shimoshimo says:

    Dont say so malawians are sufering alot. Imagin someone is getting k30,000. And he/she pays rent, utility bills, school fees, daily bread for the house family problems, transport to and from. Do you think this person can survive?

    1. gerald blantyre says:

      but theres no money at the moment in Government.for that one getting K30,000 if hes fed up the most honorable thing is just to resign instead of holding the government to ransom.its better to go and look for a job that will give you more money than the 30,000 you are getting.

      1. Atupere Muluzi mwana wa Mbava says:

        @ GERALD

        YOU ARE TOO STUPID

  42. ndunde says:

    Inuyo simumayamika bwanji momwe anzanu anali mboma muja bwanji. The same way we were complaining when JB was on the diving seat. My hard earnings are not suiting my needs boss ndi kwacha yagwelamu Nde mufuna ndiyamike ndikulephela kuthila mafuta inu mukuyendela mafuta a company.

  43. Prestine says:

    Every presedent elected in malawi seems to be a thief & main source of corruption, they speak good things & do bad things.

  44. Nama says:

    Esteemed Malawians lets not attack Lipunga personally,if we differ let’ differ about his points.Iam a business person and have been tortured by my fellow Malawians because of greed.I almost gave up until somebody told me of one Lipunga of PPP she said if you have never met a practicing christian then meet Lipunga.I did not believe her.I can without fear of favor say on this forum that Lipunga is one unselfish,humble but influential person i have ever met since i started my business 10 years ago.What he is saying it is from experience.Malawians you are greedy you would rather have an Indian Nigerianor any other foreignor prosper than your fellow Malawian.If you are educated you want to be the only one in your village.Cursed people.Let men of God change the teachings let them concentrate teaching about LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR.THAN PROSPERITY.Lipunga you are sport on. Osaopa anthu oipawa greedy ,cursed always reying on pull him down syndrome,no matter how educated.

    1. Patricia says:

      Ndakudandaulani achemwa/achimwene. Lipunga ndikumudziwa ine and izi mukunenazi mukunena poti munadyapo naye. ambuye akukhululukile malankhulidwe anu

  45. Daniel Phiri says:

    God is not the solution. I doubt she will save any country from greed! The most secular countries, such as Sweden and Finland happen to be among the happiest and cashgaters free countries. The most god fearing countries such as Malawi and Liberia face the most problems. Musova!

  46. The whole president opening shoprite? wow kusowa zochita

  47. baba says:

    Lipunga is right. Demands by striking institutions is really childish, barbaric and uncalled for. If the Mayor of London uses a bicycle to work and a mayor of a donor dependant country uses a fleet of vehicles. For Gods sake Malawians learn to minimise costs

  48. kajedza says:

    Who is greedy. The rentals for this complex is around US$12 to 16 per square metre

  49. Gona n'kuphe sali patali says:

    I hope Lipunga didn’t receive any allowance 4 attensing the openning celemony otherwise if he did, then I can’t by his claims

  50. Honourable says:

    Bwana Lipunga your sentiments are misplaced, they are out of context. Apa nkhani ndi yotsegulira sitolo not making your political speeches to please the ruling party. Nenani za sitoloyo and how expensive things are in there for a man from Msiriza and Mtandire who live adjuscent to the mall. Ogula mmenemo adzichokera kutali uko ku 9, 10 and 43. Why? If you were as wise as Bishop Zuza you could have seized the occasion to tell the man sitting a few metres fro you how he is ruining the country and what he ought to do to make the Mtandire man use your facility by uplifting his buying power and capability.

    Here you are singing praises kudzigulira malo so that the old man should enrich you more and more. Advocate for the poor man than s peach to defend the Richman. Is it not Muthalika and his clones who are greedy and insensitive to people’s suffering? How much did he burn simply to grace that occasion? Search your heart.

  51. kabwandamphuku says:

    There will be no State President like ANGWAZI DR H.E.KB, UNALI ULENDO UMENE UJA BABA. IF HE WAS STILL A PRESIDENT TODATE OUR CURRENCY WOULD BE TO STRONG WITHIN SADC REGION .OH! THOSE WERE VERY VERY GOOD DAYS OUR CHILDREN MISSED.BUT WAS THIS GUY FROM KASUNGU? MAY BE BECAUSE HE HAD HIS OWN CHICHEWA GRAMMAR KUMUTSUTSA JOHN MSONTHI KUTI SITIMANENA TERO AYI! KOMA PAJA GALU WA BANDA AMBAUWA. HE SHOULD BE FROM KASUNGU I AGREE ONLY THAT SCHOOL IDAMUPHA ZEDI. NTHAWI INANSO ANATSULA DZINA LA NDIWO IZI: THERERE,ZUMBA, DENJE KOMANSO CHIPONDE CHODYA PA URENDO AH!!! KAMUZU RIP IWE.NGANYA MWE!! I REALLY LOVED THIS GUY. IAM ALWAYS HAPPY WHEN I HEAR AKASUNGU OKHA OKHA AKAMALANKHULA TCHONO,TCHONO ,TERE IWE.

  52. Patriot says:

    Zoti dziko lasokonekera, awa ati a pulofesawa sakudziwa, angoyenda yenda kutsegulira nyumba zoti ife akumudzi TIRIBE NAZO NTCHITO.

  53. mala says:

    Imagine a givernment that bows down to this pressure. The fact is the government revenue is not only meant for wages/salaries. It is meant for other services, materials, equipment etc etc in the various sectors of the country, including fuel for the police to protect u my fellow citizens. The economy of Malawi is facing a number of shocks, including the withdrawal of aid by donors. Guess what, this government has one way to go inorder to pay the hikes being demanded & infact even more than that. Do you know what? Because this government has not gained any real income/revenue, what they can do is simply go to money printers and print more papers and cal them money. Guess what; the country will have too much money which has been increased simply by printing more monye, but without actual goods on the market. Thus more money chasing few goods. Guess what, the simple supply and demand principle will come in. Demand for goods will rise, then ths will be followed by 3 or even 10 times fold price increase. Guess what, we will now as a country be carrying too much money just to buy a loaf of bread. GUess what, the government will phase out the MK1000 notes and then print MK1, 000,000, one of which will not even buy you groceries or pay you monthly rent. Guess what we will get back to the Zim scenario, where u and me wont be able to buy even groceries within our boarders. They will be damn expensive. Then imagine what life shall be for you and me and your grand Ma and Pa home? Malawias think a little bit and think for your country and act accordingly. Few of u may manage to negotiate to be paid in dollars. Then u cud use black market to get billions of MK out of 1U$, which u will use to buy just 2 tablets of soap acroos the boarder. Kikikikik, dziko la anthu ozindikira limayenda bwino zedi.

  54. boxkon says:

    I can’t see our country developing with these parties, the opposition, ” Tulo” the governing party,” kuba, Mbava”, the other parties, “atidyenawo” we need genuine ppo who can really think of others than themselves..We Need Captain Malawi. These fools are straight destroying our warm nation.

  55. lupanga says:

    it is gud dat wen ur drank & ful of kanyenya u shud go hm n rest rather than kutlongolola nd khan zopanda hed ngat zmenez

  56. boxkon says:

    Awa nde ndi abodza…ameza sikono eti..”Greedy” is his middle name.

  57. Waibula says:

    But are we going to be opening shops now and then with no comment regarding the current situation zoona? Give us hope bwana!! Don’t leave us speculating lead us as we chose u to. With respect I wish I had a chance to speak to you boss.

  58. Waibula says:

    Chauta achite nanu. Anzathu your life is in order.

  59. czar says:

    Iweyo lipunga zako ziri bwino. Don’t speak kuti akumve umatha kulankhula shupiti zako,,,,, ukufuna unamize ndani,,,, upite Ku ACB kapena Ku hospital ukanene mbwerera zakozo ,,, shupiti

  60. Bongololo says:

    Greed is good and Lipunga is dead wrong! If you work for your daily means there is no bigger immorality than being asked to share with some lazy bum. Lipunga; how about you go and fist yourself you pathetic dog! Ndakuwuza.

  61. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    I wish it was factory for goods exportation than a shop for goods importation. Externalizing our money.
    I wish it was an imposing building of this century to add beauty to the city than the ugly iron sheet, below standard building.
    It would much very well with the new stadium in beautifying Lilongwe, but, alas it’s a minus. What happened to city planners
    to indorse such a structure? Late Bingu said, ‘Any non-dwelling building in the capital city should be 7 stories or higher’.
    It’s just like the central old city Press Building where GAME and others are housed – ugly as if they were built in 1920.
    What is happening now, Lilongwe city planners, Lands Department? Shameful city!!!!!

  62. Mulopwana Wa Mamwene says:

    Our president is only opening shops, warehouses, lodges,etc. What have opened or what has he openned of our own done by his on government. As a nation do we have anything doing now? Do we have direction which we have taken as a Nation?

  63. Zagwa says:

    By the way, did you see how many unnecessary VX V8 engines are on the president and Vice Presidents convoy? Who pays for these? Look around the region and see how other presidential convoys are. It’s not just rhetoric Mr. Lipunga. Let the CSOs initiate these demos against this extravagance, mutione mmene timakwiila a Malawi. If Peter and Saulosi mean it that they love this country they should lead by example and surrender these. If you are for real, STOP this madness that Kamuzu started then we will try to attempt to take you seriously, otherwise you are just new thieves, more so that some of us know that you stole the election.

  64. Truth says:

    Lupanga,ndilupangadi lomwero lizakupha iwe.To hell with your government you just don’t know how pain and suffering poor people of Malawi are passing through.

    Stop hiding under God name people are suffering in this country FACT.

  65. machendy says:

    malawi the land of malls…..can somebody please invest in cheap housing for the masses? even tima 1 or 2 bedroom apartment blocks or semi-detatched low-cost houses. pajatu manyumba a mhc anthu anagawana. people live in absolute filth in ndirande, ntopwa, ntandile, kawale and mbayani. we have enough malls now. anthu pano alaweko ma flush toilets ndi tap water ya mnyumba please

  66. chiletso says:

    Really? He leaves his presidential schedule which has alot of pressing issues to go and open a mall, Idiot isnt enough to describe this loser. Malawi didnt need this.

  67. fathi slshehaab says:

    unvle Jimmy urself shud tel Makawuans whdre sll thd privatizatiin sell money has bben krpt. You sold Shurebudlines malawi lsjeservuces ganeoarks aurmakawi etc..u & Dae masindow shouls start thd explanations stafting tmrw..Yes ur right vxs eill not make the jufges worj better after all laws are made soneplace ekse.
    Si shere us tge money you vollrcted surely remove ths spec in ur eye b4u start to see the one in yhe other prrdons eye… zoona B737-300 &737-500 plus Atr42 kusowa zili kudzala ir scrap netsl yard!..Acb tigwilireni munthu uyo greedest…amanga rna Shoppingmall inu mukslalata … bwinoyubwino so many malawian souls crying thdir lungs out frm the abive govt companies…! hypicrites indeed !

  68. chigawenga says:

    Hmmmm MK20 Billion hah!! I wonder how many shopping malls MK92 Billiuon stolen by one greedy Bingu now under APM safe keeping would have built? I hopo the president was listening. That money stolen by Bingu now sitting in foreign bank accounts can build a number of businesses in our country. lets bring that stolen loot back to where it belongs. APM as the trustee for Bingu’s estate must see to it that it is returned to its rightful owners.

  69. Nabetha says:

    A good leader should always lead by example. It is very unfair to blame the population and leave the root cause of the problem. There is a reason why people are asking for such huge pay increase, that is lack of discpline by the people in authority. We all understand that our economy is not in a good shape then why shoud a certain group of people not think of sharing the same predicament that every citizen is going through. I’m very sure that Mr. Lipunga being a chairman of Old Mutual earns more than R300 000 per month plus many more benefits,and according to me, Mr. Lipunga sounds very selfish and inconsiderate or you are telling people that should you receive unfair treatment from Old Mutual you won’t exercise your rights as an employee to solve your unhappiness. How will you feel when someone who is less qualified than you is earning MK40000 00000 while your salary is MK75 000. It is also unfortunate that Mr. Lipunga said a lot in his speech than the President himself and what does that tell you about the President??

  70. Matako says:

    I hope the president and his cronies heard you loud and clear. APM is the most pathetic, corrupt and greedy person Malawi has ever seen. The fish rots from the head and Malawi has a rotten leader. How can he claim we are poor while all along he and his wife continues to plunder public resources? We were castigating JB for distributing maize and cows while collecting hefty allowances. How much are the two collecting? How can we parade around like clowns opening corner stores? Is it necessary for the president to open each and every business in the country? Or is it just greed and away to accumulate allowances since the salary increase has been scaled back? Malawians we are a laughing stock 4real!!

  71. Is it not Peter Muthalika that got it wrong when he favours his tribe or people from his district and region when making or employing people? That alone makes other tribes to feel marginalized and retract their services to the nation. Marginalized people feel out of place and cannot work to their full potential. Did some of us choose to come from Rumphi, Chitipa, Machochi, Dowa or Ntchisi? Was it wrong to choose multipary in 1993? Some of the things we see today were never there during Kamuzu Banda rule. Kamuzu was strongly against trivalism which is the order of the day these. You can’t get a job when you are from the northern region or central region or from the Yao areas. We are looked at spare wheels or of no use at all. Mr. Lupunga does not know this and the name suggests he is a Lomwe or else he wants to please the master of tribalism. Very bad people.

    1. Wakwithu 101 says:

      If there is a tribe that practices putrid tribalism in Malawi its northerners. So just shut up!

      1. Galu says:

        Ma northerners ake ndiye ochokera mnyumba yakwanutu.

  72. No no it starts from the top,if the leadership has no direction,so will the people on the ground . You can’t say to the child don’t steal while the parent steals. Great countries were built by good leadership. Malawi is a flop because of our leaders not our people.

  73. Kadakwiza says:

    Is this Lupanga man, a Malawian? I don’t think so. This Lupanga have not spent more than four days without food. Don’t take him serious he is a Lomwe.

  74. Greencardless Malawian says:

    I couldnt agree with you more but you should have started giving that advice to yourself then to the president and his wife, then his advisors l, ministers and PS’s. These are the most greedy ppl we Malawians know. Of course with so many greedy pple in leadership positions (a leader being one that pple follow) how do you expect the rest of the population not to follow their leaders? Dobt expect from Malawians what you cant do. So shut up unless you can lead by example.

  75. Truth says:

    I can not agree more.the judiciary demands are the most selfish demands ever made. there are more better qualified people in the civil service but have chosen to work because of patriotism.

  76. Maximus Decimus Meridius says:

    Actually moniredada and Lipinga, you sound like you’re on DPP payroll
    If it’s their condition of employment then it has to be honoured. These politicians made the Govt broke in the first place and they want to enrich themselves further. Most of them with no medulla oblangata but as soon as they are in power they get big headed.

  77. Mute Gama says:

    This is the finest public speech I have ever heard since the start of multi-party politics in Malawi. When do these vehicles go off road and can they manage to drive off road in the first place? Why should we have a very high fuel import bill when we can barely export? We should learn from Singapore where vehicle ownership is highly restricted through a very expensive vehicle ownership license scheme – in this way we can reduce our trade imbalance and also reduce import wastage through less volumes of fuel. Of course we need to improve the public transport sector as mini buses and Kabanza cant help neither appeal to blue collar workers!

  78. Patriot says:

    Jimmy Lipunga you are right. We have just implemented a zero aid budget. This was unplanned as we thought donors will help us after elections or atleast stop giving us aid gradually. Now there is a sudden 40% hole in our budget. We dont have an immediate means of filling that hole.

    In as much as our leadership is not perfect, the citizenery should be responsible. Calling a spade a spade, noone is justified to call for significant salary increament with this big hole in our budget. Ofcourse essential items have gone up not because of current leadership but sudden withdraw of aid. We are basically in austerity. We know raising salaries will not make things better, donors would not like it, the kwacha will fall more due to governement domestic borrowing,

    Instead of pumping sense in judiciary staff, our judges who should be complimenting the judiciary and legislature are supporting selfish salary increament strikes from their staff. perhaps this explains how lowly educated these judges are. Most of them have a bachelors degree as their highest qualification. They add salt on the wound by asking for brand new Vx V8 land cruisers, they want the 5 year old VX V8 land cruisers they currently use be given to them for free. They want salary increase even though they know they are paid more than anyone of their level in civil service. They have one of the best retirement packages on the land.

    Do we really love our country?

  79. Bob says:

    There is sense in what this or our govt is saying. Gentlem and ladies lets focus on what we have to do for Malawi. Give these rulers a chance. Time matters.

  80. High percent MCP says:

    Indeed how can the cabinet, MPs demand so much from poor Malawians. How can Getrude steal from poor HIV patients? How can Pita who opened this steal in the name of Mlakhos only to parade Ana osatha mnsinkhu half naked? How can DAUSI steal do much from NAC – the writer shld have asked Pita to explain himself

  81. A sad black man says:

    The reason we will not develop is because of idiots like Lipunga, spending MK20 billion building a shopping mall to sell products virtually all of which are produced outside the country- where the real profits and jobs are! You could have invested this money building an electric power plant- that would have created direct jobs for our graduate engineers and electricians, more jobs for cement and steel manufacturers in the country and I am not counting transporters and all the vendors selling food, accommodation etc to these workers. In turn you would be making real profits selling the electricity to powering manufacturing and mining sectors in the country, and am not including lighting schools, hospital and homes. That’s how countries develop. All that money for a large Gulosale (shop) and the president opens it, talking about idiots!!!!!!

    1. dadaboma says:

      Agreed with Sad Black Man. This Lipunga man and his cohorts could have used the 20 bn MK to buy water engines to pump water from Lake Malawi and Shire river to do irrigation farming throughout the country and produce a lot of food for export and domestic consumption. This way, and other ways the Sad Black Man has outlined, we could transform Malawi from a consumer to a producer. The grocery opened by APM just stocks imported goods to be consumed in Malawi. These people don’t think. Next time anyone has such huge money they should solicit views on how to spend it. This country cannot develop with people like Mpunga and his APM.

      1. John Nyirenda says:

        Mpico! Malawi property development company!Since when did mpico become an energy company or an Agriculture company
        Your reasoning is correct but in the wrong context! Mpico is a listed company at the end of the day its share holders determine its direction! The bottom line!
        Direct your issue of power generation to escom! Why would mpico be interested in power generation!in Malawi power is sold at a loss! Do you see mpico share holders allowing its CEO to invest in a loss making venture!

  82. moniredada says:

    Jimmy Lipinga u r dead right, there r unrealistic and insane demands from the Judiciary, how can grown up men and women very highly educated shut off their medulla oblangata and insist on a Toyota Landcruiser Vx V8 for the CJ? No VX V8 no deal! Pure insanity and crazy greed.

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