Bamusi blasts CSOs as ‘noisy hypocrites’ with ‘sinister’ forum

Presidential Advisor on Civil Society organisations, Mavuto Bamusi, on Thursday blasted a group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) who released a strong worded communiqué criticizing President Peter Mutharika’s administration as a network of “hypocrites.”

Bamusi; CSOs forum has sinister motives

Bamusi: They are noisy hypcocrites

On Thursday the CSOs launched a movement in Lilongwe dubbed the Citizens for the Defense of Good Governance.

They accused the Mutharika’s adminitration for turning to intimidation and threats on critics, attempts to divide the civil society through abuse of state resources and threats to the freedom of assembly

But in an interview with Nyasa Times, Bamusi said, they have no moral grounds to criticise Mutharika.

Bamusi said the communiqué which CSOs have issued has not touched on anything new, saying Mutharika’s administration is already addressing all matters raised.

The CSOs asked government to immediately revise the cement subsidy programme, address shortage on drugs, improve security, and quick criminal investigations into both the K92 billion ($168.9 million) and K20 billion ($36.7 million) Cashgate plus into the death of Anti Corruption Bureau official Issa Njauju and pass the access to information bill.

Furthermore, Mutharika must ensure state broadcaster MBC should cease unleashing propaganda against critics, adjust downwards the newly introduced fees in the education sector, and ensure public sector reforms are scrutinized by parliament while acting swiftly to assure the security of rights activists and the media

Bamusi said all the issues are being addressed .

“Recently the President mandated seven senior cabinet ministers to a roundabout discussions at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe in Lilongwe however, while other CSOs appeared and attended the successful dialogue, it is disheartening that some CSOs that continuously issue press statements and ultimatum to President especially those who have christened themselves, Forum For the Defence of Good Governance, continues snubbing calls for dialogue, as Government we view this as hypocricy of the highest order,” said Bamusi.

He said on power outage, Mutharika already addressed the issues through Kam’mwamba Coal electrification project.

“On the issue regarding the exorbitant fees in secondary and tertiary education the Minister of education addressed the issue during the dialogue with CSOs. All the issues that the Citizens Forum have raised are not new, some require long term while others have already been addressed,” said Bamusi.

On Access to information bill, Bamusi said the leadership of President Mutharika has already expressed commitment in passing the bill into law during the next parliament scheduled for November.

The CSOs, among them, the Centre for Human Rights Rehabilitation (CHRR), the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives (NOMN), Centre for the Development of the People (CEDEP),  Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN, Youth and Society, JONEHA, among others, also criticized Mutharika for failure to address other pressing public service delivery needs and social ills prevailing in the country.

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55 thoughts on “Bamusi blasts CSOs as ‘noisy hypocrites’ with ‘sinister’ forum”

  1. Omex70 says:

    I have no single respect remaining for Mabuto Bamusi. His name tells the whole story about him. “Mabvuto” means troubles. Indeed he is a troubled person who has no sense of direction in his life. He is said to be an adviser to the president but he has assumed the position of spokesperson, defender, of DPP government. The guy is so confused to the extent that he does not know his limits. How stupid are you Mabvuto!

  2. Mucracker_2 says:

    CSO love governments that gives them money. If it doesn’t they will fight that particular government. My advise is that all CSOs should form their own political party and campaign to run this country in the way they feel good. Let us see if they will win a single vote.
    Peter campaigned in his agenda, if we want to question him, lets question him base on his agenda not CSOs agenda.
    Peter would be foolish to listen to people like Trapence who are empty upstairs and paranoid apart from feeding their stomachs.

  3. Lettuss says:

    I have just come to note idiocy & stupidity of extreme order in this lad called Bamusi whom i had respect for. I never knew He is weak-minded…..Arent U the one who used to utter subsequent critisisms against some headless regime way back? pano u have been given CHIBANZI & u talk nosense. Just stay quite to refrain from disgrace. Zazzzziiiiiiiiii

  4. Munyane says:

    Mr Bamusi is very right to call CSOS as hypocrites.when Bingu was in power a week would hardly pass without a criticism of Bingu economic performance from Mr Bamusi.Today Mr Bamusi is on governments payroll he can’t see anything wrong .can this man tell us that Peters economy is better than that of late Bingu he was criticising day and night.is it wrong to call our CSOS fortune seeks.yes Mr Bamusi is right the are hypocrites .but th big hypocrite is th one who exchanged his passion for advocacy with government money not so Mr Bamusi

  5. gwede says:

    Kodi awa mukumati ma CSO wa, tingawanene kuti machende awooo, kapena chani? Chifukwa chimene akufuna ife sitikuchidziwatu. Mmalo moti muzingokwata kuntumbo agalu ma gay inu. Mavuzi anuso ndipo

  6. selfish decision says:

    Iwe Mabvuto slowdown anthu akukuonani manyazi bwanji. Muyaluka nazo izi and the way you are defending shows that you
    you will never be a civil activist after you quit this post.
    Manyazi bwanji

  7. Jasitasi Chilungamo says:

    This lowlife Bamusi should stop taking Malawians as daft.Csos are right to take Mutharika to tadk about accountability and transparency.What’s wrong with that?Cashgate has been happening since his deceased brother’s time and the victims are the ones who were involved during Amayi’s time.Csos are right to demand about where 92 billion kwacha went.We want all thieves prosecuted and clean the whole Malawi.We want a better Malawi for everybody,not just for a few thieves who are having their filthy hands in the public coffers.We have nothing to do with Bamusi’s sikono.

  8. man says:

    A Bamusi kani ndinu a Chitsiru motere! Basi munakwaniritsa maloto anu opeza udindo kuboma muja munkati tizipanga zionetsero kuti inu mutchukilepo! Pachinyazizi panu, a self-centred savage , non-creative fool!

  9. munthu wamba says:

    My understanding is that an advisor should not be in the limelight. He should always take a low profile while playing the advisory role. Sadly, in Malawi advisors usually want to also assassume the role of presidential spokesperson. By the way, would you ever expect such a ranting advisor to advise honestly and with impartiality? Malawi is horribly doomed. I cry for my country…

  10. gulunya says:

    M.B is telling the truth. He loves his country. Not some of these bongololos who are executives for these CSOs like Timothy. More fire Bamusi.

  11. MASANKHASANKHA says:

    Mabvuto a bamusi munthu wopanda timing,work for public interest, don’t be against public interest, ma issues a panga raise ma cso zikukhunza amalawi ambiri, do you see the future on that side? udzatifuna, kunali anzako lero ndi mabvuto, ndiye poti ndiwe MABVUTO kale zako izo.

  12. jk says:

    Good Bamusi. These few mouths in the name of CSOs are useless bastards. They a targeting individuals and not issues! Battle lost. I am a very patriotic malawian, hard to be cheated. Mtambo etc, reflect back and see where u missing it!

  13. Bushiri Mprofeti Wakuba (BMW) says:

    Kodi What’s this man’s job description? As advisor on CSOs isn’t he supposed to share a cordial relationship with CSOs?

  14. chitsa boys says:

    No sweet without sweat zanu izo amene mukufuna boma lizikulimilani kumunda kwanu

  15. chilipaine says:

    Wakuba uyu…anabanso ndalama za OSISA! Kana ndikuulule…

  16. sapitwa says:

    Bamusi is now better placed to compare hence his comments. They demand quick criminal investigations to K92b and K20b cash gate cases, death of Njaunju. My question is how quick is quick?( time lines?) If you don’t give time lines then it means what you are asking for is vague and you have no clue about the process.
    About the information access bill, I don’t see this passing so soon as who would accept his private life to be a mockery by media frenzy?

  17. mlanjira says:

    Bamusi akutero chifukwa kunyumba kwake akudya bwino. Atati lero amuchotsa mudzamva kunyoza president.

    Malawians aliyense akulowa mboma kufuna kudzilemeletsa osati kuthandiza a malawi.

    Ayi chabwino

  18. Jon says:

    Consistency and steadfast to principles is what Mr Bamusi lacks. Now that he is on government benches, he has suddenly lost his morals.

  19. wika says:

    sibwino kumapeleka maina kwa ana athu monga: MABVUTO ndaonela mabvuto Bamusi!!!!!!

  20. Bwamuswe, are you a presidential adviser to the president on CSOs or are you a defender of Mr ibu? When you were an CSO member in the past you used to critisize gvt but now you have blue bans in your mouth you think you’re wise. We’ll see in 2019.

  21. Malipeya says:

    AM GLAD MAVUTO BAMUSI IS ON GOVT SIDE. I HOPE HE WILL BE PUMPING SENSE IN THE ADMINISTRATION. I REMEMBER HE USED TO GIVE SIMILAR CRITICIMS TO GOVT TO THE LEVEL THAT THE LATE PRESIDENT USED TO SAY AND I QUOTE ” IN THIS COUNTRY OUR PROBLEMS ARE NOT MANY, AKUTI MAVUTO BAMUSI KAYA, UNDULE MWAKASUNGULA, JESSIE KABWILA AND BILLY MAYAYA. AM CHALLENGING MAVUTO BAMUSI…………..” I NOW BELIEVE THAT THIS TOO WAS NONSENSE AS MAVUTO NOW PUTS ITS WITH CHI BANZI IN THE MOUTH. IF THIS COUNTRY IS TO CHANGE WE NEED TO OLD MAVUTO BAMUSI EVEN IN HIS NEW POSITION. ITS POSSIBLE, KAPITO DEMONSTRATED THAT ITS VERY POSSIBLE WHEN HE WAS BITING THE HAND THAT APPOINTED HIM. WE ALSO HAD CHIKWENGA MP FROM MANGOCHI. TO HIM WRONG WAS WRONG REGARDLESS OF HIS POLITICAL AFFILIATION. MY REQUEST IS THAT MAVUTO SHOULD PROTECT HIS CV AND NOT SERVE HIS SELFISH PERSONAL INTEREST. IN A TWINKLING OF AN EYE HE WILL FOUND HIMSELF ON THE OTHER SIDE AND HE SHALL NEED THE SAME PEOPLE HE CALL NONSENSE TO GIVE HIM PIECE WORK. THE WORLD IS ROUND AND WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

  22. Phalombe says:

    Abambo Bamusi inu simuziwa kuti there is no progress in any society of human beings where people think and act the same. There’s is no movement without friction. Inuyo a Bamusi simunaphunzire zimenezi ku sukulu. You should be happy that these opposers give you butter and bread. Do you think the President could have hired you if it were not for these you call hypocrites. You need to grateful to the CSOs who refuse to tow government line.

  23. mbuli67 says:

    Koma mawu awa ndi a Mavuto Bamusi timawadziwa aja kapena ena? Ndizoona kuti sibwino kulankhula scone ili mkamwa chifukwa ukhoza kutsamwa nayo kukulowa Ku m’melo kapena itha kugwa ena ndikutola. Mboni ndi bamusi pa mwambiwu. Tidikira kuti mu meze bambo bamusi, ndisikono imeneyo ngakhale mutati musatafune komabe isungunuka yokha, ndiye mudzatipezanso kuno

  24. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    Kodi mabungwewa mukumangoti mukangolota basi Mawa launching. Most of you are dealing with same issues why dont you just merge and become one body. All of you want to be leaders that’s the problem. Please there too many critics for nothing instead of sorting out the problems themselves. Kodi president abwere kudzakupatsani makasu kuti mudzilima? Yambani poni nokha muone kuti dziko lino likhala bwanji. Misika ndiye ikupezeka koma kulephera kupanga supply. Chuma chathu chikhoza kukwera chifukwa cha ulimi mukudziwa. A boma fund real activities osamangopanga misonkhano yomangonena kuti tiyeni amalawi tilimbike ulimi. Tiyeni amalawi tipange mabizinesi. Give people money for business you will see things moving. Mabungwe mungotha ndalama ndi misonkhano apatseni anthu ndalama zimenezo apange ulimi wa mphamvu.

  25. Hamu says:

    Bamusi ndiye chitsiru!!!!!!

  26. mpagaja says:

    do not be confrontational Mavuto Bamusi be wise. As an advisor don’t make noise in public just advise you are not a politician

  27. jedida says:

    CSOS, go ahead. We know that you are for us who face extreme poverty. Know that you have our support

  28. Meja says:

    Rumphi, if you thought APM shouldn’t be criticized, you got it wrong coz we are mandated to do so, he is answerable to us.

  29. tsetsefly says:

    The biggest commercial hypocrite is you, Bamusi. You used to represent the poor but you left them when you sniffed dirty cash from DPP. When others are working hard to make gvt upright please leave them. They are justified to do the noble work which you abandoned for money.

  30. English Guru says:

    National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives(NONM) is NOT a civil society organisation, rather it is a union representing the interests of nurses and midwives in the country. So to say NONM is one of the CSOs involved in these silly games with government is misleading people. Dorothy Ngoma is an activist, but by virtue of being NONM president does not mean that she alone can take the whole organisation from its intended purposes and start fighting battles of governance for the whole nation, NO! Maybe Mrs Ngoma participates in her individual capacity, or can even be a member of any of the CSOs, its her right. But please don’t confuse her NONM presidency and her activism to mean that NONM (and therefore nurses and midwives) are part of these never-ending battles. Nurse have their own issues to worry about!

  31. Neba says:

    Listen to the call by Undule for dialogue birth govt and the civil dociety …. You can’t continue behaving like babies …

  32. binton kutsaira says:

    bamusi wajaira eti ? shatapu

  33. SONG says:

    Boma latha ili please. Bolanikoni a mayi kapena Tcheya.

  34. Achimidzimidzi says:

    often times, the one blaming others is the one in the wrong because he is not the same shoes. He does not know how hurtful the shoes are.

  35. Dalitso says:

    Mavuto Bamusi was one of the vocal cso. Today just because you are inside and you find it difficult to see your boss being criticized,. That is bias at the waste level. If I were you; I will engage the cos in a mature manner to avoid more embarrassiment as if the president has no adviser when it comes to dealing with issues of cos.Wisen up brother, almost every malawian who follow the issues would agree with me that your approach Is not helping.

  36. Zonse says:

    A bamusi mpaka mwasika chilungamo chopemphere chija chifukwa cha ndalama. APM is not worth going to hell for. Just leave these things and follow Christ. You never know when the Lord will call you and must be ready. I can assure you that if you and Billy Mayaya drop dead today, Mayaya will be in the Lord’s hands as he has fought a good fight for the poor and helpless as you have been fighting for the plunderers and being used as a conduit for corrupting empty-minded Mambalas who have no sense of shame and are also destined for hell. Repent now

  37. m2 says:

    Minimise school fees

  38. Mathuwa-bt says:

    No smoke without fire.CSOs that is what you aimed at. You said you want to bring the president down through your own way. You gave him aperiod of days and said ngati sakwaniritsa aona. Muli kutanthauzanji? You started it with market fires.Dont deny it you are the ones who always cause tensions,confusions and divisions among Malawians.Here it tells us that you have lost direction,which one comes first, negotiations and demonstration? Did you had one with the president on the issues you are raising? Why rushing to the street? Do you mean the problems are now solved after demonstration? Shame on us all.

  39. truth says:

    ndasiya kupereka yearly subscription fee yanga ku NOMN, ndakhumudwa nanu a Ngoma

  40. Jp says:

    But why Bamusi can you not plan to meet them and chat the way froward? are telling us that these CSOs have proved to be more staborned? You have more plans left to bring them on the table? We are tired hearing you Bamusi Bamusi Bamusi this, Bamusi that, remember you are on top there, one day you come down this is a cursed government you know it yourself.
    Boma ili ndilamatembelero, ndilotembereledwa, the ord curses are still over the big man, we are praying so that God’s mercy may come over him.

  41. Nambwibwi says:

    Ife tonse bomaaaaaa!!!!!!!!
    Ali yense ali ndi ufulu wodzudzula pomwe zinthu zikulakwika. Osati kumangoikila kumbuyo ngati bamusi ndi anzake agalu.

  42. Weatherwise says:

    Komatu a bwana a Bamusi ntchito mukuyimva Kuwawa kusiyana ndi ma Advisor anzanu and I am sure by now you must thinking about asking for a pay raise kkkkkkk . But I thought you could perhaps be less militant in your responses otherwise anzakowatu akumvetsa Kuwawa mpaka 2019 woooo!

  43. Stampycious says:

    Bamusi u have big mouth, stop talking shit

  44. ben phiri says:

    A Bamusiiiiii lero limenero

  45. nthandalanda says:

    Mind you tongue Bamusi. You are the confusing the president. Tsiku Lina mulungu adzakulanga ndi bodza lakolo. Today, you can outnumber us but wait when these issues blast. Don’t forget malawians when they say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Tisamaleni amalawi tikuvutika kunja kuno. Zimene mukupangazo za me and me alone. Love your country Bamisi.

  46. Zanuzinada says:

    Ngoma Unadya Ndi Sista Wako Jb Pano Zatha Bas

  47. Peter27 says:

    The gvt thought they were being clever by NOT inviting the real CSOs who are raising concerns with the gvt. They thought inviting the UNDULE’s of civil society will silent the main CSOs. Unfortunanetly that plan is back firing!

  48. mtate mike rsa says:

    Bamus kukamwakwako iwe dzikoli ndilakwanu anthu onsewa kusaziwa komaiwe ukudzichani iwe pamtu…..pamako sindingasekelele zopusa you provoko an insult iwill bomb your house with petro bomb

  49. The Analyst says:

    Its high time the CSOs learned to use words that send the intended message without degrading the target.

    If you brand the ones you are checking with such words as “a network of hypocrites,” do you seriously expect them to listen or take your advice on board? How? Such words will have broken their eardrum ka! The words are just too sharp and piercing!

    It doesn’t have to take a psychologists to know that the more degrading words one uses against someone, the more he/she becomes defiant, even when you are giving them good advice and in good faith. Are you surprised that this Bamusi has become even more defiant than ever, and calls you childish, noisy . . . ? Just look at his face! All you see is readiness to insult, right?

    It helps nobody to come up with very good ideas/advice but fail to deliver them in an effective way. A human being is an emotional being and the approach we use matters.

    It helps also to go back to school and learn the art of communication. Even ya night will do!

  50. machonisa says:

    Bamusi wakhuta nyemba eti?

  51. muderanji says:

    Iwe Bamusi kuno ndikunja kuopa liche. Ukazungulira zungulira u wil come round to the same place. Mark my words dear u wil come round to the same place

  52. CHALO ICHI TCHITEREZI says:

    ABamusi samalani kuyankhula kwanu kungakuchereni

  53. cheyo the real northerner says:

    What is wrong with you cso’s. You are saying exorbitant fees in both colleges and secondary schools, yet you send your children in very expensive secondary schools. Mungofuna kutipimba m’maso. All of you to hell

  54. Zovere Mtolo says:

    Bamusi, the real CSOs are the ones which are telling Peter to do as what they have lined up , not the CSOs which you have silenced and corrupted with the Makwachas. Don’t take the demands which the CSOs have lined light , by the end of the day you will find that the DPP government is falling apart if these things are not done.

    Bamusi , when things are bad in this country you are always the first person crossing the borders running away from Malawi and applying for a refugee status in a foreign country , today because of the corrupt money which you are enjoying corruptly you are cheating your drunkered dunderhead president that you are better off handling and advising him better in a rude way than to follow what the demands which CSOs have lined up for your president to sort out .

    Let your dunderhead Peter deal with all these important demands than you answering the rubbish which we are reading.

  55. Rumphi says:

    ENAWO AKUDYA M’BOMA MOMWEMO KOMANSO CHIPONGWE. ACHOTSENI TCHITO ALIPO A MBILI AKUFUNANA TCHITO YOMWEYO. DOROTHY NG’OMA. WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM. KUNJA ILA ETIIIII. CHIYANI RETIRE MWAKALAMBA.

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