‘Beautify’ the Malawi presidency: Muckraking Extra

The brouhaha surrounding the K9 million and K5 million Mulhako wa Alhomwe and Beautify Malawi Trust respectively got from the National Aids Commission is not helping the Mutharika administration.

President Peter Mutharika and First Lady

President Peter Mutharika and First Lady

Look, the more the two organisations try to justify things the more they make the whole thing look ugly. Take Edward Sawerengera, for example. Dry-eyed our envoy-designate to Brazil had the audacity of telling Brian Banda on Times Television that the money MWA irregularly got from Nac was used to ferry around and feed chiefs. How does driving around chiefs and making them full and drunk begin to fight Aids?

And my friends Collins Magalasi and Mabvuto Bamusi are not helping issues either. They claim Beam never got money from Nac but Nac bought tables and paid for some adverts.

C’mon, good people, does that mean no money left Nac? The letter Beam wrote Nac clearly asks the Aids-fighting body to assist at the launch of the trust, nothing about adverts or buying tables for staff. In fact, if probed further, it may as well come out that Nac paid more than the K5 million for the adverts and tables could be extra costs.

In trying to justify the grants to MWA and Beam information is being subtly leaked of other organisations that also benefited from Nac before. Those organisations might have been linked to the powers that were and might have been favoured because of those connections. But at least they had HIV/Aids programmes which Beam and MWA did not even pretend to have.

Besides, even if those earlier organisations got the funding irregularly, does it justify the country continuing abusing resources with such impunity?

Beam and MWA must do the needful and return the money to Nac. President Mutharika is trying his best to spruce up the financial management image of his government. He does not need his wife’s trust and his tribal group to muddy up the waters.

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Arthur G.M. Mtambo

UNTIL WHEN ??????????


Why do we have NAC?


U will not last long

I DON’T KNOW, I JUST DON’T KNOW. I see people here commenting very interestingly. But as a trained political scientist I feel bad on how Malawians we reason. Imagine someone is still defending these acts by government. What people must know is we must look at the systems and not individuals. Tenthani has talked of the systems that have been existing in nac n government. 1. In nac people are used to the corrupt system of abusing resources like there is no tomorrow. They do this by orders from above check out how NIB got the money it was just… Read more »
Dr. Odala

Its funny indeed! if the sun keeps on revealing ones dirt then the sun is the problem? Hahahaha koma a malawi! If u want to defend a leader, do so with points and facts not attacking the analyst! Do we have any connection between beautify malawi and Aids?


Beam did not get any moneys from NAC but NAC simply bought tables at the function where Beam were fundraising! This was coming from not an ordinary person but a Dr in monetary field. I don’t know whether Beam took tables after the function or cash? Wosaphuzirafe tikuganiza kuti Beam at the end collected cash and not tables. School imangochotsa umbuli osati uchitsiru.


Its true, but a tenthani it seems you more intrests in Muthalikas Adminstration. You never wrote anything bad in previous regime, now what are you trying to say now? JBF and previous State government got the same money, why do you always taik about BEAM and Muhlakho? You have abig problem tenthani, we will not listen tyo you again. Get out


Malawi is in the same category with Haiti and Somalia, countries that eat their own vomit.


A Tenthani mwalemba bwino. Koma tiyeni tidzisamba ndi kuchapa zovala. Nanga mudzichita kufanana ndi kafa nsiyanji ngati ine eti… muchitepo kanthu…

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