Bushiri says ready to invest in Malawi, govt should remove obstacles

President Peter Mutharika does not have to look far for serious investments as Malawian billionaire Prophet Shepherd Bushiri says he is ready to invest in his home country unless, saying  the government  should  remove obstacles and beauracracy.

Prophet Bushiri speaking at the launch of his mobile netowrk in South Africa

Prophet Bushiri speaking at the launch of his mobile netowrk in South Africa

Bushiri said this at a glittering launch of his mobile phone company in South Africa, the first such investment venture by a black African.

“I am ready to invest in Malawi. However last time I wanted to invest, I was given long beauracratic conditions,” said Bushiri.

Bushiri has a string of investments portfolios in South Africa, Tanzania, South Sudan, Zambia and Dubai in mining and airlines among others.

And Bushiri’s spiritual father  Uebert Angel, who is also a businessman based in the United Kingdom, pleaded with Malawi government to start embracing its own people despite political or social differences if the country is to develop.

“In a country well managed, poverty is something to be ashamed of but in a country badly managed, riches are something to be ashamed of, so you need to understand that the only place you find a rich man being opposed is when a country is badly managed. A country is not strong as its president; a country is strong as its inhabitants.

Angel observed that Bushiri has become a first individual black man to own a mobile network in South Africa and that Malawians need to be proud of the achievements of fellow citizens who are contributing to the economic development of the nation.

Said Angel: “Lets embrace our own because when we do that, he is able to use his finances to help his country Malawi and other countries as well and that what makes Malawi great. The newspapers in South Africa will write that Malawian born has done this but in Malawi you will find that some people will be marking the same.”

Bushiri, also known as the ‘Major 1’ , is meeting resistance to be issued a television licence by Malawi Communications Authority (Macra) for his Prophetic Channel which he is planning to establish in the country.

“The biggest problem of a rich person is a poor person without a vision, so when you have got people around you without a vision, it becomes a problem,” said Bushiri, adding “it is up to Malawians to be inspired or be intimidated.”

He did not however say which investments he wanted to bring to Malawi where the government and the ruling party, the Democratic Progressive Party has openly showed their hatered for him for unknown reasons.

The pro-government online outlets domiciled  at State House, the Malawi Independent and Malawi Voice continue to report negative stories about him.

He was once stopped giving out relief food to starving Malawians.

President Mutharika invited international investors during his address to the UN general assembly for a Malawi Investment Forum from October 10 to 11.

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16 thoughts on “Bushiri says ready to invest in Malawi, govt should remove obstacles”

  1. Morgab says:

    Che Bushiri is just fooling people and is not ready to invest in Malawi. We have already witnessed lots of Jack and Jills investing in Malawi including Chinese, Burundians, Paks, etc. This boy also known as major 1 is an intention seeker. I should say on behalf of the nation Malawi, we don’t need his miracle investments in Malawi. Period!

  2. be humane says:

    Which obstacles?

  3. MOKOWA says:

    WE DONT NEED YOUR ENUENDOS BUT GET THINGS
    DONE FULSTOP

    ITS LONG TIME MALAWIANS
    HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY THESE
    EDUCATED FOOLS FULL OF GRAMMAR AND USELESS VOCABULARIES.

  4. MTENGO says:

    You are correct Bushiri,Malawi is not a country to invest.It is deep in economic and political problems.Wait for change of the government.

  5. chizaso says:

    Major 1 do what you can to help our country many problems are so many electricity,water, jealousy just to mention a few. i know you have been betrayed in so many ways. But ignore all those things and please help this country man of God. Especially this electricity crisis its pathetic please help us.

    My pride is in the fact that a Pastor can be called upon for help economically, i think if you are a Pastor in Malawi you should pride in that fact. Who knew in Malawi that a Pastor can be a BILLIONAIRE hahahah ede masewera….. Major 1 keep it up.

  6. be humane says:

    The only problem comes when you want to invest for fame. So many organizations are donating food items in Malawi without problems. Why did Bushiri face problems? His ways and approaches. So many new investors are coming everytime to Malawi and are investing. Which obstacles is he talking about? If such obstacles are applying only to himself then he has ask himself what is he doing wrong? If he wants to join politics then it will be hard for his investments otherwise Malawi is open to investors. Is maize distribution investment? What did he previously try to invest that he met problems? People are donating even in hospitals but they follow protocol for accountability of the donations and thats not a barrier

  7. MOKOWA says:

    Dear Malawians
    God(Almighty) will not allow his
    people suffer beyond
    limits.
    Very soon He will intervene to rescue his people the way he
    did from the hands of pharaoh.

  8. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    the problem we have in Malawi is a spirit of Jealousy. Especially people in the DPP government including the president himself these days. it doesn’t matter that Bushiri comes from North (the minority) group. But APM will be loved by many if he can stop his current opinion towards Bushiri and allow him to bring the promised developments to make Malawians happy. Bushiri is very clear that he is not interested in becoming a president of the country but why are we still fighting him??????

  9. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
    . . . . One of the ways of being thankful to our teachers is writing grammatically correct sentences.
    The Title of the story is wrong. It should have read . . .
    “Bushiri says NOT ready to invest in Malawi UNLESS government removes obstacles. Osati . . .
    “Bushiri says ready to invest . . . UNLESS . . .
    The word “UNLESS” is used in a negative sense i.e NOT.
    . . . Even in Chichewa . . .
    Bushiri NDIOKONZEKA kuika maziko ku Malawi POKHAPOKHA boma litachotsa zipsinjo? OR
    Bushiri SIOKONZEKA kuika maziko ku MALAWI POKHAPOKHA boma litachotsa zipsinjo?
    . . . Clearly, the second sentence is as right as the first sentence is wrong.
    Let us show appreciation to our teachers by avoiding such palpable errors.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

    1. JJB says:

      Besides why talk about that in South African if he is talking about investing in Malawi?

    2. Mboloyagona says:

      Zopusa

      1. November Rain says:

        Only foolish people, trapped in ambers of ignorance would say that.

    3. Mirella K says:

      Today, unfortunately, The Analyst has left real the real isue on concentrated on the periphery…Analyst wanga, watani kodi?

      1. The Analyst says:

        O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
        I know you may think this is a non-issue but I can promise you, its not!
        . . . You see, if I make a grammatical error here (which I do some of many times); the blame is all mine. But if some people make the same error(s), the blame goes to Malawian writers.
        . . . And if you look around, you will notice that the story-title has been changed now. These are real issues, Mirella.
        . . . Malawi finds it hard to develop because people dont take responsibility for others. They just watch as a friend makes mistakes. Its only until this friend is in deep trouble, that they apppear and say ifetu timangoyang’ana. Its high time we changed that mentality!
        O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  10. M Sizini says:

    The heading and first sentence of this article state the opposite to what the writer thinks they state. Please review the meanings and uses of ‘unless’ and ‘if’.

  11. ours are ears to listen and eyes to see, time is always there tocorrect things

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