Chakwera raps President Mutharika over USA Health Insurance

President of the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP),  Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday asked President Peter Mutharika  to explain to Malawians why the Head of State is maintaining the Health Insurance Policy in United States of America.

Chakwera greets MCP members

Chakwera greets MCP members

MCP crowds at Chakwera's rally

MCP crowds at Chakwera’s rally

Chakwera was addressing a political rally at Kaliyeka School Ground ahead of 1 November  by-elections polls.

Mutharika told a news conference at Kamuzu Palace that he was disappointed that some people were spreading false information about his health.

The Malawi leader reasoned that had it been that he was ill  he would not have returned from USA because he has good medical insurance policy in America.

But Chakwera asked the President to explain to Malawians why he is maintaining the health insurance policy in USA and yet fail to improve the health delivery services in the country which he is ruling.

“This is a clear testimony that the President has no trust in his country’s health care system that is why all his children are in USA. As Malawians do you really believe that this kind of a person can develop this country,” said Chakwera to the mammoth of crowd who unveiled themselves to the rally.

During the rally, Chakwera said MCP will win in all five wards and one constituency.

Chakwera said MCP  is now very strong than ever before.

“We are becoming strong because Malawians have seen that DPP has failed to run this country,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera accused the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led Government of stripping assets and bankrupting  not only ESCOM but even to other parastatals.

“There is rampant corruption at ESCOM procurement is being done without tender awarding contracts to party zealots,” claimed Chakwera.

Meanwhile, Chakwera has sent a stern warning to MCP members to avoid being used by the ruling elites.

“I know how much money are you getting, I know where you are meeting, one day I will not hastate but to reveal all the clandestine deals of double standards that you are doing,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera and his Vice President Richard Msowoya have been campaigning in all areas where there will be elections.

Places where there will be elections include;  Kasungu Bunda ward, Lilongwe Kaliyeka ward, Dedza Bembeke ward and Zomba Sadzi and not forgetting Mchinji south Constituency.

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28 thoughts on “Chakwera raps President Mutharika over USA Health Insurance”

  1. Karrim says:

    Wait a minute, is the problem here getting foreign medical help or subscribing to a foreign medical scheme? If it’s for the former, did we expect the president not get foreign medical treatment even upon falling sick while abroad (so that he had to wait and come here to get the treatment just for him to show that he’s trust in local health care? How reasonable would this be? If it’s for the second reason, I would say, yes, to a certain extent, this shows lack of trust in local health system. However, this might be counter-argued form the recent development. For someone who travels a lot, and where regulations permit, it makes great sense to subscribe to foreign medical scheme. Most importantly, you should not pretend that our health care system is no better than the foreign helath care services (particularly, in the developed world). It’s for this reason that people are referred abroad for better medicare in complex circumstances. What if says that it is for this reason (that in the vent they need referral attention from abroad) that they have foreign policies? Either way, I see no need for people to question the president’s accessing of foreign treatment while he was abroad or indeed subscribing to foreign medical schemes, unless you tell us that as a citizen/resident of one country u cannot subscribe to such policies in a foreign land (this has not made clear even from the critics) which may raise suspicion on the green card issue hence possiblity of divided loyalty.

  2. Chakwera grew up in Malawi, educated in Malawi schools up to university of Malawi, Chancellor College, did his masters and doctorate in Africa, had been teaching Malawians, he has a Malawian health insurance, Malawians know when he is sick. NOW TELL US MR BE HUMANE MORE ABOUT EDUCATION OF THIS YOUR BACKING PRESIDENT? DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE PRESIDENT DO NOT BELONG TO LOMWES ONLY? I believe poverty has driven your mind out of normal thinking lines. Anything done by Chakwera is a negative to you? I always advise you if its cashgate that has spoiled your mind, just wait a little, justice is following you very soon or if escom blackouts has also black outed your mind then you need deliverance. CHAKWERA IS CIVILIZED, HE ATTACKS DPP BAD POLICIES, YOU PRESIDENT ATTACKS INDIVIDUALS LIKE TERESA NDANGA AND CHAKWERA. FORCES OF NATURE WILL VERY SOON DRIVE YOU OUT. BLACKOUTS, WATER SCARCITY, KILLING OF CRITICS, CASHGATE, etc are all these normal to you? Unless if you are very abnormal and i believe you are, no doubt about it. This name be humane was retrieved from a plea of being inhuman.

    1. Kwacha says:

      And where is his doctorate from again….? Rather which university in Africa…?

  3. mchisala says:

    Mutharika’s maintaining of American Health insurance is further evidence that his overstay in America was to service his American Green card on our hard-earned tax-monies and that he never surrendered his American Green card as earlier believed to have been the case!

  4. be humane says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk A chewa a Gule tsopano backing up every chakwera’s nonsense nchifukwa chake amanena kuti ngakhale mbuzi itayimirira MCP pa chisankho kwa chewa idzawina because iwo samayang’ana zamunthu koma chipani bola mbuziyo ivekedwe makaka a MCP ndi tambala wawo wakuda. MCP mayooooooooooo. You mean the whole leader of opposition can be arguing against holding health insurance ku dziko limene munthu wakhalitsako? and anthu mukupusitsika kumati peter has not lived in Malawi, where has Chakwera grew up? Tiuzeni a Chewa osati kutukwana koma muyankhe

    1. Guest says:

      @ humane, I dont know why every topic you are so sarcastic,so impolite,so belittling others and so (……..) you can feel the space!!!

  5. Kucikweza says:

    Chiza you dont know what you are talking. You are just a confused person like Chakwera
    Which state in America are you living.may be the state of Nsanje
    In America I have googled you can buy any typevof insurance as long as your pocket can afford
    Chiza you make me laugh . Do you know that some people they insure their relatives from Malawi and when they go to America they use that insurance
    Remember Peter lived in America for many years and his bank account is there in America. You wanted him to be treated by Chakwera doctors who are in opposition to poison him Brother think before you write .If the ship is drowning or the plane has a technical ffault each passenger and pilot and one controlling the ship has has a safety bag Do business and but your safey bag which is insuranceAsk people to show you where Masm is

  6. Guest, thanks that you are one of the rare thinking lomwe, poverty has taken its toll in most upside down thinking lomwes, thats why they are calling themselves behumane because human principles are out of them. To them life is right, blackouts, water scarcity, killing of critics, lying that our leader was not sick, cashgate, etc. All these to these poverty minded stricken blind dpp supporters are not problems. I doubt their normalcy, i believe they are either mad or cashgate has poisoned their brains. One thing they should understand CHILUNGAMO SICHIWOLA NGAKHALE ALL EVIL DPP ITACHIKHALIRA, ONE DAY IT WILL BE OUT AND YOUR DAYS ARE QUICKILY GETTING NUMBERED. YOU WILL FACE THE CONSEQUENCES.

    1. Guest says:

      Thanks for your comment.

      The thing is we are in the same country people are forgetting this If the country fall we are all falling down with it, like the people on a bus ikamakagwera ku mphompho everyone on a bus is injured.

      There is shortage of maize, do you think ku Thyolo kapena ku Mulanje shortage imeneyi inena kuti iyayi uku bdi kwa a Muthalika tilambalaleko?

      Behumane is so sarcastic person and so blind he doesnt see the bigger picture only sees that (Oh ME MYSELF AND I) ring a bell? ofcoarse not.

  7. Study says:

    Fact: Please research for yourself if medical insurance,heath insurance can cover a patient who is not resident in that country. Whether a private or govt scheme. The answer is it is not Possible. Foreigners who are non resident to a country buy travel insurance with medcover which covers them whilst overseas,that’s how a tourist can seek Medicare under masm or be medflown to RSA. However if the visitor becames a resident in Malawi then their country’s foreign med/insurance stops to cover he’s mearnt to subscribe to the local insurance scheme in Malawi I.e masm.this is a normal business practice to understand. U can only cover an asset or an individual wholly if there under the jurisdictions where the policy is registered

  8. Chiza says:

    As first citizen of the country he must be trustful to the education..Heath.. And all the systems that he has put in place with his govt so that they’re as great as those which he witnessed when he was abroad. A captain doesn’t leave his sinking ship before every making efforts that every one is rescued.He improve services in Malawi and not depend on foreign countries.He paid to ensure that we have great economy and world class services.FACT: the president was in US carrying out important meetings, the truth was, “meetings with doctors”, FACT: Nafenso tikukhala overseas , A MEDICAL/HEATH INSURANCE IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO RESIDENTS OF A COUNTRY,it is not applicable to anybody who lives outside a country, this is very very true that’s why I buy travel insurance which has a medical cover ndikamabwera Ku malawiko,coz MAsm can’t accept me coz I’m a non resident, same as a foreign private or govt heath insurance can’t accept a patient/subscriptions from a patient who lives in another country. FACT: sadly Malawi president is entitled to limitless Medicare overseas paid by taxes from poor village farmers and inuyo nonse Ku Malawi.bola akamabwera inuyo muzikwera minibus kupita Ku airport kukavinila kuthokoza kuti wakweza mtengo was chimanga coz he took money to subsidize maize costs and spend in abroad

  9. Chiza says:

    I am a Malawian who holds British citizenship, I have family, a job, a house, I’ve contributed to the heath insurance, pension and worked here in UK meaning I’ve contributed to the economy here through my workmanship and tax. My interests are ,sadly but logically, matters that affects UK I.e brexit worries me most that maize prices going up by 127’/, or Tanzania taking over Malawi’s sovereignty over a part of the lake. “Ng’ombe zaku chitipa sizimadandaula kuti kunsanje kuli chilala, koma ng’ombe za kunsanje ziyenela kudandaula”. The point is I am a soldier in the British army by choice , as a matter of principle I can not leave my job and became mp or soldier Ku Malawi leaving my kids and all I’ve worked for here, Conflict of interests, kamuzu,bingu,muluzi,Joyce banda, peter they all clearly love(d) kunja either by living there or by creating many stupid official visits.Only those with genuinely interests in Malawi who has disconnected their interests in foreign countries should be leaders.

  10. Pensulo says:

    Guys this man is embarrassing us.
    He failed by thinking that Peter was using taxpayers money for his treatment without knowing that his insurance has paid it off.
    Don’t we have educated and thinkers on Mcp than allowing this man who failed to lead the church to lead our party
    Before end of this year he must be replaced
    Jessie where are yoi? Why finding faults all the time in Mutharika
    You have failed to lead our party instead you are attacking the individual. Are you a Christian or a witch?

  11. Bwalero says:

    Please please take Chakwera to mental Hospital. The man is mentally sick. Why finding faults every time in mutharika.yey you said we should be praying for him. MCP supporters please let’s elect another President in opposition this man is like Trump
    Does Chakwera know that some Malawians living abroad have their health insurance here just in case they come and call sick.
    Does this idiot know that some of many MawIans who came here permanently they are using their cellphone numbers they had abroad.
    Which school did this idiot go.

  12. bob says:

    I remembered this rally is for long time in southern region time of CHAKUWAMBA nw u nyasatimes you give to chakwela ???????????? NOTHING good for mcp all the corners of malawi and dont blem the rulling president sort out ur mess in ur party ,no one will vote u ,muli ndi moyo wachabe inu abusa and sizikukukhalani beter TEMBOamalimbitsa ubale malawi yonse.

  13. Those who have turned inhumane because of poverty always attack Chakwera yet theres truth in what he says, dpp is in trouble not because of Chakwera but because it refuses to be criticised and that natural justice will redeem and save Malawi from their evil acts. Malawians are tired, get it or leave it, dpp will soon face consequences either you are cashgate beneficiary and you wish dpp stays forever, your days are numbered and start counting on them. Blackouts, water scarcity, Njauju and Chasowa murder, tax burden on basic necessities and so on, are all these lies? I WONDER ARE THESE SO CALLED DPP SUPPORTERS NORMAL OR ABNORMAL? WHY DO YOU BACK UP EVERYTHING EVEN TELLING LIES? DOES THE PRESIDENT BELONG TO DPP ONLY? Well, but GOD IS NOT DPP OR A LOMWE. THESE EVIL ACTS ARE CREATING A WALL SEPARATING dpp from GOD OUR FATHER. CHILUNGAMO SICHIWOLA OR MUTACHIKHALIRA NONSE A DPP, CHIDZAVUMBULUKA BASI.

  14. The Analyst says:

    Listening to Chakwera, one thing becomes crystal-clearly clear: Malawi has no leader: opposition or otherwise.
    . . . You see, not withstanding his uselessness, APM may still win the 2019 election all because Chakwera is just as useless as APM himself, and perhaps even more useless. Nanga inu . . .
    . . . Is it non-normal for APM to hav bought a health insurance in the US where he was a resident?
    . . . Does this scintillate his (APM’s) lack of trust in Malawi’s health system?
    . . . And would this lack of trust be a stronger reason why APM’s kids are in the US? Come on Chakwera! You can reason way better than this.
    . . . . . ……………….
    It’s high time Chakwera stopped exposing his uselessness when launching an attack on APM.
    . . . Was it not yesterday when Chakwera misled himself into joining the bandwagon of such useless people as Timothy Mtambo hence called for APM’s resignation?
    . . . Truth be told, APM is useless (in whatever sense of the word). And if Chakwera had even the slightest kilobyte of wisdom or intelligence, he would hav no trouble exposing APM’s weaknesses.
    . . . Simply put, the attack on APM’s health insurance in the US, is just as misplaced as the call for APM’s resignation (coz of a shoulder problem).

    1. Chidyamakanda says:

      Kodi inu a analyst ana mukuwanenawo ndi ana (i.e. <18 yrs)? Why cant you clarify? Mumati asiye mabanja awo ndi zidzukulu za APM basi nkudzakhala mdziko momwe sadabadwire or kukuliramo? Be sensible! Do you really expect APM to command his very grown up kids to relocate to Malawi, Africa? For what? Dziko la anthu a nsanje ndi ufiti nga lino. Tawafunsani a Chakwerawo mafunso alemba anzanuwa:

      be humane
      22 hours 31 minutes ago

      cheap propaganda a Chakwera, How many MCP leaders have obtained medical care outside Malawi? How many times has yourself went abroad to attain medical services? Which school in Malawi are your children attending? Even the MCP founder Kamuzu Banda had Garden City hospital in South Africa as a place where he used to get medical service and he even died there while being president of Malawi. In which country did you obtain your PHD ans why not Malawi? If we are to go by that logic then even yourself do not deserve to be president of Malawi. Thats why I always say Malawi is in leadership crisis starting with the current government leadership to the current opposition leadership. Madeya okhaokha. My Malawi living with no hope of coming out of this mess

  15. Chembe says:

    Did he just said that he can’t trust his government’s health care services. In football that’s kuzichinya wekha

  16. Opals says:

    Have been musing why you haven’t been forthright in condemning such nonchalance; let alone the opaqueness of the events over the past few days. You come across as equally unpertubed with the country’s plight by reneging on your constitutional duty to call out such impudence. APM’s lack of fervour re: the country’s welfare is manifestly telling that his “heart” belongs yonder. The presidency is simply his right of passage into retirement and old age.

  17. be humane says:

    cheap propaganda a Chakwera, How many MCP leaders have obtained medical care outside Malawi? How many times has yourself went abroad to attain medical services? Which school in Malawi are your children attending? Even the MCP founder Kamuzu Banda had Garden City hospital in South Africa as a place where he used to get medical service and he even died there while being president of Malawi. In which country did you obtain your PHD ans why not Malawi? If we are to go by that logic then even yourself do not deserve to be president of Malawi. Thats why I always say Malawi is in leadership crisis starting with the current government leadership to the current opposition leadership. Madeya okhaokha. My Malawi living with no hope of coming out of this mess

    1. Emeneka says:

      Stupid man using your dick instead of your brain. Even if he has a health insurance in USA he should not have said it its bad politics when hospitals in your country are run down. Chakwera got his PhD in USA at a time when no university on Malawi was in a position to offer such degrees. Fortunately APM will surely die in Malawi in july 2019 at 10 am. I appreciate that we all have our heroes but its foolish to support an imbecile who can choose his words carefully.

      1. Guest says:

        Emeneka, you are right and well said people are using tribe as their propaganda, most of alomwe tribe have been brain washed) let us all be united and leave this habit of saying Mutharika is right just because we come from where he comes from. Am a lomwe but I know that things are not right and we need to change for the sake of our children.

  18. santana says:

    A Chakwera mukufuna mugule ma dokotala mu zipatala za munozi kuti akamubaye poizoni mnzanuyo?

    1. Bibo says:

      Santana,your name should have read ‘Satana’ because you subscribe to satanic mentality of your leader APM. APM is depriving people he is ruling of much needed quality healthcare and yet maintains a good policy in the USA. He is stealing from Malawians and saving in the USA where his children are.Does APM think he is a better human being than other Malawians? You DPP supporters, you lack moral ground to defend your corrupt leader;your blind loyalty is a testimony of how devilish the majority Malawian society is. Note this Satana: APM’s days are numbered in office,he will be in a shock not to know what took him out of office.

  19. wakwiya says:

    If Malawians including Alomwes want to continue suffering vote for DDP in 2019. U are all Malawians tribe is not helping. APM is not interested in Malawians but money for his children who have never lived in Malawi and will never come to Màlawi. What about your children? What have they got. The man is old and he has money it’s for his children he he is stealling. There is so much corruption in Malawi especially in ESCOM, Waterboard,
    Traffic department. Someone stole money from me to connect electricity to my house it was ESCOM personel when I found out
    That it is a chain of ESCOM people including bosses. I never gotelectricity connected. When bosses realize that they will be caught they fire a junior to protect themselves. Malawians are evil and will burn to heil. They go to church and hide in church in the name of Jesus.

    1. mbili ya bakha says:

      mukanena za eskom, eish nde azipwetedza za mmanja hevy. pano pa bhoma la deza uyu mtumbika wantali uyu njani uyu- ba,bo mwale ndi staff yathu nde wakutipweteka uyu, wadwalaso adyeletu.
      maboza thoo. he uyu nganya? akuikira ma gesi omugwilisa. uyu wa pa reception uyu wangozinenepera ndi ndrama zithu iwe wakwithu mnsepuka iwe, nanga uyu Kanyanda,
      mukutipweteka mwawanyinu ka. korapshoni mukamuyankha yyehova

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