Consortium demands Malawi jet probe outcome

Civil Society Youth Consortium (CSYC), a grouping of 300 youths organisations in the country has asked President Peter Mutharika government to explain to the nation the outcome of the investigations into a sale of the presidential jet by former President Joyce Banda .

Malawi Presidential jet up for sale

Malawi Presidential jet sold

Government said it launched the probe last year to establish the truth about the disposal of French-made jet to Bohnox Enterprises Limited, a subsidiary of Paramount Group, a South Africa-based defence and military equipment supplier and how the proceeds from the sale were used.

The sale of the jet, whose purchase by the administration of former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika was also littered with controversies, raised a number of questions in the way it was sold and as to how the money was used.

The then PP Government initially gave conflicting explanations on the sale of the jet, including how the State had used the proceeds of the jet–prompting some donors such as the United Kingdom, opposition parties and civil society organisations (CSOs) to demand an investigation into the sale.

It however later transpired that the jet was “battered off” to offset a $19 million debt owed to Paramount Group.

The previous administration then further claimed it was not aware that Bohnox was part of the Paramount Group.

The  public demanded justice and accountability on the sale of the jet.

CSYC National chair John Thawe and Publicity Secretary Kenneth Mtago, said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times: “We demand that all those who were part and parcel of the deal in 2013 to be held accountable and brought to state sanctioned legal apparatus for explanation.”

The youth network has also demanded that the donor community, which pushed for the sale of the jet, should help the current government to attain a swift probe into how the proceeds were used.

“We understand some of the stakeholders in that deal are multinational corporations, as such the donor’s intervention with foreign governments will facilitate production of relevant documents and information of what really happened.”

The network says failing to address the two demands within 30 days the network will mobilise the youths and concerned  Malawians in general to stage anti government demonstrations

“We demand that all our requests to government should be addressed within 30 days from publication of this statement failing which we will mobilize the youth across the country to initiate a citizens’ arrest to everyone who was part and parcel of the decision-making and the actual sale of the jet in 2013,” reads the statement in part.

The grouping says Malawians should always demand accountability at any stage of state affairs.

The Dassault Falcon 900EX jet bought in 2009 cost Malawi almost $22m, a move that angered western donors who claimed that the jet was partly bought using donor funds aimed at uplifting the impoverished citizenry.

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58 thoughts on “Consortium demands Malawi jet probe outcome”

  1. Ngati mwasowa chochita pitani Ku chimbudzi mukaphwrtse n’khuto

  2. Nyipi says:

    Mukumatipusitsa choona mukuchidziwa. Ndalama za ndegezo adya nawo, that’s why akumachedwa kutiuza zoona zake. Onsewo ndi mbava. Palibe chipani chomwe chidzalamulire boma osaba. Dyera lakula!!!

  3. Gwamula says:

    The then Officers in the Jet gate are around, who needs the information, the then Minister can provide the information, we have the ODPP, we have in country retired army officers, we have active army officers who saw the Jet off. This attitude of Plato devil’s advocate its not own. You mean this DPP government failed to track the jet sale. Its a joke by this youth organisation that seem to be playing devi’s advocate!

  4. Phwado says:

    Zayambika, tiyeni nawo anamachende ndi anamabumbuwa.Tiotche basi zitsiluzi!Boma likuchedwa chifuwa onse ndi mbava.Tigwire tokha mfitizi.More fire.

  5. nicca says:

    kodi mukufunanso amai asinthe maganizo angolengeza kumene kuti akubwera mwayambapo za ndege, kodi mmesa amma ananena kut ndalama iwo anagulira chimanga kut ana amalawi asafe ndi njala afotokoze bwa nji amma

  6. Kanyimbi says:

    za ziii basi. Mukumatumana kuti mutipusitse.

  7. Sopo Walala says:

    Achinyata Anzeru Inu, Mukufuna Mudziwe Za Ndege, Osati Zitsiru Zimati Zikasuta Chamba Zimangotukwana President, Zamkutu. More Fire

  8. emmah says:

    Koma ndi zoona tikufunardi Ife amalawi tidziewe kuti ndalama zake zinapita kuti chifukwa boma lapita linali kuba kwambiri mopanda chison chonde pano anthu akusoweka ndalama anabaiba kodi akadapanda ndalama akanakhala kunja amai amenewa ndiye mbava nambala wani chonde Nlama za ndege zioneke basi

  9. blessing saizi says:

    My friend which stupid youths are you mobilizing? Ma youths apano amadziwa kukasaka money not all of us are like you a bunch of rotten bananas funded by disgruntled politicians to try and claim what does not belong to you. Fools!

  10. sapitwa says:

    The Youth are exercising their Democratic Right about the Jet and nothing else. They must be heard. Osawaphatikizira zina ai. Iwo akuti ndege osati Njaunju, or K92b or K577b ai. Ndege basi, zinazo mukufuna ndi inu, funsani nokha.

  11. mlomwe mnzanga says:

    Tiye nayoni achinyamata iyi ndiye nkhani osati za Timose mtambo ndi billy maysyala iyayi nkhani ali ma ngo enieni alowererepo

  12. Dyetsani Njomba says:

    Demand what happened to the two presidential jets. One disappeared during Bingu regime and the second one was sold during Joyce Banda regime.

  13. crazy K says:

    Fellow youths this is not an objective youth..are you not even embarassed talikning about that small plane.Stop embarassing Malawi..kunjaku kuli ndege.oh please spare me that trush

  14. syamboza says:

    mwachiyambatu chamba chija kuchisuta apandi mbuye wanu his sptupid president wanu opanda nzeruyu

  15. John says:

    Pamene zafikapa, we should never allow the government to do things as usual. Those governing us must be taken to task where necessary. Osawasiya chifukwa ovutika ndife anthu!

  16. Patriotic malawian says:

    Consortium ya achinyamata a DPP.
    Kodi akukupatsani ndalama ziti pitalayu?
    Za boma kapena zake?

  17. CHINJOKA says:

    Kkkkkkk achinyamata opusa

  18. KoKolikoko says:

    Anyamata inu mwangokhutaso nanu
    Zopusa basi Ndani.wakutumani kuti mukambe za jet
    Zopanda phindu zimenezo Anyamata ambiri akusowa ntchito ….bwanji osapanga njira zanzeru kuti anyamatafe titukuke kaye
    Tikayambe kukamba za jet lero wat for???? zopusa basi!!! zankutuu zimenezo onyamata inu

    Iweso wapampando wachinyamata uchokepo pampandopo ulibe phindu
    Ndiweso opanda zeru iwe eti!!!!
    Jet itithandiza chiyani!!!?????
    rubbishhh

    Shupit wapampando?!!!

  19. JOE says:

    Ati ma youth you really dont have anything to do. Concentrate on something constructive. Not trivia. Rubbish

  20. becks says:

    Zawana safula

  21. Moya Jombajomba says:

    agalatiya ataya chipangano, inu a youth talk of yedf/ngongole ya achinyamata. jet is not ur bizinesi mwasowa ntchito mu ma ofesi eti?

  22. BBC says:

    Childish

  23. 2019 kulikanthu says:

    aAnthuwa ndiamodzi. Asamatipusise. Cashgating is carried daily.

  24. Tom Kambwiri Muchengautuwa says:

    Please please go ahead and probe we want our plane back and hear who benefitted from such a stupid sale

  25. themburryfull says:

    We also demand Kalonga Stambulis, Chasowa, Njaunju, Bingu, Matafale, and many more outcome from these enquiries

  26. Let him ellucidate,we are all malawians and it is very needed to us to knew how the assert of the government is.faillure we will run for demonstrations.

  27. Zomba Malosa says:

    Probe the PP Government as that was very unfortunate

  28. Khumbo Kachali says:

    We advised Joyce Banda not to sell the plane but you know she never listened to anyone apart from her Family. I suspect she benefitted from this sale so please probe her.

  29. Mzomera says:

    Why did Joyce sell the Jet belonging to poor Malawians?

  30. Chimbizga says:

    We want our jet back

  31. Charombanthu says:

    To many outstanding national issues which remain unresolved among them: probe into the proceeds from sale of the Jet, recent Issa Njauju’s mysterious death, Chasowa’s mysterious death, Kalonga Stambuli’s death, Chanthunya’s/Linda Gasa case, K577 billion cashgate case, K92 billion cashgate case, Ministry of Tourism Buses case, K24 billion cashgate case, JB’s accident in Lilongwe, Muluzi’s K1.7 billion case, Escom House fire case, Chilumpha’s treason case, Catholic Bishop’s case of 1994, blah, blah, blah, blah. When are we ever going to have finalisation to these issues or is is just fashion to raise these issues and never get to the root and end of each one of them? Fed up….

  32. Chingolopiyo says:

    All the politicians are the same, Bonox or Paramount group was dealing with PP administration then, and now they are sharing the spoils wth DPP administration, they have Momerundum of Understanding {MoU}. In Malawi we have many Commission of Inquiries but without results. The thief/killer can not probe himself this why the current admin has made every possible to keep the K92b/K577b cashgate under carpet to the point of sending thieves to steal the documents frm the German Embassy worker’s house.

  33. chilipaine says:

    And while you are at it, also probe Muluzi who sold Kamuzu’s jet…foolish Malawians! Progress, my foot!

  34. Roy K B says:

    This country’s leadership is lacking transparency for quite longer not that it has just begun. should i say as well this is just like elsewhere but let’s put it, this is malawi and a country known with understanding people. i believe this term understanding, has vastly been re-interpreted as ignorant referencing malawians and the first to adopt the term being our own leaders. we are poor, affirmative. regime needs to focus on the ways of developing this nation not putting up all the prices of commodities as net salaries remain the same all over. we are killing ourselves malawians, watch.

  35. truth says:

    Lets first deal with the issue at hand. Mtalika is failing Malawi. Even if that money is recovered now, if system is not changed, we will benefit nothing

  36. BigMan says:

    A confused citizenry, led by confused CSOs and all reported by uninformed confused and half cooked journalists. shame

  37. peter says:

    This is childish! You cannot demand action from person A and if person A fails you are going to deal with person B? Is that logical? If the government fails, deal with it not those who have no power to handle the issue to your satisfaction!

  38. Peter Ibu Lhomwe says:

    For sure this civil Society organisation is bankrolled by the DPP. Why talking about the jet probe and leaving out the NBS sale? As Malawians we want our money and taxes back from the sale of these two public properties i.e. jet sale and NBS sale. We are tired of thieves who masquerade as politicians.

  39. KALULU says:

    We need justice within 30 days or we are going to war

  40. Mr Phee says:

    Palibe chomwe muphulepo apoooooo,mukudziwani zomwe ndinena inezi,Munthu amene angathane ndizimenezo akhaleso wa politician koma wanyawani osati wakale,anthuwa ndi amodzi,ndipo ali ndi njira zawoooooo, ndipo simuvako ngakhale pang’ono zimenezo kikkkkkkk, koma dziko luwawa ili eish, kodi azimai ndiye mwayendako bwanji ku nyanja? kikkkkkkkk Happy belated Mothers Day.

  41. Ma says:

    If these youth are really serious, why don’t they demand the answers to the following;
    1- mk92 billion cash gate dpp ate
    2- mk570 billion stucked outside thst dpp ate
    3- Chasowa death, moyo can’t be compared to cash
    4- 115 bloated UN delegation
    6 – Death of 20 people during Bingu demonstration
    7- MEC fraud
    8 – Then jet gate

    Mwangotumidwa ndi peter mwamva JB akubwera. As much as I don’t support JB but this stupidity of using youth to achieve dpp goals must stop.

  42. Chinthiti says:

    CSYC.Even of the money which was seen hiden at the State House after Bingu’s death,where is it?

  43. Omega says:

    Lets start with how the jet was bought. Every detail of how this jet was bought should be scrutinised. From there, let’s proceed with how the proceeds of the sale of the jet were used. If we start from just wanting to know how the proceeds were used, we will not have done a good job. At the same time, let us also know where we are with the K92 Billion cashgate. Lastly but not least, let us demand a list of all who went to attend the UNGA this year, the role they played and who footed their bill. On top of this, let us also deman to know the identity of the person who came up with the idea and then who endorsed the idea of not recruiting newly qualifified medical doctors and nurses and teachers. Demand this, we will support you in your demos.

  44. DPP Cadet says:

    Can you make an addendum to your demands that Government should also update the nation on the repayment of MSB toxic loans? Do this and demonstrate that you are not being used.

  45. nanga ntani says:

    apatu mampwiya zili kwa inunitu tachitaponi kanthu nanu moyaa. anatu akuyambilaNI bola zisanyachule panabisala pa malemu che Bingu.

  46. KELVIN says:

    Do you want to tell me you can’t see how MCP has toilled with this issue? Have you forgotten that this was in the manifesto of DPP? What is there in the sale of the jet that is making this government so numb? Fighting Chakwera won’t help, we are all brothers in opposing the way this government is dealing with issues, this one inclussive. Together lets form a block that will stand against all the irresponsibilities of this government. Remember there is power in togetherness.

  47. sulosi says:

    But we were enjoying in those days. Look at our flag on the jet. Why selling the jet. JB just come and clean yourself here at home within the next 30 days. Mama this is a serious case.

    1. Pathetic Thinker says:

      Hahaha you were enjoying by simply looking at the national flag on the plane.? We Malawians are indeed a pathetic lot with our way of thinking! No wonder so long as a homeboy is in power we do not mind what their performance is like! What a pity!

  48. citizen okwiya says:

    Awatuma a DPP awa to divert attention, mxiiii

  49. defender says:

    the youth ngos should advocate 4 community colleges & other youth initiatives: talk to fellow youth to take them as a golden chances , mobilise funds 4 needy ones, encourage gov to do more so that mo youth has relevant skils & mo exposed. while or later advocate 4 youth job oppotunities, loans 4 small businesses and market 4 their products.help the youth to b productive, a youth malawi wil b proud of. why not that way? r there reasons to join policts & opposition to pres gov? l question ur leadership. ur fellow youth in the villeges are waiting 4 ur help

  50. Nyamakumutu says:

    Awa ndi anadi ndithu what will benefit you by this ndege thing. Is this going to give you employment. Is this going to give you much needed capital for a variable business. Is this going to bring food on your table. Yes the Ndege issues should be followed but what will that benefit you for worst in your precious time other than going to the farm. After all Msonda said it well the other day when he said that those who sold the jet are part of the government meaning civil servants responsible for that and not the PP as a party. Anadi inu.

  51. Gerald mapanga Phiri says:

    Those are typical young of Malawi since I grew there. They are used by corrupt politicians. Instead they should be hitting the street demanding answers of K577billion Bingwa rein and Joice Banda including that jet if it’s true. They just chose one thing, it looks like they’ve vendetta in there organization. I believe they don’t do for tha nation in heart. They’re after there interest. They nation is bleeding and needs. Economy is in shamble. All those leaders rule after democracy are culprits

  52. benjnes says:

    WAKE UP MALAWI WAKE UP TIME IS NOW!!!!!!

  53. defender says:

    nice move koma mwachedwatu why did u not do that to JB’s gov? should we say u were not there? mwati boma likapanda kuchita zimenezo mu panga mademo agaist muthalika gov really? why not pres JB is stil alive do u know that? try to go on streets against muthalika this time u wil meet the youths that support this gov bcoz u seem to b representing opposition.we wil c

  54. drzeus says:

    The three Generals who were retired recently know where the proceeds r as they personally benefited from the sale. By the way all the navy boats they purchased using part of the sale r not seaworthy. Yes we need answers.

  55. Cameo says:

    For sure this must be pursued to established what happened to the Presidential Jet.

    The youth must be supported by the Current Government within the said period.

    Waiting for answers for our Jet
    concerned citizen

    Cameo

  56. The Only Democrat Left says:

    NCOs must be supported. For MCP and opposition parties have failed to play the part expected of them in a parliamentary democracy. MCP is too busy worshipping long dead Kamuzu and making Chakwera into a dictator even before MCP is elected to know how democracy works.
    NCOS let’s find out what happened to the first jet Bingu sold then the second one
    And let’s force Dunderhead Mutharika to bring back to Malawi the billions that he and Bingu stole yes STOLE from Malawi.

  57. Truck says:

    WE ALSO NEED THAT MONEY WHICH THEY SOLD THE JET TO BUY MEDICINES IN HOSPITALS THE GOVERNMENT MUST FIND OUT AND IF IT WAS CASHGATE ALL POEPLE INVOLVED THEIR PROPERTIES MUST BE SOLD AND PUT MONEY IN GOVERNMENT .

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