Contributions towards jet purchase for Malawi President

Sydney Ndembe, a self-professed well-wishing Malawian, has launched a fundraising campaign whose aim is to buy Pres Peter Mutharika an official presidential jet.

Travelling commercial: President Mutharika  on Malawian Airlines

Travelling commercial: President Mutharika on Malawian Airlines

Ndembe who has pegged the price of purchasing the jet at an approximate K12 billion (US$20 million), has himself made a contribution of K200 000 towards the campaign.

Advertising in local press , Ndembe said it was shameful that “our president” was using public transport when on official errands like a nonentity.

“Have we no conscious at all? Are we not ashamed?” queried Ndembe, probably referring to Mutharika’s trip to the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government to which he used public transport and had to queue like others when switching planes at airports.

He argued that since the country was sailing in turbulent economic times, it was necessary for the citizenry to contribute towards the purchase of the jet.

“Why can we not contribute to the purchase of our own plane which no one will point our fingers at us for? Suppose we could contribute an amount of K120 000 each and assuming there are 100 000 people willing to contribute, this would cover the full amount,” wrote Ndembe in the advert.

He added: “Some well-wishers would be willing to offer more than this and in no time the twenty million dollars would be realized.”

Ndembe said he was “willing to put forward two hundred thousand kwacha as a starter pack.”

He would be setting up a committee and opening an account so that people could easily contribute.

Ndembe emphasized that there was “no politics involved in this and I don’t want politicians to hijack it.”

Former president late Bingu wa Mutharika’s government purchased a presidential jet which was sold during the Joyce Banda’s administration on grounds that it was too costly to manage.

Banda’s government sold the jet but government says there is no trace to where the proceeds of from the sale went.

A recent photo showing Mutharika stranded at an airport en route to the UK for a Commonwealth Summit has reinvigorated calls from some quarters that he needs an official jet.

But others argue still it is unnecessary to buy the president the jet, citing economic challenges.

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dpp_supporter
Guest

freedom of expression is the birthright of all, i stand with ndembe

Kambolo Kadyanji
Guest

This Ndembe man is a total failure in life.He has his own problems which he want people to divert from.A very bad administrator full of cashgate in his mind.He wants to sell company houses for his personal gains thats why he is introducing this silly jet topic so that at the end the government will sympathise with him.Workers at his place are staying several months without pay so how can he offer to contribute 200000 while workers at his work place are suffering.So Mr Ndembe Man you have rooted your company to please APM

Sailota
Guest

Ambuye akukhulukileni.

Chaferamthengo
Guest
Ndembe, you are one of those stupid people who are contributing to the downfall of Malawi. Your President is equally unreasonable. You are the worst more than all the evils. Are you not feeling bad for the people who are dying due to shortage of drugs, sleeping on the floor in hospitals, children failing to get into university due to lack of fees. But you want to buy a jet for someone who insults Malawians that he is a millionaire and doesn’t need money from the pockets of Malawians. Who are you to go to the same Malawians and ask… Read more »
Tina
Guest

MK200,000 start campaign. Mabodzatuu awaa

batii
Guest

another Lutepo for Peter mutharika

Balamanthu
Guest

Ndembe is basically stupid.Once we have paid for the plane, who is going to finance the fuel and maintenance of the plane.If you have too much money,why dont we buy medicine for our hospitals to alleviate the poverty of our poor people rather than help an already rich man travel comfortably.?SILLY THINKING!ISNT IT?

Ajawa
Guest

Uyuyu aziyenda pa ndege zamatola zomwezi. Aziziwa that life is hard and its his fault

nhlanhla mzwakali
Guest

we knew it. they started with showing pictures of the so called president queuing for a flight and that some bags for the president have been lost due to the commercial flight travels. all that was leading to the stupid thing of jet purchasing. kuba basi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yandula
Guest

Ndembe ndiwabodza… APM ali ndi chuma choti atha kuthandiza aliyense mdziko muno

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