Daily Times sensationalised on ‘Mutharika lied’ headline, says Economists Assoc of Malawi

Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama) has accused Daily Times newspaper of sensationalising their headline when it reported that “Mutharika lied on economy” citing the association’s president Henry Kachaje.

Kachanje:  My resentation was done in the spirit of guiding a discussion to assess the economic progress

Kachanje: My resentation was done in the spirit of guiding a discussion to assess the economic progress

In a statement made available to Nyasa Times on Sunday, June 21, 2015 the association said the headline of the newspaper did not reflect the contents of the actual article, let alone the contents of the presentation made by the ECAMA president, Kachaje calling it “strange and unprofessional.”

Kachaje was quoted as saying Mutharika’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has also not lived up to its set goals within the year.

But in the statement signed by Kachaje, his deputy Dr Fanuel Bokosi and secretary general Davie Lockie, Ecama explains that its president’s presentation never stated nor implied that the DPP had failed to live up to its goals within the year “as it is common knowledge that the party nor the government had committed to fulfil all its manifesto aspirations within a year. “

Ecama explained that the presentation, which was made as a “thought-provoking address” was done in the spirit of guiding a discussion to assess the economic progress and future aspirations of the nation.

“ECAMA wishes to inform the editorial team of the Daily Times and the public at large that the thrust of the presentation was to reflect on the past and draw lessons for the future implementation of our economic aspirations. At no point in the presentation did the presenter disagree with the economic facts that the Head of State presented in his address to the nation,” reads the statement.

The body said Kachaje’s presentation ended with a challenge and a call to all Malawians to “unite like ants in self-dependency to search for our solutions within ourselves rather than over-depending on aid.”

Ecama further clarified that the spirit of the presentation agrees with government’s policy of focusing on creating a conducive environment to attract both local and foreign direct investment as led by President Mutharika.

The economists accused the Daily Times newspaper of being “unprofessional” for labelling Kachaje’s presentation and “misinform the public” that ECAMA said the President lied.

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kamphulusa
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lets face facts here as a country are we really making progress when people are getting less than ten thousand kwacha per month and university graduates can only manage to get jobs as prison guards, no medicines in hospitals etc, etc where corruption is institutionalized wher people with bad record are given high positions just because they are connected to those in power. WHAT A MESS

Majid Aboobakar
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IFE AZABA PANGONO…AZATUMIZA DOLLAR KU INDIA INU AZAMANGA UMBA WA MAUZU PA TYOLO BOMA ….FUSANITU IFE ANALI PA TYOLO NDI SITOLU WATHU WANKULU ANLIPO AMERIKAN STORES…LERO UYU ALIPO “HARD TO DEFEAT” FUSANI ZANGA UYO POPAT AZAUZA INU ZA IFE. PA LONDON ALIPONSO AZATHU AZUNGU..AZATETEZA IFE…BOLO WANU!

Majid Aboobakar
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MUNTHU WONSE WA MALAWI ALIPO OPUSA. PASANITU ZIKOYI MWENE. AZAONA ZINTHU AZAENDA BINO-BINOTU!

sunderstar
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Daily Times is a paper and frontline of fighting this Government. Please if they continue to be arrogant and continue to praise MCP then all Government and Statutory bodies must stop giving adverts to Daily Times and Times TV and lets see if they will survive.

Kenkkk
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Sunderstar, just remember Govt or civil service or statutory bodies are not dpp owned but owned by the people of malawi.

Inhumane Rights Activist
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Inhumane Rights Activist

Bingu flopped with such a strategy with the NPL newspapers. You must know that that even weilds in more sympathy from the private sector such as Press Corp and Airtel. It even attracted more readership then because audiences, local and international, wanted to read from a newspaper which Bingu and ruling government hada distaste of. Try it with the Times and see what it will result it. Remember who first published about Fergus-Cochrane Dyet? What happened therefater? The news media cannot be muzzled, it is another political institution. It is the fourth estate of the government.

Kenkkk
Guest

What about the bootlicking crap that Malawi voice writes? It makes daily times sensationalisation look like chicken feed. Do we threaten them? NO. So why threaten ecama you newly reformed dpp thugs?

Kondwani Bowazi
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Hey Mr Nyasatimes Editor, u need to get up your ass and start vetting these weak news. Its getting ridiculous. Pay these young hungry journalists to get out and get news for u. U hear me?

jajaa@ yahoo.com
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Lets be honest here. How is our economy and are we progressing? As for me, things are upside down.

Alarm
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That’s daily times. It can not report anything good about Muthalika. Anthu atsankho awa achewa, nonsense. Atumbuka bola amatha kuytamika zinthu zikamayenda. Shameless Management

chefourpence
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i suffer to see people calling Daily Times a ‘proffessional’ media house when its clear they have MCP behind them. What do you expect from such an outfit? Lies, misinformation, propaganda, hatespeech etc.

A M
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Kusisita mbava pa chinena

Kusisita mbava pa chinena

Ambiri pa malawi tikulephera kunena chilungamo powopa ati mchere

Chilungamo ukuchiwona kuti icho tasiyana ndi mnzungu akati yes ndi yes
no ndi no

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