Ex-MP Nawena blasts Mutharika on UN yearly trips, says Malawi leader has no vision

Former Thyolo Thava MP and ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member  has described President Peter Mutharika as a leader with no vision who goes to the UN general assembly without an agenda.

Nawena: There is no need for President to go to UN yearly

Nawena: There is no need for President to go to UN yearly

Nawena, who lost the 2014 DPP parliamentary primary polls, questioned why Mutharika should be attending the UN conferences yearly when the trips benefits the President personally than nationally.

He was speaking on Monday’s Capital Radio talk show program.

“Kamuzu Banda hardly went to the UN conference but under his leadership, the country developed [Bakili Muluzi went to UN when he was elected and last year of his term for farewell]. This President goes to the UN without any agenda,” said Nawena.

He said as long as Mutharika is President, the country will never develop because he has no vision.

Outspoken Nawena is former lecture at University of Malawi.

Political and social commentator Humpheys Mvula concurred with Nawena that there was need for the government to consult widely prior to the UN trip.

He said the trip should not be taken by government as an opportunity to “thank” party sympathisers including traditional leaders by taking them aboard just for allowances.

He said the government was obliged to tell tax payers how many people are on this year’s UN trip in the US. Foreign Affairs minister has refused to say.

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21 thoughts on “Ex-MP Nawena blasts Mutharika on UN yearly trips, says Malawi leader has no vision”

  1. Ngalamayi says:

    The president has vision… it just doesn’t include the development of Malawi and the betterment of his citizens’ lives. His vision is that of his own personal development and that of his cronies.

  2. Gogodasi says:

    Mutharika is bowing down to the pressure from the wife the way it has happened with Mugabe. This is the problem of marrying young women who want to wrongfully want to amass wealth. Look Mota Angel has stopped working on the dual carriage of Maselema round about – Chiradzulu turn off road because they are at the wife’s farm. The road in question is already bad condition with lots of potholes when its not completed. How does Mota Angil win tenders with such poor workmanship? Its unfortunate that the media is turning a blind eye on the road condition.This is an opportunity to expose Mota Engil. Take a drive (for those who live in Blantyre) and see for yourselves how badly damaged the road is at the junction of Total filling station just before Unilever as you go to Limbe Cathedral. They have abandoned the road to be used by tax payers opting to work on private land that will benefit one of just two people. Do we need Mota Angil anymore in this country?

  3. Central says:

    APM and his DPP think they are bigger than Malawians and are determined to use our taxes willy nilly…!!! Seriusly I’ve never ever seen a useless driver than we are seeing now……………………………!! A Malawi ngati mumamva kuti kuphura njerwa za motooooo ndi kumenekuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!

    Nanunso anthu a ku M’mwera (maka maka Phalombe, Mulanje, Thyolo, Nsanje, Chikwawa), it is too surprising to see you complaining of suffering from too many social ills…..!! Zoona inu mumkayesa kudana nawo anthu awa muja enafe timkanena kuti amenewa ndi deya lokha lokha………….!!

    Take this……………….pano yambilanitu kukonzekera ena ma floods, akukwapulaninso satan munavoterayo muonanso….!! satan amapeleka ndi mkono winawu, winawu mkukupatsani mambamaaaaaaaaaaaaa muonanso ndizimenezi………………………….!!!

    Anthu anu angoba m’malo mothandiza amene amkawavotera…………………….. sorry Southern Region………….!! At least I suggest you’ve learnt something……………………..!!

  4. winston msowoya says:

    While I vehemently support MP Nawena for blasting Muthalika on yearly trips to the UN,i gravely disagree with him for saying that Banda used not to go to the UN Conferences and yet he developed the nation.What development? Presidential Palaces He avoided attending the UN Conferences because he had nothing tangible to contribute to the Assembly since he was tightly controlled by the Western Imperialists who established evil empires in Southern Africa and used Banda as their quisling puppet.Yes,it is a fact that Muthalika is visionless and ineptitude hence,the sinking of our beloved Malawi.Bakili Muluzi ran a developed Malawi,within democratic norms,he embraced the people of the North in his first multiparty government including the returning exiles and the first Vice President Chakufwa Thomas Chihana.Nawena,you better revise your history and write sensible matters and not bullshit.

  5. Chalo says:

    MCP had every opportunity to oust this guy in 2019 but they have become rabid and foolish for no apparent reason. It is this betrayal of the electorate by Chakwera and team which is making APM behave with impunity. Malawi will never develop for as long as we keep on entertaining stupidity and anarchy.

  6. VYOTO says:

    THIS IS JUST A FUND RAISING TRIP FOR THE 74 YEAR OLD PROFESSOR PRESIDENT.NAWENA HAS A POINT, WITH OUR TODAY’S ECONOMY SUCH TRIPS ARE A DRAIN OF OUR MEAGER RESOURCES FOR NO VALUE FOR MONEY AT ALL. WE NEED A YOUNGER PRESIDENT WHO CAN CRITICALLY ANALYZE ISSUES.

  7. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Did you know?

    …that Nawena was asking to sleep with female students to award them better marks when he was a lousy lecturer at Poly. Fortunaley (or rather unfortunately for him) the girls he approached were of higher intellect than him he never succeeded.

    ….that Nawena was fired for touching a breast of a student without her permission. The case against him was ‘Unlawful access to a female student’s mamary gland also known as a breast’!

    …..that Nawena openly stated that he expected to be in late Bingu wa Mutharika’s cabinet for the simple fact that he came from Thyolo.

    ….that Lifuledi Nawena’s dislike for the young Mutharika is emanating from that that he was unseated at the elections by Mary Navicha who is the president’ direct cousin.

    1. Becks says:

      Mapwevupwevu can you contribute to what Nawena is saying please. We don’t to know that you have a personal vendetta with Nawena. Stop Childish comments

  8. be humane says:

    Bakili Muluzi is the one who destroyed Malawi by putting down every system and made Malawi structually poor. Nawena don’t offend us

    1. Ambuje Apali says:

      Big up Nawena!

  9. gulugunya says:

    What can a mare MP fairer talk about the president? After all Nawena is a forgotten politician. i mean I did not know that he is still breathing. Just thank God. But you are not a respected political icon to be listened to by normal malwians. You are very stupid, Nawena. Go to hell and amadiora is there wiating for your blood.

  10. priorities upside down says:

    I for one do find it surprising that the President fails to attend AU and SADC meetings in the name of austerity but has never failed to attend UNGA where Malawi ‘s attendance is insignificant. Honestly AU and SADC meetings are more relevant to Malawi than UNGA.

  11. Thava boy says:

    very true Nawena!! APM has let us down, a visionless leader, mtsogoleri oganiza ngati pumbwa. We should not expect anything good even if we let him lead Malawi for decades. Hopeless!!!!!!!!! tarnishing Lomwe tribe in everything. Bwampini weniweni……kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  12. tman says:

    che Nawena,Mutharika is not Kamuzu.

  13. Nkhulandi says:

    Nawena is right, we have a very useless person at state house, who voted for this guy?

  14. be humane says:

    a non visionary leader pointing finger at another leader? If Nawena was visionary sakanaluza u MP. Its only greedy, useless and non visionary leaders who lose u MP just after joining it

    1. Okwiya says:

      @ Be Human: it’s Better to have a visionless MP than have a visionless President. Actually to have peter mutharika as president is the worst thing that has ever happened to Malawi. This guy you call president is simply an accident to malawi.

  15. tsetsefly says:

    Did we not warn Malawians b4 elections to avoid putting clueless people into critical positions? Too late for Nawena to weep.

  16. BTN says:

    If I may ask what vision then does Nawena have?

  17. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    As a professor, Malawi could be different under his leadership. Alas!
    . . . Malawi is going miles and miles to nowhere under APM. In fact, by whatever yardstick [food security, macroeconomic stability (GDP growth, inflation, exchange rate, interest rates, unemployment etc), national security, human rights etc]; Malawi is far worse now under this so called professor.
    I used to believe that anything is bether than nothing, but now I know that some times, nothing is far better than anything. Thanks to APM. Nanga inu . . .
    . . . Who doesnt know that these UN meetings are nothing but a platform where world leaders make empty speeches? hence benefit nobody?
    . . . What has Malawi, as a country benefited from having its leaders attend these meetings? Nothing!
    . . . Why cant this strange professor (professor okaikitsa) do a simple cost-benefit analysis on the UN trips?
    ………………………………………………………………………….
    . . . Is it hard to see that the only reason APM is the first and last person to arrive at, and leave the UN meeting venue, respectively; is that he should accumulate as much money (in allowances) as possible; thus milking an already scraggy cow, tagged Malawi?
    . . . Is this not strange for a man who has fewer years to live (than the years he has already lived) and who has something (kanthu), having worked hard for so many years?
    . . . This is selfishness at its worst!
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  18. Tinkler says:

    Boma la mbava ili.

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