First Lady launches BEAM in Mzuzu: Malawi Interfaith Aids Association backs NAC funding

Malawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika on Friday launched her Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) in the northern city  Mzuzu where she also joined the residents in sweeping some of the city’s streets.

Mrs Muhtarika greets people in Mzuzu

Mrs Muhtarika greets people in Mzuzu

Sweeping time:  Beam action in Mzuzu as First Lady takes the broom

Sweeping time: Beam action in Mzuzu as First Lady takes the broom

First Lady in Mzuzu

First Lady in Mzuzu

The First Lady also donated wheel refuse bins, rakes, bags of cement and wheel barrows with support from Airtel Malawi and UK Enterprises.

“Beam is your organisation. Everyone must take part in making their respective communities clean. Let us make Mzuzu clean.

“Together we can achieve results in transforming the lives of our girls and women. Together, we can make Malawi beautiful and develop Malawi,” said Mutharika.

Meanwhile, the Malawi Interfaith Aids Association (Miaa) has backed the National Aids Commission (NAC) for disbursing funds to the Trust.

According to the Association, the move demonstrates a sense of responsibility and care as the Commission is mainstreaming HIV and AIDS activities.

NAC also disbursed funds to Mulhako wa Alhonwe.

However, the move attracted massive condemnation from civil society and some section of the public arguing that three organisations have nothing to do with fighting HIV and AIDS in their activities.

Some civil society including the Malawi Health Equity Network and Centre for Development of People (Cedep) asked the beneficiaries to return the money to NAC forthwith or they will stage a nationwide demonstration.

But Miaa has backed the move arguing that there is no institution in the country that does not deserve funding from NAC.

“There is no public institution that is not affected by HIV and therefore they have a right to mainstream HIV and AIDs activities,” said Robert Ngaiyaye, Miaa Executive Director.

According to him, any place that brings people together can be a source of HIV transmission.

“If you look at the activities that took place at the Mulhako, you will find that it is necessary to mainstream HIV and AIDs activities,” said Ngaiyaye in response to claims that BEAM and Mulhako are not strategically placed anywhere in the national response to justify use of such huge sums of money.

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61 thoughts on “First Lady launches BEAM in Mzuzu: Malawi Interfaith Aids Association backs NAC funding”

  1. Vuso says:

    Don’t say MIAA has backed NAC, say Ngaiyaye has backed Bisika. MIAA imati ikawononga ndalama za NAC they are forgiven by Bisika. They even paid themselves huge salaries not approved by NAC koma Bisika supported his friend

  2. Phungwako says:

    this is lazy journalism. Why are are you linking the two stories together. Launch is Mzuzu and NAC are not related…. and please how lazy are you that you cant even capitalize MIAA its an acronym…. ENG

  3. Mzomera says:

    Selfish lady not befitting the office. Better Callista was better off.

  4. Zolozolo guy says:

    Azipita azikasesa pakhomo pa amuna ake.We don’t need any sweeping tutorials from a thieving first lady.Leave us alone in Mzuzu than watching an old woman with brooms all the way from Lilongwe.She has so much time to waste.

  5. happy says:

    “If you look at things that happen at Mulhako wa Alomwe……..”
    Abolish Mulhako wa Alomwe if it is a danger for Malawian people other than diverting funds to some culture groups that there existence will not have any effect on the people of Malawi but but help the spread of the disease. This is just common sense please.

  6. chatonda says:

    She can launch in all parts of the country but she dos not deserve NAC funding in any way. NAC funds are for arvS AND NOT BUYING SOFT DRINKS DURING HAPPY EVENTS.

  7. BABA says:

    NAC money should be returned at all cost whether one likes it or not. Apo bii.. ka demo kayenda.

  8. NGAIYAYE AND BAMUSI PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE MALAWIANS, THAT STYLE OF ABUSING FUNDS MEANT FOR SICK PEOPLE IS UNACCEPTABLE IN THE WORLD, THIS SHOWS THAT YOU AND OTHERS TOOK SHARES FOR YOUR DOMESTIC ISSUES. CONFORNT MALAWIANS PLEASE.

    TAKE CARE GOD IS WATCHING YOU —– PASALA PAN’GONO A YESU KUTI AWERUZE ZITHU NGATI IZI.

  9. chatty man says:

    Za zii kusowa chochita.

  10. Jamie says:

    Koma atumbuka sizingakupiteni osalemba comment. Kkkk! Munthu wosatheka

  11. padoko says:

    Shame on you Mr Ngaiyaye Robert. You are a disgrace to millions affected and infected.. Why appease the Last Lady at the expense of the needy? Thank you for proving to us all that you really don’t deserve your

  12. Victor Chidyaonga says:

    Koma za NACzo abweza chemwaliwa? Eee! Alawiratu

  13. alukosyo says:

    Koma mazenera akuda ammaso eeeh. avuta ku state house

  14. I knew that there wud b some greedy folks backng up this day-light robbery. Getrude udzanditsetserekonso pa msika wapa Liwonde.

  15. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    Ngaiyaye must be either a confused person or a greedy person trying to please his sponsers or his party. He is an ignorant person on NAC’s fundamentals and procedures.
    He is a shameful supporter of Mulhako wa Alhomwe and DPP. He has no feelings for aids sufferers in the country, he is making a joke of the whole aspect.

  16. Dim-witted Political Party(DPP) says:

    Ndalama anakaba kuti this time?
    Mbala yayikazi.

  17. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    BY THE WAY,BEAM MUST REMEMBER NCHEU MARKET.NCHEU MARKET HAS JUST RAISED ALARM ON IMPENDING DISASTERDUE TO FILTH

  18. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    ROBERT NGAIYAYE IS PRO DPP,SO AS PER PUPET RULE HE IS SUPOSED TO BOOTLICK AND SPIN AS MUCH AS HE CAN.SO NGAIYAYE IS ANTAGONISING THE VIEW GIVEN BY NAC MALAWI COUNTRY DIRECTOR ANAKOBE SANDE.ACORDING TO THE COUNTRY DIRECTOR SHE IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THESE 3 NON ENTITIES HAVIN GOTTEN FUNDING FROM NAC IN SUCH A MANER.WORSE STIL 12 MILION WAS USED TO CORRUPT JONALISTS.MR ROBERT NGAIYAYE HAS JUST DISPLAYED LACK OF PATRIOTISM AND HAS EXPOSED HIMSELF AS CORRUPT.MOREOVER HIS VIEW IS PERSONAL COZ DID NOT CONSULT OTHER MEMBERS OF MIAA.MR NGAIYAYE ROBERT HAS DISPLAYED LACK OF INTEGRITY.HIS VIEWS ABOUT THE NAC SCUM ARE NOT OF THE ASSOCIATION.MAYBE HE WAS SPEAKING ON B HALF OF HIS FAMILY.SHAME ON NGAIYAYE.BRAVO ANAKOBE SANDE.BEANGATE IS ALREADY AN AUDIT QUERY AT GLOBAL FUND

  19. Munyasiwa says:

    Koma munthu akadya sikono! Mutu umapanga chuku. Abwenze ndalamazo amayiwo. Lets stop this behaviour(gatism) once and for all.

  20. bingu peter duwa mada tapiwa calista says:

    Is this organization doing the cleaning in urban centres only? Getrude what about the rural areas where you stole more votes, dont they need clean environment? Finally is your trust going to survive after the presidency of your husband? take a look at trusts formed by previous first ladies. where are they? they were using govt coffers onve their husbands were out of office their trusts died natural deaths. bineth,shanil,calista trusts what are they doing now. its a proof they were using government money just to accelerate political mirage for there husbands and themselves. watch out getu.

  21. Bongololo says:

    Stay away from the north

  22. M'Malawi Weniweni says:

    When the Global fund asks NAC to repay the money, then tell them the BEAM story. Please do not use NAC for your Cashgate practices

  23. Mzuzian says:

    Madam, usiku uno, mongoti zinguliri mu Mzuzu ‘city’ – muwona mmene mashop a ma China ndi aAmwenye anyasila ndi zi matabwa ndi malata amayika mumawindo. Beuatify yo yofunika kuyambila ndi kuchosetsa nyansi zimenezo.

  24. Rompwa says:

    Madam tachotsani magasi kumasoko, sizikukhala bwino.

  25. Munyeriwa says:

    Eeeee koma Mai Ali ndi mphuno uyu kkkkkkkkk ngati ka n’chilatu kkkkkkl

  26. Aya Ngonde says:

    what a fallacious statement!

  27. abiti mtila says:

    Mudzasiya liti jealous amalawi? Vomerezani kuti APM ndi president basi. Mufune musafune iye mpaka 2019 wooooo.

  28. Steve Kamkwalala says:

    Mukamata APM walephera just tell me one thing walepheracho. Has he rasised taxes to fill in the zero aid budget. The answer is No. Tell me what is it that has changed between last year and now. Osamangolankhulila mchigulutu. Come out with zinthu zimene walepherazo tizidziwe.

  29. Black Power says:

    Madame First Lady Getrude Mutharika Looter of NAC. PLEASE Madame beautify yourself first,, You are an embarrassment to Malawi. Take off those stupid sun glasses. When in Balaka did you wear sunglasses. You must behave in a dignified manner not as loose woman. And start packing your husbands case so that he and you can leave Malawi for good, as we are tired of you both.

  30. Shame kwa otenga ndalama za ma ARV and Nutrition Support to those infected ndikumakapangira madansi. Kodi mtundu wa alhomwe unali ndi mafumu kale? Iwo ankatchedwa kuti Amarharha chifukwa analibe pokhala ndipo ankangyendayenda ndati akafula ndi Asena. Tawona ife mabungwe oposa BEAM. They source their funding from Donors outside. Why can’t she apply zero aid on BEAM as per Daddy APM’s philosophy? ‘Olo mukwiye!’

  31. godobaman says:

    koma magalasiwo chotsani mayi musawopyeze ana kukaning’inako

  32. bless says:

    Ndalamazi ndizoti zidyedwe basi. So no problem

  33. CANAAN says:

    Achewa, Atumbuka, Angoni, Angonde nanunso afunseni a NAC tione ngati angakupatseni ndalamazo. Zachamba komanso tribalism basi. Ingobwezani ndalamazo mayi! Ngayiyaye ndiwa mlakho. What can you expect him to say? Backing thefty? Shame on or of you senselense Malawians!!!

  34. chims says:

    refer Daily Times 11/12/14,front page.Ngaiyaye says any gathering that attracts a magnitude of pple deserves Nac funding.Can Nac therefore disburse more money to FAM for sensitisation on Hiv as football attracts more pple.FAM wake up and submit ur proposal.More money @Nac.Stupid Bob Ngaiyaye.

    1. Linda madzi apite says:

      Man Chimz apa ndiye walasa and can this fool called Ngayiyaye please urge NAC to fund Big Bullets the crowd pullers. Stupid thinking Ngayiyaye

  35. Alungwana says:

    Ngaiyaye! I think you know what you are saying. So NAC has become a donor in a diversion?

  36. Mr 265 says:

    1st lady kungokhala ngati House maid….mxieeeeee
    my house maid is more beautifl

  37. ankhoma says:

    lfeel sorry for mr bob nac is here for its well known programs. pliz dont take us for granted we are nt fools.anyway lets wait and see coz even the donnors are nt happy.she in mzuzu as amove just to cool us down.

  38. ankhoma says:

    lfeel sorry for mr bob nac is here for its well known programs. pliz dont take us for granted we are nt fools.anyway lets wait and see coz even the donnors are nt happy.

  39. Loy says:

    Ndalama za anthu omwe ali ndi HIV ndipo akufunika Nutritional Support inu kuba. God is watching you and one day Almighty God will deal with you. If not you your grand children will pay the price

  40. Wosesa says:

    This Lady needs an Advisor on dressing and choice of items. Ma sunglasses wo eish!

  41. Nyikwi says:

    Koma ndiye Miss Ntcheutu…eish thupi kuuwuma ngati Anorld Swazi????

  42. NKHOKWE says:

    Koma a first lady wa ali ndi ndomotu…osati mulomo,koma ndomo.

  43. KWACHA DZUKNI says:

    When God say yes, nobody can say no. Shame the Devil woooooooooooooooooo . When backing is from men of God know yourself that is from above.

  44. Mbwiye says:

    Chitsiru chikatsegula pakamwa…

  45. Mmalawi says:

    Ma CSO aja amati alowa mu mnsewu alikuti kodi? mmmmmmmmmmmm Malawi woyeeeee

    1. Linda madzi apite says:

      Check the latest posting on this forum. 15th January. Just prepare to sharpen your panga knives paja ndi khalidwe lanu

  46. Dry Cleaner says:

    Can this Ngaiyaye man talk the same to our donors so that they resume aid otherwise there are very poor people in Gumba in mchinji,Nthalile in rumphi,chatewa in Dedza who are miserable because zero aid is bitting hard, can he also do his smoth talk to disgruntled civil servants that all is well on that our perception is Wrong

  47. chidumayo says:

    Where was mlakho wa Lomwe when DPP was out of the government. Thyupit.

  48. Steve Kamkwalala says:

    Can you tell me which organisations deserve funding for HIV prevention. Some of u are just arguing without facts. As far as iam concerned any organisation that has or interacts with people needs HIV prevention programs and funding. If you have a pathological hatred for APM and DPP, just say so. Mulibe mfundo. Just start now to prepare for 2019 elections. Ife takonzekera to thrush out JB .

  49. ujeni says:

    Sweeping grass or dusty roads will not make the cities or towns clean. put up paved cycle path, paved pedestrian walks, tar all roads in residential areas and public places. Don’t waste time with this rubbish exercise

  50. namalu says:

    Koma ma sun glasses wo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!chiletso
    Ndiye akusesa chiyani please Mr. Photographer?

  51. Weniweni Balakasa says:

    Ngayiyaye is just looking for favours from apm and his dpp cohorts. He knows very well that is the highest abuse of power and misuse of resource by Baba and ama Mtalika. Ngayiyaye should stop backing issues that can cost lives of larger number of malawians. It is a shame and disgrace to a learned person like Ngayiyaye to back NAC

  52. Zachisoni Phiri says:

    Koma ndiye zoona ma trust ngati awa amatha ngati makatani taonani mudzi transformation ya jb ili kuti

  53. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba says:

    Ziabusa zitsiru. As usual zagulidwa ndi ma tithe so they’re talking shit.

  54. Peter Muthanyula says:

    Bob is an opportunist. Waponda mwala pamenepa

  55. Monty says:

    palibe wabwino in politics

  56. chiletso says:

    Stop with this bootlicking taking money from nac is wrong period

  57. me says:

    just give the money back if you are ashame

  58. Mkalapwaga says:

    These Trusts should be sustained when you are out of power dont just steal our monies.

    1. PP Propaganda says:

      Where is MUDZI TRANSFORMATION?

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