First Lady must refund Aids money – Chakwera

Leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera has  asked First Lady Gertrude Mutharika  to return K5 million to people with HIV and Aids in this country, irregularly taken out of National Aids Commission (NAC)by her organisation Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust.

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First Lady : Bring back Aids money

Chakwera,  who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president,  told a news conference in Lilongwe on Monday that President Peter Mutharika should also aorder his tribesmen at Mulakho wa Alhomwe to likewise pay back K9.4 million was siphoned under duress out of NAC.

“They should refund the money and we should move on,” Chakwera said, echoing the demands of civio society organisations.

But the First Lady has challenged that money will not be returned.

BEAM’s board member Mavuto Bamusi delivered the most embittered attack on the CSOs bluntly stating that the President’s spouse would not pay back the money.

“As far as BEAM is concerned, no money will be returned to NAC,” said Bamusi.

Minister of Information, Kondwani Nankhumwa, has stressed that government cannot refund money which was taken by independent bodies such as Mulhakho Wa Alhomwe and Beautify Malawi Trust (Beam).

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83 thoughts on “First Lady must refund Aids money – Chakwera”

  1. Bamusi you are realy a useless guy umaoneka ngati uli ndizeru but this time wazelezeka boy mwaba mulibe manyazi kumayakula zopusazo ok ndikilirani muone zosatila ngasimutawa.

  2. me says:

    mahule akukachaso ngati amenewo mukudabwa nawo akuona ngati ali kukachaso osewo zawo ndi zimodzi winayo akuzibitsa kuti aziba bwino mubwenze ndalamazo mene munayambila uhule munja ndalama sizinakukwaneni mwanditopetsa agalu inu

  3. hill says:

    Mwendewo kumuwuza Gertrude kuti bola wangawu, sizakozo. Strictly for walking

  4. Lilian says:

    Bwana Chakwera,
    in politics you don’t point your anger or frustration at a tribal grouping other wise you are just digging your own grave and that of your own party. if MCP was wise enough to detect this big blunder their master has done then they should remove him from the top position as quickly as possible. You mean you can boldly say Milhakho stole money from NAC? My foot! What a blunder! Your own words will follow you in May 2019!

  5. Kadakwiza says:

    I agree with Mr Chakwera. The First Lady must refund the money with insteret

  6. gulukunyinda says:

    This woman will not return the money. Period. And Mutharika will listen to her no matter what because in their marriage contract they agreed she will get what she wants as long as she keeps quiet. Peter looked around parliament, saw a sickly woman and knew she was perfect for a sham marriage. A perfect excuse not to sleep with her and continue with his boyfriends.

  7. Madalitso says:

    If you can hear what the dead people say and feel what the dead people thinks and want. You wouldent have done that.

  8. Nyamazawo says:

    Shame! Shame on the second lady

  9. opportunist says:

    Thyafuyo imati itani

  10. Umaliswe says:

    Sit back and enjoy the show.

  11. Gameover says:

    Komatu mubweza ngati amalawi simumawadziwa muwadziwa chaka chake ndi chino mumufunse m’bale wanu Bingu apo ayi mumufunse Kalisita zomwe adawona mwamuna wake Bingu

  12. The End of this country

  13. weeklymwase says:

    mwendowodi anakhala bwanji mzimayiyo

  14. weeklymwase says:

    mwendowodi ndwandani

  15. nophiya says:

    Mai wankulu kujambulitsaaa

  16. zowona says:

    we are suffering because of cashgate and nac is demanded to repay the misused money by global fund and the same nac continues to misuse the money. do u think the world will see us sensible people. malawi woke up what is needed is action no more words.

  17. MMALAWI says:

    Amoses mwaganiza bwanji .sakudana ndi BEAM koma njira yongera ndalama

  18. Patriot says:

    Mbala yayikazi

  19. glen says:

    Koma mwendo ukuwoneka pafupi ndi a gertrude mutharika ngwandani kodi?

  20. Alungwana says:

    So Moses Gonani you are on the side of Beam? Your points are too shallow and your arguments are nothing but a trash of yourself. Abweze basi

  21. Cj says:

    What kind of gorverment is this pay back the money,you ask other countries to help you but you steal the money.

  22. SBlChikwawa says:

    To challenge about non refund of the money is not Only shameful act but Kuba. This is not what our President is looking for. Please H.E. pay back the money on her behalf for you are a learnt Lawyer and don’t copy from what BAMUSI is taking about he is there to mislead your good and credible Leadership we know it well. BAMUSI YO will bring huge problems to your Leadership we have known him. Remember during the time of H.E. Dr. Bingu Wa Muthalika Bamusi was forefront despising him now inu mwakoma kumunyoza Bingu? Unless you are not Bingu yourself you will tolerate what BAMUSI IS GEARING FOR. THE MAN IS F.S.( FORTUNE SEEKER) if perhaps you don’t know him. We don’t want this man to mislead you for the sake of his living in this difficult economy. What is K5m to you Sir, pay them back. As for Mulhakho Wa Alhomwe that is not a personal matter as people running it apart from you will look into the matter. Don’t listen to people like Bamusi misguided people as they will always tell you lies.

  23. Moses Gonani says:

    Abusa a Chakwera, I wished you should be exemplary in your criticism. Don’t just criticize for the sake of criticism. You are not an ordinary person like anybody. We respect you because you are a man of collar, secondly, you are the president of our party MCP and finally, you are a leader of opposition in Parliament. Just to remind you that because of your careless criticism, you goofed 100% on your comments on the budget in Parliament which everybody heard. That in itself is zero for you. Rev. Chakwera, a Malawian like all of us, should be pleased with Beautify Malawi program because it is meant for all of us. They say “prevention is better than cure” you should expect accidents happening at BEAM as they do their work. Cleaning involves energy and the use of sharp objects, shovels, hoes, pangas and such equipment. Expect blood out from people as they do their work there and some people aiding the victims. I don’t see any problem if NAC can come with AIDS messages there. In the same vein, Mulhako wa Alhomwe and other cultural events. Breasts are out for display, dances with beads around the waist. Such occasions, men with dangerous libido may find it places for promiscuity. NAC interventions in such places is welcome. NAC should bring their messages to such places to avoid HIV/AID. Abusa are you aware that NAC is even in your churches, ask yourself why? NAC should go to all those places where they feel their intervention will serve a purpose.

    1. zowona says:

      this is senseless,

    2. PRINCE CHIWANDA says:

      Mr. Gonani,
      I like the exposition of points towards Dr. Chakwera’s criticism. However, I choose to oppose ur assumptions on the integration of NAC’s activities to what really transpired at the Mulakho and the BEAM launch. NAC’s money is solely meant for HIV/AIDS activities not for a mere launch where not a single activity to do with HIV spread, supporting HIV victims and what have you, was communicated. U talk of the Mulakho, am not sure if anything to do with HIV was displayed, if anything the bare breasted girls were there just to help fueling the spread. You talk of the NAC’s money in churches, yes it is true, but the money is allocated to the appropriate church departments and forums where the real issues to do with combating the virus are tackled. You only pointed the BEAM and MULAKHO as justified recepients of NAC funds, what about NIB? I would rather like to sometimes accept when people are critiquing us so we may fall back to the right channel. The problem with ur exposition is that u have taken this too political without looking at the problems at hand. Sizobisa kuti bomali muzambili likuvutika………we all have to confront each other in love to build a better Malawi, so if u have nothing to say Mr. Moses Gonani its better to keep quite than to spit out senseless points accusing those with vivid and sound arguments not for their good but for Malawi’s good.

    3. Kangachepe says:

      My dear you are talking no sense, is it a question of NAC activity or just stealing money for other purposes? Why did they not follow the procedures? In as far as NAC funding is concern, a proposal is supposed to written and approved by NAC board, were these followed? Leave Chakwera alone the guy is very intelligent

    4. Zagwa says:

      Hahaha! I like the way you choose to reason! Do you work for Mhlakho, NAC or BEAM? Your job is a very difficult one! You must be paid double! Let’s all start cleaning streets and NAC will give us money maybe. No proposals just letters and BOOM! We have money! Hahaha again.

    5. opportunist says:

      Things are not adding up here

  24. felix says:

    ithink first lady is able person to source money elsewhere rather than nac.ifeel she should refund z money kuti asanyozetse apresident

  25. Achakwera mawa ndinu.Mwamva?

  26. chindi says:

    mwayamba lero kuba pa miyezi seven yokha nanga pa five years muba zingati acb akhoti ndi ena ambiri ali pa sitalaka mukuwonangati zili bwino inu adpp munabera a malawi mizimu yawo yakwiya hoooooooo

  27. Peter says:

    Abweze anthu a AIds akufa and to make things work there is still work to be done to civic educate the populous about this deadly disease.

  28. pierra says:

    If charitable organisations finance their coffers via illegal means, its only fair that government should impose a 50% tax on all such fundraising.

    With all due respect, the monies should be returned and an apology made to the victims and ppo of Malawi. As First Lady, her conduct should be whiter than white!

  29. Ben Phiri Kahuna Mathanyula says:

    @ Yesaya Dziko ndinu ozungulira mutu. Please this is no forum for imbeciles like you. If Mrs Mathanyula is your aunt or whateva fucking shit she is to u, she will refund the money. After all she needs that money more than anybody else with HIV considering the sorry state she is in…her looks tells it all, she is HIV+.

  30. Proudly chewa says:

    Guys ultimatum ya Nyikaland CSOs yatha lero. And I am giving them tomorrow to go out in the streets and demonstrate as they threatened. If they don’t do that by the end of sunset tomorrow Wednesday, I will force them to leave Malawi for their Nyikaland.

  31. symon njikho says:

    anthu awa ndi akuba nanga chimene akukanila kubweza ndalama ndichani akufuna ma ARV asowe eti

  32. PLEASE DO NOT MIX UP MATTERS ——– THE PUBLIC IS NOT TALKING OF CHURCH ISSUES HERE, BUT NAC MONEY TAKEN ILLEGARLY BY THE BODIES. THAT IS ABUSING NAC MONEY.

  33. Will Chilongo says:

    Am I missing something here- Kondwani Nakhumwa, who said government should refund the money- if my eyes served me right Chakwera is telling the First Lady return the 5 mill and asking the Persident to ask his kind men to return the 9.4 mill

  34. mdmdmmdm says:

    Kodi wakhala pafupi ndi a first lady kuyika mwendo pamtunda chocho chifukwa chiyani?

  35. kombozo says:

    ALI NEXT KWA GETUWO NDIYE SANAVALETU

  36. glen says:

    beauty is indeed inthe eyes of the beholder.

  37. Fathara says:

    ANENELI ONYENGA. CHAKWELA KWAKO KUNATHA, SUNGASIYE NTCHITO YOTUMIKILA MULUNGU NDIKUYAMBA NDALE, UNAMUKWIYISA MULUNGU. KOMA UNAMUFUSA MULUNGU USANAYAMBE NDALEZI???? NONSETU AMENE MUKUNYOZA PETER SIYAMENE MUNAMUVOTELA AYI, AMENE TINAMUVOTELA NDIFE A DPP NDIPO MUSAGANIZE KUTI IFE TINGAMUNYOZE PETER AYI, TILINAYE LIMOZI PAMAVUTO PANTENDELE. INU MUKUTI NZIKOMU MULI MAVUTO, IFETU MAVUTOWO SITIKWAWONA, IFE BOLA FERTILIZER TALANDILA BASI. MUKANENA ZAZITHU SIZIKUKWELA KWAMBILI NGATI MENE MUKUNENELA INU, PANO ZITHU ZIKUYENDA. KUZOLOWELA KUBA CHAKHUMI.

    1. zowona says:

      chakwera is now a greater preacher because he is dealing with big thieves who bring suffering to many people not preaching to okuba nkhuku.

    2. mayayalende says:

      Choka iwe walembawe siwakumudzi ayi koma ndinu amene muli close ndi peter, atidyenao amene muli desperate kuti apitilize kulamula mudye ma tax payers, munya muona zikukanikani Mulungu simunthu

  38. Palikanthu says:

    Yes she should refund the money and start working towards advocating for good governance in HIV and AIDS programming as part of her restitution!

    Where on earth does she get the moral high ground to justify her right out extortion and challenge that she will not give back the money? NAC you need to grow up and serve Malawians justily and professionally.

    These traits are what we saw in Bingu towards his final days on earth and we all recall how disgraced in death he was, may the soul of one Daniel Phiri late President of Malawi rest in peace!
    Learn from that bad experience and humble yourself and own up to your error in judgement so Malawi can move ahead progressively. The Bible reminds us that it is for this kind of situation that the Son of God was manifested, look up to the cross and it shall be well. You have not committed an unpardonable ill! There is hope but first pay back the money.

  39. thako la mbewa says:

    Abwenze ndalamazo uko ndi kuba how can a grouping like mulhakho get money from nac? the chewa heritage has its own means of getting money so mulhakho must pay back

  40. Chemwali says:

    All she wanted was to be the First Lady. Remember during the campaign in April she said in Balaka, “Votelani Pitala kuti ndidzakhale First Lady!” How cheap!!!???

    1. Proudly chewa says:

      It appears mumawufuna u fesiti ledewo. Stop being jealous, otherwise you will break. Encourage your husband to compete in 2019 as a presidential candidate kuti mwina you can also be a first lady.

  41. Patriot says:

    DPP NAC-GATE.
    Mbava za DPP izi.
    Bwenzani ndalamazo MBAVA INU.
    Ndimayesa anakupatsani ndege ku America? Osagulista ndegeyo bwanji? mxiii

  42. King of timbuktu says:

    Chakwera ndiwopenga! Dzana amayamikira zakukwera kwa malipilo ake ,yemweyi dzulo nkumati president walakwitsa. A NAC analiudza dziko momveka bwino kuti BEAM sinapemphe ndalama koma kuti iwowa pofuna kufikira anthu ndi uthenga wa EDZI ,anagula ma dinner tables kuti agwiritsidwe ntchito pa LAUNCH ya BEAM…So inu abusa mukutipo chani apa? Becareful with kabwira ,she has bn teaching without break so her thinking capability is abnomal

  43. Common sense says:

    Ndikufuna dona wawonetsa ntchafuyo. Wakhala bwino kwambiri. Ndikufuna ndiwone zamkatimo.

  44. Rajab Nkhono says:

    Mbava yaku Khwisa

  45. Bwezani basi wachake ndi wachake.

  46. me says:

    i say jail too

  47. Abweze basi za chalichi chani apa kufuna kupotoloza nkhani, nyani bwampini

  48. Chili Kwa M’zako !. Kaya My Malawi.

  49. Hebrews says:

    I have seen people donating money to so many functions either to sit next to the President or to the first lady. I have seen Institutions writing proposals to organization asking for funding and other organisations has funded those functions be it foot ball all political function but I have never heard that the money should be refunded. I have seen so many charity organisations in the past being funded by same Institutions but nobody have asked the Charity organisations to refund the money. Why are people always against the Mutharika administration? If NAC approved the proposal that was presented so whats the issue here? Its not all the money that goes to NAc are meant for ARVs and its not all the money that organisations have are meant for a single purpose. Be logical in your criticism if not wait for your turn when you become a leader

  50. VYOTO says:

    THE WORK OF DPP AND ANOTHER MUTHALIKA DIRTY HANDS HAVE JUST STARTED, THERE IS MORE TO COME AS MOST OF US HAND ALREADY ANTICIPATED.NO WONDER THE EVER ALERT DONORS HAVE CLOSED THEIR DONOR MONEY TAPS.THE MUTHALIKA BRAND ARROGANCE IS BACK FOR SOME FIVE YEARS FOR SURE.

    EVEN KINDERGARTEN KIDS WILL TELL YOU THAT MUHLAKO AND BEAM ACTIVITIES ARE VERY VERY INELIGIBLE FOR NAC ACTIVITIES.

    NDALAMA ZIMENEZI ZA NAC ZA ANTHU OSAUKA AMENE AKUBVUTIKA NDI MATENDA A AIDS, INU AKUBA KAYA MUMATI BEAM NDI MUHLAKO MUBWEZE BANSI,APO BII MUWONA ZIMENE ANAWONA MALEMU BINGU.

    MWEZI SIX YOKA MUBOMA INU A DPP NDI PETER MWAYAMBA KALE KUWONESA WUKADAWULO PA NKHANI YA KUBA?????????????????? NDICHIFUKWA CHAKE MILANDU YA CASHGATE MUKUYIDZIDZILISA AGALU INU ETI???????????????????????????????

  51. moya wankazi says:

    mbuzi ndi ma bwana a NAC. they pretty well know the implications behind this action ,the major loss would be on the HIV infected and affected who are the major beneficiaries if the donors were to decide to stop the funding. this is sickening when will peopl ever learn. NAC nanu mungokhala ngati anthun osaphinzila bwanji?

  52. HEY says:

    KOMA AMENE AKHALA PAFUPI NDI A FIRST LADY MWAWAONA MMENE AVALIRA ? EEE A F LADY OSAMALORA KUKHALA PAFUPI NDI ANTHU AMEWO …..FASHION YAVUTA IYI KUVULA MPAKA KU FUNCTION YA BOMA …PALIBE AWAFUNE AMEWO

  53. Dennis kamala says:

    ACB CANT INVESTGATE NAC BOSS IS CHOOSEN By HIS EXCELLENCY pali utsi apa kena kake kanacitika

  54. m'bale wa mungo park says:

    if u put in a good proposal on dealing with hiv aids in yr org nac is able to give funds for that project or activity. May be it is the way the money was taken that is raising tempers. Nac surely cannot manage hîv aids on its own. The orgs that are being accused should produce those proposals but without cheating coz God watches u in those CORNERS.

  55. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    I have always said, ‘Bamusi is not a person of integrity, he is a greedy person. He is easily bought, he says anything to please those who pay him, even to the death of the ill poor people. He has no morals’.

    As for the refund of the money: Where do you think Getrude and Bamusi get what they say? From the president of course! He is the one who told his wife, his Mlakho wa Alhomwe and NIB to get the money from NAC. Malawians, on their own they would not have the audacity to get money from NAC. By saying ‘We shall never refund the mony to NAC’ the president is just using their mouths, it’s him saying that. He forgets that God is greater than them all. I wish change of heart by our president, and wish my nation we

  56. John says:

    Its official. Lazaro and APM are no different.
    Remember during all that secession/ federalism debate he was mute, he still is? So was APM until recently.
    Remember when APM signed off the K24 million loan for MPs? Lazaro was the first to run to the bank to claim his share, uncaring of the fact that the poor will foot half of that bill. How is that different from APMs extravagance and NAC-gate?
    Do you recall a couple of days ago when him and Jessie applauded/justified the 168% hike he was getting, only to turn back a day latter(turn back as in speak against it but still took the cash)?That is how indecisive our dear pastor is, and yes, as indecisive as APM.
    Now, we are reading about him imploring Gertie to refund the money. Like hallo? That chapter is closed and Gertie said go jump! The only question now is what do we do with the arrogant her! If you want us to respect your opinion pastor, please,voice it the first day an event happens. Whether its against/ for it. You cant wait a month later, after soliciting all the views and the matter is settled, then you come and voice your( read that as EVERYONE ELSE’s) opinion. Don’t you have opinions of your own? Geez.
    I wonder what president he could have made.

  57. nyaluwiro says:

    she should avoid to do that

  58. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    which church money. Koma mbuzi zinazi. You mean you can’t read the writings on the wall? Face the reality coming.

  59. kASIYAMALIRO says:

    Komano mwendo, kaya chiwalo chomwe chayandikira mayi wafuko ndi chandani. Koma camera sinaone pantiiiiiiiiii!

  60. austin mwiska says:

    Tinawavotera tokha we had a wider choice to choose.As such we shd not cry let them manuver

  61. dreamteam says:

    I don’t get this – who really is to blame for this mess? Is it the NAC management/ board or the groups that asked for the money.

    NAC has set rules through which they fund organizations. Its obvious these rules were not adhered to. We should all be calling for the NAC management and board to be dissolved immediately. Looks like no one is demanding that – even if BEAM returns the money the incompetent management/ board at NAC will go ahead and do this again if we do not hold them accountable.

  62. Frodo says:

    they are 6 months old in government but have already started stealing,…too bad, oo too bad, for the poor citizens,i feel sorry for ourselves.
    \

  63. matchonisa says:

    cashgate yachitika the past 6 mths =cashgate yimene inachitika the previous 2 yrs but the worst was btwn 2004 &2012.This time thieves have graduate with a PhD in cashgating in daylight.

  64. marvel chikondi says:

    THIS IS SENSELESS. YOU ADVISERS TO THE PRESIDENT YOU ARE CONFUSING HIM. BARELY SIX MONTHS YOU WANT TO BE OUT OF GOVERNMENT AFTER THE WAY WE FOUGHT FOR YOU TO BE ELECTED. TO SAY WE CANNOT REFUND THE MONEY IS BEING CHILDISH MARK MY WORDS YOU WILL SOON REMEMBER THEM. GIVE BACK THE MONEY, MAKE THE JUDICIARY & THE ACB GO BACK TO WORK. CANCEL MP’S INCREAMENTS FOR NOW UNTIL MALAWI HAS SETTLED DOWN ECONOMICALLY. IT PAINS ME AS SOMEBODY WHO IS YOUR DIE HARD TO SEE SLIPPING DOWN LIKE THAT. CAN’T YOU EVEN MAKE A NATIONAL ADDRESS ON THESE ISSUES BWANA? FIRST LADY YOU WERE A BAD CHOICE FOR PETER.

  65. Cashgate1 says:

    Mayi Munthalika akadawapatsako chitenje anzawo akhala kumanja kwawoko. Inu mwatchena modzipatsa ulemu koma Osakonda a neba? Choncho tingawaganizile anthu odwala edzi kuti ndalama zogulira mankhwala awo tikuchitila manyado? BEAM must learn accountability here, and return the money. I know muchita manyazi in doing so, but that is necessary as a leader.

  66. STING says:

    Eee refusing to pay back the money.Is the BEAM broke.

    I though organisations formed by well known people do have a lot of money but oops these organisations just aim to siphon our money.

  67. Skky blue says:

    Talk is cheap join the demonstrations to be organized by CSO’s

  68. czar says:

    Kuona anzanu kuba pamene inu muli mbava kwambiri,,,, Ati aziti we sent proposals to nac kkkk kuba kweni kweni

  69. ganimunthu says:

    Kaya mumunena kaya ayi chakwela wanna za nzeru. Please bwezani

  70. Chiletso says:

    Is Kondwani Nankhumwa daft or just stupid. The govt didnt use that money Mulakho and Beam used that let them refund the money. You people are shameless and clueless REFUND THE AIDS MONEY!

  71. Mnngulu says:

    Not only should they refund the money but arrested. Whoever was involved must face the law – a police, ACB, DPP gwilani ntchito yanu. Mbava izi zithelethu.

  72. Yesaya Dziko says:

    As you refund church money

    1. Uhudi says:

      Akulu penapake muziganiza musanayankhule, amayi wa abweze ndalazi chifukwa ndi zaanthu amene ali ndi matenda a HIV/AIDS. Anthu amenewa akuvutika wina angowadyera ndalama pa zinthu zomwe zilibe sogolo. Ngati Chakwera anadya ndalama za mpingo anthu ampingowo abwere poyela amuitanise ndalamazo.

    2. Greencardless Malawian says:

      Anadya za mu church mwako? Eni ake amene tinkaoereka salary yawo timawantadira. Pepani zangokubutani a DIPHIPH. Seek God in with all your heart; call on him while he is near or the end shall fall on you…the writting is on the war…

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