Give JB her benefits – PP official

Peoples Party (PP)-South African Chapter has condemned President Peter Mutharika and his government for continuing ill-treating the former president. Joyce Banda by among other things denying her monthly salaries and other benefits since she left office in 2014.

Joyce Banda:    No benefits yet

Joyce Banda: No benefits yet

Chairperson for the chapter Humphrey Mhango told Nyasa Times in an interview from his base in South Africa that  the DPP government is doing is a “violation of the constitution of the Republic of Malawi”.

Mhango has called upon Mutharika to honour the promise he made during the swearing in ceremony as President of Malawi that he will always respect and follow the laws in the Republican constitution.

When contacted to verify Mhango’s claims-that Banda is not being given her salary and benefits, Peoples Party Publicity Secretary Ken Msonda refused to comment much on the matter.

“Her salary, benefits and anything to do with the former president is handled by her office so the right person to comment is the spokesman in the office of the former head of state  Andekuche Chanthunya,” Msonda told Nyasa Times in a telephone interview before referring this reporter to Chanthunya.

In his remarks, Chanthunya confirmed to Nyasa Times that indeed Banda has not been receiving her salary.

“Since she left office, she has not been receiving her salary and benefits,” said Chanthunya.

Last year, PP leader in parliament-now acting President Uladi Mussa asked President Mutharika through a parliamentary deliberation that he should stop deliberately violating the constitution.

Later, government through itssSpokesperson who is also Information Minister Jappie Mhango issued a statement refuting PP’s claims and said Banda has been receiving all her benefits.

The government however claimed that Banda turned down some benefits for example a house as she was reported not to have fallen in love with the houses government organized for her.

At the mean time, it is not known when the PP leader is expected to return home.

“We will issue a statement when she is coming back,” said Chanthunya.

Banda left the country after losing the May 20, 2014 general elections on safety grounds.

While abroad, she has been carrying out a number of activities including attending some big global events and conferences.

She also received a couple of accolades in the process.

Meanwhile, the PP South African Chapter Chairperson has advised the DPP government to concentrate on issues that will help in transforming the country’s economy which is in sorry state.

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Nthumbidwa
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7 months 13 days ago

Politics

Katundu
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7 months 14 days ago

Mufune musafune muzamupasabe ndalama zake DPP will not rule Malawi forever impossible. So ur just wasting urtime

Mavi yinu...
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Mavi yinu...
7 months 14 days ago

Her benefits ……………kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk…all the money u stole they are not enough u want to milk us more so that we die and u still enjoy your life.Come and see pipo dyimg here coz of cashgate.We are giving all her so called benefits to pipo in Dedza,Mchinji,Ntcheu,Neno,Phalombe,Rumphi,Nkhatabay and Domasi coz they helped in removing the cashgate lady from the presidency.

Kamuzu Mbewe
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Kamuzu Mbewe
7 months 14 days ago

She must come back home to sign for her benefits

Manuel
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Manuel
7 months 14 days ago

A Humphrey chani chani’wanso akanakhala munthu wa mzimu wake mmalo mokakamiza anthu anjala ndimaluzi kuti apereke kwa amene adaononga zambiri chonchi akadasonkhetsa kangachepe kudzathandiza abale ndi alongo awo aavutika ndi vuto la kulusa kwa nyengo kumudzi kuno, osati zamkutu akubwebwetazo

Manuel
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Manuel
7 months 14 days ago
Very nauseating that sb Malawians never voted directly as president wanted to give as problems. Yet Muluzi, who was voted in not once but all his two terms accepted the standard offers but moved into his personal house. JB has established her own ‘Ndata’ residence at Kamuzu Academy estates that she dispossed the institution, a residential property in Nkhatabay and suspected to have built another mansion near Dudu estate in Lilongwe city,among other properties and yet she keeps turning down the houses that govt.offers her.Why not just stay at one of her properties and let her children use the government… Read more »
Kenkkk
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Kenkkk
7 months 15 days ago

Dpp and pp or jb are all cashgate involved. You can’t separate dpp from cashgate as some of you seem very keen to suggest. We are tired of hearing about jb allowances. She is entitled to her allowances and she doesn’t need to be in Malawi for her to be paid.

I Am still waiting for this dpp govt to issue charges against jb alleged cashgate crimes. Please issue charges and seek extradition from wherever she resides. Why are you not charging her? Is it because you are also involved in cashgate?

bishop
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bishop
7 months 15 days ago

JB must come and get her benefits…

levelheaded
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7 months 15 days ago

Ok tamva

Jezbel
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Jezbel
7 months 15 days ago
Come here to sign for your retirement package and all other terminal benefits. Dont just seat phwii in south africa. Thes so call JB southa frica chapter will tarnish your name. Every pensioneer in Malawi makes sure that she or he has signed his or her forms. Even if it means going to capital hill over the same, its your money. Things which have to do with money are always legal in nature. With the cashgate which you masterminded, nobodycanallowtoreleasecashin absence of the owner. Unless you want to create ghost workers or another cash gate holder.Muthalika has closed all the… Read more »
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