Jappie’s positive spin on Malawi UN delegation fails: State House refutes airline story

Information Minister Jappie Mhango attempt to defend Malawi government by putting a positive spin on the bloated delegation to United Nation in New York, failed a big test when he organised an interview on MBC TV.

Jappie Mhango : Spin falls falt

Jappie Mhango : Spin falls falt

Mhango, who is government spokesman, attempted to spin the information that the country had a bloated entrouge to UN, saying President Peter Mutharika only approved 18-member delegation to accompany him, which was paid by government and that others were sponsored by “well-wishers.”

Human rights campaigner Billy Mayaya pointed out that claims that other members were paid by some sponsors and not from government account is a “blue lie”.

“If the Government can blatantly lie and say that the donors funded such buffoonery in the light of Cashgate, then they are under the assumption that Malawians were born yesterday,” said Mayaya.

An observer of Mhango’s television interview noted the minister saying “while we were campaigning for DPP” when in actual fact he came in as an independent MP.

Mhango was also faulted for saying he would not comment on sectoral issues (ministries) but only on issues of national importance, saying that did not give the confidence as government spokesman.

No Bombadier

Meanwhile, State House press office issued a statement signed by Chikondi Juma refuting that Mutharika traveled to Dubai en-route to the UNGA using a Bombardier BD700-1A10 Global Express registration number OE-IGS owned by UK Private Jet Charter at a cost of not less than 200 million Kwacha. The trip would have cost K41 million had the president used a commercial flight.

According to State House, Mutharika used a Jet owned by Execu-Jet of South Africa which has the registration number OE-IGS.

The statement faulted Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) for reporting about the Bombadier plane, saying their report was wrong and unverified information.

“For its failure to verify the information it had, and going ahead to publish wrong information ,  ZBS is regrettably forcing us to conclude to  that the station has hatred for the current government and the current president,” the statement said .

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41 thoughts on “Jappie’s positive spin on Malawi UN delegation fails: State House refutes airline story”

  1. Pali chinsiru China chake akuti SK changolemba manyi oka oka

  2. kate says:

    I AGREE WITH NO 34. WE HAVE A SICK PRESIDENT INDEED. ACTUALLY WE HAVE PRESIDENT WHO IS INCAPASTATED.

  3. S. K says:

    Mulimonse tinganenere nenani koma zoona zake ndizoti ufulu olemba kapena olankhula wanyanya. Zinazi tikuonjeza. Mpaka tifika polemba ndi mtundu wa pant amene a pulezident avala. Some of what is being written will never solve the problems of malawians. Kodi Kamuzu poyenda zinkakhala bwanji? Inu a Chakwera mudalipo mukudziwa. Nanga a Bakili zinali bwa? Bingu? A mai ndie amangokuimbani kuti ndege andilipilira. Zopusa. Azungu mukuchita kuwapembeza ngati mulungu wanuwo akamaenda zimatani? Mbuzi za wanthu mwatani kodi?A malawi nsanje. Musieni munthu alamulire akalephera 2019 tikumana. Zoti anakuberani mavoti zisiyeeni nkupusa kwanu. Amakuberani mulikuti? Ngati amakuberani ali kunja kwa boma ndie kuti nditulo tanu timeneto kukupatsani boma zizaenda? Nenani mfundo zoti titukule dziko lathu pamodzi osamangokhalira kuyang’ana kuti awo adyera chani lero tiuze anthu adziwe. Tipindula chani?

  4. Ethurama says:

    Jappie ameneyo ndi winawake waku lweni kwa a chiheni ku lura,zasukulu ekhoto tikambabe.

  5. Kawonga says:

    Some minstrs fit well in the shoes of ministerial positions, but pipo like jappie sindikudziwa kuti adachoka kuti amapanga chani? Seem to be parked ata wrong place and wakwera yolakwika

  6. Gwamba says:

    Bodza Limeneri Bwanji Kodi? Which School Did You Go (Dpp) Guys? Shame!

  7. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    Kodi sizingatheke kuti azungu abwerenso adzatilamulire. Chifukwatu anthu akude mwina kupatulako Kamuzu Banda palibe ndiwonapo ine. Nanga izi zikhala nduna? Kununkha ngati mtudzitudzi.

  8. Praise says:

    We have no president in Malawi. If we do, then he is so sick that he is failiing to control the affairs of the country.

  9. Tili Chenene says:

    I need to know Japie’s level of education and his field otherwise he seems mentally and intellectually challenged lad

  10. Kingman says:

    Eee zovuta kumvetsatu Wawa

  11. ALOSWEA says:

    I am tired of this poverty ,chonde a President tatopa ,make great farms along shire river,lukulu,ruo ,dwambazi ,lithipe

  12. bm says:

    ajappie munali a pp u lost primaries u went independent compaining for mcp and chakwera u join ddp on the expense of ur friend of ddp they insted ukulakhula ngati umapanga nawo kampeni a ddp i waz u saying bull shirt about peter today ndiye wabwino munthu iwe wadyera kwabasi. waka ise wa ddp iwe?

  13. Peter Arther Muthalika says:

    These are the northerners I know. Dyera. Give a northerner high position in political or religious circles that how they will behave. Bakambwe imwe, ntchewe zakufikapo. Iwe khali Japie ndiwe mpokha nadi. Chimbwi

  14. KUNO KU MAULA says:

    A NGWAZI MUNATISIYA MMABVUTO

    A NGWAZI MUNATISIYA MMABVUTO !

    A NGWAZI ! A NGWAZI !
    .
    ULEMU NDI ULEMELERO WONSE WOMWE

    MUNTHU UMALANDIRA UKAPITA KUNJA KWA

    DZIKO WATHERATU !!

  15. Hehehede says:

    Kodi ku DPP mulibe anthu anzeru who can heard the minstry of information? A Jappie a PP mwatenga kuti? Peter waiwala all those who rallied behind you when you lost your bother? Those vocal men and women who fearslfearsly defended you in Parliament mumalankhula inu.inu . Where are the Chibingus, Chirwas, Chazamas, Mauwas, Napolo, Masebos,Nsongazaudzu, Gambatula, Vera Chilewanis etc etc ana opanda mantha lero waataya waona Jappie tiyeni nazo. Mulungu akuona.

  16. robert manda says:

    a dog can speak the truth than these rude guys DPP shame on God is looking answer is about to come

  17. Phinifolo says:

    Ndinakuuzani ine. Mulira mutopa. Mwawi munautaya povota basi. Lero mukudandaula chani, anyni anthu inu?

  18. benjnes says:

    tell the president to take double the people next time we will all just make noise and shut up, the government is free to do anything anytime. if even american embassy is covering and indirectly supporting than who are we. just the poor voiceless people of the country . SHAME APM AND HIS GOVERNMENT SHAME AMERICAN EMBASSY to refuse to disclose the fact.

  19. KIKIKIKIKIKI……yayayayah! Jappi jappi…Mbuzi ya Mbuzi of all Info..Ministers……bola NAKHUMWA YOMWEYO…KIKIKIKI….shaaaa!

  20. Mzee says:

    Next time we shall send 500,000 people to UNGA. If you want to be part of the delegation just join DPP. President APM is a Professor ladies and gentlemen he deserves peace and comfort so that he can strateguse on how to move us to first world.

  21. Mwana Mulanje says:

    Jappie nchindere chakufikapo, mtesi mulala chomene. Kasi imwe baDPP kamunthu aka mukakatola nkhu?

  22. jcholomandenga says:

    Malawian leaders, when are you going to feel for the suffering of the people?,

  23. Jabulosi says:

    Jappie Mhango pretends to be clever and intelligent but the interview has proved that he is actually Dull and very stupid!!!!!!

  24. Matchonisa says:

    DPP is a Club of thieves

  25. Telling the Truth says:

    Chuka’s remarks that the fact that IMF Programme with Malawi is off track is no news reflects the DPP Government arrogance. Millions of Malawians are now struggling to afford basic commodities because the economy is sinking as it did up to April 2012 when DPP was ruling.

  26. Nyatwa says:

    In the interest of transparency, can Yappie give us the list of the very generous donors that funded the UNGA trip pleeeeease!!!

  27. Achikulire says:

    Kodi angalande akukataniko ku america the guy cant even express himself in english!! What the f**k?!! I think the trip was organised for the chasowa killers to celebrate the successfull murder of one Robert Chasowa may his soul rest in peace. Simwabwelako?!! Tikufuna ma report a ntchito zimene munakapanga ku america!!! Anthu oyipa awa!!!

  28. Dwambazi says:

    I thought Yappie’s ( where did he get this name from) response was a total insult to 64% of Malawians.

  29. Nkombokombo says:

    The more you(DPP) try to clear the cloud the more you are making it even darker. People have now known what type of Govt they have put in power. You had better started putting it in course otherwise big trouble in the roaming.

  30. Patriot says:

    Of all tumbuka’s, this is most imbecile. A disgrace to the entire North.

  31. Nkhunika wa Nkhunika says:

    Jappie was campaigning for MCP period no further queries. DPP has failed Us Malawians. Tell the truth not lies plz. Shameful government. Malawians are not stupid to be fed with lies. MAPWEVUPWEVU Government should learn to speak truth. Fire Jappie for telling lies to the nation. I rest my case.

  32. Bon says:

    Japi ndiwe munthu woyipa you dont love your country wakonda ndalama but remember ukakwela muntengo osonyoze ali pansi poti ukagwa azakutole ndi omwewo. Sindikudabwa khalidweli udayamba nkale

  33. Andrew Fatch says:

    Why don’t u spin ur recent cashgate if u know that that was a blue lie,u mayaya account ur cashgate first then others will follow suit.U r full of haterage.

  34. brave nyanyaluwa says:

    Jappei, don’t think that Malawian are stupid just because u’re a minister. You are telling us that the very same donors who are refusing to fund your budget are the very same donors who sponsored the 115 less 18 delegates? Why has it taken so long for you to tell us these lies? Busy sugar coating the true information? Shame on u. The US Embassy has said it issued 115 visas. Even the time u were speaking I could see lies in your eye. Bodza wanenali lidzakutsata mpaka moyo wako onse ndikunena izi mdzina la Yesu.

  35. mtumbukaweniweni says:

    AJAPI LYANINGE WAKA NADALAMA KUCHIPANI UKO VYAWAKAWAKA IVYO MUKUYOWOYA.
    TAWANTHU TITIFWENGE NANJALA MUNO IMWE MUKULYA MAKORO MULIPO WACHOKO WAKA MUNGAZOMEREZGANGA VYABWEKABWEKA CHARA.

  36. Charombanthu says:

    It is a fact that Malawi sent a bloated delegation and we are tied of being told lies. Just come out in the open and accept that you goofed, period. And Mr Information Minister, how can you say that “when you were campaigning for DPP” when everyone knows that you are an independent MP? When are we ever going to learn to tell the truth? Lies will not bring food on our tables nor will they bring drugs in the hospitals. People are suffering and you have the nerve to lie about important issues affecting Malawians. Shame on you….

  37. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Useless idiots. Money and greed has turned respectable men and women into big fools… Shame on you!

  38. Telling the Truth says:

    Jappie Mhango is turning out to be the worst Minister of Information. Amachita kuwonekelatu kuti he is afraid to tell the truth. He fears to be sacked. It is not surprising as he is not a heavyweight in DPP. These are people that Peter Mutharika can fire at any time.

  39. Mphongozidana Ndau says:

    This is indeed stupidity of the highest level. Are you speaking to children? The donors have refused to fund your budget. Now you say the same donors came out massively to fund Lewis Ngalande, Noel Masangwi and others to go shopping to New York?

  40. Benson T Phiri says:

    zitsiru zonse izi

  41. kk says:

    Stupid dpp mapwevupwevu government.

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