Jumbe says Mutharika told not to be lavish

Former finance minister and one of the May 20 flops in the presidential elections, Friday Jumbe has said political leaders who met President Peter Mutharika on Thursday at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre advised the  Malawi leader to avoid being extravagant on hard- earned  tax payers money.

Jumbe:  President advised  not to be extravagant

Jumbe: President advised not to be extravagant

Jumbe said they advised Mutharika to implement fiscal discipline and austerity measures to attract donors.

“We advised the President to avoid extravagant expenditure as we are just healing from the cashgate scandal,” said Jumbe as quoted in the local press.

Jumbe, who resigned as president of New Labour Party and decraled his DPP membership, also said President Mutharika was advised against using Cashgate as a tool to clampdown on political competitors.

Leader of a tiny party Petra not represented in Parliament, Kamuzu Chibambo said “the law should take its course” in dealing with plunders of public resources, saying claims of  political persecution in seeking Cashgate justice should be dismissed.

“We talked about Cashgate to say that it is important that the law must take its course because the people of Malawi are anxious to know what happened and by who and what will happen once the due process of law has taken place,” said Chibambo.

Mutharika held a working luncheon with opposition political party leaders who participated in the May 20 Tripartite Elections to discuss various issues affecting the country.

But conspicuously missing during the two and half hours meeting held at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre were Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, former president and People’s Party (PP) leader Joyce Banda and James Nyondo of National Salvation Front (Nasaf).

Briefing the media after the luncheon, Mutharika said the meeting was a fulfillment of the promise he made during the presidential debate that once elected into government, he would invite all the aspiring candidates to discuss issues facing the country.

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40 thoughts on “Jumbe says Mutharika told not to be lavish”

  1. Bwitoto says:

    The more I try to read this article the more I realise its emptiness. The same old useless talk coming from the purportedly cream of Malawian society. SHAME!!!!!

  2. Hmmmmmmmmm! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Ndiye mwati tidyeko nawo phwando laulele!

  3. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    Ife siopeperatu. Muzipanga phada wanuyo. But leave MCP alone. Ife sititengeka ndi za zii! Ndipo simunati, mudziwaso.

    1. drakes says:

      Mfiti chinyau wauponda

  4. BAMBALA. says:

    Mr Friday Jumbe!!!! you think we dont know that you are picking up a position at AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK? The position has already been indolsed by the RBM governor, on behalf of the Malawi Government.
    YOU CANT JUST BITE THE FINGER THAT IS FEEDING YOU!!!!! HE HE HE DE!!!! KOMA KUMENEKO.

  5. Zaziii,kungoononga misinkho yathu za chamba basi,starting 4m a president ndi ena onse anali kumeneko,stupid all of you

  6. FCK says:

    Jumbe and your fellow dyera people don’t cheat us you are liers great is Dr Lazarus Chakera Nyondo and DR. J BANDA MAY God Bless the 3 leaders and continue giving them wisdom

    1. drakes says:

      The worst people that are destroying Malawi, tell you President and Pastor that if he is attaching himself to crooks and underground workers GOD will unleash punishment on Him. Leaders are chosen by God this is a fact not trying to impose oneself, he should wait till his time comes, but if he has no patience God will take away the grace upon his life and may never have an opportunity to rule Malawi.

  7. Rosa says:

    Heeede. Jumbe mbava kulangiza mbava. Zoseketsa zeeditu. Malawi dziko la anthu akufa.

  8. Nyapapi says:

    Hahaha! Jumbe who made you Peter’s advisor? You even lost your seat to an injun!

    Just shut the fuck up already!

  9. Statesman says:

    Good enough for a statesman!

  10. Victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    well said Jumbe. But what happened to the ADMARC money when you were in-charge? What if the brought back the case for the sake of Malawians? Do you fear God? What happened to the money that was not accounted for when you were minister of finance. We are only asking questions here, not mentioned the hotel you built. A Malawi,

  11. MIKE NDAU says:

    You went to eat and dine and you say he must not be lavish.

  12. Quota system says:

    Ironically, the same Jumbe sided with DPP in resisting a vote recount of the previous May 20 elections.

  13. Wschiitaganya says:

    By the way Jumbe joined DPP so he and Katsonga really should noy have been psrt of that group

  14. Italz Banda says:

    Jumbe deserves to be a Minister, despite his past blunders, the guy is very intelligent and is so objective.
    I personally like this gentleman, Si enawa kumangotsutsa Osapéleka ma ideas ndi .a solutions. We need to move on.

  15. Kanyimbi says:

    Zoonadi dzikoli tonse silathu. Eni ake (Akafula) anathawa kalekale.

  16. Sekulu says:

    Jumbe you should be a very mad person. Why should APM implement measures which will attract donors? this is slave mentality man!! Implement measures which will enable Malawi create jobs, grow the economy and curb corruption in govt procurement. Look at programs which will enable wealth distribution equitably. You wasted tax payers money on this foolish luncheon. bad advisors thus why you failed UDF.

  17. Jabulosi says:

    You should have asked him” HOW FOREX ($) HAS BECOME SCARCE SINCE HIS TRIP TO UN” SO THAT THE kWACHA HAS NOSE-DIVED WITHIN TWO WEEKS AND CONTINUES TO DIVE!!!!!!

  18. big thought says:

    If Rev Dr L Chakwera was indeed a man of God why did he fail to attend the luncheon. Will he represent Malawi in 2019 elections and if so he is digging his on grave. His party will never change, let John Tembo represent the party as he new how to handle party and national issues. As for Nyondo, he is pro federal govt.

  19. siyanda xulu says:

    failure mediocres touting themselves as champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. adam ofewa kaunda says:

    ungono ungono suhumveka bwanji?

  21. Alungwana says:

    Nothing sense comes from FJ.

  22. Malto says:

    A Jumbe kukhuta luncheon kumeneko mpaka kumabwebweta. Lero simukukumbukilanso zoti mumabwebweta zotani.
    Fotsekee, mmalo momakabilana za mzeru ngati za EBOLA mukakamba za cashgate. Takumbukani zomwe munapanga nthawi ya udf ku admarc. Ukutimati kugenda kupolisi chamba chili nthumba. Tamangophwetsani mnkhuto wo basi. Musatilakqitswpo apa.

  23. yuona says:

    Inu a Jumbe mungapereke langizo lanji ndimuja mumupwetekera mulimi pogumula ADMARK ndi manja anu? Idyani ndipo imwani koma kumbukirani kuti one day muzazisanza zimenezo………

  24. chidumayo says:

    Enafe dziko la Malawi silathu. Analakwitsa ndi azungu pogawa malire a maiko. Ife kwathu ndi ku Zambia. Khalani nayo Malawi wanuyo ndi shire wanuyo. Sindife anzanu ife. Enawonso ndi a ku Mozambique mtundu wawo unabwera muno mu Malawi momalizira pano azitumbwa shitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii bloodfulllllllllllllllllllllll bushitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Apatseni ziko akafula a Maravi eni eni.

  25. ZEZE says:

    Ngakhale mutero ife tikufuna federalism basi.

  26. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba, formerly known as Obanda Joyce Ntilen says:

    A bunch of losers enjoying a free meal

  27. Policeman says:

    Jumbe usatibwatike nalo bodza, you dont have the guts to tell the adamant Mutharika. Bodza ili who do you want to fool? Whoever believes this is a fool as well. Anthu adyera inu shupiti!! What did you do to ADMARC, mbuzi iwe eti.

  28. Achimidzimidzi says:

    It’s good that you met as political leaders.I am very impressed
    However, issue of cashgate is for ACB, Police and Courts. You should not discuss who should be arrested and who shouldnot.
    Is ACB and relevant organisations not competent enough to handle this issue?

    My advice is that you were supposed to discuss the coming federal government and the bounderies and there was need to advise the president not be extravagant . It’s too late for such advice.

  29. ken says:

    By shunning the meeting it means Chakwera is not a true leader. Munthu wadyera ameneyo osakonda dziko lake.

    1. Nonsense! Ndichani chanzeru akambiranako kumeneko besides wasting tax payers money? Tili ndi mavuto ambirimbiri kuno. Achina Jumbe ndi Katsonga angatiuze chani cha nzeru? Za ziii!

    2. chemphopha says:

      I know he would have gone if it was Joyce kuti akadyeko za Cashgate. Forgotten paja amakakomana midnight yomweyo kumene amakagawana za Cashgate.

  30. MERCYmercy says:

    anukhadala agogo ako, these are pple who have been infore front of the running of goverment businesses than Busa chakwera

  31. Wawaman says:

    Jumbe Is Forgeting That He Also Messed Admarc Funds During UDF Legime.Zaziii!!!!

  32. Penu says says:

    Kazitere bwenzi nzikoma . Atsogoleri athu mukamakumana chonde yesetsani kukambirana zotukula dziko lathuli .

  33. baba oniwa says:

    Kunapita anukhadala okhaokha bwana Chakwera sangapite kuzopusa ngati zimenezi musova come January u will see govt crying fusani oyenda pansiwu

    1. wawa says:

      Who is chakwera ukamati sangapite ku zopusazo? iyenso ndi wopusa yemwe, amene amawate nkhosa kufuna ndalama not unity. He shud show what he was preaching to pple and not vise versa. We want oneness in Malawi osati crying over spilt milk, up to when?

      Mawa tikamadzati a president athu sachedwa kukwiya nde sitiwavotela mudzidzati chani?

      1. Chakwela is leader of opposition my friend! He is not for sell! He can not waste time discussing issues with useless briefcase political parties that dont even have representation in parliament. Parties that only resurface during elections? Zopusa eti!

  34. chekambewa says:

    yes thats good keep it up

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