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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Bwitoto
Guest

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!!!!!

Mong'onyolani
Guest

Hmmmmmmmmm! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Ndiye mwati tidyeko nawo phwando laulele!

Munthu wa Mulungu
Guest

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

drakes
Guest

Mfiti chinyau wauponda

BAMBALA.
Guest

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.

The Country Chief
Guest

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

FCK
Guest

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

drakes
Guest

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.

Rosa
Guest

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

Nyapapi
Guest

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

Just shut the fuck up already!

Statesman
Guest

Good enough for a statesman!

Victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
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Victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi

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,

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