Kaliati tells JB: Return home, govt ready to give all benefits

Minister of Information Patricia Kaliati has asked former president Joyce Banda to return home and has since assured her that the government will give her all her benefits and privileges including security detail.

Kaliati:  Government will provide the former president with security

Kaliati: Government will provide the former president with security

The development comes few days after some People’s Party (PP) officials attacked the government for failing to provide the former head of state with maximum security following a robbery attack at her Chinthence residence in Nkhatabay few days ago.

Kaliati is quoted by the Daily Times claiming the government is keen at upholding the constitution of the Republic of Malawi.

“Government is keen at upholding the constitution and we are ready to provide all the benefits and privileges beffiting any former president, unless you tell me that she sneaked into the country without our knowledge and then she was robbed,” she  is quoted as saying.

“Let her come back home and see if we will not live to what the constitution stipulates,” added the government spokesperson.

Kaliati went on to blame the former leader for failing to cooperate with the government in identifying her desirable official
residence a year ago.

“The nation is aware that the government made a number of offers to former president but she turned all of them down saying they were not befitting enough even when we asked them to identify a place where we can provide her all the security they failed to do that,” Kaliati said.

Meanwhile, PP Spokesperson Ken Msonda and a top official based in South Africa, Humphrey Mhango said the security of Banda and the nation at large is at stake.

“We are appealing to have her security detail reinstated as mandated by the constitution,” said Mhango adding that they will seek the intervention of African Union (AU) and other international bodies.

Msonda cited attacks at the house of Vice President Saulos Chilima in Mwanza and the house of Minister of Lands  Atupele Muluzi as a sign that the country is no longer safe.

Meanwhile, a top PP officials has confided in Nyasa Times that Banda is willing to come back home.

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31 thoughts on “Kaliati tells JB: Return home, govt ready to give all benefits”

  1. youna says:

    I do not have any problem whether JB stays abroad or not. Afterall she has that freedom to stay in any country so long she has valid papers. Matchona onsewa alikunjawa bwanji simukuwaitana kuti muzawapatse ntchitokapena malo olima? zankutu!

  2. Mihdney Mpungankhungu says:

    Mtumizileni a security komweko

  3. Lottie says:

    Those who have nothing to hide do not fear. Those who have nothing to fear are free.

  4. b says:

    Kukamwa ngati wadya dzipwete dzalunda(dzowawa.)

  5. BAKILI MULUZI says:

    Abale kodi JB adakalipo? Dzina limeneli ndidalimva mpakanthawi akumveka ndi zokuba ndalama ku capital hill komanso zokhuzana ndi imfa ya Grace Chinga.

  6. puludzu says:

    Iwe kaliati sudzatheka, akuchotsanso uwona!

  7. kambwe says:

    koma amaiwa ..kungopasidwa udindo wa information minister basi nkhani yoyamba ikhale ya JB koma yaaa azimai…

  8. Erimzy Sukuman says:

    Kwanunkwanu mthengo mudalaka njoka,just come,this is your country.

  9. Banda says:

    She was a good president,

    Cashgate was caused by burocrats of the previous DPP government,

    Still waiting to learn who took 577 billion during the Bingu reign, and how Bingu acquired 90 billion, which his family is fighting in court. How much is enough to survive in Malawi when most people have nothing.

    The courts should seize Bingu’s money and replenish the maize reserves until the family can prove where it came from.

    Government is lying will not pay JB benefits it cannot even pay BWB for the police use of water

    Benefits should have been paid to JB even though out of country

    All we hear is cashgate from agriculture, health, foreign affairs, admarc this government is taking what it can before 2019,

  10. Mr. B says:

    Folks, let us applaud newly appointed I M Hourable P. Kaliati for coming open in this issue regarding the former president her excellency Joyce Banda. She went away on her own out of fear of unknown. The Information Minister is trying to clear the air from rumour mongering around the former president. Bear in mind Hourable Patricia Kaliati is a senior and seasoned cabinet minister, whether one likes it or not she is one of the finest capable MP and Minister as well. For reference please go ask local people from her constituency and personnel she had worked with in her previous portfolios.

  11. nyoni says:

    muzatipeza mayi

  12. BOKHO says:

    Come 2019 JB when MCP is in power im May thats it.

  13. Bandawe says:

    She is well taken care of in the U.S.A. She has a beautiful mansion that her well wishers have given. Her and her family

  14. Why panicking amangwetu? Musiyeni akhale kumeneko m’mene angafunire mwini wake. After all si yekhayo ali kunja, bwanji enawo simumawakakamira kuti abwere? There’s no security in this country, if she’s safe there basi msiyeni azikhala konko kaya atchona its ok. Kodi nkhani ya 577 Billion Kwacha inabedwa ija ili pati? Musaone ngati tinayiwala.

  15. mbanga says:

    The issue is purely politics . We have former president bakili and vices chilumpha and malewezi still here. What does she need special. I know bushiris money is hers and will disturbrise the country full time

  16. Winston Msowoya says:

    Malawians,what I don’t comprehend is the reason why JB left the country hurriedly after election results? Then there were lively talks of CASHGATE SCANDAL that to some extent,the name JB was consistently mentioned in connection with the scandal.Where there is smoke,there is fire.As the cash was a public owned,the people would rightly like to know the whereabouts of their meagre resources.The law of the land and its judiciary,must be followed by every citizen of the land.JB therefore must come back home and declare her innocence,it is as simple as that.

  17. akabwela afikire muzingwe osokoneza amenewo pipiiiiiiiiii odi uko shame!

  18. Nkhwakwaniwa says:

    Bwerani muzabwedze za cashgate mama!kakakakaka

  19. elisa Samuel says:

    kwainu athu omwe muli mbuli zophuzira mukafuna kuika comment ngati nkhani simukuidziwa ndibwino kungokhala cz khani ya corruption amayendetsa si president no.olo atabwela president wina milindu yomwe alakwila lamulo idzapitili kaya mulandu wa amuluzi wa Joyce banda kayaso apeter ngati atadzapezeka ndimulandu akuyenela kuzengedwa nde Ajoyce banda asatipusitse Abwele kuno kumalawi adzayankhe mulandu osakaza chuma ca boma mgati sanalakwe akuopelanji kubwela

  20. Nangatitani says:

    Even myself if I were in JB’s position I would not come because the DPP Govt of Peter Mutharika says I should come. What the DPP Govt and Peter Mutharika dearly want is to arrest her.Kaliati is one of the midnight six who openly said JB cannot become President. A few weeks ago panga welding thugs attacked people at the MCP-PP rally and what remains shocking is that Peter Mutharika did not condemn the attacks. DPP has a terrible history of violence. Look up to now the Njaunju murder remains unsolved. Donors, except the Peoples Republic of China one party regime, have no confidence in a DPP Regime. The DPP Regime knows violence, intimidation and intolerance. It is presiding over economic disaster.

  21. balakasa wapa lundu says:

    Amalawi, chichewa chathu chomwechi kumatikanika kulemba. chingerezi ndicho nyanyi kkkkkk….. Chitani manyazi. Know that this internationally viewed and read. Kaliati nawenso kukamwa uzitsekako

  22. Mwale says:

    Ndiko ku Malawi kumeneko. Timachita ndale zothana.

  23. MERCEDES says:

    THE PROBLEM WITH JOYCE BANDA IS THAT SHE WAS INVOLVED IN CASHGATE BUT SHE IS BETTER TO STAY OUTSIDE MALAWI FOR SAFETY OF HER LIFE SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE IS TALKING

  24. Point Order malawi an government , giving JB her benefits does not necessarily need her to be in the country. That’s her package and she deserves to get it no matter what coz she is our retired president , what she needs is her personal security. Akuopa kudzaona zomwe munamupanga Issa Njauju , musayiwale bwana APM kuti nanunso pampando omwe mulipo mudzachokapo ndiye mukhonza kudzakumana nazo zomwezo mukumupanga JB.

  25. NSONDA says:

    Abwele azabweze zaife kwaeni kulibe nkuwe akangofika mukamponye ndende ya muna akazione mayi woipa ameneyo

  26. Daudi says:

    Come back government yatolera ndalama yokuvutitsirani through arrests -kkkkkkkkkkk. Midnight six ifuna ibweze, stay there Mama. They want to use you in campaign during 2019

  27. Thokoloshi says:

    THE ISSUE IS NOT SECURITY, SHE IS AFRAID OF CASHGATE COURT CASES. ASAMATINAMIZE MAI AMENEWA, AKUDZIWA KUTI INALAKWA

  28. Kokota says:

    VUTO LILI NDI JB ATANGOTHAWA KUNO AMANYA MWANO NGATI KUNO SADZAFUNAKO MPAKA RICHARD BANDA KUMALEMBERA MAKALATA MAIKO AKUNJA ZOKHUDZA NKAZI WAKE KUTI BOMA LIKUMUZUNZA LERO BOMA LOMWELO LAFUNIKA OPUSA NDI NDANI NTHAWI ZINA KUMAGANIZA OSAMANGOTI MBUYO MWABWINO MTSOGOLO MWABWINO

  29. Established says:

    Sakuwadziwa matsotsi a mu jobeki. One day you’ll wish you were in Malawi. It’s far much safer here than RSA

  30. The Photographer says:

    It is lack of good manners and a clear manifestation of unprofessional conduct kumapatsegule kwambiri pakamwapa polankhula.

  31. L udzu says:

    M’THENGO MUNALAKA JOKA. ATIPEZA AMENEYO. kKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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