Kamlepo forces State House on defence line again: Mutharika accepts buying motorhome

Firebrand Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua has again forced State House on the firing defensive firing line on the purchase of a mullti million luxury vehicle for catering and toilet facilities for President Peter Mutharika.

Kamlepo: Alleged the motor home was bought at K150 mil but State House saysit was at K65 mil

Kamlepo: Alleged the motor home was bought at K150 mil but State House saysit was at K65 mil

Kamlepo had told a local newspaper that State House had bought the vehicle at a staggering K150 million, an amount that could have provided three meals a day in all public hospitals that have since suspended provision of food and ambulance services due to huge budget cuts as Capital Hill says it has no money.

However, in a statement issued on Sunday, State House admits it has indeed bought the said vehicle but said at a price of K65 million.

According to State House spokesman Gerald Viola, the vehicle replaces another one which is six years old and always broke down on presidential convoy hence the need to replace it.

”The price was not MK150 million as alleged. It was bought as a new unit in July 2015 to replace the old one which was already second-hand when it was bought over six years ago,” explained Viola.

”This shows the mechanical condition the old unit was in. It certainly had to be replaced. The motor home is not a luxurious model because it is small and an ordinary unit in the line of motor homes.
On the President’s convoy, it is not a recreational vehicle, but a very essential and most functional unit of the convoy,” added Viola.

The statement says the vehicle is very important for Mutharika because he uses it on long journeys for resting.

”Now the President travels by road on short and long trips despite the inconvenience he suffers in doing so. He has never travelled by helicopter since he took office. This travel by road is actually less expensive than helicopter travel where the road convoys still follow him to the meeting sites.

”We should therefore commend him for these cost-cutting efforts in his travels. On these long trips, as well as long field functions, the President uses the motor home as a washroom. He also takes his meals
in it when he is on the road during meal times”.

The motor home, according to Viola, is an alternative for Mutharika instead of using filling station washrooms or other despicable facilities while on road trips, which he said would be most demeaning and a serious State security compromise.

The purchase of the vehicle comes barely months after the government led by Information minister Jappie Mhango led a ceaseless campaign of smear against leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera and Speaker of National Assembly Richard Msowoya for buying official vehicles.

Kalua says he has reliable moles in government who tips him on what is going on at State House and Capital Hill.

Donors are advising the government to cut on on unnecessary expenditures to avoid piling domestic debt that can disqualify the government from getting an International Monetary Fund extended credit facility that will unlock donor aid.-Additional reporting by Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times

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musisipala
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8 months 18 days ago

Kamulepo wa vifusi

kwirikwiri
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kwirikwiri
8 months 18 days ago

Peter Mathanyula amanyera golide kodi? Same shit which immediately when it comes out flies wooooooo!! What is so special about his shit, nonsense!!! Buy him diapers that’s the reason why he remarried Getu so she can be changing his diapers, stupid old-toothless he goat.

Luwazi
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Luwazi
8 months 20 days ago

” The President needs a MK65M luxurious motor home to deposit his biological waste” does he really need a gold pated toilet for his bodily waste???? somebody pinch me please!!! Are we really serious about austerity measures and public service reforms? Shouldn’t Mathanyula and Saulos be exemplary?

Tukombo
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Tukombo
8 months 20 days ago

Only in Malawi can we talk about the president peeing , pooping and farting. The office of the president has been watered down by this administration. It has lost all it’s glory and respect. Mind you it’s not the opposition or JB that said that it is Viola who brought this up.

Apao Kugola
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Apao Kugola
8 months 20 days ago
Koma a Viola ayenera kumasankha zolankhula for public consumption. He seems to have a chicken head. Ife tili ana sitinkadziwa kuti Kamuzu ankakodza. Tinali ndi nkhalo, ntchindi ndi zina zonse zomveka macapital letter polankhula. Ooops! Ndayamba za Viola nane. Shaa, Cry Beloved Country. But kudos to my man Kamplepo Kalua. I still remember the 7 oclock news on Panorama ya South Africa in 1991 – 1992 when this real man of Rumphi took Kamuzu head-on. He new Kamuzu would have sent petrol ku Joni konko but Kamplepo did not fear the Lion or Mkwango called Kamuzu. Honestly, Kamplepo is a… Read more »
fisi
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fisi
8 months 20 days ago

That’s fine for now..

ephrahim
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ephrahim
8 months 20 days ago

The major problem with our leaders is, that thy forget their roots and relatives in the villages and their needs!
As soon they are in power they have a behaviour like children, not knowing about priorities!
In the history of our continent Afrika, we are counting dozens of presidents, developing to idiots and only a handful became idols! Why?

Afera
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Afera
8 months 20 days ago

The convoy can always stop by the road side with traffic police stopping vehicles and security men providing security to allow Peter shit or urinate behind a nearby shrub or tree.

mapwevupwevu
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mapwevupwevu
8 months 20 days ago

Ndikamayenda ulendo ndimapitilatu ku chimbuzi kukakoza komanso kukanyela. Ulendo poti ndi wa bus umatenga 4-5 hours koma sindifunanso kuchimbuzi. Iwowa conivo yawo imayenda ngati ndege mwina 3 hours afika from Blantyre to Lilongwe. Ndekuti azifuna kukodza / kunyela pamaola ochepa chonchi? Iyi ndi mphamvu yakukalamba kapena kuledzera. Bwana anchito anu akuyalutsani kuti mumaima panseu kubutcha iwo ndi asilikali akudikira. Koma abale pa Malawi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Nkhani yaku biba kwa pUlezidenti mwaiika pabwalo a Viola????????????????????

mapwevupwevu
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mapwevupwevu
8 months 20 days ago

Once again big up to BIG MAN Kamulepo. You are doing more for Malawians than many MPs. Keep bringing up the dirt. Asagone tulo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KAMULEPO WOYEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

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