Kasaila differs with Mutharika on DPP funding

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesman has differed with remarks by President Peter Mutharika that he is a sole financier of the party.

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Kasaila: Mutharika not sole financier but is part of four sources of DPP income

An emotionally-charged Mutharika claimed on Thursday, October 8, 2015 during a news conference at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, that ge bankrolls the operations and activities of DPP and that he was its 2014 elections campaign major financier.

“I funded 2014 DPP campaign with my money and I will do the same in 2019,” said Mutharika who bragged being super rich.

But DPP spokesperson Kasaila, who is also government leader in Parliament and Minister of Transport, said the party has four sources of income: parliamentary funding, fundraising activities organised by the party, resources provided by the President of the party and resources spent by election candidates from their own incomes.

He, however, said in the local newspaper that DPP could not disclose all the information on funding because—like any other organisation—it becomes necessary sometimes to keep some information in-house for strategic purposes.

Meanwhile, Center for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) has a proposed bill to regulate political party funding that covers private funding and receipt of donations, separate bank account for private funding, registration and declaration of assets and members’ access to financial records.

Section 23 (2) of the proposed Bill reads in part: “A registered political party may, for the purposes of financing its activities, appeal for and receive donations from any individual or organisation in or outside Malawi, provided that the source of every donation, exceeding K1 million from an individual donor and K2 million from an organisation shall, within 30 days of its receipt, be declared to the registrar [of political parties] by the party concerned.”

It also stipulates that any person who uses or threatens to use force or violence, injures, damages or harms any person who donates or intends to donate any funds to a candidate, or a member of his family or any of his undertakings, commits an offence and is liable to a fine of K500 000 and imprisonment for five years.

CMD executive director Kizito Tenthani said under financing of political parties, the Bill has issues to do with public financing of political parties.

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26 thoughts on “Kasaila differs with Mutharika on DPP funding”

  1. member says:

    Akuba awa ,zitaeni

  2. Nyani says:

    What has he been snorting?..

  3. James kotoki says:

    Kodikachitsirukaosangokapatsazitatummutumobwanji.

  4. Grrrrrriiiiiiiiiiii says:

    Major financier means there are other finance sources that are minor compared to him….walakwa chani?kasaila jst said the same.

  5. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Kunama nako ndi tchimo, kkkkk.

  6. kennedy says:

    yet again on podium telling lies, my God its your servant so are we. let your power be displayed free us from hardship such as hunger shotage of medical due to evil leadership. You are the answer to our problem amen.

  7. Kenkkk says:

    The missing word is ‘Conttibuted’. Peter should have told us that he contributed to the 2014 dpp campaign with his own money. That fits well with what kasaila is saying.

    Peter’s presentation is therefore misleading either way, but are we surprised by that?

  8. defender says:

    kukula kwa salary does not mean kulemera otyms. mabwana ambiri m’boma r renting houses za ma juniors, tikukwera maminibus a anthu osaphunzira oti sangawelenge wat u r reading, anthu opelewera mzeru that’s why they talk fallacies ranging from rituals ,stealing to satanism wen mzawo gets rich. kumalawi kuli ndalama zambiri,busines yosayamba. how long does it take 4 a foreigner to be a millionaire here? wake up malawians

  9. Benson T Phiri says:

    Uku ndiye kubalalika wina kunena zina wina zina tikuonerani nanga AKWENI mukuti bwanji pamenepa Nanga NANKHUMWA tiudzeni NANU

  10. Optic Computer says:

    If every college professor would get Super Rich in the USA, then it must be assumed that there would be about 1 million rich college professors there. If Peter was a millionaire (in dollars), if could not have waited to buy a house in Malawi until Bingu became president. If any Peter was rich he couldn’t have waited until his brother died to inherit Midnightgate (ndalama za mma expand nthawi Bingu atangornwalira)

  11. defender says:

    ndinabadwa osauka now am not, kuzafa billionair thats my goal.if l wil the president in this country then u r going to b ruled by a billionair. nzeru c kupeza PHD in life, to me, chasing poverty away from urself, urfamily , ur community , ur country or the world ndiye mzeru.

  12. defender says:

    Tsopano Mawu Oti ..Differs.. akubwera bwanji? is there any contradiction here. ofcause ndizachilendo to have a billionair standing 4 president in this country tinazolowera kuona macandidate osauka mkumalemera akawina,but muthalika was indeed a billionair and that’s the normal in many countries including USA. to me ngati unabadwa osauka..wakula ukanali osauka= u can not develop urself then ulibe mzeru..kulibe za kusauka by choice,& how can u develop a country. is it easier to develop a country than ur home?

  13. yuona says:

    I think Katsaila is ndi munthu yekhayo watsala wa nzeru ku DPP. Ena onseo ndi madeya.

  14. St Lous says:

    Where did Peter get the money from to be super rich? Teaching at the US University? Kasaila is right. Peter is taking advantage of us he must resign or we will kick him out now.

  15. nam'binga says:

    Yes APM is not the sole finincier of the DPP.But bwana APM doesn’t know this coz he is sleeping, if someone tries to wake him up he become furious and arogant up the extent of telling us fwe fwe fwe if not ngwe ngwe ngwe coz his head is dulling by the end of each day. Ai mwalionelela dziko la Malawi anthu opepela osadziwa kuti kunyada konse mukuchitako ndi ndalama zawo, koma eni ake a ndalama akuvutika.

  16. Change says:

    Kasaila is more smarter than his President. How can a Professor in the U.S.A be super rich. Zabodza basi. I support Kasaila because Peter was completely broke during the complain and it was the well wishers that supported the party.

  17. Dyetsani Njomba says:

    Levelheaded.
    All candidates funded DPP campaign. All candidates including MPs and Councilors. They use personal resources. No party dishes out money to candidates to campaign with. Why should Mutharika announce that he financed his DPP campaign, who did he expect to finance him? The statement simply means ALL the money for all DPP candidates’ campaigns came from him. I believe it was the cashgate money plus what he and his brother had stashed away.

  18. Anabanda says:

    Enough is enough…Kick Peter out of Malawi. Watikwana.

  19. Telling the Truth says:

    A Levelheaded ndinu amene simudziwa chizungu. Peter Mutharika made it very clear that he is the only one funding DPP. He used the word I several times and he said he is super rich.

  20. apm says:

    A pitalala adzafa infa yowawa ndi usalanje wawo.

  21. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    I support what the minister says. We have been supporting the party financially some of us in one way or another.

  22. levelheaded says:

    You Green Muheya don’t take Malawians like fools. Guys look at this quote carefully.”I funded 2014 DPP campaign with my own money and I will do the same in 2019″. Is their anything like being a sole financier in this quote? You journalists should learn to practice fair reporting. In fact kasaira and mutharika are not differing in any way. Mutharika’s case falls on individual contribution which kasaira has illustrated. Ili nthawi ya MCP ma journalist ngati inu ndi amene amakakhala breakfast ya ng’ona.

  23. cbk says:

    tamva nawo.timadabwatu kuti nanga ma nite chanichani aja achani ena akukwela pachulu kuti ndi olemela?

  24. Che Katundu says:

    Pepani bwana mwatikwana musamanene za 2019,I wish u can go even by december msogoleri wonyoza ngati iwe

  25. john says:

    Kufuna kuchosedwa ntchito uku Katsaila

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