Malawi coughs millions for Mutharika shoe shiner, hangers-on allowances in New York

In the wake of the ‘zero-aid’ budget,  Malawi tax payers are coughing millions in a day to President Peter Mutharika’s hangers-on delegation that include a shoe-shiner , chef and waitress from Malawi at the United Nations General Assembly in New York .

Mutharikain New York with strongwoman in Malawi government, Patricia Kaliati

Mutharikain New York with strongwoman in Malawi government, Patricia Kaliati

Mutharika, who is booked at Hitlond Midtown in New York, is travelled with a shoe-shiner Fabbiano Luciano Mitengo whose official title is called ‘Presidential Valet’.

However, in the same delegation, Mutharika has a specialised shoe shiner Paulosi Norman Chisale who has served him for years –but is travelling as State House Director of Security Services.

For a trip outside Africa, daily allowance for the President is $500 (about K285 000), a Cabinet minister gets $400 (about K228 000), principal secretaries (PSs) get $300 (about K171 000) and any officer below the position of director and below gets $280 (about K159 600).

Also in the delegation is Lady-in Waiting Elieha Chisala whose job is make up for the First Lady .

Also in the delegation is a chef Jimmie Dzimbiri and a waitress. Judith Mphepo.

Apart from these State House staff, there other political guests of Mutharika who have going for orgy shopping who include Chief Kabudula of Lilongwe, DPP politician and murder suspect in Robert Chasowa case, Noel Masangwi.

Chief spy, Director General National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) Nicholas Dausi and his secretary Mervis Chilakata.

As Malawi is facing economic turmoil, there has been public anger over p and frustration on government’s insensitivity of sending 121 people, perhaps the largest delegation to the UN.

Government denies sponsoring the alleged bloated delegation, claiming that it sponsored only 18 people for the trip, with the others having been sponsored by non-governmental stakeholders.

Human rights and consumer activist John Kapito has since urged Malawian leaders to add more value to the annual trips to the UN by marketing the country instead of appeasing praise-singers.

Kapito, speaking during an exclusive weekly straight-talk Chichewa programme called Tiuzeni Zoona on award-winning Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) on Sunday, said he wished he could stage a dramatic public protest whereby suitcases of the reported bloated Malawi delegation to the UN could be forced open, as the people fly back home, to prove that the shopping sprees were their trip’s main focus.

Describing the annual UN meeting as a club or a talk-shop for global leaders, Kapito suggested that Malawi could have saved money by sending only about a 10th of its delegation.

Founding president Kamuzu Banda was not going to UN every year. His successor Bakili Muluzi, the president who served longest in multi-party democracy for 10 years only appeared at the UN twice, the first year he was elected and the final year of his tenure.

Muluzi’s handpicked successor Bingu wa Mutharika was also going annually but at times delegated his foreign minister , his brother and the incumbent.

Information and Civic Education Minister Jappie Mhango has said government has given its “comprehensive explanation, over and over” and said those who want to stretch the issue further should do so but the DPP administration would want to “move on with the business of further developing this country.”

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56 thoughts on “Malawi coughs millions for Mutharika shoe shiner, hangers-on allowances in New York”

  1. chimwere kumunda says:

    Chaona ine nsanje a Malawi…akanapita wanu wachiale sibwezi mukudandaula zonsezi…..asiyeni anthuwa agwire nthito tidawapatsa tsiku lovota lija!!!!

  2. Antonio Manuel says:

    Haters ,sign of poverty

  3. Zagwazatha says:

    Zitafuneni ndalamazo tiyeni nazoni. Tinakuvoterani dala ndie lero tisadandaulenso ai. Ndipo amene akudandaulawa amangeni ma key a hand caff zao mukaponye munyanja la lake Chirwa kakakakakaka.

  4. akusipikana says:

    His wife us there. Adzipukuta nsapato. That’s part of her duties.

  5. Chatty Man says:

    Ugly betties!kuno ndi kunjatu muziziwa anthu akukudandaulani.

  6. Praise says:

    Mavuto alipo. Mpaka na wopukuta nsapato ndi wokolopa nkhope ya a mayi (shoe shinner and first lay face make up).

  7. Okhrana says:

    ZOVUTA: ukuti APM ndiwonyasa nkhope? Iwe bambo ako okongola nkhopewo bwanji sanakhale president. Palibe ungapange ndimakudziwatu

  8. harr says:

    eh Malawians.dont u get tired.thngz are being messed up by lower level offcals,DC,DEMs.DHO,but u dnt say anytng.

  9. Phwado says:

    Stupid Malawians!Only good at talking but no action.Action speaks louder than words.Nchifukwa chake amakutolani!Pamsana panu!

  10. The deligation is just too big. We are facing hunger in different parts of this country, shortage of medicines in our hospitals. That money could have been used to import medicines and maize. Mapwiya muri metii enyepanapwasi yeeyo. Miano kiri always vanduhli vinyuh koma vala mookipwesa murhima

  11. Kanyera mpoto says:

    Cardiac arrest is waiting for you.Mulungu akuwona tiyenazoni apa mchabe zoopsa zikubwera.It is heard our fuel reservours are running dry and there is no forex to import fuel,njala ndi imeneyi.You should expect more pressure than wat yor late mapwiya met.

  12. Malawi is in the hands of scavengers. Jackals and hyenas.

  13. Mlauzi says:

    Mfumu Kabudulayo amutenge to sway influence ya dera limene lija from MCP to DPP. Nanji ndi mseu uja!!!!!!!!!!! A Chakwera mukuona zimenezi? Is the playing field level? Is this fair play?

  14. nhomilo says:

    that’s 2 bad for the government to sponsor such a mattitude of some useless people n the work of hunger and unemployments ….

  15. Zakeyo says:

    Have you noticed that our Vice President’s name does not feature whenever these issues bordering on poor governance are exposed??? He is the only person who can save this nation my brothers and sisters!! The rest are complete liabilities!!

  16. wangonde says:

    Otopa amalawi ngati ndi umphawi mulungu sanati tilangidwa.musiyeni apm agwile ntchito.mulungu azakupasani president wabwino. Asayendele zanu zovundazo.anza apita komwe ku un chifukwa cha anthu okuba,mbava nkumati mademonstrator.inu kapena iwo anankako bwanji sanaphedwe? Sikuononga chuma choti ine nkanathandizidwa ndinjala tikukambapa imbwa,mwefiswana umwe bwanji kukonda kusokoneza anthu.achakwelanso u just bn used sukuziwa they are trucking u.zukuvuta ku mcp lelo nanga chachikulu mukumbekezela muzachita. Take care uthela pompo this malawi. Vomelezani kufuna kwa mulungu khaya nzanjala sipeter anakaniza mvula. Asiye kugwila ntchito chifukwa chanjala yakoyo.mulibe ntchito zina muno.zitsiru inu asokonombwe inu tiyeni nazo nyasa usatope.

  17. bingu says:

    mmmm achinyamata kudya money ku NY sanje ayi mukadzakhala ophunzira kwambira maguyz aaa nanuso time ikadzafika mudzadya koma panopa musiyeni brother wanga adye money basi sichocho kaliat ,dausi mmm chakwera ndekayaso udataya mwayi bwenzi panopa ukudya zamupingo chonde achakwera bwanj tisiye ndale tikadye money ku Assembless of God (AG)

  18. andrew kambalame says:

    who asked you to explain number of people who went abroad with president. Don’t you something else worth talking about? Ngati cholemba chasowa, zilembani ndakatulo timazikondanso kwambiri. Za mkamwa ife ayi. News zanji zomangokhalira miseche yokhayokha. Akanatenga inu mukanalemba?

  19. Protocal says:

    So this is the long awaited austerity measure? Kkkkkk how can Malawi develop

  20. DPP Boma says:

    Nyasatimes get a life: Give me a name of one president who shines his shoes, cuts his hair, washes his clothes and cooks his own food. Ben Phiri, Chisale and Mukhitho. You have amongst your ranks too many PP cadres who are taking to the public domain every little state secrecy. Take them head on, they are embarrassing the mighty DPP government. Please act.

  21. Truck says:

    INSTEAD OF TAKING MONEY TO DEVELOP THE COUNTRY YOUR BUSY SHOWING OFF IN AMERICA AMERCICANS GOT MONEY NOT THAT PEANUTS YOU THINK YOU ARE SHOWING OFF FOR THEM YOU JUST WASTING YOUR TIME VUTO LODZIONERA KUKULU NDALAMA NDIZIMENEZO NGONGOLE YA $86 MILLION YAKUPENGETSANI KIKI!

  22. In US there is no dust once you land there is no need for polishing shoes now and then.Thes saveges will not help us coz they are there to fatten their bellies.

  23. chefourpence says:

    Haters Get a Life! You mean our President should be polishing his shoes? We are poor fine. But be reasonable! I dont know if your Chakwera or whoever you want wouldnt do this. Those are Presidential previledges that come with the territory.

  24. umuntu says:

    Mukanganakangana mundiuza, ndikugona kaye.

  25. MBUKWA says:

    Resource management is far from President Peter Munthalika. Delegation he travelled with is too much and many of his delegation have no value at all. What is the impact of the 1st lady, Chief Kabudula, and others accompanying him? Ithink its time now to sit our president down. He has been office for a year and months but Malawi have gone mad completely. No good policies he offers us dug instead of cake.

  26. chris gavin says:

    komanso mnsapatozo zimada ngati

  27. Dobadoba says:

    Impeachment process to start army take over for 3 months

  28. mad chicken says:

    Abale inu tiyeni tilikonde dziko lathuli.president wathu akalakwitsa,mayiko Ena amanena kuti Malawi walephera.

  29. Zovuta says:

    This is shameles president in the word..kungoyambira nkhope kunyasa ndi mtima omwe..ndimava kuti azungu amaona ngati ali ku zoo coz of muntharika ubwino wake samaliza term akakamila tiona kuti timutani

  30. best advise says:

    oh ok now i knw y th MRA officrs r busy sweating their back in this hot 40°c busy penalising peaple for th ske of th presidnt buy sme shoe polish

  31. Marley says:

    No big deal

  32. peeping lizard says:

    inu amalawi kodi mukuona ngati petulo angasithe zithu?komaso uprofessor sindikudziwa anautengera kuti! .munthuyu ndi mbava pamodzi ndi maxon mbendera,palibe boma,panyasaland,onse ndi mbala komanso, mamafia.malawi sazatheka

  33. Namu! says:

    Oh wow!

  34. wilson kasamba says:

    so u thick a whole president will shine his shoes.u are a joke.umphawi ndi wathu koma osamafananiza.these are top post.chamba eti.even a bank manager can’t shine his own shoes .first lady cooking ? Where on earth ? Stupid article and yo candidate wont win.cheap politics

  35. guguh says:

    Iwe Genuine patriot,

    What is wrong with him polishing his own shoes? Will it make him less of a person let alone president? Who had ever seen a president shine his shoes or his shoes being.shined to worry about him doing his own. Za ziii! If he is really for the nation don’t you think he could be doing things that show modesty and keenness to save this nation?

    Problem is this president has nothing to lose and no children to worry about the future they will have if this nation continues on this path.

    Kagame even drives his own car nde inu mukuti chani? Malawians have got a problem short sightedness and blindly following the flavour of the day without thinking and asking questions and demanding things.. Kutokota pa Facebook and ma comments apa Nyasatimes. Malawians A disappointing people.

  36. fela kuti says:

    paulosi chisale is his puppet master after ben phiri.behind the scene he does fuck the president’s niece hellen nundwe who is house manager at sanjika.if you check with the people who have gone to NY you will learn that they are sleeping in the same room.

  37. A Malawi anzanga omwe mumakwanitsa kuyankhula koma osachitapo kanthu,ndiyankhula m’malo mwa bwana APM andituma kuti ndilengeze za phwando lomwe likhalepo tikangofika kumudzi kusangalala chifukwa cha ulendo wathu osaiwalika wa kuno ku America ndipo tasangalala nde ngati tingokhazikika konkuno. Komano musadandaule chifukwa monga mukudziwa bwana nkhani ya mapwando alibe nzawo ndipo sitizamupezanso wina. Ndie ndatumidwa kuti ndimufunse Chakwela kuti amamwa wine wanji,nanga Richard Nsowoya amamwa wanji,? j kabwila ndie aaaaa akhoza kumwa uli wonse ndi ken nsonda mundiuze nsanga poti kuno ukugulikako. Tizasangalale limodzi abele kuti ndayankhula bwino ku UNGA,komanso shoping yaenda bwino. Tizasangalale mwantendele poti ndeu bwana amaiopa chiwamenyele ndi kuwachotsa mano. Pomaliza ndingoti ziko la Malawi likuenda bwino ndipo 5years yayambayi tizingoika miyala ya maziko kena tidzayambe chitukuko. Sangalalani a malawi zikomo zikomo zikomo

  38. ... says:

    Ku toiletinso kuli ass sweeper kikikiki
    Eeee monga akunenera ma kadeti apa kufuna kuteteza pitala.
    Tiyeni nazoni, alipo omuseteka ku toiletiko nanga mene alili pitalayu azizisetekanso yekha? #Genuine Patriot

    By the way a patriot is someone who feels a strong support for their country.
    Not a party.

  39. Kaligondo says:

    Koma nkhalamba yopanda manoyi itipweteka amalawi ,koma tili ndwiiiiii

  40. Patriot says:

    Useless Visionless Incompetent Ruler/Dictator

  41. Judasi says:

    nyasa Go a head with your stupid idea to destory your country. It is easy to destroy your country reputation but to restore it after the one you want to be your presedent is in power is not easy. Wise words to nyasatimes take it or leave it

  42. Judasi says:

    Go a head with your stupid idea to destory your country. It is easy to destroy your country reputation but to restore it after the one you want to be your presedent is in power is not easy. Wise words to nyasatimes take it or leave it

  43. and says:

    Nkuluyu ndi wa matama osati masewela,moti nchifukwa chake alibe mano anamenyedwa ku mowa ndi anzake zaka zapitazo ndangoiwala chaka chake kaya Getu ndie amanvapo chani nkamwa mopanda manomo.

  44. Me says:

    And one of the hagers on on this trip is on cashgate bail.

  45. Mayi says:

    Nanga ku amerekako kulibe oshayina nsapato, ophika, operekela zakudya? Mpaka kuuluka ndege wa ku amereka ndikukagona ku hotel, allowance pompo. Malawi yaphwekadi eti. Koma galu ameneyu peter amaganiza? Kukalamba chani?

  46. Manyetera says:

    Uyu yekha watikwana kale Bingu Snr had a vision than this. Let’s watch as government looting continues. Never thought I would ever mention JB as bolaniko. Koma lero nduti bolaniso JB idzi nde ayi at 80 yrs ruling us pleasee… no wonder we are the poorest country. This old dude truly gotta retire and feel the comfort of getting served on the ass like literally.

  47. koboko says:

    I don’t a see a problem here,mumafuna sapato azi shayina yekha? U just hate our president period,Regardless that our economy is in deep shit,those you have mentioned are important to his excellency activities there. Musova,2019 wooooo

  48. Bingu and Peter there second home is America no wonder they go to the UN every year.

  49. Mukuti nsapato azibulasha yekha? Shoe shiner ulendo wake woyenda ndi pulezidenti ndi umenewu????? Mwasowa zolemba. Mapazi anu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. phwiphwi says:

    Kodi okamuseta akabiba apitanso?

  51. Denguzman says:

    Ku polisha nsapato ndi nkhani, nanga Getrude ntchito yake ndi chaaa? Moreover nkhalamba zimenezi sizimagonana coz onsewa mphamvu zinatha kale ndiye amatopa bwanji kuti mupakana akalephere kupolisha nsapato zawo. Zautsiruuuuuuuuuuuu.

  52. The real ujeni says:

    The worst President ever, it was a huge big mistake for those who wasted their votes on him. A big disgrace to Malawi and Africa

  53. The Only Democrat Left says:

    Editor Nyasa Times – if you wish Nyasa Times to bring abuse of office by Mutharika to an end, you have to sustain your coverage on the subject of corruption, HDT, Indians etc.
    Be sure Malawians are reading Nyasa Time’s coverage and that the diplomat’s from donor nations too are reading.
    It does not help fight corruption and abuse of office by Mutharika if you start covering a story but then do not sustain the coverage but instead then start praising Mutharika or one of his Ministers. Please sustain the coverage on the trip to USA , HDT, the Indians etc and invite readers in USA to submit photos of and stories on Mutharika. That is the only way Malawi can develop,

  54. Chabwino a pulezidenti azipolisha okha nsapato. Sichoncho? Be reasonable when writing your articles.

  55. Professor Colbyn says:

    I think Malawi has money doesnt need donor aid. Ichi nde chiphwiiiisi chapa president

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