Malawi diplomats in New York face eviction for failure to pay house rent: Foreign Minister Kasaila says aware of crisis

A Malawian diplomat working at the country’s United Nations embassy in New York, United States of America is facing home eviction for outstanding rent and other are also facing similar threats.

Kasaila: Aware of the problems

Kasaila: Aware of the problems

Nyasa Times understands that Mrs Chrissie Mahuka has received a warrant of eviction from her landlords, Collins Enterprises.

According to a memo  seen by Nyasa Times by Loti Dzonzi at the UN mission to Foreign Affairs Ministry, addressed to Principal Secretary Dalitso Kabambe reference no ADM1/1 the financial situation for Malawi diplomatic staff in New York is “dire.”

“Expect to receive similar news in the coming days from the other diplomats,” Dzonzi, a former police chief, wrote in the memo.

“We seek your urgent indulgence on this matter of overdue rentals,” Dzonzi added.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Francis Kasaila has said government is aware of the problems of cash flow affecting its missions.

Kasaila said he will spend an additional two days in United States of America (USA) to resolve some issues affecting the Malawi missions in Washington and New York.

He said in Lilongwe on Friday that government has taken an advantage of the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS trip to visit the two diplomatic offices in America the scheduled for 8 to 10th June.

“As a cost-cutting measure, government has decided to add two more days to the trip in order to allow some officials from the ministry to undertake other activities in its missions in the USA,” he said.

He said government could have spent more money on return tickets to America but as a result it has only made the top up on the tickets for the extra days.

While in New York and Washington, he said, they will proceed with a recall program whereby a number of its officers will be called back home and others have already received letters on such.

On the program, government will recalling almost 50 diplomats by July this year from all its missions across the world. Over 30 diplomats have already come back since June 2015.

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10 thoughts on “Malawi diplomats in New York face eviction for failure to pay house rent: Foreign Minister Kasaila says aware of crisis”

  1. dee Walker says:

    Zotsatila za boma lakuba. Peter wakuba, Badall wakuba, Kabambe wakuba, Kasaila wakuba, Chaponda wakuba, the list continues

  2. Moyenda says:

    Zambia basi

  3. Matako says:

    Janet Karim anabwelera ku New York kuno angakhale she’s currently jobless and homeless. Kukakamira USA. Pliz tamulankhuleni.

  4. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    Most people dont like truths. But if truth is told . . .
    . . . This Kasaira guy is just too unpolished to be a Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    . . . The guy is just too rigid and too mechanical for the post.
    . . . The guy is just too domestic to effectively and efficiently handle foreign or international affairs.
    I wonder why APM chose this guy for Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    . . . Kasaira is everything that Malawi doesn’t need for a Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has no qualities!
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    When govt took the trouble of rescuing 12 girls from abuse in Kuwait;
    . . . without a kilobyte of shame, Kasaira asked the girls to find their own ways of coming back to Malawi.
    Now, this Diplomat is about to be evicted for non-payment of rent;
    . . . the best answer Kasaira can give is that govt is aware.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    Malawi is going miles and miles to nowhere with this Kasaira as Minister of Foreign Affairs. There is nothing foreign that Kasaira knows about.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

    1. Dr Mbilixi says:

      Analyst you are very right. This kasaila guy is but another shame for Malawi. He is a dunderhead

  5. Eugene says:

    Fodya eti kkkkkk

  6. memo says:

    Audit them first before paying the rentals. I thought these people have been stealing millions like their friends in Ethiopia.

    1. Moyenda says:

      Ine my opinion is to recall the immigration officer MacDonald Makumba in south Africa , the guy is soooooo rude and toooooo corrupt.wakuba heavy mkuluyu akumagulitsa ma traveling document inside lindela which is written GRATIS,,,,The detainees are suppose to get these documents for free. Do something hon minister of foreign affairs coz mkuluyu mwaonjeza demeti

      1. Jossy says:

        Mmmm of late my brother was helped from there for free the guy mentioned is too smart for that and hard worker 24/7 than Chirwa questionable leave him alone Mr Mphande enemy of DPP

      2. Jossy says:

        Mr Mphande frustrated former diplomat nephew of Richard Banda who sued government and lost case a vendor in JHB let u be schooled that those flying on their own pay for the documents but those on self repatriation by buses are given for free stop defaming innocent characters you did with Naomi Ilenga Masina now our 24/7 Makumba shame leave him alone our hard worker you never come back as diplomat it was done

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