Malawi govt attack on Joyce Banda ‘baseless’ – PP

Malawi government’s recent attack on former president Joyce Banda  that she embarrassed the country at United Nations (UN) meetings has been described as “baseless, malicious and unfounded” by opposition People’s Party (PP).

Banda has been attending various meetings in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in United States of America (USA) after being invited in her own right.

Joyce Banda launching  JBFI Africa in New York

Joyce Banda launching JBFI Africa in New York

But Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Dr George Chaponda accused Banda of not consulting President Peter Mutharika thereby embarrassing government at the international meetings in New York by taking positions that were contrary to government.

But PP spokesperson Ken Msonda, said former president Banda had always been invited to such high-level meetings across the globe including those organised by the UN and UN agencies, even before she ascended to the high office of president.

“Obviously, every now and then she would cite examples of achievements she has made through her involvement in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and charity such as the Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBF) or indeed through government when she served as president,” Msonda said in the statement.

Msonda said Banda addressed global issues and that the former head of State would not say anything that would bring Malawi into disrepute.

PP  has since challenged Chaponda to provide evidence to back his claims that Banda embarrassed  President Mutharika and the country.

Chaponda has maintained his claims, saying; ““I know what I am talking about.”

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AKIMU GAGA
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MAYI ANGA ASIYENI. ALAKWA CHIYANI, CHIYANI, CHIYANI, CHIYANI KODI???

wakukaya
Guest

very shameful instead of letting us what u have brought in 4rm there so this is what u have brought us u DPP party be sereous we r watching leave our mom alone do urs plz

Achimidzimidzi
Guest

Please, Nyasatimes are saying JB was attending meetings ” in the sideline of… ” or she attended the main UN General Assembly??

Were these “sideline meetings” also on UN main agenda or sponsorship??
I think next time she will be told not to be in America becuase the APM once worked in America
Eish!!!!

okey
Guest

Jb if you went as president of Malawi then that was wrong and very wrong for that matter. You are not president of Malawi.Dont do it next time.

cynk
Guest

zitsiru inu za DPP mumaona ngati JB adatha ndikumubera mavoti aja, ameme uja is a chosen generation by God

za nosense ayi
Guest

Iwe chaponda tiuze zoti zitipindulire osati zankutu zakozo.JB akuyalutsani bwanji inu oti muli mboma?Tamalankhulani zanzeru plz

Manuel
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Apa idaperewera ndi sukulu. N’kutheka kuti adaitanidwa ngati prezidenti chisankho chisadachitike msankhanowu; umakonzedweratu miyezi yambirimbiri tsikulo lisadafike. Poti JB adaluza masankho amayenera kuzindikira kuti tsopano makalatawo tsopano sakuitanso iye koma yemwe wakwera pa mpandopo. Amayenera kuchita ngati za mpando wa SADC uja.Ikadakhala kuti ilinso ndi maiko akutali komanso ambiri ngati UN mwina dzina la JB linakatukanso ngati prezidenti koma poti wa SADC siutenga nthawi yaitali kulinganiza umu zimachitika n’kuti ataluza kale chisankho n’chifukwa chake dzina lawo silidatuluke ku msonkhano wa SADC.

Sinthani
Guest

Iwe zindikira! JB was invited as Former Head of State and founder of Joyce Banda Foundation International by UN. She was not representing Malawi. Those who attended UN side meetings are not internationally influential and felt intimated by JB’s presence. Uku ndikulira kwa changanya amenewa. They just need to swallow their local pride and move on with their lives……

Mbuchindele
Guest

Zitsiru za dpp zandikwana bwanji

Zondiwe
Guest

DPP is selfish and that is why there are loud calls for federalism.
Because they are selfish, they are thinking that the UN should br monopolised by them alone, and not anybody else.
Fortunately, the UN is run by generous world leaders who look at credentials, and not where one comes from as the DPP has specialised in doing, hence past loaders are also invited to attend the General Assembly.
If DPP is not careful, it will be responsible for the break up of Malawi because they are very greedy.

Dzukani a Malawi nonse
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Dzukani a Malawi nonse

APM anachita kuitanidwa JOICE nayenso anachita kuyitanidwa aliyense anyendera zake if you want to blame Joice Banda better blame the higher authorities of UN who invited Joice Banda.Anthuni mwasowa chonena kukhala ngati ndinu wophunzira koma ayi ndithu ngati simudapiteko ku sukulu Manyazi..

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