Malawi govt ‘make headway’ in arms deal, jet sale probe

Malawi Government has claimed  “making progress” with the investigations on whether the sale of the presidential jet during the PP administration were fuelled by kickbacks and corruption.

Msowoya: We are making headway

Msowoya: We are making headway

Government said it wants to establish the truth about the disposal of the French-made jet to Bohnox Enterprises Limited, a subsidiary of Paramount Group, a South Africa-based defence and military equipment supplier.

The sale of the jet, whose purchase by the administration of former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika was also littered with controversies, raised a number of questions in the way it was sold and as to how the money was used.

The then PP Government initially gave conflicting explanations on the sale of the jet, including how the State had used the proceeds of the jet–prompting some donors such as the United Kingdom, opposition parties and civil society organisations (CSOs) to demand an investigation into the sale.

It however later transpired that the jet was “battered off” to offset a $19 million debt owed to Paramount Group.

The previous administration then further claimed it was not aware that Bohnox was part of the Paramount Group.

The  public demanded justice and accountability on the sale of the jet.

“We have been making inquiries on the matter and we are making progress,” Ministry of Finance spokesperson Nations Msowoya is quoted saying in the local press.

He said the arms deal is now being pursued “as part of the wider investigations at the Malawi Defence Force where a company has been identified to audit some contracts while the jet deal is a separate matter.”

Msowoya said government is “ certainly making headway with both investigations”

The Dassault Falcon 900EX jet bought in 2009 cost Malawi almost $22m, a move that angered western donors who claimed that the jet was partly bought using donor funds aimed at uplifting the impoverished citizenry.

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55 thoughts on “Malawi govt ‘make headway’ in arms deal, jet sale probe”

  1. mlomwe original says:

    zintchiti za Joyce zikumuchitira umboni

  2. Jelbin mk says:

    Am not against the need to establish the reality of what happened with the jet’s money but the selective justice is my deepest concern what happened to Goodall’s and Kaliati’s corruption cases? And what happened to muluzi’s corruption case? With all these impunities we can’t trust the Dpp led government and they are wrong people to tackle any corruption case of any order.

  3. DPP GOVERNMENT. MENE TURKELO OFFERSINE THINGS FALL APART WINA ATSETSELEKA CHAKA CHAKE NDI CHINO FOSEKI GO DEMETI TAKUTOPELANI KUZIWA KUBELA MAVOTI BASI.

  4. Agulupu says:

    The only thing DPP has done is to send some robbers to steal from Banks, Companies and individuals millions of kwachas for running the govt. Shame on APM and his DPP. JB’s admin. was much better than APM’s. She registered some good change in 3 months. What has this old man done.

  5. Mwalubazi says:

    JB musalimbane naye. DPP kuba ndi pake.

  6. Mauya says:

    Mind your mouth please!Amalawi ndiwokwiyatu masiku ano.

  7. Mauya says:

    Why unnecessarily re-fueling the anger of the already angry Malawians?What are you trying to achieve mr spokesperson?Who are you trying to impress or intimidate? And how many corruption investigations have you successfully concluded so far?Be professional please!!!

  8. Agalu inu leave jb safe

  9. How many endless investigations is the government involved in.? Its high time the government started telling Malawians the outcomes of these stupid investigations, otherwise dont blindfold Malawians, months on end all we here is “we are investigating this……………, we are finalising a report”, stupid embeciles, show us something tangible otherwise shut your stinking mouths, we all know mothing will comeout of your stupid kufufuza. Anyani azikundu…..

  10. I dnt like the new view of the page. would you please nyasatimes official do something about it, atleast the old view was superfly..sizikuoneka bwino work on that plz!

  11. zuzawazuza says:

    JB WOYEEE TIMAKUNYADILANI ATOPA OKHA MAMA

  12. MOYA YOU HAVE FAILED TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT.WE NEED BETTER PAY AND GOOD CONDITION OF SERVICE.PAJA YOU PROMISED THAT ONCE IN POWER YOU WOULD TURN THE ECONOMY AROUND.GO DEMET YOU CHEATED US .

  13. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Investigating !!! What is Malawi going to gain on that one ? Wanting to arrest JB ? Can you also investigate the real price Bingu paid for the jet when buying it ? Did Bingu use donors money when buying the jet ?

  14. FUFUZANI MULI BROTHERS ON SHADY DEALS WHICH ARE SO MANY EG HOW. HE ACQUIRED LAND AT MALAMULO MAKWASA WHICH BELONGED TO SMALL HOLDER TEA AUTHORITY.THIS IS THE LAND WHICH WAS LEASED BY MALAMULO SDA BUT KAMUZU GRABBED IT AND ALLOCATED IT TO SMALL HOLDER TEA AUTHORITY.KOMA MBAVA ZACHULUKA MU DPP CHIPANI CHOYAMBISA BINGU BINGIZA

  15. gigscky Rozscky says:

    Forget we the whites never shall we stop colonising/monopolising we will always have an eptome of self agrandisement and rapaciousness with your country. You foolish malawians, you will cry cry forever.unless we achieve what we need in this country.

    1. fkr says:

      Your an idiot. Your not a white. You can spell and your grammer sucks. Fuck off with your stupid racist comments

  16. This DPP people thinks malawians are fools who can not reason mutawapo simukufuna anthu akutoperani ma demo akubwera January muziwaso onu mumachebwa ndi JB she is no longer a president.

  17. Zowawa Ziri Mtsogolo says:

    Joyce Banda was very far far better than Muthalika brothers what ever the outcome of this we all know that you want to blame her for everything please Mr Msowoya tell us something else leave her alone we miss her

  18. TRUWELL says:

    That woman is an inspiring thief according to CNN blind rating. She was being hosted by Paramount Group and she now left to meet her stupid American and we will hear that they have declared her thief of the year 2014

    1. tito says:

      your right bro these countries does not want to see African countries being able to develop that is why the do appreciate stupid leaders like JB, Joseph Kabila just mentioning few, They killed Gaddafi and Libyans are now suffering

  19. Fairness says:

    Seven months still investigating ha ha ha just admit that you have so far found no smoking gun and perhaps you are now trying to manufacture one since this was one of the campaign promises. Tiyeni nazo

  20. The Thing is says:

    The thing is DPP knows that If it was not for the rigging JB would have been in power not Chakwera. Their strategy was to humiliate JB. Thank God you did that kumubela ndi u MP wonwe. Thats J B is not an MP. Dpp ikugenda katawuluka. This witch hunt will not take Malawi forward. Dpp has been tasting the waters and it seems pple favours JB. Its now time to forcus on mending Malawi. Ntchito zanu zikuchitileni umboni. If I was the dpp, I will choose to forget JB and start building the nation. Fight for a legacy like Mandelas amd leave JB alone.

    1. Chisoni says:

      Sometimes its better not comment if you haven’t understood the article. I haven’t seen anywhere written they are investigating JB. When did JB become a synonym of jet? Let those investigating do their work. On a different rate,go check the list of contestants pa website ya MEC so that you should know that JB didn’t contest as an MP,so its amazing you are saying anaberedwa u MP

  21. How can he say govt is,maling headway when he,knows,what happened with the plane

  22. Kamchitete says:

    Mutalika, do you thing donors will ressume aid after investigating the jet? You will realise when it will be too late to save malawi. Dont be blunt in your head as your mouth

  23. Thomas says:

    DPP. Votegat and APM failed to run the country pls resign now be4 u got what ur brz die with stop folllowing JB pls leave her alone

  24. Richard says:

    That is the only thing DPP can do now. They think people will forget MHC corruption,NAC gate,treason case,bags of dollars found in the deceased house,pay hike of top officials etc .People are tired of the President and the Party.Vuto ndi kubera mavoti.

  25. matchonisa says:

    shupiti zanu! Chipani cha mbava zokhazokha. Kulimbana ndi JB basi. Ngati mkufuna kufufuza mufufuze mbava zinaba nyumba ku MHC zija, zinafuna kulanda boma mwaupandu zija, zinabera
    chisankho zija. Demeti!!

  26. Jabulosi says:

    It is only political leadership that has changed, govt. officials are the same including you “Msowoya”, so What headway are you talking about???? Come into the open and tell Malawians the truth if any Shady deals were involved!!!!! You thieves, you have taken us for a Ride since birth of Multi Party in 1994!!!!!!!

  27. chatty man says:

    Stop bring new chapters when you still got Nacgate MK92 and MK 20. Etc not concluded. Finalise these cases first. PR yanuyi yomamusatira JB wont work!

  28. kanyokeeekkk says:

    Lets talk about NAC gate

  29. chakwanuleka says:

    Basitu izi ndiye zimene DPP ingathe. Witch hunting is the order of the day. Can’t resolve the problems rocking this country. Foolish government

  30. mabilinganya says:

    Ya!!!! Foolish investigations which yield nothing at the end of the day!!!! Stupid people!!! Stupid leaders stupid voters!!!! Malawi full of idiots!!

  31. Wodala says:

    Zikomo

    1. challo says:

      gentlemen, are you serious when comenting, or you are taking for granted the calmeness of this boma? Stupid !!! Kodi mpaka pamenepo. Ai ndithu kususa /kudzuzila sititero.anthu ku abroad kuno Ali odabwa nanu zedi, learn to respect oneother.
      South Hills Rsa

  32. Wamandasi says:

    the jet was saving the presidency time and money and also put our leader shoulder to shoulder with other leaders. Malawi can improve only if our economy is not controlled in europe

  33. Kweni goliat says:

    Ili kuti jet a joyce inu?

  34. Jimmy says:

    In my view it looks like PP’s previous officials knows something, & they must be brought forward to explain.Bcz its complicated now to understand.Is this not that money which were in Bingu’s room after his death???

  35. Jimmy says:

    In my view it looks like PP’s previous officials knows something, & they must be brought forward to explain.Bcz its complicated now to understand.

  36. mzamba wamkulu says:

    tiyeni nazo

  37. chosatheka says:

    RUBBISH – YOU PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE NOTHING TO DO IN YOUR OFFICES, HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF IDEAS, IF SO, JUST QUIT, YOU PATHETIC LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. shy says:

    Conclude cashgates first, mapanga awiri avumbwitsa

  39. Dick says:

    What progress!! No details

  40. odala says:

    Go ahead,

    Sizonyengelerana apa ayi!

  41. Kaya says:

    Foolish O malawian the investigation must in a grassroots in order to find more information. The corruption scandal will never end in Malawi government because even now who z a president he also at a line of huge money and all the carbinet ministry are 1 line.

  42. Yankees says:

    Mungopusa naye JB bwanji simungamuthe, pangani zamalipiro a ma Civil servants apa,Richard Banda payekha , osamapanga zanu bwanji?

  43. ujeni says:

    This is time wasting, 7 months in govt, just wasting time witch-hunting.

  44. Man says:

    This just shows that our govt is really not serious with the current situation in our country. Their priority is to fight the Former President Mrs Banda. Yes we need to know what happened to the jet but this is not the right time. How much is the govt going to spend inorder to recover jetgate. The cashgate issue is no where near conclusion and u are starting something else.
    Baker Tilly report JB s name was not there. Lutepo confession was just a shambles. CCTV footage just silly and childish strategy. Now this Jetgate will not go far but expose how desperate this govt is to see JB in the net.
    The timing is wrong and this will continue to anger the pple of Malawi. Life is hard here in Malawi. Hospitals are death traps. Strikes left right centre. The cost of living is beyond imagination. Stop fighting this Lady. From my observation, the more you try to fight JB the more the govt is being humiliated. All these developments are being reported bavk to our donors and they are aware of the witch hunt. Its us common pple who are suffering. 7 months on u are still hunting JB instead of fixing the Country. Someone wise up please.

  45. aphiri says:

    U are the wrong people to investigate coz u LL make sure that all positive intentions of it should be ignored. Investigation must be done by neutral people coz they appreciate both positives and negatives

  46. bratusha says:

    Establish what? The issue is very straight forward and there was fraud involved. Just a waste of the already constrained public resources. This country is doomed!

  47. Bon Kapinda says:

    Zisiyeni zimenezo, why are u busy finding faults for JB? Let her rest please. It’s your show now. Keep yourself busy by managing the dwindling economy!

  48. lilian says:

    Mr Nation Msowoya why don’t you supply the information.Don’t pretend as if you were not part of the previous administration.Inu ndiofunika kukusinthani

  49. A COMMONER says:

    Trying 2 conceal the truth? This investigation wil not finish cos of the evidence that has been punched holes in it.

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