Malawi President Mutharika criticised on social media over DPP nepotism

Malawians have taken up on social media to accuse President Peter Mutharika of continued appointing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cronies’ relatives and wives into top positions in government.

Mutharika: DPP nepotism

Mutharika: DPP nepotism

Mutharika said at a rally on Friday that he appoints people on merit not because of their patriotism to the DPP, tribe or region.

“The minister of Finance, the key ministry in my government is from the north, the Chief Justice is from the north, the director of the Anti Corruption Bureau is from the north,” said Mutharika.

However a debate raging on Facebook shows Mutharika is alarmingly appointing relatives of DPP cronies into top positions at the expense of tax payers.

The people give an example of Labour Minister Henry Mussa whose wife, Agrina has been appointed High Commissioner to Kenya.

Mussa’s third daughter, Janet, is deputy ambassador to Zimbabwe.

The Malawians are also giving an example of. Francis Mbilizi, a DPP crony who is chairperson of Lilongwe Water Board, chairperson of Umodzi Park, owners of Bingu International Conference Centre.

Rosa Mbilizi  is deputy commissioner at Malawi Revenue Authority and is also board member of Malawi Olympic Committee.

Mbilizi’s blood sister, Mrs Janet Kamanga has won a K5 billion contract to supply metres at Escom, according to the reports and she has also a contract with Lilongwe Water Board where his brother is board chair.

Trade and Industry minister Joseph Mwanamvekha’s brother Reverend Mwanamvekha is now First Secretary at Kenya embassy whilst George Chaponda, minister of Agriculture has a dozen relatives, his wife’s relatives and friends in embassies.

Son and and daughters of ministers and DPP officials are also in embassies.

And most of top government positions are taken by people from Lhomwe tribe.

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22 thoughts on “Malawi President Mutharika criticised on social media over DPP nepotism”

  1. Tika says:

    IS THIS A SURPRISE?… WAKE UP MALAWIANS….

  2. chindere says:

    Iwe mtumbuka or voti yako itakhala, or mutaphatikizana ndi achewa simudzawina, DPP ndi Alhomwe, 2019 Nooophiyaaaaa!

  3. chindere says:

    Noophiyaaaa! Alhomwe tikunjoya ndipo tidzawinso mobera in 2019! zitsiru za atumbuka….

  4. opposition says:

    The ACB Director is not from the North. Only that his name sounds northern. His father came from NB and his mother from RSA. He was born and has lived in BT all his life and his home is BT as he has never been to any village in NB. He himself claims he is from BT and not anywhere else. do not cheat the Nation Big Man Wamkulu.

    So Peter does not know his appointees but just looks at names?

  5. Jetu says:

    When Bingu died in 2012, Mbwenus and Chewas gathered at LL Golf Club to ululate, celebrate, drink, dance for the demise. We Lhomwes in the civil service and other public sectors suffered quite a lot and at this time the Midnight Six were being persecuted for being a Lhomwe and DPP. In 2014, God listened to our cries hence APM taking the leadership mantle. Things changed and we are now back in the forefront. In Area 24, 34, 23 and 25, Chewas made a plan to chase all those from the South and North could Chakwera become the president. This never happened. Mutisiye ife Alhomwe as this is our time even beyond 2024. Lhomwe, Alhomwe! Nophiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  6. VYOTO says:

    THIS SITUATION CAN ONLY BE REVERSED IF THOSE POCKETS OF VOTERS FROM THE TWO CONSTITUENCIES IN KARONGA,CHITIPA AND LIKOMA SO TOO IN NKHOTAKOTA AND NTCHEU STOP BLINDLY SUPPORTING THESE LOMWES DURING 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS.OF COURSE THE LOWER SHIRE AS WELL.LOMWES ON THEIR OWN CAN NEVER AND WILL NEVER PRODUCE A PRESIDENT AND THAT IS WHY ONE BJ FLOPPED.THESE UNGRATEFUL LOMWES ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE OTHER TRIBES.TIT FOR TAT CAN BE A FAIR GAME.

    IT IS A BIG INSULT TO MENTION 3 PEOPLE FROM THE NORTH AGAINST THE MANY LOMWES IN GOVERNMENT AND EMBASSY POSITIONS.BAKILI MULUZI AND JOYCE BANDA WERE ALL YAOS , MALAWIANS NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS NONSENSE, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE LOMWES????ONE BROWN MPINGANJIRA MADE HISTORY OF NEPOTISM WHEN HE WAS JUST MINISTER OF INFORMATION DURING BAKILI MULUZI ERA BY EMPLOYING HUNDREDS AND HUNDEREDS OF HIS FELLOW TRIBESMENT AT MTL AND MALAWI POST OFFICE.THIS MALPRACTICE MUST END AND WE MUST OPENLY SPEAK ABOUT IT,THIS IS ANOTHER CASHGATE OF OUR TAX MONEY .ONE CSO MUST PRINT BANNERS TO BE ALL OVER GOVERMENT OFFICES TO READ ” STOP NEPOTISM, WE ALL PAY TAXES” OR LET US HAVE ANT NEPOTISM BUREAU (ANB)

    1. Truth says:

      You have said it and said it plainly

  7. Petre Mathanyula says:

    Nthawi idzafika pomwe zonsezi zidzathe.

  8. john says:

    PETER MUTHARIKA’s LED GOVERNMENT IS STINKINGLY NEPOTISTIC. I HAVE SAID IT TIME AND AGAIN THAT A SURVEY MUST BE INSTITUTED TO ESTABLISH THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN APPOINTED INTO SENIOR POSITIONS SINCE MUTHARIKA TOOK POWER IN 2014. THEY MUST INCLUDE PEOPLE APPOINTED AS BOARD MEMBERS, CEOs OF STATUTORY CORPERATIONS, DIPLOMATS IN EMBASSIES, CONSTITUTIONAL BODIES, AND IN GOVT MINISTRIES AND DEPARTMENTS (FROMP4 AND ABOVE). YOU WILL BE SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TODAY DPP SECRETARY GENERAL KUDONTONI AT A RALLY IN CHITIPA COULD ONLY MENTION
    ABOUT NICK MASEBO (FORMER MP FOR CHITIPA) AS HOLDING IMPORTANT POSITION IN DPP LED GOVT. ARE YOU SURE WE CAN ONLYHAVE MASEBO FROM CHITIPA HOLDING TOP GOVERNMENT POSITION? THIS IS SHAMEFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HOW MANY PEOPLE FROM THYOLO ARE HOLDING BIG POSITIONS IN MUTHARIKA LED GOVERNMENT? CAN WE COUNT THEM NOW?

    PAC PLEASE LEAD US IN THIS CRUSADE!! WE ALL PAY TAX AND THIS COUNTRY IS NOT FOR LHOMWEs ONLY. WE CANT CONTINUE SUFFERING LIKE THIS.

    IF THISMADNESS CONTINUES, THEN DZIKO TINGOGAWANAPO APA.

  9. koma Kumeneko says:

    God is watching & time is coming

  10. Nkula says:

    Ukayenda ndi mlomwe wayenda wekha, anthu odya kalongonda si anthu mitu yawo amangoganiza za mamina. Now wonder their only pride is DPP cronyism otherwise they are too useless

    1. JBand says:

      Achimwene, Ine ndilulomwe, well educated but I have never been given a good position in the society. I do prosper because am a very hard working guy. Thus, do not use sweeping statements that all lohmwes are useless.

      1. Bwamushwee says:

        Educated with this English? kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

        1. JBand says:

          machende anu achimwene. go to hell with ur pseudo-penis.

  11. kangaroo says:

    INU MUMATI ASANKHE NDANI

  12. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    People thought that APM’s unchallengeable education completeness; coupled with his unquestionable exposure to the U.S. and other countries would see him behave differently from these other unpolished and unkempt politicians hence change Malawi’s political landscape. Alas!
    ………………………………………………………………………………….
    Indeed . . .
    . . . A lizard does not become a crocodile simply by associating, wining and dining with crocodiles.
    . . . A skunk, by any other name; shall never smell sweet.
    . . . A dark skinned black African man does not become Chinese simply by going to China.
    . . . A monkey shall always remain a monkey, even if he/she changes forests.
    . . . Ali dele, nkulinga utayenda naye.
    ………………………………………………………………………………….
    . . . Yes . . .
    When in Rome, do as the Romans do, they say; and APM is only doing what others have been doing, all along
    . . . nonetheless . . .
    “Wrong is wrong, even if everyone else is doing it; right is right even if no one is doing it.” – St Augustine
    . . . thus APM needs to realise that . . .
    “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the change we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
    . . . Therefore he (APM) needs and has to change, and he can change. After all, . . .
    “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Elliot
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  13. MLOMWE WAKU BWENGU says:

    tikumupharilaninge kuti walomwe mbanthu yaye imwe nokupulika. sono mwawona mawudindo wose ngawo pela. muchali kulira ise pheeee tikulyera boma lawalhomwe. Ine nilikutola mulhomwe bwenu nkhulyanawo waka imwe masuzgo yekhayekha. muwoliwane wakuniphalira zuwanazuwa kuti mtundu uwu ni mtundu yayi.

  14. Chandamale says:

    Remember my words brethren, it is DPP and Lhomwe. So when PAC is advocating someone says Pac is confused. Things are not OK in Malawi with this briefcase party. But God will rescue us, we have our relatives who are suffering. Recently Mwanamveka sent many villager from his constituency to China for jolly walk and earn allowance and money in the name of Scholarship. We will not allow this whether you want it or not. God will rescue us very soon.

  15. Patrick Phiri says:

    Are you suggesting DPP supporters should not be employed? Afterall, they voted for DPP, so what’s your beef?

  16. Makaranga says:

    Hell bend the three individuals are from the North. How many from Lomwe circles in key positions in Malawi and beyond? What crap trap from Mtharika!

  17. kkilembe says:

    You fools . if you want to be an expert tax dodger, get in touch with me.

    1. mlomwe says:

      its the Lomwes who akuvutika kwambiri mmidzimu chifukwa sukulu inawavuta , most of tobacco tenants are lomwes . ine ndine Mlomwe koma ayi boma ili latidzunza . maudindowo akupatsana pachibale pawo koma azatifuna

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