Malawi President Mutharika hits K1bn spending in US after UNGA as poverty takes toll back home

Rights activist Rafiq Hajat has exprssed concern over the prolonged stay of President Peter Mutharika in US, saying accounts figures he has seen puts the cost of his stay up to K1.3 billion so far.

Malawi leader Mutharika speaking at the award ceremony in New York

Malawi leader Mutharika speaking at the award ceremony in New York

Mutharika went to the US for United Nations general assembly  but two weeks after the meeting, the President is no where to be seen in Malawi.

“This is a matter of concern because of the cost, the tax payers money he is spending,” said Hajat.

Verified reports indicate Mutharika is on leave but decided to go on leave secretly to avoid a backlash in view of the ever collapsing economy which IMF has predicted would collapse completely if the government does not check the ever increasing over expenditure.

Information minister Maliseni Ndau said Mutharika is not sick as speculated in social media.

He said he is fulfilling official engagements which he failed to honour during the UNGA.

Presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalirani said the president cannot always give every detail of his work schedule.

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Maunits
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Mgeme is very useless press officer. We need strong people like Tereza Temeka Ndanga to lead press at state house or likes of Pililani Phiri. Who is Mgeme Kalilani after all because his mother is minister then?????? fokofo

winston msowoya
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CHIGONAPAMUHANYA,what is wrong being a Tumbuka? The fact that you are a fucked up simpleton,you can hopelessly watch your country being turned into a political leper of Africa and a laughing stock of the world.TUMBUKA LIFE MATTERS!!!!

winston msowoya
Guest
Malawians,if you have not learnt a lesson from Peter Muthalika’s leadership,then only God the Almighty must entervene.This man has no sense of affinity towards his fellow human beings under dire manmade sufferings.Spending K1bn in the US after a useless UNGA while back home Malawians are sinking into the most fiercest inferno in the history of our country.I have time and again condemned the two Muthalika’s as spurious who came into our country to loot our meagre resources for their own greedy ends,but some unlettered Malawians call me a deadly tribalist.Seeing is believe,whom to blame now? The HINYAS? But the HINYAS… Read more »
be humane
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Chilungamo when you say “we” whim do you include? Many people like generalizing by saying “we Malawians” you should be saying “some of us” becuase not all Malawias don’t want Mutharika

Chilungamo Chimawawa
Guest

INFACT WE DONT WANT THIS APM IN MALAWI. SO ITS GOOD NEWS THAT HE IS NOT COMING HOME SOON!!!

Chucks
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There is a way to rob daylight and this administration are good at that a country’s president going to America in charted flight are you mr president competing with mr Obama or are you showing you school in which you were a teacher that you have become something after becoming the president of our country malawi . But here there is no power in the name of loadshadding for more then 24 hours nearly every other day no water supply and you sitting on holiday and not here but in America . Following your brothers steps cause he brought fuel… Read more »
wakwiya
Guest

It has been never his country. U gave him. U hated JB because she is a woman. But compare with these two brothers who has done more harm? Abale a Malawi use your brain. APM said he will follow his brother foot steps. What foot steps Bingu left?
Why do have old leaders wo have not contributed to the nation except loot your little money u have? Do u need azungu to tell u by cutting aid. Does education matters in black peopl?

Thom
Guest

Apm Malawi is under national crisis high density areas don’t have power for 16 to 20 hours a day.Escom staff and management areaking DPP unpopular as votes come from high density areas like Kawamba and not area 10

Jim
Guest

Yes! ndi nthawi yathu tiwadyere amalawi! But don’t he is coming next week.

Gule
Guest

Malawians will never grow. We will be poor until Jesus comes.Many people go to nkopola lodge for rest who checks on them.
Malawians some of you chicken thinks much far better than you.
Peter you know America these chickens have never been to America even some of them have never been to Mzuzu to appreciate beauty of warm heart Of the North.
They will keep making noise .abongolo inu

wakwiya
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Ignorance of majority Malawians is the reason Malawi is the poorest of all countries in the world. Of Course many Malawians in the South have never seen the lake nor know that their country has Islands. Ignorance is the reason for people who have lived abroad like APM come home and take advantage of the people’s ignorance and loot their money. When there ignorance among people they vote for someone on ground of tribe, region and education despite they don’t know and understand what is the meaning of PHD and Prof. They think when one is a Prof. One is… Read more »
Patriot
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Read your comment ten times and listen to yourself. You dont sound like a suffering Malawian.

Douglas Ndindi
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Mgeme, any employer has the right to demand to know EVERY detail of an employee’s movements and activities in the work place. Do you agree or not? Or maybe you don’t believe that we Malawians “employed” the president when we went to stand on the queues that day in May 2014? Is that the message you want your boss to take into the next election? Man, think before you comment because come 2019 we shall be remembering these “beliefs” as we go back to stand on those queues.

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