Malawi sending another bloated delegation to New York

Malawi government which faced criticism for blowing K330 million of tax payer’s money with a bloated delegation to United Nations last year is at it again, this time sending another big delegation to New York  for a UN Commission on the Status of Women  meeting at a time when millions of Malawians face poverty.

Kaliati: Leading Malawi delegation of 48 to New York

Kaliati: Leading Malawi delegation of 48 to New York

The 60th meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) will take place at the UN’s headquarters from 14 to 24 March.

According to a list of people travelling as part of Malawi delegation, seen by Nyasa Times, the government is sending to United States a group of 48 to attend United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60)

While the country remains desperately poverty-stricken, the government is paying for 48 airline tickets, hotel rooms in the expensive New York

The delegation will be led by Minister of Gender and children Patricia Kaliati, Principal Secretary in her ministry Mary Shawa, Esmie Kasinga chief director of social support services and Peter Nsefula director of gender affairs.

Others in the delegation include: Peter Elesan, Annie Makuta, Alice Mkandawire, Fred Simwaka , Lucy Bondazi, Dina Gumulira, Mtisunge Khembo, Thoko Banda, Chimwemwe Banda, Chimwemwe Chipungu, Felix Pensulo and Pacharo Kayira.

Also in the delegation are; Robert Msuku, Mary Maulidi Khembo, Annie Mapulanga, Frieda Kayuni, Anderson Chikomola, Charles Thombozi, Shupikile Manyera, Fanny Mateyu, Kelvin Tchali. Bob Maonga, Loveness Dazimata, Mary Chinthuli, Cecilia Chazama MP and Agness Chimbiri.

Other include: Andrew Nkhoma,  Makonokaya, Senior Chief Kachindamoto, Georgina Joji a student from Luanar, Hellen Chimkwita and Gugile Banda.

The delegation has members of civil society organisation who are: Abigail Dzimazi, Emma Kaliya, Hendrina Givah, Chrispine Sibande, Wesley Chabwera, Nelly Ngwaluko, Bernadetta Chiwaya, Jean Jessie Chamveka, Loma Mtema, Victor Maulidi, Mercu Mankhambera and Chimwemwe Nkosi.

Nyasa Times understand that countries richer than Malawi are sending to New York smaller delegations  with maximum of 10 people  than Malawi.

Money spent on 48 people on New York trip could fund  life-saving medication in public hospitals.

Critics argue that bloated entrounge illustrates “irresponsibility and cruelty” to suffering of Malawians in time when life is very difficult.

Many people have called for the Mutharika government to slash its spending on luxuries like travel of officials and concentrate on improving the lives of its people.

CSW60 meeting will explore women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development.

The Commission will also review progress since its 57th session in 2013 on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls; and also a third strand on an emerging theme yet to be decided.

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80 thoughts on “Malawi sending another bloated delegation to New York”

  1. Winston Msowoya says:

    It is really incredibly lunacy for the government of Muthalika to dispatch a horde of down to earth embaciles to the USA while our taxpayers go hungry with their falilies in tow.In this brutal economic stumble,that has created man eat man society the government has the audacity to spend millions of Kwacha,and un patriotically send more than 40 people for tourism and jolly-walks and come back home empty handed.Peter,in other countries,this is tantamount to high treason,but in Malawi,it is part of usual life where the wretched and the dehumanized citizens are just spectators of life.Peter,you have your daily meals paid by the very people you make to starve.In reality,you have failed badly to portray decent and civilized leadership,we demand you and your incompetent league of evils,must step down forthwith and appoint a CARETAKER government for a year and call for general elections next year organized by an international impartial body minus the cursed Mbendela.

  2. 48 on the trip, mapped unto scores of hundreds of Malawians sleeping on an empty stomach. Shame!

  3. mont masache says:

    eee

  4. monty masache says:

    eeeee

  5. John Mwalungila says:

    Ooo poor Malawi,why r u putting yourself at a position u don’t fit?Oh my God,my tax money is in shire,zambezi rivers to the ocean.

  6. abbas oumar says:

    this shows hw unserious the mutharika admin is. I it’s tym he leaves office PEACEFULLY or else a c****-

  7. utsi choka says:

    Akufuna atapiletu akamasya maudindowo …… chonsecho Ana awo Ali ku school zakunja …… misonkho yathu mbamba AMbuye mulowererepo kuti mwina 2019 tidzaone zina akhala mumawerenga Mau Mlungu mbamba muakasitha.
    Malawi miyoyo ikuvutika pamene ena ndalama akungoseweetsa ngakhale malipilonso ndiochepa APM ndi nduna zaku mudzaziona zake zikudzazi popoza Achilima tsopano achuluka

  8. Macklouis says:

    I dont know if malawi has a leader

  9. che says:

    problem is we have a very useless and weak president at state house.he seem not know what he is doing.last year we had 130 people going to UN and today we have close to 50 accompanying a mere minister.if peter was a strong and tough leader ,this was not going to happen.because the president is weak everybody is doing what he/she wants.another problem i have heard from state house insiders is that the president is arrogant,he does not listen to advice.he only take advice from his wife and bodyguard.this is damaging his presidency

  10. Lumphangala boy says:

    Thus the mistake of being greedy all this it’s you Kenyatta Nyirenda one day my friend u will answer before God for what you have imposed on the people of Malawi. You may think all is well because of what you have gained in all this but no my GOD is seeing all this and 1 day yes 1 day my friend u will face the truth. Mwana wakwithu kamaghanoghano ka kweluzge Wekha

  11. john phiri says:

    I pray the plane carrying these dogs crash and they all dieeeeeee

  12. Mbingo says:

    Alice Mkandawire is Alice Kaliyati mlamu wake wa Patricia. She sells Kaunjika pa Limbuli

  13. Weekly mwale says:

    Malawians stop to be cry babies.you cry and complain to much.they is nothing wrong in malawi taking its position at un.let the gvt rule.the problems in malawi are affecting the whole of southern africa.

  14. Baba says:

    Eeeetu Eeeeee! I cry for my beloved Malawi, unfortunately I can ’t do anything to stop them

  15. ellias says:

    Akwatani onsewo? momwe tikuvutikililamu osapita 5 bwanji? shopping spree, anyway pitani.

  16. Hoitty says:

    Peter Mutharika, it is not too late to learnfrom Magufuli . Show your authourity by cutting down this delegation to 4. Start acting like a leader pleaseHoittyguluku

  17. Winston Msowoya says:

    At a time people are eating pig’s food,the government has the audacity to transport a bunch of pumpkins abroad for shopping and tourism.Now I can see why Mphonongo Banda ruled Malawians for 31years singlehandedly,thanks the exiles for holding the bull by horns,he could have ruled until he dropped dead.In the words of KK of Zambia,described Malawians as moving souls from unknown world.In this pathetic food shortage,really the government can spend millions of Kwacha for unproductive elements?If we did not learn something from Banda’s egregious rule,then only the supreme being,will liberate us from this slave-minded mentality.God help us!!!!

  18. 2016 welcome says:

    Masapota a Peter Mutharika asadzadabwe kuti iye akadzamwalira anthu azidzaimba malikhweru kusangalala m’malo mobuma. Walinzunza dziko kwamtheradi.

  19. DADA says:

    What is WRONG with Malawi leadership??
    So UNBELIEVABLE and SAD.

    1. giling'ande says:

      i

  20. lets take our country back says:

    Now if we say something negative Saulos Chilima will call us idiots, Who is the real idiot now!

  21. Nambewe says:

    That is all malawians know! criticise the minutiae! what dont I at least once read about an idea you want to offer to build your country? I really feel sorry for us ! no positivity what so ever! in fact we are regressing ! instead of improving we are getting worse!

    One idea to help the country make money instead of fighting over money that is there to do do government work with? Small minded people!

  22. Dr says:

    Tsiku lina tidzaimba nyimbo.mose wamoyo wanthu adzuka tidzalandila naonso nthandizo lamaiko akufuna kwabwino inu mutafa kaye.koma mukamakondwa muzidziwa kuti mudzafa.ndipo moyo mukuzuzira amalawi azanu tsiku lina lake mwini wake adzatenga ndipo adzukufunsani ntchito zomwe mumangwira.

  23. Dr says:

    Zofunika anthu omwewa amadzipenta ngati nyumbawa.owatsogolera ake ndiamizimuwa.koma tsiku lina ndikanati adzakuyankheni muli kumwamba pandege zanuzo.moti mmalo monthandiza anthu inu anthu 48 mukukukacheza kunja zikomo mulungu cifukwa cha anthu awa odzikonda pamodzi ndimtsogoleri wao u.ndimadziwa mumamva kulira kwa anu.ndipo mumakonda aliyense.chitani mokomera aliyense ambuye anthu omvutika amenyereni khondo monga munachitira aisalayeli pa ekisodo 14v14.amen

  24. Mervish Chikhagho says:

    That is kaliati. The PS Shawa can never adviser properly. They are busy destroying the Ministry. Using donor and government money for trips. They do not mind the ministry is not operating provided they travel. Currently cheques from that ministry are bouncing back. They have depleted even projects money such as cash transfer. Accounts staff are used to cash millions from my bank in the style of Cashgate. HE Peter should not defend these pretentious people as he did last time. They are bent to destroy the ministry and his government. If nothing is done we will SCOs to walk on the roads of Malawi to save the situation. The Auditor General should take serious what the two ladies are doing I that Ministry.

  25. Mervish Chikhagho says:

    The nemesis is catching up with PS Shawa and her Minister Kaliati. The two are causing insults on the president. They are up to something sinister towards the HE. I do not why the HE trusts the two women so much. It was this very ministry that bloated the delegation last time, but the HE defended them. VP Chilima said it all, abwana njoka saweta!!! These two women are up to something bad towards your government.

    We people working in the bank, we notice Cashgate going on with this Ministry. Accounts staff continue to cash cheques in millions for airtickets and allowances. This money is from donors supporting cash transfer and other projects in that ministry. I wonder if the projects that are supported by donors are properly working in that ministry. It pained badly when last our bank bounced back some cheques because the accounts were overdrawn with suspicious transactions. How can a government cheque bounce back and what is the role of the comptroller Shawa in the ministry.

    Even I work in a bank I have relations in Kasungu and Likoma that are struggling to make ends meet, yet they should have been saved by the money that Shawa and Kaliati are plundering in the name of trips. The president should do something about the two gentle ladies, they are up to destroying his government. They are plundering government money in the name of foreign trips. The way money is cashed in this bank, PS Shawa and MP Kaliati are never in their offices, they are always travelling.

    I blame the rightful and silent officials in the Ministry of Gender, they are not raising any alarm to the behavior of the two ladies, yet their projects are being thwarted. I have a sister working in that ministry and complaining all the times of not having money, yet the two ladies are travelling all the times with big entourages. Government should check the behavior of the two big ladies. The big shame is PS Shawa appears not to be able to advise the Minister. It appears whatever the Minister says goes without advising even if the money is not available.

    The big entourage being talked about here of 48 people, almost all the money should be from Government and donor projects that funded to that ministry. They seem not concerned whether the projects are operating or not. They are up to killing the operations that ministry. Government should do something before they kill that ministry. President should not shield the two ladies in the name of gender. The two ladies are destroying the name of gender. Even though I am a woman, I do not condone what they are doing. Malawians are suffering with hunger and the country is in economic mess, but the two ladies behave as if they barons in UK. Please stop their madness.

  26. jon says:

    Too big entourage indeed
    Policians have failed us. But then, I can’t see any better leader today.

  27. Davie banda says:

    Mmmmm izi ndye zanyanya mpaka48

  28. chimwemwe says:

    A Malawi kumvetsetsa kumakuvutani.

  29. lets take our country back says:

    idiots

  30. chimkhope says:

    Chikanangopita chidole chokhacho kuti chikatipangile ndalama osati ndi osasamba womwe choncho mxii.

  31. Lunelune says:

    Malawians there is no issue, the delegates are representing different sections and majority are funded by bilateral donors, wake up Malawi, how much money is drained by parliamentarians in a single day, TNT, teas, allowances. Work period 9:30 am tea at 10:30 am and break 12 to 2pm break at 3 pm go home at 4:30pm. Make noise and no value for money

  32. naphili says:

    Agalu,akaligondo,avwivwivwi,akanyimbi,agulukunyinda,a mphenembe,pacha……..Ishiiii musandichimwitse!

  33. utsi says:

    she wants to eat the money’s for those who are note cleaver enough ine pano ndiye akanalila chakwawo

  34. Former Professional says:

    Dr. Agnes Chimbiri is a senior officer at UNDP, Hendrine Giva is FAWEMA boss, Emma Kaliya works with the Gender Coord NGO, Abigail Dzimadzi is MANESO boss. These are people I am sure have been sponsored by their organizations or affiliate funding agencies.

  35. bonya says:

    It bad for us amalawi with minimal resources to send such big delegation. Even Kaliati alone could represent us.

  36. bentry smart says:

    Malawi yabooka, kutapa basi, its lhomwe time,

  37. utsi says:

    ukufuna kuyera osazindikilawo k kkk kawadyereni engage tisiyeni

  38. Mfwethu says:

    I think the US Government through their Embassies in poor countries can help to downsize poor countries’ delegations by not giving visas to each and every applicant on the potential delegates. The US Govt place travel restrictions and sanctions upon certain leaders and their subjects on many issues, why does it look away to wanton excesses such as these?

    Am sure if the US Embassy can flex their muscles a bit the governments would make sure that they apply for visas for those that are deemed important to attend such meetings. Otherwise we shall continue to cry until heavens come each time there are these UN meetings.

  39. Jimbo says:

    Surprise, surprise! Of course the government will send 48 delegates to a meeting in New York which will not benefit Malawi one little bit; it has to keep its supporters happy. APM and co. like the leopard will never change their spots.

  40. Zimanikhudza Nilindi pulobulemu says:

    Kaya tiziona. Wolamula, otsutsa tizionera limodzi. Mera Ndi iyi yapang.a Zakez Lero kukweza mitengo yamafuta. Tisovenge!!!

  41. Mlomwe says:

    Delegation of Full of lomwes kumanamizira atumbuka ndi achewa mkatikati chosecho ndi akazi a alomwe okha okha.DPP is full of corrupt,nepotism,discrimination,showbiz,and rude

  42. gif says:

    we have bigger problems to spend our money on…not gender violence

  43. therere says:

    what is the issue here? we will benefit alot from this meeting, you think poor people can not attend meetings, some of these people have been funded by organisations

  44. Patrick Banda says:

    Its time for appeasement in the blue camp.

  45. Kanyimbi says:

    The number is just too big. Five people can represent us. Osati kutenga a mphaka, agalu, mbuzi agologolo onse ku America, zochititsa manyazi izi.

  46. Kondwani says:

    God is watching and cannot be fooled. He always defends the poor, orphans, widows, distressful and strangers.

  47. Sooth Sayer says:

    This Stranger Is Devil’s Angel To Steal Kill And Destroy. Brainless Baboon. Enanu Timakudziwani Ndinu Opanda Pake. Beggers. You Have No Decision, No Choice But To Praise And Worship. Please Use Your Brain And Humanity.

  48. Msazafulu Dums. says:

    Ndiye uchitsiruwo alibe pulobulemu ndiye chani? Paja a ndalenu m’mapanga zinthu ngati anthu osaphunzira, ndiye mpingo wonsewo uzikataniko ku Americako ? Zaziii! Achule.

  49. mzungumbuli says:

    Munthu akamafa kapena akatsala pang’ono kufa mumayamba ndi m’khutu kugontha; kotero kuti chiri chonse chimene anthu akuyankhula sanva: take my words

  50. Chamwazi Johengute. says:

    Zingoti pweteketsa mitu. Let them do whatever they can do .Ife yathu ndi njala basi.

  51. tengupenya says:

    how many delegates are actually invited from each country? how many will be in the meeting? who is paying?

  52. Zuwulani Mulara says:

    Malawi Government is not paying anything for this trip. Different people are being funded differently by different organisations across the world. There is zero cost on Malawi Government. Again many on the list have not secured funding. This has come too early to Nyasatimes. Wait and please wait.

  53. Asajohengute. says:

    Zingoti pweteketsa mitu izi,Let them do whatever they can its their time the DPPs .But hunger is my enemy.

  54. mayoine says:

    Nanga azibambowo ntchito yawo ndi chani ndandandawu?SHAME

  55. Mulhomwe Wankulu says:

    Peter said it very clearly last saturday that ”alibe pulobulemi” and it was said in our vernacular language for that matter, for every malawian to hear her/himself so what else do we need? Saulos Chilima too, branded us malawians in Mangochi a couple of weeks ago who voted for them that we are ”idiots”. Asiyeni basi nanga titani…

  56. Nora says:

    Sibande Sibande how many times have i called you… If you are principled you not join this group…. act on what you preach you were so critical last time ..

  57. dpp says:

    owoooooo

  58. ngongoliwa says:

    inu pa list atchulayi mukufuna asale ndani. this is poverty alleviation at its best

  59. Chambe says:

    Although I would not take 48 as a bloated figure compared to the previous delegation in comparison, the figure is very high. What are they going to other that sitting in the meeting hall and just do nothing. I think 5 people are enough and these will assemble the 43 and share what they have acquired.
    I can now commend the media for proactive reporting to stop occurrence this time instead of reporting on spilled water. Well done media!

  60. Noma says:

    Chrispine Sibande was critical about the last bloated delegation and now he is part of the delegation. Sure Sure I wil like to see him decline if he is principled. .

  61. Dikisan says:

    Ine ndikuona ndege ikugwa. Lets pray for them.

  62. Andrew Herbert Jofilisi says:

    Let them do whatever they can. Its their time DPP. Sitingapindule kanthu pakungo longolola.

  63. BOKHO says:

    No government in Malawi at this stage. We need to impeach this guy and put temporary govt for 90 days and vote again. Izi ndinyansi sizinaoneke. Ndizoona misonkho yathu Kaliati kukanyera ku New York VERY SHAMEFUL PEOPLE.

  64. Chancy Henry says:

    hmmm! koma ndiyeeeee.is that proper management of resources? paja politicians are provocative. paja munthu akamafa mmayamba ndi mkhutu kugontha. let dem be……

  65. James Tsamwa says:

    PATHETIC, absolute PATHETIC.

  66. Kaviya says:

    Zoona, alibe polobulemu, ife ndi amene tili ndi polobulemu.

  67. Kweni Kaliati says:

    Patricia Kaliati leading Malawi delegation to UN? Ayayayaya! Can’t we find somebody much better please. I know mulibe problem but this is to me creating problems. Chizungu chake chimene Chija. The delegation is as bloated as Kaliati’s mouth.

  68. Nsanje Lalanje says:

    Paja Piatala ndi anthu ake libe probulemu

  69. Buyelekhaya says:

    Popanda kuyikira kumbuyo munthu wina aliyense, anthu ofunika kufunsidwa komwe atenga ndalama zamalo ogona ndi mayendedwe ndiye ndi aboma. Akakhala enawo ngati amabungwe, ndalama zawo azitenga kwina.

    Ndiye mmene yalembedwera nkhaniyi zikukhala ngati anthu onse ayendera ndalama zaboma! Tiwunikireni bwinobwino!

  70. Donka says:

    Boma ili ndi lolakwitsa kunena, Pa….panu nonse amene mumavotera zimenezi mwatipweteketsa enafe osalakwa

  71. Buyelekhaya says:

    Is Malawi Government footing all the travel and accommodation bills of these delegates? From my little knowledge some are from the UN family like Dr. Agness Chimbiri.

  72. Yoweri Magufuli says:

    Only 2 or 3 will attend the caucus, the rest will be sight seeing.

  73. KK says:

    Yendani bwino Mayi Kaliyati. Mukatipelele moni kwa ka BEN 10 kanu kaja. Kokudya ndi mafupa okha kaja kikikiki

  74. Hibernian Boy says:

    An aboslute disgrace. Whilst Malawians starve and mothers die in underfunded hospitals these free loaders are off on yet another ‘jolly’ to New York. Like his brother Peter Mutharika is corrupt and inept…he needs to go now.

  75. What? says:

    Kodi otsutsa inu vuto lanu ndi chiyani? What did you do when that lady cashgater was selling maize, jet, oil and giving cashgated money to Chakwera up to the extent of campaigning for him, etc etc.? Were you not the one of those who said alekeni ndi nthawi yawo.?

  76. Free Advice says:

    What baffles me is why does government always wait to defend it’s position instead of giving out the information before the press publishes it? Why do you have Ministry spokespersons then? Inform the public about such trips and the entourage well in advance instead of trying to extinguish the fire when it’s already too late.

  77. Mau Mau says:

    If Countries richer than Malawi are sending 10 then our government is really irresponsible. 48 is just too big a number

  78. ameneyo says:

    Paja ALIBE PROBLEM. Muli ndi pulobulemu ndinuyo.

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