Malawi to buy another presidential jet

Malawi government has hinted that it will consider purchasing another president tial plane State House confirmed that President Peter Mutharika chartered the Jet from Malawi to Dubai where he connected on a commercial flight to the United States.

Mutharika: Mist over his US trip

Mutharika: Mist over his US trip

The State House has since justified the hiring of the jet to Dubai, saying it t was done for the convenience of the President in getting into America without further flight delays as the connection from Dubai is direct to the USA.

The costs of the travel bill have not been disclosed.

Critics questioned the cost effectiveness of chartering aircrafts for the president when he is on foreign trips.

Malawi government has hinted on the idea of purchasing another presidential jet as  Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said expenses associated with chartering aircrafts for the President can be avoided by simply buying a presidential jet once the economy recovers.

“In all fairness every country needs a presidential jet for convenient travelling; and as government we still think it was a mistake to sell the jet that was bought,” said Nankhumwa told a local paper.

He said much as some people advocate for the president to be using public flights, there are several setbacks with that arrangement including loss of time.

“The President experiences a lot of inconveniences like time losses in flight connections, and hence affecting his programmes whenever he is on public flights,” Nankhumwa said.

Immediate past president Joyce Banda  sold the country’s 14-seat Dassault Falcon 900EX  presidential jet, as part of cost-cutting measures.

Her predecessor, the late Bingu wa Mutharika, was strongly criticised for buying the jet seven years ago at a cost of about $13.3m (£8.5m).

Donors cut aid to Malawi by $4.4 million after the purchase.

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa.

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Ben
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Bwana Nankhumwa apa nde mwayankhula ngati omayi , Apresident athu ngati akupita kukapempha chithandizo samangopita ayi pamakhala appointment booking ndi zina zotero nde mukati ndege ikugulidwa kuti abwana azifulumila izo nde nzankutu ndege siziyenda ngati minibus zathu za ndilande ayi zili ndi nthawi nde abwanawo ngati ali ndi meeting yokapempha nkucha munthu uma bookhilatu ndende and next airport umaipeza ina straight away according to your bookings ,apa kuti tigule ndege yathu yathu sikuti tikusunga chuma ayi koma kuononga ,ndege ya private sikuti angoti abwanawo meeting mawa then azinyamuka ayi ,pali kulipira airspace , pilot wathuyo sikuti zingolipidwa ndege ikayenda ayi… Read more »
Dum
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Wankazi uja anabwera chifukwa cha wamuna uja. Palibe wabwino apa.

fomboni al hilal
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Aneba akalemela ndikugula galimoto iwe usawatengele. Iwe ndikusawuka kwako ingogula njinga basi.

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Ijayi anagulitsira dyera.igudwe basiiiiiiiii!!!peter ndimakina guyz

Keen Observer
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It was a grave mistake to sell the other Jet ndale zachizimayi anthu ena akunyoza sanakwelepo ndi ndege yomwe. Sadziwa kuti pali mayiko ena a mu Africa momwe muno to fly there you must go to Europe first?????? Ndegeyo zikhala ya munthu ndi ya Boma. Kamuzu anamanga zinyumba pano akugonamo ndani?? So buy it, it will be government property who ever comes after Peter will use it as well.

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Amalawi bwanji timatsalira mbuyo nthawi zonse?dziko mpaka kukhala opanda ndege ndiimodzi yomwe? olo kusaukako ndiye taonjezatu.

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Ndenge igulidwe basi ife sitiyimva imeneyo. Kodinso ulipo mtundu wina woti ungayendetse dziko lino kuposa ife???????????????????????? Kaya ndikukayika!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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