Malawi’s Mutharika blows K30mil a week in New York after UN meet ended

President Peter Mutharika has reportedly blown a staggering K30 million just in a week he has overstayed in the US after the UN general assembly.

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Privately owned Zodiak Broadcasting Services  has come up with rough estimates on how much the President and his entourage are blowing tax payers money.

This comes at a time when the IMF team, which was in the country for two weeks, painted a bleak future for Malawi, the economy will continue to dwindle because of, among other issues, the governmnt continues to be extravagant.

It is estimated that Mutharika and his entourage are spending K5 million per day.

Mutharika gets US$700 per day in allowances, the First Lady Gertrude Mutharika is getting K400 per day in allowances.

Their stay at  the posh  New York’s Waldof Hilton Hotel and their allowances adds up to approximately K10m.

He has five officials with him, including Foreign Affairs minister Francis Katsaira and Gender minister Jean Kalirani whom, each one of them, are getting US$400 per day in allowances which adds up to K7m.

If he was accompanied by 10 security officers, then they are getting US$300 per day so for five days it is K10.5m which adds up to K30m for the five days the President and his entourage have spent after the close of UNGA.

Reports from reliable sources indicate Mutharika has proceeded on leave.

But presidential spokesperson is saying Mutharika is still working in the US after the UN conference.

Both Katsaira and Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Malison Ndau, have declined to comment.

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The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti
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The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti

Eat that money! Chew it! Why did Malawians let you steal that election without a fight? Teach them a lesson!!!

Eugene
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What do you expect from the Midnight Six thief? Meanwhile we have 5 hours of electricity per day…zoona?

Nyirenda
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MKW 30, 000, 000 is not a lot of money, if you convert that to the American dollar, it’s roughly $40, 000. I mean, for an individual like you and me, that’s a fortune(honestly, not for me but i don’t know about you) but you would be surprised to learn that that’s the lowest cost any president could spend for a week in the U.S. I live abroad, take my word, I know what I’m talking about. Now allow me to explain to you what I mean when I say it’s not a lot of money. You see, the president… Read more »
The MindReader
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Hey My Nyirenda, with no offence, you must be in your own planet to think that such amount of money is not a lot of money to a country like Malawi. By the way, it’s not necessary about this amount of money but “is whatever that has made them extend their stay abroad (wherever they are)worthy the costs?” If what they’re doing is so important, why the hell are they not telling the nation? As it is at the moment, in case you missed it, Malawians are facing hunger like never before, The public health system has almost completely collapsed.… Read more »
Eugene
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What do you expect from the Midnight Six thief? Meanwhile we have 4 hours electricity per day….zoona?

uchizi
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Presidents are their to chop our taxes, APM is just following tradition

triple C
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Why cant we just strike and remove this headless president??? We Malawians, its high time we put our heads together NOW

chimzimu Chonyasa
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Heheheheheeeee! This is also politically sensitive according to Goodall Gondwe. Malawians still asleep

Parallel Market
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My countrymen,

We seem to enjoy gossip too much. This story has nothing to offer Malawians other than fabricating lies and gossipping against APM.
Why are we behaving that way? Is it jealousy kuti munakakhala a President inuyo? Malawi is poor yes but our poverty should not be an excuse to demean and humiliate the President by following up every single penny he spends while duly serving the country as head of state. Penapake tikuonjeza abale anzanga.

Cool
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Its tax payers money. They have that right and goodness me, you cant question it either. Being a president doesn’t mean you are a god or have the right to use resources that could save lives of thousands for your gratification. Never. The mind set you have shown here plies that you are ok to let someone exploit you. No its not what we elect them for. He can bugger off if he thinks malawians are his slaves.

nancy
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Idiot

Geff
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Please be serious with your life. The president is OUR employee. WE pay him to deliver for this county. And so far he is failing miserably. This is why we’re poor. Too many Malawians like yourself making excuses for mediocrity and failure.

Khau
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The dude needs to sort out problems in Malawi. Its not about demeaning him, he needs to be seen to be doing something to ensure that people are out of the mess that all politicians have created in Malawi

Achimidzimidzi
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It does not make difference, whether he is in America or Malawi. His spending is the same. He is not performing. He is still our president just because we only respect him as elected, but not performance.

After all during his term of office only Eric Aniva ‘The Nsanje hyena” has been arrested, mainly because Aniva is not related to the president. if Aniva were related to the president he would not have been arrested.

Mika Kumbire
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Folks! You are blowing the matter out of proportion. This is peanuts for such a large number of vip people. Do you really want our president to stay under the bridge. The problem with we Malawians is that we complain too much. It seems Peter Mutharika will never do anything right as long as he remains a brother to Bingu Wa Mutharika. Khama in Botswana has two brothers in his 18 Member cabinet. Ali Bongo will extend by 14 more years the Bongo dynasty starting by his father Omar Bongo who was in power for 42 years. Uhuru Kenyatta tookover… Read more »
Emeneka
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Nanu inu kusaphunzira kumeneku. The issue is about UNGA. Seretse Khama who comes from africas stable and rich country returned home. Even Mugabe is back. This is not about cabinet or presidency by brothers etc. All clever leaders are back to their countries leaving imbeciles wandering the streets of new york. Malawi has no agenda worth pursuing in USA. Magufuli in Tanzania is an example of a leader who has the welfare of his people at heart. In any case why should Mutharika return home? The guy is caput. Also stop insulting us bu asserting that APM was elected when… Read more »
kanchenga
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Mika Bongo is so foolish it’s a mistake to even mention him here. Can you imagine Kamuzu driving Yaya Toure around Blantyre. Well your Bongo was driving Messe when he visited that country. So you want Malawian to accept that kind of foolishness. No bwana, Malawians deserve better. This Peter of a thing must come back. Some of us pay millions of kwachas in tax money and it pains us to see a foolish president abusing it. I really wouldn’t care how Khama spent his time in USA if I were from Botswana because things are working there. The Khama… Read more »
Happy
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But should we compare Botswana to Malawi ..???… I guess we far away in terms of development …he must fix the problems first… Then he can blow the money.

Khau
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But is he supposed to be there in the first place ? Mika, Malawi has a myriad of problems today and it is at this point in time that leadership is required. Leave politics aside, we need somebody to be actively involved to ensure that we get out of this economic mess. its not a matter of just complaining too much, but the reality out there is appalling. I hate it when people try to bench mark themselves with low standards and countries with bad governance. He needs to take his ass out of the USA and sort out the… Read more »
Sadwala
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There is a big difference between the Mutharikas and other characters you refer to in your comment. The Khama’s or Kenyattas had their fathers fight for their countries indendepence. It is not the same with the Mutharikas.

Probably if it were the Orton Chirwas, John Chilembwes, the Chihanas, or Muluzis or Chilembwes it would make sense.

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