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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :