Mutharika blow millions of taxpayers’ money on hired jet to Addis

President Peter Mutharika is being faulted for going against the spirit of austerity in times of economic turmoil by blowing millions of taxpayers’ money on travel Ethiopia a chartered private jet where he is to receive an honorary degree.

Mutharika hired this private jet

Mutharika hired this private jet

Mutharika disembarks a a private plane in Addis Abbaba

Mutharika disembarks a a private plane in Addis Abbaba

Malawi is facing financial problems coupled with food crisis and had to cancel 52nd Independence celebrations but yet afford the President a private jet for receiving an honorary degree at Addis Abbaba University.

Accoridng to Malawi News, Mutharika left Malawi on Kamuzu International Airport on an Embraer Legacy 600 registration ZS – ECB which is owned by South African company ECB.

The paper reported that there is a direct commercial  flight from Lilongwe to Addis Abbaba everyday with Ethiopian Airways.

Tax payers will cough about $5,250 per day for the jet. Mutharika is expected to fly to Nigeria again where he will be receiving an award at African Achievers Awards.

Mutharika will be conferred the degree on Saturday 9th July, 2016 at Addis Ababa University for the outstanding work he has done in academia in Africa but also in the world.

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Dr Jessie Kabwila, an acamedician herself, said Mutharika is “insensitive” and “wasteful” to spend public money to go to receive a honourary degree in times of economic turmoil.

But the President said part of the reason the university is honoring him is the progress Malawi is making from being a dependent country to a self sufficient nation.

Mutharika is on record quashing critics against his use of private jet

He said: “This nonsense has to stop.”

Mutharika also declared that he can do without taxpayers’ money, saying he is not in the job for easy cash.

The President said he was already a millionaire when he returned to Malawi from the United States of America (USA) where he was a university professor.

“You can check my [bank] account in New York,” said Mutharika, who had lived and worked in the USA for roughly 40 years before returning to his homeland in 2007.

The Malawi leader , however, admitted that people have to endure some socio-economic woes now before they experience better lives in future. He said the economic situation will improve soon.

 

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Issa
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Issa
2 months 15 days ago

Don’t worry guys, the degrees will help the country. The degrees will make the president think like a human being and not a rat. Remember this man eats mice a lot, that’s he behaves like one garden rat. God is punishing this man Isaiah 66v17.

Peter C
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Peter C
2 months 15 days ago

But lets listen carefully what all this is about . Is it only in the love of our country that we go against our president?or there is something about it or to defame him. ? Recently opposition gurus took money from government coffers in allowances but what they went to do with that was negligible. Remember that oposition parties also use tax payers money

Peter C
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Peter C
2 months 15 days ago

So the world has decided to be rough and volatile against leaders? Where on earth can this lead us
to?

ankhwinda
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ankhwinda
2 months 15 days ago

Koma guys zikuwoneka kuti anthu ambiri tilibe zochita kuti ziwoneke kuti tagwila ntchito ndiye kuti timudzuzule president wathu basi, chochi ndiye tiziyembekeza kuti dziko lingatukuke. Tiyeni pena zikakhala bwino tiziyamika, paja asananyamuke ulendo waku Ethiopia wakhala miyezi ingapo asanayende nanga mwatiwuza ndalama zomwe dziko lapindula chifukwa choti samayendayenda.

Damiano
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Damiano
2 months 15 days ago

musiyeni azidya ndinthawi yake

Nyondo
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Nyondo
2 months 16 days ago

Wanga Gwede, stop hating the president. Grow up and be objective.

Tango
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Tango
2 months 16 days ago

The quote of $5,250 per day used in this article for chartering a plane is not true. It is just too cheap, it is supposed to be $5250 per hour not per day. Malawi is bleeding. The President lacks judgment in several issues. This man is not going to develop Malawi.

Achimidzimidzi
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Achimidzimidzi
2 months 16 days ago

Inu Wanga Gwede, leave the president alone. Although not important trip to a tax payer but at least I know how my money has been used. And I know that he has reduced traveling somehow.It’s understandable.

But,all I want him to do is to explain and act on is the issue of K577b. Let us give this issue the required attention so that all outstanding issues of theft are sorted. And let us make sure government is transparent and accountable enough when handling our money.

As of now government keeps on borrowing, I know for what reasons.

Chembe
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Chembe
2 months 16 days ago

This is how it’s using your money. I guess in your world palije nkhani apa

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