Mutharika challenged on cashleak: Begs for UK aid

President Peter Mutharika has been challenged  to provide objective  evidence that the Public Finance Management (PFM) System, through which public officers stole K20 billion of taxpayers’ money, has been strengthened to avoid cashleak.

President Mutharika:  Donors shifting goal postst

President Mutharika: Donors shifting goal postst

The looting of public resources at Capital Hill, dubbed cashgate, forced development partners to withhold their budgetary support to Malawi. Donors provide 40 percent of Malawi’s budget.

The Malawi leader on Monday October 27  told the British High Commissioner Michael Nevin that his administration has made a lot of progress to address concerns that led to the suspension of aid.

But the British High Commissioner is said to have argued that the Britain cannot resume disbursing budgetary support because Lilongwe has not given London objective evidence that it has sealed what Germany envoy  once called “leaking bucket.”in the  Public Finance Management system.

And  Malawi’s flagship daily newspaper, The Nation in its editorial comment on Tuesday October 28 said unless Capital Hill demonstrates that it has cleaned up its mess, “we do not see budgetary support returning soon.”

The paper also pointed out  that much more must have been stolen as well between 2005 and 2009; hence “our support to development partners who are pushing for a forensic audit that dates backs to 2005.”

“While we have no reason to doubt the President’s sincerity in stating that loopholes have been sealed, we have decided to use ‘the trust, but verify’ approach on this issue. Can the President give us evidence that PFM system has been strengthened?

“This is a fundamental question that must be answered because it is not just donors that are demanding this proof; Malawian taxpayers too. We suspect that if it were up to Malawians, most of them would have told government the exact things donors, in this case, Britain, have siad. We will not pay taxes until you put your house in order and unless we have confidence that our hard-earned money will not continue to enrich a crooked few while impoverishing the rest

“Unfortunately, this is not possible and Malawians have to suffer in silence,” reads the comment in part.

Donor urged Malawi to carry out public finance management reforms, pursue cashgate suspects, guarantee the independence of the criminal justice system and to change leadership of some oversight and accountability institutions and provide more resources to them.

Mutharika is of the view that the donors, such as UK, are shifting goal posts since government had fulfilled all the conditions they set for the resumption of aid.

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  1. Nkwanda Wilson says:

    MY FELLOW MALAWIANS,LET’S STOP PAYING TAXES TO GOVT, UNTIL M’BOMAMU ANTHU ENA AWASINTHE, KUSOLOLA KWACHULUKA ZEDI. TOO MUCH TAXES IMPOSED ON US,JUST FANCY PAYE 15% +30% =45% THIS IS ONLY FOR SALARY ABOVE MK20,000. VAT 16.5% PAYABLE ON GROCERIES ETC. PLEASE COMPUTE 45%+16.5%=61.5%. THIS SIMPLY IMPLIES THAT GOVT TAKES AWAY 61.5% OF OUR EARNINGS AND MALAWIANS REMAIN WITH ONLY 38.5%. THIS IS WHY THERE IS ABJECT POVERTY IN MALAWI. MAY I ALSO REMIND MALAWIANS THAT WE ARE RANKED AS THE 8TH POOREST NATION ON THE CONTINENT ACCORDING TO RESEARCH CONDUCTED ELSEWHERE. MALAWIANS THERE IS TOO MUCH ABUSE OF PUBLIC RESOURCES IN GOVT. STOP PAYING TAXES GUYS.AMANAMIZIRA KUTI TIGULE MANKHAWALA M’ZIPATALA,KOMA TIKADWALA AMATI TIPTE KU PHARMACY, IS THAT FAIR? A LUTEPO NDI ANZAWO ALEMERA KWAMBIRI NDI MISONKHO YATHUYI MUSAPUTSITSIDWE AMALAWI NOT BUSINESS AS PER CLAIMED.BUSINESS ZAWO FICTIOUS (ZA MU BRIEFCASE). WE NEED TO UNITE MY FELLOW MALAWIANS ON THIS ISSUE. WE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP THIS COUNTRY,ALIYENSE ATAKHALA TRUSTWORTH POGWRIRA NTCHITO. CAN WE COMPARE WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS IN SADC REGION? WE ARE FAR BEHIND IN TERMS OF DEVELOPMENT.

  2. JAYJAY says:

    The british are right,i feel if we could stop paying taxes and see who will suffer most.ife umphawi tinauzowela koma awa wofuna kubawa athawamo mu boma mopanda ndalama zoti aziba.If the present state ,the president still takes unnecessary people on board in his foreign travels,do you think he cares about Malawi.He is there to steal basi.

  3. chiperoni2 says:

    My President why are you failing to retrieve the billions the croocks are holding mokakamiza at the expense of a poor malawian? If you fail to do it and instead continue living extavantly who will feel sorry for you? Now you want the very poor to be sucked of their hard earned money so that you and your honourables waste it. Please overhaul the FMS if this country is to progress.

  4. nachiduku jb is back with blackmails!! says:

    I WILL WRITE THIS IN ENGLISH 4 THE SO CALLED DONORS TO READ:WITH OR WITHOUT DONOR AID MALAWIANS WONT CEASE TO BE MALAWIANS.WE WILL STILL BE CALLED MALAWIANS THOUGH POOR/POOREST.I QUOTE LATE GENIUS WHOSE SPIRIT IS REFUSING TO REST/DIE:”MALAWI IS NOT POOR BUT MALAWIANS ARE.”MY PRESIDENT:LEAVE MALAWIANS IN THEIR CURRENT STATE FOR IDONT THINK UA THEIR SLAVE,URE DOING THAT TO SERVE US NOT UASELF.
    LETS JUST WAIT 4 MADAM JB WHEN SHE COMES BACK LET HER EXPLAIN TO MALAWIANS WHILE IN JAIL BEING WHIPPED HARDLY WHAT LIES HAVE BEEN SAID TO BRITAIN.LET HER FACE THE MUSIC.U MAY BE A HERO THERE BUT URE TO BE A ZERO WHEN U ARE BACK!U’LL REGRET MY PRESIDENT WITHOUT VOTERS CONFIDENCE!!!

  5. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    Don’t give money to this idiotic government. they just want to steal the money as they used to during Bingu Wa Mutharika regime. Let them investigate and report on 92 billion kwacha missing money first

  6. no says:

    Eish what is APM doing now??? akukanyengelera ndalama kwa azungu!!! Black man, once a beggar always a beggar…

  7. Phwitiko says:

    No one is rejoicing as one comment asserts. Malawians are annoyed & angry with politicians who have taken citizens for a ride. It is only a naive & unpatriotic person that would support DPP, PP, UDF & MCP to steal donor & our toiled taxpayers money unless you are hardcore DPP that has a blue heart & reasoning. No one is happy if a government that stole votes is in problems since all Malawians will suffer. But donors are doing a good job which we Malawians should have been doing. Ku vota uku tsika lina tizavotera Mfiti mu boma zedi!

  8. There is something hiden here as long as DPP is in government malawi will not have aid. DPP are real cuprits of cashgates donors have that information

    1. BigMan says:

      So why did they withdraw the aid when PP was in power?

  9. nyoko says:

    NKHANITU MR PETER YAGONA 2005-2009 cashgt K90 billion INANKA KUTI? I THINK KWA AMENE TIKUITSATA NKHANIYI MA DONA AKUTANTHAUZA CHONCHO,SO ITS UP 2 U FOLLOW BACK OR NOT

  10. Lazarus Kaliza says:

    Kodi Malawi ndi wandani? Zimandidabwitsa anthu akamayankhula ngati ndi munda wa Peter. Britain sikufuna kuthandiza ngakhale tipange bwanji mumva akunenanso zina.

  11. Disgusting… we look like a country of beggars ! Shame on our leadership!

  12. Kenkkk says:

    It is horribly wrong for anyone to claim that he or she is more patriotic than others. We are all equally patriotic in a different way.

    It seems Peter is feeling the pinch even directly asking for donor budgetary support? Shame. We should stick to our own zero budget now, in future and forever. Probably that would teach us to stop thieving govt money. Any donor money should be bonus money.

    I consider it the joke of the century or millennium for Peter to claim that his administration in just six months has sealed all the leaks in the govt financial management system that has produced cashgate plunders since 2005. No you haven’t Peter, not even 5%. For that reason donors are not foolish!!!

    The biggest problem the dpp govt has on cashgate is that of shortsightedness. While the whole world, donors and malawians see cashgate from 2005, the dpp govt see it from two years of JB from 2012. Until you dpp people start seeing cashgate the way most people see it, I can’t see donor budgetary support coming soon to our beloved country. So stop being selfish and open your eyes like all of us so that Malawi is helped and the suffering of our people eased.

    You think by parading or arresting some cashgate people, then releasing them on bail while they continue to enjoy the stolen
    Money is being serious? You think
    By leaving or hiding all big fish names in cashgate is being serious? You think continuing to support some cabinet ministers who are deeply involved with cash gate issues, tampering with witnesses, blatant conflicts of interests, and laundering criminal money is being serious?

    We all love Malawi but Peter look around you if you really want to be taken serious and act!!! At the moment you have done nothing to convince malawians and the donors you are crying to for help, that you are serious.

    I cry for my country, the selfishness of the few is destroying the poor masses of malawians!!!

    1. yes says:

      Hahaha whatever happened to the zero-deficit budget!!! No man is an island.. We are all connected we are all humans. If Peter can imagine that he was the only man left in the world and had vast wealth, would it really matter to him??? NO!! Peter needs God really he does!!

  13. TRUCK says:

    Why the Government is failing to take Cashgate money which the have frozen and put it back to the Government and start running without Donors Aid.

  14. Not Anjenjenjeman says:

    You thought by making some selective arrests and funny convictions you would hoodwink donors into giving you aid so you can begin to plunder? Sorry. The Brits and Germans wants investigations down to 2005 and then evidence of prudence in public finances. Only then you would take your begging bowl to them. Tivutika ndifeyo anthu wamba nzoona, but what is the difference? Its better we should be assisted to correct the things we could easily have done ourselves if we were patriotic.

  15. Victor Phiri says:

    Come on Peter, you have been brave to surrender and ask for AID. Remove Gondwe and Chaponda from the cabinet-it is these two people who are misleading you. They were the ones who were encouraging you to introduce zero aid budget instead of breaking up the consolidated account into two- with one for MRA revenue and the other for donor aid.
    This is what the donors are asking you to do if you do not know be informed.

    1. Nkhombokombo says:

      The issue here a straight cut, all the so called Donors want is that all the moneys they have been giving out from way back in 2005 to date should be accounted for. The suspected stolen money should be exposed and who stole it. Recover those moneys and put it to the intended use and punish the sang thieves as the requires. Simple! Why should the Gvt get scared about it? If the people running the affiars of the day are inocent why should that be problem? Expose the truth and regain the “Donors” confidence. Basitu!! Or else we are yet to see the unseen.

  16. Tsamba Likagwa says:

    Amene mukunyoza APM muike photo ya Ambuyanu apa tiione. Fotseki. Nsanje bwanji? Nzanu zikumuyendele. Kodi ndiponso mukamati azung asatipatse ndalama mukuona ngati APM avutika? Bakhalani choncho. Ovutika ndi inu amene simufunila boma lanu zabwino

  17. chimulankho says:

    The donors are aware that you stole the votes so that you still hide your own cashgate of 2005-2009 period and that’s why you won’t see their aid coming while you remains in power. Nonsense.

  18. Alungwana says:

    I support the donors wholeheartedly and out of political mind. For the past twenty years Malawi has been going backwards because of people who think of themselves and those who clap hands for them. A majority of Malawians have been strugling for esential needs yet donors were coffering more to our state account. Our taxes which we sweatifully contribute to this account have been swallowed in their parties. They have been driving porchy cars while those who gave the taxes remains poorer. The gap btn the rich and the poor has been diverged beyond measure. Our hospitals have been so dry bcz when they get sick they use our money to fly to Milpak hospitals. I therefore see this bucket stil leaking HENCE I SUPPORT DONORS DECISION TO AID MALAWI WHEN ALL THE LEAKS ARE SEALED. We need democracy with a price.

  19. Alungwana says:

    I support the donors wholeheartedly and out of political mind. For the past twenty years Malawi has been going backwards because of people who think of themselves and those who clap hands for them. A majoritz of Malawians have been strugling for esential needs yet donors were coffering more to our state account. Our taxes which we sweatifully contribute to this account have been swallowed in their parties. They have been driving porchy cars while those who gave the taxes remains poorer. The gap btn the rich and the poor has been diverged beyond measure. Our hospitals have been so dry bcz when they get sick they use our money to fly to Milpak hospitals. I therefore see this bucket stil leaking HENCE I SUPPORT DONORS DECISION TO AID MALAWI WHEN ALL THE LEAKS ARE SEALED.

  20. Sosoma says:

    APM is a leader who put peoples concerns first

  21. Sosoma says:

    Castigating APM face has nothing to do with his presidency

    Let us please be radical when commenting thses issues here

  22. Mlauzi Banda says:

    Wanyoza nkhope ya President uja ndamufufuza ndipo ndamuona nkhope yake.

    Am pleased to let you know that you may be disturbed at seeing his face when you think of what he said here.

  23. Phumela Mngwira says:

    Sad that some Malawians are blind to see what APM is doing and not only that but also fail to understand the reason given by Mr. Nevin and what APM is arguing at the moment

  24. dadaboma says:

    May I ask all aid donors to continue withholding their aid to Malawi. Why? We do not have a responsible government under DPP. The day people voted for DPP they chose to reject economic prosperity for this country. Why do I say this? DPP has a track record of bad governance, tribalism and stealing of govt resources. APM himself had personally benefited from this malpractice and his tribesmen are happily benefiting from the tribalistic quota system. With DPP as a ruling party most Malawians now don’t even want to pay tax – they do so because they’re forced. So donors keep your money at a safe distance away from the leaking bucket of Malawi. When the leaking bucket (which DPP caused to leak) has been sealed we’ll be the first to know and the first to ask for your aid again. Thank you our dear donors.

    1. Inu says:

      And who are you exactly?

  25. Patriot says:

    Wayambapo naye “azungu akuti”.
    Bingu was straight forward ndi axungu, samanyengelera ayi. Anati “go to hell”

  26. Lucas Mhone says:

    Nyasatimes Please Nkhanizinazi mudzilemba mChichewa zikuoneka kuti anthuena akutukwanawa, sanamve bwinobwino chilankhulochi.

    Tisamangoti anthu akupanga komenti pazomwezalembedwazi mmmmmmmmm!???

    Try next time to write these stories in our local language, comments will change from castigating the president to insightful opinions based on facts

  27. MMalawi says:

    I believe every patriotic Malawian wants donors to resume aid and Malawi to gradually whine herself off such support. However there should be hard and practical evidence to show that Malawi government has seriously and professionally sealed the loopholes that led to cash gate. I think government should be transparent and accountable to its voiceless tax payers first and not wait for donors to push for the same on our behalf. I also think our opposition parties in parliament should work tirelessly as an oversight institution to seek government adherence to this and try to expose any sign of cash gating. I pray that the Chakweras of this world would stop just politicking and get over losing the election and hold the Dpp government accountable.

  28. Msomera Banda says:

    Zina zimadabwitsa ndithu. Typical Malawi, mkumatukwana ati ‘Musawapatse thandizo amenewa’ kkkkkkki ndyekuti amanewa zikuyenda bwinobwino?

    We need APM athetsedi umbuli umenewu through several innitiatives he is putting in place particularly on Community Colleges and Adult Literacy schools.

    Anyway APM was in his point to Mr. Nevin trying to make sure that you are safe on earth, there was nothing political or ignorance

  29. Mlamu Dada says:

    A Malawian kunyoza anzawo, kutukwana bwanj, honestly Peter waliphula dzikoli pamoto was lulululu.

    Tatiyeni tidzitha kumakhala ndi maso oona patali abale.

    Kutukwana President kaya kukaika kulikonse ndizomwe tikungoona umphawi wadzaoneniwu.

    APM was just making a good request for the benefit of “You” so ththat you can survive tomorrow to have energy to write another comment here

    1. basikolo says:

      What has he achieved since he became president Just mention three things. Look at the price of commodities going up on daily basis. And where is the kwacha?. The recent depreciation of the kwacha ( from 425 to 503 within two ways is record breaking in Malawi. Pathetic contribution

      1. Inu says:

        A basikolo, the question you have to ask yourself is why, why is the kwacha depreciating? If you do not answer to this then it is better just o keep quiet.

  30. Nachisale says:

    Olo muchite Nsanje bwanji Peter has an exit strategy to this situation

    Economic Independence is what he is eyeing for and you’ll be my witnesses when that time come you’ll be the first to benefit from his idea

    Mukhala ndikukaika kwanuko

  31. Sidix says:

    APM is a cashgater as well. He is one of the few individuals involved in housegate. He is refusing to return the stolen houses for Lilongwe City Assembly. If he is finally ok, why not returning the houses and build his mansion? Afuna adzabe ameneyu!

  32. Nambewe says:

    Zaziii APM akuchita zolongosoka yakula ndi nsanje pa Malawi

  33. Mlauzie says:

    Hahaha koma abale, nanga palichanipalichaninso choti munthu mkumatukukwana nkhope ya President apa.

    This just shows I’ll minded most people are when commenting issues.

    They always negative. Komabe yemwe mukumutukwanayo akukulamulirani ndipo ndiamene akukuvutikirani kuti mudzisangalala mdzikoli,
    You must be ashamed of yourseves!

  34. ben says:

    donors will not give money they keep on shifting goalposts, you do something they ask for another, they ar ejust here to enjoy the sunshine.

  35. Chibiliti says:

    Nayenso Pitala ndi wakuba.

      1. basikolo says:

        @ Mabuluku

        Nyumba za Malawi housing!!!!!!!!!!!.

  36. womenslib says:

    What do you expect an older man to look like? Brad Pitt? Stupid comment.

  37. Gift Nyankalwa says:

    Malawians must respect the gvt of the day. There’s no way people should insult, instead of helping the gvt to meet with all its endavours.

  38. Thanyula says:

    Kuyendetsa dziko ndikuyendetsa bungwe la Mlakho wa a Lomwe or Ndata farm are too different things ambwiye.athu ndimaso ichi mchiyambi chabe

  39. yakumbuyo says:

    Lufina ;your comment is very local and is very common among people with no school.How could you say that the president is not good looking.Should peter look like you? If peter would have looked like you, he would have not become a professor in Law.People are not like Bonya that they should look the same.If yourself, you feel beautiful ,you have also a shortfall in one way..

  40. Nnadzi says:

    Makoment enawa sakukambidatu mwa mezu

  41. Nnadzi says:

    APM woyee

  42. Chinthu says:

    You were boastful by then to say you will have a budget with zero aid so w@ r u crying for? timanena ife kuti matama onga chule odumpha ndi pa flat pomwe siabwino….

  43. Mlomwe says:

    Anthudi amasowa chonena ett nanga nkhope ya APM ndi nkhani yomwe ili apayi zikugwirizana?

  44. Mlomwe says:

    Mutharika Woooo yeeeee

  45. Malowetu says:

    Enanutu mukudana ndi Mutharika kambakoti munaluza apa. Hahahahaha

    Mutharika aona mmene anga pangire kuti dzikolino lizidalire palokha iyaaaa. Mzotheka

  46. Mlondazino says:

    Koma anthu ena amakamba zomvetsa chisoni bwanj!?? Akapanda kuthandiza azunguwa mesa mutayambe kuvutika ndi inu nomwe? Kulankhula ngati simukhala Ku Malawi bwana??? Shame!!!

  47. ngapagwa says:

    the best way is to ask them come and seal the system themselves. with that their eyes will show the evidence of no doudts

  48. Mnadzi Bandawe says:

    Guys APM wayesetsa on ending cashgate ndithu

  49. SATANNA says:

    Indeed there is too much fraud in the country .If you blow the whistle SATANNA will squeeze or kill you in name of sponsored hit man. ACB is weakest when it comes to corruption itself.Let assume that one of the BIG BROTHERS gets a share from the deals, would this corrupt man be pinned down even if his name is forwarded to ABC? How many people have benefited from CASHGATE? have all been named? Let us look and WATCH until their time will come to an end.

  50. Lukia says:

    Mutharika has tried amend sakuona ndani

  51. Boss says:

    Inde achita bwino ndiyetsa mmanena kuti you will move without aid so now why are crying?Ifenso kuno tisiya kupeleka musonkho tiwone kumene uyitole ndalama yoyendetsela boma.Simunkati mutha kuyendetsa boma and munkakula mitima kuti amai amakhalaira kupempha panopa muyiwona BANGWE ma fana mmene yimakhalira pompano chindalama chanu chipenga up 800 to a dora hehehehe lululululu ndipo ziliko chaka cino sikale ng’ombe ziyang’ana ku Dazboom, mwina paoti mwchenjera potenga Voice Mhone kumpititsa ku u EMBASSYI kuti mwina mungapume koma ayi ndithu tili nawo ena ake achina Trapensa

    1. Inu says:

      Inu nde aboss a chani kwenikweni. if the dollar gets to 800, is APM going to be in poverty? surely I too will gain because then my money will be more? But what would I celebrate that? There is nothing here to celebrate unless umadwala khunyu

      1. bonya says:

        We are celebrating your president’s pathetic performance. Where are heading for as a nation. The worst president in the history of the Malawi this man is. apa panja penipeni apa

        1. Inu says:

          It is not the contest of who is the worst or the best because everyone will have his own view which is fair enough. If I tell you for me the best was Kamuzu followed by Bingu even thugh hemessed big time at the end. However the issue here is about local Malawians who will be the sufferers. If you think that by wishing the present goverrnment to fail will then your PP will rule again, it will be just a waster of time. At least there can be hope for my party MCP.

  52. Mlazi Nkhoma says:

    Frank speaking some of the comments here are not objective to this very important article.

    Honestly Mutharika’s point is not bad nor good, but he is trying to bring to the attention of the international Donor community that Malawi has done its best interms of process of sealing all the loopholes including arrests of the most top suspects of cashgate.

    Mutharika is not asking for the resumption of British aid for his personal or party interest to loot, instead he is concerned that continued withholding of aid, may result into the sufferings of more innocent Malawians including some of you insisting that ‘don’t give aid to Mutharika’ as punishment of previous looting by DPP government.

    What we need to refelect as Malawians who are now experiencing the adverse result of cashgate is to encourage and monitor government steps into ending cashgate. We need to be together with government at this very critical time because anything will impact our lives.

    So don’t comment as if you are in UK and will never return let’s face the reality that we are Malawian and as we are denouncing the evil acts of some selfish civil servants we have to guide government on how it conduct its operations in order to win back the donor confidence for Malawi.

    1. Inu says:

      I wish I would clone you so many times to replace the many stupid Malawians we have, those that add nothing valuable to Malawi or the world, those that are even a pain to their families. Any Malawian who dances to the problems of Malawi is really not worth being a Malawian citizen.He is no different from those who are involved in cashgate. Probably some of you making silly comments are indeed involved in cashgate and you are afraid that the ACB is closing on you and you are hoping that the economy of Malawi tumbles and then chaos ensues so that no one can bring you to justice. Ayi, keep hoping

      1. bonya says:

        cloning you or the man you are craving or dying to clone will be the worst thing in the history of the nation because to have more than five people like you in Malawi will be like having isis. people who cant see how grossly mismanaged is and how swift this country is fast heading to gullies.

        1. Inu says:

          Yeah fair enough, that is your view. Now you tell, how will the bad economy of Malawi benefit you or others? In addition, how has the present government contributed to the poor economic conditions that we have now? I will be interested to hear your comments to these because we cannot find solutions if we do not know what the problem is? I dont want political answers, i want pragmatic answers.

  53. Andrew phiri says:

    I’v never ceen unpatrotic Malawians like de ones comenting against de idea of donor support. Where wil u go if de Malawi economy iz in shambles. Learn to differentiate btwn Politics & ecomonic state of diz poor nation.

  54. lufina says:

    But our President is not good looking at all. He is not a good looking man

    1. bromaya says:

      But he is Gods image By saying so, you mean God didnt do his job well. Lord have mercy!

  55. Bolamoyo says:

    The support does not go to APM or to the DPP. Once it is resumed we will all benefit. Stop making childish comments.

  56. Phwitiko says:

    I urge donors that they must not be fooled by our good President who has a bad record; MHC houses & 92 billion kwacha. Giving him would be suicidal to British taxpayers money because since he is too old, his main priority is to build a fortune for his family & a nice grave thus why he has an Alliance with Mbava Bakili Erson Makolija Gama Muluzi mnyamata wapatauni. Please don’t.

    1. Inu says:

      I guess we should fast track the secession of the north. I know most of the guys who make ill comments about Malawi and its current leadership are from the north. Maybe it is better that you go and leave us alone to find better ways of managing our country. Whether there is aid or no aid, APMs life is well secured. We need the country to do well not for the sake of APM but for the sake of countless poor Malawians. I can assure you too that i am in better shape economically and i do benefit from depreciation of the kwacha because the money I get is in foreign currency. However, if I think like this, it will selfish and unpatriotic. When the general community propsers, even those who have more do prosper. Where there is rampant poverty, crime is also very high. What is the purpospe of doing well in a lake of poverty? Your life will always be at risk. We need to love our country. Stop the silly politics

      1. mboma says:

        how does peter mediocrity connect to small north??????? u boasted that u will fix economy in 2 weeks now its 6 months nothing tangible, ok i get u now, u mean northerners are smarter who are able to see peter mediocrity right????????

  57. Malindima says:

    Do we realt need to continue to be Donors’ parasites? My gut feel is that we can do without it.Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapol, Indonesia,Vietnam etc were where we are today. Through innovative drive( supported by education) saw them advanced to exporters of hi tech goods and do not depend on aid anymore.
    Why should we stick to being Beggers as we are a sick nation?

  58. chidumayo says:

    Nazo mphangwa achakulungwa. Kwe doli ada. Wanyithu walyera boma ili. Ise chivuchi mpaka pa msundu no phindu. Agulukunyinda mwe.

  59. King Kong says:

    Just yesterday he vowed to completely stop donor dependence. by December MK will be not less than K700 to the dollar. Running govt ndi serious business.

  60. frank says:

    Britain musathandize amenewa m’pakana atabweletsa anthu omwe anawononga mk92 billion munthawi ya bingu ndi chipani cha DPP, peter muthalika akuwopa kutulutsa report limenelo chifukwa dzina lake lilipo, iyeyo ndi amene anawononga MHC, ndiye chonde abritain ndi mayiko onse musathandize boma lamalawi m’pakana 92 billion iwoneke.

  61. loveness says:

    cash gate should be investigated from muluzi’s era, than only the real culprits will be exposed, the very big bugs with beard are silently hiding under the carpet. UK and Germany please insist for forensic audit from muluzi’s era and you will get the actual picture.

  62. Kwacha says:

    People will start running before they realise.

  63. wa ndale josh says:

    mbwiye, u president siophweka,si inu munkanena masten kuti ndi mbava, pano akuti tifufuze zimene munkaba mu 2005 mpaka 2012. Hahahaha, mpira umaphweka ukamaona achina messi akubwiza kapena kubwizidwa koma kuti iwe ukalowemo mu galaundi umalakalaka kupita ku chimbudzi. Hahahaha, mbwiye nkhope kumvetsa chisoni misonzi ili pafupi. JB akudyelera pano oonda ndi wina. Mwati simutisiya nanu???? Pepa2 mbale, taona votegate ku court yayambaso kuonekera, mbwiye wati ulimba? Ndakaika ine. Paja mwati kwacha ikutsikaso mphamvu? Ambwiye ife timanena, pakamwa popanda manopo muzigwirapo mukamayankhula chifukwa mawa ndinu, ukuona2 tsano mbwiye. Pepatu

  64. vindere says:

    As Muluzi once said and i quot “RUNNING A COUNTRY IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS” end of quote. A Pitala mumathamangira wu president pano muvale zilimbe. This is just the beginning.

  65. kadamsana says:

    musawapatse ndalama akanganya amenewa i thought during campaign amkati iwo sangagwadire azungu

  66. To the southerners first... says:

    Peter Mutharika and his DPP paint the picture that they are clean and that stealing started and ended with JB and her PP. But people know better – there was a lot of stealing between 2005 and 2012. This is the time when mansions such as Senzani’s at Bunda turn-off were built. These obscene mansions were built using cash (not loans) – the same way Mphwiyo was able to produce MWK10 million (or was it MWK18 million) last week, without batting an eyelid.

    How can civil servants have so much cash in their bank accounts or in their houses? Why do we even have the FIU in the first place?

    All is not lost for APM and DPP however. There needs to be a paradigm shift – enforce controls tighter than the donors are demanding and cut out all unnecessary waste. This way the little we have will make a meaningful impact on peoples’ lives. This is the time for public funds to be really used for the public good…

  67. Loving it says:

    There is no way Mutharika can come up with a solution. He has to explain the MK92 billion first., and then give a valid reason why he took a 68 member delegation to US and stayed in the most expensive hotel in the world. Which loop holes have been sealed ??? He is totally clueless??????

    1. machinga says:

      iwe ungayankhe mlandu wa brother wako>? komanso that time bakha anali vise president, ayenelanso kuyankha.

  68. ATTENTION MR .PRESIDENT,there is one man in this country who has been buying local manufactured goods since the time of MULUZI and has been selling within the country.Cheating MRA with fake foreign documents as if he exports the goods to foreign countries .He has defrauded this country in billions of KWACHAs.It seems that some of our leaders get a share from these deals.He makes cheap monies and others look stupid as if they do not know the business.Please advise him to stop or face people wrath .

    1. Ine says:

      Ndiye osamuthchula bwa

    2. Inu says:

      I believe it is the rightful duty of each and every patriotic Malawian to act responsibly in the interest of the nation. Please forward that information to the relevant authorities. I believe they have hotlines for this very purpose so that you can tip the authroties without putting your life in danger. Let us all love Malawi.

    3. chiperoni2 says:

      Who is the man? Why are you hiding him since you are the one that knows him? Tell the ACB or keep quiet.

  69. Nyapala says:

    Peter Muthalika is one of the thieves and that is why he has taken another thief Bakili on board. One good thing is that Peter is getting old day by day and is on count down. Even Bakili will be hitting 80s soon and one good thing is that God created us with one small stomach and no matter how much we steal our needs are limited by nature. We still get exposed one day but good leaders must always think about improving the lives of the poor. This is what Malawian fall short of. We need to improve schools and health facilities. Doing this will create jobs and thereby improving the lives of future generations. If all politicians had this in mind, Malawi would have been somewhere. What politicians want is to drive or be driven in expensive cars and spend most of the time abroad. We are proud to be appointed ambassodors for the sake of living abroad. This all stupid. Why don’t we make Malawi a better place. We have a beautiful lake and game reserves. Why don’t we improve on these things. We want to steal and travel abroad easily. We are silly somehow.

  70. mpalestina vyankhanthu says:

    amalawi osakonda ziko lawo ndinu amene mukukaniza Britain kutithandiza, chonde enafe tikufuna zonse ziyendere limozi, cashgate kwinaku Budgetary support

  71. Kongo Masino says:

    Peter the solution to this is by asking these two governments UK and Germany to send their citizens to assist in the accounts and auditing depts up to the Time that they could be satisfied.Peter do not wait , accept whatever conditions they bring before you to save your loved country.Your brother sins are not yours.

  72. pearson sadala says:

    He should tell the nation tha he was part of syndicate fir procuring Kia vehicles from HTD and that he benefitted alot. He was given three kia sportage vehicles one i see. Often is in dpp blue in neutral reg. Number.
    If they were. Given in good fatih why didnt he tell the nation then?
    Let him ask police to issue warrant of arrest for himself. And taps for aid shall open.

  73. Sam Dalitso says:

    Mutharika, you were busy speaking as a dull person during campaign as if you never understood where Cashgate came from. Now you are President and the same donors are asking you to probe from way back 2005. Don’t shiver, just do what they ask even if it means destroying your own party. Donors cannot be moved by crocodile tears, act on Cashgate from 2005 and you will be safe.

  74. Happy says:

    This Govt is clueless, kudos to Nevin

    1. Inu says:

      And what is this supposed to mean? It bugs me when Malawians, foolish ones I must say, rejoice that the country is going through tough times. This is the very reason why Kamuzu did not want multiparty because instead of people thinking in national terms, they become myopic and think in party colors as if PP lives in another country and DPP in another. LISTEN, if the DPP government fails, we all fail because the effects of that failure will be hard on all of us. Being in opposition does not mean wishing the country bad. It means taking the more important duty of making sure that the government is being transparent and delivering to the expectations of the nation. This silly idea of wishing of whoever is ruling to fail so that you can come in and rule is unpatriotic. It somehow explains why Malawi is the only country that is not progressing when all others are marching forward. But with your mentallity, why should we expect better. I would have loved my party MCP to win, but it did not, but that does not give me the right to wish the DPP to fail because if that happens, by the time MCP might be in government, the situation may be irreversible. So let us not be silly with politcs. TTIME FOR POLITICS IS OVER IN MALAWI. WE NEED DEVELOPMENT!!!!

      1. ujeni says:

        Listen too, all we want is accountability, in your one party mcp do you think with accountability Kamuzu would have built one house valued at over K55m at the time for him and his friends? The money we gave is taxed from overseas people. How about MRA sending billion kwacha to Haiti every year and only to be used by a Bingu of Haiti to build a mansion for himself and paying and paying some to his wife

        1. Inu says:

          @ Ujeni, that is what we should be discussing. How best to make our government transparent and accountable. I am not against bringing the issue of cashgate to the table including all the years the DPP and UDF were in power even if we have evidence on misappropriation of funds during Kamuzu era. We need to have transparent offcials. We need as citizens to hold our politicians and government officials to account. However, celebrating and dancing because you expect that there will be more problems in Malawi is just plain stupidity to me. Who is going to benefit from a bad economy except a few guys? that is what I am against. I support bringing to account whoever is responsible for the misappropriation of government funds.

      2. Weniweni Balakasa says:

        mwadziwa liti zimene mkukambazi? Ngati m’bali wanu amalira udindo mpaka kuba mavote timaganiza kuti ali ndiposamila komanso ali clean sakunkhudzidwa ndi cashgate.

  75. crispen kandido says:

    i think stealing started with muluzi government. also if Mpwiyo was not shot we wouldnt have known about all these cashgates. so really its just not a simple issue. we need God’s intervention

  76. VYOTO says:

    GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE HIRED COMPETENT AND QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANTS WITH A STRONG SENSE OF PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY AT THE LEVELS OF CHIEF ACCOUNTANT, DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF FINANCE PARTICULARLY IN KEY GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES AND DEPARTMENTS.THESE PEOPLE ARE VERY KEY IN ENFORCING THE CONTROLS THAT ARE ALREADY THERE WITHIN THE SYSTEM.THE SAME SHOULD HAVE APPLIED TO THE INTERNAL AUDIT SECTIONS OF THE KEY MINISTRIES AND DEPARTMENTS IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN THE SYSTEMS OF CHECKS AND BALANCES.IMAGINE, CURRENTLY OUR GOVERNMENT HAS MERE JCE/MSCE HOLDERS AS CHIEF ACCOUNTANTS/ CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITORS LEVEL.

  77. Nkemu wanguo says:

    As long as donors are shifting their goal posts I have no problem with that but if they are touching Malawi’s goal posts then there is an issue. Actually I support the stand taken by Britain 100%! Do not give these people any money. We also need to audit the 20 May elections votes and see who really won the elections.

    1. Inu says:

      Again, do not know why this excites a bunch of silly Malawians. I understand some of you who comment here are in diasporra living there and getting papers on the pretex that you will be persecuted in Malawi for being gay.

      I ask all loving Malawians, it is time we come together and make strategic choices on what our development priorities will be. We need to be focussed. Yes we need to get to the bottom of cashgate going to as far back as we can possibly can but not becauße we want to get aid but because we need to be transparent and patriotic. We do not need the donors to tell us to be patritotic by not abusing the public purseu. This should be automatically in our blood and the fact that it is not, it begs many questions. Sometimes I believe that a blackman listens with a whip, otherwise without it will just do as he pleases. Let us create an anabling environment in Malawi for businesses to thrive, development to take root etc.

      1. bonya says:

        its all because of this silly government that we have. so clueless ands inert. don’t blame us blame this bunch of buffoons masquerading as leaders. its the way you have handled the 92 billion issue. if you cant see problems in the manner this issue has been handled then you better rethink your moral completeness

        1. Inu says:

          I thought an audit is going to he conducted on that issue? So do you want the government in the meantime to be arresting people before that forensic audit is done? Who is going to be responsible for compensations if some of the arrests lack evidence? Let us deal with what we currently have as we continue to dig deeper into the past. Tell me, if somebody stole from you 10000MK some two years ago and then another stole 2000MK from last month whom you have all the evidence, would you suggest that you let that person go until you have found out who had stolen the bigger sum?

  78. Ebola says:

    i think we need a war in Malawi. this shit has become boring> Let the Tumbukas be supported by China, Central and southern regions by the East. Mangochi will be supported by the Muslims. Let that happen and lets see the cash, weapons and abuse of human rights flow. We need something like that in our history books. Osati anamachende ma politicians awa – kupemphesa basi cholinga mukamange ndata ina basi

  79. johnM says:

    Recently, the Government spent millions on a recent trip to New York. This Government has money thus there is no need for it to ask for budgetary support. That is not our money, it a high time we start standing up on our own too feet and not depend on others for money

  80. kukukuki says:

    Kumeneko phochoooooooooooooooooooooooo

  81. vindere says:

    Why are you people still crawling to your knees begging the west to support your budget?The Azungus are not going to give you any Dime for they are also in deep shit economically.You just clocked 50 years and still failing to fend for yourselves.I don’t know why God landed me in this stupid country called Malawi.

  82. james says:

    The president hv missed the point he must come out clean so that it wl give us cofidence why he jst arresting cashgaters when he knows that bingu gate is stl there and some of them are ministers in his own cabinet Mr president the ball is in ur hands now

  83. Mbuyomoyotsogolomoyo says:

    Please Mr Nevin, don’t be cheated by this Mutharika. He too is a Cashgater. He stole a government house in Area 12, dont give your aid to this country until we have new president. He is the EXECUTIVE CHIEF CASHGATER. HE IS SALIVATING IF YOU MENTION ABOUT RESUMING AID TO MALAWI because he wants to gain something. He had a delegation of 68 people during his recent trip. We trust your integrity and believe that you know that he was talking bullshit!!!!

    1. Inu says:

      Then you will be poor for a long time. But not just you, your relatives, your community etc. Malawians open your eyes. Politics have never developed any nation. Until you realize this, you will always be backwards. We can move together forward or fall back as we become more divided. The choice is ours.

      1. Inu says:

        Again, this issue is not about who is the president now. Have donors stop giving aid now? Did they not stop in September 2013? Who was the president then? Do you think if JB had won, aid would have resumed? Why would aid resume in that case? If you have good enough answers to these questions, share them with us.

      2. Professor CJ says:

        I see now, you are in government hence the crying for aid. It seems you can’t hold yourself from responding any coment that is against the resumption of aid. Chill brother/sister, the house of Lords does not read Nyasa Times.

        1. Inu says:

          Do i need to be in government to wish my country well? If you have followed me, you
          have gotten the sense that i am MCP, straight from the central region. Moreover, if you have followed this thread, you may also get the sense that my income is in foreign currency which means that with every depreciation of the Kwacha, I gain a lot from my money. However this does not cause me to celebrate because my improved income does make up for every loss that many Malawians face. Unlike you, i strongly believe in collective welbeing because that is what build a nation

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