Mutharika gets applauds from Malawi paper on delegating  Muluzi

Nation says 'Well-done Mr. President': President Peter Mutharika in an audience with former president Dr Bakili Muluzi at Sanjika Palace

Nation says ‘Well-done Mr. President’: President Peter Mutharika in an audience with former president Dr Bakili Muluzi at Sanjika Palace

President Peter Mutharika has been commended by Malawi newspaper giant, Nation Publications Limited through its Sunday title for delegating former president Bakili Muluzi to represent him at the 50th independence celebrations of Zambia in Lusaka, calling it “a step in the right direction.”

The Nation on Sunday in an editorial comment noted that Malawi has witnessed a lot of squabbling between incumbent presidents and their predecessors, citing the most recent protracted discord being between Muluzi and his successor the late Bingu wa Mutharika, a brother to the incumbent president.

The paper pointed out that while such fights are mostly seen as involving two incompatible leaders, they impact negatively on the whole nation “which loses out on the vital services and wisdom that retired leaders are capable of offering the country.”

The editorial comment lauded Mutharika’s gesture  to delegate Muluzi saying “ it heralds a new governance chapter that we have missed and yearned for so long.”

Reads the editorial, in part: “The gesture not only sends a good message that we can, as a country, look back and take pride in our statesmen, but also accord the office of the former president the respect and dignity it deserves.”

The paper said it hopes Mutharika will extend a similar gesture to the recently retired president Joyce Banda, who it said is another vital resource; and that she will take the offer.

“After all, Muluzi and Banda are public figures, with their names on government’s payroll, receiving taxpayer funded benefits; hence, the need for the Malawian taxpayer to reap all the benefits possible from such personalities,” said the editorial.

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Mkazi gwetsa

Mutharika want to teach malawians how former presidents are respected for the better of our country

yung patriot

i smell peace in malawi.plz extend such generosities to JZU

wish you well

A Nation Publications, are you sure this is the right thing to aplaude the President for when the State Vice President Right Honourable Saulos Chilima is there to be delegated to such functions?

Ha ha ha. Its nice to be a president in Malawi. You are paid hefty on retirement apart from kusolola money. Its like thanking them for kusolola, “yah you are smart boss, the hefty salary is just your pocket money. and we are dropping the fraud/corruption case and given back your fleet of cars.” Salute! Who will take Malawi seriously if the citizens themselves are contented with what is going on. Malawians hate those who fight fraud and corruption, they call it tribalism. You talk change such as looking into Federalism they are scared to death sighting that Kamuzu broke… Read more »
Concerned citizen

At last a leader who can share the big stage with others. This is the way forward.


Sheet ya mbuzi ndiwe Chindazi ndi makoyo bakha Joyce. Umati bakha azitanipo pakati pa ma President Muluzi/Peter/Kamuzu/Chilima? Bakha ali bize kusambila ku Nyanja pajatu amakonda thope ndi madzi bakha. ndiye ukufuna kuti avuulidwe mu thope ndi madzi! afatu akhale komweko bakha izi ndizoyenera ma pulezident basi osati wapangozi kankhani galasi ili uja Joyce Bakha.

mai nsato

A Chair!!! ndakunyadilani zedi!!!! munthu wopanda mangawa inu ndithu. munasankha Bingu ndikumpanga president. Peter akukuthokozani chifukwa munayang’ana mkulu wake.

Chakwera ndi Tembo azapita kukakuyimirirani ku Mozambique pa swearing in , paja MCP imathandiza otsutsa anzawo.

JB azapita kukakuyimirirani ku Sierra Leone akathane ndi ebola kwa madam Sirleaf


za zzziii osamaphimbana mmaso iyayi..

Adam wa tanganyika

Thats we’re lookin 4.together we can buld better nation BROVO TO MR PRESIDENT(apm..) & also u father of de nation TATA BAKILI MULUZI.


That’s good.

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