Mutharika must stop shifting blame – MCP

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has asked President Peter Mutharika to stop shifting blame and take responsibility over regarding his two-week trip to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, US criticised for blowing over K300m on bloated entourage.

Gustav Kaliwo:   Mutharika should take responsibility of his mess

Gustav Kaliwo: Mutharika should take responsibility of his mess

Mutharika during a news conference in Lilongwe last Thursday accused MCP of misleading people about the trip and asked the party to apologise.

He also said during one-party MCP state, founding president late Ngwazi Kamuzu Banda was hiring a plane with big delegation for Europe tours.

But MCP secretary general Gustav Kaliwo said Mutharika should stop scapegoating on the matter with comparison of one party state and current multiparty scenario.

“The economy during Kamuzu time was not bleeding as it is today,” said Kaliwo.

He said judging MCP on the standards of 1964 to today is unacceptable.

“Was Malawi as a nation suffering the kind of economic hardships that are suffering now? How many planes did Malawi have that time and what do we have now?” wondered Kaliwo.

He added: “Mutharika should face up to reality and stop this kind of shifting blame.”

Special advisor to the President on non-governmental organisations and civil society, Mavuto Bamusi, has also attacked MCP, saying it is making noise on the trip because it wants to gain political mileage.

MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila has however said it is obvious that Mutharika is not fit for presidency and there is nothing like MCP is trying to gain political mileage.

She said Mutharika has shown he is not a listening President and is insensitive to their sufferings.

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43 thoughts on “Mutharika must stop shifting blame – MCP”

  1. MaKopa says:

    Mabvuto amabwera anthu akabera chisankho, vuto lake ndiloti APM anabera no on one love or trust this man

  2. Mlomwe says:

    Bamusi ndi dzina lake la chilomwe si munthu koma thonje lama ARVS.Iye mwadzeru zake sangawone mene prezident akuonongera ndalama?kapena wadya BANS?MUTU WAKO BAMUSI .DPP pa ulendo basi Antcheya adanena kale kuti mukangomva mbuli zikuti ndayiwala mudziwe ndi paulendo basi.Bamusi wayiwala

  3. henry maseko says:

    dpp paulendo basi 2019

  4. defender says:

    overpressing muthalika wil only compress him,reserve mo energy,work hard to deliver his promises & promis malawian even more come 2019. which country has ever booted out of power a rulling party that had delivered its promises/ manifesto.kkk Bingu had a landslide 2009 same scenarial, MCP work up!

  5. defender says:

    ya! mwina mkovutadi to weaken a ruling patty, koma MCP’ strategy of attacking everything, including small issues can not win new members & even maintaining old ones can b difficunt.golden advice losing 2019 could mean end of MCP

  6. nkhakamila says:

    eeeish MCP you arguments are baseless…wish all the best muzatenge boma 2019 tione ngati simuzamapita ku UN Summit.palibetu nkhani apa…ine sindikuona chimene anthu akung’ambira kukamwa..politicians you have similar interests…ndi business yanu iyi musatipeperesepo apa.MCP=DPP=PP=UDF.MCP Just wait nthawi yanu izafika nanuso mudzadye ndalama…mzosiyirana izi and ife tinazolowera.dont fool us kuti ndalama zopitila ku UN Zikanatithandiza amalawife.if you failed to follow up the money that we got from the jet sale then the UN expenses are just peanuts for us to be discussing.

  7. apao says:

    Mr bamusi.can’t you
    see kuti bi deffending this person wotchedwA petulo ur contributing kuti akhale akuchita za uchiselekwete? Instead of looking at mavuto omwe atolankhani akufutsawo. Ur dealing ndi complainer pali nzeru papenepa. JB. Adayesesatu ndipo pp idachita kumbali ya amalawi.koma dyera latibweresera zimenezi

  8. sayi uphak says:

    Uko kunali kulira kwa akulu a dambwe O Chakwera. Pa nthawi ino tipereka mpata kwa mkulu wa amayi a Chisamba a Jese Kabwera Kapasula nawonso atiyankhule malonje awo. Tsano kumapetoku tikudzutsa mwini nkhani chilombo chachikulu Kasiya Maliro alowe mbwalomu, omayi ochisamba onse akhale oli kuyimba manja ndi nthungululu

  9. Hd says:

    Ngati ufuna kujoina gulu la anthu olephera join mcp

  10. This matter is very simple. The combined list should be made public and the expenses of Govt on the trip publicised. This should be it.

  11. Angozo says:

    Jessie Kabwira too not fit to be MP and MCP spokeperson, chifukwa ndi chitsiru chodzikodzela chifukwa cha kuledzela, Jessie monga ndikunama kuti unazikodzela utaledzela mowa? Tsutsatu hule iwe.

  12. Gwenyende says:

    Map inapha wanthu. Osatinamizapo apa

  13. Benson T Phiri says:

    ino sinthawi ya one party

  14. Chibo says:

    We voted wrongly.we forget quickly.

  15. Impeachmnt Agenda says:

    MCP up this is 2015, Kamuzu is long dead and done and dusted with. Yes Kamuzu brought development but at huge suffering of innocent Malawians.
    So everything cannot be about your Kamuzu, and Chakwera whom you all worship. Shape up MCP and show that MCP is a part worthy of being elected to government.
    In a parliamentary democracy we Malawians want to be rid of the past and look to the future because frankly MCP after the suffering MCP and your Kamuzu inflicted on most Malawians MCP has to prove that MCP has accepted democracy otherwise dunderhead Peter Mutharika Chakwera too aspires to be a dictator.
    MCP prove to Malawians that MCP believes in ”parliamentary democracy” impeach dunderhead, looter, thief, corrupt Mutharika.

  16. Stampycious says:

    Anthu wopanda nzeru inu nonse a DPP, kodi nawenso Mabvuto usatinyanse wamva? Zip up your nuisance lips

  17. kenzo says:

    The problem is the advisers and peter him self. with all these nagativities and economic hardship you telling that still some rubbish people dont see or aggreing with him????? indeed some people do not know where they come from and where are they going, so lets ignore them for they are like a garden without flowers. so lets not judge them only God will. To show them what is good and wrong, give them chance to show us there ignorants.

    Good versus evil let God only deliver us from evil. demon possed people versus marvelous christianity people.

    Let those who are rubbish and demon possessed dispute, the time starts now.

  18. Shire highlands says:

    Indeed the Malawian currency has been traumatized .

  19. ODALA says:

    hahahahah DPP zakukanikani and mwayamba kunyoza MCP cos yayankhula? hahahaha mumva m’bebe! APM is a total failure! every presdent akayamba amayamba bho! koma nkuluyu ash! ndizinanso! If tells Malawians to b patriotic iyeyo ndamene akanayamba u patriotism by giving back the MHC house he dubiously bought which resulted into the firing of the then MHC boss! We all know that the current economic mess we are in is because of DPP cashgate not JB’s cashgate….All those who voted DPP into power do not love this country…and ndi mbuli…

  20. peter says:

    Mzeru za kusukulu ndi umunthu. zolekana kwambiri.Bambo wina wA kumuzi win ndi kupeza mkazi amene ankhala pa banja ndi amuna 5.Ndikumuwuza mkazi kuti popeza amuna anu wonse amene munali nawo pa banja amtenga ngongole inenso ndizitenga ngongole.kodi bamboyo ali ndi nzeru?

  21. Malawi once assisted Scotland with monetary aid when one kwacha was equivalent to one pound. A dollar was useless to malawian kwacha. There also came time when Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda bailed out Nelson Mandela from abject poverty. For now The Malawian Kwacha is really bleeding heavily and it is admitted in the intensive care unit, anytime we will be hearing of kwacha’s death.

    1. alex nkhoma says:

      kkkkkkkk.tikuva zoopsa! mwina mawa kwacha imwalira, poti chibaya chavuta.

  22. mtate mike rsa says:

    Nawe bamusi who r u just eat the money stolen by idiots u will cry verysoon.if government is failing its dpp not MCP pitala kukamwangat wadyamanyi agaluwako

  23. Che Ngana says:

    Thupi Lokakala Ngati Ng’ona Za Ku Stella Marris Chonsecho Ndiwe Mkazi.Ukukutuwitsa Ndi Mwano Omwewo.KASAMBE UKO!

  24. Mbagwezi says:

    One President and One ruling Party at a Time. And this time is for APM and the DPP. MCP wait for your time if at all you will be given the mandate to rule this country

  25. hisbolla says:

    A Bamusi????? Kkkkkkkk. How d u defend thia moron??

  26. CHALO NTCHITEREZI says:

    Pemphani chimene mukufuna kwa Mulungu ndipo muzapasidwa nde ndikupemha kuti atichosere

  27. Clement says:

    Shame to this useless opposition. When will you stop this nonsense? Kaliwo, nkhope yonyasayo wamva. What is mcp? If you are indeed a real party win the elections come 2019. Everytime the same story fwifwifwi zitsiru, Simunati kulira iyi ndi DPP ndipo singaluze pa mcp afisi inu.

  28. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    When did our president last experience ordinary village or township life? Who is around him now? Once we answer these questions, then we can understand him and Bamusi.

  29. Iwe Mavuto Bwamuswe utiuza chiani??? Are you a DPP spokes person or are you a special adviser to the president on NGos??? Which one?? MCP has a right to speak on the ills of Mr Ibu. He is not fit to be the president of this country. So when MCP speaks Bwamuswe should not be bothered. Get lost you greedy shit.

  30. Mphalapili says:

    My favourite SG. G. Kaliwo osati kungobwela kudzagulitsa denje ntauni kuchokela ku Salima atathawa sukulu

  31. chakhalira says:

    Surely we have headless President, Headless advisors to the President and Indeed All headless DPP Gurus.

    Does this President want to start his life from the time of Dr. Banda? The issue at hand has completely nothing to do with MCP or Dr. Banda here. The issue is about spending Malawians’ scares Worth carelessly by taking the whole village to UNGA for shopping at the expense of Malawians lives. Inu mukupanga timakoment tanu just because you are bought, monga timene mwapanga apati, you better stop. This country if you are not careful, your President and yourselves muzadabwa zithu zitangoyima zokha.

    Listen, you are NOT helping the President. DO not and Never blame MCP for your mess. I wrote some days ago, that why do you blame those that are NOT in Government? Oh, it is MCP, its PP it is, it is……… If you are clueless just resign. You will reach a point where it will be impossible to defend this clueless president. Ask the moving computer Dr. Ntaba in his days. Ask mikhala kale in DPP. Anzeru ali cheteeeee! Alimomo in DPP who are very disappointed in the way this President is running the government. Palibe chanzeru. Palibe chikuyenda for majority of Malawians.

    Just wait, you will see!

  32. Muhiye says:

    MCP should shut up. YOU failed the elections because people have no trust in you. Leave the President alone to run government affairs

    1. MSANA WA PETURO says:

      Which election did MCP fail mbuzi iwe ndi chitsiru chako cha president? Zikuvutani agalu inu muonanso. Tumbwani panopa musanalire.

  33. Sapitwa says:

    These are political games wasting people’s time. There are so many merits and demerits in both sides and no one side is perfect.
    The fact that MCP government was a one party state does not mean that it performed well; that the economy was in good shape,not at all. There was too much poverty then. There was no long term vision that would deal with future population growth in areas of energy, water,education, health, agriculture etc. Much as the Despot had power to dictate anything, him and his MCPare to blame for some of the harsh economic conditions we are experiencing today; wrong foundation from the Despot who thought he knew everything by surrounding himself with bootlicking uneducated cabinet and yes bwana party gurus. He hired planes on numerous occasions taking his mbunba to UK and also in one occasion, party chairmen to same destination using tax payers money inspite of poverty experienced at the time.

    In the current situation, it has happened exactly the same carrying 106 people to UN many who had no business there.
    Although some might have been sponsored, it could have been very understood if this was announced and cleared prior to happening. This government could have been very sensitive given current economic situation although there could be no wrong doing if indeed sponsors paid for the costs. This should never happen again!
    The issue of hiring a plane is being taken out of proportion. For those of us who have found ourselves in connecting long flights taking over 10 hours per flight would disagree with the notion of the President using a commercial flight in the whole trip. If he hires for 5 hours to Dubai and into commercial to US or India or China, it can be considered as reasonable. Again this needs to be cleared upfront to avoid all these issues flying around. He is to India and I would have expected that he made it known on his travels by now already!

  34. dungulinya says:

    Waste of bloody time. Focus man. Comment on what can be changed. Give us pragmatic and progressive leadership not reactions all the time.

  35. Mugonapamhanya says:

    Kamuzu was a spendthrift, he was chartering a place for 2 months stay in London. Kamuzu stole more money from the govt than all his predecessors. We were suffering in silence and we were told that we were the richest in the world because of the “messiah”. Even in the midst of hunger District Chairmen used to praise Kamuzu that “bwana chimanga tikudya cha five years ago.” Some people say that during Kamuzu there were no frequent black outs. How many people back then had electricity? How many people had electrical gadgets in their homes? Only Kamuzu and John Tembo had fridges. 90 percent of people on his mass rallies were barefoot. Lack of planning started with him. He had all the time without opposition from within and outside yet he basked too much from handouts from the West. The “Mkango” did not learn much from his contemporaries such as Houphet-Boigny of Ivory Coast and many more who worked hard to pull his people out of abject poverty. How can a country develop with the system where peasants are supposed to bear the burden of feeding and producing for the country? You can’t blame the sitting president who has been on the throne for just one year. We are suffering because his predecessor was careless in her plunder of the country. After all there is no evidence that the novice first termer Chakwera could do better experienced and better educated Mutharika. It’s not one man’s show, it is about all of us. Don’t cheat people, this is not 1994.

  36. phada says:

    A letter from ten year child to Malawi elders.

    May I ask why elders in Malawi are just fighting over trivia. How many delegates should the president take to UNGA every year? If we don’t have exactly number of delegates, then how do you come with the comparison? Don’t you see that even if the president takes only twenty entourages still the other parties can complain and complain for ever? Why cant MP come up with a standard number for UNGA tourage? Elders of Malawi are FOOLS and there is nothing a ten year child like me can learn from your argument? There is no logical in this case. No body is wrong or right. Members of parliament and other stakeholders just seat down and come up with correct entourage not just ngw’engw’e or mboshombosho no no.JB had also a problem with this issue. If standard is not set, every year there will be ngw’engw’e and ngw’engw’e for ever.Fellow Malawians get me right here there is no standard, no law, no regulation to regulate the entourage.You breach a law, regulation or a standard of doing something.You don’t breach anything in vacuum at all. Surprisingly everyone just say 115 is a bigger number. Then which is a correct number? What type of argument is this? Thus why the Lomwe call it ngw’engw’e. Ngw’engw’e in our langauge Lomwe means unclear reasons for crying. I am surprised that at this age Malawians can make noise on such baseless ground. REMEMBER EQUITY FOLLOWS LAWS OR STANDARDS OR REGULATIONS. IF MALAWIANS DO NOT COME WITH CORRECT NUMBER FOR UNGA ENTOURAGE, THEN MALAWIANS WILL FIGHT FOREVER UNTIL WHEN MALAWI WILL NO SINGLE ENTOURAGE OR TILL THERE WILL BE NO UNGA ANNUAL ASSEMBLY.

  37. Tell them that after 30 years of Kamuzu pound was left at K4.00 while dollar was at K2.00. And we had every thing panalibe zoitanitsa katundu kunja, mwina makhwala okha a kuchipatala.

  38. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Please, remind them that I am still waiting for the list of people who went to USA and their sponsors. It’s all about transparency and accountability.

    I pay tax but do not see how this money is used. In this case I am suspecting that my money is spent on luxuries of the few individuals. Whether the president is unhappy or not, but this is my logical conclusion.

  39. kumwembe says:

    Adikire 2019

  40. Benson Chirwa says:

    What’s wrong with gaining political mileage? Every party will take advantage of another party’s gaffes. You’re digging your own grave. Don’t be obsessed with MCP lest you lose your way.

  41. Truck says:

    ITS NOT MCP WHO TOLD THEM TO CHARTER A PLANE AND SPEND 300 MILLION KWACHA ITS THEMSELVES DONT POINT FINGER ON OTHER PEOPLE JUST APOLOGISE TO THE POOR MALAWIAN PEOPLE THATS ALL

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