Mutharika prolongs stay in US after UN General Assembly: Critics take to Twitter , Facebook

Malawians have taken up on social media to ask reasons for President Peter Mutharika’s prolonged stay in New York, United States, where he attended the 71st United Nations General Assembly after almost all the world leaders that had travelled for the UN General Assembly to New York have returned to their countries.

Mutharika in America

Mutharika in America

Taking it on Twitter, journalist and social commentator Idriss Ali Nassa says Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta is back, South Africa President Jacob Zuma is back, Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is back whilst Tanzanian leader John Magufuli did not go to the UN.

However, Nassa wonders why Mutharika is staying on in the US.

Comments on Facebook on the issue are mixed with some saying the President is just wasting tax payers money for nothing.

“He should come back and fix the ever collapsing economy. He should take an example of Magufuli who could not travel to the US because of problems back home,” read one comment.

Another comment says Mutharika allegedly went to the US mainly to get his “useless and senSeless” awards.

However, others said as leader of Malawi, Mutharika is mandated to attend the meeting.

Mutharika was one of the first world leaders to address the UN last Monday.

Speaking to state broadcaster  MBC on Monday in the US, Mutharika said Malawians seem to be happy when things go wrong, saying there are always negative stories on front pages instead of publishing succes stories of his trip.

“We should not be pessimistic, we should have hope,” said the President in what MBC said winding up statement of the US trip.

He said he was able to discuss issues concerning education, women empowerment and the economy.

Mutharika said his meetings with other leaders showed that there is ray of hope that problems rocking the country would be dealt with.

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Papa Chalo
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A Malawi kupwambwana, uchisilu omwa madzi ometera ndevu. Who should fight for us, John Kapito? Kamulepo Kaluwa? Ambokile Lawyer? Wandale? Etc Ugalu wa a Malawi nawu. Last year too many people went to UN meeting, and the govt refuted this. This year the govt accepted last year’s allegation and has challenged Malawians by over staying in the US without giving a valid reason. Malawians are waiting for individuals to fight for them. Do you think Kalirani or Gondwe (Minister) can give a convincing reason? No way, they are the beneficiaries, agalu amenewa. Stupid Malawians, do u remember that kudzigulira malo… Read more »
winston msowoya
Guest

tman,I think you lack sense of self esteem.What the Northerners wanted and still want,is FEDALISM AND NOT YOUR BLOODY FEUDALISM.Go back to school and leave chasing Mbewa alone,but you will never succeed to run the government efficiently and transparently hence,the ramifications are unprecedentedly beyond imagination in 52 years of independence.In short,you can not erect a sustainable government without the participation of the Gondwes,Nyirendas,Msowoyas,Mhangos,Munthalis,Chirwas,Chiumes the list is long.Let’s accept it that you have failed to establish a humane government that would care for the people of Malawi as a whole.BAD LUCK!!!

Douglas Ndindi
Guest

Your Excellency, you seem to be telling us that this country can as well run without you. If that is not the message you want us to get, then immediately pack your bags, jump on the next flight and be here sooner than today. Nanga tawonanani zomwe akulemba anthuzi. If you stay longer than this ndiyeno alemba chiani? Remember kuti, momwe mwadutsa singano ulusi umadutsanso momwemo. So, momwe mukudutsa ma comment lero mavoti adzadutsanso momwemo come 2019. You want to try and prove me wrong? I hope not.

winston msowoya
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There is no good reason that peter remains in the USA rather than his ineptitude to solve myriad of political and economic problems our nation is facing hitherto.He spends thousands of dollars a day for his accommodation and members of his delegation,meals,transport and fake allowances,while back home our people especially patients are dying for lack of medicines and power in surgery rooms,children and the elders are exposed to vicious shortage of food the list is long.The hypochondriac state of affairs is that Muthalika and his gang of looters have failed to deliver the goods they don’t know where to start… Read more »
tman
Guest

What can some northerner say about Peter Mutharika after failed coup of feudalism

hhhhhh
Guest

Tonse tidawona mbuzi imeneyi yikubela mavoti, inu mumayembekezela chiyani? profesa!!!!! profesa!! uprofesa wakamake. mudzandilakhulitsa pambali tsiku lina.

Jammie
Guest

The last time he went to the UN, everyone backed him saying he is meeting investors who will come to Malawi and invest on projects. Well,,,,, where are they? Now because Malawians forget so quickly, he will use the same excuse and we will buy is hook, line and sinker! Pathetic really!

poverty stricken
Guest

Times newspaper reported that President Zuma used a commercial South African Airways flight. Why does our President make so much fuss about commercial flights if Presidents of rich countries can travel commercial and us with our poverty we want private jets and chartered for that matter.

Munkoyo
Guest

He does this every year. After the UN meeting, he stays behind doing private things. A president cannot be away for a week. This shows he is not conscious of expenditure. Unless we change government in 2019 Malawi will be great problems.

Njerengu
Guest

HE ,Prof, Dr A. P M is a green card holder, I e almost a citizen of the US . Under the terms of a green card holder ,he must spend a minimum of six to eight weeks within the U S. He fulfilling that obligation , unfortunately at our expenses ,with a lot of company.

Ngalamayi
Guest

Our president does not seem to understand that his countrymen expect him to lead, show the way, develop Malawi, keep his expenses to a minimum. Media stories are negative because the positive stories are almost non-existent, and those that are positive owe no thanks to this government but to donors and volunteers. Who is going to challenge this government, so complacent in their belief that Malawi is benefiting from their reign in power?

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