Mutharika slammed for ‘adopting’ JB’s style- Report

Malawian commentators have criticized President Peter Mutharika for shifting what they call governance style by adopting former President and founder of the People’s Party (PP) Joyce Banda’s way of running the countries affairs in a business as usual leadership.

Mutharika cutting ribbon to launch the cement  and malata subsidy programme

Mutharika cutting ribbon to launch the cement and malata subsidy programme

The commentators, Chancellor College based analyst Ernest Thindwa and Rafiq Hajat, Executive Director for Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI) also slammed Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government for not living up to its promises made during the campaign.

According to them, the Malawi leader promised not to attend any petty government events warranting the presences of Ministers and Directors not head of State.

But two months down the line, Mutharika has travelled to Machinga where he presided over the installation of Traditional Authrity Kapoloma, opened HTD House in Blantyre, also opened JTI Warehouse in Lilongwe and Grand Palace Hotel in Mzuzu, which was already opened.

“What we see are the same pattern of the previous administration although not at the same scale attending insignificant ceremonial activities,” said Thindwa as quoted by a Daily Times newspaper report of December 19, 2014.

He said it was high time leaders took bold decisions for the country to shift from the trend, observing that it was proving difficult for Mutharika to delink himself from established political culture and adopt a new way of doing things.

Thindwa also faulted Mutharika army of advisers noting that they are not helping him in any way to make a significant shift from undesirable past.

While Hajat advised the President to spend  “all his energies” on addressing real issues and providing solutions to the people rather than engaging himself in addressing events which are not worth attending to.

He singled out the economic meltdown, the depreciation of the kwacha, the prevailing mood of the anger in the streets as real issues needing much needed attention.

However, government spokesperson Kondwani Nankhumwa denied that Mutharika promised not to preside over such functions.

Nankhuma, who is also the Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, argued that recent functions that the President attended were very important to the state in the sense that government showed the spirit to the work-together with the private sector.

“The President did not say he will never be attending to functions. He said he will be weighing the functions which to attend.

“The President has been able to delegate, however the functions that he has attended recently ere very important and befitting the attendance of the head of state,” said Nankhumwa, who is also Parliamentarian for Mulanje Central.

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Apao
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Oooooooooooops!! Kumaona owalangiza ake, osati mutharika blood amadziwa kale, nextwk akukasegulira tarven kwa ndanga kumulanje uko, kulimbikisa business, kenako via kwamudziliri mayaka. Koma l..wecrancy mai anali bwino

guest
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pachoka mnzako pali malo

Patriot
Guest

JB is 110% a better leader than this clueless man.
This christmas will be the worst christmas ever since 1964.
Imagine, people won’t be paid, and he is busy trotting the country spending millions and millions of kwacha’s per trip.
JB took over a COLLAPSED country. Malawi had no money, no forex, no fuel, no nothing. Olo maliro ake sankadziwa kuti azagwiritsa ntchito maguta anji.
But JB did it.
We had an evonomic recovery programme. Kwacha went up and then down.
But with this Clueless Illegitimate leader (according to MHRC report) Malawi programmes are Off track (according to IMF)
The man MUST Resign or be Impeached.

tuvitwana
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N this wife, can she advise him anything? Akuti a first lady fwee fwee fwee

Mai c
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Leave him alone.only the wise dances to the melody of lyf.mufune musafune our president z petdr even the world knows.

Newx ichocho
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Go ahead mr president

muhe
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Sukulu siitha or nyapapi akhoza kubela style.

ujeni
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Mr Fwe fwe fweeee copying his brothers style of wear mxiii copycat

MALAWI
Guest

Mwayambanso fwe fwe fwe fwe fwe?

Treason case!!!

A Nankhumwa nanunso mwayamba zokana chilichonse ngati a Ntaba?

Shame!

Kalanga
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Kuwombera m’manja mfiti! Otherwise if u say we shd work hard on our own, yes true but then u shd remember that the president z needed in decision making specifically on crucial issues! By this I mean z the head of Mw nation on crucial issues such as poverty alleviation (make basic necessities affordable to common pple, prices shd b affordable), health services (drugs shd be available). Above all financial mgt z the solution to all of the above. If social services are nt easily accessed by common pple, life becomes difficult for them hence they cant gain anything even… Read more »
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