Queen inducts Malawi President Mutharika into Commonwealth

Head of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II and her heir Prince Charles on Friday in Malta officially inducted Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika into the Commonwealth.

Queen with Malawi President Mutharika

Queen with Malawi President Mutharika

The Queen at Commonwealth

The Queen at Commonwealth

The Queen with heads of Commonwelath nations

The Queen with heads of Commonwelath nations

The induction is a result of elections for heads of government that have taken place in 21 Commonwealth countries – Malawi inclusive- since 2013 when the previous Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) was held in Sri Lanka.

Professor Mutharika attained the Presidency when he beat 11 contestants to win the elections held on May 20, 2014.

Apart from President Mutharika, other heads of state of ten Commonwealth members who were attending CHOGM for the first time included Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Alphonso Browne, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister of Fiji Josala Voreqe Banimarama.

Others are Guyana’s President David Granger, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, St Kitts Prime Minister Timothy Sylvester Harris, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Christopher Rowley.

Secretary General of the Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma hailed the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the Commonwealth countries saying this has been signified in the 21 elections held since 2013 including that of Malawi.

Opening the conference, Her Royal Majesty charged the leaders with the responsibility of showing leadership through their distinctive contribution to the betterment of close to 450 million citizens in Commonwealth community.

The Queen said she was enormously proud of what the Commonwealth had achieved and “all of it within my lifetime”.

She said Commonwealth nations would continue to be called on to demonstrate leadership in global issues.

Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent nations, between them the countries represent nearly one-third of the world’s population.

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43 thoughts on “Queen inducts Malawi President Mutharika into Commonwealth”

  1. Prince Edward rsa says:

    Zamisala zimenezi pitala galu iwe.

  2. Commonwealth, the queen and britain are now irrelevant to Malawi and Malawians. All they know is to boss around us and not really to help us. China and the East are more relevant than these hypocrites of the west. I hope the british ambasodor in MW can read this on the wall and advise his country to stop political inteference in MW and focus more on genuine bilateral partnerships for development. China More fire!!

  3. nyando says:

    Muona akabwera tibooka mmimba paliponse nkhani ikhala imeneyi eeee a profesor this a mr prof that as if taona jesus amene. Zaziiii

  4. Nzeru says:

    Stupid people. Apologize to who for what? Nonsense.

  5. AR says:

    Mutharika needs to make friends with Trudeau, that man can make things happen in Malawi, he can help us a lot he is smart.

  6. Malawi ndiwabwino ? says:

    The analyst walemba bwino

  7. John says:

    Look at that… Our handsome Canadian prime minister with Mutharika! Trudeau, you shine everywhere for us Canadians!

  8. manjolow says:

    what bullshit is this coomonwealth??? whose wealth is common any more?? they don’t even give us visas to visit their country – who cares about common wealth??

  9. Ndata says:

    Chief of protocol needs to be fired, blunder after blunder Mathanyula

  10. Tiyanjane says:

    Even the queen knows that the commonwealth has outlived its purpose. Fulstop.

  11. Zenko says:

    Mumbling*2 Due Queen &others could not hear Mr IBU…

  12. Bob says:

    Malawi is getting pooer am poorer because of that mentality

  13. Is Queen Elizabeth a head of state? And what about Prime Minister Cameron???????

  14. BMW says:

    Lol. U.K. Trying to stay relevant in this day and age. Commonwealth my foot. That assembly lost its relevance the day we started needing visas to visit other commonwealth states

  15. Moya says:

    Which wealth its common? The wealth its so uncommon for all those countries in it, we are the poorest whilst others are better and some super economies so make me understand.We need to start asking tough questions this isnt a colonial era anymore. These are colonial remnants we need to abolish. Africa countries need to form their own common wealth bcoz mavuto athu ndi amodzi, poverty everywhere.wake up africa wake up.

  16. Zanga Phee! says:

    good job Mr President this is a better chance for Malawi.See My name.

  17. Mlomwe original says:

    Mlomwe weniweni uyu

  18. Khemuche says:

    Jayjay you are stupid. Apologise for what?

  19. mtumbuka1 says:

    And according to our handsome devil peter mutharika this is one of the many many mile stones his government and himself have achieved! Mr president, your leadership is pathetic and there’s no justification as to why you must stick around. You can meet and shake hands with every white person in the U.K. but I bet you, Malawians are poor and hungry and all they are waiting from you is not your hand shakes and photo shoot of you in Europe but with nothing tangible on the ground.

  20. BBC says:

    APM on the move.

  21. akweni says:

    yesetsani brother kuzichepesa mwai ndiomweu mawapepese zimene anachita achimwene aja monga mukudziwa mzungu ndi mzungu aimva ameneyo

  22. mwanamayi says:

    the queen,illumimati+muthalika,acatholic,the devil is realy workn hard,lets pray for the tough times ahead,dnt get me wrong.

  23. Lin says:

    Anzunguwa ndiye a muyan’ganatu muthalikayu, ali ma professor aku malawi kkkkkk

  24. nkhakamila says:

    apologising for sake of aid….malawaians thinking about aid…aid …aid mpaka dziko lizathe…shame.

  25. Mugonapamuhanya says:

    Is 450 million people a third of world’s population? The world has the population of 7 Billion people and a third of that cannot be 450 million. Do you simple arithmetic well before writing for the public.

  26. losco says:

    A chair akuti bwanji poti padzana ankati it is just a club?

  27. Nyakwawanganga says:

    Its true vuto mkuluyu safuna kugonja zoti anthu ambiri akuzunzika alibe nazo ntchito omulangizanso nde ndimbulizenizeni zopandapake

  28. Yahudah says:

    Proverbs 22:22-23
    Do not rob the poor because he is poor and oppress not the afflicted at the gate for YAH pleads there case and shall plunder those who plunder them.

    Proverbs 28:15-16
    A roaring lion and a charging bear is a evil ruler OVER poor people (mutharika and The Jezebel Blood drinking queeen) 16. A leader who lacks understanding is a gret oppressor and the hater hater of greed prolong his days.

    Proverbs 22:16
    One oppessess the poor to increase his wealth. Another give to the rich only to comes to poverty.
    Proverbs 22:16

  29. patricia kaliyati says:

    Nkhalamba yokugwa nkumina ikukunamidzani azibambo apa. Countries like Britain, France, USA have no money to help those suffering, what they have now is money to fight wars and remove legitimate leaders who oppose to their homosexual ideas. Deal pano ndi Germany, Russia, china ndi Iran. Its about time we start looking at things as they ARE. Asiyeni awa kwawo nkupanga blow job ndi nkhumba yokufa, liars, traitors, oppressors, satanists, homosexuals and murders.

  30. Never says:

    So far so good.

  31. mzunguwanzeru says:

    Good

  32. dungulinya says:

    Kumene kuli Joyce ko eh! Wakwiya

  33. Bwana awuzeni azunguwo kuti ayambe kutithandiza, tikuvutika ndife anthu wamba abwere kuno adzawone okha.asamvere anthu ofuna kuwononga malawi ayi.monga gift trapence,timothy mtambo,chonzi,martha kwataine,

  34. mbava zopanda pake says:

    Eya walowa kumidima officially mow. Ambuye atithandize

  35. Sangomaa says:

    dats childish jayjay..in history nowhere has the British resumed aid at a price of just an apology whether spoken or you put it in writing…they av conditions and we need to meet them ….but we all need to know that the donor age is gone for gooood!!

  36. nachisale says:

    Malawi does not owe Britain anything and Mutharika SHOULD NOT apologise to the Queen and PM David Cameron. Malawi is a sovereign state.

  37. KAMTEDZA says:

    A golden chance indeed for the president to say, ‘Sorry head of UK government we misbehaved and please forgive us – Blessed are the peace makers – Matthew 5:9. One cannot be a peace maker without the spirit of humility.

  38. sam says:

    Please appologise for the non grata during Bingu era, as these donors are taking revenge by not releaseing aid, donors are turning Malawi kwacha like the Zimbwabwe dollar worthless, chuka and goodall are clueless how to stop the freefall and inflation

  39. Wantali says:

    @Jayjay as much as I agree with the apology. Be a proud Malawian, stop begging and start producing.

  40. Jayjay says:

    This is an opportunity for Peter to apologies for the impudence his brother did the British High Commissioner. She is the Head of State and has the capacity to forgive and resume some vital aid that could help our ailing economy. One doesn’t have to go round the main issue for freezing bilateral support; it’s our impudence to give 24hrs to the briton that haunts us. What you do to Britain that you also do to US, German, France, Canada, IMF, World Bank etc.

    1. Beast Msonda says:

      Stupid mentality! You will die poor. Aid aid aid for how long you stupid Malawians? Please be independent in entirety. Why are you still not unleashing this slavery mentality in you chicken-like heads?

    2. The Analyst says:

      Jayjay the issue about aid is not strongly correlated with persona non grata declaration of Cochrane Dyte, coz time has the power to heal a broken heart; even if arrogance voids words of its wings to fly out. The issue is what the modern-day John Chilembwe said and I quote . . .

      ” . . . what is over is the age of donor aid being given to people who can not be trusted.”

      Thus, even if Peter finds the chance to tell the queen to cut off his head for the sins of his brother, aid won’t come to Malawi if Lutepo n Mphwiyo’s students at capital hill keep opening up their mouths ready to pounce on it. Which stupid donor would hope to store water in a reed bucket? Not the frugal britons, I presume!

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