Activist trashes presidential jet donations

Rights activist Rafiq Hajat has described as sick suggestions by a Malawian to solicit K12 billion in donations to buy a presidential jet for Head of State, Peter Mutharika.

Hajat: Why not contribute to buy medicine

Hajat: Why not contribute to buy medicine

Hajat joins hundreds of other Malawians on social media who have condemned businessman Sydney Ndembe for calling for the donations for the luxury of the President when Malawian patients cannot have a meal in public hospitals.

“This is sick, inconsiderate and inhumane,” said Hajat after Ndembe put paid advertisements in newspapers for the cause after State House operatives released a photograph of Mutharika at an Italian airport waiting for flight connections to Malta where he attended the Commonwealth summit.

“You cannot contribute for the luxury of one person when millions are suffering,” said Hajat.

He said instead, Malawians should contribute foe the suffering of other Malawians who have no food.

In his advertisements, Ndembe said the US$20 million presidential jet should be the asset of the state.

Mutharika has been chartering presidential jets until civil society organisations and the opposition severely criticised and condemned him as the country is facing huge economic problems that have forced the collapse of most social services.

President Mutharika on Monday said the release of the photograph of him waiting for flight connections was not intended to win public sympathy for government to buy a presidential jet, saying the government is not buying a presidential jet.

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watcheya
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a bale umphawi mukuchita ku wufuna chitukuko sikudya simankhwala kaya jet or no jet Malawi need something to show off as a country zinthu zikugawidwa muzipatalamu never ever seen kuti zinakwana development is paramount for someone to see in future munagulisa ndege jet anagula bingu show me tangible thing today from the outcome a Malawi kulira ndimikonzoyako yomwe sheet are you telling me mayiko ochita bwino abive njala sakusowa mankhwala umbanda kulibe kutukuka ndikatundu a hajat don’t buy sympathy for the sake of kutukuka yet you show off kuti kuganiza kwanu nkopepera mungayendera buble shape car inu monga a hajat… Read more »
timve Mbwatalika
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PRESIDENTIAL JET DONATIONS- A PR GONE SOAR!!!!!!!! It is with great concern and shock that the president was fouled to lie so down low and display how silly as a president he truly is. As a VVIP, the president is not meant to queue as any ordinary person is meant to. It is a great demonstration and illustration of how badly the president gets misled by the so called advisors, ministers, in this case the minister of foreign affairs . Worse still, the presidential publicity team is even not fit for purpose to expose and intact take these demeaning pictures.… Read more »
male pipo
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Ine ndekha sindingapereke dalama kuchipatala a Hajati. Kumeneko ndiye kumaonongekera ndalama. Amangogawana mdzina la ma arrears ndi maintenance of vehicles. Ngati simuzitsata angotulani pansi udindowo.

Kola
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Kodi mukuti ndani chitsiru chotheratu m Malawi muno. Makutu a Mai ako wamva pamodzi ndi ka hule ka mkazi kako mxxxxiiiiiiiiii. Iwe ndiwe chitsiru zinangochitika kukhala ndi chuma ulibe nzeru wayenera chuma chako ndi cha mafupa a ma Albino, Ndiwe galu fisi, nyani dyabulosi

Ukankhala wanzeru ukananena zoti tisonkhe zogula mankhwala kapena chakudya kuchipatala. Iweyo nditakhala nawe pafupi ndikhoza kukuchita chinthu choti sudzaiwala. Chitsiru a Mai ako akanakuphera mchikuta mxxxxiiiiiiii. Umadya materwera iwe

Has wa a Phiri kwa Chapananga, Chikwawa
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Has wa a Phiri kwa Chapananga, Chikwawa
Inu a Moses makolo ndiye anthu amene mukuwononga dziko. Apa simalo onyaozana kapena kutukwanizana ayi. Kodi mukunenea kuti a dpp anagulitsa, iwo anagulitsa chifukwa inali itagwira nthcito nthawi yaitali. Monga pano helicopter ya president yayenera igudwenso yanyowani ija yakalamba. Tadziwani ichi bwana Moeses kuti ndale zathu tisamale nazo. Dzikoli ndilathu, aliyense ali ndizofowoka ndi zolimba zake. Amayi A Joyce Banda wokha pa press conference ananena boma lawo inachita survey ndipo anthu 75 mwa 100 aliwonse anati jet ija isagulitsidwe chifukwa adawona kuti poyambapo zinachitika pandale komabe adatemetsa nkhwangwa pamwala kuti iwo agulitsabe ndegeyo chifukwa anazolowera kukwera za matola. Tsopano mutha… Read more »
Has wa a Phiri kwa Chapananga, Chikwawa
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Has wa a Phiri kwa Chapananga, Chikwawa
Tiyeni ndale tiyke pambali kodi ngati Director sakwera minibus amakhala ndi galimoto lake what about the president? The President deserve a jet. Truly speaking out of my conscience am not saying this because Peter is there NO! even the time Joyce Banda used to board passenger planes i was not happy at all. Malawians lets understand this: A presidential has total security bcoz no intruder is allowed while the passenger plane its easy to have alshabab’s there who can bomb it. Inunso a opposition(MCP) do you think u can be happy to A Chakwera boarding passenger planes if ascends to… Read more »
Blossom
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I though Mr President boasts of being a rich man let him buy his jet with his own money like others do – our focus should be on the poor the helpless the sick the old the disabled etc not matofutofu a muna

Blossom
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Nonsese what is waiting at an airport for a plane when the Tanzania President can go as low as cleaning the streets touching rubbish with his bare hands – u president umatha ask Joyce Banda then what ndegeyo mudzikajwekera popita kuti kuka seeka asylum?????

Choonadi
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This is an analyst with politically tainted analyses. And by the way where is the analysis here? Are the suggested contributions forced on anyone? Let people ignore the call on there own. Sometimes learn to be wise in silence.

Double VIsion
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The problem with us Malawians is that most of us, including those in Government, lack vision. We dont know what we want for our country. We have so many educated Malawians with Masters and phD degrees but Malawi is not developing! Why??? NSANJE. We are greedy people who like criticising simply because we dont like somebody, not because they are not perfoming well. Decision are made based on who is in the office at present, if that person leaves the office, the decision is rescinded or deemed ‘wrong’. Malawi needs a presential jet (full stop) But it is absolutely nonsense… Read more »
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