BB, Nomads buses were bought by State House from Rashy: ‘Abuse of office’

Football analyst Humphrey Mvula described the purchase of buses which domestic football powerhouses—Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers—got as gifts from immediate past president Peter Mutharika  using public resources and not his personal funds as announced earlier by State House, was as abuse of office by the former president.

The two buses

Former State House press secretary Mgeme Kalilani initially said the buses were bought using Mutharika’s personal money but he has clarified that the buses were bought by State House.

“The correct position was that it was from the President’s Vote in the National budget handled by the State House,” said Kalilani.

Mvula has a since said the purchase of the Higger buses bought from Rashy Motors through a cheque amounting to K300 million from State Residences was “fraudulent behaviour’’  because Mutharika couldn’t have used government money on the pretext of being his own.

Mvula urged the new government to ask the former president to pay back the money.

“I equally wonder how a Higger bus would cost K150 million each,” he said.

Rashy Motors managing director Rashid ‘Rashy’ Gaffar, an ally to Mutharika and member of his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  confirmed having received payment “from government” on the Higger buses and not Marcopolo luxury coaches.

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Patriotic
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Patriotic

You told us that the buses were taken from post office …now the story has changed…. which is which?

Malawi belong to the citizens
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They should be arrested this is stealing government money and abuse of power by Peter Munthalika. He lied to the citizens that he bought with his money, there is alot of such business done by DPP leaders.

Sand
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Sand

Pay back our money tsotsi Peter & your friends.
We need chilima again to investigate the houses for Peter’s wife @ 6miles Mitundu. Nyenkhwe

Bad Arse
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Bad Arse

These buses cost US Dollar 75,000 each. So both cost US Dollars 150,000 so Rashy charged US Dollars 350,000. Conspiracy to steal on part of Rashy and Mutharika.

Ida
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Ida

Angobweza ma basiwo komanso ndalamazo. The government can be sued for breach of contract and can pay damages which will obviously be nominal as compared to the sums paid for the buses

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

u khluku pitala .cigogo ici kusakula . unjonda

Bakali
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Bakali

How is that abuse of power if he didn’t keep them for himself? As president he used he’s authority to direct that funds be made available for the buses to be bought for 2 of Malawis greatest football clubs and pride of our Nation. Wakwiya ndi mfiti

Lego
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That is the stupidity we always talk here about some Malawians like you fool.Being a president doesn’t mean you can misuse our coffers no.Kaya enanu ndi umbuli kaya.

Iantana
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Iantana

zativuta…

Banda
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Banda

Seems to me if the clubs have not transfered ownership then they can still be seized and provided to Malawi Post Office who is short two buses because of careless drivers. No reason so few should benefit when so many are suffering because of a lack of transport. Malawi Post paid 100 million per bus last October. Looking forward to ACB report on this one suggest start deducting from APM’s Pension an seizing bank accounts. Just incomprehensible APM educated in USA taught in the USA came home to steal from the poorest county in the world rather than return as… Read more »

BigMan
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BigMan

Arrest them all including Ngeme for lying in order to hide the fraudelent behaviour.

Mofolo
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Mofolo

This has been the trend since 1964. Kamuzu built academy from government money did we ask him to payback?Doubling of procurement prices from government tenders has been there and will continue. it’s just that now we have new thieves intown inform of Tonse alliance. Check their skeletons Incase you have forgotten. Don’t we have mother cashgate as part of govt now? What about MK9.7 billion payout for the elections case, what the difference with the prices of the buses? No difference when govt is paying invoices get sexed up Malawi style. no wonder the Oldman backtracked on being appointed justice… Read more »

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