Cdedi raps Msungama over India medical trip

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiative (Cdedi)  has expressed disappointment over the manner the Minister of Youth and Sports, Ulemu Msungama, has handled his medical trip to India.

Msungama: Controversy over his India medical trip

Cdedi executive director Sylvester Namiwa says Msungama had violated the rights of the poor and deserving patients who have been on the waiting list for months without being flown abroad to access medical treatment to their various ailments.

“There is a long queue of Malawians at the country’s major referral hospitals with terminal illnesses requiring specialized treatment, but the Ministry of Health is yet to refer them to such foreign countries as India.

“We are therefore shocked that Honourable Msungana decided to bypass such long queues with a medical problem that would have easily been handled locally. This was very insensitive on the part of the minister, and we are disappointed with President Lazarus Chakwera for having authorized Honourable Msungama to travel on such very flimsy justifications, at the expense of the taxpayers’ money,” fumes Namiwa.

The country had about 300 patients on the waiting list to be referred abroad for treatment for cancer, eye conditions and kidney failure and the government requested K1.5 billion for referrals.

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Lachi40
Lachi40
5 months ago

This organisation is full of fools. U mean because therecisca waitibg list he was supposed to be on the waiting list? Do u really think? Much as we all know there all Malawians need equal treatment but practically that is not possible. Even yourself if you need medical attention outside and then a PS or Minister also supposed to be flawn, who do think will go first Use your logical. Some positions are entitled its there in their appointment. You and me are entitled coz we are Malawians but him is entitled as Malawian and also his position. So stop… Read more »

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
5 months ago
Reply to  Lachi40

Get lost. Real leadership considers first the underprivileged. Where is servant leadership being touted about? Stop defending idiots

Shredder
5 months ago

I love the jungle and its laws. 1936 was my best year.

Chisale
Chisale
5 months ago

I was wondering where CDEDI were? They tend to make themselves relevant on any issue just to justify their existance. Useless organisation.

Mpakateni
5 months ago

Where are you HRDC? This is the issue to condemn and escalate, but you are sitting phwiii enjoying eating green and red bans

Nyoni
Nyoni
5 months ago

He should be fired

benty smart
5 months ago

a country full of nsanje and hate, you just waisting your time, msungama is a proven hard worker and team player.

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
5 months ago
Reply to  benty smart

Hard-worker wakuti? Bwanji sanalipire yekha tickets. Clueless

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
5 months ago

Cadet Namiwa, do not try to incite public opinion against the minister……he was not sent to India by the government using taxpayers money……it was his masm medical scheme that was used.

School munafika nayo pati kodi cadet Namiwa…….you are now becoming more of a noisy empty tin…..

Last edited 5 months ago by Mbonga Matoga
Ndata Boy
5 months ago

Cdedi or whatever this organization is…I think your thinking is too shallow, firstly the man we are talking about is a minister who has so many responsibilities which requires one to be in good health, and yet you want him to be on the waiting list of thousands of people of whom some are not even on MASM, and if he fails to perform you will be the very same organization accusing him of failure to deliver. and what’s the privilege of being a minister anyway? If you yourself were in that position would you die on the waiting list… Read more »

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago

jumping the que. most malawians dont know this word ”que” though we started learningit in primary schools. mmitu mwathu tells it the way we serve food on our plates. mbweee.
so the same and it from the top notch if i may say

Charlie
Charlie
5 months ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

Queue is the proper spelling although we started learning it in primary school.

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