Chakwera cuts short Tanzania trip to resolve urgent domestic issues

President Lazarus Chakwera has cut short his official  trip to Tanzania, after holding official talks with President John Pombe Magufuli, visited Malawi Cargo Centre and met some business investors in private.

State House has confirmed the Malawi leader is returning home a day earlier to attend to urgent domestic priorities.

Women have organised demonstrations against gender imbalance on Friday which would have marred Chakwera’s return.

Chakwera left Malawi for Tanzania on Wednesday for a three-day official visit and was expected back home on Friday.

But Presidential Press Secretary Brian Banda said Chakwera will arrive at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe on Thursday afternoon.

“Yes, the President is coming back today at 4:30 pm. Initially, it was supposed to be a three-day visit but the President has other engagements back home,” said Banda without disclosing the details.

The President chartered Malawian Airlines – ET – 20 on his trip to Tanzania which is scheduled to leave for Johannesburg on Friday at 09:20 am.

The President chartered the same plane on his state visits to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

His Mozambican trip delayed, for hours, some passengers who were travelling to South Africa on Tuesday using the same plane.

The President , who left at about 8am, was expected to return before 2pm and the same plane was scheduled to depart for Johannesburg at 14:15 but Chakwera’s flight landed after 4pm and passengers for Johannesburg left after 5pm.

Malawian Airlines spokesperson Joseph Josiah said they have a well-planned schedule so that the President’s chartering of the plane should not affect flight.

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ERUTU
ERUTU
7 months ago

Merit is the WORD 💪

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
7 months ago

Who told you the president was on a 3 day state visit to Tanzania, what kind of journalism is this when you can’t even get simple facts right…..? Chakwera was on a two day state visit therefore he has not cut his visit short…. Do you really believe a state president can cut short a foreign trip just because a few misguided women want to protest? Those women if they are educated enough and have well paying jobs why would they mourn for board member positions? If there were more women than men appointed to those boards would they go… Read more »

Chigoba
Chigoba
7 months ago

Ndipo musamusiye, let’s see how he’ll be able to govern amidst demonstrations left, right and centre. And Nyasatimee now is the time for you to reclaim your old glory and fill in the vacuum created by the MCP/Tonse government which has silenced all influential media houses, social media commentators, and activists. Pano ku Facebook kunazizila kimangoyimba ma praise a Chakwera. you Nyasa times can become a formidable force, bringing in powerful opposition, kuswa kuswa. So many things going wrong in Malawi and Chakwera is clueless. Kwacha is falling, misogyny is on the rise, racism is on the rise, corruption is… Read more »

Phudzi
Phudzi
6 months ago
Reply to  Chigoba

Muchira boss kwatsala 4yrs 7months

Zio ine
Zio ine
7 months ago

Afraid of the demonstration because he used the same with his terrorist friend Ntambo to oust APM. Now you have heard that MK13 billion was stolen at the army and you should appreciate why Nundwe has been insisting to stay on at the army. He has been stealing and was afraid that if he leaves this theft will b3 discovered.

Chifundo Ganizani
Chifundo Ganizani
7 months ago

Azimayi ama sowa zo chita.
The country could have benefited with magufulis advices

Samuel Chilenje
Samuel Chilenje
7 months ago

Musanyengedwe Mulungu sanamizika, chomwe wafesa chomwecho udzatuta.

Patrick Phirik
Patrick Phirik
7 months ago

I expect Minister of Gender, KALIATI to take part in the demo, apo bii, achoke.

President Chisokonezo
7 months ago

Welcome to leadership. This is a toast, more to come

Phiribena
Phiribena
7 months ago

I am so ashamed with women in Malawi. I think they have nothing to offer hence demos coming in. The President cannot cling to someone who turned down his offer and by doing demos thinks she can win the mood of Malawians. Chakwera is a human being also and if he wanted he could have turned this country into chaos but he is a man of God. Munaluza Munaluza basi khalani chete kumeneko. Chakwera must address these women and they should be able to tell him ZIMENE AKUFUNA.

Muhariteniwo
Muhariteniwo
7 months ago

Azimai ambiri akubvutika mu ma NGO umu mchifukwa chake akulirira ma uudindo. bwanji osachita za lawyerzo, za NGOzo etc. Inuyo simungathe kukhala Predsident wa dziko angakhale muchite ma demowo Chakwera sachotsa nduna zachimuna ai. Ntchito ikatha yatha mkulandirapo zako basi. Enanu mukuchita ma demo amuna anu adasankhidwapo ukhala nduna chifukwa cha ku mudzi pamene school alibenso ai. Akukupusitsani amenewo. Boma siligonjera munthu wina aliyense kaya ma demo or not.
Vice President sangamaonerere zimenezi. Kodi mufuna boma lankhaza kapena?

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