Gwanda, Ngongoliwa in India for medical treatment

Vetaran politician Gwanda Chakuamba has been sent to India for media treatment, the government has confirmed.

Chakuamba: Hospitalised in India
Chakuamba: Hospitalised in India
Ngongoliwa: Receiving treatment
Ngongoliwa: Receiving treatment in India

Foreign Affairs minister Francis Katsaira confirmed on Friday that Chakuamba is in India on government sponsorship on unspecified sickness.

It is alleged Chakuamba has cancer.

The government decision to send him to India comes at a time when it cancelled references for ordinary Malawians for foreign treatment because of cash flow problems at Capital Hill which has led to most government departments downsizing its operations.

The veteran controversial politician was unveiled at the ruling DPP rally in Ntchalo, Chikhwawa recently as the new catch for the rulng party propaganda elite and thanked the government for sending him to South Africa for medical attention.

Chakuamba, in his late 80s, is the only remaining politician in Kamuzu Banda’s 1966 historic cabinet and remains a political force to reckon with in the Lower Shire.

It is not known how much the tax payer will foot for his medical bill in India.

He has of late being living a begging life and last year President Peter Mutharika gave him an envelope full of money although it was not made public how much he was given.

Meanwhile, at the same Indian hospital  government is also paying for Senior Chief Ngongoliwa of the Lhomwe ethnic grouping who is receiving treatment.

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MEGAMA
MEGAMA
5 years ago

There is no logic in comparing Gwanda and R. Chiwambo. Gwanda is a true son of Malawi who fought for this country while at home. Chiwambo to me was a fortune seeker who run away from her own country only to come back when situation was better. However both deserved equal treatment just for the sake of GOD ALMIGHTY.

VEKERE WAVEKERE
5 years ago

Mpaka India?Pa Malosa bwanji?

andrew chiwanda
andrew chiwanda
5 years ago

kkkkkk mbuzi imadya pemene ayimamangirira inu nthawi yanudi our tym still on de way

The Partriot
The Partriot
5 years ago

Senior Chief Ngongoliwa tsopano! Ayi ndi nthawi yanu a Mfumu, tikitani mksonkho yathuyo inu ndiye a Mfumu a dziko lonse la Malawi! Mafumu anzanu akukanika kupita ndi Mwai wathu komwe koma mpaka India? Tsiku lina nafe a Mfumu athu azasangalala, azapita ku USA atangodwala chi mfine!!!

Jafrez
Jafrez
5 years ago

There is nothing special or news worth about govt sending Gwanda and Ngongoliwa for treaent abroad other than them being figure heads in our soceity.

Govt of Malawi sends many patients abroad even though sometimes it takes a patient’s knowing what avenues to take.

Health and Food Organisation
Health and Food Organisation
5 years ago

Why was Rose Chibambo never sent abroad for treatment?
Again this highlights the need to ban government aid on foreign treatment for retired politicians including presidents to ensure they enact policies that will strengthen the health sector whilst they’re still in office.
no.4 is talking sense, unless we’re saying it’s only those from the ‘Lakeless’ region of Malawi who are prone to sicknesses after drinking lots of faeceted water from up north!

Mathanyu Peter
Mathanyu Peter
5 years ago

Where are our oncologists and medical specialist, not good enough to treat Gwanda but good enough to work abroad? Stupid government. Where is mwai wathu? Blantyre adverntist? Where?

Phoka
Phoka
5 years ago

Number 4. Think before you say.

Atusai Fatson Msiska.
Atusai Fatson Msiska.
5 years ago

I onily thank the goverment by sending these two people for treatment yes, but asamasankhe anthu owatumiza ku zipatala zakunja chonde, i wish them quick recovery in jesus name. amen.

mzunga
mzunga
5 years ago

get well soon

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