Jappie’s positive spin on Malawi UN delegation fails: State House refutes airline story

Information Minister Jappie Mhango attempt to defend Malawi government by putting a positive spin on the bloated delegation to United Nation in New York, failed a big test when he organised an interview on MBC TV.

Jappie Mhango : Spin falls falt
Jappie Mhango : Spin falls falt

Mhango, who is government spokesman, attempted to spin the information that the country had a bloated entrouge to UN, saying President Peter Mutharika only approved 18-member delegation to accompany him, which was paid by government and that others were sponsored by “well-wishers.”

Human rights campaigner Billy Mayaya pointed out that claims that other members were paid by some sponsors and not from government account is a “blue lie”.

“If the Government can blatantly lie and say that the donors funded such buffoonery in the light of Cashgate, then they are under the assumption that Malawians were born yesterday,” said Mayaya.

An observer of Mhango’s television interview noted the minister saying “while we were campaigning for DPP” when in actual fact he came in as an independent MP.

Mhango was also faulted for saying he would not comment on sectoral issues (ministries) but only on issues of national importance, saying that did not give the confidence as government spokesman.

No Bombadier

Meanwhile, State House press office issued a statement signed by Chikondi Juma refuting that Mutharika traveled to Dubai en-route to the UNGA using a Bombardier BD700-1A10 Global Express registration number OE-IGS owned by UK Private Jet Charter at a cost of not less than 200 million Kwacha. The trip would have cost K41 million had the president used a commercial flight.

According to State House, Mutharika used a Jet owned by Execu-Jet of South Africa which has the registration number OE-IGS.

The statement faulted Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) for reporting about the Bombadier plane, saying their report was wrong and unverified information.

“For its failure to verify the information it had, and going ahead to publish wrong information ,  ZBS is regrettably forcing us to conclude to  that the station has hatred for the current government and the current president,” the statement said .

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Mbowe Mulambia
5 years ago

Pali chinsiru China chake akuti SK changolemba manyi oka oka

kate
kate
5 years ago

I AGREE WITH NO 34. WE HAVE A SICK PRESIDENT INDEED. ACTUALLY WE HAVE PRESIDENT WHO IS INCAPASTATED.

S. K
S. K
5 years ago

Mulimonse tinganenere nenani koma zoona zake ndizoti ufulu olemba kapena olankhula wanyanya. Zinazi tikuonjeza. Mpaka tifika polemba ndi mtundu wa pant amene a pulezident avala. Some of what is being written will never solve the problems of malawians. Kodi Kamuzu poyenda zinkakhala bwanji? Inu a Chakwera mudalipo mukudziwa. Nanga a Bakili zinali bwa? Bingu? A mai ndie amangokuimbani kuti ndege andilipilira. Zopusa. Azungu mukuchita kuwapembeza ngati mulungu wanuwo akamaenda zimatani? Mbuzi za wanthu mwatani kodi?A malawi nsanje. Musieni munthu alamulire akalephera 2019 tikumana. Zoti anakuberani mavoti zisiyeeni nkupusa kwanu. Amakuberani mulikuti? Ngati amakuberani ali kunja kwa boma ndie kuti nditulo… Read more »

Ethurama
Ethurama
5 years ago

Jappie ameneyo ndi winawake waku lweni kwa a chiheni ku lura,zasukulu ekhoto tikambabe.

Kawonga
5 years ago

Some minstrs fit well in the shoes of ministerial positions, but pipo like jappie sindikudziwa kuti adachoka kuti amapanga chani? Seem to be parked ata wrong place and wakwera yolakwika

Gwamba
5 years ago

Bodza Limeneri Bwanji Kodi? Which School Did You Go (Dpp) Guys? Shame!

Nankununkha sadzimva
Nankununkha sadzimva
5 years ago

Kodi sizingatheke kuti azungu abwerenso adzatilamulire. Chifukwatu anthu akude mwina kupatulako Kamuzu Banda palibe ndiwonapo ine. Nanga izi zikhala nduna? Kununkha ngati mtudzitudzi.

Praise
Praise
5 years ago

We have no president in Malawi. If we do, then he is so sick that he is failiing to control the affairs of the country.

Tili Chenene
Tili Chenene
5 years ago

I need to know Japie’s level of education and his field otherwise he seems mentally and intellectually challenged lad

Kingman
5 years ago

Eee zovuta kumvetsatu Wawa

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