Joyce Banda accuses Malawi govt of exaggerating Covid-19 figures

Former president  Joyce Banda has accussed government of bloating  Covid-19 figures and abusing resources of the pandemic in the country.

Joyce Banda: Government is inflating the Covid-19 figures

Speaking at a Tonse Alliance mega rally in Blantyre on Monday, Banda claimed that the government is deliberately increasing Covid-19 cases in order to receive donor funding.

“They have imported a dead body from South Africa to increase the number of Covid-19 deaths in the country, so that people will be scared ahead of the fresh presidential elections,” alleged Banda.

While acknowledging the presence of the disease in the country, Banda said: “Covid-19 is real but the way this country is handling corona virus resources leaves a lot to be desired.”

“The way government is abusing Covid-19 funds from the donor community is disheartening as much is being spent on allowances than for the intended purposes”.

” In other countries Covid-19 funds are being properly managed by improving the health sector just like we did in the country by renovating Ntcheu and Dedza district hospitals when refugees came into the country during the Mozambican civil war,” added the former President.

Recently the former President was censured by some quarters after a Facebook page post Banda accusing government of politicizing the Covid-19 threat in the country.

She claimed that there was a lack of accurate information and political will in fighting the pandemic.

Health experts around the globe have warned politicians against politicizing the pandemic which has claimed over 347,000 lives worldwide.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country has risen to 101 as 18 new cases have been recorded in the past 48 hours.

According to Minister of Health Jappie Mhango, 13 of the cases are Malawians who returned from Zimbabwe and were tested at Mwanza border and  two are truck drivers. The 0ther three cases have been recorded in Karonga, Blantyre and Nsanje.

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Waionatu
3 months ago

Osadandaula guys ndi mbuzi ngati izi. She is in her monthly periods and her blood flow is confusing her brain. Richard Banda he is just very unfortunate for marying this woman. Makwatira kwatira abale

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123
4 months ago

We hear that when a patient dies from covid 19 is buried instantly in SA regardless of where one is coming from so which covid 19 dead body is this one?

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
4 months ago

Ndalama za presidential jeti ubweretse msanga.

Galu mmete
Galu mmete
4 months ago

Tonse Alliance kungonyamula manyaka okha okha ndikumayenda nawo

Namulondola
4 months ago

Ndale nzovuta ndithu. Joyce Banda, Patricia Kaliati ndi Calista Chapoola kukhala mungwirizano umodzi. Ziti a ai a madasi zonse za tha.kkkkk

chataika
chataika
4 months ago

Mzimayi wopanda phindu ngati uyu sindinamuwone and let alone a former president? SHAME SHAME SHAME chonde Joyce reverse ur statement. Dzana u were saying becoz it was a cabinet committee it was not working for the betterment of malawians and you an inclusive committee and today APM added more members including the opposition leader Lowe is just there. And u r saying govt is inflating figures what kind of ppo are u? You hypocrites! In other words u shud not say govt is inflating the figures rather say the covid committee is the one doing so. Additionally, Lowe uyankhepo pa… Read more »

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
4 months ago

Joyce palibe chomwe unganene ife nkuvomereza please. Tikufuna ndalama zija munaba ku capital hill basitu. Ntchembere yopusa iyi nkumayesa kuti taiwala chonchi?

SB Chinji
SB Chinji
4 months ago

Joyce Banda is a master at cooking up stories with memory lapse. This is the same woman that immediately after the shooting of the budget director, Mr Mphwiyo, she publicly announced knowing the people that shot Mphwiyo and the motives behind the shooting. As just one of the two senior states persons remaining in the country, it’s sad that until today she has not come up with names of those criminals, despite knowing. it is subversive of law to sit with evident. 2013 at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Joyce Banda announced to the world that she is a target of attempted… Read more »

Wawa
Wawa
4 months ago

Joyce must return what she stole from Malawians. Osatiphimba mmaso

Mofolo
Mofolo
4 months ago

Iwe Joyce Banda ndi wofunika uli kundende. Munthu wakuba iwe. Paul Mphwiyo wako uja ayamba kuyankha mulandu akuwulula kuti umalandila zakuba. Mzimayi wopusa ndani angakumvele.

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