Kamuzu Banda benefits claim headlines Malawi paper

A benefits claim by the family of founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda to government hit the headlines on Tuesday.

Kamuzu Banda

Kamuzu Banda

Malawi flagship daily newspaper, The Nation reported that Banda’s family had made a fresh appeal to the government for the founding president’s retirement package, two years after an earlier communication did not yield a response.

Family lawyer Ralph Mhone said they are yet to get a response from the government after sending a notice to the Office of the Attorney General.

Reads the notice of claim: “We, therefore, claim for gratuity, monthly pension, benefits and facilities as provided under Section 4 (1) (c) of the Presidents (Salaries and Benefits) Act [and Part 111 of the Schedule of the Act] Cap 2:02 of the Laws of Malawi. Your due attention to this matter will be highly appreciated.”

He said the notice of claim said Kamuzu, who left office in 1994 after having ruled the country from 1964, was never paid any benefits for his service to the nation or recognition as a retired head of state.

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Njolinjo mwana wamama
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Inu “Ung’ono ung’ono” don’t comment on hearsay. If these laws were meant to serve Malawians let them be followed regardless of who deserves what! Moto umatsata kumene kwa kuli tchire.

Sipidy
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I need 2 be advice, kdi zoti president opuma azikhala ndi ma benefits zinabwela before or after kamuzu.? ? Kamuzu Banda 2 my thinking was a life president so he was nt thinking of retiring.

Alungwana
Guest

Let the relatives enjoy what belongs to them. Enanu abambo anu akadzafa mudzikabvuta kwa general uko nanga muwakhomelele anzanu. Kamuzu ruled Malawi in a greatest developmental way than your Bakili, Bingu or JB. For the past 20 years nothing tangible has been done by these so called democratic leaders. Give the Kamuzu family cholowa chawo

tisaiwale
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Chilungamo nchofunika mwadziwa liti kuti kamuzu simalawi?Anapanga zambiri enawa akudutsa moyera tisaiwale kuti paja dzikoli analiphula pamoto kunalibe misewo,zipatala zonsezi zinayambika ndi ngwazi yeniyeni osati ngwazi yokopera mwava?

Odala Tili Odala
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Whether he was or was not a malawian, whether he was or wasnt a dictator,but the fact is kamuzu was the president of malawi! And he has the right to retirement packages as stipulated by law!

Weekly mwale
Guest

Kamuzu banda was the 1st president malawi,the laws of that country are very clear,banda just like any other president is intitled to a pension and other related benefits.the issue is very simple.the gvt must just pay!

Blues
Guest

NThawi yonseyi munali kuti? zatha ndalama eti! keep quiet kulinso JUmani uko ayenela adye nawo.

Khuth'upa o'Machemba
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For some of us who lived during Kamuzu’s and MCP dictatorship, these claims for benefits are preposterous. When we were forced to buy MCP cards, even as students to get home on the bus, the money went to MCP, and by default, to HKB. When our areas gave cattle, goats etc. to HKB when he passed through our areas; all that went to HKB. When investors like Carlsberg, SUCOMA opened industries in this country, HKB received big cuts from the deals. He built a really nice village for his relatives (only for them), from the sweat off our backs. Many… Read more »
ujeni
Guest

These relatives should shut up or else govt should confisticate what they have because they aquired them them in a dictatorship tyrannical manner

ujeni
Guest

These Kamuzu relatives its high time they got smoked out otherwise they should just shut up

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