Malawi govt accepts K5m from ‘well-wishers’ for NAC refund on behalf of BeamTrust

Malawi government said it has received K5 million from well-wishers for First Lady Gertrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust to refund the grant to National Aids Commission (NAC). receipt

Mkondiwa (left) : Chief secretary to government received the cash

Mkondiwa (left) : Chief secretary to government received the cash

Government Chief Secretary George Mkondiwa confirmed the receipt of the money and that it will be fully paid to NAC.

Mkondiwa received the cash from Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), chairperson Robert Mkwezalamba who was keeping the money after Bannet Chinsinga presented the money on behalf of other unnamed contributors.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between government, HRCC and  Chisinga  is appearing in the MOU as a witness.

“This is to acknowledge receipt of K5,000,000)from HRCC chairman Mr Robert Mkwezalamba on behalf of BEAM Trust and Mr Chinsinga for onward payment to National Aids Commission,” read in part the MOU.

On Saturday, Mkwezalamba confirmed in an interview with Nyasa Times that indeed the money has been handed over to the Chief Secretary.

“Yes we decided to hand over the money to the Chief Secretary because the CS is a controlling officer to almost all government arms on top of that NAC is under OPC so CS was only the key important figure on this one,” Said Mkwezalamba.

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation(CHRR) Executive Director Timothy Mtambo, Centre for Development of People CEDEP Director Gift Trapence, Reverend Macdonald Sembereka of Executive Director of MANERELA, Martha Kwataine of Malawi Health Equity network and Safari Mbewe of MANET PLUS have  faulted the whole process describing it as playing games with Malawians.

“There is no evidence to back our demands that either BEAM has refunded the money nor NAC has  received the money , we are seeing quite different people playing various roles,”said Trapence in an earlier interview.

The CSOs are organising mass protests on January 13, 2015.

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Don not think Malawians attention can be diverted by going back to wrongs if the past. Let’s concentrate on what can be corrected! Joyce Banda is gone… Now it is a learned government. Show us the difference!


palibenso za wishes apa ndalama nzanu mwangowapasila anthu abale anu kuti akuperekereni after manyazi ahahahaha achina pitala koma kuba


Tangolandirani ka K5m kanuko. Zokamba mbwee. Mumaona ngati sabweza? Ndisamumvenso wina akuti fwe fwe fwe ayi. Akakhala ma DEMO ine ndiye sindizapitako chifukwa chipolopolo Chimatsatira Mtumbuka.


You are fooling yourselves. This money is from the government coffers. You so called well wishers why not doing so to orphans who are failing to pay school fees. You are a disgrace to the Malawi Nation. Shame on you. God is watching you. Your grand children will cry foul. Enjoy yourself this curse will be upon your descendants.


Why can’t the CSO question the k50 million that was paid as bail bond for Lutepo? Which is bigger k5 million and K50 million? Who is fooling who?

Ma wellwishers ine akundidabwitsa. Why are u so concerned with BEAM considering the situation in Malawi. Tell me you are not aware of our Hospitals turning into deathtraps. If indeed you are genuine wellwushers, u would do something about it. If thewellwishers really care about Malawi, they will put money together and buy heavy duty generators for all hospitals, install water pumps for all hospitals, buy meducal equipment and medicine for all hospitals, build more clinics schools or even donate ambulances to all hospitals. From what I see, wellwishers are there as konza kapansi kuti kammwamba katsike. Am afraid towrite… Read more »

Receipt mwangoyipanga type pomwepa yapa nde mutinamize apa boma lakuba ili


Peter deserves an uprising bcz it has been high time he has been playing these dirty games.I encourage ppl to do what they are planning in January.Our country is directionless.


I dnt think its well wishers who refunded the money.They are jst trying to stop this noise.I hope the money is coming from gvt coffers as well,look how close is Mkondiwa to this right person?What are they talking about?


No retreat,no surrender!!Forward with demos come 13th January.Mayi ndi odelera uyu ngati anakongola gwape wachabechabe.

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