Malawi govt in lavish expenses over Mutharika inauguration

Government has booked all paramount chiefs at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre and senior chiefs at Victoria Hotel for the inauguration of Peter Mutharika who has been controversially re-elected as president.

President Mutharika inaguration on Friday and DPP victory rally celebrations on Sunday at Njamba

The inauguration of Mutharika and newly elected vice president Everton Chimulirenji takes place on Friday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre and on Sunday the two will hold a rally at Njamba Freedom Park.

According to a memo seen by Nyasa Times to all district commissioners and council chief executive officers, accommodation for the paramount chiefs has been booked at Mount Soche Hotel and senior chiefs at Victoria Hotel.

“Please take note that the council is requested to provide transport,” says the memo in part.

Mutharika narrowly won the presidential race with 1, 940, 709 votes against Malawi Congress Party’s Lazarus Chakwera who got 1, 817, 740 and UTM’s Saulos Chilima’s 1, 028, 258.

The opposition are challenging the poll result, arguing Malawi Electoral Commission officials manipulated the results in favour of Mutharika.

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Japhari
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It’s foolish for independent mps to join dpp why why do you have to be independent from the first place who were you fooling stupid idiots

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

ALL MALAWIANS OF DIFFERENT POLITICAL STANDING COME TOGETHER TO LIBERATE OUR DEAR FATHERLAND!!!!!!!!!!!! The recent Muthalika’s lavish expenses over on inauguration,is both foolhardy and uncivilised in the mid of brutal sufferings of the overwhelming brothers and sisters in our country.How would Muthalika spend all that funds while in our hospitals people are dying because of lack of medicines our children are the most victims of lack of medicines.Malawians,let us all stand together to correct things in our country,Peter has nothing to loose he has already stolen millions of $.His brother Bingu also stole millions of dollars while millions of the… Read more »

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

MALAWIANS,if we have not learnt a lesson from the last elections,then,GOD FORBIDS.Malawians did that to Hastings Banda who could not speak CHEWA the language of his tribe.Tragically,Malawians welcomed a deadly beast who in turn treated them as his slaves.As if we did not learn from our mistakes,we jovially well comed the most brutal and ruthless coneman.We saw what his thief brother did to the financial dealings of our country endingup building one of expensive building in the country before he even stayed for a long time in his Presidency.Malawians know that these two unknown people had come to Malawi to… Read more »

MUJAHADINI
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MUJAHADINI

Dziko la anthu opusa zotsatila zake ndizimenezi. There is always money to massage egos of politicians but no money for medicine or decent infrastructure.

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

Its only in Malawi that such broad day light stealing of votes can be tollerated. I have never heard of any country on earth where election figures are tippexed and its allowed that the results are genuine. where as, when a voter makes s a tick that crosses the edges of the voting slip the vote is considered nul and void. Malawians, we are at the mercy of a few selfish individuals who don’t love their country but personal gain.

Phingo Walusa
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Phingo Walusa

Ife anatiphera abale athu agalu amenewa. The lavish expenses are making very little noise in my ears. Mfiti zaanthu. Miyoyo yanzao sawerenga konse. Onse ndi Ansah wawoyo ali ndi mphere zamumtima!

Sadiki Miya Chakwera Panchombo
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Sadiki Miya Chakwera Panchombo

Where did you want the chiefs or paramount Chiefs to sleep? Akagone ku resthouse?

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

No ku South Africa and then hire a pvt jet fly then in on the day using your taxes which can’t buy medicines at our local hospitals hope when your family gets terminal illness you’ll notice the shortages of medical supplies thus just my prayer to you!!

Phingo Walusa
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Phingo Walusa

Apumbwa nokhanokhanu inu, izafika nthawi muzasosoledwa amoyo!

tosh
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tosh

MALIZANI NDALAMAZO WOLAKWA NDI ANSAH POTIMASULIRA BARABAYO

chamwini
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chamwini

These thugs will finish everything, these are idiots

Mphondo Zagadabuka
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Mphondo Zagadabuka

Zimalize zonse nanga wasalanso pati