Malawi President gets only 40% of monthly pay: Mutharika says not in power for self-enrichment

President Peter Mutharika has said he is not seeking re-election because of money, saying he gets 40% of his K2.7 million monthly pay cheque.

President Mutharika: I am not in power to enrich myself

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The President gets a K2.7 million tax free monthly pay and Mutharika said he gets K1.5 million a month.

He was speaking on Tuesday in Blantyre after accepting  to run as a presidential candidate on the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket next year.

“Let me reveal to you, more especially to those who think I am sticking to the seat of presidency because of money. I am here for the sake of development. I am supposed to be receiving K 2.7 million as my salary per month for being the president of this country but I get 60 percent and give back to government the rest,” said Mutharika.

“You can check with Treasury, Goodall (Minister of Finance) is here, I just get 40 per cent of my pay. I am not in government to enrich myself,” he said.

Mutharika asked the newly elected national governing council  (NGC) members  of the ruling party to take his paths, saying they should be in the party to serve not to enrich themselves.

“Some of you go to companies and say I am the director of so and so therefore give me a contract, this must stop,” he said.

He warned the NGC members against using their positions for self enrichment.

Mutharika also warned the NGC members that they risk expulsion from the ruling party if they do not behave.

He therefore said the party will soon hold a retreat to orient the newly elected national governing council members on their role in the party.

Speaking on the  elective  convention, Mutharika said it  has been peaceful, accountable, transparent and outstanding compared to other party conventions Malawi has held – apparently referring to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which commentators said it was a charade and the violent Aford convention which ended having two presidents  of two factions.

“First of all let me commend the DPP officials and members for entrusting me to be the torch bearer for DPP in 2019 polls. I have accepted the offer with appreciation and congratulate everyone who participated in the convention in one way or the other.

“Ours was full of democracy,” Mutharika said.

The President then called for unity in the party saying only love and unity could make the DPP party strong ahead of 2019 elections.

“I encourage those who have won various positions to work extra hard for the benefit of the party. You have been elected not for your own good but for the good of the party, so let us go out there and work,” he said.

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Kunena Mosapsyatila
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Kunena Mosapsyatila

It’s pathetic to hear how this pathological liar of a President making cooked and spiced statements on podiums. The other day it was about black outs ending in 2020. I don’t in which world this grand pa is living.

Panopa ndeno ndatopa nalo bodza lanu a Peter Mutharika. Ndikumachita ndi ulesi kupanga comment pa nkhani zanu zamaboza. Kuchititsa manyazi munthu wamkulu ngati inu.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Which development, we are tired with low std of living. If you were there for people you would have been staying in 3 bedroom house in Ntandire instead of state house, driving on one vehicle instead of a convoy, not receiving any kobo, and that is what is suppose to be man of people.

Samz
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Samz

He said, he gets 40 Percent, and give back 60 percent of his salary to Government.

khodo
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Kick chaponda out of your party for you to Win elections otherwise for gate my vote

liwale
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liwale

Even Khoswe aka ma kudya mapazi; ama ku luma nkuma pepelera on the other side, don’t make us speak more….

chimanga Chaponda
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A corrupt leader as you are….. you cant get ma chenji. You want big moneys. That is why you want to be president

Masauko Mbewe
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Masauko Mbewe

Musatipusitsepo inu apa, simukanabwerako ku America achimwene anu akanakhala kuti was not president of Malawi and promised you the presidency thereafter, you don’t care about the salary because you corruptly get a lot of money elsewhere. What is MWK2.7m compared to MWK145m you got at once for mmwenye Karim? Amwenye ndi anthu oumira kwambiri and can not give somebody that amount for nothing. Check all companies who are owned by Indians and tell me which one has better salaries? Zamkutu matchona inu, anamizeni asaona anzanu omwewo. This MWK145m is just one of them and we know parastatals service delivery is… Read more »

Njuki
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Njuki

I know Mr President that you have different sources of getting money a good example is the recent 145m. It’s very shameful for the Head of the state to be on the fore front there by encouraging corruption. No wonder your party is associated with scandles of corruption. Somebody should school me, can an organisation open an account with one signatory ? You are the first sitting President to be involved in corruption while you are in office, I know you can’t resign it’s our culture in Africa but 2019 is shotly coming and you will leave that office. You… Read more »

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

2.7 million per month for 5 years equals 162 million. Who needs a salary when one corrupt transaction earns him 145 million. He thinks we are kids.

Kholowa
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Kholowa

Nkhalamba za kuba !

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