Rights activist Rafiq Hajat has exprssed concern over the prolonged stay of President Peter Mutharika in US, saying accounts figures he has seen puts the cost of his stay up to K1.3 billion so far.
Mutharika went to the US for United Nations general assembly but two weeks after the meeting, the President is no where to be seen in Malawi.
“This is a matter of concern because of the cost, the tax payers money he is spending,” said Hajat.
Verified reports indicate Mutharika is on leave but decided to go on leave secretly to avoid a backlash in view of the ever collapsing economy which IMF has predicted would collapse completely if the government does not check the ever increasing over expenditure.
Information minister Maliseni Ndau said Mutharika is not sick as speculated in social media.
He said he is fulfilling official engagements which he failed to honour during the UNGA.
Presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalirani said the president cannot always give every detail of his work schedule.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :