Malawians urge Mutharika family to accept Chakwera decision for govt to take care of Bingu mausoleum

A political commentator is calling on former president Peter Mutharika and the Mutharika family to accept that the government should take over the caring of former president Bingu wa Mutharika.
In an interview on Sunday, Humphrey Mvula described the gesture by President Lazarus MacCathy Chakwera as mature and reconciliatory disposition to have Bingu wa Mutharika’s mausoleum cared by the government.

Bingu’s Mpumulo Wa Bata in ruins
This follows President Chakwera’s order on Saturday during Kamuzu Day commemorations in Lilongwe where he told minister of Tourism Michael Usi to consult the Mutharika family so that the government should take over the caring of the mausoleum amid fears the mausoleum is not cared for properly due to high costs of doing it.
At one point, grass and shrubs outgrew the mausoleum.
Mvula said President Chakwera’s gesture is unprecedented.
“Despite sharp differences between the Government and the DPP ( Democratic Progressive Party), the President has shown maturity and wisdom.
“Despite the fact that Professor Peter Mutharika has not yet accepted that President Dr Chakwera is the Head of State, President Dr Chakwera has decided to honour his predecessor,” said Mvula.
He said Professor Peter Mutharika and the DPP should swallow their pride and thank President Dr Chakwera for the gesture.
Mvula said President Chakwera should do the same with other former heads of state and other great sons of Malawi such as Chakufwa Chihana.
The government is constructing a mausoleum for the founding member of the Malawi Congress Party and one of the country’s eminent freedom fighters, Orton Chirwa in Nkhata Bay.
Administrative secretary of the DPP Francis Mphepo said he could not say whether the Mutharika family would accept Chakwera’s offer or not, saying he was not the Mutharika family spokesperson.
But President Chakwera’s gesture has received praise as Malawians took up in various social media platforms to hail the president for his decision that the government should take over the caring of the Bingu wa Mutharika mausolium.
They said this was one way of uniting the country.

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Zelensky
Zelensky
1 month ago

Rubbish gesture by a clueless president.
Bingu stole taxpayers money to build his egomaniac project in his rural home.
Now his family fail to take care of it, and Chakwera wants to use more taxpayers money on it!
Just auction out the damn thing and let private sector run it as a hotel or a museum showcasing Malawian stupidity

Grey Hassan
Grey Hassan
1 month ago

Pls the family of Bingu must accept it,coz the mausoleum is not looking good for now

Last edited 1 month ago by Grey Hassan
Precious Kalaile
Precious Kalaile
1 month ago

The dead president should not be buried in his home area but at government place

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
1 month ago

Chakwera was wrong to announce the gesture publicly. He just wants to score a political point. He could have instructed his minister, Usi, to engage Mutharika’s family privately.

Cesspool
Cesspool
1 month ago

Care for Bingu’s resting place should be a family affair considering the vast amounts Bingu stole from the government coffers.

nsabwendiimeneyitu basi.
nsabwendiimeneyitu basi.
1 month ago

Kalista Al ngomwaza zaulele ndalama right,left,in,outside.
Shopping, international trips.
Let’s just respect Bingu Koma zinazi his children are still enjoying the benefits and we still want to milk then thin cow, our taxes. Let’s stop thinking thick pleeeeese

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
1 month ago

I hope muntharika family will take this as not political, this is good move for the government.
Bingu was also great Son of this soil.
Mr President, I solute you.

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