Malawi President Peter Mutharika is being accused of blatantly lying to the country over his trip to United States of America after observers said reason for the trip were not accurate.
Mutharika flew out Malawi on Monday April 13 and said he was going to Washington DC in United States where he is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the International Conservation Caucus Gala.
The President’s press office said he will be attending the high profile summit as one of the special guest speakers at the invitation of US President Barack Obama.
But Nyasa Times has been alerted that the 2015 U.S. Congressional International Conservation Gala was already held on March 19, 2015 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Organisers confirmed that the 2015 ICCF U.S. Congressional Gala honoured the Prince of Wales and it was attended by Guest of Honour, Prince Charles of Britain.
Information on the organisation’s website also confirmed the gala was held on March 15.
On departure at Kamuzu International Airport on Monday, Mutharika said: “It is a very important meeting that will draw together a number of leaders to discuss and share ideas on conservation. As a country we have been given the honour to deliver a keynote address at the meeting.”
Apart from the conservation gala, President Mutharika also said he is scheduled to hold discussions with various world leaders and officials on a wide range of issues affecting Malawi.
Among those leaders to have an audience with President Mutharika are Ms. Dana Hyde, Chief Executive of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Mr. James C. Nicholas, Executive Partner for Global Business Resources USA and his team.
Mutharika will also have an audience with professors from the Dayton University, OHIO, and the Chief Executive of Universal Leaf Company among others.
Nyasa Times also understands that Mutharika will have a stop-over in Dubai to meet officials of RAK GAS of Saudi Arabia.
RAK GAS submitted applications for oil exploration licences in Malawi and a recommendation was made to grant them the licences.
However, a new fierce critic of Mutharika’s government, lawyer Z. Allan Ntata is a consultant of RAK GAS.
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