Malawi President, Peter Mutharika has come under heavy criticism for failing to consider the plight of poor Malawians as he travelled with a delegation of over 100 people to the 2015 United Nations General Assembly.
Mutharika on Monday left for United States of America to attend the UN General Assembly’s 70th session which will attract leaders from 120 countries across the globe.
Surprisingly, instead of being considerate to the country’s current economic woes, Mutharika has opted to take on board over 100 individuals with a budget cost of about K350 million.
The revelation about Mutharika’s trip expenditure comes at the time when government is failing to provide medical supplies and food in country’s hospitals due to lack of funds.
One of the country’s opposition political parties, Peoples Party (PP) has joined the country’s citizens in condemning Mutharika over the bloated delegation.
PP Publicity and Administration Secretary, Ken Msonda said it was very disheartened with the Mutharika administration’s way of running this country.
”Malawians are currently going through economic hardships and it seems the leadership doesn’t care,” said Msonda.
”It is undemocratic way of running a country. The DPP administration don’t have the welfare of poor citizens at heart”.
Msonda argued that the country’s leadership is clueless on how to run the affairs of the country.
”It is talking about other government institutions tightening economic belts on expenditure as the country is experiencing economic meltdown whilst the Executive is doing the opposite”.
This is not first time Mutharika has come under fire for failing to be economic when he travelling outside the country; he was once accused of living a luxurious life during his first trip to America as Malawi President.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :