Mutharika heads back to Malawi after UNGA, lashes at UN ‘hypocrisy’ again

President Peter Mutharika is not prolonging his stay in New York, United States  after attending the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as he is scheduled to return home this Saturday.

President Mutharika: There are no small or poor nations in the United Nations

President Mutharika addressed the UN General Assembly, on Thursday, attended High-Level side meetings including speaking on behalf of Least Development Countries and meeting potential investors.

In his speech to world leaders at the UNGA, Mutharika again lashed  at the UN for what he feels is hypocrisy where other States are considered as small, an accusation he first raised  at the UNGA last year.

“I repeat what I have said before: there are no small or poor nations in the United Nations. All we have are nations of the United Nations. In fact, this organization would be more powerful, more effective if we all participated in the decision-making on security.

“But for some reason, there are nations that refuse to share power with African nations. In this regard, the United Nations is undemocratic. And yet, the same countries and the UN are preachers of the gospel of democracy in Africa. But Africans are sometimes more democratic than Western countries,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika maintained his call for  United Nations to implement the Security Council reforms, saying  Africa must be on the UN Security Council.

“ Let me repeat: Africa must be on the Security Council. We cannot ignore and marginalize an entire Continent of 1.3 billion people.

“We cannot marginalise and repress one third of Member States of this organization. It is a mockery that we meet to galvanize multilateral efforts while we marginalise and repress other Member States.,” he said.

Mutharika said the more UN allows a few nations to monopolise power in the Security Council, the more United Nations look like an undemocratic organization.

“This cannot be allowed in this day and age. Let us be the change we want to see in the world,” he said.

Mutharika also said Malawi plays its role in international peace keeping with diligence.

He said the Malawi Defense Force has always been professional and effective wherever they have gone on UN peace keeping missions.

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LIPHAVA NAMANDWA NGOLINGOLIWA
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LIPHAVA NAMANDWA NGOLINGOLIWA

Kkk. No peace for the Government. Akuluakulu kuba sikwabwino. Aidziwa Malawi term inoyo. Tiyeni nayeni.

Muli gu
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Muli gu

When Malawi can stand on its own two feet, without aid from donors, then it can make an argument like this.
You can’t have it all. In what way is Malawi an independent nation? What part of the budget comes from outside sources?
Ridiculous to assume that the country is on the same level as the big 5 on the UNSC.

mpilu
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mpilu

kkkkkkk munayamba kale ma meeting inu. lip service basi.
kaabweraniko inu mmati muzitani ngati kuti mubwera limodzi ndi ma investors.kkkkk
acikhalaso mukanangotsekeledwa zipata. mwatikwana

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Citizen Opinion

Mutharika raised a legitimate concern, and we should be proud of him for being bold enough to raise this issue. He represented the country and the continent. In these times, the fight is no longer for freedom from colonial masters, etc. The fight is for equality, and Mutharika is fighting for us on this front. However, the smallness issue is due to what the nations bring to the table. SOme may argue that we cant have a seat on the council when most of the military resources come from a few nations at the top and not us.

mpilu
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mpilu

ananenako zophedwa kwa ma albino and palibe anagwidwapo and ma invetigations onse palube anagwidwa despite witnesses, anapemphako cithandizo coti athetse bhaviour yi ? than kukanama, akuesa ku UN ko anthu kumeneko sakudziwa???
anyway China is doing this killing the ethnics and christians akangosowa kukcotsedwa maso,ipso,mitima, liver etc and even docotrs are witnesses there. eetu.
awa went there to seek sympathy. galu

Nalingula
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Nalingula

May be the UN is only implementing Quota System …based on a Countrie’s population ,wealth etc you call it Equitable Distribution …CHARITY should begin at Home…Otherwise it’s Hypocricy of the Highest order to condemn Injustices elsewhere when you are Busy encouraging the same and sowing seeds of Division that will germinate into Anarchy …Ziko iri anzanu a Ngwazi ,Tcheya ,anatolisiya logwirizana…

Nyankhoma
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Nyankhoma

Returning home after addressing empty chairs. By the way, was he able to work on his American tax returns for the year – for his green card requirements?

Chimulirenji
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Za Mkutu

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
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THE BEAST FROM THE EAST

So petrol you’re refusing that there is no poor country on this Earth? My foot are you forgetting that your country is one of the poorest coutry in the world and you’re one of the people who course this poverty for your poor leadership​

UD Mpokwa
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UD Mpokwa

I was right there when Mutharika was making his speech. It was pathetic that those who were meant to be rebuked were busy with other important side meetings elsewhere. These African presidents are bold indeed looking at how they struggle to read long unstructured speeches to literally no one listening to them. What a shame. Who does not know that this world is unfair where people do not listen to a poor man. What our governments should know is that a poor man has literally no point unless you have fat budget….. you want to attend UN Security meetings on… Read more »

Drogba
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So what is your good point Mr “I was right there”? Kapena you just want us to know munali konko? What were your contribution? What value did you add to the event?

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