Mutharika reacts to Uladi ban: Malawi to engage US on presidential aide Visa

President Peter Mutharika through his spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani has said his government will be engaging the United States of America (USA)  to appreciate  why it has banned Mutharika’s aide, Uladi Mussa, and his spouse for his alleged “involvement in significant corruption”  for his service in Joyce Banda’s administration six years ago and the decision has been made now.

President Mutharika with  his aide and DPP vice president for Central Region, Mussa

Kaliani said the US ban is based in allegations while Mussa was sevring as minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security in 2013.

“Mussa has never served as Home Affairs minister in Professor  Arthur Peter Mutharika ‘s administration,” Kalilani pointed out.

He said Office of President and Cabinet would engage US Embassy on “government to government” on the matter that would “help both sides appreciate the decision’s underlying issues and the merit therein.”

US public affairs officer at the American Embassy in Lilongwe, Douglas Johnston, said  US has cated “following credible information.”

In a statement dated July 3 2019, the US Embassy in Lilongwe said Mussa’s designation was made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Act of 2019 which empowers the Secretary of State where there is “credible information that foreign officials have been involved in significant corruption or gross violations of human rights” to be ineligible for entry into USA. The ban extends to the officials’ immediate family members.

Mussa, whom Mutharika on June 19 appointed as his special adviser of parliamentary affairs and also serves as governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for the Central Region, on Wednesday said he was surprised with the decision because the matter is not concluded in court.

Mussa, who said he did not plan to travel to the USA anytime soon, is answering charges of aiding about 55 foreign nationals from Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda to illegally obtain Malawian passports and business permits when he served as minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security in the Cabinet of former president Joyce Banda in 2013.

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Okwiya
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Okwiya

Don’t u no the so called US yo ndie Tate wazinyengo komanso mphunzitsi wazinyengo timazidazi Komanso kuthyola makosi a anthu oika poyera zachilungamo

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1

This just shows how stupid malawi leadership can be? If your eyes are too clouded with corruption and you can’t see any wrong doing Mussa a person committed then then we’ve a big problem. It doesn’t matter when, but if you tolerate stupidity then you become part of it. Others are saying it was during PP era, the question is why not collect it now when the issues is at open ground.

TOSH
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koma mutharika ndi chitsiru ndani sakuziwa kuti uladi ndiwakuba idiot mutharika yu cant convice USA just leave it other wise mukangoyalukako kumeneko

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

Koma eeeh! Amazing how the temporary, unelected and openly pilfering regime of Joisi Banda and her PP still haunts us today.
And it would seem only fair that, if Uladi Mussa is treated this way, then Joisi Banda herself should be treated the same way; because the buck should stop at her door. Why is the US treating her with velvet gloves when the evidence ( even though prima facie, like Mussa’s – and not tested in court of law) is all over the place?

Chilungamo Chimawawa
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Chilungamo Chimawawa

NO NO NO NO Big No!!!!!! USA Government please dont listen to Peter Mutharika because he is the one who is busy shield corrupt people in Malawi because he is corrupt as well!!!!

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Dont get amazed with US bwana Ngeme Americans cant appoint a man with a case in court like what u Malawians do coz to them they dont promote corrupt suspects continue serving in public offices. Kuno APM amatetedza oterewa lero ndi Uladi, dzulo Ansah, dzana lija a Chaponda.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

My Worry is this Warped Reasoning at the Highest Level- Firstly there is Only the Malawi Government …The Money you Steal …Does not Belong to Joyce or Muntharika ….Mwinatu mukamatoba mumatona ngati ndi za DPP ….No its for the People of Malawi.55 foreigners are Given Malawian Passports ….Some of them Might be Terrorists who might End Up Entering the USA …there must be Something very Wrong with the Way we Reason in this Country…

Jigidi Jaba
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Jigidi Jaba

Mutharika is very surprising man indeed. Is it nt hs goverment the revealed that Uladi had involved himself in corruption during JB’s reign? Why now saying the issue should not be of concern to the USA because it didnt happen during Uladi’s service during his reign? This is very strange indeed. I am afraid that no justice would ever happen against those serving a reigning regime in the country.

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Reacting , is this your office??? You must be one of the illegal immigrants who got to the the US and doing the doggy jobs after the doggy lawyers made you pay extra to give you a card to work. Idiot do not divert our attention on malawi issues, you and jane, .wats wrong with u. Who is uladi to make a name yet he is continously Flogging !!! Mind your office not the US one. No wonder ther are no la2s in mw. A foreigner comes here and obtain a passport in 2 weeks ya!!! And land via telephone… Read more »

Holly Tit
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Zitayeni achitsiru inu. Zopusazi ndiye you wanna engage. Koma nkhani ya Jane Ansah ndiye kumangoatukwana anthu? Silly man