Mutharika saddened with CSO’s protest to Global Fund on his role

President Peter Mutharika has said he is saddened with some civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) for writing the Global Fund asking it to withdraw the nomination of the Malawi leader as Champion of its Sixth Replenishment Campaign.

Mutharika in an interview, says CSOs are promoting hatefulness.-Photo by Govati Nyirenda

The CSOs argue that President Mutharika lacks the requisite moral standing to assume that role as it will require him to lead efforts in soliciting funding pledges.

They said in their letter dated July 27 2018 to two fund ‘executive director Peter Sands that Mutharika presides over an administration rocked by corruption scandals.

But Mutharika speaking in Lilongwe on Sunday on his return from the Republic of South Africa where he attended the BRICS Summit said it is sad to note that Malawians have reached high levels of “hatefulness on all levels.”

He said it is sad that some individuals went to Geneva and reported that he should not be entrusted with the Global Fund championship.

“Two individuals in this country, somebody called by the name of Gift Trapence and Timothy Mtambo are behind this. It is very, very sad that Malawians have reached this level of hatefulness,” the visibly furious Mutharika said.

He said promoting hate is unacceptable .

“In the year  2008 I was selected as first African to receive  an  International Jurists Award by the International Council of Jurists but one  Humphrey Mvula and  [late] George Mtafu  had also written a letter  prime minister of India to not give me the award,” said Mutharika.

“I think is very very sad for Malawians to reach this type of hatred ,” he said.

“People like Mtambo and Trapence have done nothing for this country,  I am very disappointed,” said Mutharika.
The CSOs  in their   letter said the Global Fun errerd in their appointment of Mutharika, arguing it was made without due diligence and in total disregard of Mutharika’s domestic track record.

“I don’t care about the Global Fund, they can remove me from it, I am not benefitting anything, it’s purely  voluntary organisation,” said Mutharika.

He stressed that it is very sad  for Malawians to have  this kind of attitude.

The Global Fund (GF) is an international financing organization, designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics by providing support to countries in the response to the three diseases.

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Losambo
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Losambo

Mozambique needs only $57m to sell us its electricity from caborabassa

DPP
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DPP

Chilima should be the one saddened. Kumulanda maudindo asanalakwe. Pure hatred. Is this not Karma?

Jamax
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Jamax

I knew as to how some FOOLISH MALAWIANS will react on this issue yes it’s very sad how can you stand up and clap hands to what some selfish CSO’s have to done to this Nation – tiyeni tikhale ndi umunthu a Malawi chonde in fact it’s not for Peter himself but for the under priveledged people of Malawi and other countries are the one’s to benefit koma UFITI upose apa, anthu akunja are the one’s who have seen the potential in our President kuti Malawi ikhale pa map with the great work it has in fighting HIV AIDS and… Read more »

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

Very interesting! Mdalayu kachilombo alibe olo asamupatse saluzapo china chili chonse. Koma iwe mtambo ndi nzakoyo HIV yanuyo mupita nayo kuti? Munya muona

Bozwell Makaranga
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Bozwell Makaranga

How l wished he showed the same level of anger against thieves on his own government and associates

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Absolutely Bozwell.

Tsogolo langa
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Tsogolo langa

You should care about the Global Fund Sir! But being caught with both your hands in a cookie jar ( kuba, kusosola) disqualifies you from being a member ! You have been tainted by MK 145M which you still haven’t explained to Malawians!……..yes be saddened alright!

Wokwiya
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Wokwiya

PETER MUTHALIKA MUST NOT INSULT OUR INTELLIGENCE,HE SHOULD NEVER THINK THAT WE ALL THINK LIKE NGOLONGOWINDO.BY TOLERATING CORRUPTION, A LOT OF OUR TAX MONEY ARE GOING INTO DPP SUPPORTERS POCKETS UNDER HIS PETERS WATCH, THAT ACTION ALONE IS WORSE THAN WHAT MTAMBO AND TRAPENCE HAVE DONE.

PITALAYO NDIWOSAMVA , AMATITUKWANILA MA DONOR POSACHEDWAPA ALI KU MZUZU.MCHIMWENE WAKENSO (MALAEMU BINGU) ANAWATUKWANA MA DONOR WOMWEWO KU EKWENDENI AMVEKEL E “STUPID EUROPEANS”.WE ARE NOT FOOLS TO FORGET SO EASILY…

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Komanso DPP kubaku ndiye mwanyanya. Please repent and apologise to Malawians and stop fighting the messenger.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

That was the truth you MBAVA. Would have been immoral for such organizations not to alert such bodies of your character. That’s part of their job. Keep it up boys until these thieves are out of government.

sisitana
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ophunzira kutukwana atukwaniretu alalatiletu chifukwa come another gvt mpata umeneu sadzaupeza

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