Presidential Initiative on Safe Motherhood becomes Mutharika family affair

Presidential Iniiative on Safe Motherhood has now become President Peter Mutharika’s family affair as the head of state has appointed his home chief, Ngolongoliwa as board chair.

Ngongoliwa: I am the head of Chiefs Forum
Ngongoliwa: Chair

The coordinator for the presidential iniatiative is Mutharika’s sister in law, Callista Mutharika.

The chief director of the presidential initiative is a distant relation of the president, Chimwemwe Chipungu, who is also personal close friend of Ben Phiri, former trusted and long serving personal assistant of Mutharika.

Chipungu said at the headquarters of senior chief Ngolongoliwa that the chief has worked tirelessly on health issues, this is why he has been appointed to that position.

“It is not by chance that he has been appointed to this position, the senior chief has shown great interest in health issues,” said Chipungu.

During the Joyce Banda era, chief Kwataine was chairman of chiefs on the initiative.

Ngolongoliwa also sits on several boards of parastatals and is Malawi’s favoured chief wielding a lot of power for his close relationship to the President.

He is also head of the Chiefs Forum.

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be humane
be humane
5 years ago

pointing somebody from Thyolo is not an issue is not prohibited anywhere. Koma iwe ntilankhani walephera kunena the relationship between mutharika and Chipungu kungoti is a distant relationship ndiye kuti wanenapo kuti chani and a friend of Ben phiri is that a problem? Failed journalism

Afraid of MACRA
Afraid of MACRA
5 years ago


The Patriot
The Patriot
5 years ago

Ngongoli2a tsopano, kudziwunjikila chuma ndi maudindo kumeneko? Ayi odala inu a Mfumu, zinthu zikadzasintha osadzakuwakuwa ayi!!

triple C
triple C
5 years ago
Reply to  The Patriot

PITALA PITALA!!! what type of a president are you?? No shame , no conscious, Supiti!!

5 years ago
Reply to  triple C

Since Muntharikas came to power Malawi as a nation became their family and friends business. This family can not be Malawians who love the nation as Kamuzu Banda did. Kamuzu called Malawians bumba zake. First Lady BEM is Muntharikas way to earn his wife. Because the marriage is not love marriage but a pristage of African thinking that a president has to have a wife. A woman adds status to a man with power. APM lived 30 years without a woman why could he not continue? If he had not become president he could to day been living a single… Read more »

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