Tony Blair to work as adviser to Malawi’s president again: To set up governance office at  State House

The former United Kingdom  (UK) prime minister Tony Blair wants to set up an advisory office on governance results delivery at Malawi State House and the Office of the President and Cabinet, a return to the country years  after Blair and his team pulled out as official consultants to  the then president  Joyce Banda.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) talks to MP John Bande  during his two-day visit to Malawi on August 31, 2012.
Joyce Banda has had the help of Blair’s AGI

According to Tony Blair’s website, the Blair Institute is looking to set up a new project to support the government of Malawi to strengthen its delivery and implementation mechanisms.

“This is likely to include a delivery function in State House, but also potentially support other parts of the presidency such as communications and international affairs,” says the website.

TheTony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), a charity set up by the former prime minister, opened the same office in Malawi during the Joyce Banda administration but closed down soon after the K30 billion ‘cashgate’ corruption scandal emerged.

The AGI had been working closely with Mrs Banda and  stepped up its “Malawi project”  when it sent four advisers to the capital Lilongwe  since July 2012 and the agreement was to support President Banda up to the presidential election in 2014.

Banda lost the elections but helped to propel the incumbent President Lazarus Chakwera to power through the Tonse Alliance and is a close ally to the Head of State.

The institute says will seek to strengthen connections with other key ministries and agencies both in the centre (the vice president’s office and the ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.

Others include ministry of Energy, the ministry of Agriculture, the ministry of Industry, the ministry of Trade, the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre and the ministries covering infrastructure.

The statement says the Malawi team may extend to include advisors in these or other ministries, depending on the sectoral priorities of the presidency.

 

 

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Melvin
Melvin
1 month ago

666, the macho laws, and new world order has landed in Malawi. Chonde a Chakwera, musavomere Tony Blair, or any Western world to manipulate and subjugate you in the ways to run our country. Tony Blair is an evil man, and please, ndapota nanu, chonde cancel those plans in the name of Jesus. Kodi mudzamva liti, kapena kuzindikira kuti azunguwa siyali mbali yathu, si abale athu? Everything a white person does, is a by product of timely planning. White people are very calculative and manipulative. Boris Johnson is currently busy taking the liberties of citizenry here in the UK, with… Read more »

Muliyekha
Muliyekha
1 month ago

Apa ndiye palibe tinachita bola munakati the Chinese. Not these pipo Tony Blair was once here during JB time

Chillz
Chillz
1 month ago

Advisors will out number the many dull cabinet ministers already plundering out resources. I have a feeling this administration will go down a disappointment

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
1 month ago

Kagame kapena anzathu apafupi yapa pa TZ,Magufuli,zikwathekela popanda kutsogoleredwa ndi muzungu.
Eish!Zikadalipo zakuti popanda azungu sotingathe.
KOMA NDIYE TIKUMAKHALA NDI NDI ZINYALALA ZAMA PREZIDENT kumalawi.Buleya alindi milandu yaku Iraq.

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 month ago

They taught joyce cashgate and want to teach chakwera. Chakwera is coy of jb.imaginw he hired Banda and others.

Che Jika
Che Jika
1 month ago

Instead of asking Britain to compensate Malawi for the land grab during the colonial era,you allow this dude to dupe our country by stealing our tax payers money in broad day light under the garb of governance advisors
Wake up Mr president this kleptocracy.

Maggie Makono
Maggie Makono
1 month ago

Plz my prezident, Africa doesn’t need European advisors, these yellow people know nothing about my village, they only know lake Malawi and its chambo fish. Remember the late Idi Amin (MHRIP) of Uganda, had a british born advisor by the name of Bob Astles,and what was the result? Killing his own people. So plz my prezident think twice

Moses Jimmy
Moses Jimmy
1 month ago

Kkkkk ine ngati idiot expert ntapanga kafukufuku zaonetsa kuti Malawi government imamvabwino ndi kafungo ka mkhwapa mwa azungu nchifukwachake sitifuna kuchokamo. Now it start to make sence ti mfundo mumatulutsa pakatipa ta ma abortion, ma same sex marrieges ndi zina zopusa. U r under mzungu salakwitsa.
Ife anamathodwa tatopa ndi ukapolo oyendera

Moses Jimmy
Moses Jimmy
1 month ago

Kkkkk mzungu sadzathekaso. Ask your self first whats in it for Him/them? They alredy know that we have huge plots of lands where they can build their london style offices but above all they choose to create an office at the state house? Hhhmm some thing is rotten here i can smell fucheche from far far away. Kkkk kale atambwali amenewa anatibela minyanga ya njovu ndi timinyala tina ndi tina ta mtengo wapatali kuwapusitsa makolo athu pomawapatsa mchere ndi mikanda tinsalu ndi sofiya. Mzungu sadzathekaso ndikuti. Ife bwezi pano ti Singapole. Any way poti ulendo uno akutilowa ndi yofuna kuthandiza… Read more »

Rocky Dada
Rocky Dada
1 month ago

If not fake, its a wrong move, for ,,,sakes, we have people / experts for such right here. Why go for Tony?

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