U.S. imposes visa ban on Malawi presidential advisor Uladi over corruption

The United States has banned President Peter Muhtarika’s special advisor Uladi Basikolo Mussa from entry due to his involvement in “significant corruption,”  Nyasa Times has learnt.

Uladi Mussa: Special advisor to President Mutharika is banned for entry in U.S

 

 

 

Mussa allegedly engaged in and benefited from public corruption in relation to his official duties while minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security.

The U.S. Department statement seen by Nyasa Times said the Secretary of State is publicly designating Mussa, the current Malawian Special Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs and former Minister of Home Affairs, due to his involvement in significant corruption.

“Mr. Mussa engaged in and benefited from public corruption in relation to his official duties while Minister of Home Affairs,” reads the statement.

The statement said the designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act of 2019.  Section 7031(c)  which provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that foreign officials have been involved in significant corruption or gross violations of human rights, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.

“The law also requires the Secretary of State to publicly or privately designate such officials and their family members.”

In addition to the Visa ban of Mussa, the  U.S. Secretary of State  has also banned  Mussa’s spouse, Cecillia Mussa form entry to the country.

Mussa is also a ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president for the central region.

Both presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani and government spokesperson Mark Botomani declined to comment on the matter, saying they had not yet received any communication from the US Embassy in relation to the issue.

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TOSH
1 year ago

THATS THE DOWNFALL OF DPP ZIMAYAMBA CHONCHO

Maliseche a Pumbwa
Maliseche a Pumbwa
1 year ago

Why is THe US government cherry picking???. If they based their decision on corruption then it should apply to all corrupt big wigs! Joyce Banda was allowed to self exile in the USA for 4 years the US government had nothing to say how about maizegate Chaponda, APM and the 145million? The list goes on and on

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
1 year ago

USA govt has no credible evidence against Joyce Banda

BONGANI
BONGANI
1 year ago

Wait and see they have just started. All DPP Mafias will face the same result.

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
1 year ago

I doubt if the US has tangible evidence against JB. get me right, I don’t say JB is innocent in the cashgate scam, but they don’t just act based on speculation

kgosi
1 year ago

JB was innocent all along, DPP was hiding behind her

Mandado@147
1 year ago

The question should be why isn’t APM arresting JB then? what happened to the warrent of arrest that was issued before she jetted in? If you use your brain the answer is the same reason the US cant ban JB!!

Achiswe
1 year ago

So when our ‘esteemed’ leader wishes to attend the next UN General Assembly in New York he too will have his visa refused – at least let’s hope so, as he is the chief of corruption..

phiri
phiri
1 year ago

we are in no reverse gear. the world is now getting involved. this is unstoppable, sorry

Napepe
Napepe
1 year ago

Chipumi ngati sefuliya achita bwino kumuletsa kupita ku US. Next Mr Manjalende Ibu

Cardet wotsutsa
1 year ago

Wina alandidwa green card very soon 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Joseph Tsokwe
Joseph Tsokwe
1 year ago

That ban has somehow missed the target. APM should as well be banned. He is the cause of the rot we can all see around.

Operation Chotsa Mbavaa
Operation Chotsa Mbavaa
1 year ago
Reply to  Joseph Tsokwe

USA must also revoke or cancel the green card of MBAVAA.

Clement kadalie
Clement kadalie
1 year ago

Unfortunately the USA is no longer an example of good behaviour and principles kkkkkkkkkkkk

Bellani
Bellani
1 year ago

May be not, but the structures put in place are greater than one individual who might be occupying the presidency now.

oMachemba
oMachemba
1 year ago
Reply to  Bellani

@Bellan: You’re sure about your proposition? In the age of Trump when his family and business entities are openly benefiting from his presidency?

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
1 year ago

You might wonder why Uladi is the first victim, he issued passports to Burundi and Rwandese, many of whom had played some roles in the genocide. They changed names and can travel anywhere, whilst they are wanted in their countries for those crimes. He, in other words facilitated movement of criminals

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

He gave passports to members of Alsha………………………………….u

NYOKO
1 year ago

Agalu amenewa aliona zikobasi…kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk….Naneso mukuti musayo Asabwere panyumba panga

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