Mutharika tries to clear his ‘mess’

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Malawi’s state president, Peter Mutharika arrives home today with incessant efforts by the government to refute reports on the cost and conditions concerns of the chartered aircraft that Mutharika traveled on to Dubai on his way to New York, United States of America to attend the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The news has been circulating that Mutharika traveled in a luxurious Bombardier BD700-1A10 Global Express chartered Aircraft costing not less than K200 million.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika’s government refusing reports of luxurious spending in the US.

In defending the claim, state house says that it is not true that the Air Craft that the President used to travel to Dubai en-route to New York is a Bombardier BD700-1A10 Global Express registration Number OE-IGS owned by UK Private Jet Charter as reported.

It however did not explain  how much government had spent on the jet despite urging the media to verify with the palace on the real cost of chartering the jet.

“State House is appealing to the People of Malawi to ignore any media reports on this matter, because they are wrong, untrue and which the architects of these reports, are aiming at inciting resentment of peaceful Malawians against the President and his DPP led government”, emphasized the statement.

This comes when there are reports that President traveled along with 121 delegates from the country to attend General Assembly of the United Nations a move which other stakeholders described as mismanagement of government funds.

Initially, Malawi24 had reported that the airfare price from Malawi to New York and viceversa was pat about $2,000 (about K1.4 million) for an individual in commercial plane while Mutharika used K300 million to charter his private jet.

With the number of 115 Mutharika is reported to have taken along government has spent about K157 million on transport alone.

Local media has reported that Malawi government  spent $250 (about K140,000) per night for each of the delegates to the UN for accommodation. For 115 people that have been invited to the Mutharika party, Malawi government spent about K18 million per night.

His arrival today will be a right time for Malawians to hear from the horses mouth on the entourage issue which has been in the media for a week now.

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114 Comments

  1. God z the one who can solve de problems malawians r facing. If we want a change den let us change first, Every gvt wil av its own shortfalls. Lets work had on our own not dpendin on gvt

  2. Bingu had his own short falls but still was a great leader, very visionary and atleast had the welfare of a common man at heart si zinazi, apa boma latovutapotu apa, asa!

    • mmmmmmmm man kupepela kumeneko,,,,ndnu gulu lonyoza olumala lija yet achna jessie kabwila onyoza odwala edzi,,,who tod you d@ a blind man dazn’t tink properly,,?ine ndamuuza kut ndimankonda bx no1 can change that,,,if yu hate him hate him for your own reasons sizkundkhudza ine,,,chot uzcommentela nd postyo nah replyin on my comment,,,zopoila wachtaz mfana ndikunyenya aise

  3. Kodi inu akutumani achakwera eti musatinyase ife tisiyeni osatiuza nyasi zanuzo.Ngati mukufuna ndale osangoyamba bwanji tione ngsti alipo angakuvotere iweyo.

  4. so wat, presidential jet ilikuti mumkati abweze adakubwezelani? chimanga chowola mudachiwona komwe adataya? well come back our reader state president .

  5. so wat presidential jet ilikuti mumkati abweze adakubwezelani? chimanga chowola mudachiwona komwe adataya? well come back our reader state president .

  6. When all is said and done let us also mind our birthrate. It seems mother Malawi will not support our population in near future otherwise expect extreme difkot time.

  7. chotchena sichipanga chitukuko,becoz it fears to catch dirt, mw will go down more than this,if our leaders continue to refuse to reduce their daly budget(daily expendtures must not be as atradition and must tally with to days earning)

  8. mwana onyodza kholo afe ndithu yehova anatero mukulimbana ndi mtsogoleri osankhidwa ndi yehova mapeto ake muzamiira mmadzi,chake chosankhidwa ndi yehova chimakhala chophweka ndithu pamaso pa anthu koma mwaicho mumakhala chipulutso samalani ndi mmalankhulidwe.

  9. Useless leader.he increases taxes for Malawians so he can use without proper planning.he went to UN meet and he failed to represent Malawians.look at gud example of president Mugabe .he went there alone but he stood up to fight for Africans on issues and one of then being introduction of legal marriage in gays. Muthalika went with 100 of them just for luxury not to help Malawians coz non of them stood up n make speech . Kaya anapita kukatani other than kuononga chuma cha Malawi.palibe chomwe achita
    TOO BAD

  10. mwana onyodza kholo afe ndithu yehova anatero mukulimbana ndi mtsogoleri osankhidwa ndi yehova mapeto ake muzamiira mmadzi,chake chosankhidwa ndi yehova chimakhala chophweka ndithu pamaso pa anthu koma mwaicho mumakhala chipulutso samalani ndi mmalankhulidwe.

  11. Nyapaphi….president my foot!…i think n’chifukwa sinam’votere pwimbwiriyi…ukatere maallowance phwiphwiphwi,our taxes…rubbish!president Bush anagendedwapo ndi nsapato,ine nsapato ndilibe kudula kobax koma ndugendela chitosi…!

  12. we like it or not things will never be the same again.We can change these guys mmene tingafunile koma palibe angabwele ndikuzaliphula zikoli pazimavutozimenezi olo chakwela ,jb ,atu,kaya bakili even the late ngwazi kamuzu.malawias wake up daydreaming is bad habit,onsewa imean all of them are politicias they share alot in comon,trust me we will never ever set our eyers on the former beter &unpoluted nyasa kawili if we want turn our selfs to God almighty .

  13. We must wait to the airport to search thier bags,, what they bring here ,kuti abweresa chani chopindulira aMalawi, kumsokhano wolimbikitsa mathanyulawo,,,

  14. Stop blaming Jb and be a man who can stand and build Malawi as better national for all Mr president ur just showing us that you can not handle it give other chance

  15. Zandalezi Ndi zovuta we can talk as much as we can but nothing can change til 2019 IMPEACHMENT ikukanika dzalankhuleni za kukhosi kwanu may 2019 through your vote thats the best WayPETULO WATIZUZA HEVY

  16. You go to USA with 116 pple and you are coming back asking pple to welcome you! Just ask the 115 pple to welcome here we are bust praying not playing!

  17. dzikodi siufumu ndithu kungoti achimwene adakwanitsa ndie nanenso ndizimenezitu… ndalama mwadya pano mufuna muzilandira zina mmasukulu ndimadera ena muonongenso anthu mmidzimu akuvutika….kalekale mchipululu adasankhadi olakwika mkasa adaimba

  18. Ziwoneka akafika ndikuva pa press conference 1, zowona zenizeni kuwonjeza pa awo anali nawo ma NGO komweko 2, pakuwonaso phindu lomwe malawi tapindula kuyelekeza ndizomwe zikukambidwa siku lirilonse, kuti tiri pa loss or profit?? ngakhale wosaphuzila tikuwelengabe mathousands,mamillion ndi mabillion zowonongeka ndi zimene tapindula