Malawians demand truth of Mutharika’s UN trip

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The expenses spent by Malawi President Peter Mutharika and his entourage of about 115 delegates to United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York continue to raise eyebrows as more Malawians are demanding an explanation on the apparent mismanagement of taxpayers money as the country is facing economic challenges.

Media reports have revealed that President Mutharika flew to UN in Bombardier BD700-1A10 Global Express registration Number OE-IGS owned by UK Private Jet Charter to Dubai where he boarded a commercial flight to New York. He was expected to travel back using the same means at a cost of MK 200 Million from Dubai to Malawi for 12 people.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika UN trip sparkled debate.

But State House Press Office statement has said the claims are unverified and aims at denting Mutharikas government. In its statement, the government said the local Media has failed in its reporting to meet the required standards for ethical, truthful, fair and balanced reporting.

State House has rightly quoted the registration number “OE-IGS” and “Global Express” as the plane the president chartered, while deliberately omitting the name Bombadier.

Part of the statement reads, “The ZBS news network is regrettably forcing us to conclude that the station has hatred for the current government and the current President Peter Mutharika. The government did not, and has never made any attempts to hide that the President travels on chartered aircraft. It should be known for a fact that the government, and particularly the President, has ensured that transactions for these aircrafts are done prudently to minimise costs as much as possible.”

However, Malawians have described the remarks by State House Press Office as an act of self-defence.

In his remarks Velius Kalipo Phiri, uttered that Malawi leaders are undemocratic and citizens do not have access to information. He asked government to consider transparency and accountability as paramount and Malawians have to know the truth on the matter.

Despite the call from Malawians, government has failed to let the dust settle by revealing the amount of taxpayers money that has been spent on the trip.

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  1. Zikumakusangalatsani kod enanu zauchitsilu zimene akupanga? think about it.kaya ndinu a chipani chomwecho kapena ayi.komaso ndinu anthu akuluakuluka manyazi mulibe kumanena zinthu zoikila kumbuyo zauchitsiluzo.Nanga ngati sitilakhula how r we going 2 build better Malawi? Zimatikwana

    • no,no,no, APM safika 2019.Panopa amalawi atengeledwa ku mtoso ndiye akwiya kwa m’nanu. Anyamuke abwelele kwao kumene adakalambila atisiile eniakefe dziko lathuli.

  2. Minister of information has already told malawians about the truth of president’s journey to America. So what kind of truth r u looking for? If u know the truth, tell Malawi nation.

  3. the problem is that he thinks being educated is knowing politics too..for that reason Malawi will never ever be a better place for the people if this continues to happen

  4. Chamba kusangalasa athu ochepa dzko likumwalila ndnjala mitsonkho ndalamazo kuma2mbwa nanzo mwachkape apolice kumagona nyumba ngat ma toilet osawepentelako bt mumayenda nao dairy kuona nyumba zao ku blantyre kanjedza chichiri, pa lilongwe area 2 mseu wa 49 pafu nd ABC Kapena kt pa mtandile znachoka denga tym yamvula bt until nw kuli zii mitsonkho yamiska ikutoleledwa ma carpark bt umve sukutha miska ikungootchedwa y

  5. Chomwe mungadziwe guyz mulungu sangakondwele ndi kulila kwa ana ake, aona nawo chochita iffe tizingolakhula koma palibe chomwe tingapange chifukwa cha matha, koma wamwambayo hi knws evry thng, tiyeni tizione kumapeto ake

  6. Sometyms its better to accept who u r, Peter and his crew wanted to show off that they have money by boarding that expensve jet when we(malawians) are suffering.. Thnk mr president, THINK!

  7. There will b nolonger better Malawi again, never. All the Politician are the same. We do change presidency but the rest always the same people. All the politician are the same

    • Griffin, i think so too! Though there wasnt that much development. Tinali tikungopenya kumene coming from that dictatorial rule

  8. Abakha inu mukamalemba nkhani muzipanga specify osati kumangoti a Malawi, a Malawi ake ati mukuwanenawo? Opposition nde kuti ndi a Malawi? inuyo kafukufuku munakamupanga kuti kumene mwapeza kuti an2 akufuna presdent afotokoze bwino za ndalama? Umbuli basi, inuyo mumafuna presdent akwere kabaza popita ku America?

  9. Km ndi kawerenga mapoints anthu ambiri sakumufuna presindentyu, km amawerenga news zimenezi anakhala wina anakayesa kusintha, pepa bambo ibu sinthani, inu munalemera kale ndi chuma cha achimwene anu, pangani zoti amalawi nawonso asangalare ndalama zizikukwanani eeeeehhhh km chauta kumwambaku.

  10. Musadandaule nawo guys Awa!!!! Asiyeni choncho. Tikaonana kumwamba ndikaziswa mbava zimenezi. Makamaka uyu okhwepa nkhopeyi paja dzina lake mwati ndindani?

  11. amalawi ake ati mukuwanenawo a congress patry? Muzilemba zomveka kuti a congeresi party ndi a pp akufuna pulezident alongosole bwino za ulendo wake wa ku UN,OSati kumatiphatikiza ndife a dpp amene tikudziwa bwino lino kuti ndalama zagwira ntchito yotukula dziko.koma poti a congress sadziwa zakayendetsedwe ka boma akuona ngati kuyendetsa boma mchimodzi mmene amayendetsera mpingo kkkk muzitsiyanitsa apostor mwalodzi ndi ndale sizachalitchi ayi.

  12. Can same spring produce gud n bad water? these guys exited to see tears of malawians, and we are also the problem kuiwala nsanga…

  13. Hahahahaaa U know what time it is… Quoter to money.. #Peter #bigspender #bigshot #mutharika.. Nthawi yanu bigman idyani zimenezo, ya anzanu ikwiza bola osazathawa ngati akumathawira enawa’

  14. APM doesn’t need to explain. He and his henchmen must resign as they do in Europe. Or if we stand together we can force them out. Apa ndiye atilowa mkabudula. Koma amalawi mantha, mudzafera ku una.

  15. Alot of mr and mrs tizaonana 2019 but forgeting that POLITICIAN think about themselves, check what ur MPs r doing, try to choose another leader and c what is going to happen the promlem here is we demand alot from govt now we don’t want to work hard for our families so NEVER TRUST a politician

  16. Am tired of this gvt which all de leaders hv no direction,how come they withdraw the newly recruited nurses n doctors hence spending money in dat stupid n unbenifit trip? This goverment shud get lost bcz it is not governing the people but pocketing people’s money thru tax.

  17. Fellow young Malawian let us do action these stupid old leaders, they should not destroy our country.they are just after money and they don’t think a bout our future.

  18. Vuto limene lili ndiinu amalawi ndikuyiwala, kutereku mwayiwala kale kuti Bakili Muluzi anatenga 70 ku msonkhano ngati omweu, kodi nthawi imeneyo munali olemera? Kapena mwasauka lero? Vuto ndilofuna kupanga administrate zinthu zoti simukuzidziwa, Kamuzu amakweza mbumba zokwanira 3000 ndege, nthawi imeneyi munali kuti? Mulekeni Pitala azipanga ma mistake kuti 2nd term asadzayiwone

  19. Kodi mukungolimbana ndi misonkho yatani.a malawi sitingatukuke ayi timalankhula chipongwe, a mabungwe akayamba kulankhula zonsezi kufooka

  20. Dictatorship is slowly emerging..i tried to choose wisely but your selfishness has now put us in hot soup..Sob sob sob!!!!

  21. MEC BOARD nid 2b reshulfd if only we nid peacful election come 2019,a Petulo kuba kwawo kwatipweteka,17 millions pple sangamasangalare anthu 115 ayi,watch out my Fellow Malawians.

  22. Osamangotengeka kapena kutsutsa zilizose ask all the governments and states leaders to abolish this UN meeting so that malawi can do better economically

  23. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk ,,,,,,, Malawians are buzy dozzing wen money is being spent as if we have got Car manufacturing Industries ,,,,,,,, but still praisin him lyk god ,,,, kkkkkkkkk ,,,,,

  24. Eiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish One hundred and fifteen delegates in a single trip to the UN for a summit………………………:/:/:p

  25. When I hear such things I am happy.We Malawians dont learn. Tikanali atulo heavy…even when there are 4 people sitting together from different countries na Malawi samasowa.Barely two year’s ago we suffered in the hands of Bingu and guess what, we voted for his young brother!!!! u truly expected him to be different? ?? mxiiw….enjoy his leadership..fotsekiii

  26. They have all been taking the whole village to the UN, since his late bro, then came masten so whats the problem now? Pali tsiku limene amalawi amayamikila kuti zinthu zikuyenda bwino? Theres no any leader that is going to enjoy our economy. There are just more troubles here in mw,olo wina atabwela lero palibe chingasinthe! Timadziwa ife ndikuphika thobwa ndi nsanje basi…!

  27. What do you mean by spilt milk James Junior Kamenya? It’s people like you who don’t care about our people. How can you fix what’s not broken? That kind of spirit you have is what is taking Malawi backwards….wake up boy!!!…and play your part in bettering our nation.

  28. Do not cry over a split Milk{Madzi akatayika saoleka} 2b apresdent is abig business’Shld we say that late #BINGU was harsh n’anasololra kwambiri,Why uchoose his young Borther as if it is a CHIEFTAINSHIP? Nt yet done Leave him Untill 2019.

  29. It is very truth to demand explanation from the gvnt. The problem is, more money has been wasted and will not be replaced. The president himself will not even understand our complain as i’ve known politicians

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