Mutharika makes U-turn on India trip

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika has forsaken his trip to India for the India-Africa Summit on what his offices describes as “one of the cost-cutting measures”, Malawi24 can reveal.

Mutharika was according to an initial press statement from his office meant to leave for India on Sunday.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika: Has canceled his India trip.

According to State House Press Secretary, Gerald Viola, Mutharika has since delegated Foreign Affairs Minister Dr George Chaponda to lead the Malawi team in New Delhi.

Viola has also hinted that Mutharika who has been attacked lately for picking over 100 people to the US for the United Nations General Summit (UNGA) has already informed the organizers of his absence.

Malawi24 has also learnt that the Mutharika has ordered that the Malawi delegation be reduced to ten as a reported initial set delegation was bigger.

The delegation will include Finance and Economic Planning, Goodall Gondwe, Trade and Industry, Joseph Mwanamvekha, Agriculture and Irrigation, Allan Chiyembekeza.

The delegation also comprises of there are also representatives of the private sector.

Representatives from 54 African nations, including heads of state of some 40 countries, and the African Union are expected to participate in the summit. They will put up in hotels across the city. This would be the third India-Africa Forum Summit.

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today held a review meeting ahead of the meet, starting on October 26, with all stakeholders, including Delhi chief secretary and other city and central government officials, police commissioner and civic body heads among others.

 

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94 Comments

  1. Bt with our rapid population growth don’t see any good leader for Malawi! Our poverty originates from our minds:Zoona ntchito yomwe tingathe ndikubelekana kopanda nako masomphenya?We can do better than this number of beds in hospitals ndiomwe anasiya kamuzu aja nanga number yaanthu ndi yomwe ija anasiya kamuzu ija? no wonder people say better kamuzu.If we continue to multiply like ants forget about better malawi! stop pointing fingers @ the president.

  2. Some times it is good to differentiate government trips and personal trips. No one even the richest person on earth can spend his money on company business

  3. maCSO ndi opposition mutiyakhule bwa gv credt when it is due. utsogoleri wamaso mphenya munthu wamkulu akusolva zinthu, takaonani highway. Boma ilo

  4. What’s is it that you want? If a person wants to take your opinions is a basterd, then what? If he doesn’t listen, is a dictator whatever we have to say, the election dates are found in our constitution. Let’s criticise constractively. Kaya mumunyoza nkhope, thupi that’s nothing. He is what he is and u r what u r? Thanx for u r hand sour.

  5. Chisilu ndiiwe ukudandaulawe chifukwa wawoneka kale kuti ukumvutika ndipo ngati ulindifundo uwapangile kapeni Bambo ako uwone ngati angazathe kulamula.

  6. big up my boss.Don’t worry about those who talk shit.Malawians,if we are clever enough let’s talk with facts nd suggestions in our hands but without that then we are unwise,noone can argue.

  7. Wakana zoyenda pa commercial flight ndi kukagona ku hotel yotchipa uyu. Paja amati respect the office of the presidency. Goodall wamuudza kuti ai napano $ palibe.

  8. Thank you MCP and CSOs for putting this guy on his knees! If he goes let him use his billions from his American banks kkkkkkk. pitala, u will feel it hard before 2018!!!

  9. Koma guzy ma president ndi mbora koma kuba ndalama .Ine ameneyi yekha sikumudziwa amene adamuvotera ndani ? Ameneyi kaponda nusery ine koma anthu osasukira ndalama .DR L , CHAKWERA Eye2

  10. Mabungwe bweranitu poyera mufotokozenso zonyoza zanu zija, ulendo uno nde mwangopanira akatundu anuwo mphechepeche mwanumo simukufuna kulankhula popeza presdent wapanga zanzeru? maujeni anu…mxiiiiiew

  11. He is preparing for London trip! Don’t forget that he is full of surprises! After all even you where would you go between England and India? Komanso China itha kuikanso masipanala mu ulendo umenewu kuti India isove

  12. Dont Forsaken The Trip But Reduce The Number Of People Who Accampans You May Be Take 10 Of 15 People If U Go Urself It Contribute Impact May Be Ma Allawonce Ake Ndiochepa?

  13. Dont Forsaken The Trip But Reduce The Number Of People Who Accampans You May Be Take 10 Of 15 People If U Go Urself It Contribute Impact May Be Ma Allawonce Ake Ndiochepa?

  14. Bravo Mr pulezident…hehehe thats the thing about criticisim,…. thanks for paying attention to the critics, zomwe zijufunika zayamba kuchitika, zidakachitika poyamba zangati zimenezi bwezi mukuonekako abwino pamaso aanthu ndithu

  15. ndi bwapini ameneu komaso amene mukunsapota ameneu gwapeyu ndiinu nzitsilu zotelatu
    …………………………ndiposo ndiinu
    ………………………….anachipati
    woyamwa magadzi kkkkkkkkkk
    ……….MUSOVA ndinachipati mzanuyo ndiposo hooooooooooooooo?

  16. He has delegated His ministers to transact business. Mwina pali ulendo wina ofunika kwambiri than this one, so stop the talking he has opted to let this one go.

  17. Ukama chiwombera mmanja chisulu chimawona ngati chikulondola komamso wowomba mmanjawo ndiwo amakala chisilu kwambiri kuposa chisilu choyambacho