Mutharika flies Commercial, divides opinion

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A picture is circulating on the Malawian social media showing President of the poorest nation in the world Peter Mutharika queueing at an airport on his way to the Commonwealth Summit in Malta. Surprisingly some citizens of his poor nation are not happy with their President flying in a Commercial airline wishing he had chartered a Private jet that would cost the nation a fortune.

The Malawi leader left his country on another Commercial airline flight Malawian airlines. It is said that from Lilongwe, Mutharika connected to South Africa. In South Africa he took a long flight to Rome and waited for four hours at an airport in Rome before connecting to Malta.

Peter Mutharika queues for plane

Mutharika waiting for his turn

A few weeks ago, Mutharika was adamant when he was cornered over his decision to take a Private jet to the UN summit in USA.

I do not care what you say, my office deserves respect

In a Press briefing that Mutharika held after a return from New York for the UNGA, an angry Mutharika told off a reporter who was pressing him on whether he will keep chartering a jet.

“I don’t care whether you don’t like me as a person but the office of the President deserves some respect,” an angry Malawi leader said to the journalists justifying why he had to keep chartering Private jets.

“Do you want your President to be waiting at the airport for 10 hours?” an angry Mutharika said while banging on his table.

“Of course we are poor but we should not be advertising our poverty.”

Mutharika then said that he had been rich throughout his life and did not see anything wrong with leading a comfortable life.

Flying commercial suddenly

However despite his rants, Mutharika has bowed to public pressure and on his latest trip he took Commercial flights to Malta in a move that has divided public opinion.

“This is putting national security at risk,” a ruling DPP sympathiser posted on Facebook together with a photo of the President on a queue at an airport in what has been said to be Rome.

“Is this the reason why we sold the jet?” queried another person referring to the jet that was sold by former President Joyce Banda and no one knows where the proceeds went to.

“Mutharika is not the first President to fly commercial, Presidents always fly commercial,” posted writer Stanley Kenani referring to a photo that purportedly shows Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta checking in for a Commercial flight.

A fortnight ago, President Mutharika had to delegate a trip to the India-Africa summit in India on what he said were cost-cutting measures.

 

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  1. A Malawi are the most daft people. Kumangolemba zinthu zopanda substance basi. Why not just watch in silence if you have aorta of facts. Koma abale.

  2. Zakhozeka adziwe mmene munthu amavera kuwawa akakhala pa quee in hospitals or kudkira kugula fertilizer ku admac. I think tis is the first time to be on quee in his life waiting for the services,

  3. Mudzayimeleko inuyo ndi mfundo zanu zo pusazi mudzaone ngati adzakuvoteleni, amai anu anathawilanji, aliko akuchita uhule ndi bz imene akupanga, ndi khalamba zothamanga usiku, amunao pano atha chaka osagona ndi nkazi, ngati osakwatila akazi ali m,maroom ku us.

  4. Sizingatiphulire kanthu zimezo.It’s just a matter of deceiving us ndalama akuba.Madonors Anasiya Kalekale Kuthandiza Koma Zinthu Zimayendako Bwino.Even Thawi Yomwe Ndalama Zimabedwa Amalawi Ambiri Samadziwa Chifukwa Zinthu Zinaliko Bwino.Mukufuna Mutiwuze Kuti Amalawi Adasiya Kukhoma Misonkho? Kapena Ndalamazo Bwezi Zikanagwirabe Ntchito Paka Lero? Zopusa.

  5. Amene akumudaula ndi anthu amene alibe chochita, alesi komanso mbava, chifukwa anyamata awa samanyengelela mbava, koma kwa othamanga thamanga tili pambuyo panu moti 2019 kuwina kosayamba, wina asayese kuti amayi ake adzawina, ngakhale atagona ndi wina aliyense .

  6. He is not the first and nor will he be the last to use a commercial airline why should we waste our money on private jets yet we do not have medicine in hospitals our economy is turning to dang there is nothing that would justify this wastage of money people say our president doesnt have to appear ppor well actually he does because its our money it does not make sense to dress him up and pretend everything is alright mean while we are dying in the back ground . Anybody who can justify such a notion is an idiot people you should know that you will not get praises for supporting stupidity. What you think peter will see your stupid comments and give you a job a the state house no he wont so just drop it and accept facts. We as a country need to cut our expenditure and find ways of generating income

  7. Palibe vuto pamenepo akudandaula ngati anakwera wheelbarrow bwanji kapena upulezidenti wayamba ndi iye ngati akuona kuvuta atule pansi

  8. Nthawi zonse mphawi wake ndi mmwano. Achite hire walakwitsa. Ayende zachisawawazi alakwitsa. Kuoneka anzeru koma kuyendetsa banja kukuvutani. Koma nkhani zadziko kuoneka anzeru. Bizinesi yabonya ikumakuvutani.

  9. Olo ataleka kukwela olo akwele iwe ndi ine kwanthu kukanda basi, olo ataleka kulamula, olo atapitiliza adzakhala olenela basi, tiyeni tilinbikile kugulitsa bonya amene anabweletsa amai mwina mulungu angatupatse walelo.

  10. Poor performance by foreign affairs/OPC. Peter ndi VIP. Why not wait in VIP Lounge and get papers processed and board the plane as VIP/ President??? This is not adding up. Advance planning inavuta apa. Keep up saving bwana, there are multiple poverty problems back home.

  11. Som SUPORTS r completely MISPLACED.Use ur brain whn comentng not ur eyes or ears.Thus u say NOSENSE.Hw much do u get fr suportng MEDIOCRITY???

  12. its unfair kuona mtsogoleri yemwe ayenera kulandira ulemu wokwanira kumakhala pa laini kudikilira matola chonchi amalawi tikupepusa mpandowu zoona akwere kaya asakwere commecial jet ziko lathuli tidzakhala tikulirabe ndi umphawi mpaka kale kale komanso umati ndipange lamulo loti liphinje wina mawa lizaphinja iwe wemwe ndie umalimva kuwawa kuposa yemwe unamupangira lamulolo

  13. Amanu aja anagulitsa ndege mumati ogulawo anawononga ndalama, ndemumafuna Mutharika atani azikwera kabhanza? Anthu openga inu

  14. Bushir (major one) ndi mwana wa ku malawi kuno bwanji osazichepesa ndi kukabwereka imozi yokha nkumayendera. Kumangozipopa kuti simunalowe ndale chifukwa cha umphawi pamene mulibe ndi ndege yomwe kkkkkkkkkkkkk bola akazanena Bushir tizavomera ndi mponda ma rand ameneyu. Lero si tonse tikudikila kabaza limozi. Matama basi

    • I Totally Agree With U Muluzi Nde Munthu Iyipa Amene Anononga Zinthu Mu Dziko Lino In Terms Of ,security,eduaction,religion,dressing,economy And Politics Komanso Corruption Inabwera Ndi Bakili, “anyamata A Pa Town Lyoolyoooo!

  15. Vuto sitiwelenga nkhani za kunja umbuli. Zimbabwe, south Africa , Kenya, Lesotho, ndi maiko ena ali ndi jet. And anthu ama panga complain. Izinso zikuthandiza chitetezo cha ma president malinga ndi za uchifwamba zomwe zikuchitika m’maiko. Tamaganizani Kaye before kunyoza

  16. simuluzi koma kusauka basi du u want to kuti muluzi anaba money if so wer did he go with the money he invested the cash in atupele properties the companies wich is employin malawians so no stress about muluzi leave him alone.

  17. Agure yake air bus adzikweramo ndikankharamba kake kaja kanaluza mpando wawuphungu wakunyumba yamalamuro kubalaka kaja paja ndi billionaire

  18. Kodi nkhani za degezo zinatha bwanji mayi uja anawonjeza sindikuziwa ngati tizayikenso munthu wamayi pampando komanso amalawi azanga tatiyeni tichonse ka mtima kajaka kazigogo anthu kaja kaufiti kaja

  19. Even in zimbabwe thy hav jet,although ppl r suffering,de problem with us r we take wrong advise frm western not knowing dat these ppl doesnt lov us.how can some1 control some1,s family dats stupid, that is wy we,re against de leaders who dont tolarete foreigh policies, we all know dat.at end u say munthu wosamva.plz leav malawi alone wy cant u go and cocentrate ur problems than using us.

  20. Man amalawi lekani kumaongolela presdent, poyamba amakgala wabwino, mumayamba kumunena kuti mbava ndipamene sanayambe kubako, kumapeto amati lekani ndibe zeni zeni akamandinena zikhale zili zoona. Amalawi ambili ulesi aise, othananga thamanga ndi ochepa, ndichifukwa malawi adzasaukila saukilabe. Yambanipo mlekeni pete agwire imene munamulemba.

  21. We malwians we,re not poor lik de way u think,1thing u shud no is we,re not dependability,its de other ppl want us to be poor by means of using us,hence we ,re hard worker. Stop singing old song dat we are poor,cuz we,re not waiting anything free frm gv,than support only .u can go to Guine Bissau and see how poorness thy ,re and u gonna see de different dat beter mlw we r civilized stupid admn.

  22. Atakupatsa iwe sungabe, kodi inu mumuphunzitse presdnti kulamulila munalamulapo chani, olo nkazi wanu mumamulephela kumulamula, namakusiyani kukanyengesa kuli kumulephela kumeneko ndiye mukamuuze presdnti chochita, mukulephela kuyendetsa ka biznez kanu kakang’ono, mpaka lelo mulu rent, ndiye mudziyimba beru muli pa keliyala, Kaya agura bagule ndegeyo.

  23. Anati ndi billionaire iyeyu pitara agule tizipanga hire. He’s not only president Quinn while travelling abroad. Iwowa amaba kwambiri ndamene akubweletsera mumbuyo zithu. I magine 92billion

  24. Major 1 original Shepherd Bushiri anakana kademon ka umphawi pa malawi’! ministry pano ili ndi ndege ziwiri majet. Ndi apempha daddy in the lord Jesus to borrow you one iye! Power! Amalawi sanje mpaka mumuyendetsa pakabaza HE KKK.

  25. Inu opusa kwabasi, mukuonangati boma lidzikudyetsani inu mudzingobala wana basi, kulanulilako nonse mufuna kuti mulanule nao. Alesi ndianthu olongolola kwambili, akapanda kupita mafuta muwatenga kwani, kumalakhula ngati m,zukwa bwanji, kapena mwabwela dzulo, mwina ndiwe mwana chifuka amene sanaine maulamulilo ena apitawa ali ndi nzeru za chikhanda, mwina ndi kusayenda, kwanuko.

  26. Kodi mmafuna adzikwera chiyani??? Umbuli umakupwetekani a Ma’awi, Mesa ,unagulisa ndege yanu mmati bola kumakwera ya Hire??? Zitsiru zopanda nzeru inu koma akanakhala malume anu ndiye mtima wanu Mbeeeeee

  27. Anthu openga munakhala bwanji? Ksaukatu kwa Malawi sichifukwa cha jet. Koma mumufunse muluzi kuti, ndichifukwa chani economy yathu inalowa pansi. Then muyambe Ku ndongonda. From 1994 boma linagwetsa mphavu ya kwacha kamba ka dyela. Pofuna kuti ma donors akapeleka iwo azilandila zochuluka. Anaiwala za anthu osauka. Vuto lija lelo lakula mukuti jet. Asakusokonezeni mitu abale. Botswana anthu ake ndi osauka koma boma ndi lolemela ndalama yawo ndi yamphanvu. Sanakonde dollar poopa ngati izi.

  28. When the going gets tough, you have no option Mr. APM. All must tighten the belt until the waist gets thinner like a wasp.

  29. I know how it feels to spend 12hrs in the air space then four hrs at the airport, tired of reading papers, eee but since we want to serve a little its ok.

  30. Amati atani ? Amalawi amuphwesa amati apange zijazamwano, don’t underrate Malawians , Peter will be brought to the size they want. He thought that Malawians are sleepy he is now dancing to their tunes in their public interest .

    He should have asked those who were in power before him and they were going to give him the behaviors of Malawians.

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