Patients keep sleeping on the floor at QECH while Mutharika spends millions on his toilet

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A photo has appeared on Facebook of a patient sleeping on the floor at Malawi’s Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital at a time that the country’s leadership has come under fire for extravagance.

Information that Malawi24 has indicates that the photo was taken at QECH in the male ward of 3B.

Malawi Patients sleeping on the floor hospitals

‘Indicators of Malawi’s upside priorities’

The photo has just underscored one of the challenges that the health sector in Malawi is facing at a time that things appear to be spiralling out of Mutharika’s control.

The photo has also made Malawians level much criticism on the Mutharika government arguing that it has upside down priorities.

“With the K65 million that was spent on a useless toilet we could have bought beds for the hospital to avoid this embarrassment,” a social commentator said of the photo.

However musician Faith Mussa posted on Facebook that the photo said more of how Malawians have collectively failed the country.

Mussa said that the photo was of a situation that has been with Malawi for a long time. He therefore stressed the need to join hands in rectifying the situation claiming it had to be improved yesterday.

Recently President Mutharika has come under attack for spending K65 million on a motor home. Critics have said Malawi has serious things that deserve urgent attention than Mutharika’s toilet needs.

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  1. To say that waMunthalika is a president and as such he’s entitled to leave large is not justifiable. As a president he has to lead by example. There’s no way this guy shud be living a luxurious life while people in the hospitals are suffering( eating one meal a day and sleeping on the floor). And again to say that even during the era of Bakili Muluzi people were still sleeping on the floor, we shud not repeat a mistake, otherwise we won’t progress in life. If he claims to be better than the previous presidents let him change Malawi..

  2. Nonsenu musavutike kunyoza peter,,why dont u accuse Joyce Banda??? Ndi amene anaononga zinthu mai amene uja…akanakhala kuti anapanga za mzeru bwenzi atathawa.??? Why is she run away from her on land??? Dont talk nosense about ..Peter let hm share us what he has…Kodi Bakili alipo anthu amagona mmabedi??? nanga bakiliyo amanyera kuti???? uziyankhulai moganiza kuuoneseratu u savage …shaaaaaame!

    • Zikugwilizana bwanji ndi za JB? Speaking as a supporter of neither, obviously the blame falls under the person whose regime this is happening in. Maybe it’s just me koma it’s very clear this is a very nonsensical way of shifting the blame

  3. What was bought deserves the President thus all. Inu mukakwera bus mumapempha kutsika kuti mukazithandize kaya pa tchire’ so mukufuna president aziima pa tchire nkumazithandiza? He is first citizen far away from iweyo ukupnga critisise’ iwe ngati umagona mukhola la mbuzi is that equivalent to Sanjika palace? So umphawi wako usazunze Muthalika

  4. this is extortion somebody else is paying the money but is not benefiting at all the politicians are is this not mis alocation of public funds but because malawians are either too blind or too naive nothing will ever change a good example are those who can defend such an act. julius nyerere always said what we do in africa is quite simply extortion and i can ataste to that. malawi is plagued by unpatriotic people who do not care about this country only there pockets and some how we malawians always vote for them to steal from us this is not entitlement this is extortion they are simply conning us and yet we steal dont see it even after all these years

  5. Ndale zake zamtundu wanji zosaona nawo nthawi? Amalawi ndiinu anthu oopsa kwambiri, mfundo imeneyi anthu atolapo chani chanzeru?

  6. Jxt update us nd nkhanzo osamalmbana nd presdent.palbe reason yot presdent azgona pamphasa apa nayeso mavutowa anapeza kukakhala state anapeza komanga kale kapena mufuna achokeko popeza mabed ochepa kuchpatala?mudzazwona mukadzakhala presdent

  7. Jxt update us nd nkhanzo osamalmbana nd presdent.palbe reason yot presdent azgona pamphasa apa nayeso mavutowa anapeza kukakhala state anapeza komanga kale kapena mufuna achokeko popeza mabed ochepa kuchpatala?mudzazwona mukadzakhala presdent

  8. Jxt update us nd nkhanzo osamalmbana nd presdent.palbe reason yot presdent azgona pamphasa apa nayeso mavutowa anapeza kukakhala state anapeza komanga kale kapena mufuna achokeko popeza mabed ochepa kuchpatala?mudzazwona mukadzakhala presdent

  9. We have a lot of work to sensitise people here. Do you know that in companies or government ministries, departments and agencies, top bosses use office cars, fuel, houses and expensive medical scheme while messengers at the same office have nothing to eat during lunch? Wake up, the President can’t lead a miserable life because some Malawians are poor. Of course it’s a pity that patients are sleeping like that but the President can not afford to live like a poor person. If you have eaten something today, do u know that someone somewhere has nothing to eat? Why didn’t you refuse eating because others don’t have food? Be serious Malawians.

    • @Stuart, do you have evidence that he is stealing? Some of these things are contractual obligation or entitlements. If one is employed and terms and conditions of the employment States that you should be given vehicles, house and good salary, then the person should get those things. it’s up to the person to decide not to get the entitlements like late James Makhumula was doing. However, this is voluntary and you can not force someone to donate his/her entitlements to charity. The President is entitled to that vehicle.

  10. stupid story walemba iwe mzeru ulibe president akhale wopanda toilet why its our president kapena akutuma wina wake akupwetekesatu

  11. Kodi Mukufuna Azi user Chokumba?Inu Kumuzikwanu Aliyese Akugona Mmalata? Y Mukugula Magalimoto Odula?Who Blame U 4 That The Toilet Cost Millions Thats Its Nature

  12. Ma patient anayamba kugona pakhonde komanso pansi around 1991 Kamuzu akulamulira. Sizinayambe lero izi. Iweyo amayi ako amagona potani? Does it concern you not to buy a double bed for you and your wife? Mulekeni APM adyere ngati president wa dziko.

  13. Did you ask for permission before you took the photo of that patient? What an evil motive that you have, who sent you to do that you moron? Why posting “while-mutharika-spends-millions-on-his-toilet” Didn’t the former HE travelled on her TOILET too? Where were you then? Is it new and strange phenomina for you to see Patients sleeping on floor? Anyway, who paid you?

    Long story short, you are only showing how dirty and naive your brain is. That’s not the way to show how ignorant you are.

  14. Look malawian where you are is not only malawi you can see people sleep like this every where here in Africa.

    So why always talking shirt to our riders. You don’t even know who looked after this people. President can look around the town or village there is lot of schools go and ran how government works after that you mus talk about government.

    You will know what you talking about. Some of the country they will take as like we don’t respect our reder stop noises.

  15. Malawi is a small country but our president z failing to handle bcz he’s campaigning instead of ruling. If u ask him y doing this he says y asking this. Hoooo no longer to be called warm heart of Africa.

  16. Let’s face it should a President of a whole state use washrooms at Ntcheu filling stations?Some of these criticisms are misplaced and lack merit.They are signs of our trademarks of “hunger,disease and envy”.

    • the problem here is that the president is using tax payers money not for common good but for self gratification. may be we need to make each other aware that the convoy of the president always have that van which already has a toilet inside. & infact that is the necessity of that van. why should he use that huge sum of money yet there a van already?

      it is true that other people are leading a good and laxurious life but that should not be a backing to the president because he is using our money. Others use their own money hence exempted from criticism.

  17. Let’s face it should a President of a whole state use washrooms at Ntcheu filling stations?Some of these criticisms are misplaced and lack merit.They are signs of our trademarks of “hunger,disease and envy”.

  18. Chakuti chako adm.
    Odwala kugona pansi ku queens anayamba kale before,bakili,bingu,joice cashgate banda,komanso Apm..
    Wasowa zolemba kapena kufuna kutchuka,
    Forsake,

  19. Ndiye mabed omwe analiko poyamba m’mene sim’magona pansimo alikuti? anthu achuluka mabed achepa ndiye m’mati abweze? bola agone pansi koma athandizike. kwawonso amenewo amagona pa mphasa chabe no matress koma apo ali pamatress bola

  20. Pano moyo wangofika povuta muni mMalawi. Monga unduna wa zamaphunziro panopa ukulephera kupereka Ndalama kwa aphunzitsi omwe lidawachita promote komanso padakali anthu ena mpaka lero akulephera kulandira salary arrears since 2014. Just that.

  21. On the other side population is growing rapidily. In your stories include the negative effects of population growth. Peter is wrong for misusing govt money, we pple are also to blame for bearing many children.

  22. Don’t talk shit, that’s is total rubbish. You are saying so because you are one of them, who are benefiting from the looting of taxpayers money from government coffers. Your main target is to leave the country in serious poverty by the time you quit from government. That is Greednesse, and ignorance. lf those who ruled the country before you dpps, had the same mentality, would you have hired lT experts to help you rig the elections, so that you should be in power? what influenced you to do that? because you smelled some money in the government coffers. From today onwards, please Government Coffers are not for dpp, or any other political parties, but Malawi Governments.

  23. Don’t talk shit, that’s is total rubbish. You are saying so because you are one of them, who are benefiting from the looting of taxpayers money from government coffers. Your main target is to leave the country in serious poverty by the time you quit from government. That is Greednesse, and ignorance. lf those who ruled the country before you dpps, had the same mentality, would you have hired lT experts to help you rig the elections, so that you should be in power? what influenced you to do that? because you smelled some money in the government coffers. From today onwards, please Government Coffers are not for dpp, or any other political parties, but Malawi Governments.

  24. Even in Kamuzu era people slept on floor. My late father slept on the floor at Mangochi hospital in 1986 before graduating to a bed left by a deceased. Its not wonderful neither is it a news

  25. When will people stop criticising presidents?to all of you who are good at judging and criticising,why cant you be presidents and lets see if u can manage to change Malawi into a developed country..think! Think Malawians,us your brain.

  26. I think the point above is making sense. Even if we can have everything we need as Malawi still some people will lack and it happens in any nation. I believe you, me and the government should help those in need

  27. A Malawi anzanga tiyeni tisiye moyo womangodandaula,tiyeni tisamataye nthawi with these politicians,tichedwa nazo (Kumaopa nthawi monga adaimbira Lucius Banda)

  28. Thats Malawi wa moto( kuphulitsana njerwa za moto) so u want to change goverment, let it b that we savourvi don’t ever tell us again we used knw who doesn’t knw that fuck u media. Media pple u gona surport them wen campain co

  29. U cant spent money on toilet while people in hospital they are sleeping on a floor it is shamefull think before u do things as aboss but iwaint to warn some people they know the truth but hide it

  30. Mumafuna President aziyima nkukhotera pa tchire nkuzithandidza? Ngati mumafuna zimenezo n’goooo! Zalephereka patient ngakhale atagona pansi bola mankhwala alandire inu mukuwona ngati ndi a Malawi angati omwe samagona pa bed m’makwawo ndiye kugona pansi ikhale nkhani? Ndimayetsa mukuti kulibe mankhwala. Mutsiyeni Mutharika nayenso awufile.

  31. kkkkkk m’baleyu akuonekaso kt atcholeraa pa matress, its okey as long az he o she gat access to assistancee aaaaaah! Basi peter this peter dat daily! Musieni big aupeze ntebeleree wa mtimaa eeeeeeh!

  32. Kkkkk dus Malawi!Just waing for mistakes,,u think if dey could not buy dat toilet den pple could see dat 65mita??Some pple right here in mw r able to buy expensiv dan dat cant we beg dem to assist us?Evn dese indians dont contribute to our country,cant we beg dem to assist us?De truth is: politicians dont care about any1

  33. Wa Malawi24 somehow you’re fake why do you like mixing issues what’s the relationship between the toilet n sleeping on the floor in the hospital,??? Is the new patients have been sleeping on floor even before the purchase of the home motor, why can you tell us stories of importance but politics every day??? Go to Hell if you don’t mind .

  34. No guys we shouldn’t make mistakes jct because one of our friends did b4 no success with that lets think wise. he has done a mistake. that’s bad to maintain his toilet with the amount of money which could manage to do other things for a big number of pipo coz the very same pipo voted for him he would have considered this for the next elections.

  35. Hw come can smone spend millions of money just for the toilet and tell ppo that Malawi is facing an Economic crisis, advising ppo to spend wisely. What do these things mean to an ordinary Malawian?

  36. cheap politics wont take you anywhere. ward mwajambulayo tikuyiziwa and anthu akhala akugona pasi even in times of kamuzu.if you have gladges with the president mmmmm just go and resolve them coz apa mungochimwapo

  37. Ever since kumalawi palibe president amene analamulirapo boma opanda donnas aid. It’s only Peter. We can’t judge him akuendesa dziko movutikira. Ena amalandira ndalama kunja. Akazamupasa nde akazalephera muzabwere with such stories then I will be quite but now osanamapo apa.

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  39. Koma amalawi inu!makamaka mumafuna munthu otani?dat matter is for minister,asagule toilet?azinyera munsewu?olo utakawatenga ambuyako kut akhale presdent mavutowa sangathe,tigwirane manja titukule mw sizosokonezana mitu.

    • zoona even amene alembawo atha kukagula mabed angapo kupereka kucipatala anthu ena awonera apangaso cimodzimodzi..kod vutoli lingacepe or kukula? tiyeni ti2kule dziko lathu amalaw tisayembekezere muthu wina.

  40. Had i known comes after blander,ndizomwe tidazolowela izi, tinkamuvotera dala bwampini uyu koma zintchito zake mwa zina titaziona kale ulamuliro wa mkulu wake uja,pomwe adali minister of eduction,suja adatseka collages tose tikuona? Izi tidaziputa dala ,tingodikira mavote mwina tidzavote mwanzelu

  41. Msowoya responded to the comments when the rumours that he and chakwera hav bought cars valued at 300million–mumafuna ndiziyenda wapansi……..so now mutharika will answer you–mumafuna ndizinyera kutchire

  42. Wina ukunyoza kaya utukwana
    Ukumatani kulimbana ndi wa cash gate Peter sanagule invisible thing wagura zooneka kwa amalawi kusiana ndikumadya ndi kukhutisa mimba zawo

  43. Kwa Ine Peter Bwampini Muthalika Kuyerekeza Ndimapuzident Ena A Mmbuyumu Wandikwiitsa Kwambiri Zoona Mmene Mbeu Zikufotelamu Mkumakagula Galimoto Lodula, Kukakhala Ku Sento Sikidzi Zavuta Chosecho Mankhwala Nje Apa Mukuti Ku Queens Siziri Bwino Odwala Akugona Plane No Bedings, Kukhaladi Mmalawi Mkulimba Mtima

  44. ZIMENEZO ZINALIPO EVEN NTHAWI YA MULUZI KODI MUMAFUFUZA KAPENA MUNGOLANDIRA 2PIN BASI MWALEMBA YAMBANI NDALE UTOLANKHANI MWALEPHERA NGATITU MUNAPHUNZIRA

  45. Politics aside, is it only there dat patients sleep on the floor ? Even during bakili’s up to date people have been sleeping on the floor. Dont confuse people here with cheap propaganda.

    • But looking at the amount of millions spent I feel it’s not necessary in this time while the economy Is at the verge of collapsing.
      Sometimes we must learn to tolerate not the bad decisions of these greedy leaders.

    • People are concern about the situation there way things are today Mr Phiri .
      We are not talking about the paste here please. Apatu chachidziwikile kuti we are not going anyway because mudzawudza a Mutalika kuti asamasamale zamabvuto a anthu.

    • Ok, if d 65 million was diverted to hospitals, how many will benefit ? R our hospitals big enough to accommodate large numbers of people ? Mind you, the hospital has its ministry that runs there affairs and the president has also his own funding, so dont mix things here….

    • aphiri mutu wanu siikugwila coz momwe misokho yanthu akuyiwonongelamu kumalakhula ngati wakhala pa mtondo wa ku toilet.do u know kuti munthu amene ali ndi 100 ndi wina ali ndi 0 ndi osiyana?usandikwiyitse wava

    • @Thom matanda. Man mukhoza kukwiya thats your business but mwazindikila liti kuti akukuwonongelani misonkho ? Where were u all this tym ? Musiyeni munthu thats his right and benefits. Even if u can condemn t, still mo galimotoyo sayibweza, he will still use t. And the next presidents to come will also use it………….

    • @Thom matanda. Man mukhoza kukwiya thats your business but mwazindikila liti kuti akukuwonongelani misonkho ? Where were u all this tym ? Musiyeni munthu thats his right and benefits. Even if u can condemn t, still mo galimotoyo sayibweza, he will still use t. And the next presidents to come will also use it………….

    • We simply need a magufulification!!!
      Remember how he cancelled the independent celebrations and ordered the funds to be used to buy beds and beddings for a major hospital he visited having noted how patients were sleeping on the floor??? It’s about what you can do with what God entrusts you with. We need people that can lead to make a difference

  46. if my brother is rich,should he fail to send his children to prestigious school because some of his relations are at CDSS? EVEN IN AMERICAN THINGS ARE NOT 100% PERFECT.BLAME CASHGATERS NOT APM

  47. Aaaa the truth is anthu akudwara kwambiri. Nde akumasowaso malo oti angagone. U have to know kut hospital wards si ndende it has its capacity if u can check mukapeza kut according to its capacity everything is ok. Musieni munthu do u mean ma bed atha within this 2 yrs pomww Peter walamulira?. Amalawi sanje musie please please ngat ndinu okhuzidwa enanu simungasowe ndalama zot mutha kugulira ma bed and mattress

    • This was the only1, unlike all these other thugs very useless tangoganizani 1 us dollar is currently trading @ K800.00 chosencho pulezidenti akutchedwa pulofesa ndiye zichani iziiiiii……. He is just destructive & a shaming our beautiful nation.

  48. But I can see a mattress he is sleeping on a mattress the hospital has limit number of beds and this one was improvised bed capacity here was over that’s they improvise a mattress!

  49. Tiyeni timumvetsetse gogo wathu. Wakula sangathenso kumpanira nkodzo kapena bibi.wakula mapeto ake atha kudziyipitsila.he needs a state of art toilet.

  50. Thats how life is my friend. Even in the US there are still beggars today while they buy a new Airforce 1 for each president, and Bill gates is also an american. You can never balance up life according to your imaginations

  51. dont 4get mutharika is a state president and is entitled to gud things u must blame the minister of health 4 that problem.every ministry has budget allocated to them thats why ministers are appointed simply to look after their respective ministries

    • Dont back these people in leadership coz they are all failures.
      should 2019 come soon so that we try other leaders
      not the selfish&corupt leaders who just care for their families forgetting the lives of those who voted them into power.

    • Iknow they are thieves but with God’s help, they will be cought one day & it will be very surprising to hear that they are winning the 2019 elections, the essue that can take Malawi to punishment as it has happened with the 2014 election.
      No one want this leadership to continue running malawi coz it is worsening things.

    • Minister stand 4 president so both of them they , have feald those people they dont do what they promise us , cash gate hit poor people not president & minister , l thank Tanzania president 4 cut independence & send money to hospital and roads service ,

    • Minister stand 4 president so both of them they , have feald those people they dont do what they promise us , cash gate hit poor people not president & minister , l thank Tanzania president 4 cut independence & send money to hospital and roads service ,

    • bwanj anthu abwino mukuwoneka apa mupite mukagule mabed zipatala then anthu ena awonera inuyo cifukwa sungayembekezere muthu wina agule mabed simply coz he is a president if he dont want ndiye kut vuto lipitirire pali anthu ngat inu mungagule mabed cipatalamu…

    • Dont speak like akid coz you are speaking as if as you dont know that the government officials uses public funds on their personal intrest instead of serving the nation.
      #Mr pablo nthubula, you should be straight forward when commenting on the news of national intrest. We want the tax payers to benefit on the use of the taxes that they pay.

    • Kodi mumalembazi amawerenga?or u r using a wrong forum to express ur anger. Infact am just positive, enjoying every part of my day .inu zikwiyani, 2019 ndizamvoteranso.

    • #macdonald alufeyo….how many government schools are free and how many people are getting loans from government(university students) without paying back..how many government technical colleges that are benefiting many pple with less fees than what they acquired,what are projects going on with your own tax…atangot tisiye kupereka nsokho ukunenedwayo kenako then all government materials and what ever tizilipila ndi ndalama yo

      Choyenera cithuco how many pple will afford goin to university,colleges,hospitals,cycling/riding/drivin on road to mention a few kma sindikuti govt simalakwisa koma muzitha kunena zabwino zomwe likucita(kuyamikirako)

    • ma gvt official aculuka ndi adyera heavy mwina ndalama zinagwisidwa ntchito njira dzina so dnt blame Him better we should blame ma official omwe amadya ndalamazo za anthu

    • no lets blame the whole dpp government cz they actually deserve the blame the government does not do us favours by building schools that is our rightful money working. jus for your own information

  52. Ineyo sindikuona chifukwa chogulira chimbuzi up to k65million yet anthu akuvutika everywhere ,munthuyu sakuyenera kufika 2024 achoke 2019 asanatipwetekese anthu wamba ife.Timapita kuchipatala kokapeza thandizo koma mmalo mwake tikumakangoonjezerako matenda ena .