Mutharika contradicts himself

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President Peter Mutharika says Malawi will suffer if people continue to neglect the environment, a contradiction to plans set by his administration to extract oil on Lake Malawi which experts say will result in the extinction of fish which is the primary source of proteins for the country.

Peter and Gertrude Mutharika

Mutharika: People destroying our natural resources are trying to wipe us all out of existence

Mutharika, who presided over the 2016 National Forestry Season launch in Ntcheu today, said practices that are a risk to the environment should be treated as a crime against humanity and the people degrading the environment prosecuted for trying to ‘wipe’ the people of Malawi.

“People who go on rampage, destroying our natural resources are trying to wipe us all out of existence.  Such people must face the law and be treated with no mercy” directed Mutharika whose government gave a green light to multinationals to explore oil in readiness of extraction.

He added: “Natural resources are what support our existence on earth. We cannot take our natural resources for granted. We cannot take our existence for granted. For this reason, we have no other choice but to conserve our natural resources. Either we do that, or we perish from the face of this earth. Our fate is that we shall all suffer if we neglect our natural resources. Let us join hands to safeguard the environment”.

“God gave us our natural resources to use them and look after them. Yet, everyone has gone on the rampage of our self-destruction by degrading the environment. And there are only few who care, and listen to the sad cry of nature all around us!” lamented the Malawi leader.

Environmental experts have issued a stern warning, saying plans to extract oil on Lake Malawi will annihilate the world’s 5th largest body of fresh water and make its water a danger for human use.

The experts who include local activist, Godfrey Mfiti, say spillage from oil extraction will kill fish, the primary source of proteins in Malawi. This, the experts warn, threaten the existence of millions of people in Malawi who rely on fish as their main relish. Over 80 percent of fish in the country is sourced from Lake Malawi.

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  1. walemba nkhaniyi samatha, issue yozala mitengo ndiina how is it contradicting to oil extraction ife tinamuona akuzala mitengo but i have never seen oil extraction yet. why do you compare zoti taziona and the idear born in mind of people ……chair had of oil extraction koma sanaipanga imprement same Bingu had the same i dear but was not imprement same as peter that idear in his mind but has not been impremented. How can you mislead people to say bad about someone who has done no long instead of yourself not comparing facts and an idea.

  2. aaaaaa ngati pali kamupani yofuna kukumba oil munyanja ngayikumbe,,,,,,,palibe vuto,,,,,,,kukana kukumba oil ndikupusa,,,,,,,,,,,,somba sizingathe zose chifukwa shaft si yetenga malu akulu,

  3. This is the most wasteful person I have ever seen. U must listen to people man. Most of the people in the country they are depending into it man. U have got nothing to offer to people to make them to find an income

  4. Mtolankhani Mbuli, Wokomenta ena Mbuli, Dzulo President Mutharika amakamba za Kusamala Environment (kapena kuti, Zotizungulira!!!!) Sanakambepo za mafuta Opezeka Kunyanja ayi! Tazilembani zombe zalankhulidwa panthawiyo Osamabweretsa zomwe inu m’mafuna kuti zikambidwei!!!

  5. Ngati mukufuna ndalama pangani zandalama maiko ena kulibe nyanja koma nsomba zimapezeka salima zimbe koma shuga otchipa kotero ngati mudapeza mafuta pangani zamafuta

  6. There’s one thing that I know,and its the fact;changing the president in malawi won’t change malawi’s situation

  7. My fellow Malawians, why are you deliberately misinterprete almost every speech by our own president, you have been talking about hunger situation in malawi yet you aware that this is due to lack of rain last season but you are blaming the president on this. Be careful God is watching- Chauta amandikonzela chakudya adani anga akuona.

  8. aaaaaa ine ndavumela nazo zimene akunena President wa kodi somba mmene tinayambila muja ulimi wasomba koma chowoneka boma lamalawi palibe aaaaaaa better tilowense zina tiwone kuti utha bwanji umbawi wakwatuwu

  9. Malawi24,the issue is not about mining or extracting oil but environmental degradation.Do not provoke people’s minds towards negativity with the president.

  10. That’s totally stupid idea! Leave the lake as it is! What difference Malawi ll face when u start oil on the lake? U r stealing enough from tax payers, now u need oil money? Very poor management of the gvnt!!

  11. Amalawi kudana ndi chitukuko. You mean oil extraction is bad? Do we really know what we want? Don’t t we see economies of oil exporting nations, the gulf nations? Let us take issues of national importance at heart to reduce our economic burden/dependence from donor nations

  12. Peter Mtharika knows nothing about Malawi and can’t tell me anything that I don’t know.He is only trying to ruin Malawi and leave the people on perpetual poverty.We don’t want oil leave the fish alone.

  13. Bingu a Malawi siopusayi they r the ones who put u on that seat so it’s better u respect what they say about our lake ,being a first citizen of the country doesn’t mean you know everything

  14. kodi mchifukwa chanii pa upresident pamakhala nkhalamba zoti zatsala ndizaka zochepa kuti zilisiye dzikoli? zili mu mmalamulokapena kuti president azikhala wazaka 70 chakuti??? some one pliz tell me

    • People need to balance up things. Is Malawi going to be first country to extract oil from water basins. We are simply fearful for nothing. How do we develop without extraction of our natural resources? Better die in poverty bcoz we are afraid of loosing our god given assets. If you don’t understand some of these things better ask and you will be knowledgeable and wise.

    • They are new system of machine if the oil spill, government can not plan something that doesn’t have plan b. Everything it works with positive and negative. Do we have any other ways that can boost our economy to develop, tizidalila mvula but national population growth rapidly, molimaso mukusowa nthaka yidaguga, no money to invest irrigation system so that fellow malawians should develop themselves.

  15. Ife talovi takana tawesi ndimu tileleya ma banja ngidu tawesi. Zamkongo cha apa petala. We busu la president wawva ko waja. Muzakoyo wakhala nayo pa mbali sukumuwona kt akusutsa nawe pa menepo.. Kmnso ndamene akuyenekera kukha prezdent otsati iwe petala..

  16. Imeneyo Ndiye Itinso Nanga? Ngati Mtengo Wouma Ukutulutsa Madzi Kuli Bwanji Wauwisi Utulutsa Bwanji? M’malo Mopeza Njira Yotothonzera Mtundu Wa A Malawi Kuti Usafe Ndinjala Ndiye Mkumakaima Pamtengo Wa Bluegum Kuti Amalawi Adziimire Pawokha, Asakadzibvotera Yekha Bwanji Padzana Panja?

  17. anthu akumalawi ndimadabwa nanu presdent akupanaga zinthu zowanyasa anthu mamilion mmalo mopanga zithu zoti nalonso boma liziwe kuti apa anthu alusa ngati mmene amapangila mayiko amzathuwa tamangolila mmimba basi mmalo moima poyela kuti boma linjenjemele inu mulibe zimenezo mumangodikila yamweyo ndie muziti madala madala ziko mkumaonongeka ndimunthu m’modzi inu muli nen’ya khani zoyakhulila kubawo kapena kumalo palibe malawi sazasithanso tazingo buulan

  18. now I can see that people who are not highly educated are wise ones,the likes of bakili they know how to rule the country properly not these I see nowadays spent along time playing with books but for nothing,president okanika kusiyanisa kuti phala ndi liti nanga msima ndi iti kkkkkkkkkk professor hahahahahahahaha.

  19. Peter iweyo ndinakuwuza kuti ukuchepa nazo nanga bwanji lero apa si ukukwatira mamuna zanu ine ine ndinati bakiri ndipatali nanga mukutani apa ndiyetu zimenezo zanu muli nayeyo Ali ndi poti mungalowesepo mboro ameneyo ine kikikiki kuona a president Kukwatira Mwamuna mzawo zinthu zatani????? Nanga a Peter Mutharika gay gay gay bakiri yellow udf boma

  20. kulimbikira za oil akufuna kuba ndalamazo basi sikuti pali chomwe chingasinthe ayi zingakhale zolowa m’matumba mwawo basi ….zachamba eti osakumba oil wanuyo kachasu eti.

  21. Bwana musayekeze kupanga zomwe mukuganizazo ,kodi mukufuna kupha ana ?choti muziwe nyanja ya Lake Malawi ndichuma chomwe mulungu anapereka kudziko lathu ,takutoperanitu tayerekezani muona muyenda othamanga inu ngati mwatopa nyamukani muzipita komwe munali .kodi inu ntundu wanji wathu ?iri mbeu tikanangoka zinga,

  22. Vuto losankha nkhalamba. Nzeru za u lawyer zinatha kale nde anganenenso chani chanzeru? Vuto a malawi mumasankhira chuma ndi kutchuka not manifesto. Nditati ndiimire si mmene anthu angandinyozere ati afuna oziwika.

  23. Nyanjayi tikudyelera tonse koma za oil zanuzo muzadya owerengeka owandikila ku chifumu.ILekeni nyanjayo,tikapeza kanganyase tizigulako kamcheni nkuotcha.Za kauniuni zija zotsatila zake munatiuza ?Suja mmalengeza kuti tikaona ndege tisathawe.Nde zili pati ?Pano mutipinde ya nyanja kenako phiri la Mulanje kenako ife amene timweredwa madzi.Chabwino palibe MAVIHO basi.

  24. Leave our malawi alone kumuzi was light where we’re u on that time we can’t suffer we grow up in that way of suffering so don’t bring nkhondo in malawi .ulibe nzelu wango kula mutu wanva .where’s MR from Bk pliz do something God love you’re malawi don’t give them a chance again .nzulu zopusa wanva

  25. Ha ha ha ha ha it is all politics,,, just read the coments below,,, politics… Ndale zakumalawi? Ha ha ha we have an ill definition of democracy,,,, i cant see any constructive coment apa… Even the caption above is erroneous,,, ndukumvetsani a malawi,, these are what i like to call the rotten fruits of multipatism,,, iiiiiii tatiyen tiphunzire how to argue on a specific topic not ma falacy ali apawa

  26. Ha ha ha ha ha it is all politics,,, just read the coments below,,, politics… Ndale zakumalawi? Ha ha ha we have an ill definition of democracy,,,, i cant see any constructive coment apa… Even the caption above is erroneous,,, ndukumvetsani a malawi,, these are what i like to call the rotten fruits of multipatism,,, iiiiiii tatiyen tiphunzire how to argue on a specific topic not ma falacy ali apawa

  27. Malawi24 mulindivuto,Why against this gvt transformation agendas?U will never prosper with such habits.Learn 2respect our leaders.Its 1president@ atime&if u are willing 2rule this country please,your time will come.Ambuye akhululukire onse omwe safunira zabwino dziko lino&achotse chimzimu chinachilichonse chonyansa mdziko muno.Amen

    • Iwe ndimunthu oipa uwuyu zimene ukuonazo2 anthuo zikuwapweteka mmitima mwao chifukwa chiyambileni sanabwelepo ndifundo zotukula ayi koma zoononga And akukaima poyela nkumanena kuti kuno kulibe njala chosecho dziko lilironse likudziwa kuti anthu kumalw akuvutika tikudziwa kuti sionse amene angakhale alipatendele komano panopa olira akuchuluka anthu ankayembekezera kuti awona kusintha penaso nkumati bola malemu aja ndie mapemphero anuo muziona mbali zonse tikumava2 zikuchitikazo

  28. When making comments we must think first that we are sons of God. Democracy is there, but we must also think about humanity and share positive comments. Base line
    is we are in Malawi and we will remain Malawians.

  29. kkkkkk koma kunyasaland chnachlichonse ndale ndye kt maiko momwe muli zitsime zamafuta azitsogoleri ake samakamba zotsamala chlengedwe koma kunyasaland mavuto alpo ndthu

  30. Leave our land of malawi like how it was and how it is, that procces of oil extracting in lake malawi is gonner bring problems to our good water so malawi is avery small poor country if we gonner puliute this water where other source we can find good water for whole country

  31. Mumavota basing on regional lines pano Mavuto akukwapula kwambiri ambirinu musova chimanga chikudula kwambiri region yodziwa kuvota simunati mudya umajority wanuwo