24 August 2016 Last updated at: 8:09 AM

Mutharika’s government has become stubborn

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika’s regime dubbed as stubborn.

It might be a trait of the Mutharika leadership style but the government of Peter Mutharika is being accused of becoming stubborn, more like that of his brother.

One of the country’s human rights activists has accused President Peter Mutharika’s administration of being stubborn and failing to listen to dissenting views.

The activist, Timothy Mtambo of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) was speaking following Mutharika’s verbal war with Kamlepo Kalua over the former’s failure to fire cabinet ministers involved in a multi-billion Kwacha corruption scandal.

Mtambo said the current leadership is failing to demonstrate an example of good leadership and has stopped being accountable to its citizens.

He further wondered why a leader of the country could not hold his temper and goes exchanging words with critics as Mutharika did recently.

Timothy Mtambo

Timothy Mtambo says APM is not a listening leader.

“You can see a lot of governance challenges for the meantime. Accountability is one of the serious challenges the government is facing right now. For example you can see that some government institutions which got introduced to promote good governance are highly compromised for instance the Anti-corruption bureau,” said Mtambo.

He then condemned several incidents that have happened this year, saying they show that the current government is not listening and added that it seems there is no democracy in Malawi.

“The whole issue of students being arrested, death threats, the arresting of activists in the North as they were having a vigil and the most recent attacks on Kamlepo Kalua, all these shows that things are not working with the government,” added Mtambo.

The activist also urged all Malawians not to accept someone to take them to the back ages, saying they have to enjoy the democracy which they fought for in the 1990s.



91 Comments On "Mutharika’s government has become stubborn"

  • He is part 2 of Bingu,hence nothng is surprisng.He is th most INCOMPETENT of all.Keep on clapng hands fr him u BLIND ppl.Sayng th truth is BETTER than SUPPORTNG som1 wh is FAILING OUR COUNTRY.Supportng NOSENS CANT HELP US _NO PATRIOTISM.

  • Tinkanena ife anthuwa ndi amodzi angovala mask

  • Every thing is up side down.

  • Online news ya malawi24 ine simandisangalatsa olo pang’ono chifukwa chosowa chilungamo komanso their unbalanced news. That’s my opinion anyway

  • Online news ya malawi24 ine simandisangalatsa olo pang’ono chifukwa chosowa chilungamo komanso their unbalanced news. That’s my opinion

  • Malawians r fond of castigating their president and praise obama, I don’t know why?

  • Kingston’s aka no zeruiwe akumenyaanthu asa

  • Eric Mbewe says:

    Malawians have experienced bad politics since 1994 , politicians have prioritized poverty as an instrument to gain their living yet them there the ones who are struggling with life and they mismanage the heavy tax which is imposed to underprivileged citizens of the country in return they bullying them which is inhumane ,

  • All These Are Happening Just Because Of MBENDERA The Late!!!! We Are Totally Percecuting Because Of Him… We Are Stil On Fire Until 2019… Amalawi Tyen Tizasakhe Mwazeru..

  • Tidasankha molakwitsa pa mavote

  • That is a big problems. Lot of investors are afraid with adminstration similar to Mugabe stlye”i know everything”. Instead of development the ruling party is busy compaigning for the next elections. Anyone who raise a better point is supposed to be arrested. What kind of development is that? Lot of promise on election, but once in power its just bulling. For sure they are stubborn. Thats wil make donors and investor doubt on the future of their money. The number of pple running away 4rm home to foreign countries is increasing. Democracy is a word not action in Malawi. Kaya zanu izo rather stay in exil than current goverment.

  • That is a big problems. Lot of investors are afraid with adminstration similar to Mugabe stlye”i know everything”. Instead of development the ruling party is busy compaigning for the next elections. Anyone who raise a better point is supposed to be arrested. What kind of development is that? Lot of promise on election, but once in power its just bulling. For sure they are stubborn. Thats wil make donors and investor doubt on the future of their money. The number of pple running away 4rm home to foreign countries is increasing. Democracy is a word not action in Malawi. Kaya zanu izo rather stay in exil than current goverment.

  • To me I don’t see any problem because it is what Malawian voted for he is a good ruler

  • how many years did your prisdent have? looks 98 years,,,here in zambia we cant have a prisdent like yours nowadays,,,,,malawi wake up

  • Y did u choose such a foolish person

  • Xool ndi utsoleri ndizosiyana uyu ndiwophuZra koma utsogoleri mulibe palibe pomwe
    Tidavapo kuti adali msogoleri

  • Malawi 24 full of propaganda

  • Palibe amene angazafanane ndi Bingu ameneuja anali dolo

  • Savage will continue to be Savage even if yu transform

  • If every president is a stupid hu z going to be good to u guyz i think u are nosense malawians dats why u are blaming without nosense be senseless n u will die senseless as u are.let give gud xample if u are chease supporter u can’t appreaciate even u can see man u is perfoming gud coz u r chease supporter.#2 my blaming is going to malawi24 coz of full of shits stories u can’t go highier positiom like other news depertiment just compare urself to to news woo! Emberassing great mercy on u coz of poor informations u have.how much money did u get from opposition parties

  • kodi abale cant you write something different APM ?

  • But mr Mtambo what u could have done first first is to tell mr Kamlepo to tell us about the ministers said to have stolen the money.otherwise u and him should better shut up.

  • FUCK YOU ! MUTHARIKA IS THE BEST MAN

  • Who is stubborn? The government or Peter wa Muthalika????

  • kod malawi 24 ndindani ??no educative ,interesting onlymisleading stories why,,,

  • kod malawi 24 ndindani ??no educative ,interesting onlymisleading stories why,,,

  • Eeeeh abale boma lopanda ma pulani kkkkkk chimanga magesi madzi makhwala zofunika pa miyoyo ya anthu kulemphela kuzipangila pulani.

  • Eeeeh abale boma lopanda ma pulani kkkkkk chimanga magesi madzi makhwala zofunika pa miyoyo ya anthu kulemphela kuzipangila pulani.

  • Inheritancy prisedent,thats what wedeserve be

  • Inheritancy prisedent,thats what wedeserve be

  • Don’t even compare bingu was stubborn for gud reasons

  • Don’t even compare bingu was stubborn for gud reasons

  • the problem sometimes is not the presidency or these politicians but our managers at capital hill and in districts goverment institutions and parastatals and you the media and NGO could have done malawians if you would have taken them to task .we have lazy ,corrupt managers who are busy stealing funding thru workshops and shit paper work in offices across the country ,we have untouchables in various offices .who to blame ? Capital hill .take the Ps z to task .leave peter muthalika .aa good example is bwaira hospital .last month the DHO was transferred and the new DHO has started providing meals to patients .the former said there was no funding but the new dho is giving patients chakudya with the same fundding .so do we have to blame president for this .no but The Principal secretaries must wake up from deep sleep and start working by seeing what their officials are doing

  • the problem sometimes is not the presidency or these politicians but our managers at capital hill and in districts goverment institutions and parastatals and you the media and NGO could have done malawians if you would have taken them to task .we have lazy ,corrupt managers who are busy stealing funding thru workshops and shit paper work in offices across the country ,we have untouchables in various offices .who to blame ? Capital hill .take the Ps z to task .leave peter muthalika .aa good example is bwaira hospital .last month the DHO was transferred and the new DHO has started providing meals to patients .the former said there was no funding but the new dho is giving patients chakudya with the same fundding .so do we have to blame president for this .no but The Principal secretaries must wake up from deep sleep and start working by seeing what their officials are doing

  • I Thnk We Shud Act De Way Namibians Did Wait.

  • I Thnk We Shud Act De Way Namibians Did Wait.

  • let him do before he is done

  • let him do before he is done

  • kusiyana ndi mbusa akufuna kupha anzakeyu

  • kusiyana ndi mbusa akufuna kupha anzakeyu

  • Ben Mapepa says:

    Am not a politician but u malawi24 have revocked me to say something concerning ur boring page why can’t u write something that can entice investers to come in our country and develop it other than spending much of ur time castigating the head of state? What u shud know is that our friends out there spend much of their time polishing their gvt whist we are busy turnishing ours, malawian when shal we be patriotic?

  • Ben Mapepa says:

    Am not a politician but u malawi24 have revocked me to say something concerning ur boring page why can’t u write something that can entice investers to come in our country and develop it other than spending much of ur time castigating the head of state? What u shud know is that our friends out there spend much of their time polishing their gvt whist we are busy turnishing ours, malawian when shal we be patriotic?

    • They lacks focus,proffessionalism and ambition,amalawi kusauka kutipha ndithu komabe mwina asitha atate

    • yes ben ,instead of writting that malawi is the best destination of holiday makers and bird viewing or mountain hiking but busy with the president.

    • Can someone invest in country without electricity?

    • Ben Mapepa says:

      Kikikik zoona U know what brother I still have in memory the statement which the late mutharika aired out when he criticised malawi’s jounalists that what they were doing would not only bring disaster to mutharika but also to all malawians including themselves

    • Let’s fix malawi first

    • Ben Mapepa says:

      Sure dolo wa madolo

    • kuno timanyanya ndale daily, yang`anani our neighbours they are far away interms of development koma kuno after elections to the next elections ma daily papers 99 % front page its all politics. we can’t develop

    • amalawi cant go anywhere tinaledzera ndi nsanje

    • Politians, Presidents should give our journalists something to show off, to boast with in terms of development, integrity and transparency like what our neighbors’ politians r doing, unfortunately corruption z getting worse each and everyday and u blame journalists??

    • How can we polish a goverment which is not willing? Workng together without sidelining other parties is a way foward. Investors need assurence from goverment not community. Poor administration, nepotism, corruption, tribalism,racism are major factor killing Malawi. But if u tell the goverment u get arrested. Even USA Donald Truph said Malawi goverment is clueless. Donor want to hear change not arrests. That makes donor doubt. Rather secure finance and be transparance that wil attract more donors and investors.

    • michael u are a lier ndipo unaledzera ndipo umamva kuwawa ndi boma ili koma sorry the president is here to stay .for your information peter is trying his best ..donald trump does not even know the country malawi.for your information mr lier ,goverment is filling the silos with maize which is being bought ,new rooads in our cities are being constructed ,civil service is being paid without donor support and many more .your lies cant change the mind of malawians for the president no wonder he won from opposition

    • It takes a liar to identfy the truth. Go deep and know yo goverment. 1) we just recieve donation 4rm USA. Is that a lie? The money came becoz of hunger, is that a lie? 65% percent of bugdet rely on donation, is that a lie? Action Aid,Danida,EU, USAID, Worldvision are Malawian goverment, is that the truth? If they was no hunger why did u ask aid 4rm USAID? Is that a lie. Fees going up to 400% then reduce with 30% is that a lie? He can be there for good i dont care becoz i dont rely on hand out. I just feel for u. No basic rights to ordinary pple. Right to education, right to health care. Right to food. A goverment primary schoo 4rm grade 1 to std 8 in rural areas with 3 goverment teachers what do u call it. Put yo facts straight. Dont drink and comment u will **** kikk. Wake up and smel coffee.

    • am not a politician as well. can you polish something stubborn to polished? even a shoe, u mend it well before polishing and if it is stubborn to be mended ; why wasting time polishing.?

    • If u are honest then convince investor to open big companies. Sit there and wait i will employ u when u need a job.

    • Its time to choose leaders not politicians. Politicians are busy polishing lies while the leaders always thinking how to develop my country

    • Michael Why wasting Your Preciuous time arguing with DPP Cadets, They bark whenever the see even their own Shadows….kkk

    • Ben Mapepa says:

      No wonder malawi obtained its independence in 1964 but there is no change, with such type of people like mbembela and mkandawire I doubt if malawi shall progress kikikikik

    • Pple are hungry for change but the elephant is blocking the way.

    • Wilson Shamie is here to get what u say and run it to his superiors. The fb account look sketch. Check his profile no friends, no timeline. Dpp cadet.

    • am not a dpp cadet but a patriot . A malawian and nobody owns or sent me but i cant point a finger out of jeolousy to my president becoz of hate .those who steal should be arrested but you mkandawire hate malawi and you are not patriotic to mother malawi .love your party but put malawi first

    • Dont wait for foregn investors to develop malawi,its our duty

    • Pliz don’t tell me dat 1 is dpp cadet here, seriously I hate those headless pipo.

    • Mbwana i wil be honest with u. Pple are willing to take Malawi to a next level. All developments are politicalised that make difficult to get thru. Yes we are the one who need to start investing i agree. But we need embracement. RATES,TAX is above profit. And its only political connection which is gaining. Even they are not suitable for the tender. U bid a tender which is already issued to a Dpp cadet. What is that? I started on my own and i am working myself up. Then some1 frm somewhere want to reap where they have not even embrace. Malawi has lot of talents. But they are not given a platform to prove themselves. Political inteference is the issue here.k270billion donation to less than 20million food aid beneficaries. 20billion to feed 1 person is 1million. Do u eat food for 1million a month? And the rest where is that money going? Lets add k20billion for adminstration but stil the surplus money wil go to campaign. Pple need development, not campaign. Any opposition is a enemy and must be percecuted, then how are we going to build our small country. Difference of party,religious,tribe,race must be put aside and put our heads together to move Malawi foward.

  • Brotherly stubborness,thus worse traits

  • Brotherly stubborness,thus worse traits

  • Sten James says:

    A cow wil remain a cow no matter you can it in the house the behavior will still be of the cow

  • Sten James says:

    A cow wil remain a cow no matter you can it in the house the behavior will still be of the cow

  • beside stubborn has also poor governance and has recoded also as poor regime!!… this #munthalika_regime is deepening the country into a pit,,,,,, @1st malawi was better interms of financial bt as ov nw mmmmmmmmmmmm zimbabwe it’s better,,,,shame on you mr president

  • beside stubborn has also poor governance and has recoded also as poor regime!!… this #munthalika_regime is deepening the country into a pit,,,,,, @1st malawi was better interms of financial bt as ov nw mmmmmmmmmmmm zimbabwe it’s better,,,,shame on you mr president

  • Mulopwana his time will come to realise Malawians side with him.Nepotism,stubborn,arrogant,regionalism,cashgate cabinet ministers, uneven distribution of public development,etc

  • Mulopwana his time will come to realise Malawians side with him.Nepotism,stubborn,arrogant,regionalism,cashgate cabinet ministers, uneven distribution of public development,etc