We are not here to praise your govt – Mutharika told

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Journalists in Malawi have hit back at President Peter Mutharika over his sentiments that the media is to blame for the negative stories in the country.

Speaking at the commemoration of John Chilembwe in Chiradzulu district yesterday, Mutharika faulted the media for tarnishing his government’s image with negative stories.

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Ndanga: The media’s job in the country is not to praise his govt.

The Malawi leader urged journalists to report positive stories citing community colleges and tarmac roads achieved by his government.

Mutharika also faulted other critics saying they are making him “face resistance” while governing the country.

But Chairperson for Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi chapter Tereza Ndanga has lashed at Mutharika saying the media’s job in the country is not to praise his government.

Ndanga added that the role of the media is to be a “watchdog” by providing “checks and balances” to the government in a country.

She further urged Mutharika’s led government to put more energy on the areas reported to have been badly performed.

The Malawi media has reported high corruption cases in the country, a development that has angered partners who help Malawi financially.

Recently, the Millennium Challenge Compact announced suspension of funding on energy over corruption cases that have marred the sector.

But Mutharika downplayed cases of increased corruption under his government saying it is the perception on corruption that is increasing.

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  1. I love the way u does ur work Ndanga….sumaopa pachilungamo ; u alwys say the truth….adzipita kwawo wa green card uyo

  2. chimawawa chilungamo kkk malaw Ali pamoto 1rand == 58,33kwacha Look about Zambia nw guys? mvuto pa 100 kumalaw amabapo 90kwacha kkkk kutha kuyakhula bax

  3. Ndiwo mwano, utumbwa, mumaononga dziko kuti mukumenyera ufulu wa anthu akumudzi koma palibe chimene mumathandizapo.Mumafuna othandiza dziko asiye kuti mudziwike omwa tiyi ndinu. Shame on our irresponsible journalists!

  4. Ndiye kuti boma silikupanga zabwino olo ndichimodzi chomwe? Zimadabwisa atolankhani amangolemba zomwe boma likulakwisa basi. Nkuonatu nkulu wamakhumfu akulamulila kumangalande uja amatinyoza anthu osayamikafe.

  5. Reportiing the negatives is the only way to sell out,,,,,people are more intrested in the negatives so dont mind these journalists

  6. Most of Malawian there mind are currupt,so no one is wright ,U fight war that u will never win only talking nonsenses to ur leaders,what u gonna achieve after aday,since ur children ever relatives are surviving using govt,Be man when u talking

  7. Apulezident akunena zoona dziko muno muli zambiri zabwino zimachitika kma atola nkhani salemba zimenezo azikhala balanced osat nthawi zonse zoipa anthunso ngat nzika amafuna atamaziwa zitukuko zomwe boma lawo likupanga osamangokhalira politics ngat inu atola nkhani nde simuli corrupt

  8. Apulezident akunena zoona dziko muno muli zambiri zabwino zimachitika kma atola nkhani salemba zimenezo azikhala balanced osat nthawi zonse zoipa anthunso ngat nzika amafuna atamaziwa zitukuko zomwe boma lawo likupanga osamangokhalira politics ngat inu atola nkhani nde simuli corrupt

  9. Journalist Alwez Write What Is Happening On The Ground,its Difficult To Write Positive Things When Corruption Is Stil Taking Place,mind U They R The Ones Who Exposed The Maizegate Scam By Your Trusted Cabinet Minister George Chaponda.Keep The Fire Burning Journalist.You R Not Cadets

    • Mind U Its Not Everytin Jounalist Reports Happens On The Ground. Zina Nzongopeka Baba. We Also Have Politicians In These Jonalists

    • PAKUTI BOMA NDILIMENE LIMAPANGISA ATONKHANI KUT AZIGWILA NTCHITO UNDER DPP ASAGANIZE KUTI ONSE NDIYANDALE NEVER NDIPO ASANATI TILEMBABE CHILICHONSE CHOTI ANTHU ACHIZIWE

  10. Ndakhala ndikunena mobweleza bweleza kuti apresident awa sadabadwire ku malawi sanakulire ku malawi ndipo sakhara ku malawi chifukwa zonse zomwe amayankhura zimakhara zosemphana ndi malingaliro awanthu omwe akuwona zomwe zikuchita ku malawi ndipo ndatsimikiza kuti paja munthuyu ndi mzika yakwa America

    • U Mean Everytin APM does is stupid? isnt he doing something worth to be praised? a malawi timazindkla kt munthu ndwabwno pamene watichokera, ndnaonera pa Bingu. Uyunso Akachoka We Wil Say Bola Peter Uja Anali Bwno.MIND U NOBODY IS 100%perfect

    • Ts gud that hav known ur cadet.No wonder kuombela mmanja zopusa hav u eva seen a country run by generators to produce electricty?? Now tel m wch other president dd this stupid thing?? Hav witnessed o de regimes u tel m wat i hav seen wth ma naked eyes. Tel ur #Bwampini that h z worse prezdent Mw eva had

  11. The President didn’t ask you to praise him, what he asked you its tru, sometimes you must learn to write positive things, he didn’t refuse that he make mistakes, but sometimes he is also good in other things!

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