Nankhumwa is minister of information. And this type now tells the press that the Malawian President needs a jet. We have been through this before and that jet has been sold for good reason. Not only does the Malawian population need to know that their leadership is not wasting their money on useless luxury, also donors need to be shown a prudent government. The current zero-aid (not really zero-aid) budget is not working. Bills are not being paid, salaries are being paid late if ever, development projects are non active, and government is borrowing left right and centre at ridiculous rates, which we, the people of Malawi, will have to pay! And because government is borrowing all the money that is available, not any of it is available for private sector growth, which is what this country needs more than anything. Now, an extra huge expenditure of tens of millions of dollars in buying, but more tens of millions of dollars in maintenance and running cost are going to be heaped on us, the people of Malawi. All money that needs to be borrowed on top of the money that government is borrowing anyway. Too much, and all for the luxury of a President. While over half of the country lives on less than a dollar a day!
We need donor money and we need it fast, this is taking our country down the drain.
There is just one little up switch to this story: it comes from Nankhumwa, and since he lied about CCTV footage of the previous president, her Excellency Joyce Banda, we know that he is a confirmed liar. With a little bit of luck, this jet story is also lies, like he has lied before. Long live the lies of Nankhumwa.