Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ngwazi Mutharika goes to Brazil, USA, holiday

His Excellency Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika inspecting a Presidential Guard of Honour. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Lucy Liponda

Malawi State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika has left the country for Brasilia, Brazil for a three-day state visit.

Ngwazi Dr Mutharika left the country through Kamuzu International Airport in the administrative capital, Lilongwe.

He was seen off at the airport by a mammoth crowd led by the country’s Vice President Madame Joyce Banda, cabinet ministers, senior government officials and senior members of the diplomatic community among many others.

Speaking to journalists soon after inspecting the Presidential Guard of Honour, the Malawian leader said he was on a state tour of Brazil at the invitation of that country’s head of state, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

“We have been long time friends and he invited me to visit his country,” said the Ngwazi.

Dr Mutharika said that whilst in Brazil, he is expected to discuss with his counterpart a number of issues including bilateral relations between the two countries, agriculture, communication and manufacturing among many others issues.

“Our friends in Brazil are more advanced in the manufacturing industry and Malawi expects to benefit a lot from this country,” he said.

The State President disclosed that on his trip, he will travel to Miami, United States on Friday the 13th of September where he is expected to receive his Medal of Glory award from the Democracy Foundation for Africa.

On this honour, Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika had something to say: “I am being honoured for doing a lot in Malawi. At least some people outside Malawi are able to see and appreciate what we are doing.”

The President then said that from Miami, he will travel to New York for this year’s United Nations General Assembly where among many other issues, heads of states will discuss global issues including, food security, international security, monetary matters, global warming and climate change.

Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika then disclosed that from the UN General Assembly where he will stay from the 20th to the 27th, he will leave New York and proceed on leave for two weeks.

“I am disclosing this deliberately because sometimes you press men keep on asking me why I have delayed returning home. I am therefore going on leave after New York,” said the President who was in a jovial mood.

Dr Mutharika said that after the May 19th Presidential and Parliamentary polls he needed a rest.

“I deserve a holiday, I have worked very hard for you I think you can afford to give me a holiday for two weeks,” he said.

This will be Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika’s first international trip to the United States after winning the May Presidential and Parliamentary elections will a landslide victory that people have dubbed Tsunami-Malawi Digest.


  1. U deserve a holiday bwana after the tiresome work of transforming the nation we wish u nice trip to both USA and Brazil.

  2. Ngwazi Ngwazi chani apa...I used to love this guy. But of late he has become too nepotistic!

  3. What is nepotism?If there is a man who is against nepotism is Bingu.look at minister from all sectors of Malawi.Nanga madala anu aja ankatani?Worse still ankangotenga anthu osaphunzira.Pitilizani bwana ntchito zanu zabwino,hape holide.

  4. Ayenera kukapumadi, Alomwe oyang'anira dziko maudindo akulu akulu achuluka. He is in safe hands now.

  5. nice holiday Mr President, we wish u well during the holiday.