Nankhumwa takes a swipe at Chakwera for planning to travel abroad amidst Economic woes


The Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly who is also the Democratic Progressive Party’s Vice President of Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa has taken a whipe for planning to leave the country for Egypt this weekend while the country is in Economic crisis.

Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change Eisenhower Mkaka on Tuesday during a media briefing held in the capital Lilongwe disclosed that the Malawi’s leader will depart for Egypt this weekend.

According to Mkaka, Chakwera will lead Malawi delegation to this year’s 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) which starts on November 6, 2022 to November 18, 2022 in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh.

However, during the press briefing in Lilongwe on Wednesday, Nankhumwa has called on Chakwera to stop his plans of leaving this country arguing that travelling to Egypt will deplete the little forex that the country has.

“When the President is traveling, huge amount of money is usually spent because a lot of things happen. Mr Chakwera is travelling too much, so government money is being spent, he should be in his office. He should be in his office carrying out his duties and trying to deal with the problems that are seriously affecting the Malawians.

“I reiterate, I request Dr Chakwera to stop all his travels to curb the expenses that are made sueing travels and also to have time to deal with the problems that are seriously affecting this country,” said Nankhumwa.

He also added that the President should reduce the number of convoys to reduce the fuel that is used when he is travelling as the vehicles consume fuel at faster rate.

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