First Lady is not Vice President – Malawi government

LILONGWE (Malawi Democrat) –Malawi government had clarified that the First Lady Callista Mutharika has not been appointed the country’s vice president.

Media reports were rife that the President’s wife is now Vice President after Nyasa Times and Maravi Post cited an the official government website which listed her clearly as vice president.

But government spokesperson Patricia Kaliati, said though she did not see the website handled by Ministry of Information, the First Lady isn’t the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi.

“I have not seen the website myself but I can say that according to government the First Lady Her Excellency Madam Callista Mutharika is National Coordinator of Maternal, Infant and Child Health and HIV/Nutrition/Malaria and Tuberculosis,” said Kaliati.

The Information Minister said the webmaster of the official government website may have made an error.

She however said if there was popular view to appoint the First Lady to the position of Vice President because of her “good job” government would consider that.

Since becoming First lady, Callista has taken a number of Vice President Joyce Banda’s role.

CALLISTA: Paid salary for charity work

First Lady receives a monthly sum of over $7,000 for doing charity work as a coordinator of safe motherhood.

 

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  • Koma Inu

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    May be the government made an error to pay Callister for charity work? Are they going to correct that as well? Just checking.

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  • mdk

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    hahahaha kwenu is back

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  • Simeone Chidzoko

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    This is a stupid government, you will keep correcting yourselves, why is her name on the cabinet list, the stupid whole president professor did not know that that was against the law. Last time it took Trevor Chimimbas intervention for him to remove her name from that list, and this time, when people are really angry, you put her again and then you ask why Malawians are angry with you. Why is his wife on our cabinet list, her job is to brow him and cook his food. Why does he give Malawians reasons to get angry everyday. he doesnt know how angry we are? Zopusa ife zakuntoso sitikuzifuna. Why does this president aggravate Malawians. He is the worst President ever. Munthu wa standard six managed this country better than this retarded senile president. Tell the Presidents wife we want all the money she has stolen.

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  • James

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    People who perform acts of charity are not paid for those acts, if the First Lady Her Excellency Madam Callista Mutharika is being paid $7,000.00 a month, a huge sum anywhere, what exactly is she being paid to do?

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  • James

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    The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is not paid by the government. She has a staff, the staff get’s paid, she has an office, it’s in the White House but she doesn’t get paid. Why would the First Lady Her Excellency Madam Callista Mutharika be paid?

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