Saturday, January 30, 2010

Malawi govt. to cough K16 million for Calista Chimombo's trip

President Bingu wa Mutharika left for Ethiopia to attend the African Union summit at which he is largely expected to take over its chairmanship from Lybia's Muammar Gadaffi.
This must have been good news for Malawians, but reports from State House officials indicate that government will cough a whopping K16 million in accommodation costs for First-Lady-In Waiting Calista Chapola Chimombo, just because the former Tourism Minister has had the luck of happening to be Mutharika's next wife.
State House officials said part of the chunk will also go towards Chimombo's allowances, despite the fact that she is yet to wed the president.
Observers have been left wondering in what capacity Chimombo is having a free cake of tax payers money, when she is not yet officially engaged to Mutharika.

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