Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Was President Peter Mutharika Fulfilling His Green Card Obligations?

Malawi's president, Peter Mutharika, left Malawi for the United Nations General Assembly in the United States of America on September 16, 2016. He returns home, via Kamuzu Intetnational Airport in Lilongwe, on October 16, 2016.
That is exactly a month after leaving Malawi, where he is needed most as the Malawi currency, the Kwacha, continues to tumble against other foreign currencies such as the South African Rand, the United States Dollar and the Euro, among others. Power outages have become the norm too.
But the worst part was the speculation that he was critically ill!
However, what was lost in the heated debate over the president's where-abouts in the United States of America, and the genuine condition of his health, was the fact that Mutharika stayed 40 years in the United States of America. His children are tgere.
But the most important part, which was overlooked in the debate, was the fact that he has a Green Card that obliges him to stay in the United States of America for a month every year. 
It turns out Mutharika stayed this long to settle that part of his obligation. Kwachas have been spent in the United States of America, and more kwachas will be spent until he arrives home on October 16.
It turns out he has played a game against Malawians and won.
As Malawian citizens got engrossed, and lost even, in the debate, he was busy meeting his obligation of a worthy Green Card holder.
From September 16 to October 16, that is exactly one month.
FINAL SCORE: President Peter Mutharika 1, Malawian 0!

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