Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda is under fire by the UN Malawi office over his false statements regarding the UN Secretary General’s meeting on Sunday night.
Chaponda when asked by members of the place as to why Ban did not meet President Mutharika or the Vice President Saulos Chilima, his response was that Ban Kimmon called him personally for the meeting and thats why he came to meet the UN boss at KIA.
The remarks angered UN Malawi officials who confidently told Malawi Punch that the minister lied, there is no way the UN Boss can call him direct, Malawi as a member state of the UN has got offices here and anything to do with UN goes through our office not as the minister said.
They further said that the coming in our boss was a sign that something burning took place. Our office informed the President of Malawi Peter Mutharika about the visit and it pleased him to delegate Hon Chaponda with reasons well known to the President.
When asked about what actually transpired during the visit, UN officials just said the message was given to the President of Malawi through the minister and it will be up to the government to be transparent to share with the country, but the notable issues is that of hunger, the former President of Malawi Dr Joyce Banda and democrancy.