Malawi govt turned down by Botswana
By Amalawi - Tue Mar 12, 9:39 am
By our Reporter,
Lilongwe, Malawi: The Botswana Government has officially turned down a request from the Malawi Government to allow State President Mrs Joyce Banda to fly with the president of Botswana Ian Seretse Khama. The two presidents are expected to attend a summit for African leaders in the United States of America.
The trip is currently being organized by the authorities in Malawi who are trying their best to minimize the travel costs. Since auctioning the presidential Jet last year the authorities at the Office of President and Cabinet in Lilongwe have been asking the hosting countries to provide the president with transport whenever invitations arrive. Most corrupt and rich African presidents in Africa have provided the transport without an explanation to their own people and country.
The Botswana government is one of the best run government in Africa and indeed in the world. On receiving the request from Malawi it immediately sent a letter of regret to the Malawian authorities. This is the lowest embarrassment Malawi has reached in recent years under the leadership of President Joyce Banda.
The Malawi government has a state of the art official presidential jet which was bought by the Bingu wa Muntharikas government, the purchase of jet did not please some western governments. On Assuming office presidents Joyce Banda auctioned the Jet in order to please western donors who themselves use presidential jets. President Banda claimed she wanted to sell the jet in order to raise money to assist poor people in Malawi.