Saturday, January 05, 2013

Malawi selling Presidential jet

 Malawi has finally taken a bold step to sell the presidential jet that was bought by the government during the reign of the late president professor Bingu wa Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) four years ago.

Although the former Malawi leader and his party defended the purchase many spoke against the purchase, including the current president Mrs Joyce Banda who that time was not in talking terms with the late Mutharika though she was the vice president.

The Dassault Falcon 900Ex French made jet is currently lying idle at Chileka international airport in Blantyre, Malawi since the current leader said she would not be using it because the jet is expensive to manage at a time the country is going through difficult times.

Mrs Joyce Banda ascended to presidency in April this year after the death of professor Bingu wa Mutharika

The jet was purchased at an estimated US$22 million and it was estimated that the jet would be draining no less than US$400,000 in maintenance costs.


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