Now at stage of being rich man – Nankhumwa giving out cash handouts

BLANTYRE (Sergio Genti, Malawi NewsNow) –Local Government and Rural Development Minister Mr Kondwani Nankhumwa has said he has moved from a stage where  he has nothing much to show for when he was  an employee of Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) years ago to being a wealthy man, saying life has stages.

Nankhumwa was reacting to  reports that he has been reported to Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) over  a donation he made in his Mulanje Central constituency.

He  was recently queried by commentators to disclose the source of funds for the donation of an ambulance, 300 bicycles and two motorbikes he made to his constituents.

“Apart from being an MP or a Cabinet minister, I have a right to run businesses just like any other Malawian. I have a radio station, Mzati FM, which is doing well businesswise. I also have maize mills, among other businesses.

“It is, therefore, too illogical to conclude that Nankhumwa cannot afford this and that, only so and so can. It is high time Malawians rejected this disease of looking down upon others.

“There are people who knew me as Nankhumwa, an employee of MBC [Malawi Broadcasting Corporation], with nothing much to show for. But people must accept life has stages; we cannot all go through the same stages and we must humbly accept realities this life offers.”