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Energy Minister flags off five tankers carrying fuel donations to Malawi

Economy Energy Minister flags off five tankers carrying fuel donations to Malawi

ENERGY, Mines and Water Development Minister Chris Yaluma yesterday flagged off five tankers carrying fuel to Malawi as contributions towards the funeral of the late Dr Bingu Wa Mutharika.

Malawi High Commissioner to Zambia David Bandawe who witnessed the flagging off, said the burial for the late president remains Monday
April 23 at his farm, Ndanda in Blantyre.

“This flagging off being witnessed today is a mere donation towards the funeral arrangements of the deceased president. Yesterday 15
fuel tankers left and would reach Malawi by today morning,” Mr Yaluma said.

The minister said the exercise would take about a week to complete and would involve 50 tankers.

He said the Government would take full responsibility of all logistics and payments which would be incurred in the process.

“The Government is paying US$150 per tonne per kilometre, we have managed to clinch this cheaper source,” Mr Yaluma said.

Mr Bandawe thanked the Zambian Government for the donation, saying his country was faced with a serious shortage of fuel.

He said the donation symbolised the cordial relationship Zambia had with Malawi.

[Times of Zambia]

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52 COMMENTS

  1. Does Zambia produce oil? This is a wastege of resources,Malawi did not ask for help even if they did you show them where to source cheaper oil,you dont know what you are doing.

  2. Bye bye oil. Hello donation speculation. So are we finally saying donation or is this liable to change? Warm love to Malawians either way.

  3. how can we afford this????? somebody advise how much this is costing me, the taxpayer????? it is funeral quite understood, but you dont donate at precarious expense to your own….who has a calculator????

  4. I sure hope we’re not paying $150 per ton PER KILOMETER for transport! Corruption anyone?

    Truly, this whole donation stinks – throwing away Zambia’s good money to do what? To dig Malawi out of a pit their dead President dug for himself and his own country. Sorry, Malawi – I wish you well, but we have our own problems in Zambia that need to be taken care of first. 

  5. Why would Zambia be donating fuel when we don’t produce oil, not even Angola would give away that much of oil. Sata is becoming wasteful, Zambians are suffering and yet he wasting money on another country. 

    In additional to giving fuel worth 5 million dollars, the government is paying US$150 per tonne per kilometer….. what the hell..!!!!, do you know how many kilometers are between Ndola and Malawi? it is more than 1000 kilometers. 

  6. Quite reminiscent of the colossal scrifices Zambia made with respect to Rhodesia ( Now Zimbabwe) for many years only to reap the whirlwind! Malawi has more able neighbours within the SADC who can afford to flood that country with oil without feeling a pitnch! Zambia acts rich when it’s pathetically poor.

  7. Plunder! This is unbudgeted for expenditure by these monkeys. These pathetic fools will have to be billed for this when they are out of power. This is utter rubbish.

  8. Malawi does not need help to bury their own
    . If Michael wants to be president of Malawi let him migrate.

  9. Why flag of a donation for a funeral? Or, why flag off tankers carrying fuel to be paid for? Cheap publicity indeed.

  10. atase imwe ba PF *****, mwaamba ukutwala oil yandi ku malawi imwe ****. ine nine PF but nakana ifi, kanshi ba malawi ngabaliisa isendela abene beka imwe ba mumbwe. the prices of fuel are still high in Zed and you’re busy giving away

  11. I smell a rat am sure this fuel has just been sold to Malawi and we are made to believe its a donation.Plundering has just started

  12. This is a no brainier, how is five days supply of fuel going to help Malawi, transporting the stuff will prove to be more costly…Mr Sata that’s why you have the Ministry of Transport…its there to assist you from making such daft decisions…the President likens this donating firewood at a neighbour’s funeral house.This will only encourage corruption in Malawi as this fuel will be sold over there at the pump.
     

  13. @ Rod, do u know how offensive that monkey word is? Pliz mind ur language for once. If u want to criticise u can do that constructively. Here in Europe racist use that word to all black people my friend, the likes of Eto who was on the reciving end while in Spain will share the burden. Pliz grow up! For the issue of fuel am not sure ,abit confused.

    • Just get lost. I do not belong to a tribe and therefore l can’t be tribalist. So shut up! You pathetic fools are behaving like monkeys. This donation is a clever way of stealing. You have a govt of monkeys! Period!

  14. come 2016, “Commission of Inquiry” on
    Fuel donated for the Funeral of the late Prezident of Malave.

  15. Malawi has a fuel shortage not money shortage. Zambia would have instead sold malawi the fuel rather than donating. Will malawi in turn donate this fuel to its citizens or will they sell it??? If they sell it, they will have more than 100% profit(despite there being no capital invested)

    • Tell that nonsense to the women giving birth on the floor in Lusaka. It is only a fool who would support this stupidity.

  16. Which ever way you analyse this, it is corruption. No wonder the forex reserves are dwindling. And why is the so called opposition so quiet over this daylight robbery by these monkeys?

  17. I think $150 per tonne per Kilometer is not right. it would be too expensive. those trucks are 30 tonnes each. so you tell me that to move one truck just for a kilometer you would pay $4,500? at the current rate, that is ZMK 23,400,000 !!!! reporters please verify. What is the distance to Malawi from Lusaka? if it is a 1000KM are you telling me that we are going to pay 23 Billion per truck on transportation? multiply by 50 tankers? that is ZMK1 trillion. I honestly think the figure is not right. The honourable minister can not allow that.

  18. This is a new way of stealing, once the fuel is sold the Malawian ‘represenative’ will then have to take a cut and pay the rest of the money to Ukwa’s account.

    Now we are talking millions of pounds here into Ukwa’s pocket, the rest of you have to foot the bill through taxes, bakolwe!

  19. ONLY A NOBLE CHRISTIAN ZAMBIAN WOULD APPRECIATE THIS GESTURE.

    NO VEHICLE OWNER HAS COME OUT TO SAY HE OR SHE HAS NO WHERE TO BUY FUEL. WHY THEN SHOULD WE FELL TO GIVE IF THEIR IS BOUNTY.

    YOUR EYES ARE TAINTED WITH THE MMD’S 20YRS OF TREACHEROUS RULE IN WHICH ZAMBIA WAS ACCLAIMED TO BE A POOR NATION BUT MADE THEMSELVES RICH BY POCKETTING EVERY PENNY INDIVIDUALLY.

    THIS IS A TRUE CHRISTIAN ATTITUDE WHERE ONE GIVES FROM THE LITTLE HE OR SHE HAS.

    PROUD TO BE ZAMBIAN ESPECIALLY IN THE REIN OF MCS.

  20. ONLY A NOBLE CHRISTIAN ZAMBIAN WOULD APPRECIATE THIS GESTURE.

    NO VEHICLE OWNER HAS COME OUT TO SAY HE OR SHE HAS NO WHERE TO BUY FUEL. WHY THEN SHOULD WE FAIL TO GIVE IF THEIR IS BOUNTY.

    YOUR EYES ARE TAINTED WITH THE MMD’S 20YRS OF TREACHEROUS RULE IN WHICH ZAMBIA WAS ACCLAIMED TO BE A POOR NATION BUT MADE THEMSELVES RICH BY POCKETTING EVERY PENNY INDIVIDUALLY.

    THIS IS A TRUE CHRISTIAN ATTITUDE WHERE ONE GIVES FROM THE LITTLE HE OR SHE HAS.

    PROUD TO BE ZAMBIAN ESPECIALLY IN THE REIN OF MCS.

    • then you are a big stupid ***** we dont have money for this why are you pretending to be rich robbing a poor employee like to pay taxes for these malawians as ig they will ever look after you. i am ashamed to be zambian and you nachula i hope you have money in your stupid pockets!

  21. It is not a natural disaster that happened in Malawi. The death of an individual does not warrant this so-called donation. It makes no sense when many of your own people are dying everyday from chronic hunger.

  22. Can we stop this Zambian mentality of always looking to somebody else to help another?What is wrong with donating this oil to Malawi?You are the same people who condemned the late Chiluba when he made donations to the flood victims in Mozambique some time back.
    Listen to this carefully;Giving is an attitude.You don’t have to be a citizen of the west to give to the needy.Why do you think some of us are loaded? We give and it has been given to us in good measure,pressed down and running over.So keep your K1 to yourselves and enjoy your week end.

  23. Luke 6:38
    Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

    • l do not care about your hypothetical white man. I am only concerned about the monkeys who are ruining the country! 5 million dollars is a lot of public money to give away for a burial. Even levy,s funeral did not cost this much. This is typical monkey behaviour by these pathetic fools. You hated him when he was alive but you go out to show your fake kindness when someone is passed on! And you do this by using tax payers money.

  24. No 32 Pippa mutarika was a big dictator whose death is celebrated in malawi it is not the same as chiluba donating to poor people affected by flooding you silly fool

  25. RE: Donation to Malawi 

    5m litres of fuel = USD$ 5 million 
    Transport          = USD$ 2 million

    RE: Donation/funding for Zambian

    Hospitals.     = Nil 
    Schools.       = Nil
    Job creation = Nil

    Fuel reserves?
    Loyality to who first? 
    Who is more of a priority, Zambia or Malawi?
    Goodwill starts at home. More money in peoples pockets?

    Shame on PF!

  26. What a great honor for Zambia to be a part of this! Some fools above enjoy to see “Donors” give Zambia this and that but are crying for a positive contribution that Zambia has done to struggling neighbours such as Malawi! Zambia has given before to the liberation struggle and this is just a small portion for any fool to condemn! Thank you Zambia! The same way we wished the Donor Cmmunity could do this or that is the same way Malawi feels and as the Bible says it more blessed to give than to receive! Also give and it will be given to you, a good measure, pressed together, running over!

  27. @city go back to sleep. With all the giving Zambia has given where are the blessings in return. Fool!! Do you not see poverty in Zambia. You mean blessings in other peoples pockets who enriched their lives through corruption and stealing through dubious deals. Iwe wake up. Ati also give and it will be given to you. Your thinking is distorted. Take a walk in the compounds, take a walk in the hospitals, ask civil servants how they are living, ask the orphans what life is like on the street, ask those who are infected with HIV if they can afford their medication, ask the children on the street who have no food to eat, no warm bed to sleep at night what life is like. You pompous git. You know nothing and understand nothing. You just know how to talk with out thinking.

  28. This petrol has not been donated. These criminals have stolen it from Zambians. It is going to be sold in Malawi. Michael and his friends will pocket the money. The defence minister Godfrey is the one who has been contracted to transport the petrol to Malawi. These are criminals and no amount bible quotations will change these people to saints.

  29. @city Ati…. What a great honor for Zambia to be a part of this! Some fools above enjoy to see “Donors” give Zambia this and that but are crying for a positive contribution that Zambia has done to struggling neighbours such as Malawi! Zambia has given before to the liberation struggle and this is just a small portion for any fool to condemn!

    @city Is Zambia not struggling to give civil servants a decent wage, feed the nation (cost of living is going up – is it not?). How much chibuku did you drink before posting! You not normal man. Pls just go back to sleep.

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