wa mutharika.jpgMalawi President, Bingu wa Mutharika has warned donors and some newspapers in the southern African nation over their inaccurate reportage of the situation in his country.


Speaking at an agricultural fair in Blantyre, the Malawian President reminded donors and some newspapers that the country is not run by them, but by him.


He dismissed a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) study printed in a local paper, which said his country faces a food crisis due to crop failure.


He also warned aid donors against providing local newspapers with intentionally falsified reports.


President Wa Mutharika warned that he will be forced to close down the donor community’s newspapers and threatened to expel donors who misrepresent information.


Despite improved harvests in Malawi, the report, backed by the British government’s Department for Overseas Development, says an estimated 1.5 million people need food aid.


Political analysts have hailed President Wa Mutharika’s speech, saying it was long overdue, especially in matters where donors and foreign funded newspapers continuously peddle lies that demonize sovereign African nations and promote Western interests in a

continent that fought hard to rid itself of imperial domination.


Contrary to the report, Malawi has recorded a good harvest and will export maize this year.