Malawi President His Excellency Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika has disclosed that he proceed on holiday soon after attending the recent Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit held in the Egyptian sea resort of Shalma El Sheikh.
Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika was speaking at Chileka International Airport on Thursday soon after landing from his first foreign trip after his May 19th land slide victory.
In his speech, the State President said that like any other employee and human being, he is entitled to some leave every year but due to his busy schedule, he can not take a full holiday.
“As President of Malawi, I am entitled to 36 days of annual leave and these have accumulated to nearly 100 in the last 5 years I have been in power,” disclosed the Ngwazi.
He said each time an opportunity unveils itself, he takes a few days for leave in order to have a breather.
“You know I cannot go away on holiday for 100 days because people will then say I have run away. So every time there is an opening I take leave for two to three days,” said the President who was in a jovial mood after winning the May 19th Presidential and Parliamentary polls.
Thousands upon thousands of people swarmed the Chileka International Airport to welcome their beloved leader.
Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika, disclosed this in response to a question from a journalist who wanted to know why the Malawian leader rescheduled his trip from the previously announced date of return of 25th July 2009 to 30th July.
The NAM summit in Egypt was Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika’s first foreign trip after outclassing the opposition MCP/UDF Coalition in the May elections.
In the Presidential race, Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika got an overwhelming landslide victory over one John Zenus Ungapake Tembo.
Tembo, also popularly known in Malawi as Puludzu was threatening Malawians that if the MCP/UDF Coalition won the elections, he was going to kill Malawians who supported the Bingu led administration.
His closest ally, Bakili Muluzi of the UDF fell on the way side after he was stopped in his tracks by the Malawi High Court from raping the Malawi Constitution by standing for an unconstitutional third term of office –