BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)–United Nation Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s plane abruptly landed at Kamuzu International Airport in the capital Lilongwe Sunday night after running out of fuel.
Minister of Information Communication Technology and Civic Education Patricia Kaliati confirmed of the development in an interview with ZBS saying it was one-hour stopover en route to South Africa where the UN secretary General will attend HIV/AIDS conference.
President Peter Mutharika swiftly sent agriculture minister George Chaponda and scores of police for the security of the UN chief.
However, social media is awash with reports that Ban Ki Moon stopped at KIA to have a talk with some of the Cabinet Ministers under President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.
But information minister Kaliati said Ban did not have a scheduled meeting with any government official.
“President Mutharika sent the Agriculture minister just for protocol, to be with him when his plane was being refueled, they did not hold diplomatic discussions,” said Kaliati.