Better Malawi is possible in 2015: Nyasa Times New Year editorial message

The year of Our Lord 2014, which has just gone by, will go down in our national collective memory as one when some ruthless and evil-minded Malawians connived and decided to screw us all of our hard-earned tax in a conspiracy and plunder dubbed the Cashgate.editorial op

The year will also remembered in our history books as one in which the democratic aspirations of Malawians were mercilessly crushed under the weight of the mismanaged and chaotic elections that gave a still birth to a government whose legitimacy will always be questioned.

But Malawians are a resilient lot and thank God the nation rode above the two blight spots of 2014 and can now look to 2015 not with trepidation but with hope and courage for things to be better.

We, at Nyasa Times, can only wish Malawians all the best in the New Year and make a solemn promise to contribute to its national development as we continue our role to be the searchlight of society for its sustenance and well-being.

Ours is a pledge to continue this role that journalism has placed on our shoulders and one which we carry with stoic pleasure and determination knowing the difference it makes in the democratic processes of our beloved nation.

To our leaders in the DPP government our message is simple: Our people have suffered enough and they deserve a break in 2015.

There are a lot of evils that beset out nation in the year just gone by and caused excruciating pain in the wrong place for our people.

They range from blatant tribalism lamely justified on DPP’s popularity in the Southern Region to living in an economy that is tanking due to the withdrawal of donor aid as a result of the selfishness of few evil individuals who thought lining up their pockets is more important than using taxpayers’ money to buy aspirin for our grandmothers in the most of rural Malawi.

The general infrastructure is a constant state of disrepair and most of it needs attention. School children especially in primary schools in the rural are still learning under trees in this day and age and that too needs fixing.

Our hospitals have of late become mere waiting rooms for death as they have no equipment and drugs to cure anybody and that too is a long held problem whose solution has evaded our leaders.

These are a just a snapshot of the problems that Malawians have had to live with for the past 50 years and no leader or set of leaders have decisively dealt with.

But 2015 offers a chance of a new beginning and new way of doing things and the Peter Mutharika administration has their work cut out for them. Our hope and that of Malawians is that they are up to it and time will tell.

We wish you a happy New Year.

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Fwefwe fwee athe ziyenda

Alarmson kamamga

chabwino a Peter awerenge zimenezi

Has it occured to you writers on this topic that while APM may want to resolve cashgate quickly ;there are tools of the govt he has to use like the courts, the lawyers, the law itself to make sure that fair and honest trials are held. Why do you people think this man simply because he is the president can manipulate this machine to work to his speed? The bloody judiciary is on strike for heavens sake! The man has no money to hike their earnings and yet he urgently needs them to be working on cash gate! Does it… Read more »
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A Better Malawi in 2015 is very very very possible indeed!!! However our political,civil,religious and traditional leaders have a crutially vital role to play in this by instiling a sense of right purpose and direction into our national leadership. To move forward,Malawi needs a genuine fusion of all those constructive opposing views from all the political and apolitical citizenry nationwide. May I humbly ask President Peter Mutharika therefore to,once, rise above mere party politics and take up the rightful noble and fatherly role he is yet to manifest to the expectation of Malawians regardless of his political background and affiliation.He… Read more »
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Indeed a lot of things need fixing in this new year. We have seen how slow cashgate has been handled. It is doubtful if at all we shall see justice. But I have a suggestion going forward this year. By now we all know all cashgate suspects either from official reports or other investigations. Another side of law states: “guilty until proven innocent” For a long time we have applied only the law of…..innocent until proven guilty. Remember the ‘occupy whitehouse’ campaign? We must also occupy the cashgate suspects houses, businesses, vehicles and bank accounts. This way without wasting further… Read more »

When they are acquited the Government wil spend taxpayers money repair and replace all assets damaged during the violent occupation plus all money abused. What is the logic here?

Big brain

Iwe kasi hi Inuyo osapanga contest bwanji ndi kusintha Zinthu very myopic


Malawi lacks unity…our leaders are all the same..atsankho…adyela…achiphuphU…i mean all of them rulling n opposition.


The government is being run by an illegitimate government therefore nothing can improve. The DPP owes Malawians 92 billion which German government has provided funding for forensic audit but I bet we will get to end of year without any progress. If anything that money will be stolen too.


The elections were organized by pp administration mining pp was worst administration ever they also presiding over the worst rooting of taxpayers money ever

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