Dzuka Malawi: We need Kamuzuism, abit of Magufuli and Binguism to save nation

His Excellency the Life President Ngwazi Dr. H Kamuzu Banda, DOF, Mchikumbe Number 1, Nkhoswe ya Mayi Number 1, Mkango wa Malawi, Messiah , Alidzi etc etc, had one thing I liked, decisiveness and making sure everyone was alert on what he need to be done. At a rally in Mzimba in 1983, a Cabinet Minister, apparently a Tonga (no hate for my smart brothers from the Lake including Ada Banda Lucky in the USA, Ada Kasambala Ralph at Zomba and Ada Kaunda Vuwa at State House), wore a white suit. When the Minister went to give instructions to Youth League guys and was coming back, The Ngwazi noticed and asked Regional Chairman “who is that musician.” Knowing exactly what the Ngwazi meant, quickly, the Regional Chairman rushed and instructed the “Singer” to disappear and dress appropriately for the podium.

President of Tanzania Dr John Magufuli engages in press-up at a rally

President of Tanzania Dr John Magufuli engages in press-up at a rally

How many of our politicians do we even know, if they even know, what they mean from what comes from their mouths, principles and characters? How we have lost touch to being statesmen to competing with criminals and crooks for the position of “state-conmen” of course to be gender sensitive “conwomen” too.

From the art of statecraft to art of “state-concraft” invented in Malawi. See a conman on Facebook posing with politicians every day. Some put on dark glasses like Jamaican mafia. Everyone for himself and God for the rich and powerful is what our society has become.

This week I found myself at a podium with national cartoons we see on MBC TV. I was honoured to be seated behind many of those we term to be “Honourable.”  One Minister was asking his friend, “kodi chimanga ukanali nachobe, undisungile 400 bags ayise ndikagawe kwathu month end zikavutisisa,” I don’t remember the response, but I was shocked beyond comprehension by the conversation by Ministers, freely discussing maize hoarding. Either when you are in power, you become so blind to reality or surely gluttony just makes one arrogant to everybody’s pain.

I remembered Kamuzu the genuine Ngwazi, the Ngwazi Bingu and the new kid at Taifa State House John Pombe Magufuli.

You see, with Cashgate, Kamuzu the genuine Ngwazi, despite that he himself was the richest with money from our “gifts”, he could have summoned Parliament, enacted a law and moved in swiftly to arrest all those mentioned or suspected to look like to have grown bellies with cashgate money.

Some would have ended up “meat for crocodiles” while many could have been forgotten in Penu, Mikuyu, Ndzaleka and Zomba prisons. This nonsense of dramatizing cases where thieves are proclaiming innocence and blaming “someone” who sent me could have not happened.

If we need to save Malawi today, let’s do a bit of Kamuzu. Let Parliament convene and enact a law that make all cashgate proceeds state property. You see Kamuzu did everything legally. For miniskirts he had indecency Act, for writers he had something like Seditious Act and for confiscating your property he had “Forfieture Act.” The old Kamuzu never did anything illegal, he followed the laws he enacted.

So I dare Malawi Congress Party whose figures have presented as transformational leaders, I dare the Democratic Progressive Party which claims to be leading a Government to restore “integrity, hardwork and patriotism” , I dare the United Democratic Front and its Agenda for Change philosophy and I dare the Peoples Party which proclaims its innocence over cashgate. Lets do a practical service to Malawi.

Convene Parliament to enact a law to confiscate all cashgate related accounts and properties, imposes 5 year sentence to anybody whose account and signature received cashgate proceeds and finally ban from politics or any public position anybody related to cashgate. The matter will end the same day the bill passes, then we move on.

2013 to 2016 we are losing millions if not billions paying lawyers to do a circus in court. No justice will come out for those that died due to lack of drugs or those that failed to get treatment at hospitals. Let’s do a Kamuzu.

Any political party or parliamentary seat whose campaign was greased by cashgate proceeds should be banned from politics, seats declared vacant and bye-elections conducted. Very simple, we will only have clean politicians and everybody will stop looting and using it in elections.

After the Kamuzu way of ending cashgate, let’s do a  Magufuli  Hapakazi slogan for every public service sector and even private sectors. Bosses or top henchmen in all institutions should earn dependent on how they work, not the titles. Many Malawian bosses are presiding over collapsing companies, departments and ministries.

Principal Secretaries still are flying, some zig zagging in the air, when their departments are almost closed for lack of finances. Companies can’t even pay dividends while bosses are claiming bonuses for nothing, literally bonus for losses. Onl  in Malawi.

Now for a Magufuli, three things, all Government printing should be done by Government printers and the supplies for stationery the same. PVHO should be Government garage and most of the services should be applied online. This is part of the easiest reforms that can be ordered in a day.

Here is the real Magufuli way, cut Presidential convoy to four, one Police escort, one presidential, one back up and bodyguards. Stop lining poor Policemen and women in streets for hours, they don’t serve any purpose. If Obama did that he would have been singing “Hallelujah” somewhere. Stop this security comedy.

The fifth vehicle can be motorhome. For traffic clearance have five motorbike riders, they will rush and block a road or junction as the convoy is three to five minutes away and overtake it for the next road. Stop the one hour plus stops which serves nobody anything, if it’s the prestige of the office it is drowned in insults and hisses of pissed motorists stuck for hours end when the Police close roads.

The Presidential vehicles should be a Mercedes Benz and a 4X4 VX back up. That’s enough.

Then for Cabinet Ministers sale their useless TX’s, let’s do with brand new  Toyota Camrys. These are cheap to maintain and can survive any road. If they want 4×4 to get to constituency let them buy theirs from their duty free cars allocation and free loans they don’t pay back.

PSs let them drive Toyota Avensis, the same with senior officials have a corolla. Four cars per department’s ideally one minibus, two corollas and a 4X4 should be at the pool. Removing the obsolete and large number of vehicles in civil service I am sure can cut operational costs by 30 to 40 percent. OS’s spend all their times in garages making deals to milk Government. I have been an OS in six Ministries and I know the trade.

Magufuli says, “This is a public service not a gravy train. Anybody who came here to make riches should quit and join the private sector. All ministers and senior statehouse officials are here to work not to seek obscene opulence.”

Finally, in trying to save Malawi we need some Binguism in our blood. Believing that Malawi is not poor but ourselves. We have poverty of mind, people who don’t want to work but to receive free things. Friends  who survive on begging. People  who specialize in insulting the President while failing to transform their own homes and supporting their own families but drinking every day. Urbanites who plan cashgate and disco night outs every day. Yes that’s what we are today, every one of us full of excuses and no one taking personal responsibility.

Bingu would do what others can’t do. Subsidies and make sure the fertilizer reach poor not Indians getting rich out of it. Dream in colour and tell a Whiteman off. His daring dream and spirit is reflected in MUST, Hotel in Lilongwe, Parliament and even roads for Chitipa and Ntchisi. I don’t believe the stadium when we can’t win any sport was a wise investment for USD90 million. It’s a misplaced loan, a blue elephant!

Now if we want to save Malawi we will do what Kamuzu did. Enact laws like Access to Information, Declarations of Assets, Political Parties Act and Constitutional reform and then shoot all cashgators or lock them without trial confiscate their properties. Then we will make sure public service is a service not a gravy train as Magufuli would say and finish with the Bingu train. Combine the three recipes, Malawi will be the African Taiwan, Singapore or Switzerland in ten years.

But no, Hunger, Disease, Envy, Gossip, unambitious, thieves, witch hunters, witch killers, gay advocates and haters, thieving prophets, albino killers, court destroyers, baby manufacturers, cartoon politicians, rude Ministers and mob-justice deliverers we are. I cry for my motherland!

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34 thoughts on “Dzuka Malawi: We need Kamuzuism, abit of Magufuli and Binguism to save nation”

  1. Winston Msowoya says:

    Singing so- called Kamuzuism to day? With all those killings,detaintions,tortures,humiliations, dictatorship,tribalism,kleptocracy and neo-colonialism,still some idiotic Malawians adoring the frankeinsten’s monster in 21st century? Something egregious is wrong in their heads they better see brain specialist because it is beyond comprehension a normal person could fall a prey of the obnoxious Kamuzuism.What expressive is there? A person with active minds can really contemplating Malawians become servile of a misleading ideology? What we are seeing today is that people are struggling to cut the chains of serfdom which have been the cause of the present political malady.We must not be looking backward,but forward.Dzuka Malawi must not exhilarate political quiescent in order to bring in the system that made Malawians political lepers of Africa and laughing stock of the world.ONCE BEATEN,TWICE SHY.Our task today is to build a scrupulous democratic underpinning that in turn,would safeguard the political future of our nation and for the generations to come.Kamuzuism has died as its master.The people of Malawi will not for thousands of years to come,forget what they passed through for 31years of slavery.WAKEUP!!

  2. Heinze says:

    The author of this story has some guts indeed……ndakusilira. Keep thinking positively……big up

  3. Ujeni Phiri says:

    Very true, we need to engange gear 7 otherwise we will talk and talk and talk to no avail.

  4. Zondiwe says:

    Malawi cannot be termed an agricultural country because the government has not developed a cadre of commercial farmers. The country is shamelessly depending on subsistence smallholders using antiquated methods of farming.
    As long as this continues, we have no future for agriculture in Malawi.
    The government should intentionally identify and support people who want to venture into commercial farming, like the colonial governments supported their demobilized soldiers after WW2. Look at Zimbabwe, Kenya and other places.
    Our politicians have been preaching that we are an agricultural country without really developing serious agriculture. What a oity.


    The problem here is the greedy CSO who fight with the bingu’s and the kamuzu’s in a quest of human rights. ever heard of that in Tanzania? the people there are patriotic even the media no wonder they are developing. only until the so called CSO and their colonial masters stop this shit then we do have the Kamuzu seed in the country

  6. kaka says:

    Tindale take ta mtundu wanji ta ku MALAWI tosavomereza kuti zinthu siziri bwino??

  7. visulo says:

    walemba iwe akayambile iwe kukuponya ku ng’ona za Kamuzu wakoyo

  8. zigwetsa says:

    president wathuyu sangakwanitse physical exercise ngati yamzakeyu. cardiac arrest ikhoza kumpezera pompo.

  9. syroc says:

    shokodido can’t you see that the current leadership is claiming the lives of many a malawian due to its stupid and frivolous policies. why is the govt delay dalying in addressing maize crisis in the country? don’t you think this is massacre and that the people up there are answerable? they had better stood at the ICJ by now!

  10. syroc says:

    the incumbent leadership cannot do sush a move to enact the law to end cashgate once and for all. this is so because the citizenry knows this regime is clueless and the president is not sure wheather he is or is not involved in cashgate grafts.

  11. Shokodido says:

    My dear Rudo,

    This article has missed so numerous points. Remember we are in democracy and Parliament cannot enact laws which infringe other people’s rights. Secondly, remember Kamuzu was a dictator and killed so many Malawians as you have narrated in the story. For instance we have the law in place which is against gays and lesbians, look what is happening to the law.

  12. Saunders Jumah the Utopian says:

    As long as thieves stealing from the state are not punished, Malawi is on the path to self destruction. A country that fears thieves because they are leaders and political gurus will never develop nor progress.
    If we are to make Malawi a tiger economically and socially, we have to save our country by taking broad and tough decisions.
    The article above should be the bible for Malawi. Let us take and heed to it will we be able our coubtry from these thieves who pretend to be leaders when they are Mafias.

  13. Cheka cheka says:

    Though Hastings Kamuzu Banda layed some strong and sustainable foundations like ADMARK Markets, Agricultural Schemes in all the districts whch are viable to sustain them, but it does not mean Malawians did not have hanger and stave for food during H K Banda, i remember in some years like in 1989, when we had eratic rainfall, ADMARK could not supply enough maize. Hastings Kamuzu Banda had his shortfalls, interms of governances, and these freedoms were not there, which ended up killing Kamuzu critics. However, HK Banda layed some gud agricultural structures which need to be embraced by all the in coming leadership unfortunately Bakili Muluzi destroyed them all even thought of comercialising the well established ADMARK, shame to our so called leaders who only knows to destr-oy what is already established. Bakili Muluzi destroyed our country. Bingu Wa Mutharika had gud vision but the problm he fail to raise the already established Agricultural Schemes, instead of resustaining them, he let them die and opted to start his own Green Belt, instead of adding to the already, he wanted his name to glorified by introdu cing his initiative there by joining Bakili Muluzi destroying or killing the HK Banda’s initiatives of Agricult-ural Schemes. Malawi needs continuation of what other leaders started. The incubent president seems not to have any clue becoz he only got into gvt to finish what his late bro left, he was enjoying stealing when his bro was ruling. He is enjoying the Road Traffic Direct orate funds, becoz MOVESA is reporting direct frm RSA to the president what the RTD has collected every day, its why they are using RSA people to make sure that Malawian Media doesnt get that infor

  14. Mzika OMbewe says:

    Hear,hear,hear excellent writting Tariro keep the fire burning.The State President needs to surrround with himself some genius like u,in your writtings you clearly love mother malawi.You dont just criticize but come up with brilliant solutions,his excellency appoint this genuis as your executive advisor now,now not bootlickers who are misleading for their benefit only.

  15. Zondiwe says:

    What will it take to dissuade you from glorifying despotic rule as exemplified by your so-called Kamuzuism?
    Remember that Malawians voted Kamuzu and MCP out of office for what they did. Kamuzu’s dictatorship and despotic rule.
    We must bring in efficiency and accountability within a democratic framework, and not yearning for past dictatorships.
    Forget about Kamuzu and his cruel reign of terror. Let us now concentrate on humane rule, based on a democratic dispensation. Do not take us back to the days when the Party of death and darkness was in power.

  16. patngwira says:

    This guy is a bomb! Can our leaders check this out plzzz!

  17. mameeee says:

    i agree with you on the security issue.. these people amayenjeza. its not lyk kumalawi kuno one could wait for convoy ya president kuti afufwambe lyk we see in those James Bond movies….sitinafike pamenepo…its jst a waste of money ,,,eish

  18. 2016 welcome says:

    A Chilima wakulemberani framework ya reform mzanu osati masanje anu aja.

  19. Mr Tithandizane says:

    Reality & Truth can easily transform our nation to better!

  20. OB says:

    this guy is a marvel. wise leadership tips… i follow you

  21. Patriots says:

    I agree.100000000%.

  22. Bololo says:

    Hear hear hear. Indeed shoot cashgaters for economic sabotage and scrap the gravy train. Look at poverty levels all around us in this country. We call Lilongwe, Blantyre etc. cities yet they are just glorified villages. Overgrown with Maize gardens ngati kumudzi.
    Our so called leaders travel abroad every other month and come back home without learning a single thing about developing this country.
    All they want is a chauffeur driven 4 X 4 negotiating it’s way through a forest of poor pedestrians and bicycles, what a make believe life.

  23. mashego says:

    very sound but….

  24. bwamnoni says:

    Wel writen. I like it.

  25. john banda says:

    which kamuzu are we talking of. The Clueless guy who did not allow anyone to talk about such issues otherwise akankuponyera ku ng’ona

  26. tozer.tsono says:

    Numbers 11:4-6 The weak people had a craving for the old days soon they had the People of Israel whining, “Why can’t we have meat? We ate fish in Egypt—and got it free!—to say nothing of the cucumbers and melons, the leeks and onions and garlic. But nothing tastes good out here; all we get is manna, manna, manna! Greed and Nepotism are the reasons you get poor and corrupt leaders. Malawi is in trouble because the electorate is dumb. They choose leaders who offer nothing but leave an even bigger hole after their term of office has ended. Banda did it, Muluzi had no better results, and then Bingu followed, and so on. Just don’t forget the light you saw in the dark rule of past leaders in the troubled economy of Peter Mutharika. The key is to hold each citizen and leader accountable

  27. skopion says:

    kkkkkkkkkkk koma yaa …wabaya kkkikikikkkkkk

  28. mpoloni says:

    I absolutely agree with you brother. Sometimes I wonder where my country is going. Sad.

  29. Chithope says:

    Ur right the writer and am encouraging u to write more in order help these clueless readers.

  30. All4ks says:

    The gist is taken. No excesses but we have a very embecile and lost president. Too embarrassing.

  31. a well sensible articulated story.keep it up.

  32. Kondwani Bowazi says:

    Learn some sentence construction and know what u are talking.

  33. joe says:

    Some sense to be digested ?

  34. Kanyimbi says:

    Hahahaha! Good writing.

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