Dzuka Malawi: Who will save Malawi from ruin, greedy politicians

Malawi is a nation that needs serious soul searching. 52 years after independence we really have very little to show for it, we have a nation full of poverty, full of hyenas and with the worst type of greedy politicians.Dzuka Malawi

Our politicians drive the most expensive cars, claim the highest rates of salary, benefits and even duty free status while hard working small scale businesses as skinned alive by corrupt and greedy MRA officials and other agencies such as Immigration and Department of Road Traffic.

We see one company MOVESA dominate corruption, we all pretend to justify it instead of questioning if this is the value for money for the country. We are disgustingly corrupt and hopeless about it, we seem we accept the status quo.

Look at Immigration Department, people go to work every day, if they put heart to it and processed even just 100 passports a day, those ugly waiting scenes outside could not be there. But our corrupt, fantastically corrupt systems accept that as the norm.

Look at hospitals, if Nurses and Doctors started serving patients at 7.30am at OPD nobody would be at a queue and they would be having their chats by 10.00am, but we accept it as normal to stay at hospital whole day just because doctors and nurses were busy chatting.

The opposition one has nothing to write home about. They are busy reshuffling shadow cabinet, busy beating each other and chasing each other at rallies and for Reverend Chakwera his most remarkable protest was the need for his new Toyota Prado TX. Since he got it, good salary increment they are now busy developing a protest movement not a Government-in-waiting.

Imagine if Chakwera had opted for a cheaper Toyota Corrolla for his official car, he could have scored simple votes with the majority Malawians now suffering from high taxes and customs duty that is stifling small scale trades living on cross border business. You even wonder if Anti-Corruption Bureau exists.

MCP should rebuild its structures, hold fair elections across the country and call for national convention. Real leaders who want to solve problems call for conventions and challenge their challengers to a vote, that’s democracy. If Chakwera wants to be a strong and legitimate leader let him call for elections across the MCP structures and set date for convention, it will be one of the best parties. There is history in MCP, Gwanda Chakuamba despite all his defects used to call convention every year to silence John Tembo, of course he lost one and was out of the party. Viva Democracy.

If you look at  the other opposition, Peoples Party. Its spokesperson ken Msonda decides to mock Dr. George Chaponda exile years as being a “kapilikoni” or a traitor for having run away from Kamuzu Banda’s killing machine. The value of human freedom and dignity should have seen Msonda being asked to resign from public office. But we are a nation that accepts mediocrity as normal and never want to confront it. We are good at resting in our bums until its too hot. Msonda’s remarks about Dr. George Chaponda, in whatever context are an insult to those that were ejected from their own homeland by greedy Banda and cohorts.

Malawi belongs to all of us. If you do not think one tribe or people or anybody is worth to be Malawian, let’s start with you, leave my motherland alone, go wherever you can.

Look at the UDF. A party,  a former ruling party in its own shadow. No direction, no relevance and as prophesised kutha ngati makatani, swallowed by greed, run by personal comfort and now almost extinct like dinosaurs that kids born in the 1990s think UDF was there before the MCP.

Then we have the ruling party. The Democratic Progressive  Party. Nothing  progressive and no visible democratic credentials inside the party system. The fight is obvious, a beautiful manifesto, strange implementation criteria of priorities.

If you ask people of Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya and Zambia where they will be in five years, they will tell you the personal and national direction. For us we have no idea, no direction.

A nation which glorifies  convicts and defend them. We defend criminality, we condemn the poor hyenas and clap hands for libidious politicians and others looting our state coffers. We plot sex attacks, circulate gossip against innocent people and even plan laughable assassination plots.

We are still pursuing Dr. Cassim Chilumpha for a fantasy case we created that he wanted to assassinate Late Bingu wa Mutharika when we all know its politics. We are trying hard to drop Dr Muluzi case because we tainted with politics, yet we have cashgate cases we don’t want to pursue.

Our priorities are wrong, our souls are full of greed, jealousy and hatred. Our thinking is myopic and no vision and no direction really as to what we want to be in next five, ten or twenty years.

Dzuka Malawi, we have been short changed by ourselves, our choices. We clap hands for useless leaders and cry when they reap us all. Dzuka Malawi we need to start talking of our country in real terms, what we want ourselves and our country to be. We are in ruin, we are faced with greedy bosses in and out of Government. From next column , how to improve each department.

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10 thoughts on “Dzuka Malawi: Who will save Malawi from ruin, greedy politicians”

  1. Winston Msowoya says:

    Malawi where it is today,primarly is because of the failed leadership based on ethnicity and tribal affiliations that have gutted our nation for 52 years of independence.The so-called leaders,as soon as they are catapulted to power by the people’s votes,the first priority is to amass unprecedented wealth and grab absolute powers and finally,render the national Constitutions null and void.In Malawi today,there are bloody simpletons who strongly believe that Banda brought CHITUKUKU in the country.What chitukuku? In fact,he was the genesis of CORRUPTION in Malawi.Soon after Self-government in 1961,the British colonial government offered Nyasaland 5million pounds(Br.Sterling) then,one of the strongest currencies in the World.Surprisingly,Banda’s first priority was to build the Sanjika Palace which caused pandemonium between him and Kanyama Chiume,Dunduzu Chisiza and Masauko Chipembere who maintained that the funds could be directed to building a hospital in Lilongwe that could also cater for the people of the North.That was a brilliant notion.Banda did not listen to the advices of his most capable Ministers of our time and went on to say that,the funds came from his purse.Look the way the rogue misused public funds in leading motorcades from Nsanje to Songwe for the so-called crop inspections wasting millions of dollars of public funds.So in Malawi to day it is the continuation of poor foundations.As of today,the worse case scenario is the worsening of corrupt leadership entangled in the tribalistically oriented leadership.The 32 years of the MCP rule,has in actual fact,played a devastating role both economically and politically and if people take the Kamuzu Palace and Sanjika as part of development,I strongly beg to disassociate myself from the narrative.However,Banda and the MCP created the economic environment to benefit largely,Banda himself and few of his satellites while the overwhelming majority of our people were left to fend off for themselves.The people of Botswana inherited poor economy when the British left,today the nation of Botswana has built the strongest economy in the continent,the reason? Botswana has created top notch leadership,tribalism is a curse,unity has deep roots among the country’s citizenry and aboveall,corruption is anomalous which puts Botswana a distinctive nation in Africa.Interestingly,Botswana is the only country in the continent to provide free and decent health care and educationally,from primary school to university levels,is free.The rate of unemployment is drastically low at 10 percent while in Malawi the rate is astronomically high at 85 percent.What a shame? As yet we are steadily and fastly on the verge of becoming a “FAILED STATE” and eventually,creating a MAN EAT MAN SOCIETY,so help us GOD.

  2. Boko says:

    God had given you Dr JB to save this country from economic collapse. Unfortunately, people, for whatever reason that has nothing to do with good governance, decided to defy God’s plan and voted for something else. Lero ndi izi. mukulira. So what exactly do you want. You think MCP will help this country? Forget! MCP is Malawi’s foundation for poverty. Nobody wants to talk about what Malawi has missed in Dr JB. All we hear is Chakwera this, Chakwera that, DPP this, DPP that. Malawi is doomed. If God cannot save you, no one will save you.

  3. Abit says:

    Munamuona mwenye ali corrupt or in Cashgate scum. They are very corrupt free community hence noone questions their riches. I am fade up osamanganso Indigenous Malawians okudya ali phee kumatiwalira ma galimoto opuma. Usilu a Malawi.

  4. mukhito says:

    Our biggest misfortune is that fate elected a hyena into presidency. Every thing else is an effect of this

  5. Nyasaland says:

    It’s not that complicated, the government in power (DPP) has failed to govern period! Let’s not find excuses.

  6. EViews says:

    Why singling out Chakwera for a cheap corolla and yet ministers, advisors, etc are driving in VXs? So much mixed feelings in this article and somehow misdirected. Much as I agree on many points, attacks on Chakwera are misdirected and irrelevant. MCP politics are in no way connected to the deteriorating standards in Malawi.

    1. Chititimbe says:

      And I quote: “MCP politics are in no way connected to the deteriorating standards in Malawi.” Are you sure? I don’t agree with you. MCP politics has betrayed this nation a lot. MCP was supposed to bail Malawi out of this fire we are in, by defeating UDF, DPP and PP governments on ballot paper. But how can a party that is at war with itself defeating any other government on ballot paper? And here are you blind supporter of MCP saying “MCP politics are in no way connected to the deteriorating standards in Malawi.” Really?

      For your information, MCP has been at war with itself since time immemorial. During Kamuzu, MCP politicians were busy outdoing each other so that they should be Kamuzu’s favorite, instead of being busy developing this poor nation. After Kamuzu, MCP has continued to be at war till today. Remember the Chakwambas, the Kate Kainjas, the Chris Dazas, the Chafukiras, the Abel Kayembes, the Felix Jumbes, the Jessie Kabwiras, the Tati Mpakati, the David Chiwanga, the Chisizas, the Aaron Gadamas, etc. The list is endless.

      Iweyo wandikwiyisa kwambiri. Do you really know that MCP ruled us for the solid 31 years? What did they do for Malawi, relative to what other leaders did to their respective countries in the same one party system of government? Just go to Nairobi and see what Mzee Jomo did to his country in the same period and with the same political system.

      Don’t say that statement (MCP politics are in no way connected to the deteriorating standards in Malawi) again. Tamvani?

      Let us not be lazy with thinking (The Analyst).

      1. EViews says:

        Well, you can’t blame MCP for failing to defeat UDF, DPP, PP, etc. Blame the blind voters who are hell bent on voting along ethnic lines than policy. Another point to consider is the credibility of elections and our constitution. We saw MEC warehouses being set ablaze, election results announced at dawn within the high court premises by a questionable judge. You can’t say MCP didn’t put up a good fight. But rather the mindset and the set up stood against MCP’s way.

        Almost in all political parties there are squabbles. The late Bingu fail out with many of his cronies, including JB just to mention. JB had her own within PP. These are internal. Within DPP we heard a cabinet minister ordaining life presidency to the incumbent. Clearly a bone of contention with those aspiring. In ANC in South Africa, internal divisions are nothing new. Even in US, we read of DNC vs Sanders, and republicans are equally divided. But still these have nothing to do with current leadership performance as such.

        If you think MCP in the 31 years did nothing, you might be a little facing the opposite direction with the truth. Under the prevailing circumstances then, MCP laid the foundation. In fact we were not that distance in progress with the nations you have mentioned as we are today. We had our own airline, efficient public service delivery, we had standards, better schools, in the rural areas we had schemes, roads built to standards, etc. As a matter of fact, the stretch along M1 road from Msipe through Zalewa to Blantyre is far much better than the cashgate roads we have today. Quite a good foundation for those taking over to build on.

        But what did we see, destruction, lawlessness, corruption, dwindling standards. And the countries you mention are now far ahead. Despite this, we will still vote on the same lines come elections today. Ever heard of ‘mpaka 2099’ or just of late ‘Life presidency’?

        Well, the tide is changing in Africa. ANC in RSA bears witness. It can no longer take it for granted that the black majority will blindly follow it. Twenty-two years after the end of apartheid, black people are now voting on issues and not on race. And here in Malawi we are no exception. We are suffering together and it’s a hope against hopes that we will vote differently in future.

        Get it right, I am not a blind follower of MCP. My comment was solely based on objective opinion. Don’t be angry with me.

        Good day

        1. Chititimbe says:

          Honestly, I like the way you have argued. However, I still have some questions for you. But let me keep them for tomorrow.

  7. Angozo says:

    well spoken with articulated information, Malawi’s problem is not Poverty but its leadership which has misplaced its priorities.

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